Guided tour

Split: Roman History & Market Tour

Split: Roman History & Market Tour

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Explore the secrets of Diocletian's Palace and taste the local treats and discover the secrets of their creation through the eyes of the local guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Uncover secrets hidden in the walls of Diocletian’s Palace
  • Taste some local seasonal food at the green market
  • Hear about different rituals Dalmatians respect from the Iliryan times
  • Discover why the way to a Dalmatian’s heart is through the stomach
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
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Welcome to Split, the capital of the Dalmatia region. Locals believe Split is the prettiest place on Earth. Tip: If you share their admiration towards Split, they are welcoming and polite to you. But if you don't like their Split, they will not like you. Simple as that. The town is more than 1700 years old, founded within the walls of the Roman Palace. The Palace was built by one of the most interesting Roman emperors, the emperor Diocletian. Hence the name The Diocletian Palace. Walking the streets of the Palace in our small groups is one of the best ways we show respect to the residents and their history. Their ancestors inhabited the Palace area more than 1000 years ago creating an incredible blend of antique, medieval, and modern architecture combined with unique and vibrant living conditions and rituals locals still treasure. Joining our tour is the best introduction to the everyday life of Splićana (the people of Split). Walking around with our local guides, born and raised in Split, you will have the honor to walk the same path as Roman emperor Diocletian walked. It is no secret, however, that the way to a Dalmatian’s heart is through the stomach so one of the first stops will be the famous Green Market of Split. You will stop at the Greenmarket to meet some local vendors, and our guides will share their knowledge of the way locals buy at the Greenmarket. Walk around to see, hear and taste the beauty of Split. Let the local guides show you traditional and authentic food and share the stories behind it. You can make a wish at the golden toe of Gregory of Nin (Grgur Ninski), hear about majestic Hajduk, Split, and why you see this name everywhere, from the suburbs of Split to the old town area. Continue your royal adventure in the not-so-modest home of the emperor Diocletian. His colossal palace is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Monument and home to many but also a popular hangout for locals of Split and the cast of The Game of Thrones. As we wander into the heart of the city, Peristil, we’ll discover the secrets of Diocletian’s life hidden in the walls of the world’s best-preserved Roman palace – find out why he loved the salad so much and why a piece of the mythical White Stone can make you happy. We’ll finish our tour on the Riva promenade leaving you feeling as satisfied and pampered as the emperor Diocletian himself. Our local guides will point you to their favourite coffee shops and the best spots for an evening of Dalmatian delicacies and entertainment.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Greenmarket food stop with tastings (such as fruits, vegetables, olive oil, rakija, cheese, or dry figs)
  • Diocletian Palace Visit (Main square within the Palace Walls, private section of the Diocletian Palace, Vestibule, and Golden Gates)
  • Entrance fees to the cathedral of ex-Emperor mausoleum, underground of the palace, Bell Tower, Museums, and Temple of Jupiter
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide.
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The beginning of the Riva (Promenade) near the mock-up model of the city. The iron map of the city

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  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
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August 24, 2022

Very informative and the guide knew his stuff.

Very good

May 19, 2019

"Ted" was a knowledgable tour guide. A well paced and educational tour.

November 26, 2018

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