Split, Croatia

Pine-clad hills, secluded coves, beaches - Split and the Dalmatian Riviera have been premier destinations on the Adriatic since the days of the Roman emperors. In fact, medieval Split was built within and around the palace complex built for the emperor Diocletian in his retirement. (The complex included both a villa and a castrum - a Roman camp capable of garrisoning three legions!) The charms that soothed an emperor are still evident today. The Dalmatian Riviera offers the traveler a heady blend of natural beauty and fascinating cultural sites.

Diocletian abdicated in 305 A.D. During his reign, the emperor ruthlessly persecuted Christians. Ironically Split's St Dominius' Cathedral occupies his mausoleum.

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Points of Interest

  • Diocletian's Palace & Cellar
  • St. Domnius Cathedral
  • Temple of Jupiter
  • People's Square & Old Town
  • Mestrovic Gallery
  • Trogir - St Lawrence Cathedral
  • Sibenik - Cathedral of St. James
  • Krka National Park

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  • Diocletian's Palace & Cellar

    This incredible walled palace was built by the Roman Emperor of Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Located in the heart of Split, it is constructed from local white limestone and marble, and home to many local businesses and shops.

  • St. Domnius Cathedral

    Named after the patron saint of Split, the cathedral is formed from Diocletian's mausoleum. Striking features include a colonnade of Corinthium columns, the Bell Tower that dates back to 1100 AD and breath-taking Romanesque sculptures.

  • Temple of Jupiter

    Originally the temple faced the cathedral across the Peristyle (the square leading to the Imperial apartments). The temple's façade has been much altered over 13 centuries.

  • People's Square & Old Town

    People's Square and Old Town are a history buff's dream. Explore the Diocletian Palace and its monumental courtyard - the Perystile. Shop or sip coffee on Marmontova Street, or stroll the Riva, a bustling waterfront promenade.

  • Mestrovic Gallery

    Ivan Mestrovic is considered Croatia's greatest sculptor - and one of his works, the Nikola Tesla Statue, can be found at Niagara Falls State Park. Mestrovic's estate is now home to a museum and gallery displaying many of his wonderful sculptures.

  • Trogir - St Lawrence Cathedral

    A fascinating town, historic Trogir sits perched on the top of a small island, connected to the mainland by a small bridge. Kamerlengo Castle and fortress, built in the 15th-century, is the star attraction along with magnificent St Jacob's Cathedral.

  • Sibenik - Cathedral of St. James

    Stunning Sibenik was founded in 1066, the year of the Norman Conquest, and is considered an important Croatian heritage site. Main sights include the Cathedral of St James, a 15th century building made partly from interlocking stone slabs.

  • Krka National Park

    The Krka River, considered an exceptional phenomenon due to its lack of pollution, flows through a limestone landscape past cascading waterfalls. Krka was declared a national park back in 1985 and is home to more than 400 species of animals.

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Diocletian's Palace, Cathedral & Temple of Jupiter

2 hours | Split | S P U - 3 8 0
  • People's Square & Old Town
  • Diocletian's Palace & Cellar
  • St. Domnius Cathedral
  • Temple of Jupiter

This guided walking tour takes you through the Old Town of Split and then you are able to explore the city at your leisure. Discover Diocletian's magnificent Palace, The cathedral of St Dominus, which houses the emperor's mausoleum, and also the impressive 13th century Temple of Jupiter

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Trogir & Solin

4.25 hours | Split | S P U - 2 1 0
  • Trogir - St Lawrence Cathedral

Explore the ancient town of Solin and its many fascinating archaeological sites including the ruins of an old Roman city, early Christian churches and amphitheater. Then travel to the medieval island city of Trogir for a tour of St Lawrence Cathedral, before browsing local shops and open-air markets

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Easy Split

3 hours | Split | S P U - 2 9 0

A relaxed and enjoyable day awaits when you explore the best of Split, the second-largest city in Croatia, on both a panoramic driving excursion followed by a 50-minute pedestrian tour through the historic Old Town center. See the top highlights and learn the history of this medieval Croatian port.

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Diocletian's Palace, Cathedral, Temple & Trogir

5.5 hours | Split | S P U - 3 8 5
  • People's Square & Old Town
  • Diocletian's Palace & Cellar
  • St. Domnius Cathedral
  • Temple of Jupiter
  • Trogir - St Lawrence Cathedral

Journey to the medieval island city of Trogir, wander the narrow lanes and visit their centuries old cathedral. Then explore Split Old Town on a guided walking tour and discover St. Dominius' Cathedral, Diocletian's Palace and the ancient Temple of Jupiter, with time for shopping in both cities.

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Palacio de Diocleciano , Catedral, Templo y Trogir (guiado en español)

5.25 hours | Split | S P U - 3 8 7
  • People's Square & Old Town
  • Diocletian's Palace & Cellar
  • St. Domnius Cathedral
  • Temple of Jupiter
  • Trogir - St Lawrence Cathedral

Journey to the medieval island city of Trogir, wander the narrow lanes and visit their centuries old cathedral. Then explore Split Old Town on a guided walking tour and discover St. Dominius' Cathedral, Diocletian's Palace and the ancient Temple of Jupiter, with time for shopping in both cities.

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Discovery Family Split

6 hours | Split | S P U - 6 0 0

An engaging customized tour through Split is designed to excite kids of all ages. Explore the medieval Klis Fortress, discover the stalactites and stalagmites of the Vranjaca Cave, marvel at the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace, then enjoy a guided walk through Old Town and hunt for souvenirs in People's Square. Lunch is included.

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Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

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Best of Split

6.25 hours | Split | S P U - 2 0 0
  • People's Square & Old Town
  • Diocletian's Palace & Cellar
  • St. Domnius Cathedral
  • Temple of Jupiter
  • Mestrovic Gallery

Discover Split old and new on this glorious tour that includes a visit to the Mestrovic Gallery to view works by Croatia's greatest sculptor. Explore historic old town on a fun walking tour, that takes in St. Dominius' Cathedral and enjoy a delicious lunch by Cetina river.

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Krka National Park & Waterfalls

8 hours | Split | S P U - 1 7 0
  • Krka National Park

The incredible natural wonders of Krka National Park and the surrounding Croatian countryside is yours to enjoy on this adventurous all-day trip. Be enthralled by the stunning Skradinski Buk waterfalls, then tour the water-powered mill and museum before enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant

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Highlights of Split by Tuk-Tuk

2.25 hours | Split | S P U - 2 9 5

Enjoy a city tour with a fun twist aboard an eco-friendly tuk tuk. Learn the city's rich history and explore its most popular landmarks aboard these nimble vehicles. Zoom along the Split peninsula to view Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the panoramic point of Vidilica Terrace, then stroll briefly through the city center.

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Imotski Lakes and Countryside

5.75 hours | Split | S P U - 8 0 0

Get out into nature and take in the pastoral surroundings of the unspoiled Dalmatian countryside. This lovely day is spent admiring the natural phenomena of the Red and Blue Lakes, deep sinkholes formed by the collapse of underground caves. Pause for photo opportunities, then visit a welcoming local family for a prepared lunch.

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ATV Quad Adventure

3.75 hours | Split | S P U - 4 0 0

Get off the beaten path and explore the outskirts of Split on an exciting ATV Quad Adventure. Set off caravan style and ride through the varied landscapes and the most scenic and rural parts of Dalmatia. Stop to photograph Prizidnica Monastery and dramatic vistas from a mountain peak. Arrive at a beautiful beach for a refreshing swim.

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Ultimate Split - A Discovery Exclusive

6.25 hours | Split | S P U - 1 5 0
  • Mestrovic Gallery

Discover Split old and new on an engaging and active Discovery Exclusive tour that features a visit to the Mestrovic Gallery to view works by Croatia's greatest sculptor, a walking tour through the historic old town core including the St. Dominus Cathedral, and a lovely lunch by rolling Cetina River

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Private Car - Half Day with Guide

4 hours | Split | S P U - 9 0 7

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a half-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Private Van - Half Day with Guide

4 hours | Split | S P U - 9 0 3

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a half-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Private Car - Full Day with Guide

8 hours | Split | S P U - 9 0 6

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary..

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Private Van - Full Day with Guide

8 hours | Split | S P U - 9 0 2

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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