we are 3 adults and 2 children wanting to go plitvice lakes in late ocober but the cost with a tour online is over £300 English hard earned quid! Is there another cheaper option, the bus, it appears is not reliable for getting us back to Zadar in the evening. I didn't want to hire a car but I might have to if this is the very cheapest way. Any suggestions will be appreciated. I was even thinking of cancelling our apartment and going for a £100 cheaper option.