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Approximately 5½ Hours
Meals not included
A Dutch-speaking guide leads this tour (or a guide with a Dutch interpreter). A limited number of Dutch guides and interpreters are available in this port; book early to avoid disappointment. This is not a bilingual tour; please see Mestrovic Gallery, Solin & Trogir for the same tour guided in English.
A panoramic drive through the town of Split brings you to the Mestrovic Gallery. Ivan Mestrovic is the greatest Croatian sculptor of all time, and a large part of his impressive work is displayed here in his house, which is also a gallery.
Compared to bustling Split, time has stood still in nearby Solin -- the site of the ancient Roman settlement of Salona. At the time of its greatest prosperity (the 3rd and 4th centuries), Salona had 40,000 inhabitants while Split didn't even exist. Archaeologists have excavated remains of temples, an amphitheatre, early Christian churches, burial grounds and Roman baths which show centuries of prosperity and upheaval, peace and war.
Continue to charming town of Trogir, driving along the beautiful Riviera of the Seven Castles. Situated on a small island squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo, Trogir is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Except for its small green parks, the entire island is covered in spectacular houses of bleached stone, as well as palaces, churches, monasteries, towers and walls. The streets are narrow and impart a true feel for how life might have been in medieval times.
Visit the main attraction in Trogir -- the Cathedral of St Lawrence. This 13th-century building is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. The main portal, carved by Radovan in the 13th century, is world-famous. Other fine buildings you'll see are the Town Hall and Cipiko Palace.
After visiting Trogir, you will have some free time to explore the town on your own before boarding the coach back to Split.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.