Secret Balkans

Discover the hidden gems of picturesque Montenegro - travelling from Tivat to Petrovac, exploring spectacular lakes and medieval towns along the way

For a small country, Montenegro is home to some of the Adriatic’s most picturesque scenery. It boasts sapphire-blue waters leading into coastal fjords, and medieval towns with elegant palazzos reminiscent of Venice.

Montenegro is often considered a new country, however since the split of the Roman empire, the country has been influenced by various people from the Ottomans, the Austro-Hungarians to the Soviets and its history is closely intertwined with its Balkan neighbours. Its architecture is a mixture of many influences, from Roman and Venetian to Ottoman and modern times.

The UNESCO site of Bay of Kotor is the most southerly fjord in Europe and unique in the Mediterranean. The country is home to five national parks and Europe’s last virgin forest within Biogradska Gora National Park.

Key Features

Cultural & Countryside Tour

Jules Verne Sightseeing

Improved Itinerary

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Local Expert Guide

Central Hotels

Special Events

Local Food Tasting

Visit to a small family winery and taste the Montenegrin red wine together with local prosciutto, cheese, olive oil and honey.

Day 1 Fly from London Gatwick to Tivat for two nights at the 4-star Hotel Pine. Drive to Kotor for a walking tour of its old town including a visit to St. Tryphon Cathedral. Cruise of the bay to our Lady of the Rocks islet and visit the Roman Catholic church. Continue to Perast for a tour of the Baroque town.

Day 2 Visit the old royal capital of Montenegro – Cetinje including King Nikola’s Museum followed by Njegusi the birthplace of famous ruler Petar II. Taste locally produced prosciutto and cheese. Enjoy the spectacular view of Boka Bay along the old Austrian road down to Kotor. (B)

Day 3 Travel via Nikšic, Montenegro’s second-biggest city to Ostrog Monastery and Durmitor National Park. Visit the pearl of the park the glacial Black Lake. Continue to Žabljak for overnight at the 3-star Hotel Polar Star. (B, D) 

Day 4 Travel along the stunning Tara Canyon to Djurdjevica Tara Bridge for great views to the canyon. Continue to Biogradska Gora National Park for a walk around Biogradsko Lake. Visit the 13th-century Moraca Monastery, known for its frescoes. Continue to Petrovac for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Riva. (B)

Day 5 Day at leisure in Petrovac. (B)

Day 6 Optional excursion to Ulcinj, the southernmost town of former Yugoslavia, to explore the old town. Continue to Bar for an olive oil tasting and a visit to the ruins of Stari Bar which is nestled on the slopes of Rumija mountain (£65). (B)

Day 7 Boat cruise on Lake Skadar, the largest lake in the Balkans to Rijeka Crnojevica. Wine and honey tasting at a small farm. (B)

Day 8 Transfer to Tivat airport for return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

This is a full itinerary with many visits on foot including some uneven surfaces and inclines.

2023

Mondays
per person in a twin/double room
easyJet from London Gatwick

Date Price
May 15 £1495
September 25 £1525

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £240

Accommodation Upgrades

Hotel Monte Casa - Petrovac
Sea view £80
Sea view single £160

Optional Excursions

Olive oil tasting and a visit to the ruins of Stari Bar £65

Extension Options

Extension - Petrovac
Hotel Monte Casa - 3 nights £315
Single supplement £140
Sea view upgrade £60
Sea view single £260

Extra nights - Tivat
Hotel Pine (per night) £75
Single supplement £45

Tour Only

Save £225 
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £35

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, overseas departure taxes, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory changes introduced after publication.

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