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Get the most out of your time in Split with this 4-hour tour that combines history, walking and food to give you an excellent overview of Croatia's second largest city. Get an insider's tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listd Diocletian's Palace and learn all about the eccentric life of the Roman emperor. Stroll around the ambient fish market where seafood has been sold and traded for centuries. Then end your tour at a local restaurant with a delicious indulgence of Dalmatian delicacies, such as cured ham and locally made cheese, all washed down with local Dalmatian wine. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience.


  • 4-hour walking tour of Split with a local guide
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace
  • Hear fascinating stories about the emperor Diocletian
  • Bask in the sights, smells and sounds at Split’s famous fish market
  • Feast on a traditional Dalmatian lunch at a local restaurant
  • Small-group tour limited to 12, ensuring personalized attention from the guide

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What You Can Expect

Split Walking Tour Including Diocletian's Palace and Traditional Snack

Explore Split on this walking tour

Meet your knowledgeable local guide at the Riva, Split's main promenade along the coastline, to start this atmospheric and delicious 4-hour tour of Split's Old Town. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage-site Diocletian's Palace, once home to the eccentric Roman emperor. Fans of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones might recognize some of the sites within the grounds of the fourth-century palace. 

Stroll some of the palace grounds, which today have become part of the fabric of the city. Starting in the seventh century, the crumbling palace became home to shops and merchants and so on. Today, it is home to boutiques, restaurants and cafes. 

Continue on ot Peskarija, the local fish market that sells daily local freshly caught seafood just off the coast of Split. Absorb the atmosphere of the market as local fishmongers yell out the day's catch for shoppers. 

If all this gawking has worked up an appetite, next you'll be treated to a traditional Dalmatian snack. The menu might change depending on what is in season but expect local specialities such as prosciutto, known as pršut here, as well as, sheep's milk cheese, octopus salad, anchovies and olives. And don't forget about the locally made wines, which are delicious. During the meal, listen to your guide regale you with stories about Split's history. 

Once you're finished with the meal, the head back to the Riva. Ask your guide for recommendations for further exploring or sit down at a cafe for a coffee or a something sweet.

Customer Reviews

Juanita J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was an amazing tour. Our guide knew so much about the history of Diocletian's palace and Split. The lunch was an good example of Croatian cuisine. I would highly recommend it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour particularly with our guide who was an archaeologist and actually did excavation on the site.

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Leonardo A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good tour guide and excellent lunch.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent, excellent, excellent! wholly due to our excellent guide, Maja Bilic. She is an archaeologist by profession and actually worked on the uncovering/restoration of the actual sites we visited! Maja provided vivid context to everything we saw and touched, bringing ancient artifacts to life with her professional explanations. It helps tremendously that her knowledge of history is impeccable, and could correlate the Diocleatian period with the overall history of Europe.
Highly recommended!! Maja really transported us back 2000 years during the tour!

Carmel United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Maja was a great tour guide---fluent in English, very informative, and patient with our questions. She is also very knowledgeable of the areas of Spilt where Game of Thrones scenes were filmed. Our tour started at 3 p.m. and the traditional lunch did not happen until around 4:30 but it was still very good. We went to Maslina and had the octopus salad and homemade bread.

Peter D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

If you love history you will love this tour! Mya our guide has a wealth of knowledge about the Diocletian's Palace and Split itself. We roamed around the palace and old town taking in the amazing history and soaking up the atmosphere. This was all topped off with lunch at a local cafe, The Olive, where we enjoyed some traditional food and a glass of wine. A great afternoon had by all!


4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

I highly recommend this 3-hour tour. Maya has a wealth of information and the 'snack' at the end of the tour is a large plate full of so many Dalmatian specialties -- it was enough for our dinner! We toured around Diocletian's palace and decided to pay the extra bit to see the basement structure of the palace. We were fortunate enough to be the only 2 people who signed up for the tour, so we got a private one! My only suggestion would be for Maya to focus on a few key pieces of information because it was a lot to take in all at once over the course of 3 hours. But all in all it was great!

Man Ling C

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

tour guide was very knowledgable with good background of the history of not just Split but also the Roman times that are related as well. it was one of the best city tours i ever had.

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