I'm the publisher of DiscoverSplit, the city's free, English language newspaper for tourists; as well as DiscoverHvar, DiscoverSolta and DiscoverKorcula. Working with the support of the Tourist Board of Split, I created the first and only walking map of all the streets and alleys within Diocletian's Palace--which is part of the newspaper, available free at tourist board offices, hotels, restaurants, etc. all over Split. Together with friends who own wineries, restaurants, honey farms and more, we have created a suite of intriguing private tours that take you off-the-beaten-track to see places most tourists never see; meet locals; stop by for the best chocolate ice cream you have ever eaten; a gourmet bakery, meet the last remaining filigree silversmith in Split; an iconic local artist and even more. When you walk with us, you not only get the in-depth local expertise of a talented, local professional guide, but the nuance, humor and insight of someone who lives here, loves it and has been working with tourists and tour programming in the US as well as in Russia (where I lived and worked) for many years. If there's something you would like to do a bit differently than what we have in our programs, just ask. The answer is usually yes! I look forward to meeting you and helping to show you this really special part of the world!
A Recent Review of this guide
Robert was not only an exceptional guide but a great teacher. I chose the open fish market/lunch and tour of Split. He explained the size, smell and what to look for in selecting the best seafood for lunch. His passsion for Split and Croatia was evident in how generous he was in spending the required time to make this newcomer feel welcome, informed and appreciative of the sites, sounds and tastes of Split. Thank you Robert!
Publisher of the 128 page Split-Central Dalmatia Travel Guide to Activities, Events and Destinations; the Split Restaurant Guide (both supported by the Tourist Board of Split and Dalmatia county),DiscoverSplit, DiscoverHvar, DiscoverSolta and DiscoverKorcula--the only English language newspapers for tourists in these communities. Consultant to the Tourist Board of Split, English language editor of the official tourist board publication Visit Split. Design and develop unique tours and programs working with locals--owners/managers of olive groves; wine shops; restaurants; hotels and more. All programs are led by a registered, local, professional guide, who I accompany since I am not a registered guide.
All programs to historic sites are conducted by a licensed, professional, local Croatian guide. I will meet you and act as an escort to share my experiences. For programs not requiring a guide, I will meet you and escort you to the host/captain