GuruWalk Original
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🥇Step by Step: Uncover Split's Secrets with Local Guide Free Tour"

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Be local
Quality Verified Registered on April 05, 2021

Hello, adventurers! I'm your guide through history. I've been navigating the twists and turns of time for a solid 10 years now, and let me tell you, it's not just a job – it's my passion! Born and raised in the heart of Split, I've been deeply connected to this city for generations. Believe it or not, I've been strolling these cobblestone streets since I was knee-high! But the story doesn't stop there. I'm not just a local lad; I've taken my love for history and adventure to new heights. I've worked on legendary American cruisers like Celebrity and Disney, bringing a touch of Dalmatian charm to the high seas of the Atlantic. You know, passengers there often said I have that 'special spark' when I talk about Split's history – and I think they're right! So, my friends, let me take you on an incredible journey through time and space. Under my guidance, every nook of Diocletian's Palace will become your personal story. And I promise you, it'll be an adventure etched into your hearts as a cherished memory!

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Tour description


Step into a time machine with me and let's blast back to ancient Split for an epic historical adventure at Diocletian's Palace! Get ready to be wowed by one of the coolest monuments of Roman architecture on the planet.

Picture this: we're walking on a bronze walkway map, feeling like real-life explorers as we navigate through this massive palace. But hold onto your togas because the real fun begins when we dive into the palace's hidden substructures. 

Next stop: Diocletian's swanky pad. We'll check out where the emperor himself kicked back and lived large. Then, we'll hit the streets – Cardio and Decumanos, the main arteries of ancient Roman cities. It's like stepping into a time warp!

But wait, there's more! We'll ogle at the grand cathedral, pay our respects at the temple of Jupiter, and snap pics galore at the monumental gates. And let's not forget about the quirky spots like the statue of Gregorio de Knin and the bustling Fruit Square – Split's got surprises around every corner!

So, grab your toga and join me on this rip-roaring adventure through history. Diocletian's Palace awaits, and trust me, you won't want to miss a minute of it!

   What will we see? 

  • Substructures of the Palace
  • Diocletian's room
  • Routes of the Cardio and the Decumani
  • Cathedral
  • Temple of Jupiter
  • Four monumental doors
  • Gregory of Knin statue
  • Pjaca square
  • Fruit square
  • The peristyle

📌 The number of participants on this tour is LIMITED, Book only if you are sure that you will attend to the tour.👍
📌 The tour is dedicated to knowing the history of the Split city and its hidden secrets in simple, enjoyable, and funny way, Not academic👨🏻‍🎓
📌 You will meet and can make friends from all over the world. 
📌 There is no fixed price, When the tour ends you will be able to pay the guru whatever you consider fair.

 This is an incredible hour and a half of history.


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 27...
    Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 27, 21000, Split, Croatia
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    Next to the large red letters spelling 'SPLIT' at the beginning of the Riva.

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    Outside visit
    Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 27

    Big red sign "SPLIT" near the bus stop

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    Outside visit
    Split sign

    Next to the large red letters spelling 'SPLIT' at the beginning of the Riva. Meeting point

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Silver Gate

    Guest entrance to the palace

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    Outside visit

    Living area of the palace

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    Outside visit
    Diocletian's Cellars

    Most preserved part of the palace

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    Outside visit

    Beautiful acoustics in this room, famous for performances of local singers and "selfie" pictures

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    Outside visit

    Main square in roman time, nicely preserved

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    Outside visit
    Jupiter's Temple

    Temple of the high God of Roman empire

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Gregory of Nin

    9m tall statue, one of the symbols of Split

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Narodni trg (Pjaca)

    Square with several artistic styles

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Marko Marulic Statue

    Statue dedicated to the father of Croatian literature

  • 12
    Outside visit

    Main place where locals hang out today, always sunny with good vibes. We will finish the tour here.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Gintare 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Great tour - Thank you!
Gwen 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Gaby was great: knowledgeable, engaging, fun, and professional. Don't lose her! The tour was well-designed to provide historical information, get our steps in, and provide inspiration on where to recoup those lost calories afterwards
Alanna 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Roco guided us around the Diocletian Palace and its sights, sharing plenty of interesting insights, humour and warmth. We were so pleased we picked this tour over the others on offer - highly recommend!
Carla 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
O tour foi interessante mas o grupo era muito grande, com cerca de 50 pessoas.
Frederico 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Thanks Kristina, a very informative walk with plenty of stops! Recommended.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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