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Montenegro Blue

ITINERARY

Visit: Podgorica, Stari Bar (Old Bar), Skadar Lake, Kotor Bay, Perast, Kotor, Budva

 

Day 1: Podgorica

On arrival to Podgorica Airport, transfer to the hotel in Podgorica. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Stari Bar (Old Bar) - Skadar Lake

After breakfast, we drive towards the coast and visit the fascinating ruins of Stari Bar (Old Bar), situated on a steep cliff at the base of Rumija mountain. See the Palace of King Nikola – the former summer residence of the monarchs. On its vast territory you can see the Summer and Winter palaces, the Cathedral Church of St. Vladimir. The residence of the Archbishop of Catholics which is interesting, and especially the monument to the liberators of the city from Ottoman authority. It is created from fragments of the destroyed walls of the buildings of the Old City. Then take a stroll to nearby Mirovica, where the famous over 2,000 years old olive tree is located.  Continue towards the Skadar Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Balkans, shared between Montenegro and Albania. The lake is most famous for its diversity of flora and fauna and home of over 250 different species of birds, which makes the lake paradise for bird watching. Lake's immediate vicinity is the habitat of the grapevine used to produce famous Montenegrin wine – Vranac. From the small fishing village of Virpazar we take a panoramic boat ride along the lake, which will reveal numerous lake attractions, extraordinary birds, water lilies in bloom, secluded beaches and much more. We then return to Podgorica where you'll stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Kotor Bay

Today we drive across the Montenegrin coastline, where we will get familiar with the four beautiful bays of Montenegro. After one hour of driving from Budva, we will reach the very miniature baroque town of Perast. Explore the charming baroque church and its unique history, exquisite paintings, and tapestries. You'll also walk among 17th and 18th century buildings and observe their extravagant baroque architecture. See a few of the 14 historic churches built during the Baroque Period and learn about the city's storied past.  Then continue to the pearl of Kotor bay, a UNESCO heritage site - Kotor, famous Montenegrin medieval city, surrounded by impressive city walls. Kotor was ruled by Illyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Austro-Hungarians, and Venetians. These conquerors have left many fortunes behind, such as renaissance palaces, baroque towers, and its most monumental testament, the Cathedral of St. Triphoon, protector of Kotor. Afterwards, we return to Budva. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Budva

Enjoy a day off in Budva and explore the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast enjoy some free time until checkout. Transfer to Podgorica Airport. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Private Guided Tour Package Includes:

  • 1x BB at hotel type CentreVille 4* or similar in Podgorica
  • 1x BB at hotel type Bracera 4* or similar in Budva
  • Private transfer Podgorica Airport – hotel in Podgorica
  • Driver/guide throughout driver/guide from day 2 till day 3
  • Private transfer Budva hotel – Podgorica Airport

 

Entrance Fees & Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Bar Old town tax, Bar Olive Tree
  • Skadar National Park tax
  • Skadar Lake Panoramic boat ride
  • Boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Kotor Old town tax

 

Not Included:

  • Luggage handling in hotels not included (if requested, supplement might apply)
  • Baby cots, baby seats not included (if requested, supplement might apply)
  • Any additional entrance fees that are not included in the quotation will be added as supplement
  • Tips for guide/driver/assistants not included
  • Airfare not included
  • Visa (if required) not included; We can provide invitation/confirmation letter for visa application
  • Anything not mentioned in 'Package Includes'

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (km)

Package Information

  • Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Type: Private Guided Tour
  • Departures: January - December 2021 & 2022
  • Cities Visited: Podgorica, Stari Bar (Old Bar), Skadar Lake, Kotor Bay, Perast, Kotor, Budva
  • Price From: $ 702
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