Take your pick from scenic sightseeing tours that visit beautiful seafront cities, day trips to breathtaking nature reserves, and uniquely unforgettable excursions in Split and Dubrovnik.
5 Fun Things To Do In Split And Dubrovnik
Our Croatia cruises to Split and Dubrovnik offer an extensive selection of exciting, interesting and fun-packed activities that you can enjoy on optional excursions ad day trips. All interests and tastes are catered for, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. You may even discover that you want to do it all!
1. Explore the Diocletian Palace and Trogir
Lovers of history and heritage will appreciate the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Diocletian’s Palace, in the city of Split, and the medieval town of Trogir. On a private guided tour of the magnificent coastal city, wander through the ancient courtyards and alleyways situated within the white stone walls of the iconic palatial complex. The former retirement home of the Roman Emperor Diocletian is one of Croatia’s most famous, popular and stunning attractions. Having recently featured as a filming location for the hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones, the number of tourists visiting the palace continues to grow on a daily basis.
To escape the crowds, take time out in the preserved old town of Trogir. Situated on a small island, connected to the mainland and Ciovo Island via bridges, Trogir offers peace and tranquillity in an enchanting setting. Explore the labyrinth of marble streets and admire the Romanesque and Renaissance architecture that remains intact. Even the old-fashioned streetlights have a charm of their own. Wander along the scenic seaside promenade and seek out a little café where you can sit and watch the yachts sail by.
2. Dubrovnik Old Town and City Walls
Locally known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, due to the vast array of stunning cultural, historic and architectural gems located within the ancient fortified city, Dubrovnik has it all. The seaside city is perched on a rock overlooking the shimmering turquoise Adriatic Sea. Huge protective walls encircle the city, and offer a unique sightseeing perspective. From the top of the City Walls you can enjoy spectacular ocean vistas and views of the majestic Old Town. Take a walk to the magnificent Pile Gate, which is the main entrance to the city. Once inside, you can enjoy a treasure hunt.
Seek out the treasures on display at the Church of Our Saviour, the Franciscan Church and the many museums. Stroll along the limestone slabs of the Stradun promenade that stretches from the city gate located in the east to the gate in the west. Admire the stunning 16th century Sponza Palace which flaunts elaborate Gothic and Renaissance styles, and visit the medieval Rector’s Palace and Dominican Monastery. Sweeping panoramic views are available from the top of Mount Srd.
3. Visit Game of Thrones film locations
Although it may seem hard to believe, many of the mesmerising locations that are featured in the hit fantasy TV show Game of Thrones are actually destinations that exist in real life! On a two-centre holiday to Split and Dubrovnik you can explore popular iconic landmarks, streets and squares that were magically transformed into the mysterious ancient world of the Lannisters and Baratheons. Join an English speaking private guided tour to visit the GOT attractions, and to learn secrets about the TV show and your favourite stars.
Visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Diocletian’s Palace where many of the TV show’s most iconic battle scenes took place. Venture to Khalessi’s Meereen stronghold at the Fortress of Klis, in a village on the outskirts of Split, to discover where Daenerys Tarharyen kept her pet dragons. Take the Walk of Shame, like Cersei Lannister, from the top of the Jesuit Staircase (located in Dubrovnic’s Gundulic Square) to Uz Jezuite Street. If you continue your stroll through the ancient cobblestone streets you will arrive in the regal capital of the Seven Kingdoms, Kings Landing.
Are you a big Game of Thrones fan? Join us on our Game of Thrones tour and visit key filming locations from the series.
4. Discover beautiful nature at Krka National Park
Situated along the bank of the Krka River in southern Croatia, within easy reach of the city of Sibenik, lies the nature beauty spot of Krka National Park. The picturesque 142-sq km national park’s centrepiece attraction is the mighty Skradinski Buk that features 17 cascading waterfalls and is flanked by traditional watermills. The smaller Roski Slap has just 12 waterfalls. Also located within the boundaries of Krka National Park is two-thirds of the Krka River.
One of only two Croatian sanctuaries that boast lakes and waterfalls, the stunning natural environment is home to amphibians and reptiles, and over 200 species of birds. The wooden walkways lead you around the park’s fabulous water features and encourage you to seek out the beautiful flora that embellishes the landscape. Hop aboard a boat to enjoy a ride to the tiny enchanting Visovac Island, which is locally know as the Mother of God Island. Situated on the peaceful idyllic island is the 24th century Catholic Visovac Monastery, plus a church and a library. Give our travel experts a call on +44 208 004 2345 to book an optional excursion to the iconic Krka National Park.
5. Visit the Blue Cave and sea kayak along the City Walls in Dubrovnik
No Split to Dubrovnik two-centre holiday would be complete without a unique experience. To observe an unforgettable natural phenomenon it’s necessary to visit the island of Bisevo, in the heart of the Dalmatian archipelago. Weather permitting you can board a boat that takes you deep into the Blue Cave. As the sun filters through the limestone cave, the interior becomes illuminated with an ethereal blue light that playfully dances on the water.
For a unique sightseeing perspective, take to the calm turquoise waters of the Adriatic in a sea kayak, and navigate your way along the exterior of Dubrovnik’s imposing City Walls. The exhilarating sea adventure allows you to getaway from it all, and to enjoy breathtaking views of the spectacular coastal city. Paddle along the picturesque coastline around the historic Old Town, and make your way to the neighbouring Lokrum Island via the exploration of hidden caves. If you are looking for a bit of adventure, then check out our Croatia Activity Holidays, our itineraries have lots of fun and exciting activities for you to do!
Explore Split & Dubrovnik on our two-centre holiday here or call us on +44 208 004 2345 to start planning a fun holiday full of exciting activities for you to enjoy!
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