Split walking tour
ABOUT THIS TOUR
Our Split walking tour is approximately 1.5 hours in duration and our groups never exceed 12 people. We run this tour 5x a day during the summer so see below for what times suits you best.
Looking for things to do in Split: Stroll through the streets of Split with a local on our Split walking tour! If you have limited time in Split and are looking for the top things to do in Split or just looking for a Split shore excursion this is the tour for you.
On our Split sightseeing tour you will enjoy a personalised experience and gain an insight into the daily lives of Split locals and current events in Split.
The history of this town is fascinating and we place it at the centre of our Split walking tour. A social and cultural narrative is woven into the story of Split as we enjoy a Diocletian’s palace tour and wander through Diocletian’s 1700 year-old palace- bringing it all to life!
You will learn all about the colourful life of the famous Roman emperor who built the core of modern Split. This is a story which involves many historical characters, they all had their exits and their entrances, the Ottomans, the Venetians, the French, the Austro-Hungarians…
Our Split City tour will explain how they were all very vividly present in Split and the Dalmatian region at one point in history, and each of them has left a trace in Split’s architecture, culture and daily routines too!
Once you’ve enjoyed the many sights of Split city, our Split tour guide will finish the tour with a walk up the Marjan hill, where you can enjoy panoramic views over Split city and a brief escape from the bustling streets below
For some more information on Split – see our blogs:
The 10 best restaurants in Split – 2018
An explanation of Split’s statue of Grgur Ninski
The women in Diocletian’s life
A brief timeline of Split
How did Split get its name?
Split’s West Coast chic
Picigin – Split’s own game
Jazz lovers of Split
10 things to do in Split in September and October
On my recent trip to Croatia, I booked three separate tours with Gecko: the Split walking tour, Game of Thrones tour and the Krka waterfalls trip.
Marin was the guide for the walking tour. He was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and was good at involving everyone. It was at night so not everything was visible but much of the palace was lit and made for some really nice photographs. I would recommend going during the day however as there is an opportunity to take pictures of the whole city from a high point.
Game of Thrones tour was led by Tonci. He took us to Klis Fortress (the city of Marreen), the Free City of Bravos and showed us many different places inside of Diocletian’s Palace where scenes had been filmed. He brought photos of scenes that helped to put the locations in perspective and was even nice enough to take photos of group members in those locations.
Ivana took us to Krka waterfalls. What a beautiful and amazing experience. It was a long day out in nature. Climbing the 99 stairs to overlook the silver necklaces at Roski Slop was probably the most physically challenging and rewarding thing I’ve done in a while and the van ride through the countryside incredible. (See Ivana? Different adjectives!)The trip was topped off with a stop to see Baldo’s father. He makes this amazing alcohol (that I cannot spell ) and had put out bottles for each of us to sample as well as some cookies. He even took me inside his house to show me photos of his kids and grandkids. Such a sweet man. It was an honor to meet him. This trip is a very long day so come prepared with water. Maybe even lunch though there are restaurants open at both waterfall sites. And don’t forget sunblock!
All in all, every tour that I took with this company was fantastic. Each was small group, I think we had five at the maximum, Which makes for a very personal tour for everyone involved. There was no time that I thought I did not get my moneys worth or that I felt needed an improving upon. Thank you all for such a great time!
We did the walking tour of split and found it very informative as it covered the old town and the palace. The guide was great and answered any questions we had. Highly recommended. The price was reasonable and they even stored our bags.
This tour was incredible! Ask for Petra. She was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to what I was interested in and even spent longer with me than the 1.5 hours. I learned so much about split and Croatia in general. Petra is local and her boss lives right in the old town so they are very knowledgeable about life in Split .
All year: EUR 15 per person
April 1 – October 31:
11h30 (includes a live re-enactment of the changing of Diocletian’s guard during high season)
Nov 1 – March 31:
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