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It might be one of Europe’s smallest nations, but this little Balkan marvel packs a whole heap of goodness into its borders. Imposing mountains, expansive sea, idyllic villages blessed with breath-taking beauty, a mild Mediterranean climate and sights from centuries ago, Montenegro is a country you will not want to miss!

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Why go?

  • Explore Montenegro highlights over the course of one week
  • This holiday is a perfect combination of culture, nature, gastronomy and adventure
  • Enjoy stunning views from the top of Lovcen Mountain
  • Experience the hidden beauty of 4 Montenegro’s National Parks
  • Visit Kotor Old Town – a UNESCO protected heritage site

Itinerary

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After arriving at Dubrovnik Airport, we will transfer to our hotel in Podgorica (3 hours) with a stop at Bosnian town of Trebinje and Ostrog Monastery - the most important site in Montenegro for Orthodox Christians, attracting up to a million visitors annually.

In the evening we will have a Solos welcome drink followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Podgorica.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Ramada, Podgorica
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast at the hotel we will have a short walk in Podgorica before transfer to Biogradska Gora National Park. We will have a few photo stops at Moraca Canyon and visit the beautiful Moraca Monastery.

Later we will enjoy an easy walk through primeval forests around Biogradsko Lake – the central feature of the Biogradska Gora National Park. Overnight stay in Kolasin.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa, Kolasin
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast we will transfer to the mountain top and enjoy an easy hiking tour on the peaks of Bjelasica Mountain followed by a lunch at the Eko Katun Vranjak Village - a group of small traditional cottages located directly below the peak Troglava with a magnificent view.

Later we will return to our hotel in Kolasin. In the evening we will have a dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Kolasin.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa, Kolasin
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast we will transfer to Zabljak town via Tara Canyon and visit Dobrilovina Monastery which is located on the Tara river banks - the deepest river canyon in Europe. It has been pillaged, abandoned, destroyed and renovated several times since its founding in 1592. Our next stop is famous Djurdjevica Tara Bridge which at the time of its completion in 1940 was the biggest vehicular concrete arch bridge in Europe.

Upon arrival to Zabljak we will have a walking tour (approx. 2 hours) at National Park Durmitor and the Black Lake which colour is dark 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. Our guide will tell us about the famous lake legends while we enjoy the amazing views.

Overnight stay in Budva.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel Slovenska Plaza, Budva
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast we will transfer to Lake Skadar National Park – a blissfully pretty area encompassing steep mountains, island monasteries, clear waters and floating meadows of water lilies. Dolphin-shaped Lake Skadar, the Balkans’ largest, has its tail and two-thirds of its body in Montenegro and its nose in Albania. On the Montenegrin side, an area of 400 sq km has been protected by the national park since 1983; today, Skadar is renowned as one of Europe’s top bird habitats.

We will enjoy a 2-hour boat tour on the Lake Skadar before wine tasting in the village of Boljevici where we will try 3 different types of wines produced by a local family.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel Slovenska Plaza, Budva
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

Today we will go on a full day tour of Old Royal Montenegro and visit Budva Old Town, the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje, Lovcen National Park and Njegusi Village.

Our tour will take us through the narrow allies and squares of the Budva Old Town where we will learn about its turbulent history. In Cetinje – the former capital of Montenegro we will visit King Nicola’s museum and hear stories about the most famous Montenegrin royal family.

Later we will transfer to Lovcen National Park and climb the 461 stairs to the top of the mountain of Lovcen and visit the Mausoleum dedicated to the famous poet and ruler of Montenegro – Petar II Petrovic Njegos.

The next stop is the village of Njegusi where we will enjoy the stunning views over Kotor Bay and San Giovanni fortress. We will also visit a local meat dryer and taste prosciutto and the famous Njegusi cheese produced here in the village of Njegusi.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel Slovenska Plaza, Budva
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast we will transfer to Kotor Old Town – which is a UNESCO protected heritage site and visit the Square of the Arms, Clock Tower, Fluor Square, St Tryphon Cathedral, the Bokelian Navy Square, Karampana Well, The St Luke Square and St Luke and St Nikola’s churches, St Mary of the River and Northern Gate and Skurda River. After the tour we will have some free time in Kotor.

Later we will continue towards the beautiful, small, baroque town of Perast and enjoy a short walk before taking a boat ride to the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks.

Lunch in Perast town is included.

In the afternoon we will visit Porto Montenegro – a new development and the biggest marina for mega yachts in Montenegro.

Overnight stay in Budva.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel Slovenska Plaza, Budva
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for our flight home.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel Slovenska Plaza, Budva
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Added Value: 2 lunches, wine, prosciutto & cheese tastings are included!

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 09°C,
Apr 14°C, May 18°C,
Jun 21°C, Jul, Aug 24°C,
Sep 21°C, Oct 17°C,
Nov 12°C, Dec 09°C

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London to Dubrovnik & transfers
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Accommodation in 3+ and 4-star hotels
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 7 Breakfasts & 7 dinners
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 Wine tasting experience
  • 1 Prosciutto & cheese tasting
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • All the entrance fees and city tax according to the tour itinerary: Danilovgrad City Tax (for the Ostrog Monastery), Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Podgorica Church entrance fee, Moraca Monastery entrance fee, Biogradska Gora National Park Entrance fee, Durmitor National Park Entrance fee, Skadar Lake National Park Entrance fee, 2 hours boat tour on the Lake Skadar, Budva City Tax, Cetinje City Tax, King Nikola’s Museum entrance fee, National Park Lovcen entrance fee, Njegos’s Mausoleum entrance fee, Kotor City Tax, The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in Kotor entrance fee, Boat Ride from Perast to the island Our Lady of the Rocks, Our Lady of the Rocks Entrance fee
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

What’s extra:

  • Insurance

Useful Information

Visas

If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Croatia and you can enter Montenegro for short-term stays of up to 90 days without a visa.

Passports (Croatia)

A full 10-year passport is required valid for at least the duration of your stay. Holders of passports with the inscription “British Citizen” or “European Union” do not require a visa.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Croatia Foreign Advice

If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company.

Passports (Montenegro)

British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Montenegro for short-term stays of up to 90 days. The Montenegrin law considers “stays of 90 days” as 90 days in total in a 180-day period, counted from the first entry date. Your passport should be undamaged and in accordance with local law should be issued in the last 10 years and valid for at least 3 months after the planned date of departure from Montenegro. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Montenegro Foreign Advice

If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company.

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Dubrovnik Airport to the hotel in Podgorica is approximately 3 hours, depending on weather and traffic. Transfer from the hotel in Budva to Dubrovnik Airport is 2 hours, depending on weather and traffic.

Walking

There is a significant number of steps and walking on sightseeing so we would not recommend this holiday for people with walking difficulties.

Gratuities

We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €30.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Currency

Euro (Montenegro)

Croatian kuna (if purchased at Dubrovnik Airport)

Included Programme

A sightseeing programme is included in your tour package.

Dress Code

Casual daytime wear is recommended. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evenings - the emphasis throughout being informality.

Please note

  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required
  • The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change

 

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
07 Oct 2020 14 Oct 2020 7 All Ages £1,585 BOOK

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London to Dubrovnik & transfers
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Accommodation in 3+ and 4-star hotels
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 7 Breakfasts & 7 dinners
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 Wine tasting experience
  • 1 Prosciutto & cheese tasting
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • All the entrance fees and city tax according to the tour itinerary: Danilovgrad City Tax (for the Ostrog Monastery), Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Podgorica Church entrance fee, Moraca Monastery entrance fee, Biogradska Gora National Park Entrance fee, Durmitor National Park Entrance fee, Skadar Lake National Park Entrance fee, 2 hours boat tour on the Lake Skadar, Budva City Tax, Cetinje City Tax, King Nikola’s Museum entrance fee, National Park Lovcen entrance fee, Njegos’s Mausoleum entrance fee, Kotor City Tax, The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in Kotor entrance fee, Boat Ride from Perast to the island Our Lady of the Rocks, Our Lady of the Rocks Entrance fee
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

What’s extra:

  • Insurance

All Our Holidays Include

ATOL protected

Sociable experience with like-minded travellers

Breakfast daily, plus meal plan

Flights and transfers for overseas holidays

Welcome drink and meeting

Accompanying Tour Leader

Regional flying options

Freedom and flexibility to enjoy new experiences

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