DAY 1: IADER – ZADAR
Upon your arrival at Zadar, you’ll meet your tour guide and start your journey through Croatia’s Roman past.
Iader, a modern-day Zadar, was a historical center 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 in the 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.
DAY 2: SPALATUM – SPLIT & SALONA – SOLIN
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 the 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 towards the hotel in Spalatum/Split.
Overnight in a 4* hotel in Split city centre. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: TRAGURIUM – TROGIR
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you’ll visit the Ancient town of Tragurium, modern-day Trogir. This picturesque town was a Greek colony at first. In Roman period, it was called Varvaria and it had a big collection of Roman sarcophagi and walls. Because of its unique position on a small island, it was called a “Croatian Venice”. In Roman times 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.
DAY 4: THE ISLAND OF BRETIA – BRAČ
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 5: NARONA – 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.
DAY 6: SPALATUM – SPLIT – THE END OF THE TOUR
Breakfast. Check out of the hotel room and transfer to the airport. Have a safe journey!