3 days / 2 nights
Town of Roman emperor Diocletian & Heart of Dalmatia
Split is the second largest city in Croatia and it represents the economic, administrative, educational, sport and tourist center of the Dalmatian coast.
Its connection to the Croatian islands, pearls of Adriatic like Hvar, Vis, Brac and Solta makes it an inevitable point for every curious traveller.
In late ancient period during the Roman administration the famous Diocletian Palace was built.
The Roman emperor Diocletian ruled the world from this city, leaving an inheritance of architecture that takes ones breath away The palace is today, with all the most important historical buildings, in the centre of the city of Split. Diocletian’s Palace far transcends local importance because of its degree of preservation.
The Palace is one of the most famous and complete architectural and cultural features on the Croatian Adriatic coast. As the world’s most complete remains of a Roman palace, it holds an outstanding place in Mediterranean, European and world heritage.
Explore the silent beats of history, lively spirit of the young and Split’s particular Mediterranean charm:
Day 01 SPLIT arrival
Meet and great at Split Airport followed by a private transfer to the chosen hotel. Welcome to the biggest city on the Croatian Adriatic, the city with a 1700 years long and turbulent history, the city of culture and sport. The first activity you should do is visit the Riva – seafront promenade, which dominates through the historical center. Riva is the place where locals celebrate every important achievement of Split’s citizens and the place where you will hear the most important news, the juiciest gossips and the most accurate weather forecast. Overnight at chosen hotel.
Day 02 SPLIT city tour
Morning will start with the guided walking tour of the historical center of Split which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. After a brief introduction you will enter to the spectacular Diocletian Palace, visit the well preserved cellars and the famous Cathedral and Jupiter Temple.
Afternoon should be reserved for trekking on Marjan hill, rising from the sea on the western end of Riva. During the very pleasant walk you will be awarded with the breathtaking view over the city center on one side and the Split archipelago on another. Organised lunch in local restaurant located in old city. Free time to explore small streets of Diocletian’s Palast to make small shooping. After city sightseeing tour with double-deck open bus and visiting other parts of town with break by Gallery Mestrovic, famous croatian sculptor and on Sustipan, localion of old cementeray of town with one amazing view to city and islands over town of Split- island Solta and island Brac. Transfer to hotel. Evening free time. Overnight at chosen hotel.
Day 03 SPLIT departure
Morning should be used to visit Bacvice, the city beach where is not rear to witness how do locals play Picigin (funny game with a small ball in the shallow sea) even in winter time. Private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
SUGGESTION OF EXCURSIONS FOR EXTENSION:
► Trogir – Solin & Salona (Half day excursion)
Trogir, a town – museum. Lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, architecture and nice alleys are given the opportunity to learn about manifold and complex heritage – from Romanesque yards to modern interiors. Toward to Split visiting of city Solin and antique city Salona.
Solin – the cradle of ancient and early Croatian history is located on the Jadro River, also known as the Croatian Jordan. It is the town with the youngest population in Croatia and rich cultural and natural heritage. All of this makes it an attractive tourist destination.
The oldest Marian shrine in Croatia, established by the Queen Jelena more than a thousand years ago, is located in Solin. Its church holds her tombstone and was visited by the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, in 1998. The ancient Salona lies in the heart of Solin and was once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
It is the largest archaeological park in Croatia, whose size is attested by the monumental ramparts with towers and gates, a forum with temples, an amphitheater and cemeteries with Salonian martyrs (Manastirine, Kapljuč, Marusinac). Salona was a town with over 60 000 inhabitants and, according to the legend, the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian.
► Speedboattour to magic Blue Cave & Hvar City ( Full day excursion )
On this full day speedboat tour, get the ultimate snapshot of central Dalmatia. Discover one of Croatia’s most stunning natural masterpieces; the Blue Cave on Biševo Island where the rays of the sun provide a glowing blue light in the grotto. On this day trip, with a visit to the magical bay of Stiniva, the island of Budikovac and the Pakleni Islands – is a day for a real vacation, relax and swimming. Finally, you will visit the wonderful town of Hvar. After retun in hotel , the rest of time is free.
For this excursion, your car remains at the hotel, and there is a transfer from the hotel to the harbor where the start of our excursion is, and upon return we will return you to the hotel.
How this unique tour looks like – just click on our movies that will give you the best pictures of the experience of this trip