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.