ABOUT BIG MONTENEGRO TOUR
Big Montenegro Tour was created in 2008 for our travelers and since then it has been MH Travel Agency's most valuable brand,which we are very proud of.
Thousands of people took this tour in the last 10 years, and thousands of photos and impressions are spread out all over the World, confirming how beautiful Montenegro is. If you are interested in taking this tour read carefully the itinerary of the tour, see the video presentation, read about places we will visit, learn more about conditions and terms, and we are pretty sure that you will be taking a seat on the tour.
The tour starts at 8 o’clock in the morning from Kotor, which avoids the great traffic jam caused by the disembarkation of guests from numerous cruisers. After a 45 minute (maximum) drive we arrive to Budva where we take guests from that city and continue to Sveti Stefan where we make a 10 minute photo stop. The most beautiful pictures of St. Stefan you can take are the morning so we will be at the right time in the right place. After this short photo-stop we continue to the right-hand side of the attractive Budvanska Riviera so you will be able to see the beautiful Budva panorama and places Rezevici, Petrovac and Buljarica.
Right after leaving Budvanska Rivijera, we will continue the road towards Skadar Lake using the longest tunnel in Montenegro called Sozina (about 5 km long). Only in case of big summer jams we will go the altrenative road through the mountain Paštrovska Gora, but nevertheless in Virpazar we will arrive accordingly to the itinerary time.
Virpazar is the most famous little town on the Lake of Skadar and it is very popular among tourists from all over the world. We'll take an hour and a half break here. Guests who want to have breakfast can do it in several extraordinary traditional restaurants. After breakfast they can take a walk to the 15th century Besac fortress and photograph the lake panorama, they can shop in the famous green market where only organic food is sold from nearby villages (fruits, vegetables, cheese , dried meat, honey, brandy, liqueurs and wine), and can take a boat ride.
We highly recommend an hour long boat ride, because guests can see the Albanian side of the lake with the town of Skhoder, then the 18th-century Lesendro fortress, the bird sanctuary and several islands on the lake, almost 50 times the lake has.
Skadar Lake is the largest lake in the Balkans, 60% of the lake belongs to Montenegro and 40% is Albanian. Since 1983 it has been declared a national park. There are over 250 bird species on Skadar Lake including pelican and flamingos. Boats and tourist boats on Skadar Lake are not very fast, so with a good camera you can make excellent bird pictures, especially when you're passing the bird sanctuary silently at minimum speed.
After visiting Virpazar, we go to the old road to Rijeka Crnojevića and the famous gazebo from which there is a breathtaking view of the delta of the river. In this 25 km way, you will see the traditional villages in the lake surroundings where people still live and work as farmers.
That's why we made a beautiful circle around the larger part of the lake, and the experience of the Lake of Skadar was maximized. After the photo stop on the River Crnojević, we are heading towards Cetinje, the royal capital of Montenegro. Cetinje is not a big city thats why the most important historical core can be visited in 40 minutes. After that, guests are left with enough time for lunch.
We will leave Cetinje around 3 pm and with less than an hour through the National Park Lovćen, we will reach the second largest peak (Jezerski Vrh) of 1660 meters where the famous mausoleum of Peter II Petrović Njegoš is located.
In the following hours there will be no crowds on the Mausoleum, that's why you'll be able to enjoy the view and make impressive photos of the panorama. After visiting the Mausoleum, the busiest and best part of the tour comes.
Fantastic descent to Kotor (25-way serpentine route) where you will get an impressive view of the Bay of Kotor. We will make a photo stop on the lookout and enjoy a beautiful view, one of the most beautiful in the world.
The road will not be burdened with traffic, and the magnificent nature of the bay, will turn the end of this tour into absolute enjoyment.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Tour ticket can be bought on-line via BOOK NOW! option, or directly at the reception of Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva (address: Vuka Karadzica 12, next to cafe Greco, located in the old town of Budva). and Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor (address: Stari Grad 333, next to the restaurant Regina del Gusto located in the old town of Kotor).
The last on-line booking is possible to make up to 21:00 (9 pm) the day before departure. After that time ticket can be bought only at the reception of Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva or Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor.
Receptions are open from 8 am till midnight. Guests can purchase the tour ticket at the reception of the hostel up to 23:00 the day before departure.
Purchasing ticket directly in the mini-bus is not possible.
Tour is organized by air conditioned cars, minivans or minibuses.
Licensed tour guide on English language.
Price doesn't include
Entrance fee for Njegos's Mausoleum of 3 euro (this is not obligatory)
Boat ride includes entrance fee of Skadar Lake National Park costs 10 euro (this is not obligatory).
City tax in Cetinje of 1 euro
Standard breakfast costs from 5 till 7 euro
Standard lunch costs from 8 till 12 euro
Guests can use their own food and drink (breakfast and lunch are not mandatory).
NOTE: Guests who want to bring their luggage on the tour and finish the tour in another city ( Kotor or Budva) can easily do that. There is no luggage fee.
Before you decide to purchase the tour ticket check our itinerary and terms and conditions.
Hope you will enjoy on our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team