Written in Stone (8 Hours)

Written in Stone

(8 Hours)


Meet your guide at the hotel lobby for private sightseeing tours of Split, Klis and Trogir. 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 will take you to Klis, a fortress built by the ancient Illyrian tribe Dalmatae, becoming a royal castle that was the seat of Croatian kings. Final development has made this castle in large fortress during Ottoman invasion of this part of Europe. Due to its location on a pass that separates the mountains Mosor and Kozjak, the fortress served as a major source of defence in Dalmatia and has been a key crossroad between the coast and hinterland. From here you can enjoy spectacular view on Dalmatian Islands and nearby coastal towns. 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. After some time on your own, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel


Some Meal Included

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All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Private airport transfer for every Virtuoso member


Tour Pricing

11-13 People

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We really enjoyed all of our tour guides and adventure guides throughout our time in Croatia! They were always friendly, professional and right on time. The selection of activities was varied and outstanding. We enjoyed the accommodations too. Unique and stylish! While the whole thing felt worth it in aggregate, once we got over there and saw what the prices actually were of things, it felt like we had paid a very high premium in advance. That said, we were having such a great time we tried to just put that our of our minds and enjoy the moment!
Aimee Leon
12 Jul 2022
Calvados provided accurate representations and response times to our requests. We are especially grateful for their flexibility and understanding as they worked with us to modify our booking dates due to Covid.
Linda Allen-Speer
28 Jun 2022
My girls had an amazing time in Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik! Everything was seamless from the transportation to hotel too planned activities and guides. Our favorite places were Hvar and Dubrovnik- gorgeous blue water and amazing history.
Laney Sachs
11 Jun 2022

from $80/person

March 2023
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