Explore Diocletian Palace in Split on a walking tour, and see the highlights of the UNESCO-listed palace complex with an expert local guide. The 1.5-hour tour covers all the must-visit sites, such as the underground cellars, Peristyle Square, Cathedral of St Duje and the Temple of St Jupiter. If you have more time free and want to explore the surrounding area with a guide, then upgrade to add on a 2-hour trip to the nearby town of Trogir. Once there, explore the UNESCO-listed town with a guide, passing by St Lawrence Cathedral and admiring the town’s wealth of Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Meet your guide outside Diocletian Palace and then head inside to discover the delights of its incredible ruins. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace was originally built as a lavish home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, but became more like a city in its own right as more buildings were added to it throughout the ages.Start with a tour of the cellars to explore its network of subterranean tunnels, and then head back above ground to visit Peristyle Square as your guide regales you with tales about flamboyant Emperor Diocletian. Walk around, soaking up the square’s hustle and bustle, and admire the beautiful Cathedral of St Duje – named after the city’s patron saint. Visit the Temple of Jupiter, and then finish your morning tour at colorful Split Market, where your guide will give you tips for the best stalls to visit. If you want to continue exploring the surrounding area with a guide, then upgrade to include a tour of Trogir, too. After a short break at the market, meet your guide and board your minibus for a scenic drive along the Dalmatian Coast to the coastal inlet of Trogir — sandwiched between Croatia’s mainland and the island of Ciovo. Once surrounded by city walls, Trogir’s historical center has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in recognition of its architecture that dates back to Hellenistic times.On a leisurely paced walking tour, gaze in admiration at the town’s pretty Romanesque churches, complemented by Venetian Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Hear tales of Trogir’s many different rulers and see the imprint that they left around the town as you walk. Stop to look inside Trogir’s masterpiece — beautiful St Lawrence Cathedral — and hear how it was designed by the famous Romanesque architect Radovan. Admire its architecture, pose for pictures and then return to your minibus for the journey back to Split, finishing your tour at the start point in the afternoon.