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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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icon9 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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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.
  • Full-day tour of the Plitvice Lakes National Park from Zadar
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Plitvice Lakes National Park with a guide
  • Gain insight into the park’s diverse animal and plant life
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Kozjak Lake
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Zadar
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Fuel surcharge
Driver/guide
Boat ride
Pick-up from select Zadar locations
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Entrance to NP: €24 (1.4.-31.5), €40 (1.6-30.9), 50% off for children 7-18 years, under 7 free
Entrance fee is payable when boarding the bus.
  • Ulica Šime Vitasovića , Ul. Šime Vitasovića, 23000, Zadar, Croatia

    Ulica Šime Vitasovića 2, at the bus station, leaving at 8:00 AM. . Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

  • Ul. Ante Starčevića 5 , Ul. Ante Starčevića 5, 23000, Zadar, Croatia

    Ul. Ante Starčevića 5, 23000, Zadar, Croatia. Please wait your bus in front of the main entrance to the Konzum Supermarket. The bus will be there at 8:05 AM. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start.

  • 8:00 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Croatica
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • 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.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with Skip-the-Line?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with Skip-the-Line.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with Skip-the-Line?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with Skip-the-Line.

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    star-5
    Great tour guide!
    Taylor_A
    , Jun 2022
    Wonderful tour! The tour guide, Ante, was absolutely amazing and so knowledgeable about the park. I definitely would recommend to anyone for a fantastic day trip!
    star-3
    Not COVID Safe
    Bobbi_M
    , Sep 2021
    The park was beautiful. Ante was a good tour guide. However, there was no mask mandate and several people were not wearing a mask on a bus ride lasting over 1 1/2 hours one way.
    star-4
    Beautiful scenery with a friendly guide :)
    Scott_T
    , Sep 2021
    Josepa was a friendly and informative guide who told us lots about the country of Croatia - including its geography, climate, and history - on the coach ride to the lakes. We started at the upper lakes and worked our way down. The scenery is beautiful, you won't believe how tranquil and blue the water is, and there's plenty of wildlife to be spotted too including fish, ducks, and birds. Lunch was provided on this tour; a pretty simple offering with a cheese and salami roll, an apple, a carton of juice, a bottle of water, and a croissant, which I couldn't eat because of my nut allergy (which I did tell them about beforehand so a little disappointed I didn't get a nut-free alternative but no biggie). It's a 7-8km walk mostly on boardwalks with a few rough parts, and the park entry ticket (200hrk, not included in the price of this tour) entitles you to a boat crossing the largest lake. Our tour ended at the largest waterfall in Croatia, which is spectacular. Then it's a long climb out of the valley to entrance 1 back to meet up with everyone else. The only slight downside was we only got 4.5hrs in the park and I wished we could have stayed longer. Overall, I thoroughly recommend the park as a picturesque place to walk, take pictures, and admire nature. Doing it as a tour allows you to meet fellow travellers, gain knowledge about the country and region, and the lunch provided was fine.
    star-2
    Overpriced by at least double
    Grace_L
    , Sep 2021
    Tour was good but was triple the price of those for £22-6 which did not advertise a tour guide, yet provided just as adept tour guide.
    star-5
    A very special park and nature
    Tommy_L
    , Sep 2021
    Very beutiful nature with small lakes on different levels with watefalls beteween them and water poring through cracks in the rocks of limestone. The water in the lakes are cristal clear. A fantastic tour walking through this park. Our very competent and nice guide Ante made this a fantastic tour.
    star-5
    Breathtakingly beautiful! A must visit in Croatia.
    Shigh_R
    , Aug 2021
    Our guide Josephina was brilliant. She gave us a very interesting commentary on the journey to the lakes and a little about the history of Croatia which we enjoyed finding out about. On the walk itself she was attentive and helpful but also gave the freedom to explore independently. The lakes and waterfalls themselves are absolutely beautiful and incredibly blue (photographs don’t do it justice!). It was busy, but still plenty of room to walk and enjoy the scenery. I would highly recommend this tour; be aware that it involves around 8-9km of walking on mixed terrain and is not suitable for wheelchair users or prams.
    star-5
    Must-See
    Charlene_D
    , Sep 2019
    It was a small group, which was nice. Guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and helpful. The view was worth the 10km walk.
    star-5
    A well planned tour
    KRISHNANGA_C
    , Jul 2019
    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..
    star-5
    A MUST SEE!!!
    Natasha_A
    , Jul 2019
    This park is so beautiful and I'm so happy I visited in a tour group with viator. Guide gave us great explanations and the scenery is breathtaking! Thank you!!!
    star-5
    A long rewarding walk
    Patricia_C
    , Jul 2019
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Plitvice NP. Our guide Ante was a very pleasant young man and very approachable. It was a long walk down but didn't want to miss any of the beautiful lakes or waterfalls and am really glad I have taken the time to visit this amazing place.
    star-5
    Catarina was an incredible tour guide...
    Hunter R
    , Aug 2018
    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.
    star-5
    This was a fantastic tour, even...
    Tennille P
    , Mar 2018
    This was a fantastic tour, even though it rained most of the day it was still an enjoyable trip. The park is amazing and our guide was really informative and fun. Totally recommend this tour to anyone visiting Croatia.
    star-4
    The place is stunning, but the...
    Daniel C
    , Oct 2017
    The place is stunning, but the crowds along the narrow boardwalks required us to keep shuffling along, taking a quick picture to not hold up the line. The best advice is go in April may time frame and go early in the morning to see all of the park. Our tour was a half day and we only saw 1/3 of it, but it was still amazing.
    star-5
    We took this tour on rainy day of...
    Agnese_K
    , Oct 2017
    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...
    star-4
    Absolutely fabulous Park - even on a...
    Breda M
    , Sep 2017
    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.
    star-4
    The Plitvice lakes are truly...
    Monika_L
    , Sep 2017
    The Plitvice lakes are truly wonderful and the tour was great. Only suggestion would be avoid peak holiday season as it was overwhelming re the number of people given many of the walking tracks are narrow.
    star-4
    This is a must-see in Croatia, of...
    PAULA R
    , Sep 2017
    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.
    star-3
    Plitvice Lakes National Park was...
    Christopher W
    , Sep 2017
    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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    The Plitvice National Park is...
    Mikayla G
    , Aug 2017
    The Plitvice National Park is unbelievably beautiful - the photos don't do it justice! We travelled in August which is a popular tourist month so the park was packed - it took a really long time to walk through certain sections. In the information package we received before going on the tour it said to bring good walking shoes - they mean it. My only negative to the tour was the obligatory restaurant stop at the end - the restaurant was advertised as a sanctuary for bears and other animals. Coming from Canada this place looked nothing like a sanctuary and rather a really awful zoo. The restaurant food was terrible. If you book the tour, skip pre-purchasing the meal and opt for something else in the cafe attached to the restaurant. I really wish the tour didn't include the stop, it felt unnecessary and we would have much preferred to be back in the city sooner. Overall, I would still highly recommend the tour as it was well organized and the park is a must-see!
    star-5
    This is an amazing place. Couldn't...
    Jerry R
    , May 2017
    This is an amazing place. Couldn't stop talking about the beautiful clear water. Around every corner is a waterfall, scene and photograph more stunning than before. It must be God's resting place. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes don't attempt it if you cannot walk without aid.

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