Diocletian's palace - UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most significant and best preserved structures of the late ancient architecture in the world. Palace is ordered to be built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, finished at the begining of the 4 cent. A.D.
Palace substructures - represent one of the best preserved ancient complexes of their kind in the world and are the main reason why the historical core of Split was in 1979 included on the UNESCO'S World Heritage list. Susbstructures are giving us evidence of the original shape of the emperors residence and distribution of the rooms above.
The Mausoleum/Cathedral - the former Diocletian's Mausoleum is now cathedral of St. Dujam, one of the oldest cathedrals in the world and an outstanding cultural monument of Split.
Peristyle, the central square of the Palace, intended for the Emperor Diocletian celebrated as the living son of Jupiter. Owing to its unique beauty and unusual acoustics, Peristyle became the ideal theatre scenery.
The Golden Gate - Northern gate and also the main entrance to the Palace, among the best preserved examples of its kind.
Your journey through ancient history starts with the story of Roman emperor Diocletian who was born in nearby important Illyrian center and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia - Salona.He build one of today’s most preserved palaces of that time in the nearby town Split. With professional tour guide we are continuing our journey and sightseeing the 1700 year old Diocletian`s palace, imagining how the life of Diocletian was like, within the walls of the palace. During the tour we walk throught central hall of the ancient cellars, main communication line between the Riva and the Peristyle, which is now full of life and an ideal place to buy valuable souvenirs. We also stop by to see the Cathedral of St Duje, one of the most beautiful cultural wonders on the Adriatic coast, Peristyle - impressive square in the center of the palace, Roman temples (today Christian ones), the famous Golden Gate and the big statue of Grgur Ninski. On this walking tour you will get to know Split town and its history in an interesting way. After this great history and culture lesson, you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch in one of Split’s well known resturants and go on a shopping spree. Our guide will be glad to give you suggestions regarding restaurants and shops to make this tour a memorable one!
Excellent tour but didn't appreciate the demand for cash, when we'd already agreed to pay by card
We had a great tour of Diocletian's Palace and the city. Our guide was very knowledgable and great at finding the perfect spots for pictures. It was so nice to have a private tour because all of the group tours we passed had people who could not hear their tour guide. Our tour guide knew many of the people in the shops, exhibits, and performing on the street. He was nice and introduced us to them which made our experience even more personal and enjoyable. We highly recommend Split Excursions tour.
Guide and tour excellent. Our Guide was a very nice man and brilliant at the History and best spots to take photographs.
We found the office very difficult to find however, so perhaps better directions?
Thank you for such a great experience. Would recommend to anyone.
The walking tour of Diocletian's palace is a 'must do' when in Split! Our guide was very informative and spoke excellent English.
Great help from office. Amazing guide - Auri. Very knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you!
Very friendly staff. Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable, answers all questions and very friendly!
We thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. Our guide was friendly and well informed. It is such a privilege to be escorted through a spectacular sight, like Diocletian's palace, by someone who knows the area intimately. Thank you Split Excursions for a very memorable morning. Our guide (I'm sorry but I've forgotten his name!) really made the unique history of this place come alive for us!
Marion, Derek, Sarah and Susan (Australia)