This Split shore trip combines two of the region's highlights including a visit to Diocletian's Palace in Split and the charming medieval town of Trogir, making a sort of Best of Split half day tour.
After meeting your private licensed guide you immediately begin your tour at Diocletian's Palace which is located in the heart of Split and is a UNESCO world heritage site. This palace is one of the largest Roman buildings which is still in use today. You visit the well preserved cellars of the palace which show the building's original floor plan and supports the imperial residential areas above. You will be impressed by the peristyle, which is an inner colonnaded courtyard, where official audiences took place.
You visit one of the oldest cathedrals in the world, the Cathedral of St. Duje (Split's patron Saint), which was originally the mausoleum of Diocletian. Today it is called the Cathedral of St. Dominus. Following your visit of the palace there is a short amount of free time to explore the maze of small streets near the palace which are filled with shops and cafÌ©s.
Leaving Split you drive along the Dalmatian coast until you reach the charming town of Trogir which is located on a small islet between the mainland of Croatia and the island of Ciovo. It was originally a Greek colony but the main core of the town was developed between the 13th and the 15th centuries, surrounded by city walls. The historical center of Trogir is a unique monument of culture and is included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.
You will walk with your guide through Trogir's narrow streets, taking you back in history as you pass stone houses, churches, palaces, monasteries, and city walls. You stop at the main attraction of Trogir, the St. Lawrence Cathedral. Take time to enjoy the beauty of the Romanesque portal created by the local artist Radovan. It is considered the cathedral's finest piece of architectural work and features lion figures on the sides and the figures of Adam and Eve above them.
After your walking tour you enjoy free time to explore the marble covered streets of the old town. Enjoy your time doing some shopping or relaxing in one of the cafÌ©s inside the city walls before you return to Split.
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
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