MH Travel Agency organizes English-speaking tours, especially for a small number of guests (from 2 up to 20), and private tailor-made itineraries. Every guest in Montenegro, no matter where is accommodated (hotel, hostel, guest house, private apartment, cruise ship, campsite, luxury resort, etc) can participate in our tours. Look at the overview, highlights, itinerary, video presentation, photo gallery, terms, and conditions of the tour. If you like to take a seat on our tour you can easily make an online reservation, using the button BOOK NOW!
SOUTH MONTENEGRO TOUR WITH MH TRAVEL AGENCY
If you want to explore the South of Montenegro and its coast, you should be prepared for a lot of surprises and differences, from the landscape and beaches, culture and historical heritage up to the traditional living and cuisine. This tour is an ideal offer for guests staying in very touristy and popular places like Budva or Kotor, where the undiscovered part of the southern Montenegrin coast is a pure delicacy for researchers and travel enthusiasts.
Guests will be able to see a spectacular sandy grand beach of 14 km, the largest olive grove in Montenegro named Valdanos, as well as the cities of Bar and Ulcinj. The itinerary of the tour is easy going and that makes it so popular. Morning in the sunny Bar, early afternoon in Ulcinj, and sunset on the Grand Beach make that you will spend another unforgettable day in Montenegro. Welcome!
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour starts at 8:00 am close to the old town of Kotor. The next pick-up is in the city of Budva close to the old town. From Kotor to Budva is only a 25 km distance. In the off-season, we need 25 minutes of the ride between the cities, but in very high season we need 45 minutes which is written in our itinerary. If guests take the private tour we will pick up them from their accommodations. Also, if guests stay in some accommodation close to our route (for example guests from Petrovac), we can pick them up on the main road. Pick-up location can be flexible sometimes if suits guest better than the standard one.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go to the Port of Bar, the Church of St. Jovan Vladimir in Bar, the old town of Bar, Mosque Selimija in Bar, The Old Olive Tree, Valdanos, The Old Town of Ulcinj, and the Grand Beach in Ulcinj.
CITY OF BAR
After a couple of minutes of driving from Budva, we will make a photo-stop above the island of Sv. Stefan, well known as a pearl of the Montenegrin coast, and then we will continue along the coastline enjoying the view of beautiful beaches and places that belong to the Municipality of Budva, such as Rezevici and Petrovac. After an hour's drive, we will reach the city of Bar, which has the largest port and marina in Montenegro. We will see a beautiful promenade with its beach and where former King Nikola's summer mansion is located. The port of Bar is not overloaded with large cargo, ferry or cruise ships. Many restaurants and bars on the beach give a special charm to the port and make it very touristy.
Ulcinj is the southernmost town on the Montenegrin coast with distinctive oriental tastes and feelings, partly due to the long Ottoman presence (from 1571 to 1878), and more due to the fact that this is the only coastal town with a majority of Muslim Albanians. Albanian's language is the first language here, and most of the signs are bilingual. The old town of Ulcinj is located on top of a cliff above the sea near the Small Beach.
The town was captured by Uluz-Ali, an Algerian pirate in 1580. His rule began a period of more than a century in which Ulcinj was the dreaded seat of pirates, who with their light vessels attacked Venetian, Christian, and Turkish ships in the Adriatic. The pirates were known far and wide, acquired vast wealth in valuables especially from slave trading.
It is speculated that the famed Spanish writer Cervantes was sold as a slave to Algerians in Ulcinj when he fell captive. This era was ended in 1737 after the Sultan banned corsairs in the Adriatic and destroyed their fleet. That pirate's image is still very popular in Ulcinj and gives him a special charm. We will visit the old town for up to an hour and then we will go to the Grand beach for a deserved lunch-break.
GRAND BEACH (VELIKA PLAŽA)
The road to the beach leads across the Milena Canal (named after King Nikola’s wife) leading to the vast Ulcinj saltpans. Guests can see kalimere, traditional fishing devices with the net on the ends of the long poles designed to catch fish. From this point, the long Great Beach (Velika plaža) stretches, with a length of 14 km of fine gray sand as the largest beach in Montenegro. This is the ideal place for a first-class experience at the end of this tour. Guests can enjoy the extraordinary dishes, especially fish because restaurants often have equally represented sea fish as well as fish from Lake Skadar as well as fish from Bojana River (the southernmost river in Montenegro).
Guests who do not want to have lunch can enjoy swimming in the sea or simply sunbathe while enjoying the sound of the waves. So relaxed and full of new experiences, we will return to Budva and Kotor.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE SOUTH MONTENEGRO TOUR
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 23:00 (11 pm) the day before departure.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF TOUR CONDITIONS
Tour is organized by air-conditioned cars, minivans, or minibusses.
Licensed tour guide in the English language.
PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
Entrance fee for Old Town Bar of 3 euro
Entrance fee for Old Olive Tree of 1 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.
All vehicles are detailed clean and have sanitizers. Drivers and passengers should wear facial masks all the time in the vehicle during the tour.
NOTE: The information above is only relevant for the 2021 season, which has been hit by an epidemic of covid-19. Every future year we will update new conditions adapted to the current situation until we come out of the pandemic and start living normally as before it.
For COVID-19 info in Montenegro click HERE
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team