Split, 2nd biggest city in Croatia and the capital of the Croatian Dalmatian coast with population of 250.000 is living through its tourism renaissance 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 Diocletian 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.
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 Herzegovina with possible coffee stop. After passing town of Ploce we turn to highway for 1 hour drive until we reach heights 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 until 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 (Diocletian’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, absorb the views, have a bite in one of the numerous small restaurants in the Old Town center or just let yourself 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 stretch and coffee spots come back to Dubrovnik.
We usually answer in less then 6 hours.