Begin walking tour with visit to cellars of Palace. Cellars offer good view of how life in palace was organized. Afterwards, proceed to Cathedral of St. Duje. Next, continue walk to visit Temple of Jupiter. As walk takes you further into old city, see Golden & Silver Gates & Peristyle Square. At end of walking tour, have free time to shop before return to pier. Note: must walk approx 0.65 mile over even & cobblestone surfaces with 50+ steps. Tour operates in all weather conditions so take appropriate weather gear. Conservative attire (no tank tops or shorts) that covers both shoulders & knees is suggested. Have approx 40 mins for shopping. Tour order may vary.
Modern day Split is the product of 17 centuries of building, renovating and remodeling so that the new of today combines in harmony with the old of yesterday. At the core of the sprawling cityscape is the palace that Emperor Diocletian built for his retirement at the turn of the 4th century. What began as an imperial residence and fortified camp is today an intriguing warren of narrow cobblestone streets, where pre-Romanesque churches live alongside Gothic Chapels, history-filled museums, art galleries and inviting restaurants. Begin your walking discovery of the city with a visit to the cellars of the Palace. The cellars offer a good view of how life in the palace was organized. Afterwards, proceed to the Cathedral of St. Duje, named after the Patron Saint of the city and which is built on the remains of an ancient shrine. Next, continue your walk to visit the charming Temple of Jupiter. As your walk takes you further into the old city, see the Golden and Silver Gates and Peristyle Square. At the conclusion of the walking portion of the tour, there will be some independent time to browse the colorful open market before returning to the pier.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.65 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with 50+ steps. Low heeled, comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and comfortable, loose clothing are recommended. This tour will operate in all weather conditions so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them. Conservative attire (no tank tops or shorts) that covers both the shoulders and knees is suggested for this tour. Time permitting; guests will have approximately 40 minutes for shopping and browsing. Tour order may vary between groups but always covering the mentioned spots.