The popular holiday resort of Omis was once the lair for pirates who once ruled the Adriatic. Tour the town, where their fortresses still stand guard, then cruise up the dramatic river gorge to a historic mill. On the return to Split, enjoy a guided tour of the medeival old town, which was built inside a former Roman imperial complex called Diocletian's Palace. Down the narrow alleys that used to be hallways, discover churches and palaces as well as cafes, shops and galleries.
NOTES: Exploration of Diocletian Palace is on foot over paved and cobblestone terrain with around 15 steps.
Enjoy the scenery of Omis, the waterways of the Cetina River and the center of Split on a guided half day tour.
-Omis: Enjoy a guided visit of this holiday resort with free time.
-Cetina River: View spectacular scenery as you travel by boat to Radmanove Mlinice restaurant.
-Radmanove Mlinice restaurant: Savor a light snack.
-Diocletian Palace: Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided walking tour.
Begin your journey with a scenic drive along the Dalmatian coast via a mountain road to the picturesque town and peaceful holiday resort of Omis. Situated at the mouth of the Cetina River, many of the medieval defences are still visible on a hill above the town. Enjoy a brief guided tour and orientation before enjoying some free time. You will then board river boats for a scenic cruise along the Cetina River. The river originates from 5 strong wells and is parallel with the coast before its return to the Adriatic Sea. Ride the river a short distance to Radman’s Mills for snacks and refreshment. Enjoy a walk in the forest or aview of the river next to this magnificent old mill.
After exploring the charming natural scenery, rejoin your coach for the return ride to the town of Split. The Old Town of Split is built on and around the spectacular 4th century Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, born in Salona, today’s Solin. Follow your guide on a walking tour introducing the rich cultural heritage of Diocletian's Palace, a proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site. View the cellars, the cathedral and the Golden & Silver Gates, among its other well-preserved relics. At the conclusion of the palace tour, your guide will lead you to the pier. Guests may choose to stay in town and return to the ship independently at guest’s expense.
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.
-Exploration of Diocletian Palace is on foot over paved and cobblestone terrain with included around 15 steps.
-Travelling time between the city and the town of Omis is approximately 30 minutes with additional 20 minutes’ drive from Omis to Radmanove Mlinice restaurant.