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In this arrangement by help of ‘Monte Mare Travel’ you will be able to see unique beauties of Montenegro for only 5 days. From Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro we will go to the North of the country and visit Žabljak – the highest town in Balkan and ski center, National park Durmitor (1980 included in UNESCO), Black lake and Đurđevića Tara bridge. Then, through ‘Montenegro tour’ you will visit Cetinje – Old Royal Capital, Njeguši village with tasting national traditional specialties, then drive along Lovćen Serpentine – road tourist attraction, to Kotor – one of the top 10 Europe destinations under UNESCO protection and Budva – metropolis of Montenegrin tourism.
You will enjoy cruising 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, The Old Town in Ulcinj – one of the oldest architectural and urban units on the Adriatic, visit local winery in ‘the homeland of the grapes‘ and of course enjoy national specialties and premium wines in beautiful Montenegro.
Tasty food and gentle staff… Richness of landscapes and natural beauties… A real rest for eyes, body and spirit!
Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro located in the center of this country, at the intersection of several important road directions that lead from the sea to the continental part of the country. It is the main administrative, political, economic, traffic, scientific and educational – cultural center of Montenegro. It offers a wide range of discoveries to visitors through cultural heritage, archaeological sites, monuments, museums, and through nature in a national park, active holidays, views of canyons, rivers and bridges, as well as enjoyment of traditionally produced food and wine. In Podgorica there is one of the largest and most beautiful vineyards in Europe – ’’13. Jul Plantaže’’, covering 2,300 hectares, and all who visit the ‘’Šipčanik’’ basement have the opportunity to experience the impressive ambience of a unique wine cellar in Europe, enjoying the unforgettable smells and tastes of Montenegro.
Žabjak is located at 1456 m above sea level and is the highest town in the Balkans. This small town in the north of Montenegro, located in the very center of the Durmitor mountain (the highest peak of 2,523 m – Bobotov kuk), surrounded by many lakes – mountain eyes – is the most desirable destination for winter tourism. The abundance of natural beauty, mountain peaks, various plants and the vicinity of the deepest canyon in Europe – the Tara canyon, attracts an increasing number of tourists during the summer, too. There are many reasons to visit this town. The main tourist attraction of the Durmitor region is the Black Lake, the largest and most famous of the 18 glacier lakes on the mountain.
Tara River and its canyon is something unique. The canyon is the second deepest in the world (after the Colorado canyon). The river is known as the ‘tear of Europe’ because the water is clear and can be drunk in any part of the flow. Tara is known worldwide for active and adventurous tourism, because it is one of the best rafting rivers in the world. The famous attraction of the Tara canyon is the ‘Đurđevića Tara’ bridge, 116 and 150 meters high, built in 1937.
Cetinje is a town situated below the mountain Lovćen, at an average altitude of 670 m. Cetinje is the old Kingdom of Montenegro. It was founded in the 15th century and became the center of Montenegrin life and its culture. Today it is a city museum with beautiful monuments, promenades and nature under the huge mountain Lovćen. Cetinje is the former capital of Montenegro. The most important monument of Cetinje is Cetinje Monastery built in 1701 – dedicated to the birth of the Virgin. After the Monastery, the most important architectural monument of the town is Biljarda – the residence of Peter II Petrović Njegoš. It was built in 1838. Although the headquarters of the Montenegrin Senate and foreign missions were located in the building, she remained most remembered by the Billiards Hall, which this extraordinary writer, bishop, philosopher and statesman liked to play. Immediately across the street there is the King Nikola’s Museum in the building from 1867 which in the past served as the residence of Montenegrin rulers, and today it has a permanent setting, but also a gallery in which traveling exhibitions are shown. This small city, enriched with the greenery and architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries will surely draw your attention at first glance, through a rare combination of nature and culture, museums, art faculties, parks, promenades.
At the foothill of mountain Lovćen, at 900 m above sea level, there is the most famous Montenegrin village Njeguši, from where Petrović dynasty comes, which ruled for 300 years in Montenegro. Near the road that passes through the village, there is a house in which Njegoš was born, a typical Montenegrin house of a wealthy family. In it, today is a museum in which besides household items, literature works are exhibited. Among them it is the first edition of the book ‘Gorski vijenac’, printed in Vienna in 1847. Also, you can see Njegoš’s bronze statue of the famous sculptor Ivan Meštrović, portraits as well as the genealogical tree of the Petrović family. The village of Njeguši is today a quiet tourist place with about 200 inhabitants. It is known for the traditional production of prosciutto, homemade cheese and honey. Here you can see how to prosciutto is produces, buy it and enjoy the tastes of organic traditional Montenegrin products in one of the local taverns. One thing is undoubtedly, you will be enchanted by the unique taste of the prosciutto from Njeguši, produced in the ideal conditions of mixed cold mountain air with the sea. At the end of the 19th century, more precisely in 1884, after five years of work, on the slopes of Lovćen it was constructed road which connected Kotor and Njeguši village. This road is known today as the famous Lovćen serpentines. Many influences of various civilizations arrived in Montenegro by this way, such as: good wines from the French, silk fabrics of the Far East, the first ski from Norway. One of the biggest construction projects in the Montenegrin history of Montenegro, today is more tourist attraction than traffic road. It witnesses of human persistence that in a perfect harmony with nature combines uncombined.
Lovćen serpentine – the way they arrived many influences of various civilizations in Montenegro, such as: good wines from the French, silk fabrics of the Far East, the first ski from Norway…
Kotor is a city and municipality on the coast of the Boka Bay in Montenegro. Situated in one of the most beautiful bays, this town of merchants and sailors has a lot to show. Kotor Bay (Boka Kotorska) is one of the deepest and longest in the Adriatic Sea and is often called the southernmost fiord of Europe. The old Mediterranean archipelago, surrounded by impressive city walls, is very well preserved and included in the UNESCO list of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Between 1420-1797 Kotor was surrounded by Venice and Venetian influence stands out in urban architecture. Throughout the city, there are buildings, intertwined with streets and squares, and on one of them there is a Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (XII century) – the recognizable symbol of the city – dedicated to the patron of the town. The most imposing are, however, the city walls that surround the city, about 5 km long, high to 20 and wide to 10 meters. Climbing along the walls, you will arrive at the San Giovanni fortress at about 280m above sea level from which you can see the enchanting panorama. Various events, carnivals and festivals organized each year give this city extra charm. In recent years, it has been an increasing number of tourists who are attracted to the natural beauty of Boka Bay, as well as the old town of Kotor, which is not surprising, since Kotor has been on the top list of the most visited destinations for years. It was nominated for the title of the best European destination in 2019, following the results achieved in 2018 at a competition conducted by European Best Destinations – EBD.The old town of Kotor also has a great number of nicely arranged restaurants and hotels where you can taste traditional specialties as well as varied Mediterranean food. Simply, Kotor is the city to which the visit is unavoidable!
Budva is a coastal city on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro. This city dates back 3,450 years ago and is one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic Sea. The area around the city, along the coast, is called Budvanska Riviera. The Riviera is the center of Montenegrin tourism, known for its sandy beaches and night life, the area of hotels and restaurants that separates the beautiful coast from high mountains. The name Old Town, Budva was worn in the Middle Ages, and most of the architecture of this city was of Venetian origin. Doors, windows, balconies and many other parts of the building are of Roman style. Budva has a large number of cultural and historical monuments, monasteries and churches that document the historical and social events in the area of the Budvanska Riviera. Among the most famous churches are the church of San Giovanni, built in the seventh century, the church of Santa Maria ‘in Punta’ from 840, the church of the Holy Trinity from 1804. The most famous part of the city walls is called Citadela and is an interesting tourist attraction. The city abounds in beautiful beaches of which the most famous are: Mogren, Slovenska, Bečići, Jaz… Today Budva is a tourist center, a monumental resort, a city theater and a prestigious town on the tourist map of Europe and the world. Budva is often referred to as the ‘metropolis of tourism’ because it is the most visited destination in Montenegro and one of the most visited ones on the Adriatic, and it is often given epithet like ‘Queen of the Adriatic’.
Local Traditional Winery near Skadar lake, in the region famous of top wines production. The family, traditionally, is devoted to the cultivation of vines and the production of premium wines and brandy. The guarantee of their wine quality are many recognitions and awards on the competitions. Also, history confirms the fact of high quality products, because the fans of their wine were some of the persons of historical significance for our region.
Combination of traditional wine production process which is preserved in family heritage and modern methods ensure sustainable quality.
Virpazar is a small fishing village, located on the road between Podgorica and the Montenegrin coast, at the confluence of the river Crmnica and Orahovica in the lake. In the past, this place considered as strategically important, so that the occupier Turks built a large fortress – Besac, on the hill above the village. After their fall, Virpazar became an important trading city with a lively port which was connected to the first Montenegrin railway at the beginning of the 1900s. Today this place serves as the main gate in the Skadar Lake National Park. It is also recognizable by local wines, which you can taste in family vineyards and cellars in the center and the surrounding area.
Skadar Lake is the largest lake in Montenegro and on the Balkan Peninsula, with an area of 369.7 km² (of which Montenegro has 221.8 and Albania 147.9 km²). The Montenegrin part of the lake with the coast was declared National Park in 1983.The lake has many islands and peninsula with traces of history and valuable cultural heritage: Žabljak (15th century) – the capital of the Crnojević dynasty, Lesendro – fortress on the rock at the lake, the borderline of the Montenegrin army in the era of Njegoš, the fortress Grmožur – the Montenegrin Alcatraz, in the period when Nikola Petrović ruled. The lake has 18 important historical monuments that witness to Montenegrin history from the 11th century to the present. The lake is known for its diversity of flora and fauna. Skadar Lake is a bird’s paradise, it has 264 bird species, and about 90% of them are migratory and of international importance. This is the only pelican habitat in southern Europe. The lake is an ideal location for observing birds because it is the largest bird reserve in Europe.
Bar is a maritime city in Montenegro located in the south of the country, between the Adriatic Sea and the Skadar Lake. It is 52 km away from Podgorica. It is a city with a large number of cultural events during the summer period, such as concerts, exhibitions, books promotions, children’s festivals, sports tournaments, etc. Harbor Bar is the largest Montenegrin port.
Old Bar is mentioned in documents dating from the 10th century. The Old Town is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Its streets are cross-country guides, from Greek colonies to the Middle Ages, the rule of Venetians to the Turkish period and up to the new era.
Near the town, in the Mirovica settlement, there is a monument of the nature of the Old olive tree, an olive tree between 2,000 and 2,500 years old. The oldest olive tree is the oldest tree in Europe, and also one of the oldest trees in the world. There are also seven other olive trees in the same courtyard between 500 and 700 years old. At the end of November, every year in Bar, it is held the ‘Maslinijada’, event dedicated to this ancient tree and its yields. Since 1957, the Old Olive is under the protection of the state as a monument of nature.
The Old Town in Ulcinj is one of the oldest architectural and urban units on the Adriatic. For 25 centuries in this “magic stranded ship“, the civilizations have shifted, each of which has left a visible trace even today. Visiting this city, you will experience a special medieval atmosphere through a walk by the picturesque medieval, narrow and winding streets, and a view of duplex and three-story stone houses and decorative elements of the Renaissance and Baroque style, as well as numerous valuable buildings from the Ottoman period.
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Day 1 – Arrival at the airport (Podgorica or Tivat) or port (Kotor/Bar/Tivat). Accommodation in 4-star hotel in Podgorica. City sightseeing.
We will welcome you to the airport, and then head towards Podgorica.
Check – in hotel.
Meeting at an agreed time, and start easy walking through the city accompanied by a guide – approx. 1 hour and a half.
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 Skaline – 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. 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. Free time. Overnight stay.
Day 2 – Žabljak – National Park Durmitor (Black Lake) – Đurđevića Tara bridge Breakfast at the hotel. Driving towards Žabljak – Duration of journey about 3 hours. Arrival at Žabljak. Tour of the National Park – approx. 1h 30 min. Driving towards the Đurđevića Tara bridge – approx. 30 min. Enjoying the view from one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe. Free time for refreshment at the bar near the bridge, walking by the bridge, or for those bravest ZIP LINE – optionally. Lunch – approx. 1h and 30 min. Return. Arriving at the hotel. Free time. Overnight stay.
Day 3 – Cetinje – Njeguši village – Lovćen Serpentine – Kotor – Budva
Driving to Cetinje – approx. 30 min.
Arrival at Cetinje. City sightseeing: Cetinje Monastery, Ćipuri church, the former Njegoš’s residence – Biljarda, King Nikola’s museum, the Presidential Palace (duration approx. 1h).
Driving towards Njeguši. Arrival at the Njeguši village. Tasting of traditional products in the oldest tavern of this type in Montenegro – from 1881 (about 1h and 30 min).
Driving the Lovćen serpentine (duration approx. 1h and 20min). A pause for taking photos on the road for which there is a story that the designer Joseph Slade has devoted this route to princess Milena, so this part of route is in the form of the initial letter of her name.
Coming to Kotor. City sightseeing: the Old Town, the Square of Arms, the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, the Church of St. Luke, the Cat Square – approx. 1 h.
Lunch at the one of the most famous restaurants in the city (about 1h).
Driving towards Budva (about 30 min).
Old Town sightseeing: beautiful churches, squares, Citadela. Enjoying in a walk in the winding streets and a beautiful marina (approx. 1 hour).
Return. Arriving at the hotel. Free time. Overnight stay.
Day 4 – Local Traditional Winery – Skadar lake cruising tour – Bar – Old Town Bar – Old Olive Tree – Ulcinj Old Town
Breakfast at the hotel. Driving towards Local Traditional Winery (approx. 30 minutes). Wine tasting – three types of wine and snack – approx. 45 min. Continuing drive to Skadar lake (approx. 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 – optionally (approx. 20 min). Start of cruising. The cruise lasts about 1hour and 30 minutes. 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 unrepeatable ambience – approx. 1 h 30 min. Continuing drive to the Old Town Bar – approx. 30 min. Visiting one of the oldest archaeological sites in the world. Old Olive Tree visit – total approx.1 h. Continuing drive towards Ulcinj (approx. 1 hour). Easy walk through picturesque medieval, narrow and winding streets, and a view of duplex and three-story stone houses and decorative elements of the Renaissance and Baroque style, as well as numerous valuable buildings from the Ottoman period – (approx. 1 hour).
Back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight stay.
Day 5 – 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.
The price of the arrangement includes:
9. lunch in Žabljak, included 1 drink – juice, local wine or local beer (2nd day)10. food tasting at Njeguši village (3rd day)11. lunch in Kotor, included 1 drink – juice, local wine or local beer (3rd day)
The price of the arrangement does not include:
Additional options (for extra charge):
*Arrangement availability: From March to December each year (depending on weather conditions)
*The Organizer reserves the right to change (rotate) tours by day in case of bad weather conditions, for a better atmosphere.
*The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the trip due to bad weather conditions.
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*VAT included in price.
*No group size limit. For larger groups, price on request.
*Possibility of organizing tourist packages according to your wishes, budget and interests.
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