Recommendations for Plitvice Lakes National Park Tours from Split
Taking a tour to Plitvice Lakes is a great experience.If you are considering going here are some things that you should know.
First of all, expect a long drive, on a good day it takes about 2.5 hours to get there. This means that you will spend at least 5 hours in the bus that day, but more like 6. This is probably the only downside of this tour.
The rest is just like in a fairy tale. The whole park is huge and it would take more than a day to actually see the whole thing but there are some pathways of different length that you could take depending on how much time you will have – the standard route takes about 2-3 hours by foot. There are also opportunities to take a boat tour on the lakes which is included in most tours.
There you will also find restaurants so there is no need to worry about bringing you own food.
And to conclude, we ask you just one thing – keep the beautiful National Park Plitvice Lakes clean for the future generations!
What is the price of tours to Plitvice from Split?
The tours that include just the transportation start around 50€ per person. If you would like a guide and ticket included the prices are about 100 €.
How far is Plitvice Lakes National Park from Split?
Plitvice Lakes National Park is located about 250 km north from Split and it takes about 3 hours to reach it by car.
How long are the trips to Plitvice lakes from Split?
Day tours to Plitvice lakes from Split in total last about 12 hours.
When is the start time of tours to Plitvice lakes from Split?
The tours usually start early, at about 07:00 in the morning.
What other stops are included in tours to Plitvice?
Apart from a few comfort stops, tours to Plitvice don’t include the visit of any other location. There is so much to do and see at Plitvice lakes National Park so all of the available time is spent there.
Is it possible to avoid crowds at Plitvice lakes?
Plitivce lakes are the most visited tourist location in Croatia so it will be crowded, especially during summer. It is less crowded during off season and winter so if you want a less crowded experience you should go then.
What is the best way to reach Plitvice lakes from Split?
The cheapest way is to take an organized tour or transport to Plitvice and back. There are also options to visit Plitvice lakes and then continue to Zagreb.
What payment options are available for joining a tour to Plitvice lakes from Split?
For most tours you need to pay by credit card when making your reservations. Some tours however offer an option just to make a booking online and pay in cash when you join the tour – these tours have the sign “Book without credit card”.
Are the tours to Plitvice lakes suitable for children?
Yes, but note that it’s a very long journey and there will be a lot of walking once you are in the park.
Are the tours to Plitvice lakes wheelchair friendly?
Most busses going to Plitvice are not equipped to accept wheelchair users but if you can get on the bus there will be enough space to store a foldable wheelchair. While some parts of the lakes are unreachable due to stairs, you can still enjoy a large portion of the national park.
How much in advance should I book a tour to Plitvice lakes?
At least 2-3 days in advance. Tour operators have a limited number of people that they can bring to Plitvice as agreed with the local authorities, so when it’s sold out there is no way for them to organize additional buses even if they have enough people interested.
Do I need to buy a ticket for the Plitvice lakes National Park in advance?
Yes. The Plitvice lakes National Park limited the number of tickets they sell for each day, and they close the online ticket sales 48 hours in advance. This means that if you don’t buy a ticket at least 2 days in advance, chances are that you will not be able to enter the national park once you arrive. It’s different if you book a tour with a touroperator – they have a pre-reserved number of tickets so if you join a tour (instead of going on your own), the touroperator makes a reservation for you (even if the tour price doesn’t include a ticket).
Can I take my luggage on trips to Plitvice lakes from Split?
Yes, most busses have enough space to store your luggage. To avoid any unforeseen situations, it is recommended that you announce that you will have some luggage when you make you booking.
Our guests personal experiences on tours to Plitvice Lakes National Park from Split
Tours to Plitvice Lakes National Park from Split
This tour was my present to mum for her 70th birthday.From the pick up to the drop off it was well organised and perfect.Natasha(our tour guide) was briliant and she was full of knowledge and informations that we got on the way and back and during the amazing walk of Plitvice. Mili (our driver)made our journey safe and he also made an extra effort to reach the port of Split at the end of our journey as we had a ferry to catch.l will 100%recommend this tour.Thank you for a fantastic day !
Anita K., United Kingdom
On excursion: NP Plitvice Lakes Small Group Tour from Split
The booking process was very straightforward and easy. We were picked up from our apartment at exactly the right time by Luka our driver. The Van was very new, comfortable and in immaculate condition. We didn't do a schedule tour which worked very well for us and tailor made it as we went along with help form Luka. I would highly recommend this company and the rates were reasonable. Many thanks
Jenny R., South Africa
On excursion: Private Transfer from Split to Zagreb with Visit of Plitvice Lakes (for up to 8 people)