Plitvice Lakes Tour
€ 65 per person
Hotel pick up Service
Hotel pickup is available on request from selected hotels:
Le Meridien Lav Split, Grljevacka 2A, Podstrana 21312 Croatia
Plitvice Lakes Tour description
On our Plitvice Lakes tour from Split, you will experience why Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s best natural spectacle, and exactly why it’s enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
With its 16 lakes, travertine barriers, Croatia’s tallest waterfall, and limestone canyons, Plitvice Lakes are unforgettable – and we’re certain you’ll keep the image in your mind, and hard drive, until the end of time.
6:45 – 07:00 Departure from Split
11:15 – 15:15 Full guided tour of National Park
15:45 – 16:45 Free time for lunch on the way back
19:45 – 20:05 Arrival in Split
Designated stopping time at each destination may vary depending on weather conditions and number of visitors. If so, the itinerary may be adjusted in compliance with the guest to provide the best tour experience.
Pick up service is available from selected hotels: Hotel Radisson Blu, Hotel Fanat, Hotel Le Meridien Lav, Hotel Marvie and Hotel Dioklecijan.
|•||Witness the natural beauty of the Plitvice lakes, an UNESCO World Heritage sight|
|•||Explore with a guide and rest assured you won’t lose track of sights or get lost in the large park|
|•||Walk the trails of the Lower lakes,hike up to the Upper lakes and see the magnificent Great waterfall|
|•||Taste the Croatian-style local cousine in an authentic setting|
|•||Hotel pick up and drop of (on request, from selected hotels)|
|•||Entry/Admission to the park|
|•||Food and drinks|
Plitvice Lakes Tour Experience
No matter when you choose to visit Plitvice Lakes – the spring, summer, autumn or winter – a fascinating day out in nature awaits.
Whether you’re trying to beat the summer crowds and heat or hoping to chase the gushing waterfalls after a spring rain, Plitvice transforms with each season, creating an extraordinary experience for its visitors. Leave the cars and concrete behind – it’s your time to be one with nature.
Split to Plitvice Lakes drive
After we pick you up at one of our predefined locations with our luxury, air-conditioned minibus, we’ll begin our drive to Plitvice Lakes.
We arrive at Plitvice Lakes around 11:30 am. You’ll want to start by taking a deep breath – this park is famed for its sixteen lakes that are interconnected by cascades and waterfalls – and you get to enjoy them all.
The tour begins by exploring the series of twelve interconnected lakes called the Upper Lakes (Gornja Jezera), which are intertwined by breathtaking waterfalls and deposited travertine barriers that transform due to the strength of the water. The lakes also change color depending on the mineral composition of the water and the microorganisms living in them, as well as the angle at which the sun hits their surface. This process ensures that the Plitvice Lakes are continually evolving.
We’ll cross footbridges and natural trails that twirl through the grandeur of the park, while the sounds of spouting waterfalls wrap around us. You get the chance to be ultimately one with nature. And you won’t be sorry.
We’ll continue making our way through the fascinating landscape of the park until we reach the boat that will transport us to the Lower Lakes (Donja Jezera).
The Lower Plitvice Lakes boasts four lakes which are rooted in the limestone canyon. This magical world of natural limestone dams, which are built by deposits of calcium carbonate, even as the flow of water erodes them, is an ideal blend of unique geological features you’ll rarely find elsewhere on earth.
The climax of Plitvice tour is undoubtedly the Great Waterfall (Veliki slap), which is also known as the tallest waterfall in Croatia.
The impressive panorama of rocky cliffs and lush forests, coupled with the roar of the waterfalls reveals the natural beauty and magnificence of Plitvice Lakes National Park.
After you’ve absorbed all that the Plitvice Lakes environment has to offer, you’ll have the chance to savor in the local cuisine at one of the traditional family restaurants. And if you’re not hungry? Don’t fret – this part of the tour is optional.
Meeting point is main tourist bus terminal (taxi station) in the old Split town. It is located between Obala Lazareta and Poljana kneza Trpimira, near “Terminal F” restaurant and red letters SPLIT photo sign.
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Arriving by car
July and August can get very busy, so we recommend you get clear instructions about available parking
view nearby parking map
Arriving by bus
Buses that stop at Tržnica (green market) near our office
2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 60
view bus map
Bring with you
|•||If you are traveling in in preseason or post season (spring, autumn and winter) don’t forget to bring warm clothes and an umbrella|
|•||Wear casual and comfortable walking shoes|
|•||Bring a snack and water with you to make your trip as comfortable as possible|
|•||And don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all the beautiful sights|
|•||Confirmation will be received at time of booking|
|•||Guests must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure|
|•||Children must be accompanied by an adult|
|•||Infants ticket is free of charge and they must sit on laps|
|•||Most travelers can participate|
|•||We keep the right to alter or adjust the itinerary due to traffic or bad weather condition|
Park Entrance Ticket
Entrance tickets need to be paid in cash, in Croatian kuna so make sure to prepare the exact amount before departure.
Entrance fee to the national park is not included in the tour ticket. You will be charged additional entrance fee on the day of departure according to the table below.
Purchasing of the entrance tickets is organized by travel agency. Please do not purchase tickets for National Park online. We’ll make a reservation in advance and check you in as a group.
|TICKET TYPE||1.4. – 31.5.||1.6. – 30.6.||1.7. – 30.9.||1.10. – 31.10.|
|Children up to 7 y. old||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge||free of charge|
|Children from 7 to 18 y. old||HRK 50||HRK 120||HRK 120||HRK 50|
|Adults||HRK 180||HRK 300||HRK 300||HRK 180|
|Students||HRK 110||HRK 200||HRK 200||HRK 110|
FAQ about Plivice tour
Are entry tickets to the National Park included in the price??
No, entry tickets to the National Park are not included in the price of the tour. The reason is the price of the entry tickets depends on the season and the guests age and National Park reserves right to change it at any time. Please check the ticket price on their official web site (www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr).
Do you need to buy entry tickets to the National Park in advance??
Purchasing of the entry tickets is organized by travel agency. Please do not purchase it in advance since there are 2 entrances to the Park and we usually enter the less crowded one on the day of the tour.
Please check the entry ticket price in period of your travel date (at the official site of Plitvicka jezera), and prepare the exact amount in local currency during your check-in.
How long is a bus ride??
National Park is in the middle of the country and takes us approx. 3 hours to reach the Plitvice lakes and of course 3 hours to get us back in Split. There will be rest stops during the ride.
What is the best time to visit the lakes??
Best time for Plitvice lakes is – anytime. No matter which season you choose to visit the lakes, a fascinating nature awaits you.
What should we bring with us??
We recommend to bring a comfortable walking shoes (sneakers), hat, bottled water and some snacks. If you are traveling during the spring and autumn time, bring some light jacket with you. If you are visiting the lakes during the summer months, don’t forget to bring a sunscreen.
We also recommend to check the weather temperature on the Plitvice lakes on the day of your traveling. Since they are located in the Lika area, the weather can be different than in Dalmatia. You can always expect few degrees lower than in Dalmatia.
Do we have a time for lunch during the trip??
Yes, you will have a free time for lunch on the way back to Split. We will make a stop in one of the local restaurants.
What happens if the weather is bad??
Plitvice lakes tour maintenance does not depend on the weather forecast. Lakes are beautiful in all weather condition. Even the rain In Plitvice lakes has it own charm. We recommend you to bring a rain coat and enjoy the nature to the fullest. During the summer months, if the weather forecast shows us rain, it usually is the rain showers. It won’t be rainy all the day.
How long takes the guided tour inside the Park??
Guided tour inside the Park takes approx. 3.5 – 4 hours. Our tour guide combines the routes and make the best possible one to cover the most of the Park in one day.
Can we decide to stay on Plitvice lakes??
Yes, you can choose to leave our group after the guided tour inside the Park, and continue your journey alone. You can also bring your luggage with you. We have a space to store it.
Can we explore the Park alone, without a guide??
If you want to explore the National Park without company of our tour guide, you can purchase our Economy Plitvice lakes tour from Split. It includes transportation to the lakes and back to Split.