Welcome to the stunning Croatian coast and the inaugural Melbourne Icebergers’ Croatian Experience.
Embark at Split and cruise around the Dalmatian islands of Hvar, Korcula, Lopud to Dubrovnik…
Day 1 Board the M.V. Zeus in Split between 12 noon and 10 p.m. on 24 October, and after being welcomed by the crew in Split and settling in your cabins relax and enjoy dinner and the evening on the harbour.
We depart for Pucišca, a small harbour on the island of Brac. Visit the school of Pucišca stonemasons. The island of Brac is known worldwide for the quality of its white stone. Navigation along the Makarska Riviera. Lunch on board in Makarska, the main town, on the riviera of Makarska. Time for a swim or stroll in the picturesque village.
Navigate to Korcula, a medieval town. Tour and explore Korcula in the evening as we stay for the night in the old harbour.According to legend, it was founded by the Trojan prince Antenor. Korcula is also the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous traveler.
Departure for the Elafiti Islands and discover one of three larger islands of the archipelago: Lopud, Sipan and Kolocep. In the afternoon a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, the city of 1,000 monuments. Your local guide will reveal the story of Dubrovnik during a pleasant walk through the old town and a visit to the cloister of the Dominicans. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Visit Mljet, the most wooded of Croatian islands and swim in its salt lake, home to indigenous flora and visit the old Benedictine monastery situated on the tiny island of St Marie in the middle of the lake.
Navigate to Lumbarda or night on Mljet. Tonight is the Captain’s dinner … smartly dress for dinner.
Early morning departure from Mljet to island Hvar. We arrive for lunch on the northern side of the longest dalmatian island in a small port Jelsa. To visit town Hvar we make a pictoresque coach ride crossing the island.
Departure for Bol, the only coastal village on the southern coast of the island of Brac. Learn about the history of pictureque Bol, the home of winemakers, fishermen and sailors. It is here that the first cooperative winery was established in Dalmatia. Bol beaches are all covered with fine white pebbles.
Sail around island Brac stopping in one of many bays for a swim before heading for Split. Guided tour of the capital of Dalmatia. Its geographical location – bordered on one side by mountains and on the other by the sea – gives it a particular character, also linked to its rich history. Visit Diocletian’s Palace , the Cathedral of St. Domnius and the temple of Jupiter.
Theme night dinner and overnight on the boat in Split Harbour
Disembark at leisure in Split.