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Split from Dubrovnik – full day tour

 

Split, 2nd biggest city in Croatia and the capital of the Croatian Dalmatian coast with population of 250.000 is living through its tourism rennessaince for the last decade. Guests from all over the world are flocking to this mediterranean jewel situated under Marjan hill surrounded and protected by islands of Brac, Hvar and Solta… Inhabited from Roman times at the spot where Roman emperor Diokletian had his retirement palace built for himself and his family through eras of Croatian Kings and centuries of Venetian and Austrian reign, each of these civilizations has left something unique to Split which makes it today a must-visit spot.

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Thanks to the new addition of the coastal highway built in 2013, Split became better accessible from Dubrovnik and therefore desirable destination for a day trip.
We start our tour by picking you up at your hotel at 07:00 and drive up the Croatian coast shortly crossing in and out of Bosnia and Hercegovina with possible coffee stop. After passing town of Ploce we turn to highway for 1 hour drive untill we reach hights above Split and visit Klis fortress – standing on the limestone vertical ridge overlooking the town of Split. Klis fortress has bravely defied Ottoman Turks for many years untill it finally fell but sacrifice and valor remain even to this date (Its appearance and story is so strong that got the producers of HBO series Game of Thrones to use it as a film set). Followed the visit to Klis fortress we descend down to Old town of Split and its promenade, where a guide will take you on a time travel tour of Split (and its 1700 years of rich history) visiting all major sights (Diokletian’s Palace, Peristil, St. Duje’s Cathedral, The temple of all Gods, Split’s famous promenade, fish market…) After the tour there would be free time for you to explore the city on your own, apsorb the views, have a bite in one of the numerous small restaurants in the Old Town center or just let yourslef be lost in space/time maze of the narrow streets of Split’s Old Town.
From Split we will drive back to the highway, and with one or more strech and coffee spots come back to Dubrovnik.

Optional Trips

  • Trogir
  • Medjugorje
  • Ston
  • Dinner – Mali Ston (famous for oysters, mussels and fresh fish)
  • Dinner – Eel and frog  gastronomical specialities in Neretva River Delta

Optional trips - details

TROGIR

First inhabited by ancient Greece, and blossomed through Venetian reign, surrounded by water on all sides, the city of Trogir is attracting tourists for decades. Visit the famous St John’s Cathedral portal (Unesco’s world heritage site), Venetian Palaces, defence fortresses and small picturesque square and feel the vibe of the past.

 

MEDJUGORJE

One of Europe’s most famous Christian pilgrimage destinations, a please od Maria’s worshiping where Christians believe that Virgin Mary in 1981. revealed herself in front of the eyes of 8 children, 2 of which, today grownups with families of their own, still get the visions from Virgin Mary and speak it to the crowds. People from all over the world come to this place of hope any prayer and even people who are not believers and have spent some times in Medjugorje witness of its miracle.
If you chose to tour in Medjugorje, our guides will explain complete story behind this phenomenon as well as take you to the hill of apparition and the church of Our Lady of Medjugorje.

STON

Ston – 14.ct city built according to perfect architectonic plan by Dubrovnik Republic. The whole city is surrounded by 5,5 km long wall (second longest preserved wall in the world) that reaches from one sea to another creating man made border and stand off point for any intruders trying to invade the peninsula of Peljesac. After walking the walls, we will visit ancient salt factory (13.ct) where production still takes place under natural conditions on the same principles it has been running continuously for more than 7 centuries.

DINNER IN MALI STON

Mali Ston is located at the end of Mali Ston bay famous for its oyster farms and abundance of fresh fish and other seafood. By dining in Mali Ston, one experiences Croatia’s seafood at its best in a beautiful coastal setting.

DINNER IN NERETVA VALLEY -VID

Neretva river is home of variety of animal species, and some of the local delicacies include different dishes out of frogs and eels (eel risotto, roasted frogs wrapped in prosciutto etc..) and is a favorite stop for many tourists and locals on their way to Split/Dubrovnik.

What is included?

  • Airconditioned vehicle (we have variety of vehicles available depending on group’s number and preferences) with english speaking driver/guide
  • Visit of Split (private guided tour of Split) and panorama from Klis fortress
  • highway toll and parking fees

What is not included?

  • Entrance ticket to Klis Fortress – optional (3 EUR/person)
  • Other entrance tickets: Diocletian’s cellars, St. Dujam’s Belltower (your guided walking tour of Split will not require any additiional tickets)
  • Food and drinks along the way
  • Optional Trips

Itinerary: (example)

  • 07:00 – hotel pickup
  • 08:00 – crossing in and out of Bosnia (4 miles total) – possible coffee stop
  • 09:00 – entering highway to Split
  • 10:10 – arrival Klis. Visiting fortress with spectacular view of Split and the islands
  • 10:45 – departure Klis
  • 11:10 – arrival Split
  • 11:15-15:00 – tour of Split Old Town, free time for lunch and wondering around on your own
  • 15:00 – departure from Split
  • 18:00 -arrival in Dubrovnik (possible stops on the way) *in high season return time might be later due to traffic and border conditions

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