Montenegro is a south-european and mediterranean country. It is one of the most southern European states and it faces the south of Adriatic Sea. 500 km from Rome, 1500km from Paris and Berlin, and 2000km west from Moscow, Montenegro lies on the Balkans peninsula in the heart of Europe. The sea, lakes, the Canyon and the mountains give you an opportunity to decide the best way to enjoy a quality vacation. In one day, the curious traveler can have a coffee in one of the numerous beaches of the Budva Riviera, eat lunch under the song of birds on Skadar Lake and dine next to a fireplace on the slopes of Mount Durmitor. These are all characteristics of Montenegro as a touristic destination that has a lot to offer. The turbulent history of this small country has left behind a precious treasure for many historic monuments in this country. The blue sea with endless beaches, restless waters of the clear rivers and beautiful mountain massifs, mixed with the spirit of old times, have given Montenegro everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. This fact gives them one of the leading places on touristic maps. A large number of sunny days during the summer and a large quantity of snow in winter, determine the two most developed forms of tourism in Montenegro: the coastal in the summer and skiing Recreation in winter. Montenegrin towns are rich in architecture from various periods that take the breath away and bring you back in time when the structures were created. Through numerous events and festivals, the tourist has the opportunity to learn more about the traditions and customs of this country.
ALBANIA & MONTENEGRO 1 NIGHTS / 2 DAYS VIA BUDVA
Meet in Tirana and transfer toward Budva via Saint Shkodra. Continue toward the town of Shkodra, a cultural center and one of Albania’s oldest cities were we’ll see the ruins of Rozafa Castle, set on a hill high above the city. Proceed toward Ulcinj. According to historical data Ulcinj is for sure one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast. It is thought that Ulcinj is more that 2.000 years old. In this area for centuries the cultures of Orient and the West collided, which by the richness of the historical inheritance, can be felt in every step. As the tracks of the first settlements in Ulcinj appear even before V century B.C. it is considered that Ulcinj was founded by Illyrians, the people of the Indo-European origin. At the time of the free Illyrian state, Ulcinj experiences its greatest bloom. The original name of Ulcinj was Kolhinijum, and it got such name by Kolhidians (a tribe of Greek origin) for which is thought that they are the founders of the old Ulcinj Lake. Continue toward Budva via St. Stefan Island. Check-in at Avala Hotel in Budva. Dinner in the old town. Overnight stay at Avala Hotel in Budva. (B, L, D)
Budva is the metropolis of Montenegrin tourism thanks to the great number of beaches and hotels that make this a most desirable tourist destination. Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church Sv. Trojica, housing the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava. Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches for example, Budva is rich in historic monuments. After Budva we take the ladder of Kotor, a winding, breathtaking road down to the Bay of Kotor, the deepest fjord in southern Europe, and the only fjord in the Mediterranean. Along the way, we will tour the towns of Risan and visit its old town and Kotor’s St. Triumph. After the visit of Kotor drive back to Tirana.