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Montenegro

MONTENEGRO TOURS

Our Montenegro tours explore the remarkable nature, alluring old towns and some of the finest food of this Balkan nation.

For some, Montenegro tours offer the perfect Mediterranean experience. The south-eastern European country is an excellent destination for travellers looking for some fun in the sun.

A Montenegro tour is a once in a lifetime experience

Montenegro is a country that's adorned with towering mountains, ancient villages and a narrow strip of sun-kissed beaches along its Adriatic coastline.

Don't be fooled though, our Montenegro tours aren't all about lazy days on sunny beaches. The Balkan state offers some of the finest hiking in all of Europe - perfect for adventure junkies.

When you book a Montenegro tour you can expect to visit the popular Bay of Kotor, which shares a resemblance to a fjord and is home to a host of coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi.

Boasting over 290 kilometres of unspoilt coastline, a Montenegro tour is perfect for those who are longing for endless days at the beach - offering more than 250 days of sunshine annually and typical Mediterranean wind conditions.

If you have any additional questions regarding our Montenegro tours or if you'd like to query our tailor-made tours, don't hesitate to contact us.

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Do you want to know more about Montenegro and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?

Contact the Montenegro tourism board for more information.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it safe to visit Montenegro?

Montenegro has a reputation for being a safe and friendly country to visit.

What is the official currency of Montenegro?

Montenegro does not have a currency of its own, but the euro is accepted throughout the country.

When is the best time of the year to visit Montenegro?

The shoulder season (May-June & September-October) is the best time of the year to visit, as the waters are warm and there is plenty of sunshine.

Should you tip in Montenegro

In Montenegrin restaurants, a service charge is generally not included in the bill so a 10-15% gratuity is appreciated.

Is the tap water safe to drink in Montenegro?

The tap water is drinkable in Montenegro, but if you are by the seaside you should drink bottled water.

How much is a meal in Montenegro?

The amount you pay for a meal in Montenegro depends on where you eat - at a fine dining restaurant, you can pay up to 27 USD for two people whereas if you opt to eat at a fast-food restaurant you'll pay around 4 USD.

Do people in Montenegro speak English?

Yes, English is widely spoken in Montenegro. Its is more specifically widely spoken along the coast and at all the main tourist hotspots.

Do you need vaccinations to go to Montenegro?

Knowing if you need a vaccine or not depends on where you are departing from, landing sites and where you will disembark at the end of your tour.

To be safe, we suggest visiting your local doctor to find out more about travel vaccines. Please note that some vaccines require it to be taken a few weeks in advance, so be sure to factor this in.

Where should we go to in Montenegro?

With so many things to do and places to go while in Montenegro, here are our top four:

  1. Budva
  2. Lake Skader
  3. Mala Rijeka viaduct
  4. Bay of Kotor

What is the best month to visit Montenegro?

The best time visit Montenegro are usually spring and autumn: either between late March and the end of June; or in September and October.

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This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.

Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.

Anthony has been a pleasure to work with and when he is not available, other members of the team respond in a timely manner. I have booked a total of 6 trips since December 2013 and plan to book more to fill my bucket list.

When a single women in her 50's, traveling from the US to Egypt, stumbles across a website offering a tour, and then they make her feel totaling comfortable about every step of the process, you know you've hit a homerun!

My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.

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Montenegro Country Guide

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Time: GMT+2
Dial Code: +382
Area: 13,812 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Montenegro is the Adriatic Sea at 0m | The highest point in Montenegro is Bobotov Kuk, located in the Durmitorrange, with an elevation of 2,522m (8,274 ft.)
Population: 629,219 (2018)
Capital: Podgorica
Government: Republic, Semi-presidential system, Parliamentary republic
Language: Montenegrin

Montenegro is a country in Southeastern Europe, located on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Serbia and Kosovo to the east, Albania to the south and Croatia to the west. The capital of Montenegro is Podgorica, which is one of 23 municipalities in the country.

The Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro and its minor coalition parties govern the country. The World Bank classifies Montenegro as an upper middle-income country. Montenegro is a member of UN, The World Trade Organization and NATO.

The landscape of Montenegro is characterised by high peaks stretching along the borders and coastal plains. The mountains encompass some of the rockiest terrains in Europe. Bobotov Kuk is one of the country's most prominent peaks in the Durmitor Mountains.

The country has a high biological diversity as a result of its landscape, soil, position, landscape and geographical base. Out of the 526-bird species in Europe, 333 are assumed to be present in Montenegro.

The official language in Montenegro is Montenegrin. Serbian, Albanian, Bosnian and Croatian are also spoken throughout the country. Serbian Orthodox Christianity is the most popular religion in Montenegro. The second largest religion is Islam, which makes up 19% of the population.

The coastal region of Montenegro is known for its religious monuments including the Basilica of St. Luke and the Savina Monastery. The country also has a vast array of historical and cultural sites as well as heritage sites from the pre-Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic periods.

Highlights

  • Kotor - a fortified town on Montenegro's Adriatic coast, known for its medieval Old Town and Romanesque churches.
  • Perast - located on the Bay of Kotor, this small town overlooks two pretty islands.
  • Tara Canyon - one of the world's oldest canyons on the northern edge of the national park, popular for rafting.
  • Ulcinj - a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic Coast.
  • Lake Skadar National Park - the largest lake in Southern Europe on the border of Albania and Montenegro.
  • Stari Bar - the original settlement of Bar at the foot of Mount Rumija with cobbled streets and a fortified entrance.
  • Lipa Cave - one of the country's largest caves that is millions of years old and open for organised visits.
  • Niagara Falls - a waterfall in Podgorica, best seen in springtime as the banks are covered with purple anemones.

Tips

  • Dress modestly and cover shoulders and knees when visiting religious buildings.
  • Learn some simple phrases or words of Montenegrin to speak with the locals.
  • If you are hiking in the summer, be wary of ticks and carry a pair of tweezers to pull them out.
  • The summer months can be extremely hot so stay hydrated and wear sun cream.
  • Avoid minor scams, especially when it comes to taxi rides and find out the prices beforehand.
  • Haggling is not customary in Montenegro and vendors at street markets have fixed prices.
  • Don't be surprised that smoking is allowed in most places and inside restaurants.
  • Bring sturdy shoes for mountain climbing, walking across pebbly beaches and exploring fortresses.

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