The Real Montenegro Experience

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Where: Dubrovnik Riviera
Staying At: carefully selected charming hotels
Duration: 7 nights
Idyllic for: Food and drink, wine lovers, nature exploration, ancient history seekers
Added benefits: Wine degustation and traditional food tasting, nature walking tours
What next?: Contact our Travel Specialists on 01694 722193
A tiny country sandwiched between Albania and Croatia with a diverse coastline and amazing scenery, Montenegro is sure to surprise you with a wealth of history, charming coastal towns, stunning hinterlands, magnificent lakes and striking mountains.

Dating back to Roman times, Montenegro has been on the borderline with the east and west; influenced by many civilisations where its marks are still visible in beautiful Catholic or Orthodox churches, mosques, walled cities, magnificent Roman villas and defence fortresses dotting around the coast and on the hills.

Whilst the locals get on with their everyday life and offer the typically warm Montenegrin hospitality to their visitors, this country is emerging and now an important holiday hub in Europe, as it has already started attracting many tourists around the world, wanting to discover its natural beauties and diverse history.

The coastal towns offer a typically Mediterranean climate (warm and dry summer and mild winters - especially Herceg Novi) with sea temperatures ranging between 22 - 26 C. As most seaside towns are small and compact, it is easy to get around and there are plenty things to do both in the day and the night.

Day 0:

Central Montenegro

Start time: 9:00 am after breakfast. -Jeep tour to Bjelasica Mountain with lunch in one of the traditional villages will be organised. -Approximately one-hour drive from Kolasin you will find Eko Katun Vranjak – a group of small traditional cottages located directly below the peak Troglava from which you will experience a magnificent view. -Katun Vranjak is the ideal start point for many hiking tours to the other major peaks of Bjelasica Mountain.

Return to the hotel. - Dinner at Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa.

Day 1:

Arrival - Kolasin

Arrive at Dubrovnik Airport, meet your guide on arrival - From the airport we will go straight to Montenegro through Trebinje (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and we will make our first stop at the wine cellar Sipcanik belonging to the biggest wine producing company in Montenegro – Plantaze. -After wine degustation and traditional food tasting we continue towards Kolasin. -While passing through magnificent Moraca canyon, few photo stops will be made as well as a visit to the Monastery Moraca. -Arrival in Kolasin and check in to Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa for 2 nights.

 -Dinner at Local Restaurant Vodenica  - Set in a traditional watermill, Vodenica offers a taste of traditional mountain food designed to warm your belly on cold nights.

Day 3:

Biogradska Gora National Park with Biogradsko Lake

Start time: 9:00am after breakfast. -The group will visit the Biogradska Gora National Park with Biogradsko Lake as its central and most accessible feature. You will be captivated with the lake and its tranquil surface surrounded by unspoiled primeval forest. -There you will find a souvenir and map shop, a trail around the lake with the possibility of renting a small boat. -The tour continues towards Tara Canyon where we will make a stop for a visit to Dobrilovina Monastery -Upon arrival to Djurdjevica Tara bridge we will make a short photo stop and go for a picnic lunch in the nature. -Continuing towards Zabljak and check in to Hotel PolarStar for 2 nights.

Dinner at local restaurant – Restaurant “Or’o” is centrally located in the small town of Zabljak where you will enjoy you’re a la carte dinner in a romantic atmosphere of this very authentic mountain place.

Day 4:

Zabljak, National Park of Durmitor and the lakes

Start time: 9:00 am after breakfast. -The group will be taken to the National Park of Durmitor for a walking tour around the three lakes – Barno Lake, Zminje Lake (Snake Lake) and the Black Lake (Its colour is due to its depth and thick forest surroundings. The lake lies at the foot of Durmitor massif making a picturesque site especially in nice weather when the mountain peaks mirror on its calm surface). -This walking tour lasts for about 3 and a half hours (easy walking). You will hear the famous legends about the lakes, a bit about the vegetation and experience some amazing views. –

Lunch will be organised in the restaurant on the Black Lake with the most beautiful views over the lake and the surrounding mountains.

After lunch, we are driving towards the viewpoint Curevac, from where you will enjoy the magnificent views over the villages, peaks of Durmitor and the Tara river.

Arrival to the hotel in the late afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5:

Virpazar - Kotor

-Start time: 8:00 am after breakfast. -The group is heading towards the coastal part of the country. From Zabljak we continue to Ostrog Monastery – which is an absolute MUST VISIT in Montenegro the biggest pilgrimage site on the Balkans. Guided tour through the monastery will be organised. -From there the group continues towards Virpazar. Start of the beautiful boat ride on the lake with lunch on the beach Pjesacac. -After the boat ride on the lake the group is having a tasting of traditional Montenegrin products (cheese, ham, olives, homemade bread and three types of wine) in a traditional family owned wine cellar in a village near the lake. - Upon finishing the tasting, we are continuing towards our hotel in Kotor. - 3 nights B&B stay in Porto In in Kotor. 

Dinner at a local Restaurant “Galion” – located on the waterfront just across the main old city gate where you will enjoy seafood specialties illuminated by the lights from the Old city walls with striking views of the Bay.

Day 6:

Cetinje - Budva

-Start time: 9:00 am after breakfast. -We will start our journey from Kotor through Njegusi passing the Old Road – the famous 25 serpentines from which you will experience the stunning views over the Kotor Bay and San Giovanni fortress. - Optional: Coffee break on newly built Eco Village St. Giorge on Njeguši. -After a short break for coffee is finished the group will continue to the top of the mountain Lovcen to visit the Mausoleum dedicated to the famous poet and ruler of Montenegro – Petar II Petrovic Njegos. From the mountain top, on a perfect sunny day you are able to see the whole Boka Bay. - Lunch at the restaurant “Ivanov Konak” situated on the foot of the mountain Lovcen in the National Park.

-The tour continues towards Cetinje – the former capital of Montenegro. There you will visit the King Nicola’s museum and hear the stories about the most famous Montenegrin royal family. -From Cetinje we continue the drive towards Budva. Here we will have a stop for an Old Town of Budva Walking tour.

- Dinner will be organized at the beautiful terrace of the restaurant Astoria in Budva looking over the sea. -After the tour we are driving back to Kotor

Dinner at a local Restaurant – Astoria, located on the most beautiful Budva beach – Richards Head next to the Old Town.

Day 7:

Kotor - Perast

-Start time: 9:00 am after breakfast. -After breakfast we will visit first Kotor – the UNESCO protected heritage site. The tour will take you inside the city gates where you will visit The Square of Arms, Clock Tower, Fluor Square with Pima and Buca Palaces, St Tryphon Cathedral, The Bokelian Navy Square with Karampana, The St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola’s churches, St Mary of the River and Northern Gate with Skurda River. -Free time in Kotor. -From Kotor the group will have a boat ride towards the beautiful, small, baroque town of Perast. Firstly, they will visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks and after that they will have a short walk through the tiny town of Perast.

The most important places of interest in Perast: Bujovic Palace – Town Museum; “Nautika” – The school of Marko Martinovic; Biskupija – The Bishopric; Smekja Palace; Parish church of St Nicolas; Fort of Sveti Kriz; Franciscan monastery with the church of St Antony.

-We will have a stop for a lunch in the restaurant „Conte“on the waterfront of the tiny town of Perast. This restaurant is not only famous for having splendid views of the sea but also for its excellent food.

- Afternoon visit to Porto Montenegro – new development and the biggest marina for mega yachts in Montenegro. -Return to the hotel in Kotor by boat.

Farewell dinner on the Kotor Citadel Fortress.

Day 8:

Transfer to the Airport

-Hotel check-out and breakfast. -Transfer to the Airport Dubrovnik - Departure…

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