Free Walking Tour Split

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This post provides details about the most interesting free walking tours in Split, Croatia.

These services focus on a variety of subjects including the history of the city, its culture, natural beauty, and more.


OVERVIEW + SCHEDULE

If you want some help finding the most historic sites in Split and learning about the significance of every major landmark, there are a few free walking tours you might want to consider.

The main type of tour you can take will cover the history of this city and provide an introduction with tips about the best attractions like the Roman Emperor Diocletian, Egyptian Sphinx, Jupiter's Temple, and Bronze Gate to visit.

There are also tours that will cover the natural beauty of this beautiful coastal city.

The tour listed below is operated through us. The calendar below lists additional options.

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Additional Tour Options

In addition to these opportunities, we will also include information about a few different tours of Diocletian's Palace (also known as Dioakletian's Palace) and the wonderful Krka Waterfalls.

A free walking tour is also known as a tip-based tour because the idea is to pay your guide however much you think the experience is worth.

That said, each of these tours is very highly rated, so chances are that you will want to give them at least a small tip. Most visitors will tip their local tour guides around €10 - €15.


OLD TOWN TOURS

On an Old Town tour of Split, you can expect to see the Temple of Jupiter, the Gregory of Knin statue, and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, among other notable monuments and historic landmarks,

You'll explore the narrow streets of the historic Old Town, passing charming squares and ancient buildings, and learn about the city's fascinating history, from ancient Roman times to the present day. 

The old town area of Split, Croatia. Image source: Pixabay user Michelle Raponi.
The old town area of Split, Croatia. Image source: Pixabay user Michelle Raponi.

You can expect to see some of the following locations on a free Split old town tour:

  • Substructures of the Palace
  • Diocleciano's room
  • Routes of the Cardio and the Decumani
  • Cathedral
  • Temple of Jupiter
  • Four monumental doors
  • Gregory of Knin statue
  • And more!

To find out more about these sites and more, consider one of the pay-what-you-want tours listed below.


Free Spirit Walking Tour Split

Experience the ultimate introduction to Split and Croatia with knowledgeable and certified guides. 

Embark on this complimentary tour, tracing the remarkable journey of Diocletian, a young local boy who defied the odds and ascended to become the Roman emperor.

  • Starting time: 10 am, 11 am, 6 pm, 7 pm (English); 10 am, 6 pm (Spanish)
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 120 min
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Book this tour or learn more in the calendar above.

Check out their tours in Dubrovnik as well.


A Perfect Start For Your Visit To Split - Free Tour

The tour provides an immersive journey through the unique and historic section of Split's old town.

  • Starting time: 10 am, 12 pm, 5 pm (English); 12 pm (Spanish)
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 90 min
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Book this tour or learn more here.


MUST DO Split

Split boasts a remarkably diverse history, showcasing the influences of Greek, Roman, Venetian, Ottoman, French, and Austrian cultures that have left their mark on the city.

Unearth intriguing hidden gems are known solely by authentic locals.

Explore the reasons behind Split's UNESCO World Heritage Site protection since 1979 and unravel the secrets behind the locals' claim that it is the most exquisite city on the planet.

  • Starting time: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm 5:30 pm (English); 10:15 am, 5:30 pm (Spanish)
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 90 min
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Book this tour or learn more here.


DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE TOURS

During Diocletian's Palace tours in Split, you can expect to see the grand Peristyle square, the impressive Vestibule entrance hall, and the transformed Diocletian's Mausoleum, now known as the Cathedral of Saint Domnius. 

A view from Diocletian's Palace (also known as Dioakletian's Palace). Image source: Pixabay user neufal54.
A view from Diocletian's Palace (also known as Dioakletian's Palace). Image source: Pixabay user neufal54.

Explore the historic Golden Gate and Silver Gate entrances, and venture into the underground Substructures. 

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Peristyle Square and witness the remnants of the ancient Temple of Jupiter.


Early Bird Free Walking Tour - Diocletian's Palace

The Early Bird Walking Tour is an excellent option for individuals seeking a crowd-free and relaxed experience while indulging in this popular historical tour. 

Accompanied by a well-informed local guide, participants will have the opportunity to explore Diocletian's Palace in Split, a remarkable 1,700-year-old palace intricately integrated into the city. 

This tour allows you to wander through the unique and historic old section of Split, offering a special glimpse into its rich heritage.

  • Starting time: 7:30 am
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 75 min
  • Languages: English

Book this tour or learn more here.


Evening Free Walking Tour - Diocletian's Palace

The Evening Walking Tour is an ideal choice for those seeking a romantic experience and a reprieve from the summer heat, allowing them to fully appreciate this renowned historical tour. 

Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, participants will explore Diocletian's Palace in Split, a remarkable 1,700-year-old structure seamlessly integrated into the city. 

The tour provides an immersive journey through the unique and historic section of Split's old town.

  • Starting time: 7:30 pm
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 75 min
  • Languages: English

Book this tour or learn more here.


TOUR OF NATIONAL PARK KRKA WATERFALLS

Krka National Park is a stunning nature reserve located in Croatia. 

It is renowned for its magnificent fountain, particularly the Skradinski Buk fountain, which is the park's most famous attraction. 

The Krka Waterfalls. Image source: Pixabay user Ivan Ivankovic.
The Krka Waterfalls. Image source: Pixabay user Ivan Ivankovic.

The park features a network of trails and wooden walkways that allow visitors to explore the lush landscapes, swim in crystal-clear waters, and admire the cascading fountains.

With its breathtaking beauty and diverse flora and fauna, Krka National Park offers a memorable and picturesque experience for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.


Tour of National Park Krka Waterfalls w/ Wine Tasting

Explore one of Europe's most enchanting destinations, where you can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of cascading fountains and captivating cascades. 

To enhance your experience, indulge in the flavours of homemade wine and cheese, adding a delightful touch to your visit. 

This remarkable journey promises to be an unforgettable encounter with nature's splendour, combined with delectable local treats for a truly memorable experience.

  • Starting time: 8 am
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 6 hrs
  • Languages: English
  • Transportation and guided tour - 50 euros per person
  • Entrance tickets - 22 euros per person

Book this tour or learn more here.


Is Split a walkable city?

Split, especially the old town of Split, is highly walkable.

You'll pass by main attractions like the Gregory of Nin statue and the bell tower as you stroll.

How long is a Split walking tour?

The average split walking tour, especially the free walking tour of Split, lasts around 2-3 hours.

Is it safe to walk around Split at night?

Walking in Split at night is generally safe.

However, as always, it's best to follow any local instructions and remain vigilant, especially in narrow passages.

What is the best way to get around Split?

While exploring the old town of Split on foot is wonderful, for longer distances, a bus tour is recommended.

This allows for an optimal user experience covering areas beyond the People's Square and Green Market.


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