Wine tasting & Sightseeing in Montenegro

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Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : April - November
Start: Podgorica/Tivat Airport
End: Podgorica/Tivat Airport
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 16 (More on request)
Overview

Montenegro is a small country of Southeast Europe, a country with gorgeous beaches, high peaks, glacial lakes, family wineries and it is a treasury of cultural and historical traces of many civilisations.

If you are a dynamic person who loves exploring new places, hiking, meeting new people, learning about traditions but also an adrenaline junkie and oenophile – this tour is made for you! In eight days, you will visit two national parks, two sites under UNESCO, several places of exceptional beauty, visit and taste wine in seven wineries that boast of various techniques and methods of winemaking. Zip-line, rafting, mountain biking, paragliding are activities that will restart your adrenaline hormone status!

All in all, 8 unforgettable days in Montenegro!

Departure & Return Location

Airport Tivat or Podgorica (Dubrovnik) (Google Maps)

Departure Days

Tuesdays – April- November

Included in price

  • 7 nights accommodation in stylish hotels/apartments
  • Podgorica/Tivat Airport transfers
  • Breakfast every day and lunch-box during the day-trip
  • All activities and tours according to program
  • Transportation between destinations and during all activities according to program
  • Wine tasting tours in different wineries
  • The tour guide, local guides/drivers (English speaking, other languages on request)
  • Equipment for activities
  • Welcome drink
  • 24H on-call local agency service
  • Organization costs

Not included in price

  • Airline Tickets
  • Cancellation and Travel Insurance
  • Dubrovnik Airport Transfers (95€)
  • Optional activities or tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Gratuity (driver, local guide, restaurant staff)
  • Additional services
  • Other expenses not included in program

Complementaries

  • Only one bag per person allowed plus one piece of hand luggage
  • Good shoes & A small rucksack
  • Hat or Cap & Sunscreen (warmer months)
  • A small Umbrella or Raincoat (if it rains)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
What to Expect

Since the vineyard centre is in the area of Skadar Lake, you will visit the most prominent Montenegrin wineries. 

Also, one day is reserved for exploring Boka bay, which is often called Europe’s southernmost fjord. Vineyards on the shores of the Adriatic sea are rare but we found one in lavish Mediterranean vegetation and woodland surrounding, the entrance of Boka bay.

Albania is a border country of Montenegro and it has favourable climate conditions for wine growing. Actually, Albania is one of the oldest viticulture countries in Europe, since they grew grapes in 8 century BC. So, you will have an opportunity to visit two wineries in Albania and taste the wine, made of their autochthonous grape varieties.

The last third of the tour is planned to be a little bit relaxing. You will spend two days in the mountains in Northern Montenegro. You can either go rafting, zip-line over the deepest canyon in Europe, hiking and walking in the national park Durmitor, or go canyoning in the last conquered canyon in Europe or try mountain biking through the stunning nature of Montenegrin mountain area!

  • Awe-inspiring landscapes of Skadar lake
  • Astonishing history and cultural and historical monuments
  • The exceptional beauty of the Boka bay and Savina winery
  • One of the largest and most beautiful vineyards in Europe - Cemovsko Polje
  • Remarkable stories about history of family intertwined with producing wine
  • Adrenaline-rush activities such as rafting, zip-line, canyoning, paragliding
  • Stunning scenery and the interesting traditions of wine in Albania
  • Ancient method of wineproducing
  • Delicious traditional food and drinks
Itinerary

DAY 1Arrival

Arrive at airport Podgorica/Tivat and transfer by minibus to the hotel “Slovenska plaža” in Budva.

Budva is a metropole of tourism in Montenegro. With many gorgeous beaches, vivid nightlife, long promenades close to the sea, and a 2500-year old town, Budva is definitely a must-visit place.

For this day, there are no planned activities. The beach is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, so you can feel the charm of the Adriatic sea, as well. If you are interested, we can book for you Budva old town – walking tour or you can explore the town yourself.

Free time and overnight.

Included activities:
Airport transfer to Budva

Optional activities:
Budva old town – walking tour – 29€
Paragliding Brajici – 95€

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation: Budva
Accommodation on BB basis in a double room at the hotel Slovenska Plaža 4* or similar.
Meals: Without meals this day.

DAY 2Day in the area of Skadar Lake

Skadar lake is one of five national parks in Montenegro, established in 1952. Earlier in the past, before moving the capital to the Cetinje, the capital of Montenegro was in Žabljak Crnojevića, on the Skadar lake.

In this area, the Mediterranean climate is modified under the influence of the Skadar Lake and the Adriatic Sea and represents the perfect conditions for grape growing. As a result, there are a lot of family wineries and vineyards. Close to Podgorica is located the most successful wine company in Montenegro, which produces wine of autochthonous grape varieties and sells over 15 million bottles of wine in 40 countries annually.

So, after breakfast, you will go on the tour “The wine treasury of Plantaže” – to learn about wine traditions and to discover the secrets of the success of the company “Plantaze”. Tasting the best premium wines paired along with the traditional food included.

On your way to Budva, visit the interesting Lipovac winery. In addition to traditional production and storage technology in barrels, stainless steel tanks, oenologists use amphorae as well as kveries. The method of making wine in series has been known since the time of the state of Urartu, that is, approximately from the 8th century BC. Since 2011, this method has been included in the list of intangible cultural UNESCO heritage. Wine tasting is, of course, included.

Back to the hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight.

Included activities:
“The wine treasury of Plantaže” tour
Lipovac winery – tour

Optional activities:
Budva old town – walking tour – 29€
Paragliding Brajici – 95€

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation: Budva
Accommodation on BB basis in a double room at the hotel Slovenska Plaža 4* or similar.
Meals: Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not included. (Drinks not included)

DAY 3Day in Boka bay

This day is reserved for collecting moments in one of the most beautiful bays in the world – Boka bay.

Clock tower in Kotor old town in MontenegroStarting just after breakfast, you will enjoy the drive to the town that has been keeping the secrets of many civilizations for more than 20 centuries! In Kotor, each wall has its own story to tell you. You will see many lavish noble palaces, the impressive cathedral of Saint Tryphon, visit the Maritime Museum, and learn about 1000-years long maritime tradition.

City and bay of Perast in MontenegroThe journey continues along the scenic road next to the Adriatic sea toward a small pleasant baroque town – Perast. In the past, people from Perast were prominent nautical experts. Marko Martinovic opened one of the first nautical schools in the world! In front of this town are located two picturesque islands. Our Lady of the Rocks is an artificial, boat-shaped island with the church and the museum opened for visitors.

Your next stop will be in Herceg Novi, in the Savina winery. It is located at the entrance of impressive Boka bay, on the estate of the famous monastery Savina from the 11th century. In comparison to the previous day tour, today you will learn about the techniques of winemaking in the lavish Mediterranean vegetation and woodland surrounding. The members of the Obradovic family will explain the benefits of wine growing in the coastal area, how they succeed to make light and breezy, summer style of their wines. Also, you will listen to one indigenous white varietal, Žižak (zhizhak). All of that, while tasting the products from their cellars!

Transfer through the Verige Straight by ferry boat and then by bus via Tivat. Arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon. Free time. Overnight.

Included activities:
Kotor old town – walking tour
Perast – walking tour
Savina winery – tour
Kamenari – Lepetane ferry boat transfer

Optional activities:
Our Lady of the rocks – walking tour – 10€
Budva old town – walking tour – 29€
Paragliding Brajici – 95€

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation: Budva
Accommodation on BB basis in a double room at the hotel Slovenska Plaža 4* or similar.
Meals: Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not included. (Drinks not included)

DAY 4Day of Montenegrin history

On this day, you will visit the town of Cetinje. Popularly named city-museum, Cetinje is the royal capital of Montenegro, which used to be the capital for over 5 centuries. As a result, visitors could visit the residences of Montenegrin rulers and see many international embassies.

Your next stop will be one of five national parks in Montenegro. On the second highest peak of the mountain, Lovćen has located the Mausoleum of Petar Petrović Njegoš, a famous Montenegrin bishop-ruler, and philosopher. A magnificent view of endless mountain ranges, Boka bay, and Skadar lake will leave you breathless even though many of you will be literally breathless after climbing 461 steps to the top. The second part of this day tour is visiting two family wineries in the area of Skadar lake.

Mrkan winery is the first one to be visited. It is located in the village Rvasi, a place with a very favourable Mediterranean climate and a lot of sunny days in a year, which is perfect for making top quality craft wines and brandy. The Šofranac family has traditionally grown grapes and produced wine, brandy, and liqueurs, through generations. The quality of these products has historically been recognized, with some of our awards dating back to mid of 20th century. An interesting fact is that the president of Yugoslavia – Josip Broz Tito was impressed by Mrkan wine and he used to drink it for more than 20 years! Very hospitable owner and his family will tell you about their techniques and share their decades-long experience. Also, they will host you with different types of wine, paired with traditional food.

Also, you will have a short photo stop on viewpoint Pavlova Strana to catch a fantastic view of Skadar Lake. 

Mašanovic family, whose winery and cellars you will explore, has a very long tradition and history and one part of it is related to winemaking. Actually, the tradition over the ten generations long, you can experience by tasting their red wines, made by using modern French technology. The fact that their wine has symbolic names, interesting stories will be told. Except for the wines, the Mašanovic family as many other families in this region produces the fruit brandy. Tasting wine is a must.Wine tasting with traditional food served in Masanovic winery in NP Skadar Lake Montenegro Drive back to the hotel will be along a famous road called “Petrovačke strange” so you will enjoy the landscapes of the coastal villages and the Adriatic coast as well. There will be one more stop for taking photos of the charming island Sveti Stefan.

Historical Sveti Stefan Old TownBack to the hotel. Overnight.

Included activities:
Old royal capital Cetinje – walking tour
Mausoleum Lovćen tour
Mrkan winery – tour
Mašanovic winery – tour
Pavlova Strana viewpoint
Sveti Stefan viewpoint

Optional activities:
Our Lady of the rocks – walking tour – 10€
Budva old town – walking tour – 29€
Paragliding Brajici – 95€

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation: Budva
Accommodation on BB basis in a double room at the hotel Slovenska Plaža 4* or similar.
Meals: Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not included. (Drinks not included)

DAY 5Day in Albania

This day is planned to be spent in Albania, the border country of Montenegro.

Since it has a pretty similar climate to Montenegro, the hinterland of the Adriatic sea has great conditions for wine-producing. Actually, according to the historical facts, the tradition of grape-growing dates back to 8 century BC! People who used to live in this area in that period grew autochthonous varieties of grape. So, it can be concluded that Albania is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in Europe.

The first one to be visited is the Duka winery. Located at the heart of the forest, on the hills of Ishmi, this winery will impress you with gorgeous scenery and three extraordinary types of wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo. You will enjoy the view of the nearby lake as well as walking through the vineyards!

Kokomani winery will be your next stop, located between the capital – Tirana, and the ancient town Durres. It is famous for growing the autochthonous grape variety Shesh, one of the best in Albania. They produce white and red wines and had three types of premium wine: “Shen Mhill”, “Shesh i Zi” and “Shesh i Bardhe”. The visit includes tasting wine with traditional food. At this estate, you can also go donkey ride along the vineyards.

Drive back to the hotel along the scenic road with views of the Adriatic sea.

Free time. Overnight.

Included activities:
Kokomani winery tour
Duka winery tour

Optional activities:
A shopping tour in Tirana – 15€
Milović winery in Ucinj tour – 25€
Budva old town – walking tour – 29€
Paragliding Brajici – 95€

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation: Budva
Accommodation on BB basis in a double room at the hotel Slovenska Plaža 4* or similar.
Meals: Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not included. (Drinks not included)

DAY 6Day in Mola winery & Canyons

Early in the morning, just after breakfast, you leave the hotel for new adventures in Northern Montenegro.

After 1.5h long drive, you will arrive at the Mola winery. A friendly owner will take a walk with you through the vineyard as well as the underground wine cellar and explain what impacts has rocky terrain on grape-growing. This is a relatively new-opened but fast-growing wine company.

They will tell you about their way of producing wine – a combination of tradition and new technologies and methodologies. The interesting fact is that they produce a biodynamic wine, a blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, the fruits of the varieties from their vineyard. Also, they use a special method of wine ageing – placing the wine bottles in Skadar lake, 35 meters underwater!

Your day trip continues through the canyon of river Morača, also known as canyon Platije. The road is reflected in a total of 32 tunnels, some of which run for miles through the rocky interior of the mountains, and some just like arches, cut through a large rock. The journey to the Đurđevica Tara bridge will go by quickly since you will be travelling through the picturesque area!

The Đurđevica Tara bridge is an architectural masterpiece over the second deepest canyon in the world! It is the centre of adrenaline activities in this part of Montenegro. So, you will be transferred to the rafting starting point and have an unforgettable experience on the fast rapids of the river Tara. Also, there will be a short break for lunch and swimming in “the tear of Europe” as Tara popularly named.

If you’re not a rafting lover, you can try the 1040m-long zip-line or visit the town of long and rich history – Pljevlja. (Optional)

Included activities:
Mola winery tour
Sightseeing of Đurđevica Tara Bridge

Optional activities:
Rafting on Tara River, Sljivansko – Zugica Luka
Extreme Zipline Across Canyon Tara – 25€
Pljevlja city tour – 35€

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation: Žabljak
Accommodation on BB basis in a double room at the hotel Zlatni bor 3* or similar.
Meals: Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not included. (Drinks not included)

DAY 7Free day in NP “Durmitor”

The area of the mountain Durmitor is declared NP in 1952 and since 1980 is on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With an elevation of 2522 m, Bobotov Kuk is the highest peak of Durmitor and the second highest in Montenegro. This area is an extremely popular tourist spot since it has 18 glacial lakes, dense coniferous forest, a lot of hiking trails, and 40 peaks over 2000m above sea level. During the winter months, the mountain slopes are perfect for skiing so ski centre Savin Kuk is full of people.

Cozy village in Zabljak mountain areaSo, for this day there are no planned activities, only optional ones.

You can explore Zabljak on your own and take a relaxing walk to the Black Lake; enjoy a boat ride on the Black lake or visit the Natural History Museum of NP “Durmitor”. Mountain slopes and forest area full of hiking trails, but we recommend taking a tour guide as a help!

Areal view of the Black Lake at Durmitor National ParkIf you don’t know what to the in the evening, you can go out to the Caffe club “Čudna šuma” and enjoy the parties in the mountain!
Free time. Overnight.

Included activities:
Without planned activities on this day

Optional activities:
Tandem Paragliding Durmitor – 110€
Hiking on Bobotov Kuk (2523m) – 65€
Nevidio Canyoning – 135€
Walking Black Lake and Curevac Viewpoint – 80€
Fishing on Tara River – 145€

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation: Žabljak
Accommodation on BB basis in a double room at the hotel Zlatni bor 3* or similar.
Meals: Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not included. (Drinks not included)

DAY 8Departure - Transfer to the airport

The last day of this wine tour is simply the day of departure without any organized activities. Transfer to the airport.

We hope you had an unforgettable experience and you are welcome again.

Doviđenja! Goodbye!   

Included activities:
Airport transfer to Podgorica/Tivat

Optional activities:
Without planned optional activities today (Only on request)

Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation: Without accommodation today
Meals: Buffet breakfast at the hotel included. (Drinks NOT included)

Important Info

Main details

• The program can be changed (eg, due to the traffic, the safety, etc.)
• The program time can be adjusted if needed (eg conditions, service, etc.)

Arrival info

Montenegro Adventure needs the information for the transfer/shuttle request by email at the latest one week before arrival so that they can confirm the transfer/shuttle and send you a contact number:

– Customer’s name
– Customer contact number (mobile phone)
– Arrival date & time
– The airline, flight number, arrival airport

Inform your customers that they might have to wait for their transfer/shuttle for some time as Montenegro Adventure optimizes all the arrivals on the same day.

Arrival with Extra Nights:
Always check availability with Montenegro Adventure if your customer is not arriving on arrival day and/or needs extra pre/post nights as the accommodations might be fully booked.

Starts on & Ends on of the Tour

Starts on:
You arrive by plane at Podgorica/Tivat and airport transfer to Budva is included. We’ll meet you at the airport Podgorica/Tivat in the arrivals lounge after your plane landed, according to the scheduled time or on the agreement. Our guide or driver will be waiting for you outside the arrival lounge with Montenegro Adventure written on our signboard.

Ends on:
Your tour ends at the Airport Podgorica/Tivat, or by agreement. In case to continue the tour, stay in Podgorica
Please, check our website or travel agency beforehand for the correct start and end locations and times.

Transportation

Airport Transfers:
Airport transfers from/to Podgorica/Tivat Airport to your accommodation in Budva (or in agreement from other locations) is included in the price.

Accommodation, meals & activities

Accommodation:
In the itinerary, for each day, you can see separately which place as well as what type of accommodation you will be staying at.

For our travellers to have the best accommodation in terms of both price and location with our accommodation partners, we make flexible bookings and in the final agreement, we will inform the passenger about his accommodation no later than 14 days before departure. All this means that you get the best possible accommodation with the most attractive location, which will cost you nothing more.

Many tour operators have accommodation located on the outskirts of the city or a long way from attractive places to get a lower price in their travel programs. In this way, passengers are given additional transport costs and the loss of precious time during the stay to visit the desired location. That’s why we want it to be our last option, and that the guest gets the best accommodation on all destinations during the tour.

E.g. we do so because instead of your hotel of 4 stars, you may get a 5 stars hotel, or perhaps a better location, facilities or other if it is the same hotel class.

Meals: BB– Bed and breakfast.

Please inform us in advance if you are a vegetarian or vegan, or in case you have special dietary requirements or allergies, and we’ll do our best to cater for you.

Activities:
In the itinerary, for each day, you can see separately which place as well as what type of activities you will have, or alternatively which optional activity you can book.

For our travellers to have the best experience in terms of attractive activities and locations with our choice of activity as well as activities from our partners, we make a unique activity program. All this means that you get the best possible enjoyment with the most attractive activities, that will leave you breathless. Also, safety and service are the priority of all our activities offerings.

Change and Cancellation Policy

Change:
All changes are subject to availability and a price increase or equivalent administrative charge imposed during the booking process.

• For any type of change, please contact our Customer Center directly.
• The addresses or location on the voucher are the places where you will be picked up and left.

Montenegro Adventure also reserves the right not to offer the tour if the ordered service differs too much from the service booked at the first opportunity. Changes made less than 7 days before the scheduled departure time are not allowed unless the transfer provider or destination requires otherwise.

Cancellation:
The partner is entitled to cancel the tour and is required to inform the Montenegro Adventure. Cancellation can be made on our website or by e-mail: booking@montenegroadventure.travel. The date of the written cancellation is the basis for calculating the fee, according to the General Terms and Conditions of the Montenegro Adventure, expressed as a percentage of the total price.

if it’s not otherwise stated, the following cancellation rules apply:

• Any booking cancelled more than 61 days prior to arrival date pays a 10% fee.
• Bookings cancelled between 60 and 30 days of arrival date pay a 25% cancellation fee.
• Bookings cancelled between 29 and 12 days of arrival date pay a 50% cancellation fee.
• Bookings cancelled less than 11 days from arrival date pay a 100% cancellation fee.

We advise all clients to take out cancellation insurance.

Additional information

• The tour can be organized in the other order than it is in the itinerary.
• Montenegro Adventure keeps the right to change hotels according to the booking of stated hotels.
• Montenegro Adventure keeps the right to change the price if service providers change prices.

Participants & Children:
• Participants in the activity are individuals or small groups of mixed nationalities.
• Children can participate but without taking part in wine tasting.
Children with parents or guardians must be 2-12 years.
Children under 7 years can’t participate in this whitewater rafting ride.
If you are under 18 you will need parental permission, unless you travel in the company of an adult (18 years of age or older)

Useful Information:
• Season: April – November
• Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
• Theme & Style: Educational, Active and Sightseeing
• Kid-Friendly: Yes

Good to Know

Currency: Euro (€)
Gratuity (Tip, Bakhshish): Your Montenegro Adventure crew never expect to tip themselves and will not request any. However, if you are pleased with our staff who have served you, and you still want to give tip, our staff will appreciate it and be grateful for your gesture.
Clothes: Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the tour. A hat or cap, sunscreen, and appropriate sun protection clothing is required during warmer months. A small umbrella or raincoat for rain will be useful in case of light rain. The weather in the mountains of Montenegro can be very unpredictable (warmer clothing for months other than summer). Please prepare for various weather conditions.

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