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Lake Skadar: Guided Sightseeing Boat Tour with Refreshments

1. Lake Skadar: Guided Sightseeing Boat Tour with Refreshments

Start your sightseeing cruise in Virpazar, the lovely fishing village built on the shore of Lake Skadar. Depart from its pier through a small river canal fringed with reeds and willow trees. Admire the views of the mountain ranges far away in Albania and Vranjina - the nearest island, rising defiantly from the fresh waters of one of the largest lakes in southern Europe. Go left under the nearby bridge and discover Lesendro - the Key of Lake Skadar. Built in the 18th century this beauty still hides the eternal sorrow of Njegoš. Approach this beautiful fortification as you glide through meadows of water chestnuts and observe remarkable birds dry their wings on top of its walls. Have your breath taken away by the view hidden behind the three islets - thousands of white and yellow water lilies and their large, floating, dark green leaves. Take a sip of local wine and immerse yourself in this stunning view. Witness sights on the return journey that will not disappoint either. Take your time and enjoy the perfect wilderness while taking a refreshing swim. Seize your chance and have a dip in the fresh, deep-blue waters of Lake Skadar, wrapped by scenic views. When the swimming part is finished, return to Virpazar.

Virpazar: Skadar Lake Guided Nature Cruise with Drinks

2. Virpazar: Skadar Lake Guided Nature Cruise with Drinks

Embark on an adventure from Virpazar, nestled within Skadar Lake. Immerse yourself in a captivating boat tour, exploring UNESCO-protected islands, a charming fishing village, and hidden passages. Admire breathtaking views of the peninsula and picturesque fishing village, Vranjina. Witness the majestic Lesendro fortress, symbolizing Montenegro's quest for independence. Built in the 18th century, it stands on the former island, a key to Skadar Lake. Continue your voyage through Moraca River channels, glimpsing bird reserves, and small islands. Cruise amidst vibrant lotus flowers in narrow reed channels, perfect for unforgettable photos. Enjoy leisurely free time for a refreshing swim in the open lake, savoring cool beverages aboard the boat. Finally, return to the starting point, concluding this captivating tour with cherished Skadar Lake memories. 

Montenegro: Black Lake and Tara Canyon Day Trip

3. 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.

Virpazar: Skadar Lake Nature Kayak Tour

4. Virpazar: Skadar Lake Nature Kayak Tour

Prepare for an exhilarating kayaking adventure from Virpazar. Your host equips you and provides essential information. Glide through a narrow channel surrounded by majestic reeds and water lilies. Navigate beneath the grand main bridge as you enter the open lake. Marvel at Lesendro peninsula and fortress. Explore the fortress, leading to the beginning of the Morača River. Spot the symbol of the lake, the magnificent pelican, if luck is on your side. Indulge in a delightful break at local restaurants near the beaches or before the main bridge. Continue your extraordinary expedition to the trio of islands — Small and Big Cakovica, and Kamenik — following the bird reserve. Refresh yourself with a plunge into the inviting waters before returning. If weary, wave to passing boats for a ride back to Virpazar.

Podgorica: Durmitor National Park Day Trip via Tara Canyon

5. Podgorica: Durmitor National Park Day Trip via Tara Canyon

Set out on a day trip from Podgorica to explore the natural jewels of Montenegro in Durmitor National Park. Marvel at Tara River canyon, Tara Springs, Đurđevića Tara bridge, the Black Lake and pass scenic roads on the way. Start your adventure with a panoramic road along lakes and picturesque villages. Drive through the black pine forest, whose grandiose trees soar to 50 meters, to reach the highest inhabited town in the Balkans, Zabljak. While its altitude sets it apart, Zabljak is also the center of Durmitor. At the heart of this beautiful mountain town is the Black Lake. Known as the "Montenegrin eyes" Black Lake is the biggest of 17 lakes in the Durmitor National Park. Take a short walk to the lake and challenge yourself to moderate hiking along the marked trails. Reward yourself with snacks in the bar on the shore. After the break, continue to explore the beauty of Durmitor. Meet Tara River with the deepest canyon in Europe. Breathe fresh mountain air amidst unspoiled nature. Get on the 365-meter-long Đurđevića Tara bridge for a unique view of the river and the surrounding scenery. Learn about the bridge's important role in the history of Montenegro from your guide. Try ziplining for a special experience if you dare to fly like a bird over Tara Canyon from one side to the other (not included in the price). Or move on to an old, wired bridge for more views of the river. If time permits, you can opt for an additional visit to the Biogradska Gora forest and national park, one of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Virpazar: Private Lake Skadar and Pavlova Strana Wine Cruise

6. Virpazar: Private Lake Skadar and Pavlova Strana Wine Cruise

Discover the wonders of Lake Skadar as you glide across its pristine waters in a traditional wooden boat, known as a čun. Indulge in the flavors of local wine while meandering through the breathtaking landscapes that adorn the lake. Immerse yourself in the invigorating freshness of the water, enveloped by majestic mountain ranges, and delve into the captivating stories and rich history of Lake Skadar. Begin in Virpazar - the main gateway of Lake Skadar. Sail along a tiny river channel and observe birds catch the fish and soar through the sky. Exit the river and discover the vast blue waters of Lake Skadar, the far-away mountains of Albania, and Vranjina, along with its two peaks. Glide through the meadows of water chestnuts and discover the ruins of Lesendro, the 18th-century fortress and the Key of Lake Skadar. These ruins and their bird visitants will feast you with a stunning view. Feel the fresh air rush through your body, as you come close to Lake Skadar's largest tributary, Morača River. Continue your journey in the direction of three islands – Mala Čakovica, Velika Čakovica, and Kamenik. Have your breath taken away by the view these islets hide. Marvel at thousands of water lilies, covering the surface of the lake with their leaves. Sights to follow will satisfy your traveller’s thirst also. As you pass through the picturesque fjord Pavlova strana your eyes will absorb the beauty. The rocky coast, with abandoned houses and small hidden piers, makes a perfect background for your swimming stop.

Moraca canyon and Biogradska Gora tour

7. Moraca canyon and Biogradska Gora tour

From Podgorica city to Biogradska Gora National Park via canyon of Moraca River well know because the panoramic road on the really edge of the canyon and old wired bridges built by army for a small local villages. on another side, Biogradska Gora is one of the oldest forest in EU, one of three last rainy forest and the present to Montenegrin king from people of this region. This tour is the short north introduce to you.

The medieval Monastery Kom: Scenic Boat Tour & Winetasting

8. The medieval Monastery Kom: Scenic Boat Tour & Winetasting

Begin your journey in Virpazar, the tiny townlet on three bridges, located in the heart of Lake Skadar. Leave the dock following a small river channel surrounded by fields of reeds and rows of willows. Find yourself on the open waters of vast Lake Skadar and watch Vranjina and its two peaks rise from the largest lake in southern Europe. Turn left and pass under a nearby bridge. Glide down paths enclosed with endless fields of kasaronja - water chestnuts. The ruins of Lesendro, the fortress built in the 18th century, appear soon after, along with their bird visitants, treating you with a beautiful view. Observe the birds dry their wings on the remains of the old fortress while enjoying their beauty and sound. Have fresh air flow through your body as you pass near the place where Lake Skadar meets its richest tributary - Morača River. Let the view melt before your eyes into thousands of white and yellow water lily flowers hidden behind three islets. After that, take the narrow passage between the uneven coast and marshy fields. You will arrive at the foot of Odrin hill - the home of the medieval monastery Kom. Let the aroma of wild thyme tickle your senses as you marvel at the swampy marshlands and enjoy the summer breeze. With such a pristine environment, you can be sure that the monastery honey is equally delightful. Examine the best-preserved frescoes in this area. Standing in the swampy northwestern reaches of Lake Skadar, the monastery has withstood the test of time and has the best-preserved frescoes in the region. When building its church (1415), the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice surrounded the Slavic State Zeta. Therefore, all the monasteries of that period resembled a fortress. Kom was not an exception – built on a high hill, fringed by marshland with a protective wall with two gates. This medieval monastery can often be reached only by boat and has only one inhabitant - a Serbian-Orthodox monk. Leave this picturesque view after 30 minutes and return to Virpazar. In the meantime, pack your swimsuits, towels and sunscreen and prepare to swim in the deep-blue waters of Lake Skadar, surrounded by extraordinary views and untouched nature.

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My guide today was Dimitrije, who picked me up on time and showed me the most beautiful vantage points between and above the canyons on the way to the national park, so that fabulous shots of the mountains and the crystal-clear rivers were created. A detour to a monastery on the way was also possible and in general Dimitrije was ready to implement all wishes. There was an optional stop for ziplining which I took advantage of. I definitely won't regret it. There are then opportunities to support local small breweries of schnapps by buying the goods on site. At the national park, which costs €3 entry, you can explore the forest and Black Lake on your own. Dimitrije came back after 2 hours and left together towards Podgorica. The guide is really passionate and motivated on the go. He does what he can to ensure that the experience remains unforgettable. And it will be unforgettable for me.

The trip on the lake was lovely and the guide funny and chatty. He slowed down in places where there was something to sea. It was late summer so we didn’t swim. We all enjoyed the wine. Pity there were very few birds on the lake perhaps because of the time of year or time of day?

Experience that lasts forever. The staff were amazing and the tour ended with a dip in skadar lake. It was a lot of fun and above all enriching.

I highly recommend a tour with this guide. Two routes to choose from, nice and friendly.

Got to see a lot of birds: dalmatian pelican, terns, grebes, cormorants!