City Tour Best of Split

Get familiar with the Split city centre, tick off all the must-sees, learn more about the history of the city, and find out how locals live nowadays. Travel back into Roman times while exploring the monumental UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Diocletian's Palace. Stroll through the streets, learn the Roman way of living and take part in the traditional change of guards as the emperor Diocletian greets his visitors.

After the show visits the St. Domnius Cathedral's bell tower to enjoy marvelous views of the Palace and the archipelago. Don't forget to take photos! Our expert guides with more than 500 tours experience will make you fall in love with Split and Croatia.

The tour is available in English and Spanish. For a tour in another language please contact us!
Price
30€ per person
Duration
2 hours
Destination
Split
Travellers
2-12

Get familiar with Split at Best of Split with a St. Domnius Cathedral's bell tower visit

All the city must-sees, with the change of Roman guard and the visit to the St. Domnius Cathedral's bell tower. The best possible way to get familiar with Split!

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Get familiar with the Split city centre, tick off all the must-sees, learn more about the history of the city, and find out how locals live nowadays. Travel back into Roman times while exploring the monumental UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Diocletian's Palace. Stroll through the streets, learn the Roman way of living and take part in the traditional change of guards as the emperor Diocletian greets his visitors.

After the show visits the St. Domnius Cathedral's bell tower to enjoy marvelous views of the Palace and the archipelago. Don't forget to take photos! Our expert guides with more than 500 tours experience will make you fall in love with Split and Croatia.

The tour is available in English and Spanish. For a tour in another language please contact us!
Highlights
  • Visit the Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the Emperor Diocletian greeting his guests during the ceremonial change of guards
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of St. Domnius Cathedral's bell tower
  • Experience the best Split has to offer: rich history, Roman architecture, grand monuments and bustling city life
Tour Dates and Times
TOURS IN ENGLISH
Apr 1st to Oct 31st every day at 11 am

TOURS IN SPANISH
Apr 1st to Oct 31st every day at 11 am

NO TOURS
Nov 1st to Mar 31st
Easter and Easter Monday
Destination
Split
Departure Location
Next to the fountain at Josip Juraj Strossmayer Park
Return Location
Prokurative, a place of festivals and culture
Additional Information
Tour language: English and Spanish Booking information: Automatic confirmation if at least 12 hours in advance. For last minute bookings please send us a message. Price for tour in English: Adult (15-99) 30€; Youth (7-14) 15€; Child (0-6) 0€ Price for tour in Spanish: Adult (15-99) 35€; Youth (7-14) 17,50€; Child (0-6) 0€ How to recognize the guide: Look for the orange umbrella. St. Domnius Cathedral's bell tower: May not be available during low season. Change of Roman guard: Included from the end of May. This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants: If we do not reach that number, we will contact you to offer you different alternatives.
Price includes
  • 2-hour guidance around the Old Town
  • Guidance by a certified local guide with 500+ tours experience
Price does not include
  • Entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
  • Gratuities (optional)

This Split City Tour requires a booking, so please sign up for the tour in advance. Feel free to check out our TripAdvisor reviews and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

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Strossmayer Park

Meeting point by the fountain where you will get an introduction to the tour and the city.

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Gregory of Nin statue

Learn of the prominent bishop and his struggle for power.

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Golden Gate

Grand entrance to the Palace.

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Peristyle Square

Travel back in time while greeted by the emperor Diocletian himself during the traditional change of guards.

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Saint Domnius Cathedral

Climb the bell tower for the view you will remember forever.

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Vestibule

Feel humble while entering Diocletian's private chambers.

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Diocletian’s basement

Experience Diocletian’s underground layer where dragons might be found.

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People's Square

The bustling city centre since medieval times.

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Fruits Square

Venetian fortifications and the father of the Croatian language face one another.

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Riva promenade

The place to be and be seen.

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Prokurative

Place of festivals and culture.

More about this tour

Start your tour at the park just in front of the monumental Golden Gate, one of the four entrances to the Diocletian's Palace. Dive into Roman history, and see the fortification system and defense mechanisms incorporated into the Palace gates.

While strolling down thousands of years old streets you will hear stories of ingenious Roman builders, their architecture, buildings, and aqueducts. In the middle of the Palace, on the iconic Peristyle Square attend the traditional change of guards and be greeted by Emperor Diocletian himself.

The St. Domnius Cathedral's bell tower provides staggering views of the Palace and the surrounding archipelago. In the Palace's basement, you will hear stories of refugees and how the building was preserved for centuries due to negligence. The tour covers the medieval centre of Split built under Venetian rule.

Enjoy the beautiful seaside promenade - Riva - the place to see and be seen. This tour will help you understand both the historical importance and the modern everyday life of Split, presented by a local guide with 500+ years of tour experience.

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