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

1. 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.

Mostar and Medjugorje: Full Day from Trogir or Split

2. Mostar and Medjugorje: Full Day from Trogir or Split

You’ll have the choice of departing from Trogir or Split on this full-day trip to the historical city of Mostar and the religious pilgrimage site of Medjugorje. In Mostar, your local tour guide will provide an introduction to the history of this city known as a window to the Orient. You’ll visit the old Bazaar, and admire the picturesque shops and workshops. See the city’s main mosque and then enjoy a walk across the famous 16th-century Turkish bridge, after which the town was named. You’ll have free time for shopping and the opportunity to taste authentic Bosnian specialities. Your second and final destination is the famous pilgrimage centre in Medjugorje. For pilgrims and those who are looking for something spiritual, there is a holy mass held, along with a visit to Apparition Mountain, where it is believed that the Virgin Mary made her first appearance to local children in 1981. Enjoy seeing the sights of Medjugorje and take some free time for lunch, or opt to walk to the hill of the apparition.

Split: Private History and Culture Walking Tour

3. Split: Private History and Culture Walking Tour

Your walking tour takes you on an exciting journey through the ancient history of one of the most significant original structures of the late ancient architecture, Diocletian's Palace, a Roman imperial palace that was enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage and that is today a living museum! Be thoroughly entertained as you set foot on cultural and historical sightseeing of the Palace, imagining how the life of Emperor Diocletian was like within its walls and learning with insider’s perspective how it is today, 1700 years later! During the walking tour, you will see Peristil Square and Vestibul, sacred Roman temples and the Cathedral of St. Dujam which is the oldest cathedral building in the world, as well as the ancient cellars, the famous Golden Gate, Romanesque churches, Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque palaces and more. There will be ample opportunities for memorable pictures, so put your walking shoes on and soak up the atmosphere of this lively, excitable city. Your guide will provide you with insight into the history and culture of Split as well as give you many useful tips about local life, suggestions regarding restaurants and shops to make this trip a memorable one!

SMALL GROUP Mostar, Pocitelj & Blagaj Tekija Tour

4. SMALL GROUP Mostar, Pocitelj & Blagaj Tekija Tour

In 1996, Počitelj was added to the list of the world’s 100 most endangered cultural heritage sites, by the World Monuments Watch – so definitely worth a visit. Your tour includes a 45 minute walk of this fortified town which contains a few scattered homes and cafes, a beautiful mosque, a tower and a citadel, surrounded by the remains of a city wall. Then you're off to the Blagaj Tekija which was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman and Mediterranean style architecture. It is a national monument. Blagaj Tekke is a monastery that was built for the Dervish cults and lets you make it come alive for you - a fascinating stop! Mostar is famous for the impressive Ottoman–style bridge spanning the Neretva river which was destroyed during the war in Bosnia and Hertzegovina but subsequently rebuilt. There are still poignant reminders of the legacy of that war in the street art and damaged buildings to be found around the city, but you will also be impressed by the wonderful spirit of local people and its dramatic beauty. The buzz of the local bazaar offers a great shopping opportunity and you might be lucky enough to witness daredevil diving from the bridge during the season. There are shopping and eating opportunities throughout!!

Split: Jewish Heritage & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

5. Split: Jewish Heritage & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

Discover one of Europe's oldest Jewish communities during this guided tour of Split. Your guide, along with the landmarks you visit, will open your eyes to the rich history and culture of this longstanding community.  Embark on a walking tour of the 17th century Diocletian Palace that will speak to this history of this religious group and their long story in Split. During the tour you'll also get to speak to local Jewish people and hear of their culture and experiences here in Split.  This tour is also a fantastic way to sightsee as your guide leads you to popular landmarks such as the Jewish cemetery, the city Synagogue, the temple of Jupiter, the statue of Grgur Ninski, amongst many others. 

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What people are saying about Split

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 182 reviews

Jelena was just great and fully responded to our questions and interests. She also gave us a lot of information in addition to the historical data and gave us a picture of the inhabitants. The 1 1/2 hours flew by and she has a great way of conveying facts with humor and examples. We were very happy :-) thank you Jelena!!!

Our guide, I don’t remember the spelling of her name but it sounded like Tanya. She was very professional and thorough and spiced up her narrative with great anecdotal stories. We were very pleased with our tour. One hour and a half was the perfect amount of time to keep the group’s attention.

Superb trip to mostar gives you the chance to see another culture and country and experience the sites and sounds

Very enlightening minibus excursion. Competent, talkative, courteous, uncomplicated driver. Everything great.

It was excellent. Mile was great guide, knowledgeable and friendly.