It’s time to explore somewhere new. Montenegro: famous for its rugged mountains and its beautiful beaches that grace the Adriatic coastline. As stunning as it is majestic, Montenegro is a country that is bursting with a rich history and of course, an undeniable charm. In recent years, Montenegro has taken a lot of attention from neighbouring countries like Croatia, and rightly so – Montenegro is second to none.
If you’re lucky enough to be heading there this year, take a peek of our little itinerary of what to do and where to go during your time there…
Budva – A Montenegrin Paradise
Budva is part of the Budva Riviera which is known for its unspoilt beaches and the charming little villages that stretch along the 22 miles of Adriatic coast. It’s the ideal place to set up base during your time in Montenegro. The place is bursting with pretty restaurants and cafes, with picturesque venetian-style stone buildings and a walled Old Town. The Budva Riviera acts as the perfect setting to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.
Herceg Novi – Home to The Bay of Kotor
Herceg Novi is a place of unparalleled beauty – famous for its elegant churches and grand fortresses, it’s a place which is rich in history. Situated at the entrance of The Bay of Kotor, Herceg boasts magnificent views. As a small coastal town, it is full of beautiful little cafes which are dotted around and serve as the ideal place to meet the locals. Just a few minutes away from the main street is the delightful Old Town where you will find the towns famous squares and monuments. Leading down to the shimmering seas are the pebbly beaches, and if you really want to get into the Montenegrin way of things, head to Igalo and try out their therapeutic mud.
The Best of Montenegro Tour
Saturday for 3 night stays, Tuesday for 4 night stays
On The Best of Montenegro Tour, you will be taken on a full day trip and see the very best of what the country has to offer on a full exploration of the ‘Charming Three’. On the 10 hour round tour, you will be picked up from your hotel and dropped back off – full transportation is also included throughout the tour.
- Visit the historic town of Budva for an in depth look around the town. The perfect summer destination, buzzing with exciting attractions and of course, unmatched beauty.
- Marvel at the stunning Bay of Kotor and walk the meandering streets of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kotor is famous for its rich culture and grand medieval buildings.
- The last stop on the tour is Perast. A quaint little town making this tour stand out from the rest. Packed with museums and traditional churches for you to explore, including the remarkable island of Our Lady of the Rock. The little islet in the Bay of Kotor features a Roman Catholic Church which started its journey back in 1452.
Dubrovnik – The Pearl of the Adriatic Tour
Sunday for 3 night stays, Thursday for 4 night stays
The Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic Tour is another tour that you certainly will not forget in a hurry. Visiting Montenegro’s neighbouring country sure is a treat – Croatia has been a country that has proved hugely popular in recent years and Dubrovnik demonstrates just why. This full day trip will show Croatia and The Adriatic Coast in all of its beauty.
- Walk through the historic streets of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” – a truly magnificent city that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- From their superb churches, palaces and fountains, take in the wonderful places that surround the city of Dubrovnik.
- With 1,400 years of history, stories and facts are plentiful in Dubrovnik – especially with the Old City doubling as King’s Landing in the popular TV show, Game of Thrones.
Around Montenegro, you will find some fantastic places to sit down and enjoy the Montenegrin cuisine. From light bites by the beach to fine dining in the evening, whatever your choice of food, there are plenty of options during your stay.
In Budva you can find the Dukley Beach Lounge which is situated at the other end of Budva from the Old Town. Dukley Beach Lounge provides the perfect setting to not only sit back and relax, but to enjoy some fresh and organic food. Dukley Beach Lounge offers a great variety of food and is right by the water – the ideal spot for taking some holiday snaps. With a full international and regional wine list, Dukley Beach Lounge is an award-winning restaurant, and it’s not hard to see why.
Over in Herceg Novi, Peter’s Pie & Coffee Café has a more laid back approach to dining – it’s a vegetarian café offering total relaxation right on the beach front. With everything cooked in house, you can enjoy Peter’s Café in the knowledge that everything is locally sourced and cooked on the day. From beautiful savoury pies to herbal teas and smoothies, Peter’s Café is the perfect place to revitalise your body during your stay in Montenegro.
When the sun goes down in Montenegro, there is a buzzing atmosphere that surrounds the area. From authentic pubs to extravagant clubs, Montenegro has you covered.
Vihor Bar is the place to go in Budva – a charming little bar with a lot of charisma welcoming locals and tourists every night. You can expect super service in Vihor Bar with a range of reasonably priced local and international drinks. Vihor Bar is small yet cute and cosy and they’ve always got a good tune on.
If you’re looking for a great beer, get yourself down to Pub Got in Herceg Novi. In the centre of town, Pub Got has great views of the streets around it including the Old Fortress, Forte Mare. With reasonably priced drinks, Pub Got is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
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