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Split: Krka Waterfalls w/ Boat Ride, Swimming & Food Tasting

1. Split: Krka Waterfalls w/ Boat Ride, Swimming & Food Tasting

Escape the hustle and bustle of Split's city center on a full-day guided tour of one of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks at Krka. Ride in comfort in an air-conditioned bus on a group tour or sit back and relax in a private car on a private tour. Glide along the Krka River's calm water on a boat cruise and make the most of your free time in the park once you arrive. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace for a transfer to Krka National Park, an approximately one-hour drive. Alternatively, drive straight to the park in a private vehicle, depending on the option selected. Upon arrival, go to the small town of Skradin to take a short boat cruise down the Krka River. Disembark at the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, and marvel at Europe’s largest travertine cascade system. Take in the fresh air and wild nature, or go to the Ethno Museum in one of the old mills. See the remains of ancient settlements and small stone houses, along with the first hydroelectric power station in Europe. After the National Park, visit a sandy beach Skradin's sandy beach for a refreshing rest. If you've chosen the tasting option, visit a local winery and enjoy a wine tasting, olive oil tasting, or combination.

Split: Small Group Guided Game of Thrones Tour

2. Split: Small Group Guided Game of Thrones Tour

On this Game of Thrones tour of Split, you will see many of the significant and recognizable Game of Thrones film locations. You will begin the tour with the spectacular and unmistakable fortress at Klis, where so much Game of Thrones filming took place. At this location in season 4, Daenerys overthrows the Meereen, the largest of the three great Slaver Cities. With panoramic views across the valley and the city of Split beneath, this imposing fort has protected the seat of many a Croatian King. Today, it’s a tranquil but spectacular location. You can climb to the top of the fortress to see where Khalisi answered "injustice with justice", by nailing the city’s former rulers to crosses for hundreds to see. You will also visit Kaštel Gomilica, which was the setting of the free city of Braavos. Finally, you will finish your tour at the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the setting of some of Daenerys Targaryen’s most memorable scenes. This 1,700-year-old Diocletian Palace was constructed by Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century and remains the city’s most famous site. It is here that you see Daenerys in her throne room, where she trained her dragons, and where the famous "kill the masters" scene in season 4 takes place.

Split: Bus Tour to Salona and Klis with Guided Walking Tour

3. Split: Bus Tour to Salona and Klis with Guided Walking Tour

Explore the wonders of Split and its surroundings on this open-top bust tour. Listen to an audio guide in 6 different languages on the bus. Drive to sights like Bačvice beach, sport facilities, and museums. Follow your guide through the picturesque Old Town.   Board the comfortable bus that has Wi-Fi. Capture pictures easily from the open-top bus as you pass by the city's top sights like the turquoise waters of Bačvice beach. Stop in the Old Town for a guided walking tour.  Stroll through the streets of Diocletian's palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best-preserved structures from Late Antiquity. Continue to Klis fortress which was featured in 'Game of Thrones.' Gaze out at panoramic views of Split and the surrounding mountains and islands. After a break, travel to Salona, which was once the largest Roman city in this region. Purchase a ticket to the archeological site which is filled the ruins of ancient basilicas, baptisteries, and an amphitheater. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Split: Panoramic Electric Cart Private Tour

4. Split: Panoramic Electric Cart Private Tour

Join a ride through 1700 years of history. The electric cart tour is a fun and eco-friendly way of discovering Split. During the tour, explore many interesting places in the city. Enjoy a mix of landscapes and beautiful seaside promenades in part of the city outside of the Diocletian palace zone. Visit the site of the beautiful Marjan, Poljud Stadium, Bačvice beach, Split's Vidilica and Đardin park. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your knowledgeable and friendly, personal guide leads you through the heart of Split. Hear stories about the emperors, kings, warriors, sports, poets, and myths that have shaped this small but awe-inspiring area of the Mediterranean.

SMALL GROUP Trogir and Split: Half-Day Guided City Tour

5. SMALL GROUP Trogir and Split: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Hop into an air-conditioned minibus to Trogir City, just a 35-minute drive from Split. Tour the small city with a local guide to discover some of the many highlights and historical significance of these sites.  Make use of a little free time to roam the streets of Trogir.  Discover how the Romans, Venetians, Austrians, and French have all left their mark on Split city. Your expert guide will show you the beautiful Diocletian’s Palace, as well as the various churches, cathedrals, city walls gates and the bustling squares and markets which boast the diverse architectural influences in Split.  Once you’ve enjoyed the many sights of the city, your guide will finish the tour with a walk up the Marjan hill, the lungs of Split, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the city and a brief escape from the bustling streets below. If you’re in Split for dinner, your guide can also recommend the best restaurants to eat at!

Half Day Split and Trogir Tour

6. Half Day Split and Trogir Tour

Tour starts based on the cruise ship's schedule for that day (if any), exact starting times will be sent several days prior. The day will start with with a short ride along the coast to Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Greek colonists in the Third Century BC, Trogir has 2300 years of history. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period. Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in all of Central Europe. Your guide will show you the historical city center, the city gate and walls, the Fortress of Kamerlengo, the Duke's Palace, the Cathedral, and much more. You will then have 1 hour of free time to have a meal and enjoy a walk in the city before heading back to Split. Once you arrive in Split, you will take a city tour of one of the oldest cities in the region, known for its exceptional historical heritage dating back to the 4th century BC. Explore the palace of Diocletian, an ancient palace built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the Fourth Century AD. You will also see Prokurative, the Bell Tower of St. Duje, and much more.

Split and Salona Cultural Heritage Day Tour from Trogir

7. Split and Salona Cultural Heritage Day Tour from Trogir

When you arrive in Split on this 4-hour cultural heritage tour you’ll take a walk with a local guide to see the classic sights of the city. Virtually every major site in the city center is covered on the tour, including the Diocletian Palace, St. Duje Cathedral, Peristil, the statue of Gregory of Nin, the Golden Gate, Vestibul, Riva, the statue of Marko Marulic, and the city clock. After the tour you’ll have some free time to relax, have lunch, and do some shopping. Continue on to Salona for a journey into the ancient past. Salona, located on the Dalmatian coast, is the largest site of antiquity-era monuments in Croatia, and is often referred to as Croatia’s Pompeii. See the magnificent Roman basilica, and a number of fine marble sarcophagi in the Archaeological Museum of Split. Visit the Roman amphitheater and the coliseum as well.

From Zadar: Klis Fortress, Split and Trogir

8. From Zadar: Klis Fortress, Split and Trogir

Departure from Zadar in the morning towards Klis. Built in the 2nd century BCE Klis Fortress is situated at the peak of a rocky ridge. Due to its strategic position at the hill, Klis fortress was controlling the entrance to the valley that leads to Split. You will climb Klis fortress and take in the beautiful panoramic view of Split and nearby islands. Your guide will explain Klis' turbulent past and defending techniques people used to resist frequent enemies attacks. Inside the fortress, you will see displays of swords and costumes. After sightseeing at Klis Fortress, you will proceed to the nearby Split. Visiting Split is unimaginable without visiting its living heart - Diocletian's palace. It was built as a royal residence for Roman emperor Diocletian in the 4th century and nowadays is protected as UNESCO World Heritage site. As you stroll through the most preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world, your guide will introduce you to the development of Split, you will learn more about the way people lived in this area and discover Game of Thrones filming locations. You will then have some free time to have lunch in one of the local restaurants and to explore the city on your own. From Split, you will depart towards Trogir. It is considered to be the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic city in Europe. Since 1997 entire city is inscribed at UNESCO World Heritage List. There you will have free time to stroll through narrow Dalmatian streets, explore traditional architecture, valuable historical sites and relax in one of the most beautiful cities in Dalmatia.

From Split : Full-Day Trogir Tour

9. From Split : Full-Day Trogir Tour

Discover Diocletian's palace, which is now the heart of Split's inner city, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the well-preserved cellars of Diocletian's Palace-the architectural purpose was to raise the imperial residential area to the upper floor and then walk up the stairs to Peristil. Peristil was meant to be used by the Diocletian and the cult of the living son of Jupiter. Admire the Cathedral of St Duje (St Duje is the patron saint of Split), which is Diocletian's mausoleum and is said to be the oldest Cathedral in the world. In the people's square Pjaca, you can experience both the Middle Ages and Modern life. You can shop and rest in one of the cafes situated on the beautiful waterfront. Trogir's historical core is a one-of-a-kind cultural monument on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Walk through Trogir's charming streets, the town of happy moments, the town of Kairos with your professional guide. Before entering Trogir's main attraction, stop in front of the Cathedral St. Lawrence and take a deep breath. The Cathedral, along with its Romanesque portal designed by local artist Radovan, is regarded as one of Croatia's finest architectural works. You will time to shop and relax in one of the cafes located within the city walls before returning to Split.

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What people are saying about Diocletian's Palace

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 28 reviews

This was a very enjoyable trip with our hosts Sunny and Nico. Very informative and we had a blast with the banter. It was about 12 degrees so some advice for others, do not wear shorts and a tshirt. You will be cold! Very interesting places to see. A must to book if you are visiting Split!

Great experience and outstandingly beautiful place to go for the day, we also went to the town of Skradin for a walk and food was amazing Mario our guide was amazing too

No regrest at all after experiencing such magic beauty, plus the guide is a very nice guy, and we were drove safe in a very comforta le bus ... it's totally worth it!

Great activity!! It's worth the detour. We hesitated with Plitvice Park, a little further, but we did not regret our choice!

Mario was a fantastic guide and the experience was great!