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From Split: Sunset Cruise with Live Music

1. From Split: Sunset Cruise with Live Music

This two-hour cruise starts with sailing beneath the breathtaking green oasis of Marjan hill, the symbol of Split. Then, continue towards the bay of Kaštela where you can enjoy the panorama of the mountains that surround Split, the views of several marinas and the most important institution for all Split citizens, the amazing stadium of the local football club “Hajduk”. Afterwards, sail to the new part of the town, where you can view several city beaches as the sun sets behind the town, creating an idyllic atmosphere. Enjoy your time on board and be entertained by live music on the open deck where your experienced crew will serve you drinks during the whole cruise.

Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

2. 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

3. 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.

From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Day Tour with Entry Included

4. From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Day Tour with Entry Included

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Plitvice National Park, home to a variety of native wildlife and plants. See dramatic natural formations like the Plitvice Lakes and Veliki Slap with insightful commentary from your guide. Depart from Split or Trogir on a tour of Plitvice National Park. Admire the scenery of the Lika region from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle before exploring the 16 turquoise lakes by boat, electric train, and on foot. Navigate the wooden paths of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the 78-meter Veliki Slap, the highest waterfall in Croatia, while learning about Croatia’s history and conservation efforts from an English-speaking guide.

From Split: Trogir and Blue Lagoon Half-Day Tour

5. From Split: Trogir and Blue Lagoon Half-Day Tour

Depart from Split and reach the town of Trogir, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the special atmosphere of the town as you wander through its narrow streets and its waterfront. Visit the Cathedral of St. Lovre and see the impressive Romanesque doors carved by Master Radovan in the 13th century. Continue the cruise to the Blue Lagoon, and marvel at its color. Snorkel with the gear provided, swim and enjoy time to sunbathe on deck. Explore the pebble beach surrounded by pine trees. Keep your eyes out for dolphins in their natural habitat. Make the last stop at the Laganini Beach bar on island Čiovo where you can relax with a cocktail or visit old the fishing village of Maslinica and relax in its unique atmosphere. Take the opportunity for more swimming and enjoy time for lunch or dinner (at your own expense).

Day Tour from Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting

6. Day Tour from Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting

Visit the beautiful Krka National Park on a day tour from Split by air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival at the park, walk the wooden path through the park and discover a green oasis with endemic species of birds, fish, and butterflies. Visit a beautiful ethno-village where you can see traditional costumes and crafts. Also see the Jaruga hydroelectric power plant below the Skradinski buk, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the world and the first in Europe. After spending time in the park with your guide, take a boat ride to Skradin. Visit a small village and sample fine Dalmatian wine before returning to Split at around 5:45 PM.

Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split or Trogir

7. 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: Riviera Sunset Cruise & Swim with Summer Vibes

8. Split: Riviera Sunset Cruise & Swim with Summer Vibes

Enjoy a drink on deck, relax with some summer music and take in some stunning views on this evening escape. Jump aboard for a 1.5 hour cruise along the Split Riviera. Leave Split Port and follow the sun to take in views including the charming Marjan Park Forest. See the Adriatic showering the pebble beaches along the coast. Sip a drink on deck as the ship navigates close to Čiovo Island. Enjoy the sun setting to the sound of live music. Take in views of the old town as you relax on this comfortable boat. Spend this quintessential summer evening in Dalmatia and, as the locals say, "Pomalo": slow down, take it easy and chill.

Split: Games of Thrones Locations Tour

9. 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.

From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Lakes Tour with Entry Tickets

10. From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Lakes Tour with Entry Tickets

Enjoy a day in inland Croatia on a full-day excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you will visit Croatia's largest national park. Leave Split and Trogir and enjoy a drive through the countryside toward a unique jewel - the Plitvice Lakes. On arrival, start your tour on foot through the woods, led by your guide.  Cross Gornja Jezera, which are the upper lakes, and then continue by boat, accompanied by the sound of the waterfalls, to Donja Jezera, the lower lakes. Approach the Great Falls, 256-feet (78 meters) high, and hear the roaring thunder of the water hitting the ground. Go to Outlook Cave, which is known from the scene in Karl May’s movie, “Treasure of Silver Lake.” End your journey with a panoramic train ride. Recuperate with an optional lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Split after your tour.

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What people are saying about Split

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,889 reviews

Fantastic trip. From initial booking, receiving confirmation email, with lots of details on how to prepare for the day, where to meet, with timings etc, it was all excellent. On the trip, the driver Anthony & guide Petar, were brilliant and made the day so relaxing, enjoyable and very informative. They were attentive and made sure everyone was catered for. Unfortunately some people didn't read the information beforehand and came unprepared, but they were given opportunity to purchase additional items at comfort stop and at final destination, to enable them to make their day experience more comfort. I can 100% recommend this trip.

was such a great day out. the tour guide was fantastic, the scenery was beautiful and the wine tasting tour was well worth it. all in all a great day

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

Beautiful trip to Krka. The wine tasting was lovely and capped off a great day.

I would definitely recommend this trip to all travelers!! You won’t regret it!