During this tour you will visit the city center with its most important sights and discuss modern-day lifestyle as you walk down the narrow medieval streets in the old town. You will also visit the attractions such as Diocletian's Mausoleum/ St.Domnius's cathedral, Jupiter's temple/ Baptistery and the Basement halls of the Palace.
Next stop is Marjan hill - among the attractions that it offers is a viewpoint that overlooks the entire town center, its harbour and the islands. A memorable view!
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At your hotel lobby if the hotel is in the city center OR in front of the south entrance to Diocletian's palace, on Riva promenade
We are starting the tour on Riva promenade in front of Diocletian's palace. After a short introduction, we are visiting the Basement level of the palace - the best preserved part of the Roman palace that explains the emperor Diocletian's lifestyle in this magnificent piece of architecture (for a fee; optional).
The main square of the Roman palace - Peristil square - was used as a site of an important ritual in the 4th century. It was a place where the emperor was worshipped as a living deity by his subjects! On that square we will visit ex-Diocletian's mausoleum that later became St. Domnius's Cathedral, and ex-Jupiter's temple that was later turned into a baptistery (for a fee; optional). What a transformation!
After leaving the palace through the Golden gate (main entrance), we are proceeding to a medieval neighbourhood that developed after the 13th century with plenty narrow streets that show the hustle and bustle of a modern lifestyle squeezed into old streets: shops, restaurants, cafés, taverns... On the way we are going to see some famous squares in Split: Pjaca, Prokurative and Fruit square.
We are passing through a charming ex-fishermen's neighbourhood with architecture dating back mostly to the 18th and 19th century. Our path is going uphill, with a staircase on the way, to reach the top part of this neighbourhood in Marjan forest. There we will enjoy an amazing view over the entire city center, other residential neighbourhoods (modern Split), the islands and the mountain in the back - a sight to remember!
Riva promenade by the sea OR another place in the city center at your convenience
Professional licensed guide's fee
Commission, Croatian taxes and bank charges
Entrance fee to Diocletian's palace basement halls (optional, to be paid on site)
Entrance fee to Diocletian's Mausoleum/ Saint Domnius's cathedral with Jupiter's temple/ Baptistery (optional, to be paid on site)
Private expenses (such as souvenir shopping, meals etc.)
The tour is entirely on foot, no transportation is provided. During the tour there will be staircases on the way.
The entrance to Diocletian's basement halls, St. Domnius's Cathedral/ the Mausoleum, the Baptistery/ Jupiter's Temple is not obligatory, but highly recommended.
The second part of the tour (going uphill towards Marjan viewpoint) includes the longest staircase because we will be climbing to a higher position to get a view over the entire city, so this tour is suited for those who don't have any difficulty in walking.