Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Split or Trogir

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Split or Trogir
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Find yourself on the adventure to the most beautiful and the most popular national park in Croatia: Plitvice lakes.
Book this tour in order to go with the most experienced provider for Plitvice lakes from Split. By using this service you are guaranteed to be able to enter the national park since by booking the excursion also ensures you the reservation of the entrance ticket for the national park, something that is often an issue to the travelers visiting the Plitvice lakes national park.
Our tour starts at 7 am which grants you to be ahead of the big groups inside the park.

07:15h* Departure from Split /06:50 from Trogir**
11:00 – 15:00h Guided sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes
15:30 – 16:30h Time for lunch in a local tavern
19:00 – 19:30h Arrival in Split

*7:05 h voucher check in Split
**If you are meeting us at the meeting point in Trogir, please let us know in advance.

Possibly the itinerary may be adjusted due to the traffic, flooded trails or bad weather conditions in the park.
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In Brief

Location:
Split, Croatia
Country:
Croatia
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
From 15th April to 30th April: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
From 1st May to 30th September: EVERY DAY
From 1st October to 15th October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
Fully narrated tour
Excellent value for money
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Plitvicka Jezera, Plitvice Lakes National Park 53231 Croatia

Our comfortable, air-conditioned 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 (Upper Lakes), 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 (Lower Lakes), placed in a limestone canyon. The barriers, sills and other forms created in these lakes, karst rivers and streams are stil an ongoing process that shapes the wonderful landscapes that make your walk through the park so enjoyable. It’s these same travertine formations that have and are still creating the numerous magnificent waterfalls here.

After optional lunch we will drive back to Split along the highway, still excited and full of lasting impressions—make sure your camera has extra batteries!

Duration: 4 hours

Inclusions

  • Transport with air conditioned comfortable passenger mini van or bus
  • Official English speaking tour guide
  • Road tolls and parking
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Skip the line admition
  • Raincoats if needed

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to Plitvice Lakes
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Plitvice Lakes National Park

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Departure Point

1: Portal Day Tours Bus departure point, Obala Lazareta 4, 21000, Split, Croatia
2: Portal Bus Excursions Meeting Point, Ul. Kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 44, 21220, Trogir, Croatia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket for the National Park can only be purchased in Croatian currency (HRK) in cash
  • Price of admition National Park entrance ticket: Adults: 160 HRK (April, May and October) / 300 HRK (June, July, August and September) Student*: 100 HRK (April, May and October) / 200 HRK (June, July, August and September) Children 7-17 years: 45 HRK (April, May and October) / 100 HRK (June, July, August and September) Children 0-6 years: Free of charge * Students must obtain and present their valid student ID card on the tour and in the park, otherwise will need to pay an adult price. ** Payment method: cash HRK, please prepare the exact amount *** Price of the entrance ticket includes boat and tram ride.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

So beautiful. This was the main reason for visiting Croatia. Loved it. (was disappointed we couldn't swim though.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
This tour was a great way to spend a day at Plitvice. My friend and I considered many angles, such as renting a car or hiring just transportation, for fear the group activity would be hindering, but this turned out enjoyable and much better with the group and guides, as they were relaxing and helpful, and VERY concerned we all had a great, stress free time :) Also, much more cost effective this way than any other option. Of course Plitvice main trails were busy, but it sounds as though that is always an issue regardless of being in a group or not. The restaurant was good as others stated, get the pig on the pit! Expect a long day, bring snacks and drinks, although you can buy water on the bus for five kuna. Tiho and Rocco were awesome, friendly, and made for a stress free time. Thank you both!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Tour guide, Igor, should have his photo as the illustration for the word "guide" in any dictionary. Really smart, calm and funny. You might think that the restaurant stop is a tourist trap but surprinsingly it s not. Really fair prices for good and enough food - even the croatian police was eating there when we stopped. The tour was exactly as described and we had enough time to enjoy the beauty of Plitivice. It was a little bit crowded but still ok - the park i mean not the trip itself. The bus driver Ante was really nice as well. All in all, a trip to remember.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2019
My mom and I had an Amazing day. Of course the Park is beautiful. Its like you were entering in paradise . But de also had an increadible day thanks to our guide Igor and out bus driver Tiho (i'am your leader's dad) . Igor gave us Many informations about Croatia, the landscape and Always put poesy in it's words . Thanks you Igor for having made this day even more Magic. As my mother was not sportive, he took his Time and had a slower rythme for her to be confortable. Tiho the driverwas also really nice and so funny. Thank you Guys for both your kindness ans sweetness.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Plitvice lakes are an awesome magical place..one of the best I have seen in all my travel across Europe. Tour was also very nice and about just right in terms duration...though we would have liked it to be much longer with so much beauty around.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
This was a terrific day out. Plitvice Lakes and National Park is an amazing place and even though it was snowing and raining this did not hamper our enjoyment. Our guide, Andre, was really nice and very informative. It was a small group of 10 people and this was much better than having a large group of people. The restaurant where we stopped for lunch was lovely and the food very good. I would definitely recommend this trip.
• Submitted 09 May 2019
loved the tour, Tiko and Toni were amazing, really friendly and enjoyable company. However it would have been good to receive detail information on the voucher advising it would be a 4h hiking tour so we could be more prepared in terms of shoes.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2018
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide Igor was fabulous, very well-informed, friendly and spoke multiple languages fluently. The day was long but that was to be expected and it was also very busy in the park this day. However, all ran smoothly and our guide made the clever decision to slightly change up the way in which we navigated through the park in order to avoid the crowds as much as possible. We were very grateful for this as it allowed us to see most of the park in about 4 hours despite the crowds. The park is amazingly beautiful and I would definately recommend this tour.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
This trip was wonderful. I cannot speak highly enough of our guide Igor and driver Tijo. They made the long drive from Split informative and entertaining. They worked wonderfully off each other. The park itself was super crowded but for great reason, it was absolutely spectacular. If you're a nature lover (or at least a waterfall lover) and are looking for a good day trip from Split, I cannot reccomend this enough.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Our tour was fantastic, not only was our guide deeply knowledgeable, as he was born in Croatia, he made the tour seem like a very interesting history lesson. The drive to the park was long, but there was always something interesting our guide would point out and the history behind the land. The park
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
My fiancée and I really enjoyed this 12 hours trip. It was totally worth it. We highly recommending this travel agency and this trip to Plitvice. However, if you want to enjoy this active leisure to the fullest, you need to be a bit prepared, because of the long drives back and forward and long walks in a very crowded Plitvice park. You should have a good footwear, comfortable close, some snacks, water and a good night sleep before the departure. Firstly, it is a huge advantage that this travel agency can pick you up from a various locations in Split. Personally, we were taken from Radisson Blu Resort. This place were nearest from where we lived. The bus was quite good, conditioner worked perfectly very important, comfortable seats, spacious. Marco did a really good job. I admired how he handled all the challenges he got during our trip that day. As a guide, he had a lot of interesting information about Croatia, Split city and Plitvice from geographical, historical and political point. It was very interesting to listen. He was friendly, always with a smile, knows how to interact whit people. The travel agency should be very happy and grateful to have him in their team. In addition, we would like to say thank you for the bus driver that day. He did as well an excellent job.
• Submitted 10 Nov 2017
Beautiful lakes. But no secret--very crowded
• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
A breathtaking place to visit. In spite of the crowds, it's a must when visiting Croatia. On the ride back to Split, our guide gave a synopsis of the breakup of Yugoslavia that made the situation of the war understandable. Great outing.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
This is a totally magical place. It includes a lot of walking. It gets better and better. This was the highlight of Croatia for sure.
• Submitted 29 Sep 2017
Despite a rain drenched day, this visit with Mario and Tiho the most excellent and friendly coach driver was an excellent day trip choice. The lakes themselves are extraordinary but the scenery between Split and Plitvice was just as interesting. Mario's summary of recent Croation history was very informative. The optional meal after we left the National Park was a welcome opportunity to tide us over until we reached Split . Its a long day but well worth the effort. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
An excellent full day trip, leaving Split at 7:30am and returning at 8:00pm. Our driver, Andrew, was an excellent driver. Boran, our guide, filled us with stories and Croatian history throughout the day. He was amusing, cynical, organized and informative. Perfect way to see the park. All was on time and nicely done. Even the stop for late lunch, which we expected to be poor, was delicious. Overall excellent experience. Thank you, Boran, for all of the information you shared. Concrete!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
Mario, our guide was very nice, understanding, patient and funny! We had Tiho as the driver for the 2nd time and he is funny and a very good driver indeed. Plitvice was AMAZING...AMAZING...AMAZING!!!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
The Lakes are gorgeous and the tour is arranged very well. It's a full day packed with fun. The guide, Mario, and the driver, Tijo, are incredibly friendly and funny. The bus itself is spacious and clean. You get to see some important landmarks, the Klis Fort, and the Velebit Mountains on your way there and with Mario narrating some interesting historical facts. Once at the venue, the walk itself is comfortable even though you are on foot for a couple of hours. The views of the different lakes in the park, the waterfalls, are breath-taking, and the colour of the water is exactly like in the pictures you see. It is good to wear comfortable walking shoes, take a very light jacket/sweatshirt to wear as the temperature is a few degrees lower than in general, and take some water and snacks. There is a stop for lunch at a restaurant with a set menu. I had the local fish dish and it was very good. The other people on the tour were also very friendly and we followed Mario's instructions, so we never got lost in the park. In all, this was a great experience and one of the highlights of my trip to Croatia this year.
• Submitted 22 Sep 2017
Good trip with combination of very entertaing driver and very knowledgeable guide
• Submitted 09 Sep 2017
Highly recommended. Marco had complete information. It was an amazing trip. Must do when you are in Croatia.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
Natural wonders were awe inspiring. Our tour guide, Mario and our bus driver Tiko, were very professional and knowledgeable. Do not miss this experiences, in fact, we rerouted our itinerary just to visit Plitvice Lakes. A must see !!!
• Submitted 25 Aug 2017
We had such a wonderful time. Our tour guide was Igor and our driver was Tiho. The trip from Split is a very long day For us it was 730am to 1030pm. We happened to visit on the busiest day to date they actually broke the record for most people in the park, over 15000 and Igor never made us feel rushed. We had our kids 8 and 4 and Tiho made every effort to keep them comfortable and entertained. You can tell that Tiho sincerely loves his job and cares for every person who rides on his bus. We stopped on the way to the park and on the way back. If you have kids, I highly recommend picking up a sandwich from the small bakery inside so that they can eat on the boat. It says lunch in the description but you dont end up eating until 4 or 5 pm. The food for dinner is worth the trip and definitely recommend eating! On the drive back to Split, Tiho offers local beer and water, and they play some entertaining music! Plitvice is worth the long day, and Tiho and Igor make it even more enjoyable. Worth the cost, 100.
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
5 stars thanks to our fantastic tour guide - Andraou sp.? who made our day long day a lot of fun! We were lucky enough to be chosen to go in a van instead of a coach bus with 5 other people so we had a very private tour. Andraou was extremely funny and informative! He took time to get to know all of us and by the end of the trip - we were well acquainted with him and our fellow tourists. It's a long day - but we made several stops to and from Plitvice Lakes so plenty of bathroom and snack breaks! On our stops - Andraou would tell us about where we were and chose great stops for photo opportunities. Plitvice Lakes is absolutely stunning - from the color of the water to the beautiful water falls. Prepare yourself for a lot of walking and crowds if you go in August like we did. However - our guide had been there over 200 times so he knew how to get us around the park without too much trouble! There is no swimming there so just dress comfortably and bring water and a snack. There are a few areas to get water and snacks at the park. On the way back to Split, Andraou brought us to an authentic road side restaurant where we feasted on traditional food - they actually have roasted pig and lamb on spits outside the restaurant. It was a great experience and we can see why Andraou loves his job! 5 stars!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
We had an amazing time at Plitvice Lakes. This is a must do when going to Croatia. The views are absolutely stunning and it is 100 worth it. Our guide Mario was FANTASTIC, hilarious, outgoing, and always looked out for us. I would absolutely recommend the tour to anyone visiting Croatia. The only thing I would change about this specific tour is the group was quite large, around 40 people. However, Mario handled all of us like a boss! They make enough stops to purchase water, snacks, and take bathroom breaks. The restaurant we were taken to was about a 3 star restaurant, this could probably be swapped out for another place to eat thats better but it wasn't a deal breaker because the day was awesome and we would do it again. Word of advice: bring/buy snacks, lots of water, and the right walking shoes for the entire day. You wont need water shoes because you cannot swim in the lakes, so no need to worry about that. Thanks Mario!!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2017

In Brief

Location:
Split, Croatia
Country:
Croatia
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
From 15th April to 30th April: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
From 1st May to 30th September: EVERY DAY
From 1st October to 15th October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
Fully narrated tour
Excellent value for money