Tears of St. Lawrence – Private Tour description
Each year on the evening of August 10th, the entire Šugaman family gathers on a night cruise to chase the Perseid meteor shower on the Night of St. Lawrence where making wishes to shooting stars are the highlight of the itinerary.
Out on the open sea, far from Split city lights, for an unforgettable view of the night sky and the clear view of the shooting stars.
Duration: 3 h 30 min
On this evening tour we will serve you Dalmatian finger food paired with Croatian sparkling wine.
Tour is subject to weather conditions, and may be cancelled or the itinerary changed due to poor weather. If canceled the tour can be resceduled and you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
|•||Small group experience|
|•||Observing shooting stars in the pitch black night sky|
|•||Hang out with locals on board|
|•||Dalmatian finger food and Croatian sparkling wine|
|•||See Split’s enchanting skyline from afar|
|•||Croatian sparkling wine|
|•||Dalmatian finger food|
Who was Saint Lawrence?
St. Lawrence was the early Christian version of Robin Hood. He was the first of seven deacons under Pope Sixtus II but was executed on August 10th 258 when Roman Roman Emperor Valerian ordered the prosecution of all bishops, priests and deacons.
The Legend of St. Lawrence
The shooting stars seen in the sky on this August night are believed to be the tears of St Lawrence that he shed during his martyrdom. The tears are suspended in the universe and just once a year they fall to Earth.
Legend says that St. Lawrence’s body was placed on a gridiron with coals beneath it. And after a long suffer he made his famous remark: “Turn me over, I’m done on this side”.
Therefore, he is also considered the patron saint of chefs and cooks but also of the poor, students, wine makers, butchers, brewers, restaurateurs, librarians, miners, and comedians. St Lawrence is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic world and devotion to him dates back to the fourth century.
Saint Lawrence is usually depicted holding a gridiron and wearing dalmatic.
Did You Know?
Dalmatic, worn during the coronation service of the British monarch, originally was made from Dalmatian wool, hence its name. Split is the capital of the region of Dalmatia.
Meeting point and arrival info
Office address: Obala Ante Trumbića 16
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Arriving by car
July and August can get very busy, so we recommend you get clear instructions about available parking
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Arriving by bus
Buses that stop at Tržnica (green market) near our office
2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 60
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Bring with you
|•||Wear casual and light clothes. Water/ windproof jackets will be provided|
|•||Wear comfortable shoes|
|•||Have bottle of water with you as a refreshment.|
|•||Confirmation will be received at time of booking|
|•||Available only on August 10|