Split palace and markets foodies tour
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A minimum of 3 people required for this tour
ABOUT THIS TOUR
If you are looking for things to do in Split that includes a great overview of the city’s history, sights and sounds whilst focusing, though not exclusively, on Croatian foods and traditions, we have a wonderful Split food tour for you. This tour also includes a guided outline tour of Diocletian’s palace in Split.
We start out from Split’s famous Green market where you hear a little about how the market ticks on a daily basis and we get to sample some delicious local cheeses and oils – we try three local cheeses.
After that we walk through green market noting and meeting some of the people who sell cured meats, fruits, vegetables, honey … we try out some of what’s fresh on the day – it could be “soparnik” (Kale) pastry, almonds, orange crust dipped in sugar – the list is endless…
Next, we tour the palace area, where you hear some of Split’s rich history and see the many wonderful historic sites all around. On route we try out some local handmade chocolates and stop off for a Split traditional pastry.
We pass by the magnificent Bokeria restaurant and Villa Spiza – visited and praised by Rick Stein in his Venice to Istanbul series and a highly prized Split restaurant by the locals. Their menu changes daily and they’ll only cook what’s fresh on the day!
Then we arrive at the 120 year-old bustling Split fish-market. We peruse the daily catch, meet the locals and learn how to select the very freshest fish of the day.
We tour the City in a leisurely way to inform you of the history and culture of Split and just allow you to feel the vibe of the City and ask any questions as you pass, stopping for that most essential Split coffee and traditional cookies (to take home) as we do.
Then we’re off to visit Restaurant Sug – a traditional Split restaurant. Here we serve you four different local dishes – all lovingly prepared, fresh on the day and following traditional local Split recipes. You can try a bit of everything and have its provenance explained to you.
You’ll not leave this tour hungry and there’s always those cookies for later …
Croatia is a very richly gastronomic part of the world. What’s more, you’ll not only be historically wiser for this tour, but you’ll know precisely where the best restaurants in Split are for dinner!
For our blog on Splits best restaurants – See our blogs on Split –
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This tours leaves from our Split office at 9am and returns about 11.30am/midday.
We wander through the streets of Split noting the many points of interest and great eateries. We visit Split’s fish market and vegetable market, speak with the locals, try some of their produce before being invited to try a range of local dishes lovingly prepared for you. You enjoy a guided outline tour of Diocletian’s palace and learn so much of the culture and history of Split as we go around.
Our guide is at your disposal throughout.