Custom tours to meet all your needs!
As a licensed guide for Split and Šibenik counties in Croatia, I can cover some of the most attractive areas of my country, and to adapt tours to all your needs and interests. You like to explore ancient cities and to learn about their history? You prefer natural beauty? You want to include your whole family, including children, in exploration? You want to experience what local life is like? You are food and wine lover? Island hopping? National parks? UNESCO sites? You want to go slow pace, or just want to check as much as possible? No problem, just send me an e-mail, or text me, or call me, I will do my best to meet your demands.
Here are some examples of tours I offer in Split, but don't hesitate to ask about options or other locations like Trogir, Šibenik, Krka national park, Salona archeological park, islands of Brač, Hvar, Vis, inland towns of Sinj or Imotski, hiking on mountains Mosor, Kozjak or Biokovo.
And there is much more, just ask.
walking tour of split
Diocletian's Palace and historical center of Split were listed on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979, as a unique structure with continued, 17 centuries long life. Tour will take your from Riva promenade, to Diocletian's Palace's substructures, former imperial residence, central square Peristyle and northern section of the Palace with medieval buildings, including former Jewish Ghetto. Areas around the Palace are equally interesting, with main square locally known as Piazza, Prokurative square and Fruit square. You will also learn about life in Split during its history, with influences from different cultures, from ancient Greece till today.
Explore split with your kids
It can be difficult to make children interested in historical tours, and this is one of very few children-friendly tours in Split. I will give you an insight to historic attractions in more simple and children-suitable way. As a father myself, I know stories and legends connected with Split. We will look for ancient hidden wall inscriptions and Egyptian sphinxes, pass through Roman gates, make a wish by rubbing a toe of Bishop Grgur's giant statue, mark all locations on a map of the Palace. Depending when tour takes place, we will attend re-enactment of Roman guard ceremony and Emperor Diocletian's salute, which takes place every day at 12. At the end, we will visit the oldest pastry shop in Split, tasting traditional homemade style treats. And there are some other surprises awaiting along the way.
jewish history of split
Split and area surrounding Split have about 2,000 years of Jewish present, ever since the Roman times. This is excellent way to explore such a rich history, from ancient menorahs carved on the walls of the Diocletian's Palace, to story about Portuguese Jew Daniel Rodriga and his role in turning Split into an important trading center, to walk through medieval Jewish ghetto with old synagogue and ascend to Marjan where 16th century Jewish cemetery still stands.
Learn also about tragic events of the World War Two, and about today's life of small, but important Jewish community.
This tour will let you explore Marjan forest park, one of the most important symbols of Split, and learn about its nature, but also historical and cultural importance for local community. Trail will take you to about a dozen small medieval churches scattered around Marjan as a spiritual circle of old Split. Also, we will explore hidden, shady and peaceful paths through pine forest, where every step tells the story about Split and its people. In the summer, take a swimming break on one of many rocky or pebbled spots, or learn where you can ride a bike, jog, climb, hike or whatever your favorite outdoor activity is.