Split, Croatia

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Overview

Disembark from your cruise shop at the Port of Split and then meet your guide to explore two incredible UNESCO-listed sites on this half-day shore excursion. Start off by indulging in Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most unique sites in the world, where a former Roman Emperor’s palace, has become a part of the city with shops and residences and cafés in various nooks and rooms of the palace. Then go to Trogir, an off-the-radar town near Split that boasts narrow cobbled alleyways and jaw-dropping architecture. 

  • Half-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

After your ship arrives at Split Port, meet your guide at Diocletian’s Palace, an incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. This two-part tour gives you the best of the area in just a half day. Stroll the streets of the palace, first constructed in the early 4th century as a retirement home for Diocletian, the Roman Emperor. About 400 years later, the palace in near ruins, vendors and shops began settle in, giving the palace its current look: it’s fascinatingly now part of the city, blended in with shops and restaurants and residences. 

Begin the tour in the cellars and tunnels that exist beneath the palace and learn about their historical function. Soak up the atmosphere of this most unique site and then stroll the streets, stopping in the Cathedral of St. Duje, the patron saint of Split, as well as linger in atmospheric Peristyle Square. Finally, hit nearby Split Market to see the colorful fruits and vegetables on offer. 

Later board an air-conditioned minibus for the drive up the coast to Trogir for the 17-mile (28 kilometer) drive. Admire the Dalmatian Coast along the way. The medieval town makes for a fascinating stroll. Learn the history of the place from the knowledgeable local guide as you walk the narrow lanes, popping into ancient churches such as the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of the most impressive works of architecture in all of Croatia. Gawk at the Venetian-inspired Renaissance and Baroque buildings. 

Finally, board the minibus for the 40-minute ride back to Split where you’ll be deposited at the starting point of your tour earlier that day. 

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.

Reviews

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B
, Jul 2018

Ivana, our guide, was a delight, knowledgeable and fun. She knew many of the people in the Diocletian Palace and the history. We enjoyed ourselves immensely! Thank you for a wonderful visit!

S
, Jun 2018

This was a nice, easy walking tour of the city. Made for an enjoyable day.

B
, Aug 2017

Our tour guide was Bojana Kordic and she was delightful. Her knowledge of the palace and Trogir was superb but her enthusiasm and love for Split impressed me even more. We learned so much and the tour of the Diocletian Palace was outstanding.

T
, Aug 2017

Excellent guide, knowledgeable and approachable. Not much in Trogir. Not worth the time to get there.

w
, Jun 2017

Our guide Harris had a great attitude. Very informative, insightful and knew his way around town. Wish we had more time in Trogir due to the traffic on the way there which cut into the tour

R
, Nov 2016

Excellent tour by Blanša. She knew her history very well and gave us some great local insight into Croatian culture.

R
, Oct 2016

This was a great tour..tour guide was very knowledgeable and made walking through history exciting.

I
, Sep 2016

Very good tour of the Palace. Our guide knew her stuff and did a great job of manoeuvring our group through the crowds. Trogir was an absolute gem, not to be missed.

N
, Sep 2016

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and therefore made the excusion a great one. Would definitely recommend.

T
, Jul 2016

We enjoyed the tour. The guide was on-time - voucher said to meet by the entrance to the cellars in Diocletian's Palace, we and another group were waiting inside by the ticket booth - the guide and the rest of the group were outside the entrance to the Palace. We enjoyed the trip - the guide was very good and we loved the trip to Trogir.


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