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Dark tour of Split

Split, Croatia

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Experience hosted by Dasen

90 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Why take the mainstream and dull history tours when you can take the "Dark Tour of Split" where you will learn the basic history facts regarding my city and hear all about the "dark" part of it, too. You will love this tour. That is, if you love tales of murders, witches, whores, drug dealers, heretics, inquisition, tragic love stories, and much, much more. Split is 1700 years old, so it can tell many interesting stories from its history, and a bunch of them can be classified as "dark". We meet near the best place for coffee-to-go in the city, so if you want to grab one before we start, we will do that as well. Tour starts at the Eastern entrance to our old palace and then we head to the smaller and less used streets of the palace where we can bring to life the centuries and centuries of our dark history more easily, the macabre underbelly of Split that is the backbone of this tour. We will even visit some hidden gems in the old part of the city, which locals like to keep to themselves. At the end of the tour, we head towards the promenade near the sea where we will enjoy a cold Croatian craft beer. Join us on this laid back, fun and informative tour, and make some nice memories.
Other things to note
Please wear your comfy shoes and dress accordingly to the weather.
Why take the mainstream and dull history tours when you can take the "Dark Tour of Split" where you will learn the basic history facts regarding my city and hear all about the "dark" part of it, too. You will love this tour. That is, if you love tales of murders, witches, whores, drug dealers, heretics, inquisition, tragic love stories, and much, much more. Split is 1700 years old, so it can tell many interesting stories from its history, and a b…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    A drink of your choice (Croatian craft beer, local soda drink, juice or wat...
From $24
/ person
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Meet your host, Dasen

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 197 Reviews
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My name is Dasen. Born and raised in this beautiful and old city, I'm a licensed tour guide and have been working as a guide for six years now. In my spare time, I like spending time in nature, looking for historical sites off the beaten track.
I'm the founder of the differentsplit.com project, too.
If I can't make it, the tour will be held by one of my good friends and experienced guides Marijana & Šime.
The only reason Dasen asked Marijana to help him out is because she's the only witch that he's ever met. And the only reason she became a witch in the first place is because it's so much easier to get around on a broom in this traffic. When she's not scar(r)ing people on Dark Tour, she's torturing young minds in a local high school.
My name is Dasen. Born and raised in this beautiful and old city, I'm a licensed tour guide and have been working as a guide for six years now. In my spare time, I like spending time in nature, looking for historical sites off the beaten track.
I'm the founder of the differentsplit.com project, too.
If I can't make it, the tour will be held by one of my good friends and experienced guides Marijana & Šime.
The only reason Dasen asked Marijana to help him out is because she's the o…
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Where you'll be

Diocletian's Palace - The 1700 year old marvel that is the biggest and the best preserved late-Roman palace in the world, and it has been on the UNESCO heritage list since 1979.
Main park of the city -
Baroque city walls - Two bastions that are left from the long wall fortification that used to spread all around the city
Old city - Part of the city which is situated West of the palace
Riva - The sea-promenade on the Southern side of the palace

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 197 reviews.

Bryan
October 2020
This was an amazing tour. Marijana was telling the stories and she was amazing!! Dasen was also very kind. The stories were really interesting and she had a great delivery. I'd absolutely encourage others to take this tour.
Brittany
September 2020
Great tour! Very informative and Dasen really knows his stuff. Having a drink at the end to sit and chat was a nice touch. Fully recommend!
Steve
September 2020
we enjoyed our time with Dasen. He is enthusiastic and personable and his storytelling ability is very good. The actual content of the tour was more offbeat or novel than ‘dark’ which was fine, but it was different than what we expected still, for what it was, the tour was satisfying.
we enjoyed our time with Dasen. He is enthusiastic and personable and his storytelling ability is very good. The actual content of the tour was more offbeat or novel than ‘dark’ w…
Paolo
August 2020
Dasen knows what he is talking about and makes the tour very interesting. You'll discover lots of tales about the city and its secrets. Totally worth it!
Sandrine
August 2020
This tour was so unique. Every question I had about the 16th century to World War Two was answered. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained. The tour I went on was a private tour which made it even more special for us to enjoy. I was staying here for over a week before I took the tour and because of it only, I feel like I have a better understanding of Split and it’s history now. Thank you Dustin for the tour. I will recommend the tour for anyone I know coming to Split.
This tour was so unique. Every question I had about the 16th century to World War Two was answered. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained. The tour I went…
Dylan
August 2020
Amazing experience. Dasen was on time and picked a very easy place as the location to meet. You could tell he had a deep knowledge about the information he was sharing and was very friendly. the information he provided didn't feel overwhelming and was presented very well and logically structured. Would recommend.
Amazing experience. Dasen was on time and picked a very easy place as the location to meet. You could tell he had a deep knowledge about the information he was sharing and was very…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.