Now a modern port city, Split's Old Town center remains charming. The center grew up around the Emperor Diocletian's vast Roman palace, which remains one of the largest and best-preserved from the Roman period. Visit the medieval Brace Radica Square in the southwest corner of the palace: Its tall Marina Tower, built by the Venetians in the second half of the 15th century, is all that remains of the imposing castle. When you're ready for a rest, head to Split's Riva promenade to sip coffee, grab an ice cream and enjoy the view.
Today is yours to further explore Split or take a day trip to explore one of the many other Dalmatian Islands such as Korcula—thought to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. You may also opt to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, which was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. The beauty of the National Park lies in its 16 lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland.
After breakfast*, transfer to the Split airport for your departing flight. Please ensure that you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time**. VBT recommends you check the time of your transfer with your Trip Leaders during the week. The transfer is prearranged and prepaid.
*For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.
**VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.