Guided tour

Split: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

Activity provider: APODOS TRAVEL AGENCY

Split: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

Activity provider: APODOS TRAVEL AGENCY

From US$ 12.58 per person

Explore more than 1,700 years of history on a walking tour of Diocletian's Palace in the historical old town of Split. Learn the history of the former residence of the Roman emperor and marvel at the Baroque monuments of the city center.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Discover the remains of Diocletian's Palace in the old town of Split
  • Learn more about the cultural history of the city
  • Marvel at the monumental Peristyle courtyard
  • See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius on the site of the old mausoleum
Full description
Discover the remains of Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Now part of the old town of Split, the imperial palace was built in preparation for the emperor's retirement in 305 AD. Visit different areas of the complex, such as the cellars and monumental Peristyle courtyard. Look at the emperor's private observatory and see the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, originally built as Diocletian's Mausoleum. Discover the site of the Temple of Jupiter and Baptistery, and the original Bronze Gate, Silver Gate, Golden Gate and Iron Gate that provided access to the city. Discover a refuge for the noblewomen of Split at the Benedictine Monastery of St. Arnir, admire the original 15th-century Town Hall and marvel at the Baroque monuments of Fruit Square (Voćni trg).
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet the guide at Obala Lazareta B.B., located at the east end of the promenade by the taxi stand. The guide will wait for you at the station for the sightseeing bus.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Wear long sleeves on windy days
  • Sunglasses and a hat are recommended on sunny days
  • You must be able to walk over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with 15 - 30 steps to take part
  • Do not bring valuable items, such as important documents or jewelry
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 143 reviews

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Very interesting guide who went above and beyond to answer all of our questions throughout the tour. Would highly recommend as you Learn about both the palace and the old town and can ask about Croatian / Yugoslavian history as well. Perfect short intro to Split history while walking through the palace and old town

July 21, 2022

The meeting point was at a very easy to find location and when we met up with the guide it was just me and my partner that was receiving the tour! We felt extremely lucky that we had a one on one experience and we felt we learnt so much about Split's rich history that we just wouldn't know by just wandering around by ourselves.

July 19, 2022

Great guide. Relatively small group at around 12. Just the right length for us. Nice overview of the entire town and history at the beginning. Guide was very thoughtful in moving us to shady spots before explaining things. Meeting location could have been clearer - don't think it was pinned in the right location. On Google maps, we met where the mall of split free transfer bus stop is.

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July 10, 2022

Product ID: 50069