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Best Tours of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Step inside the oldest Croatian National Park!

Natural oasis worth your time!

Experience the beauty of untouched nature on a guided tour of Plitvice

Should you go on a Plitvice Lakes Tour?

If you're visiting or traveling through Croatia, one of the things you should do is go on a Plitvice Lakes Tour. Tours of this magnificent natural wonder are available every day of the year and from basically anywhere in Croatia. So don't worry if you are not staying right near the national park. There are organized tours to Plitvice Lakes from every major Croatian city, such as Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Omiš, Split, and Trogir. You simply need to pick a date to your liking and book your tour of the national park from whichever city you're staying in. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a true oasis of magnificent and untouched nature that is definitely worth your time. Book your organized tour in advance, and do not skip on visiting Croatia's oldest national park. We highly advise you to book your wanted tour online and in advance. That way, you will not have to worry about tours being available on the day of departure. And you can relax and have an enjoyable adventure in one of Croatia's most beautiful attractions.

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Don't stress about going through countless tour options because we did that for you! Please take a look at our selected tours of Plitvice National Park! We found the best Plitvice Lakes tours from every bigger city in Croatia.

Hand-picked Plitvice Lakes Tours 2022

It can be challenging to find the best tour option among all the available choices. For that reason, we have singled out the best Plitvice Lakes tours with a high value for your money. Keep in mind that those tours are selling out pretty fast, so don’t wait any longer and book your full-day tour right now!

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Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zagreb

Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zagreb

On this full-day tour of Plitvice Lakes, you'll be able to discover beautiful waterfalls and lakes, as well as the picturesque village of Rastoke. You will also have a chance to taste local cheese at a dairy farm and explore the Museum of Croatian War of Independence.

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From € 65

Plitvice Lakes tour from Split

Plitvice Lakes Tour from Split

Book a full-day tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, going from Split. Explore 16 breathtaking cascading lakes, mesmerizing canyons, and the tallest waterfall in Croatia - Great Waterfall (Veliki Slap). After that, go on a boat ride across the Upper and Lower Lakes.

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From € 830

Plitvice Lakes from Air Dubrovnik Tour

Plitvice Lakes Tour from Dubrovnik

Explore the breath-taking natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes and take in the magical atmosphere on this full-day private tour. The tour departs from Dubrovnik. On your way to the Plitvice Lakes, enjoy the view of the Dalmatian coast.

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From € 65

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Plitvice Lakes Tour from Omiš

On this full-day tour, you will discover one of the oldest national parks in Europe. Learn all about the history of Plitvice Lakes by listening to the stories from your tour guide. The tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park starts from the city of Omiš.

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From € 92

Plitvice Lakes Tour from Trogir

Plitvice Lakes Tour from Trogir

On your drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes, enjoy picturesque landscapes as you pass them by. When you arrive, experience a full day of sightseeing by tram, boat, and foot.

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From € 56

Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zadar

Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zadar

Spend the day in the breathtaking nature of Croatia's most visited national park on a Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zadar. Discover the terraced lakes and waterfalls flowing through an extensive and lush environment.

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UNESCO internationally recognized the Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes was proclaimed Croatia's first national park back in 1949 on the 8th of April. This park is a place of exceptional natural beauty that attracts nature lovers and visitors worldwide. The natural formation of the lakes and tufa barriers that proceed has an outstanding universal value. For which the Plitvice Lakes were internationally recognized by UNESCO. Plitvice was listed on UNESCO World Heritage List on the 26th of October 1979. Today's National Park was first mentioned in the 18th century. The name of Plitvice was first mentioned in a written document back in 1777 by the priest of Otočac. The lake formation was given this name because of the natural phenomenon that created the lakes. The expression for naturally formed shallow basins filled with water in Croatian is - pličina, and plitko means shallow. The natural movement of water changed the limestone and created the landscape of Plitvice we know today, and did you know that the dams of Plitvice are continuously growing in height? The park has been permanently exposed to human influence and interference throughout history. The Plitvice Lakes are not far away from populated areas. The national park is certainly not a lonely or abandoned natural reserve. The formation of 16 lakes is widespread along the significant transport route, and it has always been a meeting place of western and eastern cultural influences.

Things to do - Plitvice Lakes National Park

Since the park is well-loved and visited by both Croatians and tourists, there are many things to explore, see and do once you enter the magnificent national park. The entire area is enough to spend hours just soaking in the beauty of lakes, waterfalls, and forest surrounding them. You can explore everything from the caves, hiking trails, and countless waterfalls. If you want to make your visit a bit more exciting, you can go kayaking or take a quad ride close by to the park. There are rest areas, restaurants, and cafes at which you can stop and rest for a little bit before you continue your Plitvice adventure. One thing is sure. You will have a delightful time at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Visit the oldest National Park in Croatia

You can visit this natural wonder from anywhere in Croatia and from most parts of neighboring countries. There is no wrong time of the year to see in person the marvel of nature that is Plitvice Lakes. It's no wonder that the park is one of the country's most popular and visited locations. Its beauty will leave you in awe, and you'll undoubtedly want to return and experience the lakes during other seasons. You've already decided that you want to visit the National Park Plitvice? Great! For you to be best prepared for your visit, have a look at our extensive guide to everything you need to know before you visit the mesmerizing Plitvice Lakes.

The most incredible way to explore the true beauty of Plitvice's cascading lakes is by booking a tour!

Book your tour of National Park Plitvice right away and make sure you have a relaxed and enjoyable escape into untouched nature.

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Interesting facts about Plitvice Lakes


Movie location

Plitvice Lakes became famous in the 1960s and the 1970s, thanks to the production of several Western movies based on Karl May novels. Several scenes were filmed at waterfalls or lakes of the park.


Highest waterfall in Croatia

Plitvice Lakes is home to the highest waterfall in Croatia. The Great Waterfall (Veliki Slap) is 70 meters high and extends into the lower parts of the park.


Over 120 bird species

Plitvice are home to over 120 species of birds, as well as other wildlife animals. Wolves, deer, bears, wildcats, wild boars, and lynx live in the cascading lakes' woods. Animals tend to roam around during the early mornings and in the late afternoon.

FAQ - Plitvice Lakes Tours

How long does the Plitvice Lakes tour take?

A usual tour of Plitvice Lakes can take about 3-4 hours. Still, you can dedicate your whole day to exploring the enchanting beauty of the cascading lakes and their surroundings. Enjoy the hiking trails and a boat ride across the Kozjak lake. You can adjust the duration of your Plitvice Lakes tour to your liking and spend as much time as you want in the national park. Suppose you're visiting the Plitvice National Park from other cities. In that case, the total duration of your tour will be about 12 hours. That is due to travel to and from Plitvice that is included in your booked tour.

How much is the Plitvice Lakes tour?

The prices of Plitvice Lakes National Park tours vary depending on which kind of tour you decide to book. And it also depends on from which city you're visiting the park. Of course, tours departing from more distant towns will be more expensive as the distance is more significant. The usual prices of Plitvice Lakes Tours from different Croatian cities start from 50€ and go up.

When can I book a Plitvice Lakes tour?

Plitvice Lakes Tours are available every day of the year. So you can book a tour whenever it works best for you and your travel schedule. We recommend you book your tour in advance and online to ensure you'll have your spot. Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations year-round, so it's better to be safe than sorry and book your tour beforehand.

How to visit Plitvice Lakes?

Going on a Plitvice Lakes tour is the best way to fully discover mesmerizing flora and fauna of the largest national park in Croatia. There are numerous tour options you can choose from. See which departing point suits you the best and decide if you want to book a regular tour or a private tour with a private guide. Whatever tour option you choose to book, you won’t make a mistake!

Can you tour the Plitvice Lakes on your own?

You can explore the Plitvice Lakes on your own. But we recommend doing so with a guide and booking a tour. The National Park is vast, and there are many things you might miss if you don't have a professional helping and guiding you along the way.

Is going on the Plitvice Lakes tour worth it?

The Plitvice Lakes tour is undoubtedly worth your money and time. This well-known national park is the only Croatian natural jewel on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. By going on a Plitvice Lakes Tour, you'll have skip-the-line access to the oldest national park in Croatia and avoid waiting in long lines. If you want to explore the park in the best possible way, we recommend choosing the small-group tour option.

What is included in the Plitvice Lakes Tours?

That depends on the tour option you decide to book; in other words, it depends on the departure point you choose. Most, if not all, of the Plitvice Lakes tours, allow skip-the-line entrance to the national park, instant confirmation mobile vouchers, and free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour starts.

Explore the beautiful nature oasis of Plitvice Lakes in the best way!

Discover for yourself why Plitvice were proclaimed the first National Park of Croatia as you explore the 16 cascading lakes and the surrounding forests on your very own Plitvice Tours. Hike through the trails of Lower or Upper Lakes canyon and explore the unique plants and surroundings of the forest encompassing the lakes. Get back in touch with nature while you visit the most beautiful wonder of nature and take in some of the fresh air.

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