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 Split tour just a history lecture! Instead, we’re going to have a conversation about all of it, over a picnic in the most beautiful park in Split. You’ll get to try a few traditional Dalmatian dishes as you chat with your local guide about Croatia’s past, present, and future.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, entrance fees to the cathedral/mausoleum and underground of the palace, delicious snacks on a picnic.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: 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.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: 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.