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Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split or Trogir

1. Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Explore the walled Old Town of Dubrovnik and learn about the maritime Republic of Ragusa on a guided tour of the monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire Renaissance and Baroque architecture within the 2-kilometer long defensive walls and stroll down the central Stradun. See one of the oldest pharmacies in the world at the Franciscan Church and Monastery and visit the Rector's Palace and Fort Lovrijenac. Get ample photo opportunities on the pedestrianized streets, and use your free time to take the cable car to the top of Srđ Hill. Take in the magnificent views of Dubrovnik and the archipelago, or stroll around the Old Town at leisure. 

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

2. 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: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

3. Split: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Discover Split through the eyes of a local on a private, customized walking tour. Meet your host at your hotel or Airbnb to get familiar with your neighborhood. Then, learn where the best places to buy groceries or eat out are located. Your local guide is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Upon booking, a representative will get in touch to confirm all details and ask you some questions to get to know you better. The right local host will then be hand-picked, based on your interests. Each tour is completely unique to you and you can choose the meeting point, start time and length that you prefer. Learn about the easiest ways to get around, and hear about the top things to see and do. Chat about life in the city and exchange cultural differences. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own, confident that you have all the information you need.

Split: Small Group City Walking Tour with Marjan Hill

4. Split: Small Group City Walking Tour with Marjan Hill

Visit the historic Diocletian’s Palace with a guide on this 1.5-hour tour of Split. Take in the churches, cathedrals, city walls, gates and bustling squares, noting the diverse architectural influences. Once you’ve seen the many sights in the city, walk up Marjan Hill, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the city and the Adriatic. Head back to the old town of Split and your guide will point out a jazz bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine or the best Guinness in town. Tours operate in the morning and evening when it's cooler, unless you’d rather see the changing of the guard ceremony that occurs around mid-day in high season.

From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

5. From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

Meet the group near Riva promenade and board a speedboat for an adventure. Ride 1 hour and 15 minutes to the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The early morning is perfect for spotting groups of dolphins. Once near Biševo, the boat will anchor 200 meters from the Blue Cave. Entry tickets allow access to the swimming area and a chance to explore the Blue Cave in a small boat. Marvel at the flickering blue lights and glowing water. Before leaving, grab a drink at a local café.  Next, visit Stiniva Cove, located in the southern part of Vis – the furthest inhabited island in Croatia. Known for its high limestone cliffs and pebble beach, Stiniva is the perfect place to swim and snorkel. Admire the clear turquoise sea, ranging from 10-15 meters.  Continue to Budikovac, a small and almost uninhabited island. Meet its only permanent resident, Mr. Andro, an ex-ship captain who runs a small restaurant on the island that serves the best traditional Dalmatian cuisine. Savor local produce fresh from his vegetable fields and visit the donkeys and chickens on the farm.  Admire Mr. Andro's typical Dalmatian-style stone house and take a break to check out the island. After lunch, begin the return journey to Split.

Klis Fortress and Olive Museum Entry Tickets

6. Klis Fortress and Olive Museum Entry Tickets

Take a walk through the marvelous Klis fortress, full of history, a filming site for Game of Thrones, and learn more about why so many different nations wanted to conquer it. Watch a video in the Interpretation Center, explore all the hidden parts of the Fortress, and take some amazing selfies. With the same ticket head over to Stella Croatica to immerse into the tradition of the area. Get the chance to witness the natural, cultural and gastronomic heritage of Dalmatia. Witness the hand-preparation of traditional delicacies before learning how essential oils are extracted out of typical Mediterranean herbs and then used in natural cosmetics. Stroll through the fragrant gardens and visit the Olive Museum, where one can compare the traditional and modern ways of producing olive oil. Sample the traditional products in the Concept store and take the opportunity to have an authentic meal paired with local wine in the Tavern.

From Split: ATV Quad Bike Mountain Tour

7. From Split: ATV Quad Bike Mountain Tour

Your experienced guides will help you discover trails, some of which even the locals would have trouble leading you through, and provide you with a more demanding terrain whilst at the same time taking care of your absolute safety. Enjoy this unforgettable adventure and discover the beauty of the Dalmatian Zagora you cannot find in any of the tourist guidebooks! At the end of your exciting adventure you will enjoy a picnic lunch in a scenic spot next to a river.

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

8. 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.

From Split: Krka NP with Lunch, Liqueur Tasting and Snacks

9. From Split: Krka NP with Lunch, Liqueur Tasting and Snacks

Discover the wonders of Krka National Park on a tour from Split. See the Skradinski Buk and Roški waterfalls and swim in the clear water. Learn about the park from guides and try local spirits. Depart Split and travel in air-conditioned comfort to Krka National Park. Take photos of the spectacular scenery in real time as you drive towards the impressive waterfalls of the park. Visit three of the nicest locations within Krka National Park starting at Skradinski Buk waterfalls, the largest travertine waterfall in Europe, with a stop for a view of the 2,000-year old town of Skradin located within the Krka National Park river canyon. Cross the lake by boat on arrival, and get around 4 hours of free time to relax, go for a swim, or learn more about the natural history of the park from the on-hand guides. Take in stunning views of the Island of Visovac, one of the most photographed islands in Croatia. Go on a stroll through this very relaxed part of the park, noting all the beautiful flora and the fauna of the park in the best way possible. Continue to the Roški waterfalls, Krka is a secret corner of the park which is still relatively undiscovered by commercial tourism. Visit the Ethno village and its 700-year-old watermill. Enjoy an optional traditional meal at a waterside restaurant. Savor the local meats, salads, and cheese platter paired with regional white or red wine. On the way back to Split, stop at a local konoba or homestead restaurant. Try out complimentary schnapps and liquors which are produced on the homestead. Please note that in the winter months (from November 1–March 31), the park closes early, the boat trip from Skradin is unavailable, and the restaurant is closed. As a result, you'll leave the park at approximately 2 PM and visit the seaside city of Trogir for about 1 hour. Explore this beautiful town and enjoy lunch there prior to returning to Split at approximately 4 PM.

Brač: Island Exploration Tour by Four-Wheel Drive Jeep

10. Brač: Island Exploration Tour by Four-Wheel Drive Jeep

In the morning you will be picked up at the location of your choice. Be ready for 9 hours long adventure beginning with old Roman harbour now known as charming bay of Splitska. Enjoy the view of olive fields on your way to the oldest island settlement called Škrip. While there, see the two beautiful castles and family run Olive Oil Museum where you will taste their products, hear the story about the tradition of olive making and the production process. The historical road from the 19th century is your main pathway to the highest point of the island, called Vidova Gora where you can see the beautiful view of the various surrounding islands. Roll down on off road surrounded by forest and cross to the south side to the famous beach of Golden Horn (Zlatni rat). Bring your swimming suits and take refreshing swim in the beautiful Adriatic sea. Going further, a few kilometers away, on the hill above Bol you will have organized lunch, which surely will not leave you indifferent once you taste domestic grilled fish (or meat), vegetables, local wine, and liqueurs, in an easy-going atmosphere, surrounded by vineyards and stunning view on the sea underneath. For the next 45 minutes, you can relax and enjoy the view on the way to the heart of the island with big blue panorama on your left side. Near Donji Humac you will visit famous stone quarry. An amazing spot with huge pieces of cut stone and huge flat surfaces which are the leftovers of the stone cutting. Please pay attention to the crazy echo around there. By the end of the tour, you will be completely tired and full of information and memories. 

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based on 408 reviews

My daughter and I had an amazing tour with Marin, just us two and it was a real treat! Marin was an excellent driver who shared with us interesting facts about the history and culture of the island and was attentive to our questions. We saw the olive oil museum where the guide there was fantastic and the oil very tasty, went through villages and saw the Brac bonsai church, went through the national park Vidova Gora and at the highest point of the island with views on Zlatni Rat Beach and the surrounding islands (Vis, Hvar and others), swam in Zlatni Rat Beach (refreshing but still worth it), had a fantastic lunch in an authentic Mediterranean house with a friendly atmosphere and excellent food, and lastly we saw a quarry with the island’s famous limestone. Overall a fantastic experience which was intimate and by the end we almost felt like friends! It was wonderful to have a local show us the island and we wouldn’t have been able to see everything without the jeep. Highly recommend!

fantastic day in Dubrovnik even despite the long journey and rain in the afternoon. Our guide was very informative and recommended the best places to view the old town and places to eat during our 4 hours free time. The walking tour was very interesting and our guide was impressively knowledgeable on the history of Dubrovnik and indeed Croatia. This experience is highly recommended if you are staying in Split and want to spend a day exploring another beautiful location. We managed to see the majority of the sights in our free time including walking the city walls, the cable car ride to view the city from the top of the hill overlooking it and the fortress.

Had a lovely day going from split to Dubrovnik. It was a small group in a mini bus with the lovely Petar who was an excellent, informative guide. He told us a lot about Split, Dubrovnik and Croatia, and was informative about distant history modern history and current days. The weather was also beautiful. Dubrovnik itself was lovely to visit for a day and I am so glad I did it at the start of the season. I dread to think what it would be like in summer. I have really enjoyed my time in Croatia. So far every experience has been great.

The tour was great from beginning to end. Our guide was knowledgeable and easy going. The national park was beautiful and the boat ride was the cherry on top. We've been on many organised tours in the past that feel like you are being pushed to buy extras but this was certainly not the case on this trip. Lunch was also fantastic, the owner of the tavern was super welcoming and friendly.

Adrian was very knowledgeable and witty. It was an amazing tour with lots to learn about the city. Highly recommended!