Meet your guide and driver at the port for private sightseeing tours of Split and Trogir, historic towns included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Set on a small island just off the mainland, Trogir is a tiny charming town surrounded by impressive fortress walls. As you enter the fortified town through the Land Gate, you will stroll along its narrow streets, flanked by ancient stone houses. In the walk through this picturesque town you will come across numerous valuable edifices, such as the St. Lawrence Cathedral with a magnificent 13th century Romanesque portal; the Old City Hall from the 15th Century, the Kamerlengo tower on the relaxing waterfront promenade and many others.
After some time at your leisure, your driver and guide take you back to Split. You will visit to the Mestrovic Gallery that celebrates one of the most famous Croatian artists of the 20th century – sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Situated in the elite part of the town, the Gallery was the original residence of the artist. It exhibits most of the sculptor’s work within the permanent display, respecting the given space of the building, an artistic monument itself.
You will finish your day with a guided tour of the 1700 years of the living monument. The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD. After his abdication he withdrew to this luxurious palace to enjoy the rest of his days. The following turbulent centuries made the palace into a town first populated by the citizens of the nearby Salona, fleeing before Avars and Slavs. The town overgrew the walls of the palace and its authorities kept changing - from Croatian kings, Hungarian and Venetian administration, to French rulers and Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Your guide will take you for a walk through this living monument and all its magnificent sights. You will discover the basement halls of the Palace and their unique role in the history of Split. Then you will continue to the Peristyle, the main square of the Palace that preserved the cult of emperor as the son of god. You will visit the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the patron-saint of Split, and the temples of the Palaces. Your walk will then take you through the times gone by, witnessed by the monuments not only from antiquity, but also from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque.
Later today your guide and driver will take you back to the port.