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Approximately 7¾ Hours
Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian UNESCO World Heritage Site
"The ruins of Diocletian's Palace, built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries AD, can be found throughout the city. The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages, reusing materials from the ancient mausoleum. Twelfth- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style make up the rest of the protected area." Learn more: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/97/
Seabourn is the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage.
Today's Split is the product of 17 centuries of building, renovating and remodeling, so that the new meshes with the old almost imperceptibly. At the core of this sprawling cityscape is the Old Town of Split, set on the UNESCO World Heritage site palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian, built at the turn of the 4th century.
Your walking tour starts with a visit to the cellars of the palace, which are incredibly well preserved. The cellars offer a good view of how life in Diocletian's Palace was organized. It was and what began as an imperial residence and fortified camp is today an intriguing warren of narrow cobblestone streets.
You will also visit the very interesting Cathedral of St Duje (Patron Saint of the city). It is built on the remains of an ancient shrine -- reputely the oldest in the world. You'll see the charming Temple of Jupiter, the Golden Gate and the Silver Gate, and Peristyle Square.
Enjoy lunch at the local taverna and spend some free time in the city center exploring on your own before returning to Zadar.
Please note: Travel time is 120 minutes each way. Tour requires walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces, and varying slopes. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Shorts and short skirts are not allowed. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.