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Montenegrins love to party, and New Year’s Eve is undeniably the biggest celebration in the Montenegrin calendar. Bring in 2021 with style and join us on our discovery tour to Montenegro, where you can experience Imposing mountains, idyllic villages blessed with breath-taking beauty, a mild Mediterranean climate and sights from centuries ago.

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Why go?

  • Celebrate New Year differently this year!
  • 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
  • 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 the charming Bosnian town of Trebinje, where we will visit its old town and taste wine in one of the town’s wine cellars.

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

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

After breakfast at the hotel we will visit the beautiful Moraca Monastery before admiring views of Tara Canyon from the Tara Bridge which at the time of its completion in 1940 was the biggest vehicular concrete arch bridge in Europe.

Our next stop is Durmitor National Park, designated as a World Heritage Site in 1980. It was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Along the Tara river canyon, which has the deepest gorges in Europe, the dense pine forests are interspersed with clear lakes and harbour a wide range of endemic flora.

After lunch we will return to Pogorica. Overnight stay in Podgorica.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Union, Podgorica
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Today we will go on a full day tour of Old Royal Montenegro and visit historical landmarks such as Budva Old Town, the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje and Njegusi Village where we will visit a local meat dryer and taste prosciutto and the famous Njegusi cheese produced here in the village of Njegusi.

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.

Overnight stay in Budva.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Budva, Budva
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast at our hotel the rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish. You can explore the old town of Budva and enjoy the concert which is going to be held on the main square in the afternoon.

Budva’s old town hosts Montenegro’s biggest party on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of people head into the main square in front of the town for an open-air concert by the Balkans’ most popular pop musicians, followed by a firework display at midnight. For an unrivalled view of the fireworks, head up to Crkva Santa Maria in the old town.

In the evening, we will gather to enjoy a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with live music, entertainment and dancing.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Budva, Budva
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

New Year’s Day! After breakfast we will transfer to Lake Skadar National Park region. We will visit Virpazar, a tiny town gathered around a square and a river blanketed with water lilies, serving as the main gateway to Lake Skadar National Park before wine tasting at a local family’s wine cellar.

Dinner and overnight stay in Budva.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Budva, 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 lunch at a local restaurant.

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 4 * Hotel Budva, Budva
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast at our hotel we will check out and travel to Herceg Novi where we will have a walking tour. Herceg Novi is a town of 100,001 Steps' full of cobbled streets, narrow passageways that open on to lovely squares, with warm and welcoming cafes and restaurants.

After the tour we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

The rest of the afternoon is free for you to spend as you wish. In the evening we will gather for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Herceg Novi.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Palmon Bay, Herceg Novi
  • MEALS All meals included

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

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Starting December 30, there are free open-air concerts around in Montenegro each night for up to four days. The mild climate means the coast is the place to be, with people travelling from far and wide to bring in the New Year in one of the coastal towns. Celebrations in Montenegro are all about good music, good cheer and fun for all.

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 4-star hotels
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 dinners (including a New Year Gala dinner) & 4 lunches
  • 2 Wine tasting experiences
  • 1 Prosciutto & cheese tasting experience
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • All the entrance fees and city tax according to the tour itinerary: Moraca Monastery entrance fee, Durmitor National Park Entrance fee, Skadar Lake National Park Entrance fee, Budva City Tax, Cetinje City Tax, National Park Lovcen entrance fee, Kotor City Tax, The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in Kotor entrance fee
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

What’s extra:

  • Insurance

 Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 
  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

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 Herceg Novi to Dubrovnik Airport is 1 hour, depending on weather and traffic.

Walking

There is a significant number of steps and walking on sightseeing days 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 €45.00 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  
28 Dec 2020 04 Jan 2021 7 All Ages £2,199 BOOK

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London to Dubrovnik & transfers
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 dinners (including a New Year Gala dinner) & 4 lunches
  • 2 Wine tasting experiences
  • 1 Prosciutto & cheese tasting experience
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • All the entrance fees and city tax according to the tour itinerary: Moraca Monastery entrance fee, Durmitor National Park Entrance fee, Skadar Lake National Park Entrance fee, Budva City Tax, Cetinje City Tax, National Park Lovcen entrance fee, Kotor City Tax, The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in Kotor entrance fee
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

What’s extra:

  • Insurance

 Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 
  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

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