Excursions are designed for both local and foreign visitors, who are interested in seeing some of the most beautiful places Montenegro has to offer. The departure times and length of the tours can be booked in advance for any time. In addition to the tours listed below, we can help you create your own and see the places you have always dreamed of.
- SKADAR LAKE – RIJEKA CRNOJEVIĆA – OLD TOWN BAR
- ADA BOJANA – ULCINJ
- CETINJE – LIPA CAVE
- OSTROG MONASTERY
- ZABLJAK – BLACK LAKE
- NATIONAL PARK DURMITOR
- NATIONAL PARK PARK BIOGRADSKA GORA - KOLAŠIN
- TARA CANYON
- PIVA CANYON – PIVA LAKE
Jaz is located close to the town of Budva. In the summer Jaz is the host of SeaDance, one of the most popular music festivals in the region and a sister festival to EXIT. Some of the world famous artists performed on its stages, such as Jamiroquoi, Stereo MC’s. Hurts, Skilex. The Lonely Planet listed Jaz as #1 on the top 10 list of european beaches.
Budva, the Queen of the Mediterranean, with its 2000 year old history, is now the city of theatre and festivals, a fashionable summer destination and a unique pearl on the Adriatic coast. With its rich heritage, the Old town, numerous monasteries, churches and forts, as well as beautiful sand beaches, it is clear why Budva is named the “Metropolis of tourism” of Montenegro.
This unique “Island Hotel” connected to mainland by a narrow strip of manmade sandbar, will delight you with its sophistication and surprise you with its interesting past. The island, now a luxury resort, was build by the merchants and fishermen in the 15th century. In the 1960s and 1970s, it served as a secret vacation spot for many Hollywood stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Kirk Douglas. Charm of this island lies in its narrow cobbled streets, oleander trees and hundred year old olive groves bathing in the warm glow of the mediterranean.
149 km long, and reaching depth of 1300m in some places, it is the second largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon, as well as the deepest river valley in Europe. The surrounding rainforests of light green deciduous trees and dark green conifers of the Tara canyon were declared Unesco World Heritage Site in 1980. Current research shows that there are more than 80 known caves that have been little explored so far, however, in some caves there is evidence of prehistoric cultural deposits. The river Tara is so clear, graded “A” for clarity for the entire length of the river, a rarity in the world, and not surprisingly nicknamed “Tears of Europe”. The beauty of the tributaries, waterfalls and other breathtaking natural phenomena, follows the river every step of the way. Biodiversity of the fauna and flora, of which many are rare species, will amaze you. Tara canyon is ideal for thrill seekers, class III and IV on the white water rafting scale, making it one of the most popular rivers in the world. The river is navigable by rafts for almost 100km and water temperatures range from 7-8°C to 11-12°C in the summer months.
The symbol of Tara canyon and a masterpiece in engineering is the bridge at Djurdjevića Tara. Build in 1940, it was, at the time, the highest road bridge made of reinforced concrete in Europe and one of the highest and most beautiful road bridges in the world. 365 meters long, it majestically rises 150 m above the river. During World War II it was destroyed to prevent enemy advancement into Montenegro. After the war, the bridge was rebuild and reopened in 1946. For the more adventurous visitors, bungee jumping and zip lining are on offer at the bridge.
Old town Ulcinj exudes the spirit of Orient. At 2km from the new city centre, at first glance resembles many other medieval towns on the Montenegrin coast. It is surrounded by impressive stone walls and fortifications, comprised of the citadel, more commonly known as the Upper Town, and the military fortress, as well as the residential area in the western part of the fort complex. It is believed that the town was first build by the Greeks in the 5th and 6th centuries BC. According to legend, famous Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was imprisoned here at the end of 16th century. Some researchers believe that Dulcinea del Toboso, from Don Quixote was based on a woman from Ulcinj, and that the roman name for the town, Dulcigno, was inspired by the character. Ulcinj pirates were famous in the resale of African slaves bought and sold at markets and captured from slave ships. Must-see places are 14th century Balšića Tower, Palata Venezia and the Slave Market.
Ada Bojana is an uninhabited ait on the river Bojana located at the delta to the Adriatic sea. The beauty of this location, the whole Ulcinj riviera, Velika Plaža (the Great Beach) and Štoj, make it a very attractive tourist destination. In the 1970s, a nudist hotel complex and beach were built on Ada Bojana, adding to its popularity. Velika Plaža stretches 13 km towards the Albanian border, with numerous beach bars incorporated into the natural surroundings. In the world of water sports, Velika Plaža is becoming more prominent; it is known as one of the best destinations for kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Ostrog Monastery is the biggest pilgrimage site in Montenegro, visited by followers of many faiths from all parts of the world. It is situated on a vertical cliff at 900m, half way between Podgorica and Nikšić. It was founded by metropolitan bishop Vasilije in the 17th century, who is enshrined in the cave church of the Upper monastery. In the place where he died, a grape vine sprouted from the rocks, to this day bearing rich, sweet fruit, despite the lack of natural conditions for growth, and it is believed to have healing powers. There are many records of miracles of the Ostrog Monastery, as well as witness testimonies of numerous healed believers.
National Park Lovcen
What Mount Olympus is to Greeks, Lovćen is to the Montengrin people. National park Lovćen majestically rises over Boka Bay and represents both a special natural reserve and a symbol of national identity. Mausoleum to Petar II Petrovich Njegoš, Montenegrin ruler and poet, is located on one of its peaks. 461 steps lead to this monument. Lovćen is adorned with folkloric motifs, authentic houses, village commons or “guvnos” and cottages, nestled in the mountain hamlets where cattle farming is the main livelihood. It serves as a natural frontier to two different climates, mediterranean and continental, making it a perfect site for different natural biomes.
National Park Durmitor
Durmitor is the name for the mountain range as well as the national park spanning over 39 000 square kilometres. In this relatively small area, a great deal of natural beauty can be found: 48 mountain peaks over 2000m above sea level, 18 lakes, 5 impressive river canyons (Tara, Piva, Komarnica, Sušica and Draga), deep gorges, lolling hills of green grass, waterfalls, and splendid flora and fauna. Thanks to the richness and beauty of this region, Durmitor National Park is listed under Unesco World Heritage Sites.
National Park Biogradska Gora
National Park Biogradska Gora is the first national park in Montenegro, founded in 1952 spanning an area of over 5650 hectares. The preservation of this magnificent natural region for future generations was started in 1878, under the aegis of Prince Nikola Petrović. Biogradska Gora is a bird sanctuary, as well as a region rich in cultural, archaeological and architectural artifacts. Many villages and hamlets or “katuns”, houses, cabins, turrets, water mills are scattered along the natural reserve of Bjelasica. Villages at Pešića rupe, Vranjaka, Siska and Vragodola are among the most picturesque and alluring. There are 6 marked hiking trails surrounding numerous glacial lakes such as Biogradsko Lake, Pešića Lake, two Ursulovačka Lakes i Šiško Lake.
Skadar lake is one of the largest lakes in Europe, situated on the border between Montenegro and Albania. At only 7 km from the Adriatic sea, Skadar Lake is located in the Skadar-Zeta valley. Its surface is above sea level while in some places the depth plunges below sea level. Cultural heritage records show that it was also the capital of the ruling Crnojević Dynasty.
Skadar Lake National Park is a wetland site designated of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Gorice, small islands, add charm to the lake with its wild pomegranate trees, covered in ivy and reeds. The lake, on the Montenegrin side, was declared a national park in 1983 and is one of the biggest bird sanctuaries in Europe, a home to over 270 species of birds, including the last of the European pelican. A rare species, the Dalmatian Pelican has become the symbol of the Skadar Lake National Park. Skadar lake has many bird watching platforms, well situated in the ornithological hot spots at Manastirska tapija, Grmožur, Omerova gorica, Crni žar and Pančevo oko. Grmožur island is also known as the Montengrin Alcatraz, a former political prison build by King Nikola.
First nationally recognized cave exploration site in Montenegro is located only 5 km from Cetinje. Visitors can enjoy 3 types of tours: Family Tour, Adventure and Explorer Tour, and the most extreme tour for experienced speleologists. Lipa Cave is a member of ISCA - International Show Caves Association.
Piva Canyon is one of many canyons in Dormitor National Park. It is a unique ecological wonder, shaped by human hand, without altering the natural beauty of the river and the canyon. Water form the Piva river is extremely clean and potable all year round. One of the highest dams in Europe, Martinje dam, 220 m high, provides spectacular views of the gorge and the surroundings.
Cetinje, centuries Old Royal Capital of Montenegro, now a cultural and spiritual centre of the nation, was named after the river Cetinje. Cetinje was the birthplace of Montenegrin cinematography, housed the first book store, tennis court, bicycle and golf clubs. In the heart of the city, breathtaking linden and acacia trees line the streets. Essential places to visit include the National Museum of Montenegro, Central National Library, Royal National Theatre “Zetski dom”, Cetinje Monastery and Biljarda memorial museum.
Perast is an ideal spot for vacationers who would like to learn something new but also enjoy the sea and the relaxed atmosphere. Perast lies at the foot of the St. Ilija hill (873m), opposite the Verige passage in the Boka Bay. It was named after the Illyrian tribe Pirust. Prehistoric finds in the cave Špila above the town are evidence that the region was inhabited early on, making it a perfect place for those who love history and dream of great archaeological discoveries.
The town is under the protection of UNESCO, and so, all facades have remained unchanged since the town has been build. As you approach the town from the sea you have the impression of travelling to the past, and as you enter the city gates, that feeling amplifies. Narrow cobbled streets, stone houses, steps leading up to the fortress, give the impression that time stands still in this town. However, a few places in the world offer such an exciting nightlife, with clubs, such as Maximus, as well as numerous cafés, bars and sea food restaurants.