• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Rastoke, Plitvice Lakes, Split
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Availability: DAILY, July - September | MON/WED/FRI/SUN, June & October


  • Travel comfortably in a small group with our one-way tour from Zagreb to Split
  • Pick Up in Zagreb in a central location and Drop Off in Split in a central location at the ferry port.
  • Discover Plitvice Lakes, a true natural wonder under UNESCO`s protection
  • Let the tour guide show you the best of NP Plitvice Lakes on the sightseeing tour
  • Save your time and money with our group transfer and tour in one day
  • NOTE: The vehicles are spacious enough so that you can take your luggage. The luggage will be stored in the vehicle and will be safe during the tour
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Daily Small Group Guaranteed Departure Day Trip to Plitvice, including one-way transfer Zagreb to Split

A fantastic option for those who prefer to relax and let others do the driving. Join our small group tour that starts in Zagreb, then heads to beautiful Plitvice Lakes for an afternoon of sightseeing in Plitvice National Park. Then we continue onto Split where you are dropped off in a central location or the ferry port.

Also available in the reverse direction from Split to Zagreb via Plitvice. See link below.

01Jun-30Jun Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
01July-30Sep DAILY
01Oct-15Oct Monday, Wednesday, Friday


12hrs (approx) from Zagreb, Rastoke, Plitvice Lakes and to Split

Take advantage of a group transfer from Zagreb to Split with a tour of NP Plitvice Lakes. Pick up in Zagreb to start your travel with the comfortable drive to NP Plitvice Lakes. Upon arrival to NP Plitvice Lakes, accompanied by your tour guide, you will visit the whole park area with its 16 lakes connected by waterfalls and cascades. After the tour your tour guide will be glad to give you recommendations regarding the restaurants and traditional dishes you might want to taste. After lunch and time spent in the park starts the comfortable drive to your final drop off location in Split.

  • Pick up times between 7am and 8am, you will need to get up fairly early for this great tour! Pick up from a central point Zagreb, and some specific hotels as per list below at the bottom of the itinerary. Please scroll down.

01Jun-30Jun Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
01July-30Sep DAILY
01Oct-15Oct Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Also available in the opposite direction: http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/96/day-tour-plitvice-lakes-with-transfer-split-zagreb/
Similar tour but overnight and with Krka: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/243/zagreb-plitvice-zadar-krka-and-split-tour-1nt/
Similar tour but 3 nights: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/228/zagreb-plitvice-lakes-and-split-tour-3nts/
Zagreb, via Slovenia to Split tour 5nts: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/325/zagreb-to-split-via-slovenia-private-tour-5nts/

ITINERARY (all times are approximate).

07:30 - 08:00 Pick Up in Zagreb at central location or hotel (as per list below)
09:00 - 09.30 Visiting Homeland War Museum in Turanj
10:00 - 11:00 Coffee break and a short visit of Rastoke
11:30 - 15:30 Guided sightseeing tour of the NP Plitvice Lakes
16:00 - 17:00 Time for lunch
20:00 - 20.30 (APPROXIMATE) Arrival in Split - drop off to bus station / ferry port (central location, near the Old Town pedestrian zone)

It is possible that the itinerary can be adjusted due to the flooded trails in the Park, traffic on the road, or bad weather conditions. Please note we cannot give you an exact arrival time to Split due to traffic conditions on the day.

• Pick up in Zagreb and Drop off in Split from central locations (bus stations / train stations)
• Transport with comfortable air-conditioned passenger van or mini bus
• English speaking tour guide / driver
• Entrance tickets to Rastoke
• Entrance tickets to Plitvice Lakes (boat and tram ride included)
• Road tolls and parking
• All taxes and VAT
• Entrance tickets to Plitvice Lakes (including boat/tram rides)

• Optional late lunch for 75-120 Kuna per person (approx $15-25) in a local restaurant (meat, fish and vegetarian menu) - payment directly to the restaurant on the day in Kuna

1. Central Zagreb (For those not staying in a hotel)
please meet here at 07.50am for 08.00am pick up:
Address: Trg Nikole Subica Zrinskog 2, Zagreb (by the meteorological display).
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RJWEbgWEk9iExjB57

2. Zagreb: Hotel Pick up times (please look for your nearest pick up point and let us know which one):
• 07:30 am – Hotel DoubleTree Hilton
• 07:45 am – Hotel Best Western Premier Astoria
• 07:45 am – Hotel Sheraton
• 07:45 am – Canopy by Hilton Zagreb City Centre
• 07:45 am – Hotel Central
• 07:50 am – Hotel Esplanade
• 07:55 am – Hotel Palace
• 08:10 am – Hotel Westin
• 08:10 am – Hotel Garden
• 08:15 am – Hotel Panorama
• 08:15 am – Hotel Laguna

DROP OFF POINTS: Split (2 main drop off points - time varies 20.00-20.30hrs):
1. Drop off at Hotel Atrium on the way into Split; or
2. Drop off at Split old town (near the ferry port / bus station / train station) Map: https://goo.gl/vn5Qd8

• LUGGAGE LIMITATIONS: On the tour, each participant is welcome to bring one suitcase and one hand luggage. The luggage will be safely stored in the vehicle during tour.
• Passengers are recommended to bring comfortable items such as comfortable closed walking shoes, sportswear, snacks, water and most definitely a camera to take some amazing photos.
• It is also recommended to bring a jacket/warm sweater and umbrella/raincoat due to unpredictable weather conditions in the area (subject to the season and weather forecast).
• Tour is NOT recommended for children younger than 3 years and people with mobility issues as tour includes a lot of walking on very uneven surfaces with no handrails.
• Please be advised that due to the geographical position and frequent local weather changes, the weather conditions in the Plitvice Lakes National Park may be much different than in other parts of the country. Please check the weather conditions in the park day before the tour and make sure to dress appropriately.

Tour Size: We usually do not use massive coach, we have 36 seat tour buses, 19 seat sprinters, 14 seat masters and 8 seat vans. According to the group size, we organize the tour with a suitable vehicle. Rarely we have a group larger then 36, but then tour is organized with a larger coach.



  • • Pick up and drop off in Split from central location (at the ferry port / bus & train station)
  • • Transport with comfortable air-conditioned passenger van or mini bus
  • • English speaking tour guide / driver
  • • Road tolls and parking
  • • All taxes and VAT
  • • Entrance tickets to Plitvice Lakes (including boat/tram rides)


NOT INCLUDED: • Optional late lunch for 75-120 Kuna per person (approx $15-25) in a local restaurant (meat, fish and vegetarian menu) - payment directly to the restaurant on the day in Kuna

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)


Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.


What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!


What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]



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