Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with skip-the-line
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Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with skip-the-line

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Departing from Zadar in the morning, your day trip starts with the 1-hour-and-45-minute drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Home to diverse vegetation and wildlife, including wild boar, wolves, and even bears, the park was granted World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between Zagreb and Zadar, it's marked on old maps as the Devil’s Garden; the spectacular area consists of 16 interconnected terraced lakes, gushing over travertine rock covered in moss.

When you arrive at Plitvice, begin your 4-hour guided tour, visiting the Upper Lakes and Lower Lakes and enjoying the unspoiled environment of one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Although you can’t swim in the protected lakes, your guide will show you the best places to explore and relax in this paradise of natural wonders. Besides walking and sightseeing, the tour includes an electric boat ride on Kozjak Lake.

On your way back, stop for lunch at a restaurant outside the park (own expense) before returning to Zadar, where your tour ends.
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  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver/guide
  • Boat ride
  • Pick-up from select Zadar locations
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Breakfast box (croissant, sandwich, fruit, juice, water)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Not included
  • Ticket to NP 34€ adult 01.06.-30.09.19. €16 kids,7-18 y. 15€ adults for rest of season:7.5 € kids
  • Entrance fee is payable when boarding the bus,
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pick-up locations are fixed but may be modified in certain situations when guests have trouble reaching them
  • It is not permitted to take the tour in flip-flops or light summer clothing, as weather can change easily; please dress for changing conditions
  • Please wear comfortable shoes such as sneakers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 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
5 | 2019-07-29

We did this tour and I turned out to be an amazing one..We strated from the upper lakes and descended to the lower lakes..The trip was exciting and comfortable with spectacular views and informative as Ante our guide planned it so well..

Hunter R
5 | 2018-08-30

Catarina was an incredible tour guide. She is extremely knowledgable and talented, and definitely manages a large group of people very well something that's not always easy to do, especially in a place crowded with tourists, like the Plitvice Lakes in August. She is very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this tour in one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia. It was my favorite day of the 2 weeks I spent in Croatia.

Agnese K.
5 | 2017-10-04

We took this tour on rainy day of September, wheather wasn't of the best. Also trails through park were slippery, so You should wear comfortable shoes and grab a raincoat, if you're travelling in autumn. But the park itself is very beautiful, a lot of waterfalls on every corner. We took a boat ride from one route to another. Probably looks better on sunny day, but we enjoyed it anyway. Worth to visit. Lunch in a cafe on our way back to Zadar was quite poor, although it costed only 7 EUR, we were expecting something a little bit better. But this trip wasn't about the lunch...

Breda M
4 | 2017-09-22

Absolutely fabulous Park - even on a rainy day as we had. I can only imagine the colours of the lakes if there is a bit of sunshine! Even in cloud, they have gorgeous jewel colours of jade and turquoise and the water was crystal clear. The guides were informative and looked out for everyone. However, I felt a little rushed at times and would have liked a little more time to take photos. The most time was allocated to the biggest waterfall which was not at all the most picturesque. I much preferred the Milka waterfall which we saw earlier in the tour and I felt warranted a bit more time. The hike is quite challenging for anyone with any mobility issues and a reasonable level of fitness is needed to get around the park. All in all, it definitely worth taking a guided tour, if for no other reason than to avoid the long queues even on a wet day in September!. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone.

4 | 2017-09-14

This is a must-see in Croatia, of course. We had a very nice guide, Marina, who had a great sense of humor and tried her best to keep us entertained and happy. The tour was well organized, very punctual and the coach was comfortable. They provided us with plastic ponchos because of the rain super nice! and the lakes are breathtaking. The waterfalls were a bit disappointing but later I learned drought season was just over so the timing wasn't the best. I am glad I went and saw the lakes, however because of the weather the experience wasn't the best or not nearly as close as I expected. It was pouring down on the day of our tour, so when we were halfway on our walk everybody was bored, tired, upset, soaking wet and cold early September, still summer though.The paths in the park are narrow and became very slippery with the rain, there are lots of steps up down as well, you have to watch out where you place your feet and the amount of people coming and going does not make the walk any easier. You have to focus very hard on your steps and end up missing the landscape around you, because the group doesn't stop and the walk is not in a contemplative pace I thought it was kind of in rush really, but that might be because of the rain that got heavier and heavier. I recommend the tour but I'd keep an eye on the weather forecast and prepare well for it, bearing in mind that it might steal part of the beauty of the tour.

Robin H
4 | 2017-09-09

Worth the trip from Zadar!

Christopher W
3 | 2017-09-09

Plitvice Lakes National Park was beautiful but apart from shuttling us from Zadar to Plitvice and back the tour didn't really provide any value. No lunch or entry fee was included and the tour guide information provided was basic. There is no need for a guide to navigate as it's impossible to get lost. I should have saved my money and go on my own.



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