Make the best of your transfer from Zagreb to Split by taking time to admire one of the world’s wonders

Split to Zagreb with the Plitvice Lakes Private Tour

Why you should not skip the Plitvice Lakes on the way from Split to Zagreb?

If you could choose only one place to visit in Croatia, it should certainly be the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Mesmerising sequence of turquoise lakes and magical waterfalls has been on the UNESCO list of world heritage of nature for a good reason. In order to benefit fully from marvellous park when travelling through Croatia, consider booking a private transfer & tour combo as you get from Zagreb to Split, or from Split to Zagreb.

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets to the Plitvice Lakes National Park (skip the line benefit)
  • Private sightseeing of the park with a licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick up and Drop Off
  • Baggage handling
  • Travel by air-conditioned sedan or minivan
  • Electric boat ride(s)
  • Panoramic “train” ride (optional)
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Free cancelation policy
  • Tourist insurance
  • All taxes and VAT
No of persons 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Price per group  650 € 700 € 800 € 850 € 950 €  1050 € 1200 €
No of persons Price per group 
2 650 €
3 700 €
4 800 €
5 850 €
6 950 €
7 1050 €
8 1200 €

If traveling in a group of more than 8 people, please contact us for an offer.

PRICE INCLUDES: Entrance tickets to NP Plitvice Lakes (boat ride and tram included), pick Up and Drop Off, transport with comfortable sedan car or passenger van, official English speaking tour guide (other languages on request), baggage handling, road tolls and parking, all taxes and VAT.



    • Transfer comfortably from Split to Zagreb or vice versa;
    • Discover the amazing Plitvice Lakes
    • Let our tour guide show you the best of  NP Plitvice Lakes on a route tailored just for you
    • Marvel at the Upper Lakes, the Prštavci waterfalls and take a photo by the Pevalek waterfalls
    • Take a serene boat ride across Lake Kozjak
    • Walk in the canyon of the Lower Lakes, mesmerised by their turquoise colour
    • Stand in awe by the Big Waterfall
    • Stop in a local tavern for an optional traditional meal
    • Relax as your driver drops you off at your accommodation in Split or Zagreb
    • Save your time with our transfer and tour in one day

    Why booking a private transfer & tour may be one of the most convenient ways to visit the Plitvice Lakes?

    Make the best out of your vacation in Croatia by wisely combining a private guided visit of the Plitvice Lakes with your private transfer from Zagreb to Split or vice versa, saving time and money.

    • Pick-up and drop-off included in the price – no need to get a taxi
    • No need to use public transportation and switch buses
    • Perfect for families with little children and/or pets
    • No need to socialize with other travellers
    • No need to worry about booking tickets or getting lost
    • Let your private guide take care of the optimal route, skipping long lines
    • Customise your tour, including departure time and comfort stops
    • Benefit from personal attention or our passionate tour guides/drivers

    The purpose of this transfer/tour combo is clear: Saving time, money and energy while discovering Croatia’s highlights: Zagreb, the Plitvice Lakes and Split.

    The Plitvice Lakes National Park is not easy to reach (fortunately). It’s actually in the middle of nowhere, requiring visitors to dedicate time and money to get there.

    Of course, the best solution would be to spend a couple of days in the park, and taking time to discover the Plitvice Lakes area. However, many people cannot afford spending more than one day there. Therefore, one of the most common ways to visit the Plitvice Lakes is by taking a one-day tour, either from Zagreb, Istria, Rijeka, Zadar or Split.

    Instead of unnecessarily travelling back to your starting point, and leaving it again the next day, why not ‘kill two birds with one stone’ by including the Plitvice Lakes tour into the transfer that you were planning to do anyway.

    Make a wise choice – go with Portal Day Tours

    When you take all this into consideration, taking a private transfer/tour from Split to Zagreb or vice versa via Plitvice Lakes maybe just what you need.
    Surprisingly, the price of the trip may not be nearly as high as you would expect it to be for such a service.

    Since 2005, Portal Day Tours has owed its success primarily to its employees and associates: professional, friendly and responsible. We take our mission seriously, and make sure that each one of our clients feels welcome.

    Close to two thousand unsolicited excellent reviews are a proof of our reliability and trustworthiness.

    All of our tour guides/drivers understand that taking tours to the Plitvice Lakes requires them to be very flexible, intuitive, reasonable and patient. Our guided were selected because they have been meeting those requirements and getting predominately excellent feedback from our clients.

    Knowing that your tour guides/drivers are taking good care of you, meeting all the safety requirements, you will be able to relax and let yourself be mesmerised by the awe-inspiring Plitvice Lakes.


    As you probably expect, any private tour can be tailored and customised. The Portal Day Tours Private Tour to Plitvice Lakes is no exception.

    However, some facts need to be kept in mind. For instance, entrance tickets are booked days before the tour and for selected hours only. In other words, visitors are expected to enter the Park as scheduled.
    At times, due to heavy rains, some parts of the park get flooded, affecting the proposed itinerary.

    Also, our experienced tour guide might suggest altering the planned route, and going for an alternative one.

    This is a recommended itinerary for our Plitvice Lakes Private Tour:

    08:00/09:00 Pick-up and departure from Split/Zagreb
    10:30 – 15:00 Sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes with your private guide
    15:30 – 16:30 Time for lunch
    18:00/19:00 Arrival to Zagreb/Split and drop-off


    Our experienced tour guide/driver will pick you up at the arranged meeting point, taking care of the baggage. If necessary, he will suggest comfort stops along the way to the Plitvice Lakes and give you more details about the trip.

    Your entrance tickets to the Plitvice Lakes National Park will have been booked and paid by the agency, so upon arrival to the park, your guide will just briefly do some final paperwork, skipping the line.
    Depending on your preferences and the circumstances in the park, especially the weather, your guide will recommend a route, with the aim to make you enjoy the park as much as possible.

    Usually, our private tours begin at the Entrance 2, starting with the guided visit of the Upper Lakes, then taking the relaxing 20-minutes-long boat ride across the Lake Kozjak and end by a stroll at the Lower Lakes, climaxing at the Big Waterfall.
    Again, keep in mind that this is a private hiking tour, which means that you can always share your thoughts with the guide, who will do his best to meet your requirements.

    As the guided tour comes to its end, you might inform your guide if you’re interested in stopping for lunch, so that he would be able to make arrangements with the restaurant. Tired, but content, you will certainly appreciate your guide/driver’s insightful comments and tips on the places you’re planning to visit next in Croatia.

    Before you know it, you will be dropped off at your hotel or apartment. In case your apartment is in a pedestrian zone, expect to be dropped off as close as possible.


    Important hints

    The Plitvice Lakes tour requires a considerable amount of walking, approximately 5-6 kilometres over 4 hours (including going up and down the stairs and hiking over uneven ground). The upside is that your mobile apps will congratulate you for making 10.000 steps. Therefore, the regular route may not be suitable for people with walking disabilities or other health issues. However, we may be able to create a plan that will, to some extent, make the tour possible.

    Also, keep in mind that the weather at the Plitvice Lakes may at times be totally different than anywhere else in Croatia. Be prepared.

    • Make sure to mention any health/walking issues as you book the tour
    • Check weather forecast before you go
    • Check weather forecast again on another website
    • Dress appropriately. Walking shoes are recommended.
    • Don’t forget to take your medication with you
    • Take an umbrella/raincoat/jacket anyway.
    • Get a hat, sunglasses and a bottle of water in summer

    Did you know?

    All of our transfers and tours are flexible and customable. Depending of your schedule and interests, the departure time, sightseeing route or lunch breaks can be adjusted.

    This particular transfer/tour option (Zagreb-Plitvice-Split) can also be organised from other locations. Here are just some of the options we propose:

    • Start the tour to NP Plitvice Lakesin Split. Enjoy the sightseeing of the park and finish the tour in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The tour can also start from Slovenia, either in its capital city or another popular destination like Lake Bled and end in Split.
    • You can also start the tour in Zadaror Rovinj, visit the Plitvice Lakes and finish the tour in Split or vice versa.

    Feel free to contact us for more information or options.


    What can I say, an absolute gem of a tour company – who actually go the extra mile for their guests.

    Very knowledgable, attentive, polite, great humour, but also super organised to ensure your tour runs smooth. Myself and the Mrs traveled from Zagreb to Split via the Plitvice Lakes, our guide was fantastic and looked after us every step of the way.

    Muaupoko – UK