1. Croatia
  2. Split-Dalmatia County
  3. Split
  4. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Product ID: 27958
Spend a full day exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in inland Croatia. Drive through the picturesque hinterland to your destination and enjoy sightseeing at the upper and lower lakes by foot, boat, and tram.
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Duration: 12 hours
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  • Admire the largest waterfall in Croatia, caused by flow of the stream Plitvice down the steep cliff
  • See Kozjak, the largest and deepest lake in the park
  • Check out the naturally occurring phenomenon of travertine, which are limestone deposits
  • Walk through the largest national park in all of Croatia, Plitvice Lakes
Full description
Enjoy a day in inland Croatia on a full-day excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you will visit Croatia's largest national park.

After leaving from Split and Trogir the road then takes you through the countryside toward a unique jewel - the Plitvice Lakes. The unity and harmony of the 16 lakes and their rare natural and cultural value is not only famous on the local level, but also worldwide, and the lakes are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Upon arriving in Plitvice Lakes National Park, your tour starts on foot through the woods, led by your guide. The path takes you across Gornja Jezera, which are the upper lakes, and then you continue by boat, accompanied by the sound of the waterfalls, to Donja Jezera, the lower lakes.

Tavertine are rock deposits from mineral springs that build barriers, sills, and other forms in karst rivers and streams, leading to the creation of magnificent waterfalls. Over the time, the water changes its course, leaving some barriers dry but depositing new tufa. This phenomenon makes the Plitvice Lakes look different all the time, as they are constantly changing from one day to the next.

You will know when you are approaching the Great Falls, 256-feet (78 meters) high, when you hear the roaring thunder of the water hitting the ground. Afterward, the road will take you to Outlook Cave, which is known from the scene in Karl May’s movie, Treasure of Silver Lake, a story about a famous Winnetou. Your journey ends with a panoramic train ride.

After a nice walking tour you can recuperate with an optional lunch in a local restaurant. After a whole day exploring the magical forests and lakes, you will return to Split.
  • Pick-up and drop off at the main meeting point
  • Minivan or tour bus transport
  • Official English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Swimming
Know before you go
• Due to the geographical position and frequent local changes, the weather conditions in Plitvice Lakes National Park may be different from other parts of the country. Check the conditions in the park the day before your tour and dress appropriately.
• Entrance tickets to Plitvice Lakes are not included. Please do not buy them online, as your guide will pre-purchase them for you. Please pay your guide the exact amounts in cash on the day of the tour in Croatian kuna (HRK)
• Adult tickets: April, May, and October 160 HRK, June to September 300 HRK.
• Student tickets: April, May, and October 100 HRK, June to September 200 HRK.
• Children 7-17 years: April, May, and October 45 HRK, June to September 100 HRK. • Children 0-6 years: free of charge.
• Students must present a valid student card to obtain the discounted price.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 684 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Was an early pick-up but definitely worth it. The day was well planned. Our guide, Silvio was amazing - I liked that he shared his knowledge about the lakes and the park with us. Our driver, Milo ( I might have gotten that wrong; my apologies!) was also wonderful. They both made sure we were having a good time and we were comfortable; even at the restaurant. The tour bus, I want to note was much more comfortable than I expected. One of the best tours I took when I was in Croatia.

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20 October 2019

Amazing tour!

We booked this tour for our trip whilst in Split - it is very long day of travelling so be ready for quite a lot of time on the coach but wow it is totally worth it - this place is so amazing and gorgeous. Nicolina was our tour guide and I am so glad she was - she was truly entertaining, gave us lots of interesting facts along the way, took really good care of us and she was very funny too! Excellent tour guide :) thank you Nicolina

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18 October 2019

Thanks to the guide Igor and bus driver Tiho our tour from Split to Plitvice lakes went perfectly fine. Tiho is driving very carefully, and he was always joking with us during the stops. Igor showed us everything in the park and it was very easy to follow him and not get lost. He was informing us about missing stairs and other moments when we should be careful. The restaurant was worth visiting because the food was really good and for the reasonable price. And for me personally it was very good that there is an option to change the pick up (and return) point so the guide met me at my hotel and on my way back I was delivered to the hotel also.

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16 October 2019

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Product ID: 27958