In this day trip full of culture and history, compare the two UNESCO listed World Heritage sites, the hip harbor of Split and the petite Trogir.
Split and Trogir have both seen the Greeks, the Romans, Venetians, Napoleon, the Habsburgs, yet have, each in their own way, managed to sustain an easy-going seaside mindset. Still, over time, Split flourished into Croatia’s second largest city, while Trogir retained its small-scale charms. Learn about the stunning heritage in their UNESCO-listed historic centers, and visit their Cathedrals, St. Domnius in Split and St. Lawrence in Trogir. In this full day excursion coupling two guided city tours with leisure time for you own exploration, draw comparisons of two Dalmatian UNESCO jewels without having to pick any favorites!
Enjoy a promenade through 1700 years of fascinating history which turned Split from a one man’s palace to the present day bustling city.
The historic core of Split, its stunning Diocletian’s Palace, was originally built as the Roman Emperor’s retirement venue at the turn of the 4th century AD. But when the Slavs ransacked Roman Salona in the 7th century, the entire town fled to the palace, setting foundation for the wondrous city Split is today. Flourishing, creative, and with a distinct Dalmatian spirit, the heart of Split enthralls with sites like its Peristyle, the Golden and Silver Gates, the Cathedral and Jupiter’s Temple. Starting underground, in the Palace Cellars, make your way to the daylight, and witness local living happen as you stroll past.
Starting with a walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and ending with a stroll around its City Walls, this guided visit of Dubrovnik leaves no stone unturned.
The medieval walled town of Dubrovnik was built to be shut down for an extended period of time in case of an attack or an epidemic. In order to survive if the need arose, very early on Dubrovnik had a sewer, running water, a pharmacy, granary and other epitomes of advanced civilizations. After meeting your guide at Pile gate, you will explore this UNESCO World heritage site before climbing the city walls. An unparalleled vantage point, the walls deliver a unique perspective onto the treasures so worth protecting.