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Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip to Trogir

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the ins and outs, secrets, and secluded spots of Diocletian’s Place in Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a knowledgeable local guide as you traverse this 1,700-year-old palace that has become a part of the city. The tour takes you through the palace to Peristyle Square, underground cellars, the Temple of St. Jupiter and the Cathedral of St. Duje. And if that’s not enough, upgrade the tour to include an additional tour of nearby Trogir, a stunningly gorgeous small town that is beautifully preserved and off the radar to many tourists. 
  • 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's Included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minibus from Split to Trogir (if option is selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 22
    Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 22, 21000, Split, Croatia

    Meeting point is at the entrance to the Diocletian's Palace cellars, facing the waterfront (southern side). The address is Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 22, near the bronze relief model of the city of Split. Your guide will be standing by the entrance and holding an "Elite Travel" sign.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet up with the guide just outside of Diocletian’s Palace then begin the walking tour of this historical wonder. Built in the early third century as a retirement home for the Roman emperor, the palace was large and lavish. In the seventh century, 400 years after it was built, the palace was crumbling and city residents began incorporating it into the city. Which is why today, the palace is made up of homes and shops and cafes. 

Begin the tour in the cellars and the subterranean tunnels that exist underneath the old palace and learn about their function from your guide. Then head above ground again and linger for a while in Peristyle Square. Stroll the streets of the palace as the guide tells historical tales about the emperor, who was quite an eccentric fellow. Stop into the Cathedral of St. Duje—named for the patron saint of Split—as well as the Temple of Jupiter, and then wander through the market to gawk at the fruit and vegetable and other delights for sale. 

Not had enough? Of course not! Then upgrade the tour and head to Trogir, a UNESCO-listed town just north of Split. Hop on the shuttle for the drive along the coast to the walled town. Stroll the town at your leisure, your guide regaling the small group with interesting historical tales about the once-important city on the coast. See St. Lawrence Cathedral, designed by lauded medieval architect Radovan. After traversing the city, hop back on the shuttle and split back to Split, ending at the palace where the tour began.

Diocletian's Cellars

Meeting point near Bronze Map of Split in front of entrance to the Diocletian's Cellars

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Jupiter (Pass By)

Temple of Jupiter

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Elite Travel LTD

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip to Trogir?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip to Trogir?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip to Trogir?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Walking tour was worth every minute
SueS, Jul 2022
Our guide was nice, very knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Our kids really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi, We are glad you enjoyed the experience. Thank you! Regards, Ivan Elite Travel
The historical context of...
Lynne_S, Jul 2022
The historical context of our tour was fascinating! Our guide was knowledgeable and made the experience really meaningful.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Lynne, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it. All the best, Ivan Elite Travel
Palace & Trogir tour
James_B, Jul 2022
Palace tour and history of Spli and added trip to Trogir was excellent. Amandine was a great guide and our driver Tatiana was very helpful.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear James, We are happy to hear you liked the experience. Thank you. Kind regards, Ivan Elite Travel
Our tour guide was...
Steve_L, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic and as we were the only ones on this evening tour it was ideal! Very interesting
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Steve, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it. Kind regards, Ivan Elite Travel
Leisurely tour with knowledge guide
Steve_C, May 2022
Iris was an excellent tour guide. Very well spoken and easy to understand. Learning both history and today's Split life was very informative. Would highly recommend. One and a half hours well spent. Steve Canada
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Steve, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear your enjoyed the experience. Kind regards, Ivan Elite Travel
Nice tour with knowledgeable guide
Bala_S, Aug 2021
Natasha was very knowledgeable about the history of the Palace and the diocletian caesar. Only improvement to the tour would be if it could include access to the Cathedral and a viewpoint. We had to do these on our own after the rour
Interesting tour
Maria_V, Aug 2021
Interesting tour and a very informative guide. The start point was conveniently located. We would have liked to see more of the cellar and the Temple of Jupiter even if we had to pay extra for the tickets.
Very interesting !
Anders_B, Jul 2021
Very interesting tour! If you want to learn more about the palace, but also on Split, this is the tour for you. I discovered many new things during our walk.
Outstanding tour!
Tour195146, Nov 2019
Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I felt like we were spending the day with a friend who just happened to know a lot about the rich history of the area.
Excellent day
Linda S, Oct 2019
We were very happy , good information and the visit to Trogir was very nice!!!!! We could have spent longer in Trogir.....
3 travelers found this review helpful
Diocletian Palace and Trogir
CarmelT53, Oct 2019
Guide was easy to understand and very friendly and knowledgeable. Gave a good background history of the palace and also Trogir
Great intro to city!
Travel15872125550, Jun 2019
Tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and well spoken. Left us with a much better understanding of the city's history.
Great morning
Kim R, May 2019
Would have liked more time Trogir to explore but otherwise a lovely morning. Small group made it nice. Guide very friendly and kept us engaged with information
Expert Guide
dianel61, May 2019
Not only a tour of a historic site but a professional archaeologist guide who took time to provide indepth information. Thank you!!!
Great tour
Judith_R, Jul 2018
Great guide - small group - lots of great stories and details. Really enjoyed this tour and would recommend.
Damir was an excellent tour guide...
Balwant_S, Jun 2018
Damir was an excellent tour guide having deep knowledge of Croatia's history and culture . As part of the Diocletian Palace walking tour , he showed us all interesting and important places within the old town of Split . For the optional tour of Trogir , we two were the only persons . So it became like a private tour . Damir explained the Trogir cathedral and the old town in a detailed manner after which he gave us about 30 minutes of free time to go around the small but beautiful town of Trogir .
Good walking tour, covered a lot of...
Heather L, Apr 2018
Good walking tour, covered a lot of information and made as many accommodations as possible to avoid the rain. We didn't do the trip to Trogir but the palace was lovely.
We had no trouble finding our tour...
Taylor R, Oct 2017
We had no trouble finding our tour group at the entrance to the castle. It was cruise ship day Tuesday so the castle was pretty full of touring groups. We wound our way through the castle learning interesting information all the way. We found it very informative. We stayed on and took the 1/2 hour ride to Trogir. The city is super charming and we learned all about the Venetian walled city. We were back in Split at about 3pm. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and it gave us a good understanding of the town and region that we found useful in the coming days.
We enjoyed this trip- especially the...
Janet S, Oct 2017
We enjoyed this trip- especially the Trogir tour with Kristina! Beautiful town !
Excellent knowledgeable and personable...
Philip G, Sep 2017
Excellent knowledgeable and personable guide who was a pleasure to be with.
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