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Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

1. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

Travel back in time on a guided walking tour of Split and explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's second largest city. Uncover sights like the Saint Domnius Cathedral along the way.  Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace and marvel at the remains of an ancient palace from the Roman Empire which now forms about half the Old Town of Split. Stop to view its open colonnades in the palace's central Peristyle square. Continue to the impressive Saint Domnius Cathedral, which is thought to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original form. Hear about the story of Gregory of Nin by his statue in Giardin Park. Stroll along the Riva promenade to admire views of Marjan Hill and the Adriatic Sea. Finish your tour where it began at the Golden Gate.

Split: Private Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace Visit

2. Split: Private Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace Visit

This will be your private and personalized sightseeing tour to suit your tempo and interests. Your tour is flexible and guided by a professional, highly qualified guide with a real passion for touring Croatia and showing you its beauty.  You will meet your guide in the center of Split, one of the oldest cities in Croatia, with departure times which suit you. From here, you will embark on a walking tour, exploring Split's 12th- and 13th-Century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-Century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style.  Stroll around the Roman portion of the city, throughout which the ruins of Diocletian's Palace are scattered, and visit the Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Known locally as St Duje, this is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings standing today, built in the 5th Century on the site where Diocletian, the last famous persecutor of the Christians, was interred in 311 AD.  Other incredible sights include the statue of the medieval Croatian bishop, Gregory of Nin, the Golden Gate and the tower-clock, which has kept time in Split since the 15th Century. In the Medieval Quarter, you can take in City Hall, the Fish Market -– a focal point of life in Split – and the beautiful promenade over Riva Harbor. Your private guide will share facts and stories with you as you experience the vibrant culture of this historic city. This is a tour the whole family will enjoy and your personal guide will customize the itinerary for you.

Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

3. Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

Explore the old town of Split on a guided walking tour and marvel at the ancient Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Wander the maze of streets in the historical city center to discover a mix of architectural styles, from the last remaining Egyptian sphinx in the black granite Peristyle to more recent buildings from the 20th century. Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle of the locals and learn the history of the magical city as you stroll around the palace grounds from the South Gate to the cellars and main palace square. Admire the North Gate and West Gate, and discover the site of the old fruit market on Voćni Trg (Fruit Square). Go down to the Riva waterfront and get panoramic views of Marjan Hill from the promenade. See the oldest Catholic church in the world at the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, formed from an Imperial Roman mausoleum.

Split: Guided Walking Tour

4. Split: Guided Walking Tour

Explore the beautiful Dalmatian city of Split on a walking tour with a professional guide. Visit the main hub of the old town, the famous Diocletian’s Palace, and the Peristyle Square. Admire the stunning beauty of the ancient Roman architecture of the city. After a short break at a coffee shop move towards the symbol of the Split town, the St. Duke Cathedral. The cathedral was built in the 13th century and has a bell tower 57m high. It is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings standing today. Climb to the top of the tower and witness a breathtaking view of the entire city and the central Dalmatian islands. Next, move on towards the famous Peristyle Square and admire the ruins of the Roman empire. Stroll through the vibrant and alive narrow streets of the city and reach Jupiter's temple. Your expert guide will share fascinating facts and stories of the city. Leave the Diocletian Palace through the Bronze Gate. At the end of the tour, walk down the famous waterfront called Riva to feel the atmosphere of this beautiful city.

Split: 1.5-Hour Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

5. Split: 1.5-Hour Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

Learn about the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Split on a relaxing 1.5-hour walking tour of the Old City and see streets and squares that date back to the days of the Roman Empire. Meet your guide close to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Facing the harbor, the palace is one of the most imposing Roman ruins still in existence. Wander the narrow, picturesque streets around the palace and see the cellars and peristyle courtyard of the stone fortress. Part of Split’s UNESCO World Heritage attractions, the ruins of the palace can be found throughout the city, such as at the Cathedral of St Doimus, the former Mausoleum of Diocletian. Learn the history of Split as you experience its Mediterranean atmosphere on squares and streets lined with cafés and souvenir stores.

Split: Old Town Food Tour

6. Split: Old Town Food Tour

Join a guided food tour and discover the historic Old Town of the largest city on the Adriatic Coast. Learn about the city's history while exploring Diocletian's Palace, an ancient palace built for the Roman emperor Diocletian. See the Cathedral of St. Domnius, Jupiter's Temple, Peristyle Square, and the Golden Gate. Visit the palace substructures and view the cellars that served as one of the many filming locations in Croatia for the HBO series Game of Thrones. Continue your tour by heading to the Green Market to sample some of the seasonal fruits and other goods sold here.

Split: Private Guided Walking Tour with Marjan Hill View

7. Split: Private Guided Walking Tour with Marjan Hill View

You will meet an tour guide with a first Stop at: Old Split What we will see: Gates and walls The statue of Gregory of Nin Vestibule and Perystile St. Dominus Cathedral Temple of Jupiter Substructure Main square and Fruit square Promenade Marmont's street Republic square (Prokurative). Later on Palazzo di Diocleziano Diocletian Palace is one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world. The Emperor's Palace was built as a combination of a luxury villa - summer house and a Roman military camp The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace Peristyle, as the central square of the Palace, intended for the Emperor Diocletian celebrated as the living son of Jupiter, finds its place among many temples.

Split: Magical Evening Sightseeing Private Tour

8. Split: Magical Evening Sightseeing Private Tour

Discover Split, the main cultural city of Dalmatia with a 1700-year-old heritage that is now listed as a UNESCO site. Take a magical evening walking tour through the old town to see numerous archaeological, historical, and cultural monuments among which the famous Diocletian's palace takes a special place. Experience the attraction and warmth of a modern Mediterranean town full of cultural life and entertainment. Stroll through the shopping streets, markets, and squares which come alive during summer evenings. After being welcomed by your guide, follow them back in time to the Roman era when Diocletian's palace was built. Visit the well-preserved cellars and walk up the stairs to Peristyle and the Jupiter Temple.  Admire the Cathedral of St. Duje dedicated to the patron saint of Split. Find out how this church was originally the mausoleum of Diocletian, and it is said to be the oldest cathedral in the world.  Step outside Diocletian's Palace to explore the beautiful medieval part of the city. Walk into the People's Square known as Piazza from the period of Venetian rule in the city. End your sightseeing tour in Riva along the beautiful waterfront where you will find lots of restaurants and cafes to continue the evening's merriment. 

From Dubrovnik: Split Private Day Tour

9. From Dubrovnik: Split Private Day Tour

Take an excursion from Dubrovnik to the city of Split on a full-day excursion and private walking tour. See its many sites and learn why Split is known as the heart of Dalmatia. Upon arrival in the city, join your friendly guide for a walking tour of this city and its historical center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a population of 200,000 people, Split is big enough to hold its own but small enough to fascinate and charm its visitors. Visit the oldest parts of town, the world-famous Diocletian Palace, and hear stories and legends about Split along the way. As you walk, let yourself be swept away by the city's 1,700-year-old history before heading back to Dubrovnik.

Split: Best of the City Guided Walking Tour

10. Split: Best of the City Guided Walking Tour

Let's make the best tour ever in Split! The first attraction in Split is Diocletian Palace and peristyle. Just after resting in a coffee shop, we reach the symbol of Split town St.Duje Cathedral with a bell tower 57m high built in the 13th century. If you want a unique view of the entire city and the central Dalmatian islands, you should climb to the top. The cathedral is in front of the Peristyle square. Peristyle Square, through the narrowest street, takes you to Jupiter’s temple. Leave Diocletian Palace through Bronze Gate and Finish your tour in Riva- the Split waterfront- iconic place and a favorite meeting point for locals.!

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Tanya, our guide, was excellent. Very knowledgeable, she spoke very good English and was able to explain everything in detail and clearly. She was friendly, informative and entertaining and gave some excellent practical advice on restaurants, other places to visit and ATMs. Invaluable. Thank you Tanya!

Great history and our guide made it very simple to understand its complexity. Easy to hear her and it was a smaller sized group so we didn’t need headphones to hear like other tours which in my opinion are less engaging.

Tanja was great! very knowledgeable and super friendly. the tour is great for ppl who don't really walk alot as we had alot of stopping yo learn about the castle in more details. highly Recommend!

Clara was a very good guide and covered a great many relevant topics. She made the tour interesting and entertaining.v

It was fabulous and informative our guide Tanja was the best guide we ever had !!!