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The Best of Split Private Tour
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The Best of Split Private Tour

By Croatia Awaits
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C$246.87
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Ages 1-99
Duration: 2h 30m
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German, English, Italian, French

Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Local licensed guide.
  • Custom-made programme and tour organization.
  • Fee for the SUBSTRUCTURES OF THE DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE
What's not included
  • The Mausoleum & Jupiter's Temple 8 euro per person
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo di Diocleziano
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Saint Domnius


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The start time is on request since this is a private tour. If not arranged differently, the meeting point is 23 Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda Split by the bronze map of the city. This is the main waterfront called Riva. WE MEET THE CRUISE SHIP GUESTS AT THE PORT. We also meet our guests at any apartment/hotel 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.
  • Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 23, 21000, Split, Croatia We meet at the bronze model of Split at the main waterfront called "Riva".
  • Ports:
  • Split
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69807P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • With the travellers using strollers, wheelchairs and scooters the tour is adapted since the Old Town has areas with quite a few stairs. However, one can still see a lot and enjoy the tour despite not being able to access all points of interest.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69807P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 23
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Palazzo di Diocleziano
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Cathedral of Saint Domnius
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Green Market
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    The Golden Gate
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Grgur Ninski Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    City Clock
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 9
    Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 10
    Venetian tower
    Stop: 5 minutes
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About the operator
Croatia Awaits
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Split, Croatia
Joined in November 2016

#6 of 576 Tours & Activities in Split
  • Getaway08721850685
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    A magnificent day in split
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to split thanks to the expert and engaging guide service.Jelena brought a wonderful historical perspective, as well as a personal perspective to describing the history of split and Croatia. we highly recommend that you hire her during your visit. To close out our day we had a wonderful seaside lunch at a Michelin star restaurant, which was exquisite.
  • dsamaan
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    Jelena was so helpful!
    Jelena meticulously coordinated a custom trip for us. She was such a pleasure to work with! We had several conversations with her in advance to plan out our itinerary and coordinate travel logistics in-country. She navigated within our budget and provided helpful input on our lodging choices. She also coordinated our tour of Plitvice Lakes- so beautiful! Through her, we were connected to a company of drivers that helped us travel from city to city in comfort and within our schedule. All the drivers were polite and considerate. Special shout out to Kresimir Rezic for helping us with our luggage all the way into Rovinj! We couldn't have had such a wonderful time with Jelena's help and logistic support. Highly recommend her!
  • Christopher J
    Christopher J
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    A Terrific Introduction to Split!
    What a wonderful introduction to Split! Knowledgeable, articulate, and extremely personable, Jelena is the perfect tour guide. She made a point of learning the interests of each person in our party of four (history, food, jewelry, etc.) and then tailored her tour accordingly. Over the course of the next three days in Split, we followed her restaurant and side-trip recommendations religiously and were never disappointed. Thank you Jelena!
  • bc3456
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    We enjoyed our walking tour of old town Split. Should not miss.
    Jelena was very knowledgeable and friendly. She is a local and even recommended a great restaurant for lunch. If you need a local guide, she is the right person.
  • Siranee
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    Fantastic local tour guide!
    A friend recommended Jelena to me, and now I am recommending her to anyone who may be reading this. She helped me organize the perfect day trip from Split to Krka National Park and Bibich Winery with a private driver. Our driver Rocco was very kind, patient and a great driver. You get what you pay for, and that’s a top notch luxury experience not having to deal with tour buses and big groups. Jelena also provided tons of recommendations for our time in Split and elsewhere in Croatia. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is happy to share with travelers to experience Croatia like a local.
  • MichelleMWebb
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    We're so thankful we found Jelena to help us plan our Croatia adventures
    We worked with Jelena to put together our Croatia adventure and it was absolutely fantastic, we loved our trip. Every one of her recommendations was spot on. We traveled from Split to Hvar to Dubrovnik and she arranged our drivers, our guides in the cities and national parks, our boat captains, and our itinerary. She also supplied a very robust list of restaurant suggestions and helped with reservations. All of the people we worked with were true professionals and we learned so much from them, about the sites we saw but also about their country overall. Jelena herself was our guide in Split and it was so fun to finally meet after months of planning - and of course the afternoon we spent with her in Split was wonderful, visiting the sites and also seeing some off the beaten track spots. Every time I travel going forward I want to find my "Jelena" of that particular destination :)
  • ItaliangalfromSoCal
    ItaliangalfromSoCal
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    Best Tour Guide in Croatia!!!
    Jelena is the absolute BEST tour guide in Croatia!!! She handled everything beautifully from start to finish, every little detail, every possible nuance, the complete orchestration of our trip--including "on time", professional, transfers in clean vehicles to and from restaurants, hotels, activities, etc. And let me tell you...there is A LOT of movement in and around Croatia because of the beautiful islands and mainland activities that you will most certainly want to enjoy! We were able to visit 2 islands, Hvar and Split it in addition to Dubrovnik and managed to see all of the highlights in a quick seven day trip. Everything was seamless and professional. We can't wait to go back and visit Croatia and we wouldn't dream of doing it without the help of this very kind, very professional, very conscientious, very thorough, fantastic tour guide. Thank you again Jelena--you made our trip so special--and we are so thankful for your services and can't wait to visit again soon!! Love--The Penta family!!!
  • Almostthere123
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    AMAZING FAMILY TRIP
    Highly recommend!!! This was the trip of a LIFETIME.  The country is unparalleled in beauty and Jelena did an INCREDIBLE job curating a trip for our family of four.  My 17 year old son said it was the best family vacation yet.  Every detail (even dinner confirmations day of) was attended to by Jelena.  The local tour guides, drivers, boat captains were all 5 stars and she and her team were incredibly professional.   She planned just the right experiences for us!  The boat trips are not to be missed - especially the one of Dubrovnik (we did 3 in total).  We felt like we were the only people on earth in secret swimming holes. I would not hesitate for one minute booking a week trip w Jelena - it will be a memorable wonderful experience for sure.  Thank you Jelena!!
  • nt235
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    Amazing tour of Split
    I booked private tour with Jelena after reading her 5 star reviews. My 11yr old daughter and I had incredible time. Jelena is approachable, highly skilled and knowledgeable tour guide and she tailored this tour to keep my daughter interested…I still can’t believe but my kid was 100% engaged the whole time thanks to Jelena. Her English is impeccable. We loved her personality so much, I plan to use her expertise when booking my Croatian vacation next year. Hvala Jelena!!!
  • 637lisbethv
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    Private tour of Diocletians palace
    We got very lucky to find Jelena. The three hour tour flew by. Interesting and engaging to myself and college-aged daughters.
  • Shellrf
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    Krka NP & Diocletian’s Palace Tour
    Krka National Park is beautiful however, a bit of a drive from the city center. We knew this beforehand and our driver was fantastic! The highlight of this tour for us was Diocletian’s Palace. Our guide, Emil was very thorough and knowledgeable during our entire tour. Booking with Jelena was very easy and she stayed in touch throughout the process. We would definitely recommend this tour.
  • Robref68
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    Amazing personalized tour experience!!
    Jelena, Did an outstanding job putting together my private tour. Communication was amazing Would defiantly hire her again!
  • O4155BJdanielr
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    Fantastic tour of Split!
    Jelena led us on a fantastic private tour in Split! She was extremely knowledgeable about local history and culture, and her enthusiasm made this tour a major highlight of our trip to Croatia. In addition, Jelena arranged for us a magical boat ride to several islands near Dubrovnik. And her advice and insights were invaluable for the rest of our trip. We highly recommend working with Jelena, thank you so much for an amazing morning!!!
  • ahtress
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    Perfect Guide, Perfect Days!
    Kicking off a 9 day trip in Croatia with Jelena was perfect! We were fortunate to have Jelena take us on a tour of Split and orient us to the surrounding areas. She was engaging, funny, smart and just terrific to be with. I mentioned it was my husband's birthday so she arranged a very special lunch in Split before sending us along to the Brac ferry. In addition to a walking tour, Jelena arranged airport transfers for 6 of us, arriving at separate times, and also arranged for a phenomenal private boat tour of Pakleni islands. What a spectacular day! Prior to my arrival in country, Jelena offered me insights into planning, even though I wasn't booking all of the days with her. She gave me a lay of the land and made so many good suggestions as to how we should spend our time. I am helping friends plan their trip for next summer and will send them right along to Jelena to help make their trip as special as ours was.
  • pdxbets
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    This is the BEST way to plan your Croatia trip!
    Jelena a gem! She is an incredibly knowledgeable resource for all of Croatia. All of her recommendations were perfect! She helped us with EVERY detail of our custom family trip in June (Split and Dubrovnik), from daily activities with private tours, private boat trips, private transfers (fantastic service), ticket purchases and even restaurant recommendations and reservations. Her own personal tour of Old town Split for our family was awesome. We also loved the trip to Ston for Oysters and mussel tasting she arranged for us, our tour of Old Town Dubrovnik with a guide she set up for us and the restaurant recommendations she gave us. She is thoughtful and engaging and seems to know everyone! She had an answer for every question and is incredibly organized and responsive both before and during the trip. I have utilized multiple luxury planning agencies in the past and I stumbled upon her website when doing some research. I have never had such great personalized service with any agency as I have with Jelena. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone without hesitation. You will be so happy you contacted her!
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jeremysschwartz
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
Jelena was a great tour guide! She really made the city come alive with her immense knowledge and love of Split. I strongly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn about the long and interesting history of this city. Plus she had lots of other great ideas of places to go and things to do in the area. Definitely 5 stars!!
Written July 28, 2021
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Thank you so much for the lovely review. I really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Croatia. Best, Jelena
Written July 29, 2021
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Sarah
Breckenridge, CO35 contributions
Sep. 2021
My husband and I had a great time with Jelena on a private tour of Split! She gave us all the history of the palace and the city, including the museum to see the basements which was very cool. She met us at our accommodation and it was great to be shown around the city by such a knowledgable local. We would recommend Jeleca to anyone who wants to learn about the beautiful city of Split while they are there!
Written October 1, 2021
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JelenaVrancic
Dear Sarah and Matt, thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. All the best, Jelena
Written October 5, 2021
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Ken Willis
2 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Jelena was great. My wife and I traveled to split and needed to set up a last-minute tour. We decided to go with a private tour, because its not much more expensive than doing the group tour with two people, and of course it allows much more freedom both in where to go, and in start time. We were able to set it up with Jelena with only an hours notice. She showed us all the great spots around the Roman palace in Split. She was also able to recommend some places for meals both in Split and in Zagreb, which was our next location.
Written October 14, 2020
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It was wonderful to meet you and your wife! I am so happy you enjoyed the tour and my recommendations. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours, Jelena
Written October 15, 2020
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AmyBennett68
Oak Ridge, NJ36 contributions
Jelena was absolutely incredible, her knowledge of Split and details on Diocletian's Palace gave us a great understanding of the city's history. She is an absolute pleasure to spend time with, we highly recommend this or any of her tours. She also goes above and beyond helping to find the best restaurants and activities.
Written June 15, 2022
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Thank you so much for the lovely review. What a pleasure to have spent the afternoon with you and your family. I enjoyed our time together so much. I am really happy my tour was to your liking. Thanks again. Enjoy Dubrovnik! Best, Jelena
Written June 15, 2022
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1967Bridget
Guildford, UK2 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
Jelena gave us a walking tour of the old town/palace in Split and was a wonderful guide. She managed to bring the historical side to life but also gave us a fascinating insight into the more recent history of Croatia from her own perspective. She spoke flawless English and was a relaxed and entertaining guide, introducing us to restaurants, food, hidden gems in Split as well. I would definitely recommend her to other visitors.
Written August 26, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kindness. I really appreciate the review. Sending you warm regards from sunny Split! All the best to you and your family! Jelena
Written August 28, 2020
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Alanna H
Cary, NC72 contributions
Jelena is a fantastic host! We had a wonderful time walking and learning about Split, Diocletian's Palace and the larger area. Her knowledge is extensive, her passion for her home is infectious and she patiently answered my many questions on a local’s perspective on modern tourism in Croatia.

Not only did she make our time in Split much more memorable and contextual she also helped connect us with your options outside Split for other parts of our trip. She recommended Rewind Dubrovnik during our stay in the south and they, also local, warm and hospitable, hosted a great private speedboat charter for a day to view some islands and swim.

Overall I can’t recommend her enough. She helped us above and beyond with our overall Croatia trip and is a warm, approachable person. We are so pleased we went with Jelena!
Written August 25, 2021
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JelenaVrancic
I cannot thank you enough for this lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed the tour. Thank you. Warmest regards, Jelena
Written September 4, 2021
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jillybundanoon
Chicago, IL39 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
We met Jelena right on time and we had the best time. We wanted a taste of historic Split and not a lengthy tour. This is not easy for a guide to truncate a usually longer tour to accommodate us. But Jelena could give us a history of Split especially the Diocletian palace, using cooler lower areas with amazing intact patterns of bricks and mortar.
The tour was so very enjoyable , she being able to point out aspects , one could not notice in a casual walk though.
Jelena was so good, energetic, enthusiastic, so pleasant and professional and very personable with good sense of humor, and well paced.
We so thoroughly enjoyed every minute with her. AND guess what?… she was able to give us more color and background to 2 sculptures we have in Chicago’s Grant Park by the Croatian sculptor Yvan Meštrović, situated in 1928. We were enchanted.
We feel sure if you desire a longer tour or specific areas to see , she could accommodate. What a wonderful experience.!
Thanks Jelena
Warmly , Jill and Mike
Written June 15, 2022
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Dear Jill, thank you for your lovely review. It makes me so happy that you enjoyed our time together. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best, Jelena
Written June 15, 2022
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Lina P W
Split, Croatia1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Family
Jelena was an amazing guide and I highly recommend her. We had a group of 15 - teens & adults - and asked for a 2 hour tour of old Split. She did an amazing job of sharing her vast knowledge of the history and making it interesting for all.
Written July 13, 2021
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Thank you, dear Lina! It was lovely to meet you all! I appreciate your kindness. Jelena
Written July 13, 2021
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John K
2 contributions
Sep. 2021
Jelena Vrancic is the standard by which I will judge all private tour guides in the future. It’s hard to imagine how anyone could do better. She was knowledgeable, flexible in tailoring the tour and her time with us to our personal interests, helpful in advance by recommending a great hotel and several restaurants and even making reservations for us, and just plain fun to be with. We will be recommending her to all our friends who plan to visit Split in the future.
Written September 10, 2021
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Drew
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Jul. 2021
Jelena was an amazing tour guide! We met her our first morning in Split and she provided a very customized and insightful tour based on our interests. She communicates extremely well and the tour was more of a discussion based on our questions and interests rather than a canned tour. She provided great history on the city, provided advice on activities and restaurants and even - outside of the tour - offered to set up a trip to the Krka National Park with a separate driver. I would highly recommend Jelena and send anyone else to her!
Written July 8, 2021
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Dear Drew, it was lovely to meet both of you. I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Croatia and that I had a pleasure of showing you Split and organizing a day trip to Krka. Hope next time you come we have time to explore further more. Wishing you all the best, Jelena
Written July 9, 2021
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