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From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

1. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Depart Zagreb and journey to the village of Rastoke and enjoy a coffee break at the gateway to the amazing Plitvice Lakes area. Get a glimpse at some of the small waterfalls, well-preserved mills and traditional houses that line the banks of the Slunjčica River Arrive at Plitvice Lakes National Park and follow your knowledgeable guide to discover the 16 terraced lakes formed by natural travertine dams. Learn how the lakes can change color throughout the day, dependent on the angle of the sun’s rays and the mineral makeup of the water. Walk through the park on the guided sightseeing tour before your guide takes you to a local restaurant for an optional lunch. Taste the typical dishes of the region, if you wish, and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for food, drinks or even souvenirs. After lunch, sit back in comfort on the pleasant drive back to Zagreb.

From Zagreb: Transfer to Split & Plitvice Lakes Guided Tour

2. From Zagreb: Transfer to Split & Plitvice Lakes Guided Tour

Travel from Zagreb to Split or Trogir on a 12-hour group transfer that includes a tour of the stunning Plitvice Lakes along the way. A tour guide will pick you up at an agreed-upon time and your journey will begin with a comfortable drive to the protected national park. En route, there will be stops at viewpoints to take in the spectacular scenery. At Plitvice Lakes, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the whole park area that features 16 lakes connected by waterfalls and cascades. At the end of the sightseeing tour, stop at a local restaurant for lunch (optional), where you can taste traditional dishes and delicacies. Your guide will gladly offer recommendations for the best food and drinks to try. After lunch, continue the journey to your final destination in Split or Trogir.

Zagreb: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

3. Zagreb: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Meet your guide in the oldest and most beautiful park in Zagreb, park Zrinjevac. From Zrinjevac you will walk to Ban Jelačić Square, and the guide will tell you the story of the origin of Zagreb and how Zagreb got its name. You will walk along Ilica to Funicular, which will take you to Gradec, one of the medieval settlements. Stroll through the streets of the upper city, immerse yourself in the rich history and listen to interesting stories about the city. You will see the oldest pharmacy in Zagreb and hear something about the method of treatment in the Middle Ages and the preparation of medicines. You will exit the Upper Town through the only preserved gate - the Stone Gate. You will find out why there is a chapel inside the door, and about the patron saint of the city of Zagreb. Also, why and from whom the inhabitants of Gradec needed protection in medieval times. You will descend Radićeva Street and enter Tkalčićeva Street via a small street called Bloody Bridge. The guide will tell you why this little street has such a symbolic name. You will walk through the most famous and busiest pedestrian street in the city and learn something about the way of life of the people of Zagreb. You will walk through Opatovina Park to the green market Dolac (open during the morning), where you will be a part of the hustle and bustle of the most famous symbol of Zagreb. From the green market you will walk to the Cathedral, the most famous symbol of Zagreb and the guide will tell you the most interesting facts from its turbulent history. The tour ends at Ban Jelačić Square where you will say goodbye to your guide.

Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

4. Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

Enjoy a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes on your transfer from Zagreb to Split. Watch the Croatian landscape go by and relax all the way to your destination with an amazing sightseeing experience in between. Discover the 16 stunning lakes of Plitvice National Park, connected by amazing waterfalls. Take a boat ride on waters that are surrounded by natural green forests and beautiful landscapes that will take your breath away. Encounter different animal and plant species and stumble across spectacular panoramic views with your guide. Enjoy some free time inside the park to explore on your own before completing your transfer.

Best of Zagreb Walking Tour

5. Best of Zagreb Walking Tour

Taking a walk with you local tour guide will give you a perfect insight into the life, tradition, culture and fun facts about Zagreb but will also give you the opportunity to ask anything and get suggestions on what else to do, where to eat or shop. Start the tour by passing through the Grič tunnel which will lead to the shortest funicular in the world. Then briefly stop at the main square where a guide will introduce the history of Zagreb. The next stop is the biggest Croatian sacred building and one of the most valuable monuments of Croatian cultural heritage, Zagreb cathedral. Afterwards see the oldest open market on the site of the demolished old walls in the Upper town. Find out who is "Kumica" and explore the site of one of the oldest tradition among locals in Zagreb. See one of the best preserved monuments of old Zagreb and symbols of Zagreb in general, "Stone Gate". Listen to one of the most interesting and unusual stories that lay beneath these old walls. Next stop is St. Marko square and church. Find out about one of the most influential kings, peasant rebellions and many more unique stories and facts from the past. Stop by the Lotrščak tower and find out why the canon shoots every day and use the opportunity to take pictures at the best viewpoint in the city. 

Split to/from Zagreb Transfer with Entry to Plitvice Lakes

6. Split to/from Zagreb Transfer with Entry to Plitvice Lakes

Enjoy a full-day transfer between Split and Zagreb with a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, taking in breathtaking views of the Croatian countryside along the way. Relax as you arrive at your destination in an different city, having had an amazing experience along the way.  During your transfer, pay a visit to one of Europe's most beautiful parks. Take a journey through the 16 lakes that form the Plitvice Lakes National Park, all of which enjoy UNESCO protected status. Along the way, cross amazing travertine waterfalls, natural green forests and amazing landscapes that will take your breath away. You will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with an array of plant and animal species. Use your free time inside of the park to go for a relaxing stroll or to take stunning photos of the landscapes. Explore the park on foot, discovering secrets of the park and making your way from the lower lakes to the upper lakes. Afterward, relax and rest your legs on the comfortable bus that will take you to onwards to Zagreb.

Transfer between Zagreb and Split: Stop at Plitvice Lakes

7. Transfer between Zagreb and Split: Stop at Plitvice Lakes

Enjoy a full day transfer between Zagreb and Split with stop at the stunning Plitvice lakes. This tour operates each way between Zagreb and Split. Please enjoy the ride along the way, watching the Croatian landscapes. Relax as you arrive at your destination in an different city, having had an amazing experience along the way.  This tour will take you to the most beautiful European park. Protected by UNESCO since 1979, as a World Natural Heritage, this park should not be missed. In the Plitvice National Park, nature has created 16 lakes and connected them by amazing travertine waterfalls. These beautiful waters are surrounded by natural green forests and amazing landscapes that will take your breath away. The park is also home to different animal and plant species which makes it even more precious. Along the way you will stumble upon places with absolutely phenomenal panoramic views so it's not a bad idea to bring camera with you to capture the surroundings and the wildlife of Plitvice Lakes. Use your free time inside of the park for a pleasant recreational walk. Explore the park on foot, discovering secrets of the park and making your way from the lower lakes to the upper lakes. Relax and rest your legs in the comfortable bus that will take you to Croatia capital. 

From Split or Trogir: Zagreb Transfer & Plitvice Lakes Tour

8. From Split or Trogir: Zagreb Transfer & Plitvice Lakes Tour

Take advantage of a transfer from Split or Trogir to Zagreb with a tour of the Plitvice Lakes. Meet your tour guide at the meeting point at the agreed-upon time and start your journey with a comfortable drive to the protected National Park. On the way, make some stops with nice viewpoints to snap great pictures. Upon arrival to Plitvice Lakes, visit the whole park area with its 16 lakes that are connected by waterfalls and cascades. After the guided sightseeing, your tour guide will take you to a local restaurant for an optional lunch, where you can taste traditional dishes of the area. Your guide will gladly make some recommendations for food, drinks or even souvenirs. Finally, enjoy a comfortable drive to your final drop-off location in Zagreb.

Zagreb: Private City Walking Tour & Medvednica Mountain

9. Zagreb: Private City Walking Tour & Medvednica Mountain

Zagreb is a vibrant, colorful city full of culture, history, and heritage being overseeded by a magnificent Medvednica mountain. You will want to experience the local life firsthand because the moment you step out in the streets it will drag you in. Doing this city tour will give you exactly that - a glimpse into the Zagreb lifestyle. Discover the city center after which the tour continues to Medvednica mountain by taking a cable car all the way to the top. Here you will get the opportunity to try some local food and drinks, enjoy the wonderful views and simply relax. ITINERARY: 10.00h – meeting point at Swanky Mint hostel – ILICA 50 10.15h – 12.30h – private Zagreb walking tour 12.30h – drive with the public transportation to Medvednica hill 13.00h – Sljeme cable car (ride to the top) 14.00h – local food & drinks tasting 15.30h – drive back by cable car and tram to the city center 17:00h – Zagreb city center

Zagreb: Private Alternative Sightseeing Tour

10. Zagreb: Private Alternative Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy an insider's perspective of Croatian history on this guided tour of the country's forgotten and abandoned historic structures. Begin your urban adventure by getting picked up from your hotel in Zagreb and head to the Museum of Homeland War, where you will learn about the War of Independence and how Croatia became the peaceful country it is today.  Next, head to the largest underground airplane base in Europe. It is completely abandoned and hidden from plain sight. Learn all about the mysteries that surround the base. Finish your tour at Petrova Gora, an abandoned World War II monument. Admire the monument's unique industrial architecture and learn about the people of the Uprising of Kordun and Banija who inspired its design. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Zagreb.

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What people are saying about Central Croatia

Plitvice Lakes are a must see when in Croatia, and this is a brilliant and efficient way to get from Split to Zagreb Andrei our guide was great and kindly chaperoned us right to the door of the hotel in Zagreb, such a great way to transfer between cities with luggage! It felt like we really got to see a good deal of the lakes even though it felt a tad rushed at times (I would suggest slowing down slightly and allotting some time for eating lunch/ stopping to just soak up the atmosphere in the park) - I'd still highly recommend this tour and think there's no better way to transfer.

I and my friends were totally 9 persons joined the trip. The tour guide, Marco was very considerable and friendly. The transport arrangement was good and the itinerary was comfortable. We enjoyed the trip much.

I had a fantastic excursion. Marko was lovely! He was patient, professional, knowledgeable, kind and fun. Many thanks to Marko for his guidance from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes.

I am in awe. Experiencing it is a lot better than the pictures. Ivan and Marco were a great team as our guides.

Well organized, great drivers and tour guides. Highly recommended!