A holiday exploring this incredibly diverse country; using convenient flights into nearby Dubrovnik - visit National Parks & the Bay of Kotor.
START / FINISH - Dubrovnik.
Activity code: MOFD01
Duration: 15 Days
This exciting self-drive holiday is a journey around Montenegro's "Best Bits", with the ease of starting and finishing in Dubrovnik, as it has many more flight connections. In just two weeks you can explore the Durmitor National Park and the Tara Canyon; the two lake-based National Parks - Biogradsko and Plav (Prokletije); the Adriatic coast around Budva and the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Kotor.
Your exploration begins straight away on this holiday as you can get your hire car directly at the airport and you are then free to enjoy the views from the coast road almost immediately. Few visitors travel to the surrounding countryside so you will get to enjoy the open road as soon as you cross the border into Bosnia. We've included a night in the lovely small town of Trebinje to break the journey; an early morning walk along the river is a delightful start to your first full day with an impressive stone bridge and still-working water wheels the reward - the local pastries and open-air market are also a good reward on your return to the town.
Once you've climbed up and over the border into Montenegro there is a magnificent view of Lake Slano just before you arrive at Niksic, which is where you could detour to visit the famous Ostrog Monastery. There's a lovely drive ahead though, all the way to Zabljak in the heart of the Durmitor National Park. Here you have an impressive choice of things to do - take a walk around the beautiful, pristine Black Lake, head to the nearby peaks or why not consider a simply incredible and unique experience at the Tara Canyon - the "hands free" zip wire ride across the gorge.
In the rest of inland Montenegro you will encounter forests, gorges, lakes, stunning views, traditional rural landscapes, monasteries, quiet roads and a friendly and diverse people in locations such as Kolasin, Plav and Mojkovac. On your way back to the coast we recommend stopping off at Lake Skadar, the largest lake in southern Europe. The remainder of your holiday can be tailored to your preference between the beach resort of Budva with its tranquil old town and Kotor with its impressive walls, historic buildings and challenging walk up the "staircase" to the fortress high above.
We feel that the best finale to this holiday would be a few nights in Dubrovnik where you can relax, enjoy some activities and sightseeing without your car as the local buses and cable car offer an excellent service.
Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Dubrovnik. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.