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Ivica - Your Guide in Split

#173 of 467 Tours in Split
Split, Croatia
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About Ivica - Your Guide in Split
As a licensed tour guide I offer walking tours in Split, Croatia and surrounding area. You can visit several UNESCO sites, and learn about rich historical heritage and natural beauty of this part of Croatia. I will also give you opportunity to explore cultural and religious diversity, show you Jewish and Christian heritage and teach you about social life in Dalmatia. Having a background as journalist and blogger gives me deeper knowledge and understanding of my hometown
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Discover Jewish History of Split, With 16th Century Jewish Cemetery

My name is Ivica, and I am a journalist, blogger, and a licensed tour guide. I was born and raised in Split, Croatia. I like to discover different layers of history of Split, and almost 2,000 years of Jewish presence in this area is one of the most fascinating. Although not of Jewish origins, I was always interested in this community's contribution to Split and its heritage. Also, one member of my broader family was awarded as the Righteous Among the Nations.
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4 hours
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12 Churches Trail in Marjan Forest park

Marjan is one of the most important symbols of Split, and many citizens consider it for centuries as a spiritual refuge. Its forest paths, rocky and pebbled beaches, small medieval churches and other signs of centuries old heritage and human presence are literally everywhere, and one can spend hours wandering around. A circle we will do around Marjan will introduce you to its most beautiful sights, and view from almost any given spot is breathtaking. If you want to act like people of Split, visit Marjan. I like to spend hours there, exploring brings always something new.
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4 hours
from $59.85

Explore Split With Kids

Tour starts by the scaled model of Split old town at Riva promenade, followed by visiting Diocletian's Palace and it's main parts: substructures, former imperial residence, Peristyle square with the Saint Domnio's Cathedral, and all four gates of the Palace.

This is one of very few children-friendly tours. I will give you an insight to historic attractions in more simple and children-suitable way, with stories and legends connected with Split. We will look for ancient hidden wall inscriptions and Egyptian sphinxes, pass through Roman gates, make a wish by rubbing a toe of Bishop Grgur's giant statue. At the end, we will visit the oldest pastry shop in Split, tasting traditional homemade style treats.

If needed, we can take a break for bathroom or drink. Two hour length of the tour is not strict, if needed it can be extended. Time and day of tour can be negotiated, depending on other tours that day
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2 hours
from $53.42

Historical Walking Tour of Split

Diocletian's Palace and historical center of Split were listed on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979, as a unique structure with continued, 17 centuries long life.
Tour starts by the scaled model of Split old town at Riva promenade, followed by visiting Diocletian's Palace's substructures, former imperial residence in the southern part of the Palace, and central square Peristyle. After that we will tour northern section of the Palace with medieval buildings, including former Jewish Ghetto. Areas around the Palace are equally interesting, with main square locally known as Piazza, Prokurative square and Fruit square. You will also learn about life in Split during its history, with influences from different cultures, from ancient Greece till today.
Optionally, we can add full tour of the Diocletian's Palace Basement Halls, visit to the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, once the Emperor Diocetian's mausoleum, as well as Jupiter's Temple. Tickets are not included
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2 to 3 hours
from $60.10
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Lyndal2 wrote a review Apr 2019
Mooloolaba, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Ivica was a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable but also easy to relate to and so interesting. After lots of history and the major sights, ended the tour with delicious food & wine. He was also great with recommendations of other things to do. He knows Split as a true local.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Ivica P, Owner at Ivica - Your Guide in Split
Responded Apr 5, 2019
Dear Lyndal, thank you so much for your review, I was more than happy to fulfill your expectations and make your stay in Split as good as possible
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Michigan Behn wrote a review Feb 2019
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Ivica showed us around Split for the afternoon. He was very informative & friendly. We definitely wouldn’t have seen as much as we did without him!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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ZoranB465 wrote a review Feb 2019
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Whether you’re into history, mythology or contemporary facts, Ivica is the guide for you! Wife and I were fortunate enough to be guided by Ivica through Split, Marjan Park, ancient Salona and Trogir, on four different occasions, of course, as doing it all at once wouldn’t fit in a single day. Whatever building we pointed out Ivica brought to life with a story or an anecdote; the tales of past and present he told still resonate with us. His English is impeccable, and being born and bread Splitian, his knowledge of the city and the area, its customs and people is rich and detailed. If you want to dig deeper than just walking through Diocletian Palace, book Ivica for a true Split experience. And don’t forget to ask him about good places to eat, drink, swim and hike.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Mel wrote a review Feb 2019
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If you're looking for an immersive experience in the culture and history of Split, look no further than Ivica Profaca. Ivica is a fantastic guide who mixes his exceptional knowledge of Split's history and culture with his great wit and charming character. We listened to many great stories and anecdotes about Diocletian and his Roman palace (around which Split is built). We also learnt about the Medieval influence in the City. Ivica has an intimate knowledge of wonderful 'hole in the wall' restaurants and cafes. If you're a Games of Thrones fan Ivica will point out all the filming locations in and around the city. He is a great guy who will show you a great time!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Pamela D wrote a review Feb 2019
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I visited Croatia after my mom died. She had always wanted to go, but the timing was never right for either of us to go together. So I went. What an extraordinary vacation I had. One of the highlights was my tour guide Ivica. Ivica and his family and his family’s family have lived in Split since...well it seems like before the age of time. He has stories. So incredibly knowledgeable and funny, and personable. I highly recommend him as a tour guide!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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