Split, Croatia

Cathedral square in Split city in Croatia

Introduction to Split, Croatia

Split is Croatia's second largest city and is the largest city located on the Croatian Adriatic coast.

Steeped in history, Split emerged from a settlement around a magnificent palace built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in which to retire. The Roman heritage is still evident in the Old Town, close by the waterfront, which has the remains of the Diocletian’s Palace.

Although the remnants of this grand palace are very much a feature of the city, the Split of today features quaint cafés and bars as well as a vast array of shops mixed with two vibrant markets. Take the time to wander around the maze of alleys or relax on one of the piazzas. One of the most picturesque locations within the city is Narodni Trd, a pretty square overlooked by the Venetian-style city hall and Romanesque clock tower.

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Trogir, Croatia

DISCOVER SALONA & TROGIR (TOUR F)

  • Explore the unique towns of Salona and Trogir
  • Discover Trogir, which is home to an abundance of ancient buildings and monuments boasting a rich history
  • Enjoy Salona, one of the most significant ancient and early Christian sites in the world
Activity Tour
Price£40.00-£50.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

This tour combines visits to the ancient city of Salona and the beautiful medieval city of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your tour begins with a panoramic drive of Split before you continue along the main Adriatic road which leads you to the charming town of Trogir. The old core is situated on a small island between the island of Ciovo and the mainland, connected by a small stone bridge from the mainland and a drawbridge from the island of Ciovo.

Trogir is a town-museum in the very meaning of the word. Lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, original architecture, and charming alleys are given the opportunity to learn about the town’s manifold and complex heritage – from the Romanesque yards to the modern interiors. In the town’s historical core, you will find Radovan’s portal art collections which have been popular among visitors and travellers for centuries and are personified in the relief of Kairos. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this historical town, followed by some time to explore at leisure.

Back on your coach, drive to the town of Solin, which is also known as Salona. Salona represents one of the most significant ancient and early Christian sites in the world and is famous for its ruins from both periods which have been preserved in situ. Archaeologists have found remains of temples, Roman baths, an amphitheatre, early churches and burial grounds, all of which provide fascinating material to help form a clearer picture of the history of the area. Upon arrival here, you will have a guided tour, which is highly recommended due to the complexity of the site. Salona has also recently been landscaped and re-planned in an urban way, so the whole town now gives the impression of a park. The promenade along the Jadro River reveals a natural and historical environment of extraordinary value, attracting many visitors.

 
TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2017 CANARIES & MED CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that this tour involves a lot of compulsory walking, covering a distance of around one and a half kilometres (one mile). Due to uneven ground in Salona, it is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. There will be free time, where walking is at the discretion of the individual. Visitors to the Cathedral should be conservatively dressed (i.e. no shorts or vests). 

 

Krka National Park, Croatia

KRKA WATERFALLS (TOUR E)

  • Marvel at the picturesque Krka National Park
  • Discover the amazing Skradinski Buk waterfall
  • Admire the many different species of plants and wildlife found here
Activity Tour
Price£40.00-£50.00
DurationApproximately 5 1/2 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Enjoy an opportunity to relax in beautiful natural surroundings as you discover the River Krka, home to many picturesque waterfalls, flora and fauna.

You will travel north along the highway to Krka National Park, one of the greatest miracles of Dalmatia. It was declared a National Park in 1985, and features cascading waterfalls along with many different species of plants and wildlife. The river travels two thirds of its way to the sea through canyons and on its green path it has seven waterfalls, the last one being the Skradinski Buk, with an average flow of 55 cubic metres of water per second.

Upon arrival at Krka, a walk from the coach will take you down to where you can view the spectacular waterfalls, including Skradinski Buk, its traditional watermill and the Ethnological Museum. Enjoy some time at leisure to get a closer look at the waterfalls, or you may wish to browse for souvenirs in the museum.   

 
TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2017 CANARIES & MED CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Those wishing to get much closer to the waterfalls will encounter steep steps and hilly terrain. Please note that if the boardwalks become wet, they can be slippery, so please do take extra caution. The waterfalls cannot be seen from the coach. We cannot guarantee what flora or fauna may be seen. We do not recommend this tour to guest with limited mobility or in wheelchairs.


Split, Croatia - Tour H

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE EXPERIENCE (TOUR H)

  • Admire the Croatian mountains and visit an authentic Dalmatian village
  • Enjoy typical local delicacies
Price£60.00-£70.00
DurationApproximately 4 ¾ Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Snack includedSnack included
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Discovering more about the lives and traditions of local people is one of many holiday pleasures. This mountain village experience offers you the chance to gain a real taste of village life in Croatia.

Begin with a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside, up to the traditional village of Radovici. Here you will receive a warm welcome before you embark on a guided walking tour of the village, during which you will be invited to try some typical local delicacies before stopping for lunch. During lunch enjoy  a performance from a local folklore group as they sing traditional songs from the region. 

 
TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2017 CANARIES & MED CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

 

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves approximately 40 minutes of compulsory walking. The amount of walking during your time at leisure is at the discretion of the individual. Due to uneven ground this tour is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. Guests are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

Split, Croatia

SPLIT & DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE (TOUR A)

  • Explore the highlights of the Croatian city of Split
  • Enjoy a feast of historical and architectural highlights
  • Discover the stunning Diocletian’s Palace
Activity Tour
Price£30.00-£40.00
DurationApproximately 4 1/2 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

There is so much to see in Split, and this tour takes you to one of the jewels of the city – the Diocletian’s Palace, located in the Old Town.

You depart the quayside by coach for a short drive, where you will be dropped off to begin your walking tour and make your way into the heart of the ancient town of Split and to the Diocletian’s Palace. From the lively Piazza dei Signori, with the 15th century Town Hall, you proceed inside the Diocletian’s Palace to visit the Perystile – the inner court of the ancient palace and the present day Cathedral Square. You will also visit the Temple of Jupiter, which was transformed into the Baptistery during the medieval period. Continuing, you will visit the Cathedral and its treasury built on the remains of the Diocletian’s mausoleum. Here you will find some extraordinary works of art, including the 13th century pulpit, an interesting example of Dalmatian stone-masonry, and the oldest choir-stalls in Dalmatia.

Next, visit the Diocletian’s cellars and the ground floor halls of the imperial apartments, before enjoying some time at leisure to explore the nearby marketplace before taking a short coach ride back to your awaiting ship. 

 
DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR THE 2017 CANARIES & MED SEASON

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that this is a walking tour, which involves approximately two hours of compulsory walking over a distance of around one and a half kilometres (just over one a mile). There will also be steps to negotiate throughout the tour, therefore it is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. For reference, there will be some time at leisure, where walking is at the discretion of the individual. Visitors to the Cathedral should be conservatively dressed (i.e. no shorts or vests). Guests wishing to remain in town at the end of this tour may do so, however it is their own responsibility to return to the ship in time for sailing (at their own expense). 

 
 

Primosten, Croatia

THE DALMATIAN COAST (TOUR B)

  • Discover the rural life of the Dalmatian coast
  • Visit the vineyards of Primosten and savour a tasting of the renowned local red wine - Babic
Activity Tour
Price£40.00-£50.00
DurationApproximately 5.5 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

On this tour, enjoy a visit to one of the most picturesque small towns in the Adriatic.

You will travel southeast of Split to a small peninsula where you will find Primosten – a small town that brings you closer to the Mediterranean way of life. Primosten is surrounded by seven little islands and the walls around the town were built under the Venetian rule. You will notice that the Church of St. George dominates the town and is where the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with her silver adornments, are kept.  During your time here, embark on a walking tour through the narrow streets, passing by old stone houses and churches, before enjoying time at leisure to explore further.

Continuing, reach the village of Primosten Burni Drage, which is best known for its vineyards and the red wine named Babic. Here you have a chance to visit a Jurlinovi dvori, which is a grouping of simple stone houses that make up a circle with an enclosed central courtyard. In the middle of the courtyard you will find a stone table with stone benches and a vine trellis to protect you from the summer heat. Enjoy some local snacks and drinks common to this Mediterranean region in this unique setting before reboarding your coach for your journey back to Split and your awaiting ship. 

 
TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2017 CANARIES & MED CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. For reference, there will be free time, where walking is at the discretion of the individual. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

 

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