Enjoy the beautiful landscape on your way to the Croatian UNESCO World Heritage site – National Park Plitvice Lakes. In only one day you will experience one of the most beautiful natural heritage sites in Croatia along with gaining an interesting insight into the historic importance of the area.
Morning departure from Zagreb. An hour drive to the first stop in Turanj Military complex Museum just near Karlovac city and on our way to Plitvice Lakes. There you will witness to the interesting and abundant military past and strategic importance of the area throughout the history of Croatia and Europe.
After Turanj we have another 30 minutes drive to an idyllic watermill village of Rastoke. It has similar natural phenomena occurring as Plitvice Lakes and it is often referred to as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice”.
It is a unique experience of natural harmony and beauty
You will see the unique structure of well preserved wooden watermills on the waterfalls of river Slunjcica. The village found its place at the foot of the 19th century Napoleon’s army Magazine since the area of Rastoke was actually the Eastern border of Napoleon’s Empire. It has an important autochthonous ecologic and ethnographic legacy.
After the tour and coffee in Rastoke village we are continuing and reaching National Park Plitvice Lakes within 20 minutes drive.The tour of the National Park will take approximately 3-4 hours and will include hiking along both upper and lower lakes, a boat ride over the big lake and a train ride through park area at the end. You will be able to see 16 green and blue colored lakes arranged in cascades and connected to each other by a series of beautiful waterfalls surrounded by captivating forests and vegetation.
After the tour of the park we are heading to lunch in one of the local restaurants where you are going to try and enjoy traditional local food. After the lunch we are heading back to Zagreb and expected to arrive to Zagreb at 6.00 pm.
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