The tiny republic of Montenegro is a land of colourful 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. The old town of Budva 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 is packed with treasures to explore – a spectacular city with medieval walls, cobbled streets, 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 and pretty sand and pebble beaches. The pinewood fragrances and surprisingly secluded sunspots of the island of Sveti Nikola 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, the lovely 4* Hotel Budva enjoys a perfect location in the heart of Budva’s city centre. It is situated on the main promenade, just by the sea and in immediate vicinity to the Old Town and Marina. All rooms are equipped with a cable TV, central air-conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, Safety box and mini bar. The hotel offers onsite swimming pool, restaurant, bar and a wellness centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. All floors are accessible by lift.
We make things even more comfortable for you by having just four pickups from where our coach normally leaves from at Botley Road, Southampton (TBC), Gosport, Lee on the Solent, Stubbington and Fareham. Along with our luxury coach, with hostess service, travel treats and the comfort of an airport lounge, guarantees that you arrive fresh and totally relaxed for your wonderful holiday ahead.
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 of Solent Events on Tour, who will even supply you with a handy packing list to suit your holiday in the sun!
Why not take advantage of our EARLYBIRD PRICE, as our holidays normally sell very quickly, even though it seems such a long away away!
NB. For your comfort, a max number of around 30/35 passengers will apply to this exclusive Solent Events Tour (the normal public maximum being 45). Therefore, please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! See the itinerary below.
Due to the nature of this tour, it is deemed unsuitable for those with mobility problems.
£975pp EARLYBIRD PRICE
until 02 May 2019
What's Not Included?
For your peace of mind and financial protection, our holiday has been arranged with Success Tours who are fully bonded.
Proposed Itinerary (A more detailed itinerary TBC)
Day 1 – Fly from the London to Dubrovnik.
Upon arrival we will be met by our guide and transferred to our hotel in Montenegro for the next five nights.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 – 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. Here we visit the museum & home of King Nikola, Cetinje Monastery, which holds precious relics. Leaving Cetinje, we return via the colourful coastal road. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 – At leisure to relax and explore the local area. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 – Full day guided excursion to neighbouring Croatia to discover Dubrovnik, The Pearl of the Adriatic. An outstanding city, its historical and architectural significance has earned its rightful place as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the ancient walls and the stunning Old Town. A visit to a Franciscan Monastery included. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 – Today excursion begins with one of the most unique places in Montenegro, the Island of Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen). We visit famous garden of Milocer & King’s beach which boasts over 160 different species of trees.
We continue to Kopitovic Winery along the the scenic route 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. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 6 – Sadly it is time to depart this beautiful region and return to the airport for our flight back to the UK.