Montenegro: Jewel of the Balkans

Upcoming Tour Date:

  • 21 September–28 September 2020 – Just added
8 days
from £1,799 pp
Tour code: AGT1130

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    Upcoming Tour Date:

    • 21 September–28 September 2020 – Just added
    8 days
    from £1,799 pp
    Tour code: AGT1130

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      Tour Code AGT1130
      Max Group Size 26
      Single Supplement £150
      Start/End Point Tivat / Tivat
      Tour Manager TBC

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      Would you prefer to fly from your local airport or spend a few days at the end of your tour on the beach? We are happy to help you arrange any additional requirements you may have from airport parking and hotels to pre and post tour hotel stays. Whilst the majority of our tours use group flights from London airports it is often possible to offer regional departures or connections – give us a call on 01425 480600 and let us help make your trip as comfortable as possible.

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      With breath-taking scenery and a rich cultural heritage, Montenegro still has that genuine ‘off the beaten track’ feeling and is just waiting to be explored.

      You will often see Montenegro mentioned in lists of the ‘in’ destinations and “must see before you die”, and there is a reason for this — Montenegro is simply a stunning country oozing with breath-taking scenery, a rich historical and cultural past, a fantastic climate, and the warmest of welcomes. Now is the time to visit this captivating country before it heads into the inevitable mass tourism market like so many of its better-known neighbours.

      This meticulously planned tour will bring you the very best that Montenegro has to offer, from the beautiful Adriatic coastline and the traditional mountaintop villages to the picture perfect bay and town at Kotor and Lake Skadar.

      Words from Your Tour Coordinator…

      “Having operated this tour successfully for a number of years now, we have opted to re-vamp our Montenegro itinerary for 2020. Now eight days instead of twelve, this program still visits the breath-taking highlights of our previous tour but in a more efficient order, and we’ve even included an overnight in Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica.

      Previously, our program has incorporated a two-night stay in neighbouring Dubrovnik, but we have opted to focus on the real highlights of this lesser-visited Balkans jewel. New for 2020 is an excursion to Ostrog Monastery, the most popular pilgrimage site in Montenegro. A monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church that is situated against an almost vertical cliff face, it retains two 17th century cave-churches that survived a devastating fire. As ever, our tour incorporates some of the region’s most delicious authentic food and wine, with meals taken in local eateries wherever possible, and includes excursions to some of Montenegro’s most extraordinary national parks and picturesque towns. We’ve really homed in on what has made this tour so popular, and we can’t wait to invite you to see for yourself.”

      Ellie Spawton

      Highlights

      • Visit the miraculous Ostrog Monastery, set into a vertical rock face
      • See the old capital of Cetinje and Lovcen National Park
      • Take a boat ride to Virpazar and see the Monastery of Brceli
      • Explore the old towns of Kotor and Perast
      • Experience the mountainous interior and the National Park of Durmitor

      What’s Included

      • Return flights from London Gatwick to Tivat
      • Seven nights in good standard accommodation
      • Daily breakfast, six lunches and four evening meals
      • All excursions, entrance fees and tips
      • All overseas transport and English-speaking guides
      • Services of a Prestige Holidays Tour Manager

      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Arrival (D)

      On arrival in Tivat, transfer to Budva. Check in and spend time at leisure before a short orientation tour around the old town. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner in a local restaurant.

      Overnight: Budva

      Day 2 - Cetinje / Lovcen National Park / Njegusi (B, L)

      Depart to Montenegro’s former capital, Cetinje, and enjoy a guided walk around its streets to take in its rich cultural and historical past — including a visit to the Palace of King Nikola.

      Transfer to Lovcen National Park for lunch and a short walk before continuing to the small village of Njegusi, the birthplace of the Petrovic dynasty who ruled Montenegro from 1696 – 1918. Sample locally produced cheese, smoked ham and honey wine.

      Overnight: Budva

      Day 3 - Kotor / Perast (B, L)

      Transfer to the Bay of Boka, stopping en route at Kotor. Explore the medieval old town, the cathedral and the maritime museum before taking a boat across to the rather unusual Islet Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks).

      Visit the lakeside town of Perast for lunch.

      Overnight: Budva

      Day 4 - Lake Skadar / Virpazar (B, L)

      Transfer to Lake Skadar and explore the town of Rijeka Crnojevico on the lake’s north-western shore, downstream from the picturesque serpentine loop of the Crnojevic River.

      Take a boat ride to Virpazar and travel inland to see the Brceli Monastery and visit the local wine cellar at Kopitovic for lunch.

      Overnight: Budva

      Day 5 - Kolasin / Biogradska Gora National Park (B, L, D)

      Bid farewell to Budva and transfer to Montenegro’s mountainous interior.

      After checking in to your hotel in the small town of Kolasin, take a short drive to the National Park Biogradska Gora for lunch and a gentle walk around Biogradsko Lake.

      Overnight: Kolasin

      Day 6 - Durmitor National Park (B, L, D)

      Spend a full day in Durmitor National Park, which has some of the most stunning scenery in the Balkans. On arrival, stop at Djurdjevica Tara for a view into one of the deepest canyons in the world before a short walk to see the Crno Jezero (Black Lake) and some of the highest villages in the Balkans.

      Drive down the Susica Canyon, which divides Piva Mountain and Durmitor and is famous for its large population of brown bears. There will be photo stops and visits to local villages along the way. After lunch at a local restaurant in Trsa, continue across the Pivska Mountain and see three more glacial lakes before arriving into Zabljak, where we pick up our transfer back to the hotel.

      Overnight: Kolashin

      Day 7 - Podgorica / Ostrog Monastery (B, L, D)

      Transfer to Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica. Check in to our final hotel before lunch, followed by a visit to the miraculous Ostrog Monastery, carved into a vertical rockface. Tonight, there is a special farewell meal.

      Overnight: Podgorica

      Day 8 - Departure (B)

      Transfer to the airport for departure.

      Prestige Holidays’ booking conditions apply. Price is based on twin/double occupancy. Single rooms are on request at a supplement of £150— subject to availability. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. Hotels are subject to change and a hotel of similar standard in the overnight locations may be provided. Flight times are provisional and subject to change due to airline schedules.

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