1. Montenegro
  2. Bay of Kotor
  3. Herceg Novi
  4. Tara River

Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

Product ID: 215937
Meet the beautiful coastline of Kotor Bay, before ascending to the high elevations of Durmitor Mountain. Admire the deepest canyon in Europe, the Tara River, and hike around Black Lake before visiting the greatest pilgrimage place in the Balkans.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
Starting time 7:10 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

In front of the hotel/accommodation noted in booking details.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the wild beauty of North Montenegro
  • Take a perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Tour with an informative, friendly, and professional tour guide
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Full description
After a short drive from your meeting point, you will make your first photo stop to capture perspectives of two nearby famous islands, Our Lady of the Rocks and Saint George. From the first photo stop you will move to higher elevations of Montenegro for a second photo stop, above Risan Bay.

The trip then continues to Nikšić, the second biggest city in Montenegro. Just before you enter Nikšić, you will receive a third photo stop at the artificial Salty Lake. After about 2 hours of astounding natural landscapes, it will be time to take a much-needed breakfast break, enjoying tasty local food and drink.

From Nikšić, you will continue towards the Mountain of Durmitor, where dramatic rocky peaks rise high into the sky. Along the route you will pass dense pine and colorful deciduous forest. The next stop is Đurđevića Tara Bridge, the highest in Europe when built in 1940. If so inclined, time will be allotted to cross the 365-meter-long bridge, 172 meters above the canyon floor. During this 30 minute break, don’t miss your chance to try out the longest zip-line in Montenegro.
From the Đurđevića Tara Bridge, the tour will proceed straight to the hidden jewel of Durmitor National Park, the majestic Black Lake. This lake is among 18 glacial lakes above 1,500 meters high on Durmitor Mountain. All together they are called "Mountain Eyes". For a full experience of this breathtaking environment, there is an 1-hour break to hike around the 4-kilometer trail around the lake.

Your next destination is Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, located at 1,450 meters above sea level. Besides its stunning nature, North Montenegro is know as a great location to taste Montenegrin traditional food, which you will have time to do for lunch. It will then be time to hit the road towards the most visited spiritual and mysterious place in Montenegro, the Ostrog Monastery.

Nearing sunset, you will begin your ascent up the narrow and winding road, enjoying spectacular views of the highly-perched monastery. Ostrog was built in 1667 by the monk Vasilije Ostroški, who both lived and died there. His relics are now preserved and considered miraculous. At around 6:00PM, it will be time to sum up your impressions and return back to your beloved seaside base of Kotor, where you will arrive around 8:30PM.
Includes
  • Full-day transportation by minivan or minibus from Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to NP Durmitor (3,00€ per person)
  • Food and drinks (breakfast from 3,50€, lunch from 7,00€)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Water
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Please bring warmer clothing for the mountain in months other than summer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 125 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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It was amazing trip with Nicky. Good guide, very friendly, very informative, very expert, very funny) There was a good tour organization. The tour was started in Kotor and we lived in Budva. Tour agency was organized transfer for us to go to start place and come back. I recommend this company for this excursion. Thanks a lot !!!

February 26, 2020

Appreciate the fact that the tour began on time, and the group was not too big. Tour guide was friendly. Special thanks to the driver who was very experienced and drove us around safely, despite the fact that it was raining on the return journey, the sky was dark, and the roads challenging. Overall, enjoyed the sights and experience, especially the Tara Canyon and Durmitor National Park.

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October 21, 2019

Despite an early start this tour is well worth that and the long day with several hours in the bus. Both the rep Milos and the driver were very good. We received a great deal of interesting information which was delivered in fun way. It was great to have a local person with such an interest in the History of the country and of its traditions.

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October 8, 2019

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Product ID: 215937