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  • Location: Split, Croatia
  • Duration:  3 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
When your cruise ship docks at Split Port, head out to discover two of Croatia’s finest UNESCO World Heritage sites on a full-day shore excursion! Visit Diocletian Palace on a morning walking tour, and explore its underground cellars, Peristyle Square and the Cathedral of St Duje. Hear of the flamboyant Roman Emperor Diocletian who commissioned the grand palace as his home, and then visit the historical coastal town of Trogir in the afternoon.

Highlights

  • Full-day shore excursion from Split to Diocletian Palace and Trogir
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian Palace on a walking tour
  • See top Split attractions within the palace grounds, like Peristyle Square and the Cathedral of St Duje
  • Relax on a scenic journey along the Dalmatian Coast to the coastal town of Trogir
  • Visit St Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir with your expert guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Split Shore Excursion: Diocletian Palace and Trogir Tour

Split Shore Excursion: Diocletian Palace and Trogir Tour

Leave Split’s cruise ship terminal and stroll to Diocletian Palace to meet your guide. Head inside and start discovering the delights of the incredible palatial ruins – Split’s captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built as a lavish home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the palace complex became more akin to a city as more buildings were added to it throughout the ages.

Start with a tour of the cellars to explore its labyrinth of subterranean tunnels, and then head back above ground to visit Peristyle Square. Walk around, soaking up its 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 Diocletian Palace tour at Split Market, where you have free time to browse the colorful stalls independently and enjoy lunch (own expense).

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and board your minibus for a scenic drive along the Dalmatian Coast. After traveling west for just over half an hour, arrive in the town of Trogir, on a coastal inlet just 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. Designed by the famous Romanesque architect Radovan, the cathedral is considered as Dalmatia’s finest piece of architectural work. Soak up its Romanesque glory, pose for pictures and then return to your minibus.

Travel back along the Dalmatian Cost to Split, and then finish your tour at the start point in the late afternoon.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Split Port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We really "lucked out"....when we went to meet our tour it was only us and the guide. I was surprised it wasn't cancelled. Having our guide all to ourselves was great and she was excellent.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2013

Not too bad, but the tour guide left without us even though we got there on time, so we had to phone someone to come and help us find the group...admittedly the place was extremely crowded, but she should have waited.

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