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Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

1. Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

See the picturesque countryside of Montenegro on a guided day trip from Kotor, Budva, Tivat, or Herceg Novi with optional hotel transfers. Admire clear lakes, spectacular coasts, the famous Ostrog Monastery, and more. Take your first photo stop shortly after leaving Kotor and capture the beauty of two nearby islands, Our Lady of the Rocks and Saint George. Move to higher elevations for a second photo stop above Risan Bay. Continue to Nikšić, the second biggest city in Montenegro, and make another stop for pictures at the artificial Salty Lake. Take a much-needed breakfast break after your morning sightseeing and enjoy some tasty local food and drink (not included in the tour cost). Drive towards Mount Durmitor, where rocky peaks rise high into the sky. Pass dense pine and colorful deciduous forest. Stop at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, the highest in Europe when built in 1940. Cross the 365-meter-long bridge, 172 meters above the canyon floor if you´d like. Proceed to the hidden jewel of Durmitor National Park, the majestic Black Lake, among 18 glacial lakes above 1,500 meters on Durmitor Mountain. Altogether they are called "Mountain Eyes". Embark on a hike on the 4-kilometer trail around the lake. Stop at Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, located at 1,450 meters above sea level. Dine on a lunch of traditional Montenegrin food. Afterward, hit the road towards the most visited spiritual site in Montenegro, the Ostrog Monastery. Begin your ascent up the narrow and winding road close to sunset, enjoying spectacular views of the highly-perched monastery. View the relics of the monk Vasilije Ostroški, who founded the place. Return to Kotor at the end of your tour.

Montenegro: Black Lake and Tara Canyon Day Trip

2. Montenegro: Black Lake and Tara Canyon Day Trip

Discover the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Montenegro with our Great Canyons tour, a journey that will immerse you in stunning landscapes, culture, and history. Our adventure starts at Budva, where we'll take a photo break above this charming seaside town before passing through Cetinje, taking in the panoramic views of Skadar Lake and Podgorica. Fuel up for the journey ahead with a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant in Potoci. Our next stop takes us through the stunning Moraca River Canyon, where you can take a moment to admire the breathtaking scenery and snap photos. We'll then visit the Moraca Monastery, a significant cultural and spiritual landmark in Montenegro, where you'll learn about the history and heritage of this ancient place. Our journey then leads us through the Tara River Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We'll indulge in the local cuisine during a lunch break, while taking in the stunning views of the canyon. We'll then take a leisurely bus ride through the canyon, stop to walk across the Djurdjevica Tara Bridge, and optionally experience a thrilling zipline ride. We'll arrive in Zabljak, where you can take a leisurely walk around the beautiful Black Lake, a shimmering natural wonder that will take your breath away. You'll also have the chance to take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the lake and refresh yourself before continuing on our journey. Our adventure will then take us through the towns of Savnik and Niksic, and by the Nevidio Canyon, immersing us in the captivating beauty of this region. As the day winds down, we'll arrive in Bogetici for a dinner break with a view of the iconic Ostrog Monastery. Enjoy the delicious local cuisine and reflect on the memories of the day. Finally, we'll return to Budva by bus, taking in the stunning views one last time and reminiscing about the unforgettable journey. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and immersive experiences will take you on a journey through the natural wonders, culture, and history of Montenegro. Book your tour online now and let us take you on a journey that will captivate your heart and soul.

Podgorica: Ostrog Monastery and Niagara Waterfall Tour

3. Podgorica: Ostrog Monastery and Niagara Waterfall Tour

You will begin your tour by visiting the most famous waterfalls near the capital, Niagara Waterfalls. On the way to the falls, you will be able to see the Cijevna River Canyon, which was formerly the border between Montenegro and the Ottoman Empire until 1912. The waterfall was named after the Niagara waterfalls in Canada. Being much smaller, the waterfall is a great attraction for "Podgorica", and a place to rest on hot summer days.  Sometimes during the summer, the waterfalls dry up, so you get the opportunity to visit Zdrebaonik monastery and Cuk camp for coffee break in the middle of the forest... These options are always available at the client's request. Kayaking from the camp at request and extra fees. After visiting the waterfall, the road will lead you up to the Ostrog Monastery. The beauty of this monastery, made by St.Vasilije, was written by Napoleon’s colonel and French commander Viala de Somier, who visited the monastery in 1810. He wrote a book about Montenegro before published it in Paris 10 years later. Ostrog Monastery also has relics of a boy named Stanko from Podvraca Village, who was killed by the Turks in 1714. From the terraces of this monastery, there are beautiful views of the Bjelopavlic plain and the Zeta River. In the Upper Monastery, all believers are provided with a bottle of holy water and oil. The monastery complex consists of a church, a large conch, and a series of ground-level buildings that once served as classrooms. The whole complex is surrounded by a high stone fence. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin. The second option include strong monastery and Niagara waterfall but an hour boat tour in Skadar Lake National Park from Virpazar town.

Podgorica Highlights, Ostrog and Zeta nature park day trip

4. Podgorica Highlights, Ostrog and Zeta nature park day trip

The program of this tour is focused on exploring the central region of Montenegro and some of the most interesting places from that part of Montenegro. We will start with a panoramic tour of Podgorica and after a 10-15 minute drive we will reach Duklja, the most famous Montenegrin archaeological site from the Roman period. After a 40-minute drive through the countryside, we will reach Ostrog, one of the most visited monasteries in Orthodox Christianity. We will find out why the monastery is so popular and enjoy the view of the Zeta river valley. On the way through a very interesting rural area, we will descend to the valley of the river Zeta, an area with the status of a nature park, and immerse ourselves in its greenery and beautiful surroundings. it is also an ideal setting for tasting local specialties On the way back to Podgorica we won't miss opportunity to visit Cijevna, another amazing river and its canyon famous for its waterfalls and rock formations. Before we will drop you off at your place of stay we will take you to a nice and relaxing walk through the center of Podgorica. Itinerary: - 09 a.m. - A pick up at your place of stay - 09.15 - Visit to Doclea archeological site - 10.30 - Arrival at Ostrog monastery - 12.00 - We come to Zeta nature park - 14.30- Arrival to Cijevna river and Niagara falls - 15.30- Walking tour in Podgorica - 16.30- hotel drop-off

Montenegro: Private Cetinje/Dajbabe/Ostrog Monasteries Tour

5. Montenegro: Private Cetinje/Dajbabe/Ostrog Monasteries Tour

The first thing we will visit is the Cetinje Monastery.. The monastery is very important because it represents the epicenter of culture, literacy and education in Montenegro. It was demolished and reconstructed several times, and after one invasion by Suleiman Pasha, no one was able to restore its beauty. The Cetinje monastery is also extremely important due to the fact that Christian treasures are kept in its modest chambers. Segments of the Holy Cross, the hand of John the Baptist, and the relics of Saint Peter of Cetinje are preserved in the monastery, making it one of the most spiritually rich guardians of the Christian world. Words are superfluous, so go along the Cetinje Monastery and pay your respects to the greatest Christian relics. By visiting the Dajbaba monastery, breathe in the spirit of harmony and get to know the primordial religion. Under the Dajbaba hill, not far from the capital of Montenegro - Podgorica, is the Dajbaba monastery. This monastery was built in 1897 on the basis of a miraculous vision that the shepherd Petko had, dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What is fascinating is the fact that the monastery itself is carved into the rock and that the space in the cave was originally and only used. It existed so that space could be expanded later, which gave it the shape of a church. At its base, the Dajbabe monastery has an inscribed church in the shape of a cross. The entrance porch with bell towers is the only part of the monastery that is outside the rock of the actual cave. Inside the monastery, the relics of Saint Simeon of Dajbap are preserved. The monastery is special because of the harmony between man and nature, between what God created and what God created. On this occasion, the man understood the message and did not destroy nature, but adopted it. For the end, we leave the most visited and famous monastery in Montenegro. It is dedicated to Saint Vasilij Ostroška, who lived in the 17th century, and whose relics are still here today. It is believed that his holy body was found intact, seven years after his death. It is carved into a steep rock, at an incredible 900 meters above sea level. The monastery is known for the miracles that still take place today, and it has become one of the most visited places of pilgrimage that gathers believers from all over the world, regardless of religion. After that, we go to the Koliba restaurant for lunch. There you will have the opportunity to try the traditional dishes of Montenegro. On the way back, we will take a photo break with a view of the sea. Tour plan •00:00-01:00 drive to Cetinje Monastery •01:00-01:30 visit Cetinje Monastery •01:30-02:15 drrive to Dajbabe Monstery •02:15-02:45 visit Dajbabe monastery •02:45-03:45 drive to Monastery Ostrog •03:45-04:15 visit to Monastery Ostrog •04:15-05:15 lunch in restaurant Koliba •05:00-07:00 drive to Kotor

Ostrog Monastery from Podgorica-private tour

6. Ostrog Monastery from Podgorica-private tour

The tour starts from Podgorica with pick up at the guest request (hotel or any accomodation). Relax one-hour panoramic drive till the Monastery admiring the wild beauty of Montenegro, its high mountains, the impressive nature and the scenic routes. Approaching the monastery, in the last 8 km, there is a small ancient road, serpentine-shaped, where you can enjoy the amazing view of the Bijelopavlicka Ravnica, an immense green plain, and the Zeta river. Up to the serpentine we will reach Ostrog Monastery, one of the most famous monasteries of the Orthodox Church as well as an important pilgrimage site a The monastery is made up of two parts: upper and lower. Our professional guide will draw your attention with the cultural and historical heritage of the most visited church in the Balkans. Experience the tradition hidden behind Ostrog, very popular also for the miracles that take place. On the way back to Podgorica (or any different destination agreed in time) the guide can arrange a typical lunch upon request and for a fair fare. The tour will end, as agreed, at the starting point. The tour is available in montenegrin, english, french, spanish, italian.

From Podgorica: Durmitor NP & Tara canyon-Amazing Montenegro

7. From Podgorica: Durmitor NP & Tara canyon-Amazing Montenegro

We will start the day by driving through the surroundings of Podgorica and further rural areas until we reach Niksic, the second biggest city in Montenegro. It will be a good place to have a short brake, have a walk, coffe or famous Niksicko beer. After visiting Niksic, we will continue to the north of Montenegro, a region known for its high mountains, impressive canyons, old forests, glacial lakes and the mountain way of living. We will visit the Black Lake, the pearl of the Durmitor National Park, and enjoy a walk through the coniferous forest around the beautiful lake. We will find out what phenomena are related to the Black Lake and the Durmitor mountain massif, which has been on the UNESCO list since 1980. We will enjoy a panoramic drive over the Durmitor plateau, visit some other glacial lakes, mysterious medieval cemeteries also listed as the world cultural heritage. At the end, we will admire the grandeur and beauty of the deepest European canyon. We will visit the lookout with a view of the deepest point of the canyon and, if desired, climb to the nearby peak. We will not miss a chance to visit the famous bridge in Đurđevića Tara, from which there is a magnificent view of both sides of the canyon, and the water as clear as a tear. For those who would like to experience a little more adventure, the zip line from one side of the canyon to the other is a great option. Itinerary: - 8:30 a.m. - a pick up at your place of stay - After about 45 minutes of driving, we reach Niksic.. We have a short walk near the Petrovic castle. - Around 12.00 we reach the town of Žabljak and the Black Lake located in the heart of the Durmitor National Park. - After a walk around the lake, we head to the lookout point, which offers a magnificent view of the deepest part of the Tara river canyon. - Somewhere around 4 o'clock in the afternoon we arrive at the bridge in Đurđevića Tara. We spend about an hour there. - On the way back to Podgorica, we drive over the beautiful Durmitor plateau, where we visit the medieval cemetery, a part of the world cultural heritage. - A Return to Podgorica is around 8 p.m. - Drop off at your place of stay

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Day tour and enough time to spend in every location. Free entrance to old ruins in Duklja Podgorica and then we went to Ostrog Orthodox Monastery. It is exceptional experience. Monastery has been build very strange place and it is really must see place. Zeta river valley is next place and there is time to taste local specialites. In Cijevna they have they own Niagara falls, what is last target outside Podgorica. Then You make short walking in Podgorica.

I recently went on this organized daily trip to Ostrog Monastery, and it was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The itinerary was well-planned by Simona, offering a perfect mix of sightseeing and activities. Mr. Djuro, the guide, was knowledgeable and friendly, adding depth to the journey. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a hassle-free and enjoyable day trip!

Knowledgeable, personable, flexible, endlessly curious and also the rare optimist— you won’t regret a day learning about Montenegro with Nino! The day was a whirlwind of beautiful sites & learning. If you go in the winter, dress appropriately for the windchill 😅

İt was a wonderful Day trip Naturmontenegro, Mr. Nino Markovic was very helpful, kind and friendly. me and my family enjoyed and had a great time with hım. Sen you in next time another Montenegro Day trip together.

Dimitri was a wonderful tour guide. We had an amazing tour of Ostrog and Niagara Waterfalls. Highly recommend!!