Perfect Tour of Split With a True Local

Duration: 1h and 30min
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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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Go back in time and walk with me in Diocletian's palace. Diocletian's Palace is one of the best preserved monuments of Roman architecture in the world. It is a combination of a luxury villa and a Roman military camp (castrum). This artistic ensemble is something not to be missed. We will take an exciting journey that begins on the bronze walkway map. Then we will access the substructures of the building where we will reveal many secrets. We will go to Diocletian's room where you can get in touch with the lifestyle of the Romans. Then, we will walk through the two main streets of Cardio and Decumanos which are the main streets of every Roman city. We will see the cathedral, the temple of Jupiter, four monumental gates, the statue of Gregorio de Knin, the Pjaca square and the fruit square. You will also see the Peristyle , the center of the palace used for religious reasons. I will also show you the green market and the fish market.

 What will we see?

  • Substructures of the Palace
  • Diocleciano'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 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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    Big red sign "SPLIT" near the bus stop

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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
    Silver Gate

    Guest entrance to the palace

  • 3
    Outside visit

    Living area of the palace

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Diocletian's Cellars

    Most preserved part of the palace

  • 5
    Outside visit

    Main square in roman time, nicely preserved

  • 6
    Outside visit

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

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jupiter's Temple

    Temple of the high God of Roman empire

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Gregory of Nin

    9m tall statue, one of the symbols of Split

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Narodni trg (Pjaca)

    Square with several artistic styles

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Marko Marulic Statue

    Statue dedicated to the father of Croatian literature

  • 11
    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).

Tour opinions

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Rochel 19 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Christina is really well informed and the tour was really fun. We enjoyed the whole tour
Sara 17 Jun 2024
Ramat Hasharon

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Muy buena guía y muy profesional. Explicó acerca de la historia y visitando cada lugar una reseña de el
Hugh 12 Jun 2024
New York

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Roko was phenomenal! Incredibly informative, providing historical context for the sights as well as giving us a taste of modern day life in Split/Croatia. He was funny, respectful, kind, welcoming and warm and provided excellent recommendations during and after the tour! 10/10 would recommend again As a bonus he also made sure to find places to stand in the shade away from the midday sun throughout our tour :)
Carmel 11 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Kristina was one of the best walking tour guides that I have experienced. Kristina was is very knowledgeable, local and sharing historical facts as well as being entertaining with trivia. Which is actually one of the things I enjoy most and recall. I would genuinely attend another tour with Kristina and also recommend her to all family and friends visiting which I have done so already. Thank you very much Kristina, you gave me a great insight into local culture, history, lifestyle mostly Split with connections and links to other Croatian cities and beyond.
MARÍA 09 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
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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
A minimum of 5 people is 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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