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  • Location: Split, Croatia
  • Duration:  2-5 hours
Explore Diocletian Palace in Split on a walking tour, and see the highlights of the UNESCO-listed palace complex with an expert local guide. The 2-hour tour covers all the must-visit sites, such as the underground cellars, Peristyle Square, Cathedral of St Duje and the Temple of St Jupiter. If you have more time free and want to explore the surrounding area with a guide, then upgrade to include a 2-hour trip to the nearby town of Trogir. Once there, explore the UNESCO-listed town with a guide, passing by St Lawrence Cathedral and admiring the town’s wealth of Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace in Split
  • Hear tales of the Roman Emperor Diocletian who commissioned the palace to be built as his vast home
  • Visit the underground cellars and explore Peristyle Square with your expert local guide
  • Learn about the city’s patron saint while admiring Cathedral of St Duje
  • Upgrade to include an afternoon trip to the UNESCO-listed town of Trogir, and explore it on a walking tour

What You Can Expect

Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip to Trogir

Walk around Diocletian Palace in Split and admire the famous statue of Gregory of Nin

Meet your guide outside Diocletian Palace and then head inside to discover the delights of its incredible ruins. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace was originally built as a lavish home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, but became more like a city in its own right as more buildings were added to it throughout the ages.

Start with a tour of the cellars to explore its network of subterranean tunnels, and then head back above ground to visit Peristyle Square as your guide regales you with tales about flamboyant Emperor Diocletian. Walk around, soaking up the square’s hustle and bustle, and admire the beautiful Cathedral of St Duje – named after the city’s patron saint. Visit the Temple of Jupiter, and then finish your morning tour at colorful Split Market, where your guide will give you tips for the best stalls to visit.

If you want to continue exploring the surrounding area with a guide, then upgrade to include a tour of Trogir, too. After a short break at the market, meet your guide and board your minibus for a scenic drive along the Dalmatian Coast to the coastal inlet of Trogir – sandwiched between Croatia’s mainland and the island of Ciovo. Once surrounded by city walls, Trogir’s historical center has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in recognition of its architecture that dates back to Hellenistic times.

On a leisurely paced walking tour, gaze in admiration at the town’s pretty Romanesque churches, complemented by Venetian Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Hear tales of Trogir’s many different rulers and see the imprint that they left around the town as you walk. Stop to look inside Trogir’s undeniable masterpiece – beautiful St Lawrence Cathedral – and hear how it was designed by the famous Romanesque architect Radovan. Admire its architecture, pose for pictures and then return to your minibus for the journey back to Split, finishing your tour at the start point in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Being the only person on this tour afforded me such a personal experience. It is always nice to learn of the facts behind what you see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was fantastic! Our guide Iris was extremely knowledgeable and very sweet! We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

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