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Highlights of Split Accessible Shore Excursion

Highlights of Split Accessible Shore ExcursionSee Diocletian’s Palace and Split’s historic city center before relaxing on a beautiful, accessible Adriatic beach on this 4 hour accessible Split shore excursion!

Your guide will meet you at the cruise terminal to begin the walking tour portion of the Highlights of Split Accessible Shore Excursion before taking a wheelchair accessible van to the nearby accessible beach where you can relax before returning to your cruise ship!

Diocletian’s Palace is the impressive “retirement home” built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian between the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AD—but it’s not what you’d expect from something called a “palace!” This massive, sprawling complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the most impressive ancient Roman ruins you’ll find on this side of the Adriatic.

Your guide will take you on a step-free route through both the underground and above ground palace ruins where you’ll learn about ancient life in the city, the later years of Emperor Diocletian, and how he was the only Roman Emperor to ever voluntarily remove himself from power.

Your accessible shore excursion of Split doesn’t end there, though! After exploring Diocletian’s Palace and the historic old town of Split, you will then take a wheelchair accessible van to a beautiful wheelchair accessible Adriatic beach where you can relax until it’s time to go back to your cruise ship!

The Highlights of Split Accessible Shore Excursion features:

  • Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
  • 4 hour walking/rolling tour
  • Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
  • Tour guide can push manual wheelchair users (depends on the total weight of the wheelchair plus wheelchair user)
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the cruise port
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Split!

A shorter, more affordable tour is our 2 hour Private Accessible Split Walking Tour, which does not require transportation. A similar 4 hour tour that visits the city of Trogir instead of an accessible beach is the Essential Split Accessible Cruise Excursion.


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Tour Highlights

  • Diocletian’s Palace
  • Historic Split old town (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Accessible beach visit!

Accessibility Details

The Highlights of Split Accessible Shore Excursion has a 4 star Sage Accessibility Rating because it follows a step-free route, uses a wheelchair accessible van, and your guide can push a wheelchair if necessary. It did not receive a higher rating because you will encounter mild to moderate cobblestones along the way.

There is a mix of smooth streets, large paving stones, and mild to moderate cobblestones along your route on the Highlights of Split Accessible Shore Excursion, like those shown on the left, and those shown on the right at the North Gate. Your guide will help push a wheelchair if needed.

moderate cobblestones routeNorth Gate

Inside the underground ruins (shown on the right), the floor is smooth, with some slight slopes. The Central Square of Diocletian’s Palace (shown on the left) is paved with flat, smooth stones.

The Central Square of Diocletian’s PalaceInside the underground ruins


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Tour Details

Tour duration: 4 hours
Cost: €620 for 1-2 people, €710 for 3-4 people
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: 9am or when ship arrives
Meet-up place: Cruise dock in Split
Dress code: Covered shoulders and knees for interior church visits
Entrance tickets: Not included. Approximately €10 for entrance to Diocletian’s Palace and churches
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, gratuities, and transportation costs. 


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