Split from Dubrovnik Private Day Trip

  • Free cancellation – full refund if cancelled 48h in advance
  • Duration app. 11 hours, start time 07:00AM, all 2023
  • Instant Confirmation, with only 20% deposit paid by PayPal in advance
  • Private Pick-up (type your address in booking-form)
  • Physical rating: Light (light walking, nothing too challenging)
  • COVID-19 measures: all vehicles regularly sanitized
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Main Split Sea Promenade - Riva
Split view from Marjan hill
Split farmer's market
Inside Diocletian's Palace
Diocletian's Palace Cellars
Perstil Split
Split Republic Square
Klis Fortress photo stop
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Tour Highlights

  • DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE – the heart of the Old town of Split
  • SPLIT CITY TOUR – private tour with Split local licensed guide visiting all major sites
  • VIDILICA VIEWPOINT – spectacular view of Split harbor
  • KLIS – medieval vertical stronghold fort above the city of Split

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Split, 2nd largest city in Croatia and the capital of the Croatian Dalmatian coast with a population of 250.000 for the last decade is experiencing a tourist renaissance. Guests from all over the world are flocking to this Mediterranean jewel situated under Marjan hill surrounded and protected by the islands of Brac, Hvar and Solta.

Inhabited from Roman times at the spot where Roman emperor Diocletian had a 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 a must-visit spot today.

Thanks to the new addition of the coastal highway built in 2013, Split has become more easily accessible from Dubrovnik and therefore a 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 a possible coffee stop. After passing the town of Ploce, we turn onto the highway and after a 1 hour drive, we reach the heights above Split and stop underneath Klis fortress – standing on a limestone vertical ridge overlooking the town of Split.

Klis fortress bravely defied Ottoman Turks for many years until it finally fell, but its sacrifice and valor remain evident even to this day. (Its appearance and story is so strong that it got the producers of HBO series Game of Thrones to use it as a film set).

Following the stop at Klis, we descend down to Old town of Split and its promenade, where a LOCAL LICENSED guide will take you on a PRIVATE 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 , you will have some free time 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 drive back to the highway, and with one or more stops to stretch or have coffee, we return to Dubrovnik.

Itinerary: (Example)

* Check points on map

  • 07:00 hotel pickup – E*
  • 08:00 crossing in and out of Bosnia (4 miles total) – possible coffee stop – B*
  • 09:00 entering highway to Split
  • 10:10 arrival Klis. Spectacular view of Split and the islands – C*
  • 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 – D*
  • 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

What is included?

  • Air-conditioned 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 underneath of Klis fortress
  • Highway toll and parking fees

What is not included?

  • Entrance ticket to Klis Fortress – optional (8 EUR/person)
  • Other entrance tickets: Diocletian’s cellars, St. Dujam’s Bell tower (your guided walking tour of Split will not require any additional tickets)
  • Food and drinks along the way
  • Optional Trips


  • Guests need to have valid passport/visa with them at all times during whole duration of the tour
  • Later return to Dubrovnik is possible during Summer months due to border and traffic conditions
  • For up to 3 persons we use mid-size car, while for 4 and more persons we use 8 seater van

How to book this tour

  • Use booking form to check availability, prices, and book your tour
  • 20% deposit is required at the time of booking by PayPal
  • The outstanding amount should be settled with the tour guide after the tour
  • After successful booking you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail

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Private day trip to Split
Andrea C

Wouldn’t normally have gone for a private tour, but it was the only way we could visit Split while we were staying in Dubrovnik. This turned out to be a really good decision.

Day Trip to Split

Our guide Filip was very knowledgeable and he gave us a lot of useful and interesting information during the Trip.

Day trips to Sarajevo, split and wine tasting

We used Dubrovnik Day Tours to organise day trips to Sarajevo and Split, as well as a tour of 3 wineries on the peninsula near Ston.

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