At the agreed time, your tour guide/driver will pick you up from Zagreb to start the comfortable ride to the national park.
On your way, the first stop will be a visit to the Homeland War memorial in Turanj. The collection is set up on a battlefield of one of the worst fights of the Croatian army which defended Karlovac and proves the importance of Turanj as an advance guard for Karlovac since the period of the Ottoman Empire.
After this intriguing history lesson, enjoy a short stop for coffee in Rastoke. This village represents an excellent introduction to the Plitvice Lakes as this location is often called the 'Small Lakes of Plitvice' because both destinations are connected by the same river. Apart from astonishing natural beauties, Rastoke is best known for its well-preserved mills and little waterfalls along the Slunjica river.
As you arrive at the Plitvice Lakes National Park, your adventure of discovering the whole park area accompanied by your tour guide begins. This park consists of 16 terraced lakes, formed by natural travertine dams. Depending on the angle of the sun's rays and the mineral makeup of the water, lakes change colors throughout the day, from bright turquoise to gray.
After the tour, your tour guide will take you to the local restaurant where you can taste typical dishes of this area. He will gladly make some recommendations for food, drinks or even souvenirs. After the lunch, enjoy your pleasant drive to the final drop off location in Zagreb.
8:00 Pick up in Zagreb
9:00 Visiting Homeland War Museum in Turanj
10:00 - 11:00 Visiting Rastoke and a coffee break
11:30 - 15:30 Sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes National Park with a tour guide
16:00 - 17:00 Short break for lunch
19:00 Drop off in Zagreb
Please note: The itinerary may be adjusted due to traffic, flooded trails in the park or bad weather conditions.