Montenegro Discovery Tour

Perast city, Montenegro
Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Discovery Tours
from £1,219pp with flights

Join us in discovering the ‘black pearl’ of the Balkans: Montenegro. Its stunning untouched landscapes and rich cultural heritage means there’s plenty to see and do. On this holiday, we’ll explore the best of this fascinating country.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful Bay of Kotor and the old towns of Perast and Kotor.
  • Explore Lake Skadar National Park and enjoy a boat ride on the lake
  • Enjoy a wonderful panorama of fjords, mountains and the Adriatic from Lovćen National Park
  • Sail to 'the lady of the rocks' and uncover her legend.  

What’s included

  • Good quality en-suite accommodation in one of our European partner hotels
  • Half Board – continental breakfast and evening meal
  • The services of an experienced HF Holidays’ leader
  • Full day excursions with all essential transport in resort
  • A local guide in Ciutadella
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers

Trip Notes

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This morning we’ll drive to the picturesque old town of Perast which nestles at the foot of the mountains between the two bays of the inner Boka and opposite the Verige Channel. Here there will be the opportunity to explore the town and the nearby island of Our Lady of the Rock. We shall then make our way back along the Bay to Kotor, one of the best-preserved Medieval towns in the Adriatic and part of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Old Kotor is a densely-packed triangle of twisting streets and tiny squares, cafés and churches, and is a delight to simply wander through and explore.

Inland from Bar is the ruined old city of Stari Bar. This remarkable walled city, devastated by an earthquake along the coast in 1979, has been largely rebuilt and it is well worth visiting. We’ll take a short walk around the ruins before moving on to the Gradiste Monastery, a UNESCO-protected cultural site set up in the Montenegrin hills with fantastic sea views.

Budva is surrounded by natural beauty, bay islands and beaches, but it is also full of cultural and historic monuments. The old town lies on a narrow peninsula and is crisscrossed with narrow streets and squares. Later, we’ll visit the 700-year-old Rezevici Monastery, a cultural and historic monument housing three smaller churches and some wonderful restored paintings.

On our 7-night holidays, we allow one free day where there is no organised excursion. This is an ideal opportunity for you to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the area independently.

Lake Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkans and one of the largest national parks in the country. It is an important habitat for water birds and is also famous for its staggering diversity of flora and fauna. We’ll spend some time in Virpazar at the northern tip of the lake, call in at the National Park visitor centre and enjoy a boat ride too.

Today we’ll be visiting the former capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. Despite no longer being the offical capital city, the President’s residence can be found here, and it is still known as the ‘honorary’ capital. Later, we’ll enjoy a scenic drive through Lovcen National Park which is dominated by Mount Lovcen and is where a mixture of the Mediterranean and continental climates has created a unique environment for an array of wildlife.

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Hotel Palas - Montenegro

The 4-star Hotel Palas in the resort of Petrovac; a coastal town with sandy beaches and hidden coves, is located on the promenade with attractive terraces and gardens planted with orange and olive trees.  It is within easy walking distance of the shops and behind the hotel is the towering Pastrovici Mountains.  The hotel owns part of the sandy Lucice beach and their guests enjoy private seating.  WiFi is available throughout the hotel.


There are 173 bedrooms, all ensuite with bath/shower, hairdryer, mini bar, room safe, air conditioning, TV and telephone.


There is a wellness centre and spa that has a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, an outdoor salt water pool and indoor fresh water pool.  There is a range of treatments available to book for additional costs.

There are two hotel bars, one near the reception with lovely views to the sea and nearby islands, and one near the pool.

Food & Drink

Our holidays at Hotel Palas are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.


The hotel has a buffet style breakfast from 7am. 

Lunch (payable locally)

Ingredients for a picnic lunch can be bought from local shops.

Evening meal

The hotel has a comprehensive buffet from 7.30pm.  Vegetarians and those with special diets should discuss their requirements with the hotel staff on their arrival.


The hotel has well-stocked bars serving beer, wine and spirits.

Your Evenings

Each evening your leaders will tell you about the next day's activities and answer any questions you may have.

During the evening you may like to join in an optional organised activity, such as a quiz.  On one evening, we have arranged for a local speaker to come and speak to our guest groups and enlighten you on this regions colourful history.

Alternatively, you may wish to relax in the bar with your fellow guests or go for a walk along the beach on warmer evenings.

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Getting to Hotel Palas - Montenegro

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What to Bring

To enjoy your holiday comfortably and safely, it’s essential that your clothing and footwear is suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. Changeable weather is possible throughout the year, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities – hot, cold, wet or dry.

All of our Discovery Tours involve active sightseeing and you should therefore be prepared for walking between the sights and wear flat, comfortable shoes. In the evening most guests wear casual clothing.
You will probably find a small rucksack or cross-body bag useful for carrying spare clothing, camera, sun protection, drinks (at least 2 litres) etc during the day. A money belt is always a good idea.

You’ll also need to bring your:

  • Booking confirmation
  • Travel insurance cover note and contact details
  • European Health Insurance Card (if applicable)
  • Completed guest registration form
  • Photocopy of photo page of passport
  • Sunhat, sun cream and sunglasses
  • Medication: If you require any medication, please take adequate supplies for the duration of your holiday. It’s advisable to carry your medication in your hand luggage instead of packing it in your suitcase

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
19 Oct - 26 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,219 Available Book Now
06 Jun - 13 Jun 2019 Itinerary £1,359 Available Book Now
05 Sep - 12 Sep 2019 Itinerary £1,359 Available Book Now
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19 Oct - 26 Oct 2019 Itinerary £889 Available Book Now
06 Jun - 13 Jun 2019 Itinerary £1,139 Available Book Now
05 Sep - 12 Sep 2019 Itinerary £1,139 Available Book Now

Important Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £26 per night 
  • Sea view supplement: £10 per room per night
  • With flight holidays include flights from Gatwick. Flight supplement from Manchester: £60
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Dubrovnik Airport: £45 single
  • Our airport taxi service operates at this resort: £165 per single taxi journey
7 nights
Discovery Tours

7 nights from £1,219pp with flights

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