Split Historical Walking Tour Including Diocletian's Palace

Cultural & Theme Tours in Croatia

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Drink like an emperor, dine like a Dalmatian, and do as the Romans do on this tour that shows you the best of local life. Explore the secrets of Diocletian’s Palace while wandering his colossal 1,700 year old estate that makes up the historic centre of modern-day Split, stopping to admire ancient architecture and taste local treats. 
Begin your royal adventure in the not-so-modest home of the Roman emperor Diocletian. His colossal 1,700-year-old palace is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, but also a popular hangout for locals of Split and the cast of Game of Thrones.As we wander into the heart of the city, Peristil, we’ll discover the secrets of Diocletian’s life hidden in the walls of the world’s best preserved Roman palace – find out why he loved salad so much and why a piece of the mythical White Stone can make you happy.It is no secret, however, that the way to a Dalmatian’s heart is through the stomach. Your mouth will surely be watering by now, so we’ll take you for a traditional Dalmatian snack fit for a king – air-dried smoked meat, soft sheep cheese, anchovies and olives. As we eat, your local guide will regale you with Split tales, past and present. And of course a Dalmatian meal is never complete without a glass of wine.After all, wine is one of our oldest traditions and a staple of the Mediterranean diet, so just stay calm and do as the Romans do!We’ll finish our tour on the Riva promenade, leaving you feeling as satisfied and pampered as the emperor Diocletian himself. Our local guides will point you to their favorite coffee shops and the best spots for an evening of Dalmatian delicacies and entertainment. 

What’s included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Traditional snack
  • Glass of wine
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees to cathedral of ex-Emperor mausoleum and underground of the palace
  • Extra drinks
  • Transfers
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour