Secrets of Split
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You’ll learn the secrets of Diocletian’s Palace while wandering this colossal 1,700 year old estate. Explore a traditional fish market where locals select the freshest seafood, then feast like a Roman emperor on local Dalmatian wine and traditional delicacies.
Uncover secrets hidden in the walls of Diocletian’s Palace.
Get the gossip on this famous rags-to-riches emperor.
Dine like an emperor on local delicacies like pršut smoked ham.
Sip a glass of the locals’ preferred lunchtime beverage.
Local English-speaking guide; Traditional snack; Glass of wine
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available daily; Start time at 9:00am and 3:30pm.
Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours.
Meeting Point: Beginning of the Riva (Promenade) near the mock-up model of the city, Split 21000.
Ending Point: Riva (Promenade).
Begin your royal adventure in the not-so-modest home of the Roman emperor Diocletian. His colossal 1,700-year-old palace is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, but also a popular hangout for locals of Split and the cast of Game of Thrones.
As we wander into the heart of the city, peristil, we’ll discover the secrets of Diocletian’s life hidden in the walls of the world’s best preserved Roman palace – find out why he loved salad so much and why a piece of the mythical White Stone can make you happy.
It is no secret, however, that the way to a Dalmatian’s heart is through the stomach. We’ll show you a traditional fish market, peskarija, where locals have been buying fresh seafood for centuries.
Your mouth will surely be watering by now, so we’ll take you for a traditional Dalmatian snack fit for a king – air-dried smoked meat, soft sheep cheese, octopus salad, anchovies and olives. During your snack, your local guide will regale you with Split tales, past and present. And of course a Dalmatian meal is never complete without a glass of wine. After all, wine is one of our oldest traditions and a staple of the Mediterranean diet, so just stay calm and do as the Romans do!
We’ll finish our tour on the Riva promenade, leaving you feeling as satisfied and pampered as the emperor Diocletian himself. Our local guides will point you to their favorite coffee shops and the best spots for an evening of Dalmatian delicacies and entertainment.
If we go to the cathedral, both men and women should bring modest clothing that covers your knees and shoulders.
Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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