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Plitvice Lakes Tours from Zadar

Plitvice Lakes Tours from Zadar

With its interlinked lakes, waterfalls, and dense forests, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a superstar natural attraction and, for many, the high point of a trip to Croatia. Here’s what you need to know about experiencing the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site on day tours from Zadar on the Dalmatian Coast.

Group Tours

Group tours to Plitvice Lakes from Zadar offer a hassle-free, great-value experience. As well as round-trip transportation between Zadar and the park, tours usually include either a guided walk along park trails or free time to explore, as well as a boat ride on Kozjak Lake. Some tours also include a scenic train ride showcasing the natural beauty of the park. 

Private Tours

With private tours of Plitvice Lakes, you can expect a little more flexibility. You can pick a departure time from Zadar to suit your schedule, and you can tour the park’s Lower Lakes (Donja Jezera) and Upper Lakes (Gornja Jezera) with a private guide at a pace tailored to your group. Boat tours and train rides are often included on private tours. You can also begin a private tour with pickup in Zadar, stop off at Plitvice Lakes, and finish with drop-off in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, or vice versa.

Things to Know

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from Zadar. 

  • Organized day trips from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes typically last about nine hours, with at least four hours spent in the park itself. 

  • Most full-day tours include a stop for lunch at a local restaurant, which is not included in the tour price.

  • Some tours include national park entrance fees. 

  • Train and boat rides operate from April to October. 

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Zadar

Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Zadar

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Visit central Croatia’s UNSECO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this 9-hour tour from Zadar, including round-trip transport. Walk the beautiful paths through the park’s forest, and take a boat over the Lake Kozjak. Along your way, see some of the 16 terraced lakes of the park, waterfalls, and a limestone canyon. Plus, take an electric train to the exit of the part and take in stunning views as you go.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.51
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$78.51

Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with Skip-the-Line

Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with Skip-the-Line

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Discover the beauty of the Croatian countryside on this full-day Plitvice Lakes National Park tour from Zadar. Travel deep into the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, home to tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls. During your guided tour, admire fine views over the lakes and forest, and listen as a guide explains the diverse flora and fauna thriving in the lush landscape. Stroll along winding forest parks to sun-lit glades and take a sightseeing boat tour on Kozjak Lake. Then, return in comfort to Zadar.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.45
From
$75.45
Taking safety measures

Plitvice Private Day Trip from Zadar

Plitvice Private Day Trip from Zadar

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Visit the waterfalls at Plitvice National Park with ease on this private full-day tour. Depart from your Zadar hotel in a private vehicle with a driver and head to Plitvice. Enjoy time to independently explore the national park. Your driver will pause along the way so you can take photographs of the scenery.
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  • 8 hours
From
$338.97
per group
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$338.97
per group

Plitvice Lakes Private Guided Tour from Zadar

Plitvice Lakes Private Guided Tour from Zadar

Get in touch with Croatia's natural environment on this private day tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park. With round-trip transportation from Zadar, there's no need to rent a car, and you can enjoy the scenery on the journey. Once there, take a guided tour of the park to learn about the local ecosystem; booking a private tour means you can move at your own pace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.39
Price varies by group size
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$272.39
Price varies by group size

Zadar Plitvice National Park Private Full-Day Tour

Zadar Plitvice National Park Private Full-Day Tour

Experience the lakes and forests of the Plitvice Lakes National Park on this private tour from Zadar. Venture through Croatia’s countryside to this UNESCO-protected park, where turquoise lakes interconnected by rushing waterfalls are framed by pine forests. Enjoy a walking tour of the Upper and Lower Lakes, ride a boat on Lake Kozjak, and drink in the scenery. Entrance fees, optional breakfast box, and optional lunch at a park-side restaurant all at own expense.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$451.96
per group
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$451.96
per group

The natural park of Plitvice Lakes transportation, and return to Zadar

The natural park of Plitvice Lakes transportation, and return to Zadar

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Escape the tourist crowds for the day, and immerse yourself in nature with a private trip to Croatia’s beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Your driver provides seamless transportation from Zadar, so you can relax on the drive to and from the lakes. Explore the park’s forests, crystal waters, and cascading falls at your leisure before your return to the city.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$404.47
per group
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$404.47
per group

Hiking in Plitvice Lakes National Park: Full Day Private Tour from Zadar

Hiking in Plitvice Lakes National Park: Full Day Private Tour from Zadar

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Enjoy an active day away from Zadar on a full-day hiking tour of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Be immersed in nature as you explore scenic lakes, waterfalls, and nature trails with your personal guide and benefit from a customizable itinerary to sightsee in a way that suits you. Reserve your energy for hiking with included round-trip transfer from your hotel.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$456.96
per group
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$456.96
per group

Zagreb to Zadar private transfer with Plitvice Lakes (or vice versa)

Zagreb to Zadar private transfer with Plitvice Lakes (or vice versa)

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The cascading waterfalls and lakes of Plitvice Lakes National Park are some of the most legendary sights near Zagreb, but public transportation to the park can be unreliable. This convenient private tour from Zagreb makes it possible to easily reach the park with a guide and visit sights along the way, such as the idyllic watermill village of Rastoke. Park admission, boat and train rides, and Zadar—or Zagreb if you choose to depart from Zadar—transfer are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$380.13
Price varies by group size
From
$380.13
Price varies by group size