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Split tours and excursions

Split tours

Walking tours

The Tourist Guide Service, run by the Udruga Vodica (Guide Association), and Split Tours both offer walking tours of Split's historic centre in a wide choice of languages and for groups or individuals. These take in the history of Diocletian's Palace and its most interesting parts, as well as key Venetian and Austro-Hungarian parts of the old core too.

Tel: +385 21 360 058; +385 21 352 533.
Website: http://www.guides.hr; www.splittours.hr

Segway tours

Segway CityTour Split organises regular tours on their stand-up powered segways, innovative 'personal transporters'. They range from the two-hour Split Grande Tour, through to a short basic segway trip that lets visitors see if this style of getting around suits them.

Tel: +385 91 333 1451.
Website: http://www.segwaytoursplit.com

Split excursions

Hvar

Hvar is undoubtedly one of the most striking of all the Croatian island towns, just a short ferry ride away from Split. Now a favourite of the international yachting community and trendy types from Zagreb, this chic oasis of cool bars and top-notch seafood restaurants enjoys a remarkable setting.

Tel: +385 21 741 059.
Website: http://www.tzhvar.hr

Salona

Just a few kilometres out of Split, towards the city's airport, lays the romantic remnants of the old Roman city of Salona. Emperor Diocletian himself was born in the city and today visitors can walk around the site and its sweep of ruins that were once home to 60,000 inhabitants.

Tel: +385 25 48 790.
Website: http://www.solin.hr

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Hotel Slavija

The owners claim that the Slavija is the oldest hotel in Split and it may well be. A recent makeover has really improved things and the location is second to none right in the heart of the palace surrounded by bars and restaurants. There are 25 rooms with singles, doubles and triples available.

Hotel Adriana

Hotel Adriana is ideal for those looking to really be in the heart of the action. With a perfect location on the Riva waterfront, guests can wake to the smell of the sea. Extras include the decent on-site restaurant and the café-bar out on the Riva, one of the most popular on this pedestrianised boulevard.

Hotel Peristil

Within the palace walls, behind the cathedral, this characterful boutique hotel has 12 quite basic but comfortable rooms. Pick room 204 or 304 if you want to caress exposed stones of the 1,700-year-old Roman palace at no extra cost. Another one of the hotel's finest features is Tifani Restaurant on the ground floor.

Le Méridien Lav

This 365-room ultra-luxurious resort boasts top-notch bars, restaurants and leisure facilities that more than offset the 15-minute taxi ride south of Split. It also boasts 17 sea view suites and a beautiful on-site marina which looks great, even if you don't own a boat.

Palace Judita Heritage Hotel

Housed in a stunning ancient building, which draws influences from the Romanesque, gothic and renaissance periods, this is an upmarket central option with spectacular views over the city from its balconies. Renowned service, beautiful rooms and meticulous attention to detail keep Palace Judita popular.

Villa Varoš

One of the few accommodation options in the warren of old streets that make up the historic Varoš district on the edge of Split's city centre, Villa Varoš is also one of the cheapest hotels in the city. It boasts singles, doubles and a couple of apartments that come with their own kitchens.