Due to your 6 day vacation, you will be able to see some breathtaking towns and views. You will see wild nature of Montenegro have some adventure experience and old buildings which have survived a lot of centuries but still welcomed all its visitors.
As an example, we have taken Tivat Airport as the starting point for this vacation proposal.
Officially, our tour begins with a ride from Tivat to Zabljak along with small-town Risan, then Niksic and Savnik where you will be able to see incredible nature.
Zabljak is a small town on the highest altitude of Balkan Penninsula. It is located at the altitude of 1456m right in the heart of Durmitor mountain and in the middle of Durmitor National Park.
As we will arrive here late at night we won’t have activities.
Overnight at a hotel.
After breakfast, we are going to Black Lake – a symbol of the mountain Durmitor
Durmitor is the largest National Park in Montenegro, declared as the National park in 1952, and since 1980 is on the UNESCO list of the world natural and cultural heritage.
Black Lake is only one of many lakes in this National park. The lake is well known as „mountain eyes of Montenegro“. The lakes are connected by a narrow strait that dries up during the summer, creating two separate bodies of water. Untouched nature that is unique in every way, leaves nobody indifferent. This is the place for walking around the lake through nature and spent some time with yourself or with your dear friends and family. Walking trail is waiting for you.
After a while, we will continue our adventure to Canyon Tara.
Tara river, the deepest canyon in Europe, will introduce unspoiled nature and a masterpiece of bridge building – grandiose bridge Djurdjevica Tara, perched on a canyon over 150 feet deep, which offers a unique view of the Tara River Canyon and leaves no one indifferent.
During WWII a part of the bridge was destroyed to slow the progress of the invaders. The bridge was reconstructed and re-operational in 1946.
Note: We are suggesting you a zip-line as the additional activity. This is a great opportunity to encounter the world’s second deepest canyon with Montenegro’s longest and best zip line.
We continue our drive to the place you won’t forget, National Park Biogradska Gora.
This is one of the last three virgin forests in Europe, and if we take a step further deeper into the depths of the mountain, we will find the most beautiful, the emerald colors of the beautiful Biograd Lake. In the clear lake water, all the beauty of the ancient forest is reflected, giving a blue-green color to almost transparent water, especially on the northern part of the coast, which is also called the Capricorn side. This scene of nature will state you that you want to be trapped in the harmony of this nature.
Overnight at hotel in Kolasin.
The third day is planned for jeep safari at mountain Bjelasica.
Bjelasica is one of the most beautiful Montenegrin mountains, known as the mountain “midst” pastures and cold springs. A large number of mountain lakes, rivers and streams is an excellent opportunity for exploring the beauty Bjelasica.
We will guide you with jeeps through green pastures, near the mountain homes and we can meet familiar with the customs and lifestyle of the people who live here.
During few hours stay in the mountains, varying heights of 1800 to 2100 meters above sea level, with the tops who we will win, “shooting” an unforgettable view of the high mountains, glacier lakes, here known as the “eyes of the Mountain.”
Overnight in hotel in Kolasin.
From Kolasin, the road will lead us to Virpazar along Canyon Moraca.
Moraca River is considered as one of the symbols of Podgorica, and it is the biggest river that flows through the city. It is featured on some flags and country symbols. Generally, the river flows southwards for some 113 km (70 mi), before entering into Lake Skadar.
Virpazar is today a small town on the shores of the lake, but once it was of strategic significance that even the Turks built a fortress above the city that was used by occupiers in the WWI as a prison for the Montenegrin population.
Today this small town is the most popular tourist town on the coast of the National Park and the place from where we start the lake boat cruising.
Lake Skadar has been a protected National Park since 1983, and in 2011 was formally nominated for UNESCO heritage status.
With the surface of 370-540m2 Skadar lake is the largest lake in the Balkans peninsula.
The lake is a birder’s paradise, with more than 260 different species including the rare Dalmatian pelican. This lake is the last habitat for this kind of pelicans in Europe.
On the road to Budva, you will be able to see the island St Stefan – luxurious resort that once used to be a small fishing village, first mentioned in the middle of the 15th century. You will love it.
Overnight in hotel.
We start this day with a short drive to Kotor.
Kotor old town is a medieval town with a history dating from over 1000 years B.C.
This town is well known as a maze town because of intertwined streets and small squares with interesting names and stories through the town.
Since 1979 the Kotor old town is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List which guarantees you will really enjoy one of the unique towns in the world.
Walking in the old town of Kotor includes visiting:
- Clock Tower
- The Square of Arms
- The short guided tour of the St. Tryphon Cathedral
- Flour Square with palaces Pima and Buca
- The Bokeelia Navy Square with Karampana
- The Blessed Ozana church
- The St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches
- Northern Gate with Skurda River
After visiting Kotor town we’re going to the Perast.
This little town of Perast is situated at the foot of St. Elijah Hill, opposite the narrow Verige strait, where the innermost bays of Risan and Kotor converge. This easternmost shore of Montenegro was the earliest inhabited area in the Boka-bay. Throughout the centuries, many empires battled for control of Perast but this town also reached its peak in the 18th century under the Venetian Republic.
Right in front of the town, there are two beautiful islets: St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks, each with a picturesque chapel.
As an only artificially island in the Adriatic Sea, the island of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela) is the star of this place. According to a legend, the island was made over the centuries by local sailors who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and Child on the reef in the sea in 15 century.
The island has been built for over 100 years, as well as the church on it… In addition to many highly valued content, this church contains the largest collection of votive plates in the world, which count over 2000 and the oldest votive plate dates back to 1624.
In the near vicinity of the Gospa od Skrpjela, the island which people ascended from the sea, lies Saint George Island (Sveti Djordje), the island of completely different nature and destiny. Surrounded by rocky walls and hidden by high cypress canopy, this island seems to hide a secret and does not allow curious eyes to disturb its rather uncanny peace…
After visiting Perast town we’re going to Porto Montenegro.
Porto Montenegro represents one of the most desirable marinas on the Adriatic. The complex has a marina, residences, a 5-star Regent Porto Montegero Hotel, a collection of maritime heritage with valuable museum exhibits, located in the reconstructed building of the former Austro-Hungarian chalet, the Jaz Club, the Knightsbridge School International Montenegro International School.
Driving back to Budva we will have lookout over the Jaz beach.
Overnight at the hotel.
Last day of this adventure will start with a scenic drive from Budva to Old Royal Capital of Montenegro.
Driving to Cetinje is approximately 40 minutes long, and belongs to a panoramic drive. The road leads to the interior of Montenegro. With a gazebo from the village Brajici through which the road passes is a magnificent view of Budva and Budva Riviera.
As we drive that way, during this tour, it can happen to see paragliders who use Brajici springboard/airfield with its 850meters altitude. Pause in the lookouts will take away more 5 minutes of our time.
Cetinje is known as the historical and cultural capital of Montenegro, and three buildings for which the city is most recognizable are Cetinje Monastery from 17 century, Njegoševa Biljarda (Billiard House) and the small church built for Royal family needs in 19 century.
Billiard House, the former residence of Petar II Petrovic Njegoš was built in 1838, is a place where a visitor can properly feel the time, circumstances and conditions in which the great Montenegrin secular and spiritual leader, poet, and philosopher, made his most important works.
Petar II Petrović Njegoš was a Prince-Bishop of Montenegro and the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan of Cetinje, a philosopher, and poet, whose work is considered responsible for the modernization of Montenegro. His most famous work ‘’Gorski Vijenac” (“The Mountain Wreath”) in Vienna was rated as “the ingenious creator of the manuscript”.
After exploring the town we drive up to the mountain and climb the many steps to the top of Mount Lovćen. The climb is not easy but the more you go up the more breathtaking the view is and once you reach the top you will feel invincible. Along the way, your guide will tell you the story of the ruler of Montenegro Petar II Petrović Njegoš who is buried on the top of the mountain in a magnificent mausoleum.
We continue our trip to Njegusi village.
Njegusi is the village near Cetinje and it’s crucial for the history of Montenegro and strongly attached to Cetinje. In the village, there is a house of Bishop Petar Petrovic Njegoš.
About the historical importance of Njegusi to Montenegro, we could write for hours and it is not easy even to describe the magnificent view and the beauty of nature to modern tourists. This is a place you simply have to see, to experience, to taste.
The road to Njegusi was the only link with Cetinje and Kotor and with all Montenegrin coast. The road constantly rises and reaches an altitude of 1000 m height that provides fantastic views from this road to the “Bride of the Adriatic”. The view is hard to describe in words. Each serpentine, and there are 25 of them, presents a spectacular view of the breathtaking Boka Kotorska Bay.
During the trip, along with the way, there is also a restaurant which offers traditional food, brandy and wine. All are homemade and tasty. We will organize a snack/lunch stop here.
While coming down and nearing the end of our ride we will stop once at Trojica hill to take photos.
Overnight at the hotel.