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Plitvice Lakes group tour from Split or Trogir (Included: Entry Ticket)

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Plitvice Lakes group tour from Split or Trogir (Included: Entry Ticket)

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Discover the stunning landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park on a full-day tour from Split, and spend the day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a local guide. Follow scenic walking trails to the hard of the park and take a boat trip to hidden lake. This full-day Plitvice Lakes National Park tour includes all activities and round-trip transport from Split or Trogir.
  • Full-day Plitvice Lakes National Park tour
  • Visit a UNESCO-listed natural area
  • Ride a sightseeing boat to the Lower Lakes
  • Round-trip transport from Split or Trogir included for an added convenience
  • Hike around the magnificent Upper lake
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Entrance ticket to Plitvice Lakes
Air-conditioned vehicle
Official English speaking tour guide
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Raincoats if needed
Lunch
Gratuities
  • Obala Lazareta 4 , Obala Lazareta 4, 21000, Split, Croatia

    SPLIT Meeting point: Obala Lazareta 4, situated at the end of the east side of Split promenade, by the taxi stop and tourist bus terminal (intersection between Poljana kneza Trpimira and Obala Lazareta). SPLIT Start time: 7:15 am

  • Ul. Kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 42 , Ul. Kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 42, 21220, Trogir, Croatia

    IMPORTANT: PLEASE INFORM US IN THE CASE OF DEPARTURE FROM TROGIR SO WE CAN ORGANIZE A PICK UP TROGIR: Meeting point: Tourist Bus Terminal in Trogir (NOT the main bus station) address: Ulica kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 42; just near the main city parking. TROGIR Start time: 7:30 am

  • 7:15 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    Start with your pickup from the meeting point in Split or Trogir, then begin the trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park: your guide shares some background about the park and Croatia along the way, and you have scenic views of the countryside throughout the trip.

    Upon arrival in Plitvice Lakes National Park, stretch your legs on a hike through the forest, following the guide on a trail to the park’s upper lakes. Hop in a boat at the lakes for the ride to the lower lakes, or Donja Jezera, a picture-perfect cluster surrounded by thick trees.

    The national park is the perfect place to see geology in action, as the rivers and streams that flow through the Plitvice Lakes continue to shape the karst formations and rock landscape visible during your tour. After visiting the park, it is time for an optional lunch in a nearby local restaurant.

    This tour concludes with a return trip to Trogir or Split.

    Please note; the itinerary may be adjusted due to the traffic, flooded trails, or bad weather conditions in the park. 
If you are hoping to start at the meeting point in Trogir, please the tour operator know in advance.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Plitvice Lakes National Park
    Our comfortable, mini-van or bus will pick you up at the meeting point and head up through the countryside towards, Plitvice Lakes. The unity and harmony of 16 lakes and their rare natural and cultural value is not famous only throughout Croatia, but also worldwide; earning this remarkable national park a coveted place on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. Arriving to Plitvice, we’ll walk through these ancient woodlands led by our experienced guide. The path takes us first across Gornja Jezera, a system of 12 lakes separated by travertine barriers. Then it’s time for a peaceful boat ride towards the second area called Donja Jezera, placed in a limestone canyon. After the sightseeing, we will make a stop for lunch (not included in price) and make our way back to the initial point where our journey started.
    Duration: 5 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour includes prox. 5km of walking on uneven surfaces -please wear comfortable walking shoes (we visit highlights of both, the Lower Lakes and the Upper Lakes).
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
    • Not recommended for participants with walking disabilities
    • Depending on the weather conditions some parts of the park may be restricted
    • Here are few items you may need to make your time on the excursion the best of all: closed comfortable shoes (sneakers), sportswear, In case of rain raincoat or an umbrella. After summer time we recommend to bring also a warm sweater or jacket.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Entrance ticket to Plitvice Lakes IS included in the price of the tour.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Portal day tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    Does the tour depart regardless of weather conditions?
    A:We guarantee departure on selected dates.
    Jul 2022
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Plitvice Lakes group tour from Split or Trogir (Included: Entry Ticket)?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Plitvice Lakes group tour from Split or Trogir (Included: Entry Ticket).
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Plitvice Lakes group tour from Split or Trogir (Included: Entry Ticket)?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Plitvice Lakes group tour from Split or Trogir (Included: Entry Ticket).
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Plitvice Lakes group tour from Split or Trogir (Included: Entry Ticket)?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Plitvice Lakes group tour from Split or Trogir (Included: Entry Ticket).

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    • "The day was long but that was to be expected and it was also very busy in the park this day." See review

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    star-5
    Stunning and beautiful trip
    Jinsong_J
    , Aug 2022
    The guild was very nice and picked beautiful routes. This park is extremely beautiful and a must go.
    star-3
    Beautiful lakes, not worth 8 hours of driving
    Jennifer_M
    , Aug 2022
    Overall, a fairly positive experience. We took the large 6-row passenger van from Split and it was very comfortable compared to taking a large coach bus which would not have seemed as intimate. We are traveling with our 18 & 15-yr old kids to Croatia from the US. We have been to Iceland, Israel, Dominican Republic, etc so are familiar with group tours, beautiful sites, etc. Plitvice was beautiful with bright blue natural lakes & waterfalls and has planks or packed ground surface so don't need hiking shoes, just comfortable walking shoes. And, quite a bit of it was shaded so even on a hot day it wasn't bad. We took a couple of breaks which helped because it's a lot of long hiking up a lot of stairs and inclines. This trip however was far too long of a drive (over 3.5 hours) for it to be worth it. Plitvice Lakes were beautiful, don't get me wrong. But our entire journey was on a bus where the drive played Croatian music the entire time on a tour of English-speaking people. I love music from other countries, and want to be immersed in the culture when I travel, but this was outdated, old-man music that sounded like we were in a Russian celebration rally. And the driver drove SO slow that everyone was passing us on the highway, and I mean EVERYONE. Our guide, Petar was very nice & knowledgeable, but it didn't seem like he wanted to be there. Focused very much on what could go wrong (long lines, bad traffic, waiting). I like that he prepared us for stuff that could go wrong, but he spoke in a monotone voice, never smiled and kept telling us the bad stuff that might happen. He DID save the day by doing the park in reverse so we didn't have to wait an hour, yes an HOUR in line for an average waterfall. So, I can't understate that enough that Petar made the best of the situation that Plitvice is, which is very long lines. Overall, beautiful lakes. Not worth 8-hours of driving. The meal at the end at the local restaurant was delicious. Huge menu and the portions are enormous, so I recommend sharing. This is coming from an American who knows big portions too! I recommend the meats on the split, as they're prepared right on the spot. Waitstaff was fast and very good.
    star-5
    Excellent day trip from Split
    Bohdan_C
    , Aug 2022
    The tour guide, Petar, did a very good job of navigating the park and making sure we saw everything without having to wait a long time in line. The parks are definitely worth the drive to go see, would recommend packing your own snacks.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Amazing day out!
    Dimple_S
    , Jul 2022
    Tour guide was amazing. He sent a WhatsApp on the day with pinned meet up location. Great knowledge about split for the journey. It’s a 3.5 to 4 hour journey one way with one stop half way through. Cannot complement the tour guide enough, Andre was great. Food options at the park can be limited if you have dietary preferences e.g vegetarian/vegan so take a packed lunch. Lunch ques can be long also. Avoid travel in peak season due to heat and cues in the park but would overall HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    star-5
    Wonderful sights and excellent guide
    Savannah_Z
    , Jul 2022
    The park is absolutely gorgeous and unique. Nikolina was an amazing tour guide. She gave lots of facts and knew the park well enough so we were able to skip most lines while still seeing it all. Her upbeat attitude and knowledge really added to the park's natural beauty.
    star-5
    Stunningly Beautiful
    Rhonda_T
    , Jul 2022
    Plitvice Lakes was one of the highlights of our Croatia trip. It is an all-day trip with about a 5 mile hike (mostly flat with very little inclines). Our guide gave us a brief history of the area and surroundings. He also was good about mixing the hike with a tram back down the mountain. There is no shortage of beautiful waterfalls, lakes, trees and streams. This place is so gorgeous it is worth trip. We took so many pictures, and they really only capture a fraction of the beauty. Bus was comfortable and made stops along the way. Definitely recommend.
    star-3
    Old bus with no working toilet. Excellent guide.
    Guilherme_F
    , Jul 2022
    Bus with no working toilet. Old and not very confortable bus. Excellent guide with lots of info on history and curiosities about Croatia and the region.
    star-5
    Beautiful
    Rachael_C
    , Jul 2022
    Beautiful lakes and waterfalls, our guide and driver (both Anthony) were great and allowed us to walk around in our own time so it didn't feel rushed. Would love to have spent more time there.
    star-5
    Great guide and beautiful views
    Angel_T
    , Jul 2022
    Toni was great at explaining the history of Split and then leading us around the park and answering our questions. He was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Our driver also drove steadily despite the winds.
    star-5
    Totally awe inspiring experience
    SUSAN_B
    , Jun 2022
    The reason I went to Croatia was to see Plitvice Lakes.. I was so lucky to get such an excellent guide on this tour, his name was Igor,soo knowledgeable and funny, he organised the group so well that we got maximum benefit of our time at the Lakes.. Would most definitely recommend this tour
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Memorable tour of Plitvice Lakes from Split
    Bhargav_B
    , May 2022
    Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Enjoyed the trip to Plitvice Lakes a lot, it is value for money!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Fantastic waterfalls and scenery
    Howard_S
    , May 2022
    We did the Krka Park the day before and was wondering if this would be as good. It was and it is worth going to both. This is bigger with more of a wooded area. The waterfalls were spectacular and the scenery was magnificent. The boardwalk is not so good as Krka and you have to watch your step. Our guide was helpful especially when he took time with my wife on a steep climb as she has to take rest stops.
    star-5
    A great daytrip. I was...
    Sofia_S
    , May 2022
    A great daytrip. I was worried that we’d have too little time in Plitvice but it was just the right amount. Our guide Igor told us about the waterfalls and lakes but also showed us flowers, trees and even som insects that we encountered along the way. He even helped me look up some Croatian poetry (thanks for that by the way!).
    star-5
    A must do trip
    Mahmoud_E
    , May 2022
    This trip was so great. It really exceeded my exceptions by far. The guide Tony was so informative and so supportive.
    star-5
    Highlight of our time in Split.
    JeanPierre_F
    , May 2022
    The views of the (multiple) waterfalls were absolutely breathtaking. The local restaurant, chosen by our driver, was fabulous. Commentary by the driver, Ivan, was both interesting and entertaining. Having the entry ticket included and a small group made it easier for us, knowing nothing about this place, except that both friends and guide books said it was “not to be missed”!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Beauty all around.
    MaryJane_g
    , May 2022
    Our group of strangers and Andrew our guide and driver made this a wonderful time in one if the most beautiful places in Croatia. The natural beauty is awe inspiring. The natural flow of water and gorgeous teal color water make this a very special place
    star-5
    Great day getaway from Split!
    Candace_D
    , Nov 2021
    Great tour with an equally great guide :) Everything is absolutely worth seeing. Took this tour in late August/early September.
    star-4
    Plitvice Lakes Tour.
    Gerald_J
    , Sep 2021
    We had a very nice, energetic guide who encouraged us to complete a long and very beautiful hike. We first rode a small boat across a lake, then walked up a series of drop-dead glorious waterfalls. At the top, we boarded a bus that took us back near where we started. From there we walked down a beautiful sky blue river and saw more waterfalls. At the bottom, we climbed up a sig-sagging trail to our waiting mini-bus. It was a lovely hike, but do not expect a running commentary on the local geology, biology, anthropology, etc.
    star-5
    Worth the early start!
    Peter_E
    , Sep 2021
    We had a wonderful day on this trip. The lakes and waterfalls were stunning. The colour of the water was beautiful- very clear and turquoise blue. It is an early start and a long day but definitely worth it. Toni and Andrei were both very friendly and Toni very knowledgeable. He gave us plenty of time to wander at our leisure and to take photos. We never felt rushed. We started at the top lake and walked down which saved us the uphill walk and also meant we went against the flow that most of the large groups were taking which meant we weren't held up by them. The group size was small as advertised which was great. The restaurant stop at the end was nice and reasonably priced. Great day all round- one of our highlights of our trip.
    star-5
    A MUST !!!!
    Jonathan_B
    , Sep 2021
    What a wonderful trip! If you are in Croatia this has to be on your list . I’ve traveled 65 countries and 5 continents and this is definitely in fop 5 most beautiful places . This company and also the guide and driver did an excellent job !!
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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