1. Croatia
  2. Split-Dalmatia County
  3. Split
  4. Diocletian's Palace

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

Product ID: 65094
See the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world and wander the grounds of the ancient Diocletian's Palace on a guided walking tour of Split. Visit the site of the old fruit market, mingle with the locals and more.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the cellars of the Roman era Diocletian's Palace
  • Mix with the locals and enjoy their Mediterranean lifestyle
  • Discover a mix of architectural styles, from the Roman period to the 20th century
  • See the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guide for 1.5 to 2 hours
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office in the Old Town, near Diocletian Palace: Mrčelina 1, 21000, Split, Croatia. Enter from Matošića Street, next door to the fast food restaurant, Paulina.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 208 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very good tour, but it should be longer.

This tour is a very good option if you have a tight schedule. It gives a good overall explanation about the palace but I would have loved it to have a longer version including the Cathedral and Jupiter’s temple. Our tour guide was great though. She was fun and had very good knowledge.

May 23, 2019

Excellent tour! Just what we wanted!

This was a truly excellent tour! Anna, our guide, was friendly, charming, informative, knowledgeable and gave us exactly the right balance of information about Split’s historic sights and the vibrant, modern, truly unique and wonderful city that it is today. It was fascinating talking to someone who could give us such an excellent explanation and insight into the culture, society, history and challenges facing this quite astonishingly lovely country and people. A genuinely memorable couple of hours that truly made our visit to Split. If you get a chance, ask for Anna. You won’t be disappointed; she is great! Thank you again Anna! Justin & Lucy

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May 18, 2019

Informative

Personable friendly guide. Small group was favourable as we got around the historical parts with little fuss. Ana was open & frank about local history & relationships. Also did not rush us & gave freely her time. Tips on where else to visit & where to find good local restaurants & produce. Equally important what not to do in the little time we had. Thank you Ana

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October 1, 2018

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Travel Agency South Tours

Product ID: 65094