Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Tour from Zagreb

Day Trips & Excursions in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Discover the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park accompanied by a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide on a 4 hour sightseeing tour of the whole park area, including boat and tram ride. Walk Wooden paths across the lakes with breathtaking views and the sounds of mighty waterfalls are the perfect setting for a day full with admiration to nature's creation. Join the tour and you will find out why this place is among 20 must sees in Europe.
At agreed time, your tour guide/driver will pick you up from Zagreb to start the comfortable ride to the national park. On your way, your first stop will be a visit to the Homeland War memorial in Turanj. The collection is set up on a battlefield of one of the worst fights of the Croatian army which defended Karlovac and proves the importance of Turanj as an advance guard for Karlovac since the period of the Ottoman Empire.After this intriguing history lesson, enjoy a short stop for coffee in Rastoke. This village represents an excellent introduction to the Plitvice Lakes as this location is often called the 'Small Lakes of Plitvice' because both destinations are connected by the same river. Apart from astonishing natural beauties, Rastoke is best known for its well-preserved mills and little waterfalls along the Slunjčica river. All along the travertine barrier, you can discover houses and mills which represent the unique style of this region.Arriving at Plitvice Lakes National Park, begins your adventure of discovering the whole park area accompanied by your tour guide. This park consists of 16 terraced lakes, formed by natural travertine dams. Depending on the angle of the sun's rays and the mineral makeup of the water, lakes change colors throughout the day, from bright turquoise to gray. Enjoy the walk and be amazed by the preserved nature of the area. After the tour your tour guide will take you to the local restaurant where you can taste typical dishes of this area. He will gladly make some recommendations of food, drinks or even suvenirs. After the lunch, starts your pleasant drive to the final drop off location in Zagreb.Itinerary8:00                      Pick Up in Zagreb9:00                      Visiting Homeland War Museum in Turanj10:00 – 11:00       Visiting Rastoke and a coffee break11:30 – 15:30       Sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes National Park with tour guide16:00 – 17:00       Time for lunch19:00                    Drop off in ZagrebPossibly the itinerary may be adjusted due to traffic, flooded trails in the park or bad weather conditions.

What’s included

  • Pick up and drop off in Zagreb
  • Transport with air conditioned minivan or minibus
  • Official English speaking tour guide
  • Road tolls and parking
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Entry/Admission - Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Rastoke

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included