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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
From USD 14.97
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Split Old Town Walking Tour
From USD 14.97
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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Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

Monica M was an excellent tour guide. Engaged with everyone and was funny. Knows her history of the local area and is welcome to all questions. We also toured with her to Klis Castle and Trogir. She has a lovely personality for the job she...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 1 September 2018
Enjoyable walking tour

Given that most of the old town of Split is actually Diocletian's palace, which is an open "museum", it is easy to roam about and miss a lot of things. I joined an evening tour; we were a group of three, and Kristina, our guide,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank René M
Reviewed 29 August 2018
Wonderful tour!

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Split. We did the 6 pm tour and it was a perfect way to orient ourselves to the city. Petra was our guide and she was just wonderful! Her stories, way of relaying history and enthusiasm really made the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Annalee G
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile
Historical Old town walking tour

My family and I took the 6pm walking tour of the old city. We ended up with a private tour since the other couple did not show up. Our guide Petra, was lovely and so knowledgeable and very proud of her Croatian history. My kids...More

Thank C5043GEcarlam
Reviewed 21 August 2018
hihgly recommended

Petra is a very great guide. Her stories were very interesting and made Split a great experience for us. Unnecessary luggage can be stored in the store during the tour. The meeting place is located in the middle of the city and it's easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 308anjak
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