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Split Walking Tour

1. Split Walking Tour

Step into the past as you explore the historic city of Split. Let your experienced tour guide take you back in time when Split was nothing but a summer house of the powerful Roman emperor Diocletian. In a 1.25-hour tour, you will see all the most famous and important landmarks that the 1700-year-old city has to offer.  Before you pass through the golden gate of Diocletian's Palace your guide will provide you with some information about the palace. Once inside you will have a feeling of being in a maze thanks to all the small and narrow alleys that were built to shield the local people from the strong winter wind. While walking you see the magnificent Peristil that used to be the main square of the palace.  Next to Peristil is the Saint Domnius (Sveti Dujam) Cathedral, a symbol of Split. It used to be a mausoleum of the emperor but in the 4th-century before it was turned into a church. Right next to the bell tower is a sphinx brought to Split from Egypt. It is recommended that you climb to the top of the bell tower to experience panoramic views of Split. You will then walk through Diocletian’s cellars and find yourself on the main promenade and the modern center of the city- Riva where your guide will share more about the city and its rich history with you.

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 History and Culture Walking Tour

3. Split: Private History and Culture Walking Tour

Your walking tour takes you on an exciting journey through the ancient history of one of the most significant original structures of the late ancient architecture, Diocletian's Palace, a Roman imperial palace that was enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage and that is today a living museum! Be thoroughly entertained as you set foot on cultural and historical sightseeing of the Palace, imagining how the life of Emperor Diocletian was like within its walls and learning with insider’s perspective how it is today, 1700 years later! During the walking tour, you will see Peristil Square and Vestibul, sacred Roman temples and the Cathedral of St. Dujam which is the oldest cathedral building in the world, as well as the ancient cellars, the famous Golden Gate, Romanesque churches, Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque palaces and more. There will be ample opportunities for memorable pictures, so put your walking shoes on and soak up the atmosphere of this lively, excitable city. Your guide will provide you with insight into the history and culture of Split as well as give you many useful tips about local life, suggestions regarding restaurants and shops to make this trip a memorable one!

Split: Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace

4. Split: Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace

Discover Croatia's second-largest city, Split, on a historical walking tour. Experience Dalmatian life firsthand as you walk the streets of this exuberant city. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments. Marvel at its well-preserved architecture while you feel the lively atmosphere of the bars, restaurants and shops that surround you. Visit different areas of the complex, such as the cellars, the monumental Peristyle courtyard and Diocletian's living room. Then, visit the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, originally built as Diocletian's Mausoleum. Also, discover the Temple of Jupiter and Baptistery and the original four monumental doors that provided access to the city. Finally, see the statue of Gregory of Knin, Pjaca Square and the Fruit Square before going back to the starting point.

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!

Split: Private Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

6. Split: Private Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

Take a fascinating two-hour walk through the 1700-year-old Diocletian's palace accompanied by a guide. See the fantastic city center of Split; a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more about the rich history of Split, one of Croatia's oldest cities, as you walk through its streets. Have a stroll down the Riva promenade. Visit all the city's most interesting squares, such as the Fruit Market, the National Square and the central square of Diocletian's Palace; the Peristil. Every street, building, and square in the old town has its own story. Check out the splendor of the ancient palace built for Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century and visit its beautifully-preserved cellars.

From Zadar: Klis Fortress, Split and Trogir

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Diocletian's Palace

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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.

We enjoyed a fantastic walking tour of the city with Bernada. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the city. Highly recommend the tour!

Fantastic and fun tour. Learned a lot and definitely recommend for visitors to appreciate Split’s awesome history.

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