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‘Chill out in Montenegro / RAFTING ‘ 5 nights, 6 days (hotel 3 or 4* in Podgorica)

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5 nights / 6 days

Introduction

This arrangement means visit to the different parts of Montenegro. You will be accommodated in the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica city, from where next days you will visit stunning Adriatic (Budva – metropolis of tourism, also known as ‘Queen of Adriatic’, Perast and island Our Lady of the Rocks, Kotor – under UNESCO protection, also in top 10 Europe destinations, Tivat – luxurious marina, called ‘Montenegrin Monaco’), have a rafting on Tara river known as ‘tear of Europe’ because of its clean water (its canyon is the deepest in Europe, and second deepest in the world after Colorado), enjoy ‘wild beauty’ in the North, during jeep safari on Bjelasica mountain and in the one of the three remaining rainforests in Europe – National Park Biogradska Gora, visit Morača monastery (est. 1252), cruise on the  largest lake in Balkan – Skadar lake,
one of the richest bird habitats in Europe, visit Old Olive Tree – for which it is believed that is oldest in Europe and one of the oldest in the world, visit winery in Crmnica region the homeland of the grapes’and of course enjoy national specialities and premium wines in beautiful Montenegro. You will be fascinated driving by the Boka bay with a view on the azzur Adriatic sea and on the other side of the country with a mountain beauties and splendid landscapes. Enjoy central, south and north areas of Montenegro with the most beautiful activities, wine and traditional food tasting, will definitely be a part of the best memories in your life. Come to us and chill out!

Destination

Departure

Departure Time

From April to October each year (depending on weather conditions)

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Itinerary

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Arrival at the airport (Podgorica or Tivat) or port (Kotor/Bar/Tivat). Accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotel in Podgorica. City sightseeing.

We will welcome you to the airport, and then head towards Podgorica.

We start a panoramic sightseeing tour with a guide, after which we will head to the hotel. Check – in.  Meeting at an agreed time and start easy walking through the city accompanied by a guide – 2 hours.

We start the tour from the Republic Square – the main city square. We will pass through Bokeška Street with nice cafes and urban look, a favorite place for young people to go out. We will see the Millennium Bridge that represents the visual identity of the city. We will visit the Sastavci or the Skalines – the oldest bridge in Podgorica, according to the historical facts that was established during the Roman rule. We will visit the Clock Tower and the Old Town located in the very heart of Podgorica which preserves rich historical and cultural heritage. The most beautiful example of architecture remaining from the Turkish period is the Clock Tower, which is a symbol of Podgorica. It still dominates the area of ​ Old Town with its height. Then we will continue towards Centre of Contemporary Art – Kruševac – the former winter mansion of King Nikola I Petrović. Then we continue our walk to the Temple of the Resurrection of Christ, the third largest Orthodox temple in the world. In the end we visit St. George Church which dates from the IX-XI century; belongs to the oldest active worship of the Christian chapel in the area of ​​Montenegro and beyond.

Back to the hotel. Dinner. Spare time. Overnight stay.

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Tara ‘’white water’’ rafting

Departure in the early morning hours, driving towards Šćepan Polje. Duration of the journey: 2 – 3 hours.

Arriving at the camp, meeting with skippers and other participants in rafting, a traditional Montenegrin breakfast at the restaurant on the riverside (approx. 1h 30 min). Preparation for rafting – fitting with neoprene clothing and footwear, safety belts, helmets (set for Go Pro camera) – 30 minutes. You can take camera and mobile phones with yourselves, because there is a safety, waterproof bag in your boats where you can leave your stuff during rapids, and use them during breaks as well as in quiet parts of the river.

 

Your adventure begins with short and exciting driving by off-road vehicles to the starting point of the rafting tour “Brštanovica” (approx. 40 min). When you arrive, skipper will give you all instructions that you need for rafting, so the important thing is listen to him and be careful what he will say. Also, he will inform you during the rafting before each rapid. 

Rafting with pauses for swimming and photography at the most beautiful places and unavoidable most beautiful waterfall on the Tara (3 – 4 hours). Tara River seems to has white restless water stairs with beautiful, peaceful pools between rapids that allow you to rest, take a photo of its unique landscapes, or to try out swimming in crystal clear but very cold water. 

Back to the camp. Traditional Montenegrin lunch (various dishes – gourmet, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and other dishes of your choice + aperitif – homemade Montenegrin brandy) – approx. 1h 30 min. Almost all products are of organic origin, purchased from local breeders and manufacturers.

Back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight stay.

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Budva - Perast – Our Lady of the Rocks - Kotor - Tivat

Breakfast. Driving towards Budva – 1 h. 

Arrival at Budva. Accompanied by a guide, you will see the Old Town, which unites with unity, walk in the winding streets, enjoy the view of the late Middle Ages squares that form a whole with solid ramparts, their towers and city gates, Orthodox and Catholic churches – 1h:30min.

Driving towards Perast – 45 min. Arrival at Perast. Easy walk throught this beautiful coastal city. Boat riding towards the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. Visiting the 15th century church and museum (all 1 hour).

Taking ride around unique bay of the Mediterranean – Boka Bay, until we reach Kotor (30 minutes).

Arrival at Kotor. City walk accompanied by a tourist guide throught its Old Town, where you can see its famous monuments and squares – the Arms Market, Saint Tryphon Cathedral and square, Saint Luke’s church and square, Maritime museum and square, Cats square – 1 hour.

Lunch at one of the famous restaurants in the city (1 hour).

Driving towards Tivat (about 20 min).

Free time for city tour and luxurious marina Porto Montenegro – 1h.

Back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight stay.

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Jeep Safari - National Park Biogradska Gora – Biogradsko lake – Kolašin – Morača Monastery

Breakfast.  Driving towards Kolašin along the Morača river canyon, known as Platije. You will enjoy an amazing landscape. We will take a photo pause to capture the beauty of nature. Driving lasts approx. 1 hour 30 min.

Starting jeep safari from the city center. Then, we are going up to the ski centers at an altitude 1450m and 1600m. We will make a short break in ethno village Vranjak, then continuing to the peak Zekova glava. We will come to the viewpoint Pešića lake which is located between peaks Zekova glava and Crna glava, spring of Biogradska river break, viewpoint Šiško lake, viewpoint Bendovac from which you can see amazing Biogradsko lake from birds perspective, Biogradsko lake and surrounding mountains on the palm. The viewpoint is extraordinary.  Then, we continue to the Katun Dolovi Lalevića, where we have a lunch at the local household. You will enjoy domestic traditionally homemade products. Then we go down to the Biogradsko lake (a special tourist attraction), have a walk around the lake – 1 hour, and return to Kolašin. In this tour you will enjoy every view and beauty of landscapes, specificity of flora, unique rainforest, wide variety of trees, flowers, lakes, meadows…

Jeep safari tour lasts approx. 7 hours including photo breaks. Free time for sightseeing Kolašin city center – 1 hour. Short stay in this area will make you feel all the benefits of an aerial spa. Mountain climates, altitude and clean air and healthy natural food, guarantee refreshment and recovery. Driving towards the Morača Monastery – driving time 40 min. Arrival at the Morača monastery. Tour of the Monastery – 30 min. Many visitors describe the atmosphere in the monastery as something special. There is a story that the yellow stone from which the monastery was built was brought from the village of Tušina by the formation of a column of people and the stone was passed from hand to hand.  Back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight stay.

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Virpazar - Skadar lake cruising – Winery - Old Town Bar

Breakfast at the hotel.  Driving towards Skadar Lake about – 30 min.

Arrival at Virpazar, a fishing village with charming stone houses. A short walk. Free time for climbing on the Besac fortress – the most attractive viewpoint on the Skadar Lake, or drinking coffee at one of the restaurants – 20 min.

Start of cruising. The cruise lasts about 2 hours. You will see fishing villages, cultural and historical monuments, the flora and fauna of the lake, and take swim in the lake. 

After cruising, having lunch in an unrivaled ambience – 1 h 30 min

Visit to the one of the traditional wineries in the ’homeland of grape’ – Crmnica region. Wine degustation – three types of wine  – 45 min.

Continuing drive to the Old Town Bar – 30 min.

Visiting one of the oldest archaeological sites in the world. Old Olive Tree visit – total 1 h.

Back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight stay.

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Transfer to the airport (Podgorica or Tivat) or port (Kotor/Bar/Tivat)

Breakfast. Check – out. Free time. Transfer to the airport or port. The end of the arrangement.

 

Details

activities

The price of the arrangement includes:

 

  • transfer airport – hotel – airport (Podgorica or Tivat) or port (Kotor/Bar/Tivat)
  • panoramic tour of Podgorica
  • city tour of Podgorica with licensed tourist guide (in English) – approx. 2 hours
  • licensed travel guide for excursions provided by the program (in English)
  • 3 or 4-star hotel accommodation in a double/triple room in Podgorica – 5 nights (BB, dinner on the day of arrival), the second day breakfast is in Šćepan Polje instead of hotel, because we need to start off from Podgorica to the rafting tour in early morning hours
  • residence tax and insurance
  • travel expenses
  • road expenses and parking
  • travel insurance
  • insurance during rafting
  • tourist tax
  • boat ride to the Our Lady of the Rocks and back
  • tickets: National park Biogradska Gora, Morača monastery, National park Skadar lake, Old Olive Tree
  • rafting on the Tara River, breakfast, lunch, licensed skipper, equipment (2th day)
  • lunch in Kotor (3rd day)
  • jeep safari (4th day)
  • lunch at the local household Lalevića Dolovi during jeep safari (4th day)
  • lunch on the Skadar lake (5th day)
  • Skadar lake cruising – 2 hours (5th day)
  • wine tasting in Winery in Crmnica region (5th day)
  • modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • travel health insurance

other

The price of the arrangement does not include:

 

  • Tickets: for localities which are not listed in *Included in price (fotress Besac, Budva City Walls – Citadel, Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in Kotor, the Maritime museum in Kotor…)
  • Licensed tourist guide for a specific language
  • Single room use
  • Transfer from an airport or port that is not listed in the program
  • Drinks and food not listed in the program
  • Visits to bars and restaurants that are not listed in the program
  • Other non-program costs

Payment

Additional options (for extra charge):

  • Single room use
  • Licensed tourist guide for a specific language
  • Tickets for localities which are not included in price 
  • Transfer from another airport, port, hotel or accommodation (in the region)
  • Boat riding on Biogradsko lake

Note: Minimum age for rafting tour is 6 years old.

 

Number of people Price per person GBP
1 2100
5 987
10 847
15 818
20 789