Montenegro may be tiny, but it sure packs a punch! Lying in the south Adriatic -bordering Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Albania - it is arguably one of the most diverse,interesting and alluring countries in Europe, and is crammed with cultural heritage, architectural treasures and jaw-dropping natural beauty.
Our twin-center walking week is a glorious and contrasting mix. Starting in the mountainous north, we explore first the vast Durmitor National Park, with its glacial lakes, dense forests - with a multitude of endemic species - sparkling streams and fast-flowing rivers. We visit the Tara Canyon (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the second deepest canyon in the world at 1300m, after Arizona's Grand Canyon) to survey one of nature's best-kept secrets from a viewpoint 1200m above the crystal-clear Tara River, granting panoramic vistas over the whole plateau!For the second part of our trip we head south, to the warm shores of the Adriatic -described by Lord Byron as "the most beautiful encounter between land and sea" - where pretty coastal villages cling vertiginously to rock walls that jut dramatically from the sea.
We stay in Venetian Perast, considered the prettiest village in Montenegro,and relax by the water's edge after exploring some of its 18 historic churches. For a totally different perspective, we'll also take boat trips around Lake Skadar (great for bird-watching) and the shores of tranquil Kotor Bay with its famous islets.
In both the mountains and on the coast, we've hand-picked high-quality **** hotels. Evening meals are included on all nights except for one where we've left you free to enjoy dinner at leisure at a restaurant of your choice.
If you choose to book your own flights please check with us first that your chosen departure date is definitely operating as our guided holidays are subject to minimum group sizes.
|Meals||Buffet breakfast, 4 lunches and 6 evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Dubrovnik airport at 10:30 (transfer to hotel, 3 hrs 30 mins, provided),|
|Tour Ends||Dubrovnik airport drop off at 09:15 (transfer provided).|
|Rail Options||Not applicable|
|Rail Supplement||Not applicable|
|Singles||Add $96 per night|
|Other details||This tour is unsuitable for children under 12. Room upgrade: Prices from $37 per person, per night, based on 2 people sharing. Tour price includes all entrance fees and 2 boat trips.|