Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

From $58 per person

Meet the beautiful coastline of Kotor Bay, before ascending to the high elevations of Durmitor Mountain. Admire the deepest canyon in Europe, Tara canyon and hike around Black lake before visiting Ostrog Monastery.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
In front of the hotel/accommodation noted in booking details.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
6 hours
  • Kotor

  • 20 minutes
  • Perast (photo stop)

  • Bay of Kotor (photo stop)

  • 1 hour
  • Nikšić (breakfast)

  • 80 minutes
  • Tara River (photo stop)

  • 90 minutes
  • Žabljak (breakfast, free time)

  • 60 minutes
  • Ostrog Monastery (breakfast, sightseeing)

  • 2 hours
  • Kotor

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
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
  • Visit Boka Bay Viewpoint
  • Be amazed by Ostrog Monastery
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
  • Entrance fees to NP Durmitor (3,00€ per person)
  • Food and drinks (breakfast from 3,50€, lunch from 7,00€)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    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

    4.8 /5

    based on 151 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5
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    It was perfect! Sure, a long day, but you didn’t feel it. Have seen so many things, drove so many kilometers, and had a nice guide Luke who cared about us and our wishes. The driver also was driven very carefully along the small mountain streets. Really can recommend this trip!

    July 30, 2021

    The whole trip was incredible! Everything went really smoothly. My accommodation was in Budva, but the company organized a transfer from Budva to Kotor and the communication about it was really clear. I would like to say a special thank you to our tour guide, Nikola who was beyond amazing! A very helpful, cheerful and positive person! He also provided lots of useful information about Montenegro. It was a delight to spend the day with you Nikola, thank you so much!

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    July 30, 2021

    My friend and I wanted to see the North of the country while we were staying in the South. We enjoyed Luca as a guide - he told interesting stories, showed cool places, played some cool (and not so cool) music, was very funny and friendly! We were a small group of eight and actually got to know each other a bit and had so much fun together in part also thanks to encouragement from Luca :) *One note that I would give is that there should be warm clothes on the list of what to take with you and that bathing suit should be optional as it's for swimming in +13C water :D

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    July 17, 2021

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