The Republic of Montenegro, newly created in 2006, is located in South-eastern Europe between Croatia, Albania and Serbia. Montenegro has an unbelievably beautiful coast on the Adriatic sea taking in the stunning Bay of Kotor and the Budva Riviera.
The country's native name is Crna Gora, which translates literally to black mountain or black forest so a large part of Montenegro is covered with mountains (highest - Mount Durmitor at 2,522m) and thick forests with high peaks along its borders with Kosovo and Albania including some of the most rugged terrain in Europe.
Montenegro's dramatic scenery and legendary hospitality are unquestionably real, as you'll confirm when you have explored a country, still waiting to be rediscovered.
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Holidays in Montenegro offer such a dramatic contrast of locations for a small country so it is ideal for a fly drive, even over a short duration such as one week. There are many flights into Dubrovnik which is ideal for the Bay of Kotor and the Budva area of Montenegro's stunning coastline but there are now also flights directly to Tivat (near Budva) or you may even consider arriving on the fabulously scenic rail line from Belgrade which passes through Podgorica on its way to the coast at Bar.
There are many monasteries around the country, some quite near the main routes but others a little way off the beaten track; most notably are Morača, Sveta Trojica, Đurđevi stupovi and Ostrog - one of the world's greatest shrines. There are also St. Trifun Cathedral, the Curch of Our Lady of the Rocks in Kotor Bay and Hussein-Pasha's Mosque in Pljevlja which stand out for their unique beauty.
It is also hard to resist the charm of medieval towns and fortresses on the Montenegrin coast such as Budva, Kotor, Perast, Bar and Ulcinj. As you explore you will encounter such a heady mix of Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles of architecture. The city of Kotor is, as part of the world cultural heritage, under UNESCO's protection.
Where to visit
Kotor has a spectacular setting and offers historical sightseeing & superb countryside; the Bay of Kotor is often described as a fjord, you can see why with its narrow shape & steep sided slop ...
The National Park & mountain of Durmitor in the north of Montenegro is a high plateau intersected by deep canyons.
Kolasin is located near the Biogradsko Gora National Park, one of three preserved virgin forests of Europe. It is considered an "air spa" due to its clean air & climate.
Lake Plav is located at the foot of the Prokletije mountain; nature has truly gifted this region with lakes, waterfalls, mountains and canyons - a remarkable region for outdoor activities.
Niksic is siutuated in the Zeta river valley, a jewel lit by the sunny peaks of the nearby mountains. It is a city of rich history and great soul known for its hospitality.
Budva is located half way along the short but spectacular coastline of Montenegro. It is an old walled town popular in high season for those looking for a quality resort with lots of atmosphere.
Things to do
A taster of Montenegro; stay directly on the beach as well as in the mountains on one fabulous holiday. Explore the fabulous countrytside in between.
A holiday exploring this incredibly diverse country; using convenient flights into nearby Dubrovnik - visit National Parks & the Bay of Kotor.
"On the whole a great time in a beautiful country. We found it valuable that you have travelled Montenegro and have a good knowledge of the country. What to do and see was useful and did most of them. So happy with the service you provided."
A Wareham, October, 2019
"Utterly wonderful trip. It was a pleasure to use your services right from initial inquiry to the trip itself. Everything went so smoothly and easily, it was a very relaxing and existing trip in equal measure. The hotels were all very different to each other, but that is a strength, not a criticism. Nice to experience different styles. We would also like to comment on how amazing the Vamoos app is! It is by far the best way to travel, even down to using the downloaded maps for hiking trails in the mountains - they were as accurate as any map we could bit whilst there! The app just made everything so easy. The only point we'd raise is that the parking for Hotel Monte Cristo in Kotor is not where the map said. Apparently all the girls no longer use that car park, and instead each now has their own private, free car park. You provided the code for the barrier etc, but the directions provided currently go to the wrong car park. You just need to update your maps for that bit - hope that's helpful! REPLY FROM REDISCOVER THE WORLD: ........ [thank you for your note, we have updated the map location for this hotel's car park, our sincere apologies]"
D Wright, September, 2019
"Loved this holiday but did not get on well with Vamoos."
F Broomby, UK, September, 2019
"We had an incredible time, and can't thank you enough for helping us arrange it. We really liked the fact that there were so many different route options, and information on places we might want to see outside of where we were staying. It made us feel like we were curating our own trip. The details also helped us plan out our spending too, which was really useful. We had some particularly nice receptions and celebrations for our honeymoon. It was extremely thoughtful. We are convinced that we would never have discovered any of these wonderful places to stay without your expert knowledge. We even made some friends from Canada along the way, who were following a very similar itinerary to ours. We spent more than we usually would on the holiday itself, but it was good value for money and we would recommend Rediscover to anyone. In fact, we already have. The hotels were all brilliant, even if some were tricky to navigate by car. Pulling cases over the cobbles added to the experience."
A Harris, UK, Sept, 2019
"I just wanted to contact you to say what a fantastic holiday we had and to thank you so much for all your help in booking and sorting everything and answering all my queries. The Vamoos app was very very good and easy to use as well as being massively useful especially the maps when driving. The hotels were really well chosen and situated perfectly - we decided our favourite was the one in Kotor - the hotel staff were especially helpful and really nice. It all went very smoothly (husbands driving not so much at times!) and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you very much!"
C Matthews, UK, August, 2019
"We had a fantastic holiday. Rediscover were superb from start to finish with their help and knowledge of where we wanted to visit as we didn't know the area. They answered all my questions and queries promptly and in detail and it really felt like the personal touch for our holiday. We would highly recommend using Rediscover. Thank you!!"
C Matthews, UK, August, 2019
"Very pleased with trip and the use of the app (although struggled to download maps not sure why) hotels were all very different in character so contrast was good. Driving in Montenegro not for the faint hearted but the scenery and people we encountered along the way more than made up for this."
D Mellett, Switzerland, August, 2019
"We had a fabulous holiday. Everything worked out better than expected. We fully relaxed in the first part of our holiday in Budva and enjoyed the boat trip in the bay and the trip in the mountains plus fabulous views over Kotor Bay. Strangely one of our best meals in Budva was in the restaurant at the bus terminus as recommended in our guide book. Excellent food. Surrounded by greenery and fountains so could have been anywhere. The scenery and the alpine flowers were stunning throughout the trip. The weather was great and we enjoyed the beaches and swimming in the pools and the sea.... I would happily recommend your services. You responded quickly to all our enquiries and followed up to make our holiday everything we wanted it to be."
A Holliday, UK, June 2019
"We enjoyed the flexibility of the self-drive. Montenegro has a wide variety of scenery and we were impressed."
W Holzmann, Canada, June 2019
"The trip has been marvellous with all arrangements excellent. Hotel Astoria is very comfortable and impressive."
B Ackerman, S. Africa, May 2019