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Marjan Hill: Our most recommended tours and activities

Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

1. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

Travel back in time on a guided walking tour of Split and explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's second largest city. Uncover sights like the Saint Domnius Cathedral along the way.  Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace and marvel at the remains of an ancient palace from the Roman Empire which now forms about half the Old Town of Split. Stop to view its open colonnades in the palace's central Peristyle square. Continue to the impressive Saint Domnius Cathedral, which is thought to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original form. Hear about the story of Gregory of Nin by his statue in Giardin Park. Stroll along the Riva promenade to admire views of Marjan Hill and the Adriatic Sea. Finish your tour where it began at the Golden Gate.

Split 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

2. Split 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

The meeting point for your 3-hour cycling adventure is the Split city harbor. Begin your tour exploring the old city market and the narrow streets of the 1,700-year-old Diocletian Palace and Đardin Park, and take in the busy street life of the town center. Experience the relaxing energy of Marjan hill as you ride through the cool shadows of the pine forests, and enjoy the views of the marina and the other hills that surround the town. After reaching the Marjan cape, your guide will lead you uphill, and you’ll take in fantastic views of the beaches surrounding the town and the islands offshore. See the 15th-century Saint Jerome Chapel and the Hermitage built into a cave. Once you reach the top of the 178-meter-high hill, you’ll then head east and marvel at the panoramic views from the Vidilica. Your next stop is Sustipan, an old city park located on the cliffs just above the sea. From here, you’ll cycle by the city’s largest marina, enjoy a ride along the famous city promenade, and end your trip in the city center.

Split: Sunset Cruise Drinks and Live Music

3. Split: Sunset Cruise Drinks and Live Music

Relax on a tranquil sunset cruise from Split and admire the picturesque coastal views. Help yourself to an open bar and enjoy live music on an open-top deck sailboat. Set sail and take in the views of Marjan Hill as you sail along the Bay of Kaštela. Admire the skyline of Split and the city beaches as the sun goes down. Enjoy the live music and get your evening off to a great start with live music onboard. Choose from a variety of drinks from the open bar. Relax as you watch the sun go down on the horizon, after which the boat will return to port.

Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

4. Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

Explore the old town of Split on a guided walking tour and marvel at the ancient Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Wander the maze of streets in the historical city center to discover a mix of architectural styles, from the last remaining Egyptian sphinx in the black granite Peristyle to more recent buildings from the 20th century. Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle of the locals and learn the history of the magical city as you stroll around the palace grounds from the South Gate to the cellars and main palace square. Admire the North Gate and West Gate, and discover the site of the old fruit market on Voćni Trg (Fruit Square). Go down to the Riva waterfront and get panoramic views of Marjan Hill from the promenade. See the oldest Catholic church in the world at the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, formed from an Imperial Roman mausoleum.

Split: Private Walking Tour and Panoramic Cart Tour

5. Split: Private Walking Tour and Panoramic Cart Tour

Don't miss out on this unique tour! First, take a walk through Roman-era Split, medieval Split and Split today with an expert guide who will bring the past to life. See the very best of Split on this walking tour that includes the Diocletian palace, St. Duje Cathedral, Peristil, Mestrovic’s statue of Gregory of Nin, The Golden Gate, Riva, City Clock, City Hall. You will discover more about the historical highlights of Split but also find out a lot about Split today. The tour has a limited number of participants and it is a personalized kind of tour so you will be able to ask your guide to see the sights you are interested the most – Riva-promenade, the fish market, Varoš-part old town or even see how people in Split live today. Afterwards, just sit and relax on this car tour which is a fun and friendly way of discovering Split. During the tour, you will explore many interesting places in the city. You will enjoy a mix of landscapes and beautiful seaside promenades in part of the city outside of the Diocletian palace zone. Visit the site of the beautiful Marjan, Poljud Stadium, Bačvice beach, Split's Vidilica and Đardin park. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your knowledgeable and friendly, personal guide leads you through the heart of Split. Hear stories about the emperors, kings, warriors, sports, poets, and myths that have shaped this small but awe-inspiring area of the Mediterranean.

Split: Marjan Hill Hiking Tour From Diocletian's Palace

6. Split: Marjan Hill Hiking Tour From Diocletian's Palace

This hiking tour starts from the entrance to the Diocletian's Palace cellars and it will take us through the narrow streets of the old peasants' district of Varoš to the first viewpoint, next to the 16th century Jewish cemetery. From there, we will walk through pine tree forest next to an old abandoned zoo and favorite picnic spot for people of Split, all the way to the top of the hill on the elevation of 178 m above sea level. From the top you will be able to enjoy the view over the entire city and mountains surrounding it. From there, on a clear day, you can see all the central Adriatic islands. After stopping for a view and taking photos, our way will take us to an old hermitage of Saint Jerome. In this place hermits used to live in the dwellings that were built in the caves so that only the front façade is visible. After a photo stop, we follow our way down the hill past the church of Our Lady of Bethlehem and Saint Nicholas church back to the old town. Distance covered is about 6 km highest point is 178 m above sea level. Terrain is mostly gravel, with some concrete and asphalt. Elevation gain/loss is approx.. 300 m Total distance : 6 km Elevation gain/loss: 300 m Highest point: 178m

Split: Old Town Guided Bike Tour with Poljud Stadium

7. Split: Old Town Guided Bike Tour with Poljud Stadium

Discover Split on this guided bike tour to see some of the best cultural, social and sports landmarks of the city. Your adventure starts in the city centre, where your local guide will lead you on a ride through the stone streets of the Old Town. Learn about Split’s local legends and history while you head through the city towards Sustipan Park. Located on steep cliffs above the Adriatic Sea, stop here for incredible views of the Čiovo, Brač and Solta islands. Enjoy a ride back down through the slopes of Marjan Forest Park to discover many hidden sights, from galleries and churches to beautiful beaches. Your adventure continues to the popular ‘Poljud's Beauty’ soccer stadium, home to Hajduk soccer club. Leave the bikes at the door and take a guided tour around the seashell-shaped stadium to learn more about the history of the club and its fans. Your tour ends in a local pub where you can taste some of the best Croatian craft beers around. Learn about the passion and production behind each of the beers, while you relax and enjoy a well-deserved drink.

Split: Private Marjan Hill Sunset Cruise with Drinks

8. Split: Private Marjan Hill Sunset Cruise with Drinks

Our sunset cruise is far from an ordinary panoramic tour. This special two-hour cruise starts by sailing towards sundown along the Marjan Hill, also known as “the lungs of the city”. We proceed towards the Kaštela bay, guarded by the slopes of Kozjak. You’re bound to notice the stunning football stadium of the local club Hajduk, an immensely important architectural marvel loved by the citizens of Split. Afterwards, we sail along the new part of town, coasting several city beaches as the sun slowly sets, creating an idyllic atmosphere. The tour includes music on board, wines, spirits and soft drinks to circle this beautiful experience.

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What people are saying about Marjan Hill

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,007 reviews

Tanya, our guide, was excellent. Very knowledgeable, she spoke very good English and was able to explain everything in detail and clearly. She was friendly, informative and entertaining and gave some excellent practical advice on restaurants, other places to visit and ATMs. Invaluable. Thank you Tanya!

Great history and our guide made it very simple to understand its complexity. Easy to hear her and it was a smaller sized group so we didn’t need headphones to hear like other tours which in my opinion are less engaging.

Tanja was great! very knowledgeable and super friendly. the tour is great for ppl who don't really walk alot as we had alot of stopping yo learn about the castle in more details. highly Recommend!

Clara was a very good guide and covered a great many relevant topics. She made the tour interesting and entertaining.v

It was fabulous and informative our guide Tanja was the best guide we ever had !!!