MONTENEGRO

Sunday 24 April 2022 - 6 days
THE PERFECT POST COVID HOLIDAY FOR SOME EARLY SPRING SUNSHINE!
STAYING AT THE ELEGANT HOTEL BUDVA WITH POOL & WELNESS SPA

AT LAST! WE CAN GO ABROAD WITHOUT THE HASSLE!
Like its picturesque and spectacular next-door neighbour, Croatia, the tiny republic of Montenegro is a land of beautiful contrasts, natural beauty and centuries of traditions.
Ancient stone towns lapped by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic are guarded by the lofty peaks of the dramatic Montenegrin Mountains. Many cultural legacies have been imprinted on this boundary of east and west where Roman mosaics, intriguing monasteries and pretty mosques, point to the history of this part of Europe.

Montenegro is a cultural jewel on the Mediterranean, where we will enjoy a beach side location in the quaint old town of Budva. This town has it all: not only heaving with historic monuments, hushed monasteries, cobbled streets and lovely cafés, it is also surrounded by beautiful bays. The long stretches of golden beach are lapped by the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea boasting lively bars and restaurants.
It may be tiny, but it’s packed with treasures to explore – a spectacular city with medieval walls, impressive arches and a pedigree dating back to the ancient Greeks. Although a holiday hotspot in the summer, Budva and the surrounding coastline (the Budva Riviera) is also home to a series of sheltered coves with pretty sand and pebble beaches which are a quieter bit of heaven! We will also have the chance to experience the pinewood fragrances and secluded sunspots of the island of Sveti Nikola, which can be reached by taxi-boat from Budva.

The stunning Bay of Kotor has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its rich maritime traditions. The surrounding mountains loom over the sparkling bay dramatically, and are dotted with pretty medieval towns such as Perast, whose architecture reveals its Venetian past and hints at its days of grandeur with its inordinate amount of churches and crumbling palazzos. Scenic coastal roads snake around the bay, and lead inland through the Lovcen National Park to Cetinje, the old royal capital of Montenegro. Cetinje has an impressive number of museums, and the Cetinje Monastery houses precious relics.

Our newly-built hotel, (well it was before the pandemic hit!) the lovely 4* Hotel Budva enjoys a perfect location in the heart of Budva’s city centre. It is situated on the main promenade, right by the sea and in the immediate vicinity of the Old Town and the bustling Marina.

All rooms are equipped with a cable TV, central air-conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safety box and mini bar (payable). The hotel offers onsite swimming pool, restaurant, bar and a wellness centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and all floors are accessible by lift.

We make things even more comfortable for you by having just FOUR pickups – from Panache Coach Depot, Hedge End, Southampton; Stokes Bay,  Gosport; Lee on the Solent; Stubbington & Peak Lane, Fareham. 

Travelling by  luxury coach with Lin,  your Solent Events hostess/escort; light refreshments, travel treats and the comfort of an airport lounge, we guarantee that you will arrive in Montenegro totally stress-free to enjoy your time in Montenegro.

You really do not have to worry about a thing. From the time you book until the time you arrive home, you will be looked after by Lin, who will even supply you with a handy packing list to help you pack for your holiday in the sun!

NB. For your comfort, a max number of 20 passengers will apply to this exclusive Solent Events Tour (the normal maximum for  Tour Operator tours being around 45). With this in mind, you are advised to book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

See the provisional itinerary below.

FANTASTIC PRICE!
Including half-board, ALL excursions & escort

Only £995pp

Single Supplement only £135! 
(double/twin for single occupancy)

What's Included?

What's Not Included?

For your peace of mind and financial protection, our holiday has been arranged with Success Tours who are fully bonded.

Provisional Itinerary – with approximate times to be confirmed in your Travel Pack.
NB. All flights can also only remain provisional, as currently the airlines are prone to alter these on a last-minute basis!

Day 1
Sunday 24 April 2022
0130     
Pick up at Stokes Bay
0140      Pick up at Lee on the Solent
0150      Pick up at Stubbington Red Lion Bus stop
0200      Last pick-up at Peak Lane, Fareham
0400      Arrive London Heathrow Airport
0500      Enjoy a pre-ordered complimentary breakfast and relaxation at the Gordon Ramsay Restaurant (the private Lounges will not be open early enough for us)       
0625      BA 2678 scheduled flight to Dubrovnik
1015      Arrive Dubrovnik Airport (+1 hr GMT)
               Meet guide for transfer to Budva  (Approximately 2hr guided coach journey to Budva)
1500      Arrive Hotel Budva
Approx   
FREE TIME AT LEISURE    
Sleep, relax, explore Budva or use the hotel facilities – pool, gym (open until 8 pm). It’s just a 2-minute walk to the Greco beach and a 5-minute stroll to Budva marina

1900       Welcome drink followed by dinner in the hotel


Day 2
Monday 25 April
Fr 0700   Breakfast served in the hotel and on the pool terrace

0900        Today our guide will meet us for our tour of the highlights of Montenegro, a country with a turbulent history, unforgettable natural beauties and contrasts.                       We visit the old town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich maritime traditions. We continue along the Lovcen serpentine to the heart of                   Montenegro, with panoramic views of Boka Kotorska. After a stop for lunch (not included) in the small village of Bukovica we continue to the old royal capital,                   Cetinje, where we visit the museum & home of King Nikola and the  Cetinje Monastery, which holds precious relics.
                 Leaving Cetinje, we return via the colourful coastal road.
1930        Dinner in the hotel.

Day 3
Tuesday 26 April
Fr 0700
to 1030   
Breakfast served in the hotel and on the pool terrace
                FULL DAY AT LEISURE to enjoy the hotel, the beach or/and the Budva area.
                OR
TBC       Meet Lin for half-day adventure! 
1900       Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4
Wednesday 27 April
0900       
Meet our guide for a FULL day guided excursion to neighbouring Croatia to discover the beautiful waterfront city of Dubrovnik and explore the ancient walls                     and the stunning Old Town.  Aptly named the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, its historical and architectural significance has earned its rightful place as a UNESCO                           World Heritage site.  We will also visit to a Franciscan Monastery before returning to Budva.
1930        Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5
Thursday 28 April – with included lunch
Fr 0700   
Breakfast served in the hotel and on the pool terrace
0900       
 Our guided excursion today begins with one of the most unique places in Montenegro, the Island of Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen). We visit the famous garden                    of Milocer & King’s beach, which boasts over 160 different species of trees.
                  We continue along the scenic route to the Kopitovic Winery, passing Petrovac town and Buljarica beach. Kopitovic Winery is one of the most beautiful in                            country, here we enjoy some of the local wines followed by a traditional Montenegrin lunch.
1930         Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6 – FLIGHT TIMES TBC
Friday 29 April
Fr 0700     
Breakfast served in the hotel and on the pool terrace
TBC            
Check out of hotel
                   Meet our coach for the airport transfer with lunch stop to Dubrovnik
1130          Arrive Dubrovnik Airport
1340          BA 2833 Flight back to London Gatwick Airport South Terminal (NB. NOT London Heathrow)
1530          Arrive London Gatwick Airport (local time)
1615          Meet coach for journey home
1815          Arrive home area
Approx

The Hotel Budva is a newly-built 4+ star hotel that enjoys a perfect location in the heart of Budva’s city centre on the main promenade. Although located right by the sea and in immediate vicinity to the Old Town and Marina, this beautiful hotel has a lovely swimming pool with terrace, 81 light and airy rooms with marble bathrooms, a lovely terrace restaurant, and a small wellness centre.

Surrounded by a shopping mall and beach bars,  Hotel Budva is the perfect choice if you like to experience both  day and night life of the town of Budva.

The Hotel Budva is stylish, with a grand porticoed entrance, a spacious lobby and marble stairs leading to the upper levels (served by lift). It stays open all year, catering for  holidaymakers in the summer and autumn plus business meetings and events through winter.

On the second floor, the Wellness Centre offers massages, and face and body treatments (using Sothys anti-aging products, from Paris).  It also has a sauna, gym and pool (open-air in summer and covered in winter), with sun beds and pool bar. 

Hotel Rooms
There are 78 rooms and 3 suites. The Standard double/twin has a French balcony. Décor includes modern pale wood furniture with built-in shelves, beige-and-chocolate carpets, beige silky curtains and an orange armchair. There’s a reasonably-priced minibar and smart television.

The marble bathrooms have a spacious walk-in shower with rain shower,  (no bathtub), white bathrobes and slippers, plus the hotel’s own ‘HB’ toiletries. 

Food & Drink
A hot & cold buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant, with fresh fruit, yoghurts, cheeses and cured meats, plus eggs cooked-to-order. You pay extra for espresso coffee.

The front terrace boasts white marble-top tables, big white parasols and a pergola with climbing jasmine and overhead fans. À la carte lunch including fresh seafood and steaks and a reasonably-priced daily set menu is a great place to eat if lounging around the hotel.

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