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‘The beauties of Montenegro’ 4 nights / 5 days (Hotel 3 or 4* in Podgorica)

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Introduction

An easy active tour allows you to experience Montenegro in the right way through activities which do not demand some special fitness readiness. You will discover the capital of Montenegro – Podgorica city, through easy walking tour, and next days enjoy 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), easy hiking tour in Obodska cave – Rijeka Crnojevića (beautiful little historic place), climbing to the Lovćen mausoleum –  symbol of Montenegro and its freedom (461 steps to the top), visiting Cetinje – Old Royal Capital, Budva – metropolis of Montenegrin tourism, also known as ‘Queen of Adriatic’, Saint Stefan – a unique place in the whole world, at the same time an island, a city and a hotel. You will have an opportunity to take a photo on the Pavlova side – viewpoint from which photos represent Montenegro in magazines worldwide!

 

Unrepeatable ambience, delicious food and premium wines, good mood and this tour can start!

Destination

Departure

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Dress Code

Equipment: Comfortable, firmly shoes, sneakers or climbing shoes, waterproof clothes, additional protective equipment from the rain – depending on weather conditions Readiness: Good physical and mental health Recommendation: Take a sweet, energy drink, hat, sun protection.

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 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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Cetinje (Old Royal Capital) – Lovćen Mausoleum – Saint Stefan - Budva

Breakfast.

Starting the tour at agreed time. Driving towards Cetinje (Old Royal Capital) – 30 min. 

Arrival at Cetinje. City sightseeing: Cetinje Monastery, Ćipuri church, the former Njegoš’s residence – Biljarda, King Nikola’s museum, the Presidential Palace, the Royal Theater  “Zeta house”, the monument of Ivan Crnojević – Zeta ruler and founder of Cetinje (duration 1h).

Driving to Lovćen mausoleum – approx. 40 min. 

Arrival at Lovćen. Visit Njegoš’s mausoleum (461 steps to the top). Stairs to Njegoš’s mausoleum also lead through the tunnel through the mountain, and after a few minutes walk you arrive to the “sky under the clouds”, to the Jezerski vrh – Lake peak, from where all around you is provided as in the palm – 1 hour.

Continuing drive to Saint Stefan – 1 hour 20 min.

We will take a break for a lunch at the famous restaurant on the way – 1h.

Photo break and enjoy the beautiful view of Saint Stefan from Adriatic highway viewpoint from which it is a photo of the island on many posters promoting Montenegro worldwide. We will pass through the park Miločer – King’s park, near former summer house of dynasty Karađorđević, and also King’s beach. Park Miločer is one of the most beautiful parks and arboretums in the Adriatic. The park counts a lot of rare and exotic plant species brought by seafarers from all over the world.

Free time for Saint Stefan sightseeing – 1h.

*Optionally – Walking tour of the island with a guide who will tell you the history of the island, interesting events and experiences related to this place. You will see The Church of Lord’s Transfiguration, Piazza – central square where local people used to trade homemade products, Small and Big Church. It is also possible to visit one of the rooms in exclusive ‘’Aman Resort’’, if hotel is not 100% filled – 45 min.

Driving towards Budva – 20 min. 

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.

Back to the hotel. Free 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 have 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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Pavlova Side - Obodska cave hiking tour – Rijeka Crnojevića – Winery Mrkan

Breakfast. Starting tour at agreed time.

Driving towards Obodska cave – 1 h. Photo break on Pavlova side, one of the most attractive viewpoints in Montenegro, the most famous “picture card” of Montenegro. 

Arrival. Starting hiking tour (duration 2 – 3 hours). The starting point is from the center of the settlement Crnojevića. The road goes all the way to the river. The Obodska cave has 2 km of hiking and is suitable for people with different conditioning as well as for families. The Obodska cave is a real pearl and an ideal opportunity for all those who did not have the experience to stay in the caves. 

In return, we can organize a cruise through the Crnojevića River with a boat, climb to the ancient town of Obod – optionally.

Rijeka Crnojevića sightseeing. Lunch at the local fish restaurant – 1 hour.

This tour is a perfect opportunity to experience the old Montenegro as well as the former life in this region.

Continuing drive to the Winery ‘Mrkan’ – 30 min. Sightseeing winery, wine cellar and vineyards. Listening about production of wines, brandies, liqueurs, jams…

Tasting of 5 types of wine, grape brandy and 5 types with different medicinal herbs, herbal and fruit liqueurs with mini snack – 1 hour.

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. Spare time. Transfer to the airport or port. The end of the arrangement.

Details

Transport

  • transfer airport – hotel – airport (Podgorica or Tivat) or port (Kotor/Bar/Tivat)

accomodation

  • 3 or 4-star hotel accommodation in a double/triple room in Podgorica – 4 nights (BB, dinner on the day of arrival), the third 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

activities

  • tickets: National park Lovćen, Njegoš’s mausoleum, King Nikola’s museum
  • 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)
  • lunch in Cetinje (2nd day)
  • rafting on the Tara River, breakfast, lunch, licensed skipper, equipment (3th day)
  • travel guide for hiking tour (4th day)
  • hiking sticks for hiking tour (4th day)
  • lunch in Rijeka Crnojevića (4th day)
  • wine tasting in Winery Mrkan (4th day)
  • modern, air-conditioned vehicles

other

  • residence tax and insurance
  • travel expenses
  • road expenses and parking
  • travel insurance
  • insurance during rafting
  • tourist tax

Travel Documents And Visa System

  • travel health insurance

Important Notes

PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:

  • Tickets: for localities which are not listed in *Included in price (City Walls ‘Citadel’ in Budva, localities in Cetinje excepting King Nikola’s Museum…)
  • Saint Stefan entrance for sightseeing an island
  • Licensed tourist guide for a specific language
  • 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
  • Tickets for localities which are not included in price 
  • Licensed tourist guide for a specific language
  • Transfer from another airport, port, hotel or accommodation (in the region)
  • Boat riding on Rijeka Crnojevića
  • Saint Stefan entrance for sightseeing an island