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Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

1. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

Travel back in time on a walking tour of Split, and discover the largest city of the Dalmatia region with a local guide. Explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's 2nd largest city. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace, and marvel at the remains of an ancient palace of the Roman Empire, including the open colonnades of the Peristyle. Continue to the impressive Cathedral of St. Duje (Saint Dominus), considered the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world to still be in use in its original structure. Learn about Gregory of Nin by his statue in Giardin Park, and go to the Riva promenade to admire views of Marjan Hill and the Adriatic Sea.

Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

2. Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

Journey back in time and explore the history of Split, from Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE, through to the present day. Marvel as history is brought to life before your eyes. See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 12th-century bell tower, and visit the impressive Peristyle courtyard of Diocletian's Palace. Admire the statue of Gregory of Nin by the 20th-century sculptor, Ivan Meštrović. Take a closer look at the impressive Golden Gate that Diocletian walked through to enter his palace. Go down to the Riva promenade to get lovely views of the Adriatic Sea, and see the Old Town Hall and City Clock on People's Square. Walk in a small group for a more intimate experience and the chance to choose what you want to see. Visit the fish market, explore the old neighborhood of Varoš and much more.

Split: Games of Thrones Locations Tour

3. Split: Games of Thrones Locations Tour

Explore the historic city of Split on a locations tour of sites used to film the legendary HBO TV series “Game of Thrones,” and learn the history of the city as you follow in the footsteps of all your favorite characters. Your guide is a true “Game of Thrones” fan and will take you on an amazing journey on a fun tour that combines the real history of Split with a special accent on the exact places where the famous TV series was shot. Visit several film locations in the center of Split, such as the cellars of Diocletian's Palace, where Daenerys kept her dragons in season 5, and the site where the Meereenese slaves from season 4 lived. Marvel as the magic of the show is brought to life before your eyes. Hear facts and stories about the filming process, and learn things about Split, its history, and its importance in Dalmatia that you won’t find in the guidebooks.

Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

4. Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

Explore the old town of Split on a guided walking tour and marvel at the ancient Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Wander the maze of streets in the historical city center to discover a mix of architectural styles, from the last remaining Egyptian sphinx in the black granite Peristyle to more recent buildings from the 20th century. Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle of the locals and learn the history of the magical city as you stroll around the palace grounds from the South Gate to the cellars and main palace square. Admire the North Gate and West Gate, and discover the site of the old fruit market on Voćni Trg (Fruit Square). Go down to the Riva waterfront and get panoramic views of Marjan Hill from the promenade. See the oldest Catholic church in the world at the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, formed from an Imperial Roman mausoleum.

Split: Small Group Guided Game of Thrones Tour

5. Split: Small Group Guided Game of Thrones Tour

On this Game of Thrones tour of Split, you will see many of the significant and recognizable Game of Thrones film locations. You will begin the tour with the spectacular and unmistakable fortress at Klis, where so much Game of Thrones filming took place. At this location in season 4, Daenerys overthrows the Meereen, the largest of the three great Slaver Cities. With panoramic views across the valley and the city of Split beneath, this imposing fort has protected the seat of many a Croatian King. Today, it’s a tranquil but spectacular location. You can climb to the top of the fortress to see where Khalisi answered "injustice with justice", by nailing the city’s former rulers to crosses for hundreds to see. You will also visit Kaštel Gomilica, which was the setting of the free city of Braavos. Finally, you will finish your tour at the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the setting of some of Daenerys Targaryen’s most memorable scenes. This 1,700-year-old Diocletian Palace was constructed by Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century and remains the city’s most famous site. It is here that you see Daenerys in her throne room, where she trained her dragons, and where the famous "kill the masters" scene in season 4 takes place.

From Split: Small Group Tour of Salona, Klis, and Trogir

6. From Split: Small Group Tour of Salona, Klis, and Trogir

For lovers of history and archeology, there is a wealth of medieval and Roman history to be found in the immediate surrounds of Split. On the first stop, you’ll visit the ancient ruins in Salona, which was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia 2000 years ago, as well as being one of the five biggest towns in the Roman Empire. From here you’ll travel to the village of Klis, which is home to an imposing medieval fortress, perched high on a hilltop. This fortress became castle to many Croatian kings and served as a defense against the Ottoman invasion during the early 16th century.More latterly, it has featured in the blockbuster television series “Game of Thrones”. Next, you'll head to Trogir, a city which has had 2300 years of cultural and architectural influence by Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Austrians. In 1997, Trogir was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. There is also an option for lunch at a local Dalmatian restaurant en-route.

Split: Diocletian's Palace Private Food and Wine Tour

7. Split: Diocletian's Palace Private Food and Wine Tour

Feast on the authentic flavors of the Dalmation Coast as you taste local dishes within the luxurious surroundings of the Palace of Diocletian. Marvel at the grandiose architecture of the imperial palace, en route to a local restaurant famed for its handmade macaroni. Taste delicious local wines from Southern Croatia as you tuck into a Dalmatian plate of carefully selected prosciutto and cheese. Savor the taste of Soparnik Pie, a healthy delicacy so good it has been UNESCO recognized! Enjoy handmade pasta with truffles, as well as other local treats, to your heart's content.

Split: Bus Tour to Salona and Klis with Guided Walking Tour

8. Split: Bus Tour to Salona and Klis with Guided Walking Tour

Explore the wonders of Split and its surroundings on this open-top bust tour. Listen to an audio guide in 6 different languages on the bus. Drive to sights like Bačvice beach, sport facilities, and museums. Follow your guide through the picturesque Old Town.   Board the comfortable bus that has Wi-Fi. Capture pictures easily from the open-top bus as you pass by the city's top sights like the turquoise waters of Bačvice beach. Stop in the Old Town for a guided walking tour.  Stroll through the streets of Diocletian's palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best-preserved structures from Late Antiquity. Continue to Klis fortress which was featured in 'Game of Thrones.' Gaze out at panoramic views of Split and the surrounding mountains and islands. After a break, travel to Salona, which was once the largest Roman city in this region. Purchase a ticket to the archeological site which is filled the ruins of ancient basilicas, baptisteries, and an amphitheater. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Split: 1.5-Hour Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

9. Split: 1.5-Hour Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

Learn about the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Split on a relaxing 1.5-hour walking tour of the Old City and see streets and squares that date back to the days of the Roman Empire. Meet your guide close to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Facing the harbor, the palace is one of the most imposing Roman ruins still in existence. Wander the narrow, picturesque streets around the palace and see the cellars and peristyle courtyard of the stone fortress. Part of Split’s UNESCO World Heritage attractions, the ruins of the palace can be found throughout the city, such as at the Cathedral of St Doimus, the former Mausoleum of Diocletian. Learn the history of Split as you experience its Mediterranean atmosphere on squares and streets lined with cafés and souvenir stores.

Krka Waterfalls & Guided Tour of Trogir From Split

10. Krka Waterfalls & Guided Tour of Trogir From Split

Spend a day in nature combined with sightseeing in the historical town of Trogir - the best possible way to spend your day on vacation, away from city crowds. After only 30 minutes of driving from Split you will stop to explore this cultural UNESCO heritage site. Accompanied by a licensed guide you have unique opportunity to explore this famous "city-museum". Walking around its historic center and narrow streets it feels like you are stepping back in time, to ancient Greece, Rome and Venice. Discover medieval walls, bell towers, preserved castles and churches. Full of impressions, you continue your journey towards the National Park. From the little riverside town of Skradin you will take a panoramic boat ride through the canyon of the Krka River. Spend some time with your guide who will explain all the secrets of this amazing area as you wind your way through the well-organised trails of Krka National Park. Follow educational trails and find Ethno village, old watermills, stone houses, souvenir shops, authentic buildings, and a restaurant. Spend your free time laying in the shadow of the tall trees and immerse yourself in breathtaking nature. Take a dip under the largest travertine barrier in this part of Europe and one of the most popular Croatian attractions - Skradinski Buk. Don't forget to take a photo in this Instagram-worthy place under the waterfalls.

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What people are saying about Split

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 214 reviews

A great way to visit Salona, Trogir and the Klis fortress. We travelled with 2 other couples in a mini bus. We left at 9am and arrived back in Split at 6pm. Donesh, our tour guide was so accommodating, informative and friendly.

Toci, our tour guide was amazing. He’s very knowledgeable about literally everything you could ask him. Very helpful, nice and people oriented. We couldn’t ask for more.

It was a really nice tour . Although it was Easter we weren’t able to see everything but were able to get a chance to see it the next day

Fun and informative tour of Diocletian's Palace. More than worth it. Guide Jakov is very enthusiastic.

The guide was so nice to us and it is obvious that he loves what he does