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Following Roman Trails

This tour is intended for those who appreciate a deeper insight into the continuance of civilization and into historical circumstances that have resulted in the present-day situation. Designed in a chronological order, this exploration tour encompasses visits to various sites and encounters with the local people, each of which represent a sentence in our storyline. Infused with authentic local gastronomy, this tour features beautiful sceneries and light educational activities.

Group size: 2-16 max.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This tour is intended for those who appreciate a deeper insight into the continuance of civilization and into historical circumstances that have resulted in the present-day situation. Designed in a chronological order, this exploration tour encompasses visits to various sites and encounters with the local people, each of which represent a sentence in our storyline. Infused with authentic local gastronomy, this tour features beautiful sceneries and light educational activities.

Focusing exclusively on Central Dalmatia, we will take you deeper into its hinterland without wasting much time on travelling, thus allowing you to combine this tour with a boat cruise or any other itinerary that is to your liking…

 

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TOUR DURATION6 days/5 nights
PERIOD OF YEARSeptember to July
ARRIVAL AIRPORTSSplit
DEPARTURE AIRPORTSSplit
TRAVEL VISASPassangers from EU and English speaking countries do not require Croatian Visa. For more information, please check the following link.
TRAVEL INSURANCEAdvisable and available on request
OVERNIGHT LOCATIONSTrogir and Split
ACCOMMODATIONHotel, Villa or a private apartment
TOUR STYLECultural tour with an emphasis on history
TOUR PACEEasy
ACTIVITIESWalking & exploring
FEATURESHistorical sites, local authentic and ancient Roman cuisine, World Heritage sites

DAY 1  Trogir / Tour introduction & welcome dinner

Upon your arrival and check-in, we shall enjoy a nice introductory tour of the charming town of Trogir while walking towards a local konoba to enjoy an authentic welcome dinner. Trogir represents a great starting point for this tour, as it is considered to be one of the oldest towns on the Eastern Adriatic, emerged from a Greek emporion in the 3rd century BC.  The rest of your evening is yours to spend at leisure. Overnight.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 5km/10min000nm cca. 30minOVERNIGHT: TrogirMEALS: D

 

DAY 2  Kaštela / From the slopes of Kaozjak to the sea

Following breakfast and morning coffee on the main square, we will start driving along the Roman road to Ancient Salona, exploring places along the way on either side of the road. We shall drop by to a nearby ancient site of Bijaći to visit the church of St. Martha, explore late medieval and Renaissance castles and enjoy lunch at the vineyard of a local winemaker from Kaštela, ending our trip in the late hours of the afternoon at the church of St. Caius, which will be an excellent introduction to the following day. Spend the evening hours at your leisure in Trogir.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 60km/1hr000nm 2-3 hrsOVERNIGHT: TrogirMEALS: BL

 

 

DAY 3  Klis & Ancient Salona / The pillars of history

We start the day with a visit to the Fortress of Klis, overlooking the entire basin of the city of Split. Descending to Salona, we will briefly stop to explore the site of Rižinice. In Salona we will start with an ancient Roman cuisine-themed lunch and an olive oil tasting in the Tusculum Garden. After a comprehensive tour of this magnificent abandoned Roman metropolis, we shall depart to our next base, the city of Split. You are free to spend the rest of the time as you please.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 60km/1hr000nm cca. 2-3hrsOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: BL

DAY 4  Split / Dalmatian hinterland – Terra incognita

Today we continue following the road to Dalmatian hinterland, an area largely unexplored and unfamiliar to travellers. Stopping along the way to see some Roman wheel ruts, the road will bring us to Trilj – a small and charming town situated on the river Cetina. There we will hang out with local archaeologists, learn about the Roman military training camp of Tilurium and visit its nicely presented exhibits. Before our return to Split, we will divert to the town of Sinj to witness its fabulous history and stunning presentation of the Alka tournament. Free evening in town.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 110km/2hrs000nm cca. 2-3hrsOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: BL

DAY 5  Split / Water, a city and an Emperor

Saving the best trails for last, on our last day of exploring the heritage of Roman trails, we shall start by studying the water source and the still-operational Roman aqueduct, following it to the world-famous city of Split. We will not only explore Diocletian`s Palace, but go off the beaten path to witness all the curiosities that have developed due to a simple Roman road. Following our return to your accommodation, we will enjoy a farewell dinner in a unique setting.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 65km/1.5hrs000nm cca. 3hrsOVERNIGHT: SplitMEALS: BLD

DAY 6  Split / Departure day

Following your breakfast and check-out, we shall escort you to your departure airports. Bon voyage!

DISTANCE COVERED: 000km 30km/30min 000nm cca. -hrsOVERNIGHT: —MEALS: B

 

Testimonials

Ventula put together a great tour for us. The destinations were a good mix of what inland Croatia and Slovenia have to offer, the recommended restaurants were great, and the personal guides made the trip a total pleasure. We felt we had a fantastic scenic and cultural experience. I would...

Karen W., USA