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Take a ride up the Dalmatian Coast to the seaside town of Split, Croatia's second biggest city, and home to the astonishing Diocletian's Palace, a 1,700-year-old erstwhile palace of a Roman emperor. This full-day guided trip is a great way to see a little bit more of Croatia while you're in Dubrovnik. Stroll the streets of Split, learning about its history, and seeing sites like Republic Square and the Cathedral of St. Domnius, among other great sites. 


  • Private day trip to Split from Dubrovnik
  • Explore Split’s UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace, admiring monuments like the Cathedral of St Duje
  • Learn about Emperor Diocletian who lavished the town with incredible architecture
  • See more top Split attractions around town such as the Gregory of Nin Statue and Mestrovic Gallery
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik

See all Split treasures with this comfortable and personalized experience from Dubrovnik

After heading out of Dubrovnik in the morning, relax for the 3-hour drive in the comfortable minivan. Admire the coastal scenery, as you pass over the contemporary Dubrovnik Bridge (also known as Franjo Tudman Bridge) and through rustic fishing villages. Learn about the history of Split from your guide and chat with fellow travelers about your time in Croatia. The itinerary of the day trip is flexible, so your guide can help shape the day to your own interests. 

Arrive in Split and begin a walking tour of the center of town. Begin at Diocletian's Palace, an incredible sight: the palace, built in the early fourth century, was home to retired Roman emperor, Diocletian. Around the seventh century, the palace in a state of near ruin, locals in Split began moving in. Today, the palace is part of the fabric of Split, as shops, restaurants and residencies occupy parts of it. Visit the Cathedral of St. Domnius with its tall bell tower, the Roman-era Temple of Jupiter, both located within the palace area. 

As the tour expands beyond the palace, stop to rub the lucky foot of the statue of Gregory of Nin, linger for a while in Neo-Classical-accented Republic Square and pass by Metrovic Gallery, an art space dedicated to Croatian sculpture Ivan Mestrovic. 

Take a break for lunch (at own expense) at a city center restaurant or continue strolling around the city on your own. Lounge near the sea or while away the afternoon at a cafe. In the late afternoon, hop back in the minivan for the 3-hour journey back to Dubrovnik. 

Customer Reviews

Vic Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a very well-paced trip that mixed a sufficient introduction to Split with free time to explore. Robert was an excellent driver and guide and Tanya provided an informative overview of the town. Our only suggestion would be to advise travelers in advance that they need to take their passports rather than depending on the driver to do it on pick up. An excellent tour from Dubrovnik if you are not going to stay in Split.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We enjoyed this trip. Good driver and good guide. We especially liked the actual drive from Dubrovnik to Split - great chance to see the Croatian riviera. Only negative thing - we didn't know that we should have had our passports with us as we had to pass through Bosnia-Herzagovinia but our driver sorted everything out for us.

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