Following the footsteps of ancient Romans Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

115159


Categories

City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (conversational), German (basic), English (fluent), Croatian (fluent)

Split - Diocletian's Palace + Salona with a private local guide


Two locations, glorious at the time when the Romans ran the show, still testify to the greatness of that ancient civilization.

Diocletian's Palace in Split - included on UNESCO's World Heritage List - is a unique monument in the world. Where else can you find a retirement home/palace of a Roman emperor?

After the fall of the Roman Empire life went on in Split. Time went on and the different nations conquered this area but the Roman architecture survived along with all the architectural additions of the centuries that followed.

Salona is a different story. The archeological site of what once was the greatest city of this Roman province called Dalmatia remains full of the Roman spirit. Take a walk among the ruins of the basilicas where Christianity blossomed. There are sarcophagi and gravestones to be found every step of the way, an amazing amphitheater and so much more.

You'll feel like time has stopped here and you'll become a Roman citizen, if only just for awhile.

Itinerary

This tour will be a kind of time travel.
We'll visit two locations which proudly tell their stories. Both will "talk" about ancient Romans but their "fate" was different. In Salona time, kind of, just stopped, so you'll get a chance to walk in the shoes of a gladiator (or, better to say, sandals) or play some other role in this "story of Rome". "The scenography" will blow you away; remains of what once were spectacular basilicas, the amazing amphitheater of Salona, sarcophagi on every step of our way. . .
Split will also tell you it's Roman tale. But, here life continued, so we'll talk about rulers that came later, see Romanesque buildings, Gothic and Renaissance palaces and so much more. You will understand why Split has a nickname "the living monument".

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel; cruise ship; Split old town; another desired location in Split

End location: Your hotel; cruise ship; Split old town; another desired location in Split

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Walking tour, driver-guided tour, A/C vehicle

What’s Included

Other: Tour arrangement, guide's fees, transport cost, A/C car, fuel, parking costs

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Kuna - Salona entrance fee (per person)

Please note that there are some OPTIONAL costs (monuments we can visit in Split):
- Diocletian Palace Cellars: 40 Kunas
- St. Domnius Cathedral (former Diocletian's Mausoleum) + The Crypt + St. John's Baptistery (former Jupiter's Temple) : 25 Kunas

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees and meals.

Please, note that there is a possibility of a larger group on this tour. So, if your party is bigger, please send me an enquiry and I will customize the tour for you (arrange a bus or a mini van).

Restrictions

No restrictions

A Recent Review of this tour

My family had such a terrific time in Split with Vjieran. They could not stop talking about his passion and love for Croatia. How much they learned from him! Thank you. Highly recommend this tour and VJ as the guide!
Cristina Pamaar

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Private tour guide Vjeran

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