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

1. 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: 1.5-Hour Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

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

3. 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: 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: Private Day Tour from Dubrovnik

5. Split: Private Day Tour from Dubrovnik

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.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Our guide, I don’t remember the spelling of her name but it sounded like Tanya. She was very professional and thorough and spiced up her narrative with great anecdotal stories. We were very pleased with our tour. One hour and a half was the perfect amount of time to keep the group’s attention.

Marko was an amazing tour guide, funny, knowledable and clearly passionate about Split. The tour was originally 1.5 hours long, but he had so much to say that we were there for 2+ hours. Extremly recommended.

Very knowledgeable guide. Kind and funny guide, who was able to make it a good experience. Left the tour much more aware of Croation history than when I came. Can only recommend this tour.

The guide Anna was very friendly and explained to us much more many things that we expected, not just only about history but also a lot of cultural background about Croatia.

The guide was very nice, even though it ended up being just us two, he gave us a great tour. We really enjoyed.