City Break Split

5 days in Split – Wide variety of excursions

Based on 32 reviews
4.8/5

Duration

5 days/optional

Dates

All year

Size

2+

Start in

Split

Transport

vehicle

Language

English

Summary

Wondering if 5 days in Split City Break is too much? Split is a large and busy city (Croatia’s second-largest, after Zagreb, the capital) Split remains one of the Adriatic’s most vibrant port cities. Stunningly located between mountains and the sea, Diocletian’s Palace, a World Heritage Site, is the main attraction but there are so many other things to do like chilling at the beach, biking or hiking on Marjan hill, taking half-day trips, world-class nightlife and restaurants with their exquisite Dalmatian and international cousin. With all of this and more, Split is never boring and will surely win you over.

Modern split grew around the Diocletian’s Palace, which now represents its historic city center. To date, this is one of the most impressive Roman ruins yet visitors today will have a hard time picturing the stand-alone as a palace it is now melted into the city center of Split. Inhabited since the Roman emperor Diocletian built it at the turn of the 4th century, the palace today is a living monument and a unique place in the world. 

Modern Split become a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city which offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from around the world.
Our city break Split offer you arranged, half tailor or fully tailor-made tours that perfectly meet your ambitions and available time.

Highlights

City break split Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Split Airport

Dobro došli! Welcome to Croatia. Your 5 days in Split adventure begins with a welcome, upon arrival at Split Airport. Transfer to the hotel. ( Selected Accommodation ) . Check inn and overnight.

If your flight is earlier in the morning, we can arrange Day 1 with more activities.

Day 2
Split walking tour

Split City Break - Walking Tour

After breakfast, we will take the Split City walking tour. Situated on a small peninsula on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea, Split is the second-largest city in Croatia. Join a local guide for a walking tour of this stunning seaside town and get to know its history. See the original and fantastically preserved basements under the city, as well as the Cathedral (originally emperor’s mausoleum), Peristyle (oldest ancient square), and Jupiter’s Temple.

Explore the impressive ruins of Diocletian’s Palace – Split’s most imposing structure and some of the most interesting ruins on the Adriatic coast. Portions of the Palace are over 1700 years old and there’s ample time to walk around. Split grew out from Diocletian’s Palace and you can almost see it evolving in a multitude of different ways right before your eyes. Some cultures might have made the palace a museum, but Split is a dynamic and vibrant place, and now the palace houses many businesses and homes. If your feet get tired, why not have a drink on the Riva Promenade, this is something locals like to do.

Afternoon at leisure. We suggest visiting Marjan hill, one of the city’s most recognizable symbols, which offers a variety of options in a beautiful setting such as cycling, hiking, sea kayaking, or swimming in some private cove away from the crowded city beaches.

Optional every night during your stay: Dinner in some of many local restaurants, The city of Split offers numerous gourmet experiences from local taverns (konoba), street food restaurants, and restaurants that offer selected meat and fish delicacies. One of the best options is to visit one of the nearby farms which offer an excellent range of local vines and specialties such as Dalmatian prosciutto, traditional Peka or Dalmatian pasticada. Return to the hotel. Overnight

Days 3 & 4

Split - excursion days

Breakfast. Days 3 and 4 are tailor made. Tell us if you are more interested in cultural and sightseeing tours , or you want to experience rich Dalmatian gastro and culinary offer, taste some local wines and olive olives , and learn something about those, for region of Dalmatia, traditionally very important products.
Or you are more an adventure orientated so we can arrange some adrenaline based and active excursions for you (kayaking, rafting, canyoning, deep water soloing) Maybe you would like to take a boat trip and visit nearby islands (Brac, Hvar, Vis)
Maybe something out of everything No problem, we will create an itinerary that suits you perfectly, just contact us.
Return to the hotel. Overnight.

blue cave tour from split
Day 5
City Break Croatia

Split - Check out and transfer to the airport

Breakfast. We conclude our 5 days in Split City Break tour. Check out and transfer to the airport. There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. As there is so much to see in Split and the surrounding area,  you may want to consider extending your time in Split. We are happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

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Experience this trip with destination experts and local guides with exceptional knowledge about the region.
You can expect to see the places and experience the moments only local can guide you to. T
wenty years of experience and our own fleet  is your guarantee for quality organized trips.   

 

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City Break Split - FAQ

What is the fastest way to get from Split to Dubrovnik?

The easiest way to get from Split to Dubrovnik is to take a drive, you can take a bus, private transfer, or drive your self which will take you approx 3.5 hours subject to traffic and border delays.  Delays at borders are common for the peak season in July and August.

 

What are the beaches like in Split?

In short, almost the whole water line in Split is suitable for swimming, with a great diversity ranging from popular sandy beaches like Bacvice beach to pebbled beaches, like Kasjuni and Kastelet, to wild rocky places and secret coves at Marjan hill. 

How many days do you need in Split?

Two days are probably enough to explore the town. But there are so many day trips that you should take while in Split. And this is why we are offering them within days 3 and 4 of our City Break Split itinerary.

What can I do in Split over 5 days?

Within 5 days in Split, there's enough time to explore the town and surrounding area and islands.

Is Split a party town?

Split has become a popular party place in recent years due to the Ultra Europe festival that is organized in July.

What is the official currency of Croatia?

The Croatian currency is the Kuna (HRK) , which is divided into 100 lips.

What is the average price of food and drinks in Split?

Past travelers have spent, on average, 141 HRK($23) on meals for one day and 87 HRK ($14) on local transportation.

Average prices in restaurants and bars:

- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,80 EUR - 9,52 USD
- Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39,00 EUR - 47,58 USD
- McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,85 EUR - 7,14 USD
- Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2,21 EUR - 2,70 USD
- Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2,60 EUR - 3,17 USD
- Cappuccino (regular) 1,45 EUR - 1,77 USD
- Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1,95 EUR - 2,38 USD
- Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1,36 EUR - 1,66 USD

Testimonials

We booked a private tour to Krka waterfalls, and all in all everything was great, we had a transfer with the new car, well informed and very fun guide. Thank you Boris and thank you Magellan. Hope to see you again 🙂
Josephine Hollis
Great walking tour with Davor, who was very informative and friendly, but also fun. He gave a lot of tips for going around the town. I would definitely recommend!!
Rohaan Pena