Montenegro Coast Discovery Tour
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Hills & moorland
This holiday provides plenty of opportunity to discover Montenegro, the ‘Black Pearl’ of the Balkans, with its stunning untouched landscapes and cultural heritage.
- The beautiful Bay of Kotor with the old towns of Perast and Kotor
- Stari Bar and the Gradiste Monastery
- Coastal town of Budva and the restored paintings at the Rezevici monastery
- Explore Lake Skadar National Park and enjoy a boat ride on the lake
- Enjoy wonderful panoramas of fjords, mountains and the Adriatic from the Lovćen National Park
Great Reasons to Join Us:
- Great value: all prices include en-suite Half Board accommodation, plus five full-days of sightseeing including plenty of stops at places of interest and short walks of up to 2.5 miles
- Expert leader: learn more about the landscape and heritage of this part of the Balkans with our knowledgeable leader
- Accommdation: enjoy good quality accommodation and excellent food at our hotel just 30 metres from the beach in Petrovac
- Sociability: we pride ourselves on the sociable atmosphere of our holidays - explore together, eat together, relax together
The 4-star Hotel Rivijera is located just 30m off the seafront in the small resort of Petrovac, in gardens of cypress and pine trees. A lovely promenade with souvenir shops and cafés stretches along the sweeping bay. Behind lies the rest of the village and the towering Pastrovici Mountains. The hotel is built in a modern and comfortable style.
HF Holidays Europe Partner Hotel Awards 2016
Silver Award for Overall Hotel.
There are 89 en-suite bedrooms, all with balconies. The bedrooms also have telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, mini bar, air conditioning and central heating.
The hotel has a restaurant, bar lounge and outdoor pool with spa pool.
Our holidays at Hotel Rivijera are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.
The hotel serves a buffet continental breakfast.
The hotel serves a beautifully presented buffet offering fine Montenegrin dishes. Vegetarians and those with special dietary requirements should discuss their requirements with the manager on arrival.
There is also a well stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.
Lunch (payable locally)
Ingredients for a picnic lunch can be bought from local shops.
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.
During your Discovery Tour you will have the opportunity to visit many fascinating places of interest. this is the proposed programme, but our HF Holidays' leader may adjust it at their discretion, taking into account factors such as weather or local opening times or the wishes of the group.
Bay of Kotor, Perast and Kotor
We’ll drive to the picturesque old town of Perast, nestling at the foot of the mountains standing between the two bays of the inner Boka and opposite the Verige channel, for an opportunity to explore the town and the nearby island of Our Lady of the Rock. The coach will then drive back along the Bay to Kotor whose old city is surrounded by walls that rise spectacularly to the crest of a rocky hillside. Old Kotor is a densely packed triangle of twisting streets and tiny squares, cafés and churches, and is a delight to just wander through and explore.
Stari Bar and the Gradiste Monastery
Inland from Bar is the ruined old city of Stari Bar. A remarkable walled city, devastated by an earthquake along the coast in 1979, it has been largely rebuilt and it is well worth visiting. We’ll take a short walk around the ruins. Another highlight of today is a visit to the Gradiste Monastery, a UNESCO protected cultural site.
Budva and the Rezevici Monastery
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 crossed with narrow streets and squares. We’ll also visit the cultural historical monument that is the Rezevici Monastery, housing three smaller churches and some wonderful restored paintings.
Lake Skadar National Park
Skadar Lake is the largest lake in the Balkans and is an important habitat for water birds. It also has the status of a national park. We’ll spend some time in Virpazar at the northern tip of the lake, call in at the National Park visitor centre and take a boat ride on the lake.
Cetinje and Lovcen National Park
A visit to the former capital, Cetinje, a scenic drive through Lovcen National Park dominated by Mount Lovcen and a serpentine road with amazing views over Kotor and Tivat.
All transport relevant to the itinerary (hired minibus, or local transport) is included in the price of your holiday, but for flexibility we do not include entrances to museums etc (allow €12 per person).
Discovery holidays involve active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet. Optional short walks of approximately 2½ miles allow you to stretch your legs and see the best of the local scenery.
Free day – 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 independently.
An introduction to the area
Situated on the beautiful Montenegrin coast, the small resort of Petrovac is a very attractive base from which to explore the local area. The town itself centres on the pretty promenade and picturesque harbour, where you’ll find a good selection of souvenir shops, bars and cafés. Immediately behind rise the Rumija Mountains. Just to the north of Petrovac is the stunning old town of Sveti Stefan built on a tiny island and reached by a spit of land. Inland lie the beautiful waters of Lake Skadar where we will enjoy a cruise. The highlight of the week will be the day spent in Lovćen National Park high above the dramatic Kotor Fjord, and a trip to the perfectly preserved old towns on the fjord is highly recommended for your free day.
Perast and Kotor - The picturesque old town of Perast nestles at the foot of the mountains and stands between the two bays of the inner Boka and opposite the Verige channel. Old Kotor is surrounded by walls that rise spectacularly to the crest of a rocky hillside. It’s a densely packed triangle of twisting streets and tiny squares, cafés and churches, and is a delight to just wander through and explore.
Budva - Nestling to the west of the lively holiday resort of Budva, to the north of Petrovac, Budva Stari Grad or Old Town has existed since before the 5th century BC. When the Roman empire was divided the border between it and Byzantium was drawn through Budva. The town has been meticulously restored after extensive damage by an earthquake in 1979 and there are many squares, museums, narrow streets and a busy harbour to explore.
Beaches - Within easy walking distance south of Petrovac is the quiet cove of Lučice for swimming with café facilities available. A little further is the wide expanse of reed backed Buljarica Beach. There are sunbeds on the beach by the hotel in Petrovac and an excellent pool at the hotel.
Details of other seasonal excursions are available from your leaders and the hotel.
Shops & facilities:
There are many bars and souvenir shops along the promenade. There is a small grocery store behind the hotel. There are several ATMs around town and a large supermarket.
We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.
‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option
Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Gatwick and Manchester flights to Dubrovnik airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.
If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 2 hours 15 minutes to the Hotel Rivijera.
‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option
Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.
If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:
Transfers must be pre-booked. Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details
* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach
Alan has been leading for HF Holidays since 1988. He has travelled and led holidays all over the world, including Walking holidays in the Balkans. Alan's other interests are musical theatre, where he can be found on stage acting, singing and dancing; voluntary work teaching adults with disabilities; and lecturing in environmental chemistry.
Dates & Prices
|22 Apr 2017||MGLEL - Discovery Tour Petrovac - Without Flights||7||£829.00||Book Now|
|9 Sep 2017||MGLEL - Discovery Tour Petrovac - Without Flights||7||£829.00||Book Now|
Prices are per person
- Double room for sole occupancy: £16 per night
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person