Small Group - Plitvice Lakes Day Trip (entrance ticket included) from Split

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Small Group - Plitvice Lakes Day Trip (entrance ticket included) from Split
from USD $171.55
Immerse yourself in the outstanding natural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this day trip from Split. With an expert guide, wander along woodland trails and marvel at the oasis of turquoise lakes, linked by thundering waterfalls and flowing streams. Get an up-close look at the lakes on an electric boat, then round off your tour with a panoramic bus or train ride. The hiking route covers a distance of approximately 5 km.
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In Brief

Split, Croatia
12 hours
April to October: Wednesdays
May to September: Fridays
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Split, Split, Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia

Pick up available from selected pick up locations within Split city area.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Plitvicka Jezera, Plitvice Lakes National Park 53231 Croatia

Situated in a thick forest, the Plitvice Lakes are considered one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world. Sixteen lakes, connected by 92 waterfalls, cascade through its picturesque surrounding. The Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park in 1949, and since 1979 they have been on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Split, Split, Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia

Drop off

Duration: 5 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Electric boat ride
  • Sightseeing by electric train or bus
  • Entrance to the National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Plitvice Lakes National Park


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 2, 21000, Split, Croatia

Traveler pickup is offered

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes
  • A strenuous amount of walking is involved
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

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

We did this tour on my birthday and what an amazing day, our guide was very knowledgeable and considerate of everyone, we had the local food which was amazing and was nice to go to try the local food. Is well worth paying the extra to be within a smaller group. and we were lucky that the park wasn't very busy so managed to get some amazing photos, I will never forget this place.
• Submitted 13 May 2018
Beautiful location. Wonderful guide.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
Amust see. But too much walking on the last part of the tour.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2017
Definitely a worthwhile experience- gorgeous park w/ amazing waterfalls and tropical colored water! However, if possible I'd highly recommend arranging from a location closer than Split- The 3 hour drive each way is a super long day. Our guide, Iris, was very informative on our drive there but was detached @ park where she was often on her cell phone and unjustly reprimanded a couple different partcipants. Overall, we had a wonderful day walking the trails and were fortunate that the park was not overly crowded as mentioned in other reviews.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
Nothing to say except that a trip to Croatia that does not include Plitvice Lakes is the a wasted opportunity of monumental proportions. It will be the highlight of your trip. This tour is exceptional and special and a memory I will treasure for my lifetime.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Absolutely superb.
• Submitted 29 Sep 2017
Our tour guide was very knowledgable and had the best disposition -- energetic, enthusiastic and very passionate. He knew exactly where to take us to avoid the crowds of the national park, and led us through a great tour of this beautiful area. Be aware that this tour and visit in general requires some hiking including slippery, wet and uneven steps. Our visit was rainy and cold, and it seemed like some people were unprepared for the amount of walking involved note: bring layers for warmth and wear comfortable shoes with a good grip. I was fine in sneakers, but if you're not used to walking on uneven terrain/hiking regularly, something with more grip like a hiking book might be advised. My only critique of the tour itself were the stops made on the drive with 20 minute breaks -- restroom stops on the long drives were appreciated, but I wish they had been quicker in order to get us to the national park and then back sooner. Overall, I highly recommend this trip and tour!
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Travel from and back to Split was made comfortable by driver Tomislav. Guide Ivana was pleasant, informative and helpful and paced the 10Km approx. trip around the upper and lower lakes to perfection for a group that consisted of 4 year old to retired people using walking canes. There was a short boat ride and a bus ride as well in the national park. The lakes are surreal and a must see!
• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
A must see in Croatia. Our guide was fabulous. The park is stunning. Although it is a Very long day if doing from Split. In my opinion it was worth it in a day tour, but I am sure not everyone feels that way.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
What a phenomenal tour! We took one of our days in Split for this adventure. It was a long day as it was 6 hours on a bus going there and back, but was well worth it! This was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. Don't miss out!
• Submitted 31 Aug 2017
Plitvice Lakes were beautiful. Very busy place. Managed to see a lot with the tour guides help and knowledge.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
This tour was absolutely awesome. My friend and I were picked up at the Radisson hotel on time, upon arrival into the national park, our guide Marin knew how to escape the long tourist lines and to get the most from the day. The beautiful color of the waterfalls and lakes were stunning. Highly recommend
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
Well worth the money, our guide Harris knew all the best tracks and saved us from having to line up for hours. Comfortable bus too with easy pick up and drop off. Absolutely fantastic day!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2017
Plitvice was an incredible experience. This tour was one of the best I have been on. If you are traveling to Croatia, Plitvice is a must. I am so glad I decided to go on this tour.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2017
Excellent trip. Amazing views and close contact with nature, even though the place is full of people. Lots of walking, bring enough water and snacks. Plitvice lakes were the highlight of our visit in Croatia.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2017
Great driver, amazing guide Christina, and an amazing experience that you don't want to miss. FYI you can't swim here, but you get close enough to some of the waterfalls that the mist cools you. Food stops aren't as good as picking up some food at a bakery in split before you go. Bring water!
• Submitted 14 Jul 2017
This was great! A very smart new minibus. The guide was so enthusiastic, he really made our tour fantastic! The lakes are beautiful but it's a shame they are so crowded. There's quite a lot of queuing up for photos on the narrow boardwalk which can be frustrating. It might be to busy in august...
• Submitted 05 Jul 2017
This tour was amazing. Our tour guide Harris was very friendly, knowledgeable and flexible with regards to time..!! Plitvice had breathtaking views and one of the most beautiful national parks i have personally visited.
• Submitted 30 Jun 2017
Awesome tour!
• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
I absolutely loved this tour. Our guide was great and we got to see a lot and learn a lot while in the park. Best part was that the van was comfy so we got to nap on the way there :
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
Love Plitvice Lakes. They were absolutely stunning and the day was well-organised. Lots of walking and being peak season, it was very, very crowded.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2016
The tour was very well organised and everything was as per description. The tour guide Damir made huge efforts to ensure that we had enough background and history of all that we saw along the way. Plitvice Lakes National park is magic!!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
Highlight of Croatia, fantastic tour.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
An absolute must do tour. Even though the day was long and raining, 11 hours, it was worth it. Most wonderful scenery. Take a warm jacket. Mini van was comfortable and tour guide was excellent.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2016