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From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

1. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Depart Zagreb and journey to the village of Rastoke and enjoy a coffee break at the gateway to the amazing Plitvice Lakes area. Get a glimpse at some of the small waterfalls, well-preserved mills and traditional houses that line the banks of the Slunjčica River Arrive at Plitvice Lakes National Park and follow your knowledgeable guide to discover the 16 terraced lakes formed by natural travertine dams. Learn how the lakes can change color throughout the day, dependent on the angle of the sun’s rays and the mineral makeup of the water. Walk through the park on the guided sightseeing tour before your guide takes you to a local restaurant for an optional lunch. Taste the typical dishes of the region, if you wish, and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for food, drinks or even souvenirs. After lunch, sit back in comfort on the pleasant drive back to Zagreb.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

2. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Admire the mesmerizing beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park in the company of a professional guide and small group, as you enjoy a memorable hike and boat ride. Savor the spectacle of 16 azure lakes surrounded by gushing waterfalls as you explore Plitvice Lakes during an 8.5 km hike and 20-minute boat ride. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Croatia as you gain fascinating insights from your guide, and experience fantastic views across the Croatian countryside on the journey to and from the park. Marvel at the fairytale village of Rastoke en route to the park, and get snaps of its 17th-century watermills.

From Zagreb: Transfer to Split & Plitvice Lakes Guided Tour

3. From Zagreb: Transfer to Split & Plitvice Lakes Guided Tour

Travel from Zagreb to Split or Trogir on a 12-hour group transfer that includes a tour of the stunning Plitvice Lakes along the way. A tour guide will pick you up at an agreed-upon time and your journey will begin with a comfortable drive to the protected national park. En route, there will be stops at viewpoints to take in the spectacular scenery. At Plitvice Lakes, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the whole park area that features 16 lakes connected by waterfalls and cascades. At the end of the sightseeing tour, stop at a local restaurant for lunch (optional), where you can taste traditional dishes and delicacies. Your guide will gladly offer recommendations for the best food and drinks to try. After lunch, continue the journey to your final destination in Split or Trogir.

From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

4. From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

Depart Zagreb in the morning and head to the capital city of Slovenia to take a guided tour of the old city center of Ljubljana. Marvel at the Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings and see some of the finest work by the architect Jože Plečnik. Experience the local vibe and discover where the residents buy their food. Hear why Napoleon was one of the city's most popular politicians, why Slovenia lives with love in its name and how the iconic Triple Bridge got its name. Get some free time to explore the hidden spots on your own. Continue to the Alpine resort of Bled and go to the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the lake. Take in the spectacular views of the surroundings from the terraces and then board a traditional pletna boat to reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the fortune bell and soak up the sun and fresh mountain air. Drive back to Zagreb and get dropped off at your hotel in the evening.

Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke Tour

5. Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Zagreb, and then make your way to the 16 lakes of the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site to take a nature walk through the magnificent woodlands of Gornja Jezera (Upper Lakes). Marvel at a system of 12 lakes separated by travertine barriers and take a closer look at the marble formations of the incredible natural phenomenon. Learn how the lakes, karst rivers and streams are an ongoing process that continue to shape the landscape over time. See some of the magnificent waterfalls and stand in front of the 78-meter high Large Waterfall (Veliki slap) to hear the roaring thunder of the water as it hits the ground. If you are looking for a full-day adventure, you have the option to book this experience with a morning city tour. If you book this option, you will meet your local guide at 9 am for a tour of the city before departing for the lakes.

Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

6. Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

Enjoy a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes on your transfer from Zagreb to Split. Watch the Croatian landscape go by and relax all the way to your destination with an amazing sightseeing experience in between. Discover the 16 stunning lakes of Plitvice National Park, connected by amazing waterfalls. Take a boat ride on waters that are surrounded by natural green forests and beautiful landscapes that will take your breath away. Encounter different animal and plant species and stumble across spectacular panoramic views with your guide. Enjoy some free time inside the park to explore on your own before completing your transfer.

Krk Island: Ziplining Tour

7. Krk Island: Ziplining Tour

Begin your ziplining adventure at the zipline base located near the monument of the Glagolitic Alley. Here you’ll be provided with a zipline safety harness and additional ziplining equipment. Afterward, travel by jeep to the zipline starting point where you’ll be briefed on how to zipline and zipline safety measures. Learn how to zipline in the monkey style on a so-called baby zipline before starting the zipline tour. Once everyone is comfortable using the zipline the group will start the tour. The zipline tour consists of 8 ziplines, with the longest zip line reaching 700 meters. Enjoy the stunning views of the Island of Krk as you travel along the zipline course. Along the way, you’ll be guided by 2 instructors and have the chance to take some amazing photos while on the tour. After everyone has completed the 8 ziplines, you’ll be transported back to the base.

Split to/from Zagreb Transfer with Entry to Plitvice Lakes

8. Split to/from Zagreb Transfer with Entry to Plitvice Lakes

Enjoy a full-day transfer between Split and Zagreb with a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, taking in breathtaking views of the Croatian countryside along the way. Relax as you arrive at your destination in an different city, having had an amazing experience along the way.  During your transfer, pay a visit to one of Europe's most beautiful parks. Take a journey through the 16 lakes that form the Plitvice Lakes National Park, all of which enjoy UNESCO protected status. Along the way, cross amazing travertine waterfalls, natural green forests and amazing landscapes that will take your breath away. You will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with an array of plant and animal species. Use your free time inside of the park to go for a relaxing stroll or to take stunning photos of the landscapes. Explore the park on foot, discovering secrets of the park and making your way from the lower lakes to the upper lakes. Afterward, relax and rest your legs on the comfortable bus that will take you to onwards to Zagreb.

From Zagreb: Ljubljana, Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tour

9. From Zagreb: Ljubljana, Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tour

What makes Ljubljana special is not only its cultural heritage, though it was once and still is a place of many great minds. From a traveler's perspective, it is an exceptionally good starting point for exploring Slovenia’s mountains, valleys, seasides, rivers, caves, and forests. It is well connected with other towns and basically halfway to anywhere. The old city center has a unique architectural appearance, particularly due to a felicitous combination of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture and masterful creations by the 20th-century architect Joze Pleznik. Visit Ljubljana and walk around the city to soak up its vibrant atmosphere. Discover why the Triple Bridge is actually triple, where locals buy their food, how Napoleon was one of the most popular politicians, why Slovenia really lives with LOVE in its name, and much more. From Ljubljana, continue to the Karst region of Slovenia and discover the underground world of Postojna Cave, the most popular karst cave in the world. First, ride an underground electric train into the cave, followed by a guided tour through the beautiful passages and chambers with spectacular drop stones, pillars, limestone curtains, and other unforgettable forms.

Transfer between Zagreb and Split: Stop at Plitvice Lakes

10. Transfer between Zagreb and Split: Stop at Plitvice Lakes

Enjoy a full day transfer between Zagreb and Split with stop at the stunning Plitvice lakes. This tour operates each way between Zagreb and Split. Please enjoy the ride along the way, watching the Croatian landscapes. Relax as you arrive at your destination in an different city, having had an amazing experience along the way.  This tour will take you to the most beautiful European park. Protected by UNESCO since 1979, as a World Natural Heritage, this park should not be missed. In the Plitvice National Park, nature has created 16 lakes and connected them by amazing travertine waterfalls. These beautiful waters are surrounded by natural green forests and amazing landscapes that will take your breath away. The park is also home to different animal and plant species which makes it even more precious. Along the way you will stumble upon places with absolutely phenomenal panoramic views so it's not a bad idea to bring camera with you to capture the surroundings and the wildlife of Plitvice Lakes. Use your free time inside of the park for a pleasant recreational walk. Explore the park on foot, discovering secrets of the park and making your way from the lower lakes to the upper lakes. Relax and rest your legs in the comfortable bus that will take you to Croatia capital. 

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What people are saying about Zagreb

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 866 reviews

Amazing experience! Our tour guide Bajan was super friendly, he provided us with lots of information about Croatia in a very interesting way. He is very friendly and always willing to answer any questions. He was also very patient when it was time to take photos, where he even offered to take our pictures, which I must say they were all great picture. At the end of our experience he also gave us free tips on best places to explore and to dine while in the area. All in all it was a great experience, I would definitely use pathfinders again on my next trip and I would highly recommend this trip and pathfinders to anyone who is travelling to Croatia.

Great expirience. Beutifull place. Very friendly guide with an amazing guy who was very kind to help, sharing step by step everything to made our journey in the park as much as wonderful can be. I had a stomach pain as well and the driver did everything who could to support however we stopped in 3 different pharmacies untill to find an open one. They made me feel so comfortable. Thank for everything!

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Patrick ( our driver/guide ) was full of information and really pleasant. He changed the order of the itinerary so that we would be able to do the Lake Bled part before the weather deteriorated. Good call. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks for a great day.

it was fantastic! Our guide was more than what you can expect when it comes to guides, he was really friendly and great at taking pictures of me and my boyfriend. He told us about the history in a fun way and knew all the good picture spots by heart. I had a great time!

Bojan was an amazing guide who showed us all the 16 lakes and numerous waterfalls and kept us engaged throughout the tour with his expansive knowledge on Croatian history, culture, politics and cuisine.