Montenegro - Touring Holidays
If you embark on an escorted tour to Montenegro you’ll discover a small country that’s packed full of enticing sights. Bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania, its treasures range from towering mountains and glistening lakes to sandy beaches and ancient towns.
A Balkan beauty
This Balkan beauty became the world’s newest sovereign state in 2006 when it declared independence from Serbia, and at just about half the size of Wales, it’s easy to discover most of its delights in a relatively short space of time.
Montenegro’s capital and largest city, Podgorica, lacks the charm of many other European capitals but is home to a thriving café culture and vibrant nightlife. If you’re hungry for history, there’s the Old Turkish Town – Stara Varos to the locals – where there are narrow streets to explore and many mosques to discover. You might also want to pay a visit to the former castle of King Nikola. The country’s only king reigned from 1910 to 1918, and an on-site museum here has a small collection of interesting artefacts.
Ancient walled towns
Most people who are looking to book a holiday to Montenegro make a beeline for the ancient walled towns of Budva and Kotor, located along the 180-mile-long Adriatic coast. As well as oodles of natural beauty and a coast adorned with more than 30 beaches, Budva also showcases a host of historic monuments. Explore the medieval Old Town, where narrow cobbled streets, Venetian houses and inviting squares beckon. Or head to the harbour to find a tempting array of bars and restaurants.
Kotor is located along one of the world’s most beautiful bays, which is a highlight of any tour of Montenegro. A labyrinth of stone-paved alleys linking small squares, ancient churches and former palaces is enclosed by ancient defensive walls and is a delight to explore.
On your travels throughout Montenegro, take in exceptional views of towering limestone cliffs, plunging canyons, the sparkling Adriatic, forest-cloaked mountains, mirror-like lakes and of course, those glorious beaches. The pick of the crop – there are more than 100 to choose from – are in the Budva region, with Becici Beach one of the best, an enticing mix of golden sand and pebbles.
The largest wetland in the Balkans, Lake Skadar straddles the borders of Albania and Montenegro and provides a vital habitat for a range of wonderful flora and fauna. Protected as a national park since 1983, many locals consider this to be the country’s heart and soul. It is where the former Montenegrin royal family would spend summers and its shores produce some of the country’s best wines and organic food.
Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.