Jewish Heritage & Diocletian's Palace Private Split Tour

The tour includes exploration of The Diocletian's Palace and The Old Town of Split with visits to The Synagogue & Jewish Ghetto.
We kick-off in style with the magnificent Diocletian's Palace in the heart of The Old Town and travel back to the ancient Roman Empire. We take a step into the rich cultural heritage of this vibrant city with its numerous palaces, quirky narrow streets and lively markets and artisan shops.

We will visit the Substructures of the palace built by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century and from there we continue to the upper part of this magnificent retirement villa of the emperor Diocletian.

Later we go to the Synagogue and learn about this small, but immensely important Jewish community. Many prominent members of this community played a significant role in the economical and historical development of Split.

In the Synagogue we meet a member of Jewish community who shares his stories of the Jewish heritage in the city of Split.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Private guided tour with a licensed guide
    • Visit to the Synagogue and Jewish Gheto
    What's excluded :
    • Meals and beverages
    • Taxi
    • Entrance fee to the Substructures of The Palace 45 HRK per person ( approximately 6 USD )
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Palazzo di Diocleziano, Dioklecijanova Ul. 1, Split 21000 Croatia

    Explore, discover and really get-to-know the Old Town of Split with all the delightful little secrets and anecdotes of this gorgeous Mediterranean city. The tour focuses both on the Diocletian's palace and the Jewish heritage.

    The Jewish Community of Split is one of the oldest in Europe. The archaeological findings from the nearby Roman city of Salona prove that the Jews lived there together with the Romans, probably sometime between the 2nd and 3rd century AD. Centuries later, the citizens of Salona escaped the attacks of the Barbarians and inhabited the Diocletian’s Palace. The Jews shared the destiny of other citizens of Salona and started their life in Split

    We kick-off in style with the magnificent Diocletian's Palace in the heart of the Old Town and travel back to the ancient Roman Empire. Discover menorahs carvings in the basements of the palace that testify to the Jewish people being present in Split since the early centuries.

    Learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage site while taking a relaxing walk through the streets, squares and the grandiose Diocletian's Palace.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace, Ulica Iza Vestibula 1, Split 21000 Croatia

    Admire Vestibule which used to be a foyer of the palace.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace, Dioklecijanova Ulica, Split 21000 Croatia

    Learn about the main Roman square- its past and present functions. Admire the beautiful columns that were brought from different parts of the empire when the palace was built in 305 AD.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Grgur Ninski Statue, Ul. Zupana Godecaja, Varazdin 23232 Croatia

    Admire the tall sculpture of the most renowned Croatian sculptors Ivan Mesštrović and learn about the bishop Grgur Ninski.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Split Synagogue, Zhidovski Prolaz 1, Split 21000 Croatia

    We will walk through the Jewish ghetto and you will be told about the rich history of the Jewish people in the city of Split.
    We then visit the synagogue and meet a member of the Jewish community who shares stories of the Jewish people in the city of Split. Many prominent members of this community played a significant role in the economical and historical development of Split.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pjaca, Narodni trg, Split 21000 Croatia

    Learn about the bronze plaque that has been placed on the square in a memory of the destruction some of the precious items and archives from the synagogue on the 12th June in 1942.
    Admire beautiful Venetian architecture of the city's main piazza

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), Trg Brace Radic, Split 21000 Croatia

    One of the loveliest squares just outside the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Learn about Marko Marulić, the father of Croatian literature whose statues is in the middle of the square.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Riva Harbor, Riva Promenade, Split 21000 Croatia

    This is the most popular place of the locals. They love to call it their living room.
    Riva is a pedestrian heaven, thrusting with cafés and restaurants, an ideal place for having your morning or afternoon coffee, or for an evening out with friends over drinks. Learn about contemporary life and what makes this gorgeous Mediterranean city tick.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Prokurative, Trg Republike, Split 21000 Croatia

    Prokurative or as they are officially called, Republic Square resemble the Venice St. Marks Square. They are located west of the Riva and they were named after the arches found on the neo-Renaissance buildings surrounding the square on three sides. Most people to this day know it by that name. The square is only open on the south side, providing a beautiful view of the harbour and the Riva (waterfront).

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Marmontova Ulica, Marmontova ulica, Split 21000 Croatia

    It is another beautiful promenade popular with both the locals and our visitors. Off the street is the fish market where we can stop if you wish to have a look where the locals buy the fresh Adriatic fish.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 23, 21000, Split, Croatia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The start time is on request since this is a private tour.If not arranged differently, the meeting point : 23 Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda Split by the bronze map of the city at the main waterfront called Riva.We pick up cruise ship guests at The Port of SplitWe also pick up our guests at any apartment that is located in The Old Town of Split. For those staying outside the Old Town we meet them at the main waterfront called Riva as described in a meeting point section.Ports
    • Split
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • With a negative coronavirus test result, leisure travelers from the United States are allowed to visit Croatia. Croatia is cited as one of the safest Mediterranean countries to visit.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Jelena Vrancic Private Tourist Guide

Activity ID: V-69807P5

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