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best day tour in Split & Restaurants from cruise ship

Ill be in Split in late May 2024. I believe the port is basically walkable, but i think we might need tickets ahead of time for Diocletian's Palace, Cathedral of St. Domoninius, get into the crypts etc. Also any restaurant recommendations would be great too.

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The actual ticketed sites for the palace are kind of underwhelming, and can be seen within a few minutes. There’s a ticket office within the peristyle, and purchasing ahead is unnecessary. While I found the sites to be a bit of a letdown, Split was anything but. The integration of the present day city within the palace is where it is most fascinating and intriguing.

I ate well at Bepa on Narodni Trg. Bit upscale with tip notch location. Fabrique by Trg Republica was also good. Grabbing a cocktail on the peristyle from Luxor is kind of a must.

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would visiting Trogir in addition to Split be possible in a day also In your opinion? Would you recommend it? What would you recommend seeing in Trogir?

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The only part of the palace you need tickets for is the underground. We’ve been there a few times and never a line. As for the Cathedral, the ticket office is across the square and also a very short line, no need to prebook. The cathedral is very small, people are in and out quickly, but you can also climb to the bell tower. Up one side, down the other. The crypt is very underwhelming, and again never crowded cause there is very little to see. In and out quickly.
As for Trogir. It is about an hour away by bus and about the same amount of time by ferry. It is a small city within a wall and nice to see but you won’t be missing too much. You can’t walk the walls like in Dubrovnik.
Split is so interesting and walking along the Riva is a must. We ate in a great restaurant but I will have to rack my brain to remember the name. We paid cash so I can’t look on my cc bill. I will try (I can get there cause I remember where it is, just not the name or street, getting old stinks). But for atmosphere eating along the Riva is nice.
The Hotel Peristil, just inside the city walls has a nice outdoor restaurant where we also eat often.

Edited to add restaurant name is Fife.

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Dave, a daytrip to Trogir is probably not feasible, or is at least very risky as a cruise trip. Besides, Split is pretty amazing. If I’m a little dismissive about the palace sights it’s more that I found the city itself more engaging.

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Dave, I had written the name of the restaurant on another thread. It is FIFE. Just a short walk from the Riva. Enjoy.