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 – coffee date with the Khaleesi, anyone?
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 what makes the white stone happy.
It is no secret, however, that the way to a Dalmatian’s heart is through the stomach. Sound fishy? We’ll prove it in 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 lunch fit for a king – air-dried smoked meat, soft sheep cheese, octopus salad, anchovies and olives, oh my! Over lunch, your local guide will regale you with Split tales, past and present. And of course a Dalmatian meal is never complete without a glass, nay goblet, 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 favourite coffee shops for people watching and the best spots for an evening of Dalmatian delicacies and entertainment.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, traditional lunch of smoked ham pršut, sheep cheese, octopus salad, anchovies and olives, and a glass of wine
Exclusions: Entrance fees to cathedral of a (ex-Emperor mausoleum) and underground of the palace – about 11 USD. Extra drinks at the lunch. Tips or gratuities for your local guide. Transfers.
Dress standard: If we go to the cathedral, both men and women should bring modest clothing that covers your knees and shoulders.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour for the price indicated above. 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.