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Split, Croatia

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Our home for six nights will be a lovely 4* hotel within the Diocletian Palace walls, as we explore the area from here.  Split is a fun, friendly, welcoming city with an incredible history.  With the palace as its heart, and the long wide Riva waterfront promenade, we have a week of touring, wine tasting, cooking classes, museums, day trips, and, well, gelato.

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Diocletian Palace

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This living jewel forms about half of the old town of Split!  It was built at the turn of the 4th century for Roman Emperor Diocletian who voluntarily gave up the throne and wanted it for a retirement home.  Our local guide joins us to explore its marble streets and incredible architecture, today filled with museums, monuments, temples, tunnels, hotels, shops, restaurants and cafes.

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Krka National Park

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A perfect day trip to Krka by bus and boat for endless waterfalls,  meandering through simple raised wooden trails, and a great place for a dip and a picnic!


Cooking Class & Market Tour

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A full-day hands-on cooking experience starts with our award-winning chef guiding us through the vegetable and fish markets to select our ingredients.  Then to the Culinary Institute for classes to prepare a multi-course lunch including desert and a variety of local wines.

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Ethnographic Museum

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A museum thought to be the sleeping quarters of the Diocletian Palace, houses traditional costumes, crafts, and culture.

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Split City Museum

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Housed within the 4th century palace, this museum covers the history of Split, showcased in a truly extraordinary building.

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Wine Tasting

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Afternoon wine tasting of three local wines paired with traditional Croatian appitizers

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What's Included

  • Six nights at our 4* hotel, centrally located within the ancient Diocletian Palace walls

  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel

  • Farewell dinner

  • Walking tour of the 1700 year old Diocletian Palace, the heart of the city, with our local guide

  • A full day hands-on cooking class including a market tour with our chef, lunch and wine

  • Day trip to Krka National Park including entrance fees.  bus, boat through the park, waterfalls and walking trails

  • Afternoon local wine tasting paired with traditional Dalmatian appetizers

  • Visits to both the Split City Museum and the Ethnographic museum, including entrance fees

  • A free day for optional excursions such as Dubrovnik, Mostar, canoeing, sailing, hikes, vineyards, island visits, lots of possibilities

  • Fully hosted and guided by your native English-speaking guide

  • All taxes and service fees

Join Arlene & Sandy in Croatia
October 14-20, 2023

$2295 pp based on double, $2795 single

For those also joining us for our Oct 7-14 Croatia Cruise, our sailing ends in Split the morning of Oct 14.  The ship will provide transfers for us directly to our hotel.


Prices are in US Dollars, and our tours are land only, meaning they begin and end at our Split hotel.  All of our programs are subject to change and please note that space is limited.  Please see our Reservation Form for our Terms & Conditions. 

Not Included: Flights, airport transfers, meals or drinks not mentioned, tips, optional excursions, travel insurance, and any other items not specifically mentioned as included. 

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