Learn about the modern history of Croatia from a guide who lived through it Hear the stories of political upheaval that led to the fall of Yugoslavia Visit Split’s most iconic historical site: Diocletian’s Palace Learn about Roman emperor Diocletian and how his reforms shaped Croatia Enjoy a tasty Croatian snack and a cup of coffee as we chat about Split's colourful past
From the ancient Roman era to the 1990s fall of Yugoslavia, there’s a lot of history to discover in Croatia — and we’re cramming it all in on this epic Split tour that takes you time-travelling through more than 2,000 years of history. The Roman emperor Diocletian landed in the pages of history as a great reformer, and an enlightened mind who was not afraid of changes… or their consequences. Yet some might say Diocletian’s most notable move wasn’t his many reforms, but the fact that he voluntarily resigned and retired at the end of his 21-year reign, something unheard of among Roman rulers. We’ll learn about the legacy left by the emperor with a visit to the monumental Diocletian’s Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage site has stood as a witness to many changes in Split’s history, and you’ll learn surprising facts about the palace grounds — like how the ancient property is still inhabited today. We’ll then fast-forward to Croatia’s modern history, with the Yugoslavian break-up and the War of Independence. It was a time when brave people fought for their freedom and weren’t afraid of the consequences — much like ancient Diocletian, who had left his mark on the Balkans so many years before. This era brought in a clear vision of what the new state would be, and kick-started deep political reforms that would forever change the future of this region. But don’t worry, we’re not going to make this a history lecture! Instead, we’re going to chat to a local about their experiences during the wars in the 1990s, over a tasty snack and a coffee. Your tour ends here but before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in Split.
Local English-speaking guide, entrance fees to the cathedral/mausoleum and underground of the palace, local snacks
Additional food and drinks, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Both men and women should bring modest clothing that covers your knees and shoulders if they wish to enter the cathedral. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Beginning of the Riva (Promenade) near the mock-up model of the city, Split 21000
Walking tour; Culture tour
01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
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