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Virpazar: 3-Hour Skadar Lake Cruise to Monastery Kom

1. Virpazar: 3-Hour Skadar Lake Cruise to Monastery Kom

Climb aboard your boat and set off to see the magnificent 18th-century fortress of Lesendro while admiring the breathtaking scenery around you. Cruise along the Moraca River, a bird reserve with up to 15 different species. Depending on the time of year, you'll spot native birds such as cormorants, seagulls, and if you're lucky, even pelicans.  Cruise along the narrow channels of the Skadar Lake and gaze in awe at the carpets of beautiful lily flowers and reeds. This area is often called the safari part of the lake because it resembles wild passages in old forests. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to see some nests with baby birds in it. Discover the three beautiful islands of Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak and continue through a similar small channel leading you to Odrinska Gora, the home of the Monastery Kom. Listen to the tales and stories about its past and get acquainted with the lifestyle of the monks residing here. Marvel at the artworks inside the monastery and take time to explore this hidden island gem.  Then, board your boat again, returning to the meeting point. On the way back, your captain will take an alternate route so you can admire the three islands from the other side. You'll also have the chance to go for a swim in the refreshing waters of the lake. Be sure to bring your swimsuit!

Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

2. Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

This tour starts from Kotor at around 9:00 AM with pickup possible from Budva, Tivat, and Herceg Novi. After a short drive, be amazed by the old road constructed in 1879 by Austro-Hungarians to connect Kotor and Cetinje, the old royal capital. It has 25 curves and there will be several stops for you to take photos and enjoy the beauty of Boka Bay. Enjoy breakfast in Njegusi village, best known as the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, which ruled Montenegro from 1696 to 1918. The mausoleum sits at the top of a climb of 461 steps. The most impressive part of the mausoleum is the chapel which has 6 sides, and the beautiful ceiling covered with over 200,000 gilded tiles creating a fascinating mosaic.  Then, enjoy a 1-hour walking tour through Cetinje, visiting its main sights, such as Cetinje Monastery where several relics are kept including the remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, particles of the True Cross, and the Icon of the Philermos Mother of God along with many more. Discover museums, the royal theater, historic foreign embassies and Vlaska Church, built in 1450, with its fence made out of barrels of captured enemy rifles. The next stop is River Crnojevica, a small historical town in Central Montenegro on the ancient trading route through the country. It is worth visiting for both the lake and the old architecture left over from the trader days. Your lunch break will be here and don't hesitate to try the local fish. Here, take a 1-hour boat ride along the river. Afterwards visit Sveti Stefan before returning to Kotor.   Itinerary: Start from Kotor with photo stops along the serpentines 10:30 AM - Arrival at Njegusi village, breakfast break 12:00 PM - Visit to the mausoleum, Lovćen National Park 13:45 PM - Arrival at Cetinje, walking tour 3:30 PM - Arrival at River of Crnojević, lunch break 5:00 PM - Boat ride, swimming (depending on the temperature) 6:30 PM - Departure to St. Stefan (via Cetinje), scenic drive above Budva 7:30 PM - St. Stefan photo stop 7:40 PM - Return to Kotor 8:30 PM - Finish in the Old Town of Kotor

Skadar Lake: Half-day Cruise Tour - the River of Crnojević

3. Skadar Lake: Half-day Cruise Tour - the River of Crnojević

First, you will cruise towards the 18th Century fortress of Lesendro. You will see breathtaking scenery with birds, especially cormorants and seagulls, but if you are lucky enough you will get to see pelicans as well, they love drying their wings on top of her walls, with the beautiful mountain of Vranjina and light blue sky in the backgrounds. After cruising near the fortress of Lesendro you will proceed inside the small and narrow channels that are surrounded by, as we like to call them, carpets of water lily flowers and reeds. This area is often called the 'safari' part of the lake. In this area if you are lucky enough, you will have the chance to even see some nests and baby birds. The boat will then cruise around three beautiful islands - Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak. The boat will than proceed inside the breathtaking fjord Pavlova Strana, which is considered to be the most beautiful place on Skadar lake. It will lead you to an old fisherman's village called the river of Crnojević. Over there you will have around an hour to explore the village.  On the way back the boat will stop at a place surrounded by open water and rough coast and you will have extra time provided for swimming, so be sure to bring your swimsuit.

Skadar Lake: Birdwatching Boat Trip with Refreshments

4. Skadar Lake: Birdwatching Boat Trip with Refreshments

As the boat leaves Virpazar, you will first cruise past Fort Lesendro, built in the 18th century. As you head out onto the lake, you will be able to see many species of birds, especially cormorants and seagulls. You may even see pelicans drying their wings on top of the fort’s walls.  After that, you will cruise along the Moraca river. This area is a bird reserve and you will have the privilege to see up to 15 different bird species, depending on the time of the year.  Next, the boat will proceed inside the small and narrow channels that are surrounded by water lilies and reeds. If you are lucky enough, you may have the chance to see some nests and baby birds. The boat will then cruise around three beautiful islands - Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak. On the other side of the islands, you will have free time to go swimming, with the beautiful mountains of Vranjina in the background.

Virpazar: Private Guided 2-Hour Lake Skadar Boat Tour

5. Virpazar: Private Guided 2-Hour Lake Skadar Boat Tour

Your 2-hour tour begins in Virpazar from where you will travel through the river channel surrounded by lotus flowers and cane before reaching the open lake. Throughout your boat tour, explore islands which are protected by UNESCO, fishing villages, and hidden passages, among other attractions. Skadar Lake is a treasure trove for a large number of birds which you will see during the tour. As you travel, your knowledgeable guide will also dig into the lake's history through providing expert commentary. There will be some free time to enjoy a refreshing swim on the open lake or on the private beach, following which you can enjoy a refreshing drink on board. At the conclusion of your experience, return to Virpazar.

Virpazar: Private Skadar Lake Cruise to Poseljani Village

6. Virpazar: Private Skadar Lake Cruise to Poseljani Village

After meeting your local guide in Virpazar, cruise to the Lesendro Fortress and admire it from approximately 20 meters (66 feet) away. While there, see breathtaking scenery and a variety of birds, including cormorants, seagulls, and, if you’re lucky, pelicans. The birds love drying their wings on top of the walls of this fortification, with the beautiful mountain of Vranjina and the light blue sky in the background. Next, proceed inside the small and narrow channels surrounded by carpets of water lilies and reeds. This area is often called the safari part of the lake because it resembles wild passages in old forests. There, if you’re lucky enough, you will have the chance to see some nests and baby birds.  The boat will then cruise around three beautiful islands — Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak — before continuing in a similar small channel surrounded by the rough Montenegrin coast. This channel will lead you to the bottom of the hill where the village is situated.  Upon arrival in Poseljani, enjoy a nice walk to explore the wild beauty around the lake and the village’s architecture, old mills, and bridges. After approximately 15 minutes, reach an area of natural waterfalls and have some time to refresh and enjoy this hidden pearl of the lake. Finally, return the same way to the boat and then cruise back to Virpazar across the open lake.

Skadar Lake: Private Cruise around the Montenegrin Alcatraz

7. Skadar Lake: Private Cruise around the Montenegrin Alcatraz

Start the tour by boarding the boat at the dock in Virpazar. Then, set off on your scenic 1-hour cruise across the beautiful blue waters of Lake Skadar. First, navigate along a small river channel, surrounded by water lilies, reeds, and trees until you reach the open lake.  Out on the open water, soak up the incredible views of Mount Vranjina and the impressive ranges in Albania. Cruise up close to Snakes Island for a closer look at the Montenegrin Alcatraz. Admire this impressive fortification called Grmožur from approximately 20 meters distance as you circle around it.  During the journey, marvel at the breathtaking panoramas, and keep you eyes peeled for many species of native birds including cormorants, seagulls, and, if you are lucky, maybe some pelicans. Observe them drying their wings on the top of the walls of Grmožur.  Next, the boat will stop in the middle of the open lake for the chance for you to take a refreshing swim. Ensure you bring your bathing suit and towel so you can immerse yourself in the crystal-clear blue waters. Finally, return back to the starting point where the tour concludes.

Montenegro: Nature, Locals & Wine Tour

8. Montenegro: Nature, Locals & Wine Tour

Join this tour to meet a local winemaker who is bound to leave a strong impression on you. Meeting the locals in Montenegro is that what makes this tour authentic. The tour officially begins with a panoramic ride through small villages to the almost forgotten town of Rijeka Crnojevica. From the town, there is a possibility to rent a 1-hour boat ride in the National Park Skadar Lake, on the river Crnojevica. After visiting a small historic town and getting to know the history of the country, go further towards one of the villages. All villages around the lake have a long tradition of winemaking. Visit a household offering some of the best wines in the region. Spend some time tasting different wines and spirits, and enjoy homemade snacks. Along the way down via Pavlova Strana, make a few photo stops over river Crnojevica and part of the Skadar lake.

Kotor: Private Lovcen and Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

9. Kotor: Private Lovcen and Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Kotor, and begin your journey along the famous Old Road. Constructed in 1879, this road was built by Austro-Hungarians who hoped to connect Kotor and Cetinje, the old royal capital of Montenegro. Climb the 25 sharp turns, or serpentines, of the Old Road. Feel your adrenaline pumping as your meander ever upwards along this narrow and winding path. Along the way, you’ll stop at serpentines number 5 and 25 and take in the mind-blowing views. Continue towards the Lovćen peaks. Conquer the “Sea of Rocks” as you drive through the National Park of Lovćen and reach the Lake Peak situated 1,660 meters above sea level. Drive up to the second highest peak of Lovćen and visit the highest mausoleum in the world. See the resting place of Petar II Petrović Njegoš, the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet. Climb exactly 461 steps and see a statue of Njegoš sculpted by Ivan Meštrović. As you leave the mausoleum, pause and enjoy the amazing views of the rocky landscape of Montenegro. Drive to Old Town Kotor and take a walking tour of this charming locale. See the Arms Square, the clock tower, and Bizanti and Beskuća Palace. Stroll through the Flower Square, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, and Karampana Fountain. Visit the Maritime Museum and the Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church. Itinerary: 12:00 PM Start from Kotor (from the agreed location) 12:20 PM Photo stop at 5th serpentine 12:50 PM Photo stop at 25th serpentine 1:15 PM Arrival at the top of Lovćen, climbing 461 steps to the mausoleum 2:30 PM Return to Kotor 3:30 PM Arrival at the Old Town, walking tour 1.5 hours 5:00 PM Finish of the tour

From Kotor: Explore the Wild Beauty of the Lipa Cave

10. From Kotor: Explore the Wild Beauty of the Lipa Cave

Travel from Kotor to Lipa Cave, and explore one of the largest cave systems in Montenegro and its exceptional natural beauty. Stop in Budva on the way to the cave, see the city's unique mix of modern and traditional, and see the St. Mary fortress. Take a look into the Lipa cave, enjoy its wild beauty, authentic ice halls, and refresh yourself with traditional prosciutto and other homemade specialties in Njeguši. Begin the journey in Kotor, and set out from there or the first stop in Budva, a city filled with traditional and modern content. Take a stroll around the old city or enjoy the view from the St. Mary fortress. Depart from Budva after exploring the city and head for Lipa Cave, situated close to Cetinje. Explore some of the cave system, which consists of 2.5 km passages, halls, and galleries of exceptional beauty. See the most famous hall in the cave system, the hall of Njegoš, made beautiful by unique ice ornaments. Enjoy the famous beauty of this cave, which has been enjoyed by kings and many others throughout history. Continue our trip towards an old town Cetinje and enjoy the enchanting ambiance, with its ancient landmarks which are a perfect place for relaxation and refreshment. Relax and enjoy with original prosciutto made according to traditional recipes from the 15th century, homemade cheese, and other authentic specialties. Head back to Kotor on the old Austro-Hungarian road, a wavy road with sharp turns and amazing views of the mountains and the sea, which makes this road all the more interesting. Make one last stop to finish this beautiful experience and take in the panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 286 reviews

Luka was a brilliant guide with an incredible amount of knowledge about Montenegro’s history. He was fun and informative in exactly the right measures :) For the price of the trip, we got to see loads more than first thought - the scenic coach journey up the Kotor serpentine alone is worth the ££! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone with a day to fill in Montenegro! Shout out to Rajo our driver who was a superb navigator of the slight crazy serpentine roads!

Our guide Luk was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the country so we learnt a lot and we did a lot and visited many places. Perhaps too many. I would have foregone some of the less significant places in liue of an earlier lunch (after 3pm is a little late) other than that is was a perfect day.

The full day was amazing! Got to see a lot and I enjoyed many moments! The highlight for me would be the delicious lunch and the boat tour and swimming afterwards! I really like our tour guide Slakvo, he is so funny and knowledge and is so passionate about his job!

the whole day was amazing from start to finish luka our tour guide was fantastic with the information he gave. The view and scenery was amazing definitely recommend this trip to anyone

The whole experience was excellent and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. I am so I did this trip would definitely recommend.