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Robert A.

Split, Croatia

I'm an ex-pat American, a permanent resident of Croatia, and have lived in Split for 10 years.

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 the best professional guides, I 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 me, 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, but the insight and expertise of a local professional registered guide--TWO of us on every tour!. 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!

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A Recent Review of this guide

Robert's tour of Split brought Diocletian's Palace to life, and our visit to the Ivan Mestrovic museum was a highlight of our ten-day cruise itinerary. But the best part of this day was Robert himself: he is a sophisticated, well-traveled, engaging man, and a wonderful companion on our visit to Split.
Andrew B.

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Credentials

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.

Restrictions

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

Guide Requirements for Croatia

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Tours by Robert A.

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Private tour guide Robert

Discover the sights and tastes of Diocletian"s,...

Pick your catch at the Fish Market; explore the Palace, enjoy your,...

247 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Robert

Enjoy Split & Trogir, perfect for cruisers,,...

Experience two UNESCO World Heritage sites without the rush!

405 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

6 hours

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Authentic private wine tasting where,...

Discover the ancestral home of the Zinfandel grape! Home cooked lunch,...

245 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

4 hours

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Discover Diocletian's Palace and then,...

 unrated

Perfect for cruisers, 1,700 years of history and the birthplace of,...

325 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

6 hours

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Small group day sailing from Split with,...

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A full day sail to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, islands, sun and a great,...

290 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

7 hours

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Diocletian's Palace "behind the scenes",...

an off the beaten track experience, especially for ice cream lovers!

195 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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NEW program--go underground and explore,...

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Be one of less than 100 people to experience part of an amazing 9 km,...

315 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Robert

Discover Solta, the island of olives,,...

meet local islanders whose passion for what they do can literally be,...

283 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

6 hours

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Trogir Private Walking Tour and authentic"peka",...

One amazing experience after another--the face of God; DaVinci code,...

283 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

4 hours

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Private speedboat adventure to the islands--swim,,...

Limited to 4 people!--you own private 25'. 225HP speedboat, 2 or 3,...

1005 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Experience the Game of Thrones, with,...

 unrated

Perfect for travelers coming by ship for the day!

178 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

6 hours

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