Walking Tour of Split with a 'Magister' of History


100 to 110 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

This is a walking tour of Split with a local historian! I will guide you through all of the relevant sites in the center of Split in a logical manner following the cities development through time.

I have a Master's degree in history, so I can provide much more knowledge than what is learned at a tour guide course. I have years of study and passion for history behind me and I am really trying to carry that forward. Also, I am a local, born and still living in Split!

I combine that with the expertise and education I gained as a teacher to make my tours a logical and pragmatic experience.

I speak fluent English and I enforce dialogue as much as I can during my tours since it provides much more personal contact with the guide and it's easier and more enjoyable to learn that way.

I will present you with 3D reconstructions of the sites, which are a result of my own work and dedication, in order to bring the past to life for the visitor!

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Riva Harbor, Riva Promenade, Split 21000 Croatia

Split's Riviera, the most important site for all of the local residents. There are some graphic and model representations here that I use for an introduction to what is going to be shown inside the Palace. Also, the southern wall of Diocletian's Palace is beautifully seen from that spot.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Old Split, Ulica Knezova Nelipica 1A, Split 21000 Croatia

All the little details I will be showing you on the way, noble palaces, and many other things. Even though Split is most notable for its attractions from the Roman times, the City is filled with many medieval, renaissance and early modern age heritage.

Stop At: The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace, Dioklecijanova Ulica, Split 21000 Croatia

The central square of Diocletian's Palace and one of the most important squares of the city today. We will be able to see some incredibly preserved Roman structures, and I will show you my 3D reconstructions of the area to give you a better idea of how much of the decorations and buildings are still original.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Kraj Sv.Duje 5, Split 21000 Croatia

The Cathedral or the grave of emperor Diocletian (Mausoleum) is one of the best-preserved Roman structures in the city, and it's still in use to this day! I will explain everything you need to know about it, the bell tower and how it was converted from a grave to a Cathedral by the Christians. We will not be entering inside, but everything that needs to be know about will be said.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Jupiter, Kraj Sveti Ivana, Split 21000 Croatia

The Temple of Jupiter, as they call it, is one of the best-preserved late-roman temples in the world. Here I will show you some anomalies and mistakes that the Romans did as they were constructing it! We will not be entering the temple, as I will show you everything relevant from the outside.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Eastern (Silver) Gate, Diocletian's Palace, Split 21000 Croatia

Eastern entrance to Diocletian's Palace. Here is one of the best views of the Palace, with the Cathedral (Mausoleum) on one side, the Silver Gate on the other, and beneath us the only preserved part of the original road.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Grgur Ninski Statue, Ulica Kralja Tomislava 12, Split 21000 Croatia

Dominant and recognisable statue, a landmark of Split. I will explain you what it represents and what it means for Croatian language and culture of the early medieval times.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace, Ulica Iza Vestibula 1, Split 21000 Croatia

Ancient entrance to Diocletian's private residence. From here I take you around the remains of Emperor's Diocletians's private residence.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Nakic Palace, Narodni Trg, Split 21000 Croatia

All the various palaces of noble families that we will see on our way through the Palace.

Pass By: Cindro Palace, Dioklecijanova ulica and Kresimirova Mica, Split 21000 Croatia

All the various palaces of noble families that we will see.

Pass By: Game of Thrones Split Fan Shop, Bosanska Street 10, Split 21000 Croatia

I will show you all of the filming locations of Game of Thrones in Split that we are traveling by if the group is interested. Also, we are passing by the fan shop.

Stop At: The Golden Gate, Ul. Kralja Tomislava, Split 21000 Croatia

The main entrance to the Palace. The Golden Gate is the most preserved out of 4 entrances to the palace and also most decorated and most memorable. Also, the entire northern wall is visible form here and we can see how the medieval city was still using all of the Roman-made structures for defense, and how they removed what they didn't need.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: City Museum of Split, Papaliceva 1, Split 21000 Croatia

City Museum of Split is situated within one of the best-preserved and most beautiful renaissance noble Palaces. We are not entering the museum itself, but only its courtyard to see the renaissance palace from within. Here I also like to explain our Venetian history, since these kinds of palaces started to appear in their time.

Stop At: Old Town Hall, Narodni Trg, Split 21000 Croatia

Here is where we end the tour, on Piazza Square. That is the main square of the city since medieval times. It is the most natural place to end the tour since everything else is easily reachable from here. On the square, we can see the 14th century Town Hall and other interesting structures.

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions

  • Free Wi-Fi hotspot

Exclusions

  • No Admission Tickets Included
  • Not entering any museums or payed sites
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Saint Domnius
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Jupiter

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Business is approved by the World Travel & Tourism Council as a safe traveling option, I have received the National Safty Badge - Safe Stay in Croatia for following all the necessary safety measures.

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

LINDA_W
May 2022

Lovely guide. Interesting experience even for a non historian. Answered our questions. Showed us places worth going back to. Helpful

Sebastian W
May 2022

This was the first thing we did after arriving in Split and it was just perfect. A fantastic introduction into the history and sightseeing highlights of Split. Toni was super nice and knowledgeable.

TiffanyBOHMAN
May 2022

Toni was EXCELLENT. Can not stress that enough. A former history teacher, he was very knowledgeable. It ended up just being my husband and i on the tour and he took the time to find out what we were interested in and really tailored our tour to our interests. He was very forthcoming and willing ...

wjvtyd4nv5
May 2022

Toni is probably the best tour guide in the world. He was so knowledgeable and friendly and really made the tour fascinating. Thank you

mattbZ678BH
April 2022

We were a bit unsure as whether to book, as Toni does charge a bit more than other tours, but decided to give him a go. He was well worth what we paid. Toni is not just another paid tour guide who's been told a script. He is genuinely interested in what he is speaking about, and even writing a bo...

Salma_M
April 2022

The tour with Toni was excellent, informative, and entertaining. His extensive knowledge of history brought the whole palace area alive for us. We left with a great appreciation for Split, Croatia, and the entire Balkan region. This tour is really a must do when in Split!!! Highly recommended!...

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