Day Tour Plitvice Lakes from Zadar

A day trip from Zadar to the most popular national park in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a visit to Rastoke Village on your way to Plitvice Lakes.
Before the day tour, there is an optional Zadar city tour starting at 9 am. With an expert guide, tick off all the main must-see sights and attractions of the city and learn interesting facts about the capital.

Afterwards, meet up with the rest of the group at 11 am and head towards the most popular national park in Croatia, Platvice Lakes. During the 2.5-hour bus drive, admire the views as you travel out of the city and towards the luscious green landscapes of the park.

On your way to Plitvice Lakes, you stop in the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, sitting on top of a maze of streams and waterfalls, where you'll explore the old watermills and authentic houses connected with numerous waterfalls and small lakes.

After a 2.5-hour bus drive, you arrive at Plitvice Lakes. Although an entrance ticket is not included in the price, your skip the line entrance is a major perk of this tour!

In the next 3 to 4 hours, you walk around the crystal clear Lower Lakes, take the train ride to the great waterfall and go for a boat ride across the Big Lake.

The late afternoon drive back to Zadar ends at the same spot from which the day trip started.
Price
520HRK per person
Duration
9-11 hours
Destination
Zadar
Travellers
2-8

Small-group day tour from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes
and Rastoke Village

Discover the beauty of a picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, and the most popular national park, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Croatia - Plitvice Lakes. Joins us for an optional Zadar city tour earlier in the morning as well!
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A day trip from Zadar to the most popular national park in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a visit to Rastoke Village on your way to Plitvice Lakes.
Before the day tour, there is an optional Zadar city tour starting at 9 am. With an expert guide, tick off all the main must-see sights and attractions of the city and learn interesting facts about the capital.

Afterwards, meet up with the rest of the group at 11 am and head towards the most popular national park in Croatia, Platvice Lakes. During the 2.5-hour bus drive, admire the views as you travel out of the city and towards the luscious green landscapes of the park.

On your way to Plitvice Lakes, you stop in the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, sitting on top of a maze of streams and waterfalls, where you'll explore the old watermills and authentic houses connected with numerous waterfalls and small lakes.

After a 2.5-hour bus drive, you arrive at Plitvice Lakes. Although an entrance ticket is not included in the price, your skip the line entrance is a major perk of this tour!

In the next 3 to 4 hours, you walk around the crystal clear Lower Lakes, take the train ride to the great waterfall and go for a boat ride across the Big Lake.

The late afternoon drive back to Zadar ends at the same spot from which the day trip started.
Highlights
  • Tick-off Zadar must sees in optional city tour
  • Discover why the park is the most popular Croatian UNESCO Site
  • Enjoy Rastoke Village, on your way to the Lakes
  • Enjoy fascinating waterfalls connecting lakes to each other
  • Enjoy the boat ride at the biggest Lake
  • Learn more about the park from your guide
Tour Dates and Times
Jul 1st to Sep 30th: every day at 11 am with optional Zadar tour at 9 am
Destination
Zadar
Departure Location
Ul. Josipa Jurja Strossmayera 1a, 23000, Zadar (in front of Post Office - Mala Pošta)
Return Location
Ul. Josipa Jurja Strossmayera 1a, 23000, Zadar (in front of Post Office - Mala Pošta)
Additional Information
Booking information: Instant confirmation Tour language: English National Park tickets: secured but not included in the price Extra charges: National park entrance fee Price of the day trip: Adults (15-99) 520 HRK; Youth (0-14) 260 HRK Price of the day trip with optional city tour: Adults (15-99) 620 HRK; Youth (0-14) 310 HRK Required number of travelers: 2
Price includes
  • Guidance around the Lower Lakes (route B, 3-4 hours walk)
  • Organisation of the trip
  • Skip the line entrance
  • Transfer in modern A/C van
Price does not include
  • 1.5-hour guidance around the Old Town
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park entrance fee

Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Village day trip from Zadar requires a booking in advance, so please book your spot tour. Feel free check out our TripAdvisor reviews and do not hesitate to contact us with any question you might have.

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Optional City Tour at 9 pm

Your adventure begins with an optional 1.5-hour tour of the city’s highlights, starting at 9am. Meeting point is in front of the Post Office (Mala Pošta) at Ul. Josipa Jurja Strossmayera 1a
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Heading towards Plitvice Lakes National Park

Meeting point is at Ul. Josipa Jurja Strossmayera 1a, 23000, Zadar (in front of Post Office - Mala Pošta).
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Plitvice Lakes National Park

The heaven on Earth where 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. Our guide will take you around the Lower Lakes, that will last around 3.5 hours. The route includes a boat ride across the big lake and a short panorama train ride. You'll have around 45 minutes at the restaurant spot for a lunch break. And don't miss to take a photo under the Big Waterfall!
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Rastoke Village

On your way from the Lakes, you stop in the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, sitting on top of a maze of streams and waterfalls, where you'll explore the old watermills and authentic houses connected with numerous waterfalls and small lakes.
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Drop off at Post Office 'Mala Pošta'

You will be dropped-off at the same place where you were picked up, a 2 minute-walk from the Old Town.

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A day trip from Zadar to the most popular national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Croatia.

Your adventure begins with an optional 1.5-hour Zadar city tour starting at 9 am. Meeting point is at the tourist bus stop, next to the meteorological post at Zrinjevac Park, a minute from the main square. With an expert guide, tick off all the main must-see sights and attractions of the city and learn interesting facts about the capital.

Afterwards, meet up with the rest of the group at 11am and head towards the most popular national park in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes. During the 2.5-hour bus drive, admire the views as you travel out of the city and towards the luscious green landscapes of the park.

On your way to Plitvice Lakes, you stop in the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, sitting on top of a maze of streams and waterfalls, where you'll explore the old watermills and authentic houses connected with numerous waterfalls and small lakes.

After a 2.5-hour bus drive, you arrive at Plitvice Lakes. Ticket to the park is secured, but not included in the price. In the next 3.5 hours, you walk around the crystal clear lakes and enjoy hundreds of waterfalls that link them.

Upon arrival at Plitvice Lakes, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site, enjoy a walk around the crystal clear lakes, take a train to a stunning waterfall, and go for a boat ride across the lake. Spend the day exploring the park and soak up the picturesque and peaceful atmosphere. In the late afternoon, hop back onboard the van for the return journey to Zadar.

Late afternoon drive back ends at the same spot from where the day trip started.

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Plitvice Lakes from Zadar

Price
520HRK per person
Duration
9-11 hours
Destination
Zadar
Travellers
2-8