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Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Split or Trogir provided by Portal Day Tours

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Overview
Experience the waterfalls, forests, and ancient geology of Plitvice Lakes National Park even if you have just one day to spare on this day trip from Split or Trogir. With so much to explore, it can be hard to know where to start, so a guide leads you on one of the UNESCO-listed park’s most scenic hikes, plus a boat ride on one of the lower lakes.
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    Plitvice Lakes National Park
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    Our comfortable, air-conditioned mini-van or bus will pick you up at the meeting point and head up through the countryside towards – Plitvice Lakes. The unity and harmony of 16 lakes and their rare natural and cultural value is not famous only throughout Croatia, but also worldwide; earning this remarkable national park a coveted place on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. Arriving to Plitvice, we’ll walk through these ancient woodlands led by our experienced guide. The path takes us first across Gornja Jezera (Upper Lakes), a system of 12 lakes separated by travertine barriers. Then it’s time for a peaceful boat ride towards the second area called Donja Jezera (Lower Lakes), placed in a limestone canyon. The barriers, sills and other forms created in these lakes, karst rivers and streams are stil an ongoing process that shapes the wonderful landscapes that make your walk through the park so enjoyable. It’s these same travertine formations that have and are still creating the numerous magnificent waterfalls here. After optional lunch we will drive back to Split along the highway, still excited and full of lasting impressions—make sure your camera has extra batteries!
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Highlights
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car
  • Make the most of your time with a guided hike and boat ride
  • See some of the best views of the park’s upper and lower lakes
  • Enjoy convenient round-trip transport from Split or Trogir
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Departure Point
Croatia Holiday Travel, Obala Lazareta 4, 21000, Split, Croatia Ul. Kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 44, 21220, Trogir, Croatia
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport with air conditioned comfortable passenger mini van or bus
  • Official English speaking tour guide
  • Road tolls and parking
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Skip the line admition
  • Raincoats if needed
Exclusions
  • Entrance ticket to Plitvice Lakes
  • After sightseeing our guests will have the opportunity to have a lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour includes prox. 5km of walking on uneven surfaces -please wear comfortable walking shoes (we visit highlights of both, the Lower Lakes and the Upper Lakes).
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • Not recommended for participants with walking disabilities
  • Depending on the weather conditions some parts of the park may be restricted
  • Here are few items you may need to make your time on the excursion the best of all: closed comfortable shoes (sneakers), sportswear, In case of rain raincoat or an umbrella. After summer time we recommend to bring also a warm sweater or jacket.
  • Entrance ticket to Plitvice Lakes is NOT included in the price of the tour. We will purchase the entrance ticket for you in advance (please do not buy it online), you will pay for it directly to our tour guide in the bus on departure day and still benefit from skipping the line upon arrival. You will be charged the entrance fee on the day of departure according to the pricelist below.
  • Price of admition National Park entrance ticket: Adults: 160 HRK (April, May and October) / 200 HRK (June, July, August and September) Student*: 100 HRK (April, May and October) / 125 HRK (June, July, August and September) Children 7-17 years: 45 HRK (April, May and October) / 70 HRK (June, July, August and September) Children 0-6 years: Free of charge * Students must obtain and present their valid student ID card on the tour and in the park, otherwise will need to pay an adult price. ** Payment method: cash HRK, please prepare the exact amount *** Price of the entrance ticket includes boat and tram ride.
  • Payment method: cash HRK, please prepare the exact amount
  • Ticket for the National Park can only be purchased in Croatian currency (HRK) in cash
  • Students must obtain and present their valid student ID card on the tour and in the park, otherwise will need to pay an adult price. When booking, please advise the agency by e-mail that you will be requiring a student ticket.
  • Coronavirus Travel Instructions: WAYS WE ARE KEEPING YOU SAFE WHILE TRAVELING WITH US;
  • 1. Cleaning procedures: Disinfecting surfaces is one key way to minimize the spread of viruses. All our vehicles (bus, minivan and boat) will increase the frequency of our regular cleaning/disinfecting program and all inside areas will be cleaned at least two times per day with the cleaning products which are considered effective in combating coronaviruses (products with at least 70% alcohol).
  • 2. Hand sanitizers: Personal hygiene including frequent hand washing and not touching your eyes, nose or mouth is essential to minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 and other viruses. Hand sanitizers will be available during the whole trip (inside of the vehicle). Guests will be kindly asked to use the sanitizer every time getting in/out of the vehicle.
  • 3. Social distancing (physical distancing): One of advices about how to stop the spread of coronavirus by avoiding close contact with other people. In our vehicles we leave additional space between passengers. Group sizes will be adjusted in best way to accommodate all social distancing requirements.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Linda wrote a review Nov 2019
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Long day with crowded and rail-free boardwalks (in most places) but incredible scenery. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Kaybee wrote a review Oct 2019
Perth, Australia5 contributions
We had Tony and Tehu as our guide and driver. They were great and Tehu was a real comedian. The trip was informative and Tony didn't make us feel like we were being shepherded from place to place. I hadn't considered the season we were travelling in so it was a magical
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Misszebra88 wrote a review Oct 2019
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We went with a small tour about 12 people which i think is much better than a large group to be able to enjoy the views better. The journey to plitvice from spilt took about 3.5 hours but omg it was worth it once we got there. The views are stunning I have never seen lakes so
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Marie wrote a review Oct 2019
Seattle, Washington2 contributions3 helpful votes
We were picked up just outside the hotel gate right on time. Our tour guide, Roko, was informative and personable. He was very clear and cheerful regarding where we were going and what we were going to see. The lakes and waterfalls are gorgeous. We came in mid October and the
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Victoria wrote a review Oct 2019
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Absolutely recommend this tour, it was the highlight of my trip to Croatia! We had Tiho as our driver & Sylvio as our guide. Both were very knowledgeable, & funny and made the long bus ride worth it. The park was still quite busy & crowded at times in October, so I wouldn’t
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Best tour guide ever
Flew to Splt from Rome for a trip to Medjugorje. Booked a day trip. Andrej picked us up at our hotel for the trip
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Elsa S
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A really nice trip
I recommend this trip. The tour guide was very kind. Mostar is a very beautiful town. It is a pitty how much crowde
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Picked up at port of Zadar - Plitvice bucket list item did not disappoint.
Plitvice is beautiful in October. It's a place we've wanted to see for years and literally chose the cruise we wer
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Breathtaking autumn colors at Plitvice lakes
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Enjoyable and educational day out
We bought tickets at the Portal office on the harbour side in Trogir the day before. Michaela in the office was fri
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Colorful heaven!!!
We were really looking forward doing this tour and it completely lived up to our expectations. Probably the best ti
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Informative and fun
We did the day trip to Krka National Park. The confirmation of the booking was prompt and the information about pi
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Surprise private day tour
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Great tour with Andrey
It was really a nice tour to Dubrovnik with tour leader Andrey who give us a conplete and clear story about Dubrovn
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Very knowledgeable guide and good organisation of time
Igor, Diho and 'Groham' are very friendly and knowledgeable. A very fruitful day with in depth understanding about
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Exciting day trips
With Portal we experienced two very nice day trips to Mostar and Dubrovnik. Our guide Igor has told us a lot of int
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Tigal and Igor best
We did a Krka waterfalls and Sibenik day tour leaving from Split with Tigal and Igor as our driver and tour guide.
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Outstanding day, highly recommended.
We were a group of 24 who booked a private tour from Zagreb to Split via Plitvice Lakes. We could hardly believe th
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Carmel R
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Great day
Had a very enjoyable trip today to the waterfalls and Sibenik. The highlight was the Krka national park and the be
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Worth it
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  • Duration: 12h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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