Explore Croatia's ancient and medieval history as you stroll about the ruins of temples, an amphitheater, baths, and early Christian churches in Salona, the former Roman capital of Dalmatia, and along the streets of picturesque Trogir, with its castle and spectacular Renaissance and Baroque palaces.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.50 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with 15 to 30 steps.
Salona, the ancient Roman excavation site, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trogir are sure to make memorable impressions on this half day walking tour. Enjoy commentary by your guide as you ride along the beautiful Riviera of the Seven Castles and stroll through the visited sites.
-Salona: Visit the most important Roman excavation site in Croatia
-Scenic drive: Ride through the scenic Riviera of the Seven Castles
-Town of Trogir: Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Begin your journey with a transfer from the ship's pier to the excavation site of Salona. Enjoy commentary on the most important excavation sight from the Roman times in Croatia. In contrast to busy Split it seems that time has stood still in Solin, the site of the ancient Salona. At the time of its greatest prosperity in the 3rd and 4th centuries, Salona had approximately 40,000 inhabitants while Split did not even exist. Archaeologists today have excavated remains of temples, amphitheatres, early Christian churches, burial grounds, and baths. At the conclusion of your tour through ancient Salona, continue with a ride along the beautiful Riviera of the Seven Castles toward the charming town of Trogir.
Trogir is situated on a tiny island and connected by a bridge to the mainland and a bridge to the larger island of Ciovo. Except for the green parks, the island is occupied by spectacular constructions of stone houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, walls, and towers. The streets are narrow and reminiscent of how life might have been in the old days. According to UNESCO,“Trogir is a precious, a consistent part of world heritage. But don’t look just for stone. Look for the mysterious spirit in stone. Look for all those architects, builders, artists, patrons, for all those stories hidden in the history of stone”. Trogir is known as a ‘monument town’. Follow your guide to visit some of the most famous sites including the Cathedral of St Lawrence, the Kamerlengo Fortress, the Town Gate, the Church of St Nicholas, a museum, a picture gallery, and the ‘Kairos’ art collection.
Proceed with your guide to the main attraction in Trogir, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. The 13th century building is the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. The unusual construction with three naves and three semi circular apses dominates the town. The main portal carved by the local artist “Radovan” in the 13th century is world famous. Continue past the Town Loggia, the Town Hall and the Cipiko Palace before enjoying free time for shopping or independent exploration. At the designated time and place, rejoin your guide and coach for return transfer to the pier.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Local currency for shopping (most stores accept credit cards).
-Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
-Strongly recommend wearing light clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
-Conservative attire (no tank tops or shorts) that covers both the shoulders and knees is suggested for this tour.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.50 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with 15 to 30 steps.
-There is a 5-minute walk from the parking lot of the ruins to the entrance of the ruins at Salona. The town of Trogir can be explored over level terrain which is mostly paved and cobblestoned.
-The ride between Split and Salona is approximately 20 minutes.
-Restroom available at Salona.