MH Travel Agency organizes English-speaking shared or private tours from Podgorica, Budva, and Kotor to the Ostrog Monastery and the city of Niksic, from the 1st of March to the 1st of December. The tour is not exclusively only for our guests. Anyone can book it, and it is organizedevery Wednesday if the minimum group of 10 passengers is reached. Private tours can depart any day.Look at the overview, highlights, itinerary, video presentation, photo gallery, terms, and conditions of the tour. If you like to take a seat on it you can easily make an online reservation, using the buttonBOOK NOW!
ostrog monastery & niksic TOUR WITH MH TRAVEL agency
DAILY EXCURSIONIN MONTENEGRO...DEPARTURE FROM PODGORICA...HIGHLIGHTS: OSTROG MONASTERY AND THE CITY OF NIKSIC...DURATION: 7-10 HOURS...TICKET PRICE€30.00 (from Podgorica), €35.00 (from Budva), €40.00 (from Kotor)
The popularity of the Ostrog monastery among visitors and pilgrims from all over the world makes that holy place very crowded. Our visit will be in the morning hours when the monastery's complex is quieter, which will make our sightseeing more relaxing and enjoyable. White monastery's walls stuck in the cliff, the impressive view of Bjelopavlica valley, as well as the spirituality of this unique place, will affect you in an emotional way and make the beginning of the day special. The city of Niksic, the second-largest city in Montenegro, is very close to the monastery and lies on several lakes and the beginning of the Durmitor mountain massif. It has a modest city center with the lovely Trebjesa city park and the popular Krupac lake with a beach and promenade. The city is famous for the production of the popular Nikšić beer. By choosing this tour guests will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the fascinating and miraculous energy of the Monastery as well as the relaxing city of Niksic, which is surrounded by beautiful nature. Welcome:)
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour departs from Kotor at 8:00 in the morning, which is the standard time for all our trips. After a maximum of 45 minutes of driving, we will arrive in Budva, where we will pick up guests. We will arrive in Podgorica 60 minutes later, picking up the guests and continuing our journey. If guests take the private tour we will pick up them from their accommodations.
The departure point in Kotor is from the ECO petrol gas station next to the main bus station. The departure point in Budva is from the ECO petrol gas station next to the hotel Slovenska Plaža The departure point in Podgorica is from the INA petrol station next to the entrance of the Big Fashion Shopping Mall.
NOTE:The temperature in the summer season can be very high, above 40 degrees, so pay attention to protect your body with adequate clothes, skin with sun cream, and head with a hat. Always have enough water.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go to Ostrog Monastery and the city of Niksic
OSTROG MONASTERY (MANASTIR OSTROG)
Ostrog Monasteryis one of the biggest attractions in Montenegro, and it is only 45 km away from the capital. It is an Orthodox monastery built in the 17th century and cut into the vertical cliffs of the Ostrog's Greda at 900 meters above sea level. The priest Vasilije Ostroski (Basil of Ostrog) built a monastery with his monks and greatly helped his people, healed the sick, and anticipated the events that would happen, so he was named the miracle man. The witnesses in the past let the testimonials that his miracles continued to happen even after his death. Today, the monastery is not only a sanctuary for Orthodox people but a sanctuary for all the people of the world who come here to pay homage to the relics of St. Basil, seeking a cure for the soul and the body.
He died in 1671, and after 7 years (1678) he has proclaimed a Saint (St. Basil of Ostrog) because of his faith, immaculate life, goodness, and helping the people. His body is carefully guarded in the cave church, which is dedicated to the Presentation of the Mother of God. The annual celebration of St. Basil is on the 12th of May, which is also the "Slava" of the city of Nikisc. Niksic also has the biggest public church dedicated to St. Basil in Montenegro.
The monastery complex consists of the lower and upper monasteries. We will visit the upper monastery where are two churches: The presentation of Mother of God with St. Basil's coffin, and the church of the Holy Cross decorated by famous fresco painters in the 17th century. They also partially painted the rocks of Ostrog mountain. The complex has also a dormitory, souvenir shop, confessional rooms, and other monastery rooms for monks and visitors.
After visiting the upper monastery, we will visit the lower monastery which was built in the 19th century. The lower complex makes up the church of the Holy Trinity, a monastery, and a religious school founded in the 18th century. Today, liturgies are here held regularly, as baptisms and weddings too. From the Upper to Lower Monastery is 5 km of distance by the main road but the track through the forest is a pilgrims' route and can be crossed in about 25 minutes.
Half an hour's drive from Ostrog Monastery is the city of Niksic. It is the largest industrial city in Montenegro thanks to the factories of iron and steel as well as bauxite mines, but it is certainly more famous thanks to the production of the popular Niksic beer. One of the most beautiful natural places near the city center (5 km away) is a very popular Krupac Lake which has been nicknamed the Niksic Sea because it has promenades, beaches, restaurants, and numerous activities on the beach and water sports. In the case of summer heat, we can spend a lunch break on this lake, where guests can take a swim.
There are many places worth seeing in the center of Niksic: the Central Square of Liberty, the Royal Palace of King Nikola I Petrović Njegos containing the museum, and the Church of St. Basil of Ostrog, which was built in the 19th century. Near the center, there is an old Turkish city wall and Hadji-Smajil's mosque. The beautiful forest park called Trebjesa is about ten minutes and a moderate walk away from the center with restaurants where guests can have lunch. Salt Lake, which is 6 km from Niksic, is an attraction that we can not visit because unlike Lake Krupac this lake has no proper access road. After a visit to Niksic, we go back to Podgorica, Budva, and Kotor.
The tour is organized by middle-class air-conditioned cars or minibusses. The price of the private tour is per car, not per person. The maximum number of guests in the car is 4. The private tour from Podgorica costs 120 euros, from Budva costs 140 euros, and from Kotor is 160 euros. Private tours can depart any day.
We give a discount for groups of more than 10 people.
Licensed tour guide in the English language.
THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
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 or Podgorica, can easily do that, in the case that we will have guests from all 3 cities on the tour. There is no luggage fee.
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BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Tour tickets can be bought online via the BOOK NOW! option or directly at the reception of Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva (address: Vuka Karadzica 12, located in the old town of Budva GPS Latitude 42,278238 Longitude 18,837430). and Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor (address: Stari Grad 333, located in the old town of Kotor GPS Latitude 42,424562 Longitude 18,771051). The last online booking can be made until 21:00 (9 pm) the day before departure. After that time, the ticket can only be purchased at the hostel's reception until 22:00 (10 pm) the day before departure.Guests who stay in Podgorica can book only online.
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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2. CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS BY CLIENT
If the client wants to cancel the reservation, the client must submit the request in written form by e-mail.
Online purchased tour tickets are possible to cancel free of charge up to 7 days before departure, only in the case that the transfer is still not confirmed and the money funds are only authorized, not fully charged.
If the minimum group is reached after the booking, when the customer automatically gets the online ticket and the ticket is fully charged, then the cancelation is not 100% free of charge. The cancelation fee costs 10% of the card ticket and 90% of the ticket amount will return to the customer's card. This cancelation is possible to do any time from the moment of booking up to 7 days before departure.
For a cancellation occurring from 7 to 0 days before the start of using the reserved service, MH Travel charges 100% of the total price of the tour ticket booked.
3. AGENCY’S OBLIGATIONS
MH Travel is responsible for the execution of services and selection of the service providers. and concerns about the rights and interests of the client in accordance with good practices in tourism. MH Travel is responsible for assure that the client receives all the services he/she has booked and is therefore liable to the client for a possible non-provision of the services or a part of the services the client paid for. MH Travel is not responsible if the non-provision of the service is due to a case of force majeure in the client's country or in the country where the service is to be provided (war, riots, strikes, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, official authority interventions, etc.). MH Travel has the right to cancel the transfer in the very case of unpredictable situations, which cannot be controlled by an agency (earthquakes, floods, closing borders, etc). In that case, we will refund the full amount of the tour tickets to the guests.
Ostrog Monastery and Niksic tour has to have a minimum number of passengers (10 in total) to be organized. The agency charges booking amounts for transfers, tours, and activities ONLY after the minimum number of passengers is reached and the transfer, tour, or activity is confirmed by e-mail. Agency has the right to cancel transfer, tour, and activity up to 720 minutes (12 hours) before departure if the minimum of participants is not reached.
This cancellation is free of charge.
5. TRAVEL INSURANCE The cost of the trip does not include the travel insurance 'package': insurance against accidents and illnesses that may occur during the trip, damage or loss of luggage, or voluntary health insurance. When confirming the reservation online, the Traveler has to accept these General Terms and Conditions by selecting a payment method and completing the reservation confirmation process. The same applies to reservations confirmed and completed via e-mail. Should the Traveler request additional insurance, arrangements can be made directly with the insurance company or at MH Travel itself wherein the Agency acts only as a mediator.
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7. ARBITRATION If the guest is not satisfied with the solution offered by the agency he/she has a right to take the issue to the court jurisdiction of Podgorica.
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