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Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace Walking Tour

1. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 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.

Experience Split History Walking Tour With Local Historian

2. Experience Split History Walking Tour With Local Historian

Experience Split History Walking Tour With Local Historian is a personalized 2 hours city tour with a maximum of 12 participants with history, culture, everyday life topics, interesting stories and legends, hidden gems and with a bit of local vibe. On this Experience Split Walking Tour, which is guided by local licensed guide and professional historian on See, Hear & Feel way, you will discover UNESCO World Heritage site &"live'' historical monument Diocletian`s Palace, including other important sights in the city. The Meeting point for starting the tour is at one of the most significant and popular parts of the Diocletian`s Palace, Golden Gate (northern gate). Here you will be able to hear an introduction to the tour, general information about Split and Croatia as well as a history introduction of the area. You will be able to find out about the name, purpose and importance of the Golden Gate before you enter the palace like the Roman emperor and empress used to. Also, here, you will see and hear about the greatest statue in Split and the person who is presenting, Gregory of Nin. Upon entering the palace, discovering it is what follows. Places in the Palace like main palace square Peristyle, Mausoleum-Cathedral, Jupiter`s Temple, Vestibule, Triclinium, Central Substructures (Central Cellars) and other ones will stand out and "show" its peculiarity through their own stories, facts, legends and intrigues which you will be able to hear from your guide. While walking through the "living room" of Split, Riva promenade, connection between the Roman and Medieval period of Split history will be explained as well as you will be introduced in "pomalo" way of life so that you could participate in it while you are in Split. That Split has, except the magical Roman history, also rich Medieval and Modern history, you will find out while you are standing on two medieval squares, Fruit Square and People`s Square. The secrets which these two squares are "hiding" in their architecture and happenings through the centuries will entice your imagination. Most of the mysterious part of the tour is reserved for hidden gems like narrowest church, narrowest street, lost sphinx head & secret garden about which you will also have a chance to hear about. Even though the history of Split is a treasure chest, the city is not just made of monuments & legends, so you will be also introduced with some everyday topics of locals so you could understand and immerse yourself into everyday life, feel the city vibe and become a part of its "bloodstream". "History to life" on this tour will also be given by 3D reconstruction images & pictures via display book. Join the tour and step into this personalized "more than a tour" experience in the See, Hear & Feel sense and take home great memories from unique Split!

Split: Walking tour of Split with a 'Magister' of History

3. Split: Walking tour of Split with a 'Magister' of History

On this walking tour of Split, you’ll be paired with a local historian. Your tour guide has a Master’s degree in history – and that means they’ll be able to not only answer your questions, but also pepper your tour with all sorts of interesting facts. These tours aren’t just a fun way to experience the city, they’re also an educational experience! Our tours begin in the oldest parts of Split, gradually making your way through time and into the present. That means you’ll begin in Split’s Roman history, then move on to Medieval and Venetian history, and finally, you’ll step fully into the present and get a look at what modern Split is all about. The seventeenth century Roman made Diocletian’s Palace is synonymous with Split’s Old Town – and that’s where your tour will be centered! Over time, the Palace became the very center of the city co Split, which means it marks the cities direct center. You’ll get an introduction to the tour at the Riva Promenade, and then be led through the Bronze Gate of the palace. This allows you to access the Basement Halls, where the tour will briefly pause to answer any questions. From there, you’ll be able to look at the phenomenally preserved Roman-made Peristyle square; this is where you can find the Mausolem of Diocletian, The Temple of Jupiter, and the Vestibule. But the square is only the beginning. Your guide will lead you on a journey through the remains of the private residence of Diocletian and the old medieval houses that have been preserved through the years, and then out through the Golden Gate so you can explore the remnants of Split's rich Venetian and medieval heritage. A truly iconic statue of Bishop Gregory of Nin is visible along the North Wall of the palace, and can be seen on your way to the Piazza Square. One of the most interesting aspects of this tour are the 3D reconstructions of the various sites, which your tour guide will use to truly bring the past to life.

Split the best of the city center: private walking tour 2 h

4. Split the best of the city center: private walking tour 2 h

Split is the main urban, cultural and traffic center of Dalmatia. This 1700 year old town is a part of UNESCO’s world heritage, with its numerous archaeological, historical and cultural monuments among which the famous Diocletian’s palace takes a special place. This city is full of cultural life and entertainment, especially during the summer when Split, with its shops, yards and other places, becomes a big stage under the clear sky. After meeting you will be taken through the historical part of the town. Diocletian’s palace is today the heart of the city of Split and part of UNESCO world heritage. Visit the well preserved cellars of Diocletian’s Palace which architectural purpose was to raise the imperial residential area in the upper floor. The cellars of Diocletian's Palace were also a Game of Thrones filming location.  Next you will walk up the stairs to Peristil. Peristil was meant to be used by Diocletian and the cult of living son of Jupiter, whose temple will also be seen. You will admire the cathedral of St. Duje (St. Duje is patron of the Split), originally the mausoleum of Diocletian, for which it is said that it is the oldest Cathedral in the World. Next to Diocletian's Palace is the beautiful medieval part of the city with People's square known as Pjaca, from the period od Venetian rule. The sightseeing will end in Riva, the beautiful waterfront with a lot of restaurants and cafes.

Split: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

5. Split: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Split at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Split’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Split you will first visit the beautiful Croatian National Theater. Then the unique Grgur Ninski and then the irreplaceable Golden Gate. This wonderful route continues to the Saint Domnius Cathedral. As a fifth stop you will find the Peristil. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Diocletian's Palace. Of course, the Jupiter's Temple could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the People's Square. The penultimate destination is the enviable Split Riva. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Prokurative. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Split: Private Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace

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

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: Private Walking Tour in the Historical Town Center

7. Split: Private Walking Tour in the Historical Town Center

We will meet on Riva promenade by the bronze model of the old town and go for a walk in the streets and squares of Split for about 1,5 hours. Firstly, we will visit the 4th-century Palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian (the oldest part of the town) with the small medieval neighborhood developed inside it - a very interesting mix of styles. We will also visit the Basement level of the Palace or the Substructures (with an entrance fee), the main square Peristil, the Palace walls with 4 gates, the Mausoleum / St. Domnius's Cathedral, Jupiter's temple / Baptistery (external visit, no entrance fee), medieval houses of noble families, a small former Jewish ghetto with a synagogue that is still active... The second part of the tour takes us to the medieval neighborhood built outside the Palace and, there, we will discover some famous squares: Pjaca, Fruit square and Prokurative, and learn about the socio-political lifestyle under Venetian, French, Austro-Hungarian and Yugoslavian rule. We will end the tour on Riva promenade by the sea.

Split: Private Walking Tour with a Spanish Licensed Guide

8. Split: Private Walking Tour with a Spanish Licensed Guide

Discover the highlights of Split on a 1.5-hour walking tour and marvel at monuments from the city's 1,700-year history. Admire the magnificent Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD. Stroll past the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and the Peristyle central square. See the statue of the medieval bishop Gregory of Nin and go to the Golden Gate for a closer look at the biggest and grandest of the city gates. Unlock the secrets of the city, and hear stories about the emperors, kings, warriors and poets that have shaped its history.

Split: Cultural Walking Tour with Anthropologist Guide

9. Split: Cultural Walking Tour with Anthropologist Guide

Tour original title: Controversies behind Split and Croatia This tour was tailored to meet specific needs of those who are interested in contested history and contested contemporary issues of the area. By focusing on the historical and contemporary taboos, this tour aims at specific knowledge that moves away from classical tour narratives and focuses on ‘with no gloves on’ approach that will result in specific insight of local contested issues that are shaping today's society. Although this tour aims at above mentioned specific knowledge, it is also done by covering Split's centre main sites, so it is well fitted tour for Split's beginners and for the people who want to broaden their local experience. By joining, you can blend all your interests in one experience since the tour escapes the idea of fitting into one category. It combines narratives about politics and geopolitics, religion, identity, demographics, sexuality, history, and economics. The rounded storytelling connects past and present of the area, creating deep insight and understanding of ongoing social processes.

Split Walking Tour: History, Legends, and Tales

10. Split Walking Tour: History, Legends, and Tales

Meet your guide and fellow explorers on Riva, Split's waterfront, where your adventure through history begins. Get ready for an engaging journey filled with fascinating tales, intriguing legends, and insightful historical facts. Your guide will share insights into Split's rich heritage and the significance of its landmarks as you make your way towards the heart of the city. Arrive at the ancient Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and delve into the impressive passages of the palace complex, marveling at the ancient architecture and intricate details that tell the story of Emperor Diocletian's reign.

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The walking tour of Diocletian palace was entertaining and informative. Slavko was a very knowledgeable guide. The tour gave good history about the palace and helped to orient us geographically in the old town. This would be a good tour to do if you are in Split for a short time as it is short and helps you understand the importance of this UNESCO site,

My guide was awesome I learned so much history which made all the incredible sites more memorable. She was also very good at answering UNSECO related questions my group had.

A funny and knowledgeable guide, a gorgeous setting and merciful weather gods. That's how a tour like this was enjoyed by my wife and myself.

Amazing tour, very informative and entertaining. Good humour throughout as well! Would definitely recommend.

Jakov is a fantastic guide and he was super knowledgeable. He made the tour a memorable one for us all!