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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. 

Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split and Trogir

2. Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split and Trogir

Start your tour of Dubrovnik with a visit to the Stradun Promenade for your first impression of one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful cities and its astonishing stone walls that extend over 1,940 meters (6,500 feet). Admire the monumental fortifications and city gates, before wandering the labyrinthine streets behind the ramparts. Almost entirely pedestrianized, the medieval town is a treasure trove of architectural gems. See columned porticoes and loggias fringing Renaissance squares of marble. Marvel at the 11th-century Town Hall, and go to Sponza Palace, notable for its elaborate stone carvings. Take in views of the Baroque Cathedral, and see the magnificent Treasury. Continue to the fortress-like Dominican Monastery and Baroque Church of St Blaise. Visit the Rector’s Palace of the glorious Republic of Dubrovnik, and marvel at its harmonious blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. You will then have 3 hours free for lunch and some shopping. Taste delicious Mediterranean specialities at the taverns of the Old City, ending with a coffee on Stradun, and buy some of the traditional filigree jewellery, or a bronze statuette of St. Blaise to remind you of your day in Dubrovnik, before the return transfer to Split.

Dubrovnik Day Tour from Split or Trogir

3. Dubrovnik Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Enjoy a full-day excursion from Split to Dubrovnik, where you will tour inside the historic city walls and along the limestone streets of the Old Town. First, enjoy a scenic ride along the Dalmatian Coast, stopping once or twice for panoramic views across the Adriatic Sea. This is the Mediterranean as it used to be, before the onslaught of mass tourism. Upon arrival at the pearl of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik, take an official guided tour of the city’s historic monuments. Each corner of Dubrovnik is a unique experience, and the 90-minute tour is enough to visit attractions such as the monumental Pile Gate, located at the top of Stradun, Dubrovnik’s famous street of limestone, polished by years of footfall. Go to the Franciscan Monastery, where 30,000 volumes, 216 incunabula, and 1,500 valuable handwritten documents are stored in the library. The cloister is one of the most magnificent monuments in the city and houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe, dating back to 1317. A little further on, encounter the Renaissance splendor of Sponza Palace, notable for its portico and columns, and elaborate stone carvings. Today it is home to Croatia’s State Archives. Your guided tour ends at St. Blaise Cathedral, dedicated to the city’s patron saint and protector. Built on the ruins of a 12th-century church, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1667, then rebuilt in a Baroque style. It’s a popular place for weary tourists to rest on the steps leading up to the entrance. You are now free to explore the town by yourself. Feel free to climb the city walls and walk the full 1.24-mile (2-kilometer) circuit, offering breathtaking views across a sea of terracotta tiles and the boats and cruise liners in the bustling port. Try some authentic Croatian dishes in local taverns, or just enjoy a cup of coffee in an al fresco café and watch the world go by.

Mostar and Medjugorje: Full Day from Trogir or Split

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

5. 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: 1.5-Hour Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

6. 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.

Split: Old City Guided Walking Tour

7. Split: Old City Guided Walking Tour

Stroll around narrow stone streets and fascinating monuments. Forget the generic sightseeing and feel the vibes of the city on a unique tour where you have the opportunity to discover the old parts of the town.  Travel back in time with your knowledgeable guide and learn more about this grandiose UNESCO-protected area in the best possible way. Forget the guidebook, with the historical insight provided by a local guide. Your guide will show you the most important sights, hidden inside the walled palace of the Diocletian that were influenced by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Venetians, and take you on an exciting journey through the history and lifestyle of ancient Split. Start exploring the most fascinating Croatian town from the main promenade, and continue towards fabulous historical sites and hidden alleys in the town. Gain an insight into the architecture, history, and modern way of living of Split's citizens while admiring glorious architectural scenery.

Walking Tour Split

8. Walking Tour Split

This walking tour will provide the most interesting facts about the history and heritage of Split. You will have opportunity to walk through the ancient palace with an official tour guide and learn more about old and contemporary Split. You will have a local tour guide who will introduce you to the history and culture of Split town. On this tour you will walk around the UNESCO protected Diocletians Palace. You will see the most important sights in Split like the Cathedral of St. Duje, Peristyle, Jupiters Temple, Vestibul, the Golden Gates and Grgur Ninski statue, Pjaca and Fruit Square. You can ask our guide for any information about additional activities around the city center after this tour so that you can enjoy the rest of this lovely day in Split.

Krka Waterfalls & Guided Tour of Trogir From Split

9. 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.

Split: Private History and Culture Walking Tour

10. 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!

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 219 reviews

The day trip from Split to Dubrovnik was a joy. Dubrovnik is a gorgeous place, which can easily get overcrowded, due to its small size (the Old Town). Even in mid September, it was hot. The Old Town can be enjoyed from the city walls, but this requires a good shape, since it is quite a hike. The cable car ride is very much worth it also. The view from the mountain is amazing. The road trip from Split is also beautiful, especially the second part, as the Dubrovnik area looks amazing. I found the guided tour part too long (1 hour), as a lot of information is available and can be read by those interested. After that I had to run from one place to another in the remaining 3 hours, and I had not enough time left to enjoy a proper lunch, all the more that most places were crowded. Overall, given the context, the trip with Gray Lines was excellent, well organized, in A/C minivans (participants were split in 2 smaller groups). Border crossing went smoothly.

The Dubrovnic trip was fun. We travelled on Apr 13, '22. It was a small group (in total 6 people). Our driver was Mile, and he was fantastic! Was really engaging, friendly, and informative. Carry your passports and residence cards because to reach Dubrovnic (& while travelling back), you cross a small area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and your passports are stamped. We stopped at Bosnia for a quick coffee break. Once at Dubrovnic, we were greeted by our guide who showed us around for an hour. After that, we had 2.5 hours time to ourselves (where you can either walk around the walls - cost KR 250 pp, or take the ropeway to Mt. Srd for nice views of the city - cost KR 200 pp, or just walk around the old city). The local ladies prepare and sell almonds coated with orange/lime sugar in the square - it's delicious. This trip was a nice experience.

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 guide was very nice, even though it ended up being just us two, he gave us a great tour. We really enjoyed.

Very nice tour, lots to see and lots of explanations