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Itinerary
Your journey through ancient history starts with the story of Roman emperor Diocletian who was born in nearby important Illyrian center and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia –  Salona. He build one of today’s most preserved palaces of that time in the nearby town  Split. With professional tour guide we are continuing our journey and sightseeing the 1700 year old  Diocletian`s palace, imagining how the life of Diocletian was like, within the walls of the palace. During the tour we walk throught central hall of the ancient cellars, main communication line between the Riva and the Peristyle, which is now full of life and an ideal place to buy valuable souvenirs. We also stop by to see the  Cathedral of St Duje, one of the most beautiful cultural wonders on the Adriatic coast,  Peristyle – impressive square in the center of the palace,  Roman temples (today Christian ones), the famous  Golden Gate and the big statue of  Grgur Ninski. On this walking tour you will get to know Split town and its history in an interesting way. After this great history and culture lesson, you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch in one of Split’s well known resturants and go on a shopping spree. Our guide will be glad to give you suggestions regarding restaurants and shops to make this tour a memorable one!
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Overview
Learn all about Split’s Roman origins, and discover some of its most important ancient landmarks, on this introductory walking tour. With just a small group for company, you’ll explore Diocletian’s Palace and other major landmarks in the city center. Learn all about the Roman Emperor Diocletian and why the palace was built for him over 1,700 years ago, and take in the view from Peristil Square, which lies at the heart of the landmark. You’ll also stop at the Cathedral of St. Domnius, will see the Golden Gate, and more.
Highlights
  • A small-group tour lets you get up close and personal with the sights
  • Learn all about Split’s ancient past and Roman origins from your guide
  • See the highlights of the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace
  • This introductory tour is ideal for first-time visitors
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fantastic guide

We really enjoyed this tour - there was just myself, my husband & one other person so it felt very personal. Our guide, Petra, was so knowledgeable & passionate about her subject, she was fascinating to listen to. We learnt all about the origin &...More

Thank oBsessed_rEsearcher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Bringing history to life

What a wonderful way to find out about the history hidden in the walls of this beautiful city. Petra our guide was so knowledgable and enthusiastic about her towns great heritage. She pointed out so many fascinating features that we would have never noticed on...More

Thank ge0rgiagee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well presented and timely

Sonya was well informed. She was very personable and she was very engaging with the tour more broadly. Highly recommend.

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Walking Tour Makes the City So Much More Interesting!

We booked our review online, just 3 hours before the 6pm tour and received a confirmation with no issues. Our guide was Petra and she did a fantastic job. There were only 6 in our group, so it was easy to stay close and hear...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Have water!

A charming photographer's paradise of a walk. Best to have babies on back carriers. Some very steep terrain and stairs. Be prepared for weather. Our group of travellers were baptized by a thunder and lightening rain storm and our group leader ended up scooping up...More

Thank Brittani F
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