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The Best of Split Private Tour
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The Best of Split Private Tour

By Jelena Vrancic Private Tourist Guide
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$134.81
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$134.81
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:2h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
German, English, Italian, French


  • My time and service as your local licensed guide.
  • Custom-made programme and tour organization.
What's not included
  • The Cathedral of St.Domnius & Jupiter's Temple 50,00 HRK & The Substructures of the Palace30,00 HRK
  • Entry/Admission - Palazzo di Diocleziano
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Saint Domnius


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The start time is on request since this is a private tour. If not arranged differently, the meeting point is 23 Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda Split by the bronze map of the city. This is the main waterfront called Riva. We meet cruise ship guests at The Port of Split. We also meet our guests at any apartment/hotel that is located in The Old Town of Split. For those staying outside the Old Town we meet them at the main waterfront called Riva as described in a meeting point section.
  • Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 23, 21000, Split, Croatia We meet at the bronze model of Split at the main waterfront called "Riva".
  • Ports:
  • Split
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69807P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • With the travellers using strollers, wheelchairs and scooters the tour is adapted since the Old Town has areas with quite a few stairs. However, one can still see a lot and enjoy the tour despite not being able to access all points of interest.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from The Best of Split Private Tour
  • With a negative coronavirus test result or either a proof that you recovered from COVID19 or a proof of vaccination, leisure travelers from around the world are allowed to visit Croatia.Croatia is cited as one of the safest Mediterranean countries to visit.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with The Best of Split Private Tour?
How much is The Best of Split Private Tour?
The Best of Split Private Tour price starts from $141.09. Discover and book The Best of Split Private Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the The Best of Split Private Tour cancellation policy?
The Best of Split Private Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Best of Split Private Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Best of Split Private Tour?
The Best of Split Private Tour is hosted by Jelena Vrancic Private Tourist Guide. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Jelena Vrancic Private Tourist Guide on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Best of Split Private Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69807P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 23
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Palazzo di Diocleziano
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Cathedral of Saint Domnius
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Green Market
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    The Golden Gate
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Grgur Ninski Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    Split Synagogue
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Pjaca
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 10
    City Clock
    Stop: 5 minutes
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Lindsay K
Lindsay K
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You will learn, and you will have fun doing it!!
As a solo traveler on my first day in Split, Emil not only helped me get my bearings, but he taught me so many inte
Apicius1952
Apicius1952
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Jelena goes above and beyond!
More than two years ago, pre-pandemic, I was planning a trip to Dalmatia, the birthplace of my maternal grandfather
343JuliaM
343JuliaM
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The best!
We had the best time. The tour was so informative, yet fun and easygoing. It was exactly what we were looking for.
ArthurDGoldman
ArthurDGoldman
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Our favorite private tour guide!
Jelena was amazing! We traveled with another couple and she was the best guide. Knowledgeable and personable and kn
rebeccasd2017
rebeccasd2017
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Private tour of the Dalmatian Coast
Jelena put together a 9 day private tour for myself and 16 year old granddaughter which was ultimately the best tri
Q8575OZmarap
Q8575OZmarap
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Don't Miss This Tour!
We loved our tour with Jelena- Professional, informative, & a great balance of Jewish and Croatian history. Highly
Aleksandr S
Aleksandr S
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Excellent tour with Jelena
We enjoyed our tour with Jelena. The tour was just perfect with the right amount of information, and we were able t
RonPrimas
RonPrimas
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Perfect In Depth Tour of Split and the Jewish Quarter
We first booked a general walking tour of Split with Jelena. Being a local native, she is very adept at the history
richardsD3078GM
richardsD3078GM
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Outstanding private tour guide
Jelena is a gracious and friendly host and we greatly enjoyed the tour with her. She was very knowledgeable and acc
candaces2017
candaces2017
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Fabulous Jewish heritage and city Tour with Jelena
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Jelena. She is truly a treasure to meet. The tour was just perfect with the ri
Dannyfr53
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A must do if you're going to Split!
I can't recommend Jelena enough, she's absolutely lovely, very knowledgeable and great fun. The tour was awesome we
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The best !!
Jelena is a hugely professional, fantastic, all-knowing and also a warm and funny tourguide! She organized us a tri
Tracy B
Tracy B
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Amazing experience
Jelena was very knowledgeable about the area and connected us with the members of the Jewish community. She helped
995cheryli
995cheryli
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Special and Amazing Family Vacation!
Jelena is an amazing tour guide and travel designer! I contacted her about two weeks before arriving with my child
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Jewish Heritage Tour of Split with Jelena
This tour gave us a fabulous introduction to historical Split, it's origins and development through the centuries.
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Joseph C
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Our family spent the best day of our vacation with Jelena on a tour of Split and the Meštrović Gallery. We were initially worried about bringing our 5 children ages 11, 10, 8, and twin 5 year-olds on a guided tour. Would they be engaged enough to keep their attention? Jelena was truly exceptional. Not only was her tour informative and engaging, we felt as if a family member was giving us a tour of their home city. Having been an elementary school teacher, Jelena was absolutely fantastic with our 5 children by making the tour relative, informative, and entertaining for all!

Split is an amazing city which is rich in history. We read the guidebooks, however, having Jelena, who is a local, show us that history we learned so much more! It is definitely worth booking a private tour while in Split as Jelena was able to avoid the big cruise ship tours that came through. We felt as if we had Diocletian’s palace all to ourselves! The Meštrović Gallery is a must see. Jelena gave our children a lesson about him and his art that my children are still talking about today!

Jelena also showed us what life is like as a local. She brought us to her favorite cafe and helped us pick out local fruit and treats from a farmer’s market. She also helped us book private boat tours to the islands which were amazing.

Overall, we absolutely enjoyed our day with Jelena. We all called it the best day of our vacation! Since the tour, our children keep asking to meet Jelena. We sure hope to return to Split to see her again!
Written August 25, 2021
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AmyBennett68
Oak Ridge, NJ29 contributions
Jelena was absolutely incredible, her knowledge of Split and details on Diocletian's Palace gave us a great understanding of the city's history. She is an absolute pleasure to spend time with, we highly recommend this or any of her tours. She also goes above and beyond helping to find the best restaurants and activities.
Written June 15, 2022
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Thank you so much for the lovely review. What a pleasure to have spent the afternoon with you and your family. I enjoyed our time together so much. I am really happy my tour was to your liking. Thanks again. Enjoy Dubrovnik! Best, Jelena
Written June 15, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jillybundanoon
Chicago, IL37 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We met Jelena right on time and we had the best time. We wanted a taste of historic Split and not a lengthy tour. This is not easy for a guide to truncate a usually longer tour to accommodate us. But Jelena could give us a history of Split especially the Diocletian palace, using cooler lower areas with amazing intact patterns of bricks and mortar.
The tour was so very enjoyable , she being able to point out aspects , one could not notice in a casual walk though.
Jelena was so good, energetic, enthusiastic, so pleasant and professional and very personable with good sense of humor, and well paced.
We so thoroughly enjoyed every minute with her. AND guess what?… she was able to give us more color and background to 2 sculptures we have in Chicago’s Grant Park by the Croatian sculptor Yvan Meštrović, situated in 1928. We were enchanted.
We feel sure if you desire a longer tour or specific areas to see , she could accommodate. What a wonderful experience.!
Thanks Jelena
Warmly , Jill and Mike
Written June 15, 2022
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Dear Jill, thank you for your lovely review. It makes me so happy that you enjoyed our time together. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best, Jelena
Written June 15, 2022
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mikeX5540UZ
Hixon, UK10 contributions
Aug 2022
From the first introduction of our guide, Zeljan, at the bronze 3D model of the city, to the end, this was an excellent history tour of Split. We were guided through the city at a very leisurely pace, being told about the history over the years. A thoroughly enjoyable morning with a very experienced guide. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in history of the city.
Written August 17, 2022
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JelenaVrancic
Dear Mike, we loved having you and your wife for our guests. It is wonderful to read you enjoyed the tour. Thank you. With my kindest regards, Jelena
Written August 18, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Belen
Buenos Aires, Argentina1 contribution
Loved walking tour with Jelena! We took a private tour of 2.5 hours and cover Diocletian palace and old town while talking about not only perfect and interesting historical details but also great conversation about Croatia today, the times of Yugoslavia and the way of living. The private tour allow you to actually understand better the history of the city and at a high season avoiding the crowds really pays off (I saw +30 people tours around us). Jelena is an amazing Profesional, super accurate with detailed information, kindly answered aaaall our questions, shared her own experience as Croatian, took our pictures and made the time fly! Also gave us the best recommendations for our next and last day. Oh and got us discounts on entrances to the cathedral.
I recommend her 100%!!! All the city looks amazing through her eyes.
Written August 29, 2022
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Dan S
Franklin, TN9 contributions
Oct 2021
We loved our time in Split, and will certainly make it a point to return. The food, the history, the architecture, the people, the weather were all wonderful.

Jelena was a fantastic tour guide and made our trip to Split and the Dalmatia region even more memorable. She was incredibly warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and had some great stories about the area, the people and the landscapes. We never would have learned so much about the sights along in Diocletian's Palace, the history of the region, or about life Split, without Jelena's insight. She communicates perfectly (an English teacher) and is so easy to be around. We had plenty of laughs along the way!

The benefits of having a tour guide to get you around a city such as Split and to get you to the best parts of the region cannot be overstated. In addition to showing us her city of Split, she arranged for an excellent full day trip the Krka with a private driver so we could appreciate the landscape and unbeatable views.

Visit Split...and prepared to be amazed. And be sure to book a tour with Jelena - you won't regret it!
Written April 7, 2022
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Dear Dan, thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed your tour with me. It was a pleasure meeting you both and showing you the city. It is also nice to read that the trip to Krka Waterfalls I organized was to your liking. Best, Jelena
Written April 9, 2022
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janice z
punta gorda143 contributions
Aug 2022
My daughter and I spent a delightful afternoon with Jelena in Split, Croatia for this informative walking tour. She has the most personable nature and a fantastic gift for conveying knowledge of historical facts in a most interesting manner. Not only did she show us the highlights of the city, but also less-traveled areas as well. After buying us some delicious local chocolates, we had a fun coffee break in a trendy café where we learned more about her love of and dedication to this beautiful city. At the end of the tour, we felt as if we were leaving a new-found friend. I would highly recommend using this intelligent and charming guide.
Written August 30, 2022
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Sarah
Breckenridge, CO30 contributions
Sep 2021
My husband and I had a great time with Jelena on a private tour of Split! She gave us all the history of the palace and the city, including the museum to see the basements which was very cool. She met us at our accommodation and it was great to be shown around the city by such a knowledgable local. We would recommend Jeleca to anyone who wants to learn about the beautiful city of Split while they are there!
Written October 1, 2021
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JelenaVrancic
Dear Sarah and Matt, thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. All the best, Jelena
Written October 5, 2021
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jackiecG6888YM
San Francisco, California30 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful personalized tour. We loved Jelena’s enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge base. She was a history major and that combined with her personality (which lends itself to the hospitality industry) made for a great guide. We passed a couple of other “local” tour guides and as we walked along and none compared. Some seemed monotoned and blasé.
She also personalized her tour based on her conversations with my husband on things we like to see. My favorite addition was the Maestrovic’s Museum which Jelena suggested. The Diocletian Palace was awesome too.
Lastly, Jelena was open to questions and was able to answer them all, so she didn’t just rely on a script she developed.
It pays to research what you are getting ahead of time!
Written May 22, 2022
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JelenaVrancic
Dear Jackie, what a lovely morning did I have with you and Art! It is always a joy to show my city to curious travellers like you and your husband. I hope the rest of your trip was also enjoyable. Thanks again. Jelena
Written June 4, 2022
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Benazzouz
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Great experience with Jelena visiting Split. She has been fantastic all along, not only explaining brilliantly Local history but also organising transport from our location to Split and proposing options for private island visits.
Perfect English, superbly organised and prompt answers guaranteed.
Written August 17, 2022
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JelenaVrancic
Thank you for your kind words. You were such a lovely group and it was an absolute pleasure to have you for my guests. Thanks again. Jelena
Written August 18, 2022
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