Enjoy a promenade through 1700 years of fascinating history which turned Split from a one man’s palace to the present day bustling city.
The historic core of Split, its stunning Diocletian’s Palace, was originally built as the Roman Emperor’s retirement venue at the turn of the 4th century AD. But when the Slavs ransacked Roman Salona in the 7th century, the entire town fled to the palace, setting foundation for the wondrous city Split is today. Flourishing, creative, and with a distinct Dalmatian spirit, the heart of Split enthralls with sites like its Peristyle, the Golden and Silver Gates, the Cathedral and Jupiter’s Temple. Starting underground, in the Palace Cellars, make your way to the daylight, and witness local living happen as you stroll past.
Split is situated on a peninsula and surrounded by historical towns and settlements.
We shall take a walk through the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace to visit its ancient cellars, the Peristyle, Roman temples (today Christian ones), the Cathedral and the Baptistry, and then the famous Golden Gate. After sightseeing of the town of Split and free time for individual exploring, we start our bus ride towards Trogir, a small town under the cultural protection of UNESCO.
Trogir arose from the ancient Tragurion and is full of buildings and monuments testifying to its rich history. There stands the Cathedral with its famous portal made by the well-known local master Radovan, the City Loggia from the 15th century, the Ćipiko Palace, the Town Hall and the Benedictine monastery from the year 1064 where a Greek relief representing Kairos (the God of the auspicious moment) is kept.
“.... those who seek paradise on Earth
should come to Dubrovnik”
(George Bernard Shaw)
Let our guided city tour of Dubrovnik Old Town weave the story of its history and its present into the splendid fabric of fine architecture and magnificent city walls. Starting from Pile square on the eastern side of Dubrovnik Old Town, embark on a walking tour through the maze of narrow streets, lively piazzas, and stunning palaces like Sponza and churches like St. Blaise. Enjoy the moderate tempo of your walk as you stroll down the main thoroughfare of Stradun, all the way to the Cathedral and the Rector’s Palace, where you will discover a fine synergy between governance and faith which kept Dubrovnik afloat as the independent Republic of Ragusa for 450 years.