Magnificent Plitvice Lakes, Zadar & Rastoke Village

Magnificent Plitvice Lakes, Zadar & Rastoke Village

Duration
1 Days
Group size
up to 8 persons
Departure location
Split, Zadar, Zagreb, Dubrovnik
Departure time
08:00
Return
time

16:00
Duration
1 Days
Group size
8 persons
Departure location
Split, Zadar, Zagreb, Dubrovnik
Return
time

16:00
Departure time
08:00

Overview

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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  • Transport with comfortable air-conditioned passenger car
  • Official English speaking local tour guide
  • Enterance tickets Plitvice Lakes
  • Guidance around the Lower Lakes (route B, 3-4 hours walk)
  • 1.5-hour guidance around the Old Town of Zadar
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch and drinks at meal, extra services and costs which are not in the program, personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory)
Highlights
Departure from: Split, Zadar, Zagreb, Dubrovnik
  • 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

Itinerary

Plitvice Lakes National Park, tourist route on the wooden flooring along the waterfall, Croatia

A day trip from Dubrovnik, Split, Šibenik, Zadar or Zagreb 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, head towards the most popular national park in Croatia, Platvice Lakes. During the 1.45-hour drive from Zadar, and 2.40-hour drive from Split 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 drive, you arrive at Plitvice Lakes. Entrance ticket are 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 or Split ends at the same spot from which the day trip started.

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.

Zadar as a town was founded about 2000 years ago, in the time when the Roman empire was on the top. Because of that we are going to see the old Roman Forum, with its remainings, and also the original entrance to the town. During that time the city of Zadar changed a lot of governments, and with that its structure was changed as well. We are going to see the old medieval fortifications, including  the Captain’s tower, and the famous venetian fortifications system with the Land Gate and Jelena Madijevka park. People’s square is the center of the old city and we are going to visit it, seeing the City lodge and the City guard.In the city of Zadar christianity came very early.

Because of that there are a lot of things to see. The most important one of Zadar’s symbols is the church of Saint Donatus. Also, we are going to see the cathedral of Saint Anastasia, and Saint Simon church where the body of Saint Simon is preserved.Throughout this time, the main street in Zadar – Kalelarga – will accompany us.

In the Zadar City Tour it is impossible not to see Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun. With us You are going to discover the story of these two modern symbols of the city of Zadar.

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!

 

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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