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Croatian Roman Roads Tour


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    Due to its long and history, Croatia is rich with cultural heritage.

    Along with Ancient Roman ruins, you spend time visiting picturesque and well-preserved medieval townsBaroque city centres, even prehistoric archaeological sites.

    This exciting self-drive tour is a true delight for all art, history and architecture lovers.

    Travel with us to Croatia’s distant past, explore the Roman ruins and roads and learn about this country’s intriguing history.

    You can drive yourself or be escorted by a guide/driver on your way from Zadar to Split, Brač and more.

    Your adventure starts in modern Zadar, once the Roman city of Iader.

    Explore the remains of Roman forum in the very centre if Zadar and learn about its role in the Roman rule of Ancient province of Dalmatia.

    Even after Roman times, Zadar remained a very influential centre. Its main landmark is the pre-Romanesque church of St Donat.

    From Zadar, head towards Split, the Ancient city of Spalatum. Split is famous for the fantastic UNESCO-protected palace, situated in its very centre.

    This palace was built in the beginning of the 4th century by Roman Emperor Diocletian, who wanted to retire here.

    Only a 20-minute drive away from Split is a small town of Solin. Solin was the centre of Ancient Dalmatia in Roman times; today, tourists can visit the remains of a Roman amphitheatre in Solin.

    Continue to the UNESCO-protected city of Trogir. Trogir was an Ancient Greek colony at first, under the name of Tragurium.

    In the Middle Ages, this charming city developed into one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in the Adriatic, with some excellent examples of Venetian architecture.

    On your way, you’ll also visit the Island of Brač, known as Bretia in Ancient Roman times, and Narona (modern-day town of Vid), boasting a remarkable Archaeological Museum.

    If you don’t fancy driving, we can organise for a driver/tour guide to escort you on your way though Croatia’s Roman past.


    Zadar and Split


    5 nights/6 days

    Departure Months

    April | May | June | July | August | September | October

    Price Includes

    • 1 night in Zadar, staying in a 4* hotel, B&B
    • 4 nights in Split, staying in a 4* hotel, B&B
    • 6 day car hire, with GPS and destination guide included
    • Guided tours of all destinations as per itinerary (museum tickets included)

    Price Excludes

    • Personal expenses (drinks on the ship, souvenirs, etc.)
    • Optional excursions on Day 3 – Full-Day 25 EUR per person, Half-Day 15 EUR per person
    • Upgrade to superior rooms in Belgrade


    • Travel pack delivery to your home address
    • 24/7 customer service
    • Zadar Sea Organ
    • Salutation to the Sun (designed by Nikola Bašić)
    • St Donatus' Church
    • St Simeon’s Church
    • St Anastasia's Cathedral
    • Archaeological Museum
    • Podvrske Beach
    • The ancient Diocletian's palace in split (UNESCO-protected)
    • Split Old Town
    • The Prokurative by Antonio Bajamonti built in the mid 19th century
    • The Ancient Roman Temple of Jupiter
    • The Riva Promenade
    • City of Trogir
    • Villa rusticae, from the 6th century
    • Narona Archaeological Museum

    Croatian Roman Roads Tour Itinerary

    Day 1IADER – ZADAR

    Upon your arrival in Zadar, you’ll meet your tour guide and start your journey through Croatia’s Roman past.

    Iader, a modern-day Zadar, was a historical centre of the Roman province of Dalmatia as well as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Iader.

    The city got its urban structure in Roman times; during the time of Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus, the town was fortified and the city walls were built.

    The Roman Forum in the centre of the city was founded by the first Roman Emperor Augustus.

    Most Roman remains were used during construction of the fortifications, but two squares are embellished with lofty marble columns.

    A Roman tower stands on the eastern side of the town and some parts of a Roman aqueduct can be seen outside the ramparts.

    After the tour, our guide will take you to the 4* hotel in Zadar city centre.

    Dinner and overnight.


    After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head to the Ancient city of Spalatum, which is a modern-day city of Split.

    You’ll check in into a 4* hotel in Split city centre.

    Your guide will meet you here and take you on a guided tour of Split once you’ve dropped your bags off and are ready to go.

    Spalatum/Split is considered to be over 1700 years old

    The Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to retire here and built the magnificent Palace in the beginning of the 4th century in Spalatum.

    This palace is one of the best preserved examples of late-antique architecture.

    After the tour, enjoy your free time in the centre of Split.

    Accompanied by your travel guide, drive to Salona/modern-day Solin, a town very close to Split.

    Salona is well known to historians and archaeologists as the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia – as such, Salona made a quite important centre.

    In the old part of town, you’ll see many monuments from the Roman period and after the visit, including the remains of Roman forum and amphitheatre.

    After the visit, you’ll head back to your hotel in Spalatum/Split.

    Overnight at a 4* hotel in Split city centre. Dinner and overnight.


    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Today you’ll visit the Ancient town of Tragurium, the modern-day city of Trogir.

    This picturesque town was a Greek colony at first. During the Roman period, it was called Varvaria.

    Because of its unique position on a small island, it was called a “Croatian Venice”.

    In Ancient Roman times Trogir was known as “Tragurium marmore notum”, for its masterpieces in marble.

    After the tour, enjoy your free time in charming Tragurium/Trogir.

    Return to your hotel in Split. Dinner and overnight.


    Breakfast at the hotel. Your Roman destination today is the modern-day Island of Brač, which was inhabited in the Roman period.

    Some remains from the Roman period are in the town of Supetar: Villa rusticae, from the 6th century, near the cemetery, remains of the early Christian sarcophagi by the church.

    Other towns were also inhabited in the Roman period and you’ll head on a tour to see most of them and walk the Roman roads.

    Return to the hotel in Split.

    Dinner and overnight.

    Day 5NARONA – VID

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    You’ll head for an excursion to the Roman town of Narona – modern-day Vid.

    The Narona Archeological Museum is the first museum in Croatia which is built at the place where its artifacts were actually found.

    Here the lovers of Roman history can see many Roman statues, mosaics and glass exhibits.

    After the guided tour, return to the hotel in Spalatum/Split.

    Dinner and overnight.


    Breakfast. Check out of your hotel and transfer to Split airport.

    Have a safe journey home!

    Want to add something to your holiday?
    (let us know when enquiring)
    • Day out to Lokrum Island (Dubrovnik)
    • Paddling around Dubrovnik Walls (Dubrovnik)
    • Day trip to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Dubrovnik)
    • Day trip to Kotor, Montenegro (Dubrovnik)
    • Private guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
    Want to add something to your holiday?
    (let us know when enquiring)
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park (Zadar)
    • Day trip to Krka Waterfalls National Park & the city of Šibenik (Zadar)
    • Day trip to the town of Nin (Zadar)
    • Day trip to Vrana Lake Park of Nature (Zadar)
    • Explore the beaches of Murter Island (Zadar)
    • Day out to the Island of Brač and the beautiful Golden Horn Beach (Split)
    • Day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park (Split)
    • Day trip to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Split)
    • Zip lining over the Cetina River in neighbouring town of Omiš (Split)
    • White water rafting on the Cetina River in neighbouring town of Omiš (Split)
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    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    What is the food like in Croatia?

    Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.

    Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.

    Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.

    In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.

    In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.

    If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.

    What are the beaches like in Croatia?

    Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.

    If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.

    These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.

    What is the currency in Croatia?

    Since January 2023, the Euro has been adopted as the official currency in Croatia. As of July 2023, 1 Croatian Euro is valued at approximately 0.86 Pound sterling.

    Is Croatia a member of the European Union?

    Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.

    Can my travel agent book restaurants for me while I'm on holiday?

    Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.

    Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.

    Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.

    Can I add extra activities to my itinerary after I've paid the deposit?

    Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.

    What if I need assistance while in Croatia or have further questions?

    Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.

    All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.


    A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.

    Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.

    Payment Methods

    We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.

    You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.

    Is it possible to pay the total price of my holiday in instalments?

    Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.

    What happens after I've paid the deposit?

    We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.

    Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).

    The pack will normally be sent to your home address.

    Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).

    Cancellation Policy

    Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.

    City Tax

    Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.

    This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.

    The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.

    The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.

    The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.

    Health Insurance & Travel Documents

    Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.

    If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.

    For more information, please see our Useful Links.

    We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.

    You can read our full terms and conditions here.

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