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Split Old Town Walking Tour

  • 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
Split Old Town Walking Tour
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Split Old Town Walking Tour
USD 15.05
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.
What to Expect
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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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 24 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
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Petra made Split come alive!

I was exhausted from being out on the water and dragged myself to meet up with the group at 6 pm for a walking tour. Petra was there waiting with a smile. She obviously knows a ton of history and didn't just memorize facts- she's...More

Thank aikentaiken
PortalTeam, Manager at Portal Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

We are so happy to read how our guide Petra made this Walking tour for you more interesting and memorable. We appreciate your nice review and we hope that you will be our guest again ! Best wishes, Portal Team

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