This tour gives a lovely overview of Split while combining visits to a notable art gallery and fascinating ethnographical museum.
Starting off from the pier, you'll begin with a panoramic drive through the town before arriving at your first stop, the Mestrovic Gallery. Ivan Mestrovic is the greatest Croatian sculptor of all times and a large part of his impressive work is displayed here in his house, which now serves as an important Croatian gallery.
Traveling back into Split, you'll begin a guided walking tour of the city. The Old Town of Split is built on and around the spectacular Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian (born in Salona - today's Solin) in the 4th century. Your first visit is to the amazing Ethnographical Museum which is situated in the very heart of Diocletian Palace, actually in the Emperor' s Apartment. The Museum building itself is very interesting since it is a combination of a beautiful medieval house and stately imperial rooms. Within its walls you will not only find a valuable collection of clothes, dresses and gowns, but also gain an interesting picture of life in Split throughout the centuries.
Another visit will be to the very interesting Cathedral of St. Duje, the patron saint of the city. The Cathedral is built on the remains of an ancient shrine and is supposed to be the oldest in the world. An additional visit is planned to the charming Temple of Jupiter, followed by exterior visits to other notable landmarks within the city. At the conclusion of the walking tour, there will be free time to stroll around on your own or browse for souvenirs in the colorful open market, the largest on the coast. Following your tour of Split, you may choose to remain in town and make your own way back to the ship, or transfer back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking - mostly over flat surfaces. Due to the nature of the tour, it is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual lightweight clothing, a hat and comfortable walking shoes are suggested.