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Culture, art & history trip

From Split to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and Međugorje

With Split as your home base, tour three UNESCO World Heritage sites and visit Međugorje, one of the most famous Roman-Catholic pilgrimage destinations in the world.

People do not say for nothing that travelling is the source of youth. If you are curious and an explorer, find your inspiration in Croatia starting in Split. We will take you to some stunning historical sights under the protection of UNESCO. Feel as though you have travelled back in time when you take a look at the sublime classical architecture of the Diocletian’s palace in Split and the medieval town of Trogir. Experience Mostar’s rich cultural heritage and find out what does the shape of the Old Bridge represent. A trip to Međugorje, one of the famous Roman-Catholic pilgrimage destinations in the world will round up the day.

Trip highlights

  • Exploration of the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit to the town of Trogir, whose nucleus island is a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit to the city of Mostar’s (BIH) unique old bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Tour of the Shrine in Međugorje
  • Staying in Split in the oldest town nucleus

Trip availableJAN-DEC
Duration4 days
Suitable for2-8 people
SupportPartially guided
Languagesen
Price per personfrom 724.00 €
Great for
  • Culture and history lovers
  • Couples with or without children
  • Seniors
You’ll be accommodated in
  • 4-star Heritage hotel
Trip designed by Vesna Luzar

Extremely versatile trip designer with an established career in travel business

Activities are taking place in Split and Trogir, including excursion to Mostar and Međugorje (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Split is the largest city on the Croatian coast. It has preserved the relaxed lifestyle of the Mediterranean. There are many sides to this region: a magnificent history and an abundance of landmarks, exquisite food and wine, the beauty of natural and cultural heritage and a pleasant climate year-around. The region boasts some of the many UNESCO World Heritage sites in Croatia: the city of Split grew around the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and the small medieval island town of Trogir.

Among European cathedrals, Split cathedral has the oldest building as its centre – Emperor Diocletian’s mausoleum. While there, touch the thumb of the Gregory of Nin statue because the legend has it that almost everybody passing by the statue touches it, believing that it will bring good luck and make wishes come true.

The Dalmatian cuisine mostly contains slowly cooked and easily digested food with a lot of fish, olive oil, vegetables and herbs. The little culinary secrets with the scent of bay leaves, rosemary or basil also include capers and olives, bura-dried Dalmatian prosciutto and sheep milk cheese.

Some of the most well-known Dalmatian restaurants, as well as numerous indigenous taverns can be found in Split.

Try poljički soparnik – a meal made from chard and dough baked on coal under the bell. But the specialties of Dalmatian Hinterland are also interesting, such as sinjski arambašići – meat wrapped in small leaves of sour cabbage, fried frog legs and trout from the river Cetina.

Prokurative, known as the Republic Square, is a big square west from Riva (waterfront), it resembles the Venetian St. Marcus Square and it is surrounded on three sides by Neo-Renaissance buildings with arches the square was named after. It has a wonderful view overlooking the harbour and Riva.

You will also visit the stunning historical places and cross also the UNESCO protected Old Bridge in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina). It is a must-do in the city of contrasts, influenced by different eastern and western cultures and religions.

The story about the shape of the Old Bridge in Mostar says that it represents one half of the circle, its reflection in the water is the other, and the overall image represents life itself.

During your stay in Split you will be accommodated at Hotel Marmont Heritage 4*. The Times has recently listed this hotel among the 20 best and most charming boutique hotels in the Balkans. Every room overlooks the authentic city locations and the 1700 year-old architecture within Diocletian’s palace.

Day-by-day itinerary

DAY 1

Split and its gastronomical scene

Arrival to Split and accommodation at a 4* hotel close to the heart of the old town nucleus, near Diocletian’s palace.

DAY 2

The historical Split-Trogir-Salonae

Start your day with an energising breakfast in the hotel as afterwards you will walk around Split and go sightseeing. This also includes Diocletian’s palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in the heart of the old town.

You will also visit old Roman cellars and Peristyle, the central square of the palace, located at the intersection of two main ancient roads. Peristyle is dominated by the great Cathedral of St. Domnius, positioned on the area once belonging to Diocletian’s mausoleum. You will then walk to the magnificent Golden Gate which in Roman times led to Salonae, and then to the statue of the Croatian bishop Gregory of Nin.

From there you will move on to Trogir, a medieval town whose nucleus is situated on a small island, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit to the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, built in the 13th century, one of the most significant monuments in Trogir. The main entrance to the Cathedral takes you to Radovan’s Portal, a masterpiece from 1340. Free time for lunch (payment on the spot).

Upon return, you will visit the remains of the ancient city of Salonae, the capital of the Roman province Dalmatia, from where the medieval town of Solin later expanded. Salonae was founded in the 2nd century B.C., and it had its peak in the 3rd and 4th century because, as legend has it, it was the hometown of Emperor Diocletian and it is also the largest archaeological park in Croatia. You will see the remains of fortified walls, aqueducts, basilicas, thermal baths, theatres and amphitheatres. Return to Split.

DAY 3

All day field trip to Mostar and Međugorje

Buffet breakfast. We will leave the hotel at 8.00 and drive down the coast road through the inner Dalmatia up to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Situated on the bank of the river Neretva, it is the city of contrasts, wide streets, narrow alleys and traditional old bazaars, where eastern and western cultures meet.

The city was named after the guardians of the bridge (mostari). The old bridge is the city’s unique landmark that absolutely has to be visited and also offers a unique view of the city. It is also a member of UNESCO World Heritage sites list for Bosnia and Herzegovina (one of total three sites). It was built by the workers from Dubrovnik as ordered by Suleiman the Magnificent and following the project by Hajrudin, the pupil of Sinan, a great Turkish builder from the 16th century.

After sightseeing, visit the wine-cellar Brkić and tasting of 5 different wines, with prosciutto, cheese and olive oil. Next up is the trip to Međugorje, one of the most famous Roman-Catholic pilgrimage destinations in the world. What made it famous are the apparitions of Virgin Mary on the Crnica hill that have been occurring as a phenomenon since 1981. Tour of the Shrine, visited yearly by a million of Catholics from around the world, and later free time for lunch (payment on the spot). Return to Split.

DAY 4

The Mediterranean’s flower

After a buffet breakfast, make time for Split, the Mediterranean’s flower. From Marjan hill viewpoint you will have a spectacular view of the city and the Brač channel, and wandering the hill you can discover more than 40 old sacral objects where sailors’ wives would pray for the safe return of their husbands.

What's included?

  • 3 overnights in a standard double room and 3 buffet breakfasts at 4-star Marmont Heritage Hotel in Split, tourist tax
  • Split, Trogir and Salona private guided tour with English speaking guide, private car transfers, entrance fees to Trogir Cathedral and Salonae localities 
  • Full day trip to Mostar and Međugorje from Split, private car transfers and a English speaking local guide, visit to Brkić wine-cellar and tasting of 5 wines with prosciutto, cheese and olive oil 
  • Trip preparation fee
  • VAT

What's not included?

  • International airfare to and from Croatia
  • Transfer to/from arrival/departure points, and transfers not included in the itinerary - available on request
  • Meals (lunch in Trogir and Medjugorje) and services other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities (tips are always appreciated but not mandatory)  

Reductions and supplements

  • For 3rd person on additional bed (on request)
  • For children additional bed available (on request)
  • For single room (on request)  

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