• Activity Level:  3
  • Comfort:  0
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Plitvice Lakes Excursion
  • Duration: 10hrs
  • Availability: EVERY SECOND DAY, June - September


  • Travel comfortably in a small group with our tour from Zagreb to Zadar
  • Pick up at certain Zagreb hotels or city centre and Drop off in Zadar at most large hotels or central location
  • Discover Plitvice Lakes, a true natural wonder under UNESCO`s protection
  • Let the tour guide show you the best of NP Plitvice Lakes on the sightseeing tour
  • Save your time and money with our group transfer and tour in one day
  • NOTE: The vehicles are spacious enough so that you can take your luggage. The luggage will be stored in the vehicle and will be safe during the tour
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Daily Group Excursion to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb, including one-way transfer Zagreb to Zadar

A fantastic option for those who prefer to relax and let others do the driving. Join our small group tour that starts in Zagreb, then heads to beautiful Plitvice Lakes for an afternoon of sightseeing in Plitvice National Park. Then we continue onto Zadar where you are dropped off in a central location


Approximately 10hrs from Zagreb, via Plitvice Lakes Tour and to Zadar

Minimum 2 passengers required to run the tour

SCHEDULE 1 Jun to 15 September; every odd-dated day

Also available in the opposite direction:


Enjoy the most convenient way of travelling, door to door from Zagreb to Zadar, and don't miss Croatia's most popular National Park.

Group tour from Zagreb. Visit Plitvice lakes and go to Zadar. Available on every odd date from June 1st to September 15th. - for our guests we have reservation for tickets for N.P.

You are planning your trip from Zagreb to Zadar or Split but you don't want to think about changing buses and drive schedules? Want to see beautiful Plitvice Lakes and hidden gem Rastoke ethno village along the way?

Join our group tour and let us take care of the logistics! We offer you transport in A/C vehicles with an English speaking driver / assistant who is also a licensed guide for Plitvice Lakes National Park. Don't worry about your luggage - we will start and finish your trip in front of your accommodation and while you explore the Park, it will be safely stored in our vehicle. You'll have 4.5 hours to discover why Plitvice Lakes are Croatia's most visited and famous National Park, and with our guide walking you through it, you won't need to worry you'll get lost or miss some beautiful sights. To make everything even smoother, he will buy your tickets for you, so you won't have to wait in long lines. After the hike, you'll surely enjoy easy and comfortable drive to your chosen destination (with one short break on the way). Make your traveling simple and relaxing and spend an adventurous one-day trip with us!

PLITVICE LAKES A wondrous interplay of water, rock and plant-life, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a misty Eden of endless waterfalls, enchanting forests and spectral blue lakes, listed on UNESCO heritage list as unique natural phenomenon in the world. The sixteen lakes, divided into the upper lakes on a dolomite surface and the lower lakes on limestone, are separated by natural dams of travertine. The biggest waterfall is 78 m high. But those words are just facts – like with other wonders of nature, the only way to understand it is to visit and make your own impression.

RASTOKE VILLAGE is known as ''little Plitvice'' and for its well-preserved mills and picturesque little waterfalls along the Slunjčica river, which flows into the river Korana at this place. The Korana river originates at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

08.30-09:15 Start from Zagreb
10:30 Short stop in Rastoke ethno village
11.30 Coming to Plitvice
16.00 Leaving Plitvice
18.00 Coming to Zadar

• Pick up in Zagreb and Drop off in Zadar to/from central locations (bus stations / train stations)
• Transport with comfortable air-conditioned passenger van or mini bus
• English speaking tour guide / driver
• Entrance tickets to Plitvice Lakes (boat and tram ride included)
• Guided group walking tour in Plitvice Lakes with local guide
• Short break at Rastoke village
• Short break on the way to Zadar/Split
• Road tolls and parking
• All taxes and VAT

• Food and drinks

It is possible that the itinerary can be adjusted due to flooded trails in the Park, traffic on the road, or bad weather conditions.

• LUGGAGE LIMITATIONS: On the tour, each participant is welcome to bring one suitcase and one hand luggage. The luggage will be safely stored in the vehicle during tour.
• Passengers are recommended to bring comfortable items such as comfortable closed walking shoes, sportswear, snacks, water and most definitely a camera to take some amazing photos.
• It is also recommended to bring a jacket/warm sweater and umbrella/raincoat due to unpredictable weather conditions in the area (subject to the season and weather forecast).
• Tour is not recommended for children younger than 3 years and people with mobility issues as tour includes walking on uneven surfaces.
• Please be advised that due to the geographical position and frequent local weather changes, the weather conditions in the Plitvice Lakes National Park may be much different than in other parts of the country. Please check the weather conditions in the park day before the tour and make sure to dress appropriately.

Take advantage of a group transfer from Split to Zagreb with a tour of NP Plitvice Lakes. Pick you up from Split Ferry Port to start your travel with the comfortable drive to NP Plitvice Lakes. Upon arrival to NP Plitvice Lakes, accompanied by your tour guide, you will visit the whole park area with its 16 lakes connected by waterfalls and cascades. After the tour your tour guide will be glad to give you recommendations regarding the restaurants and traditional dishes you might want to taste. After lunch and time spent in the park starts the comfortable drive to your final drop off location in Zagreb.

Besides a camera here are a few items you may need to make your time on the excursion the best of all:
Sportswear, closed comfortable shoes, some snack and water.
We recommend to bring also a warm sweater and due to unpredictable weather collapsible umbrella or raincoat.

DISCLAIMER: Tour is not recommended for children younger than 3 years and people with mobility issues as tour includes walking on uneven surfaces.

Because of the geographical position and the frequent local weather changes in the Plitvice Lakes area guests should always carry warm clothes and an extra umbrella or raincoat. Please check the weather conditions in the park day before the tour and make sure to dress appropriately.

NOTE: The vehicles are spacious enough so that you can take all your luggage. The luggage will be stored in the vehicle and will be safe during the tour

Tour Size: We usually do not use massive coach, we have 36 seat tour buses, 19 seat sprinters, 14 seat masters and 8 seat vans. According to the group size, we organize the tour with a suitable vehicle. Rarely we have a group larger then 36, but then tour is organized with a larger coach.

Please note, no refunds are given for no-shows, no matter whether it's your taxi that arrives late or some other reason out of your control, the tour bus cannot wait and you need to ensure that you arrive in time. We suggest aiming to arrive at 15 minutes for this reason. If you have any problems on the day you must immediately call the number on your Voucher and let them know.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)


Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.


What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!


What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]



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