Montenegro Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Montenegro
Blessed with glorious beaches and spectacular landscapes of rugged mountains, gentle lakes and medieval towns, Montenegro has a combination of incredible natural beauty and captivating history that makes it a fascinating place to visit. Add to that a mild Mediterranean climate, with an average of 240 sunny days each year and temperatures of up to 30 degrees in the summer, and it's easy to see why Montenegro tours are becoming increasingly popular.
The capital city, Podgorica, is an interesting blend of ancient buildings and modern architecture, but it's the countryside and the smaller towns on the coast that truly show the beauty of this country. Step back in time in beautiful Kotor, and discover its ancient old town of narrow streets and ancient houses. Explore this coastal town’s medieval maze of museums, churches, and fortifications, and take the natural beauty of the dramatic peaks that surround it and the spectacular fjord-like Bay of Kotor on which it lies. Elsewhere, there's the chance to visit one of the Adriatic’s most scenic locations - exquisite, ancient Budva - and spend long lazy days on its gorgeous beaches. Enjoy the stunning sea views, visit the lively bars or perhaps stroll through this old walled town.
For a slightly different view of Montenegro, head to the shores of Lake Skadar and Lake Skadar National Park. Renowned for its diversity of flora and fauna, this stunning region is popular with nature lovers and is a must-do on any Montenegro holiday.
Montenegro tours for solo travellers
Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our group tours. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a tour as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.
Things to see in Montenegro
Thanks to the country’s stunning natural beauty and rich history, holidays in Montenegro offer visitors plenty to see and do. From the pretty coastal city of Kotor to beautiful Lake Skadar, there is much to explore. Here are some of the top must-see, must-do things for your holiday in Montenegro.
Discover Stari Bar. Set on a rocky outcrop below Mount Rumija, it's encircling wall hide a place of stunning views, enigmatic ruins and charming, overgrown abandoned streets.
Visit the stunning islet and resort of Sveti Stefan, and enjoy the spectacular scenery, deep-blue waters and pink-sand beaches. The resort itself is closed to non-guests, but the beaches north and south of the island are open to the public.
The little island of Our Lady of the Rocks in the Bay of Kotor is actually man-made, its foundations built up by sinking ships loaded with rocks into the Bay. Enjoy the gorgeous views from the church on the island, and visit the museum to discover its history.
Things to see in Montenegro
Montenegro food and drink
Montenegrin gastronomy takes influences from both north and south, resulting in many dishes similar to those found in the Balkans (and up into Eastern Europe), Venice, Greece and even Turkey.
A lot of the county's cuisine is regional. Along the coast, you’ll find fish and seafood in abundance, with olive oil, parsley and garlic playing an important role in each dish. Popular dishes include buzara (unpeeled seafood in a wine and tomato sauce), fish soup, black (cuttlefish ink) risotto, grilled squid and octopus.
Inland, visitors and locals can enjoy smoked prosciutto ham from Njegusi, which is a national favourite. The ham is sliced and usually served with cheese or olives. In the mountains, meat is usually the staple, with pork, lamb or beef being the most popular. Meat and vegetables here are often cooked ispod saca (literally "under the lid" of a metal dome with hot coals on top). Priganice (fritters, or flat doughnuts) are a popular dessert, usually served with honey, cheese and jam.
Turkish coffee is one of the most common drinks in Montenegro, while wine is quite popular across the country.
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- Time Zone
- GMT +1
- Avg. Flight Time
- 2 hours 40 minutes
- Visa Required
- Not required
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