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Split: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

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Split: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

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Explore more than 1,700 years of history on a walking tour of Diocletian's Palace in the historical old town of Split. Learn the history of the former residence of the Roman emperor and marvel at the Baroque monuments of the city center.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the remains of Diocletian's Palace in the old town of Split
  • Learn more about the cultural history of the city
  • Marvel at the monumental Peristyle courtyard
  • See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius on the site of the old mausoleum
Full description
Discover the remains of Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Now part of the old town of Split, the imperial palace was built in preparation for the emperor's retirement in 305 AD. Visit different areas of the complex, such as the cellars and monumental Peristyle courtyard. Look at the emperor's private observatory and see the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, originally built as Diocletian's Mausoleum. Discover the site of the Temple of Jupiter and Baptistery, and the original Bronze Gate, Silver Gate, Golden Gate and Iron Gate that provided access to the city. Discover a refuge for the noblewomen of Split at the Benedictine Monastery of St. Arnir, admire the original 15th-century Town Hall and marvel at the Baroque monuments of Fruit Square (Voćni trg).
Includes
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet at the local tour operator's office at Obala Lazareta B.B., located at the east end of the promenade by the taxi stand. The office looks like a news stand with a big sign of an open-top sightseeing bus. Call the emergency number on your voucher or ask a member of staff standing next to the open-top bus if you have any difficulties.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Wear long sleeves on windy days
  • Sunglasses and a hat are recommended on sunny days
  • You must be able to walk over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with 15 - 30 steps to take part
  • Do not bring valuable items, such as important documents or jewelry
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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Our tour guide was wonderful! He met with us very last minute and waited when we were late (the meeting instructions were not the most clear). He was extremely knowledgeable on much of the history of the area. We were a little nervous because my friend had just taken a history class on this region and we hoped he could give us more information, and he was able to do just that! He had an answer for every single question we had. He even went well past the time of the scheduled tour because we had so much to talk about. I highly recommend this company and this guide!

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2 December 2021

Thank you so much for the great tour. Our guide was insightful and funny. She presented the history of Split through stories and anecdotes. Due to Corona, we were only 2 people on the tour. Definitely book this tour, especially now. You will get a private guide for the price of a group guide.

6 July 2020

Renato is an excellent guide - we can only recommend this tour. He is very knowledgeable in history; he knows how to share his insights and makes you see the buildings and the city with „new eyes“. Also, he was open for many questions and always gave thoughtful answers. A great pleasure.

21 October 2021

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