Diocletian's Palace & Villa Meštrović Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



Croatian (fluent), English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent)

Two great men & their heritage in Split with a private local guide

This tour is a perfect combination of history, art & culture - unique tour for those who want to experience the best of Split.
It includes visits to the UNESCO protected Diocletian's palace in the center of Split and all of its seculded corners.
Afterwards, we take a private transfer to the most peaceful and most beautiful residential area of Split to see the breathtaking Meštrović villa.
There is a reason why this location is booked for years in advance. Who wouldn't want to get married or have a private party in the spatious garden in front of the villa housing the sculptures of Croatian Michelangelo? Find out more about this world famous artist, who was given American citizenship by Einsenhower himself!


We start with the tour of Diocletian's palace - visiting the substructure, Peristyle, Jupiter's tempel, Emperor's mausoleum (nowadays the cathedral of St. Domnius) and many other hidden corners of this antique monument protected by UNESCO. You'll see all four Gates and famous Gregory of Nin, masterpiece of the artist whose villa we'll be visiting afterwards.
After walking thoruhg the medieval part of Split (Piazza, Synagogue - upon request, City Hall, Fruit sqaure, Cipriani Palace. . . ) we take a short drive to Meštrović villa, where the second part of your tour will take place.
Return to the old town of Split by private transfer.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In the port of Split (cruise travellers) or at your hotel/apartment if located in the old town. For all other cases, as agreed.

End location: Split old town (10 min walk from the port)

Duration: 3 hours


Private mini-van/car to drive us from the Split old town to the Mestrovic Villa and back.

What’s Included

Other: - experienced, licensed and enthusiastic guide
- private car/mini-vantransfer to Meštrović Villa and back
- private licensed chauffeur
- gas and parking fees
- organization costs
- VAT and other taxes

Estimated Local Cash Needed

110 HRK - covers Villa Meštrović admission fee - 40, 00 HRK per person and optional fees:
Substructure of Diocletian's Palace - 42, 00 HRK per person
Mausoleum & Jupiter's temple - 25,00 HRK per person

What’s Extra

Other: - Admission fees
- Food and beverages

A Recent Review of this tour

Katja was great. She has a wonderful sense of humor that made us giggle! Her history of the palace is outstanding. We are still quoting some of her comments about the history! We loved seeing the GOT areas. She made the palace walls come alive. At the end of the tour, she gave us ideas for restaurants that we followed and were so happy. Thanks, Katja - you made our trip to split a fabulous experience.
Julia R.

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