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$67.44 Day Trips & Excursions

NORTH MONTENEGRO, DURMITOR, TARA & OSTROG TOUR

We begin from our meeting point at 7:10 am.After 20 minutes we take our first photo stop at the outskirts of the baroque town of Perast, where you’ll be able to capture perspectives of two famous islands,Our Lady of the Rocks and Saint George .After our brief stop in Perast we´ll continue our North Montenegro tour towards the higher elevations of Montenegro. As we begin the drive up into the surrounding mountains, a reflective panorama of the Bay of Kotor will reveal itself below.We continue our trip towards Nikšić,the second biggest city in Montenegro. Driving through the slopes of Orijen Mountain, we pass the small picturesque village Grahovo, surrounded by classic mountainous countryside of Montenegro.Just before we arrive in Nikšić , we’ll take another photo stop at the beautiful Salty Lake (Slano Jezero), one of two big lakes that surround this historical city and then we’ll take a much-needed breakfast break, enjoying tasty local food and drink.From Nikšić we continue towards the Mountain of Durmitor, where dramatic rocky peaks rise high into the sky.Our next stop is the Đurđevića Tara Bridge,the highest in Europe when built in 1940.During this 30 minute break,don’t miss your chance to try-out the longest zip-line in the region,crossing the river from a bird’s-eye perspective!The Tara is not only the longest river in Montenegro,it also has created the deepest canyon in Europe and 2nd deepest in the WORLD! It’s almost 2 pm and the perfect time to stop for a lunch break, so our next destination is Žabljak, the highest town in Balkans.This popular tourist winter and ski center hasn’t lost its traditional countryside spirit.Comprised of many mountain houses with steeply-angled roofs extending to ground level;small wooden restaurants and bars; and sheep and cows wandering about.After enjoying excellent local food, we proceed our North Montenegro tour straight to the hidden jewel of Durmitor National Park, the majestic Black Lake.For a full experience of this pristine and wild environment, we’ll take a one hour break to hike around the 4 km trail around the lake,to go swimming (conditions allowing),or to simply relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air while enjoying the view of Bear’s Peak, rising majestically above the thick pine forest.Time to hit the road towards the most visited spiritual and mysterious place in Montenegro – Ostrog Monastery.Nearing sunset, we’ll begin our ascent up the narrow and winding road, enjoying spectacular views of the highly-perched monastery in the effects of the setting sun.Ostrog was built in 1667 by the monk, Vasilije Ostroški,who lived and died there. His relics are now preserved and considered miraculous. This place gives a good insight into the history of the conservative Orthodox tradition of Montenegro.Around 6 pm, amidst the surreal influences of the setting sun, it’ll be time to sum up our impressions and return back to our beloved seasidebase – Kotor, where we’ll arrive around 8.30 pm.

$347.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Excursion - Monastery Ostrog in Montenegro from Dubrovnik

Departure from Dubrovnik is at 7 am. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning and your smooth ride to Monastery Ostrog can start. During your ride you will enjoy beautiful sights of Boka Bay where you will have free time for breakfast. After breakfast your ride will continue, and just before city of Niksic you will have opportunity to see Salt Lake, one of the biggest in Niksic area. After half hour drive from Niksic you will get to Ostrog monastery. You will have free time to explore the monastery and see grapevine rising from the stone, Holy Cross church, The relics of St. Basil and to enjoy astonishing view from 900m cliff. After exploring the monastery your driver will drive you to a local restaurant where you can taste local specialities. After lunch time your jurney continue to Trebinje, town in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina where you can enjoy beautifull nature. After short break in Trebinje you will continue your trip to Dubrovnik and your driver will drive you to your hotel.

$80.65 Day Trips & Excursions

One-day tour from Dubrovnik to the Durmitor National Park in Montenegro

Departure from Dubrovnik is at 08:00. Durmitor is the largest national park in Montenegro, which has been in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1980, and includes the massif of Durmitor, the canyons of Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers and the higher part of the canyon plateau Komarnica, covering an area of 390 km2. In summer, the activities shift to hiking, biking, mountaineering and recreational tourism. Water sports are also practiced in the area. One of the most prominent attractions of Durmitor mountain are 18 glacial lakes, the best known of which is the Black Lake. One of the main attractions in Durmitor is also Red Rock Zip Line, that goes at top of the canyon next to the famous bridge. Our driver will drive you along the Herzegovinian hinterland through Trebinje, across the border, through Niksic, to Zabljak, the largest village in the national park. If you want to take some coffee, or photos, or something to eat, the driver will stop at your request. Expected arrival at the National Park is around 11:00. In the national park you will be able to enjoy all the beauties of this national park as well as in bicycle riding included in the price. Departure from the National Park is around 16:00 and the expected arrival in Dubrovnik around 19:30.

$108.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Smiley Nort of Montenegro Tara bridge and Ostrog Monastery

Đurđevića Tara Bridge(pronounced [dʑǔːrdʑɛv̞iːtɕaː târa]) is a concrete arch bridge over the Tara River in northern Montenegro. It is located at the crossroads between Mojkovac, Žabljak and Pljevlja, between the villages of Budečevica and Trešnjica.  Đurđevića Tara Bridge, which was designed by Mijat Trojanović, was built between 1937 and 1940 in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The project's Chief Engineer was Isaac Russo.The 365-metre-long (1,198 ft) bridge has five arches; the largest span is 116 metres (381 ft). The roadway stands 172 metres (564 ft) above the Tara River. At the time of its completion, it was the biggest vehicular concrete arch bridge in Europe.Much of Montenegro, including the Tara Canyon, came under Italian occupation following the German-led invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941. As the mountainous terrain made it suitable for guerrilla warfare, a partisan uprising occurred in the area. Italian forces took control of the Tara Bridge during an Italian offensive in 1942.A Yugoslav Partisan raiding party blew up the central arch with the aid of one of the bridge engineers, Lazar Jauković. The attack cut the only feasible crossing over the Tara Canyon halting the Italian advance. When Jauković was eventually captured, however, the Italians executed the engineer.These events were depicted in the 1969 Yugoslav film Most.The bridge was rebuilt in 1946. It was used in the 1978 British action film Force 10 from Navarone set during World War II. Bungee jumping is organised on the longest arch directly above Tara river.The bridge also plays a large part in the Dutch novel 'Het land achter Gods rug' by A. den Doolaard, which was published in 1956. This novel is partly based on the true story of the bridge including its destruction by partisans during the World War II.The Monastery of Ostrog (Serbian: Манастир Острог/Manastir Ostrog, pronounced [ǒstroɡ]) is a monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church situated against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda, in Montenegro. It is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog (Sveti Vasilije Ostroški), who was buried here. From the monastery, a superb view of the Bjelopavlići plain can be seen. The monastery is located 50 km from Podgorica and 15 km from Nikšić. Ostrog monastery is the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro.The Orthodox monastery of Ostrog is one of the most frequently visited on the Balkans. It attracts over 100,000 visitors a year. It is visited by believers from all parts of the world, either individually or in groups. It represents the meeting place of all confessions: the Orthodox, the Catholics and the Muslims. According to the stories of pilgrims, by praying by his body, many have been cured and helped in lessening the difficulties in their lives.

$125.41 Outdoor Activities

Nevidio Canyon Tour with Lunch

Unique adrenaline experience begins in the early hours of the morning. You will get all the necessary equipment (helmets, safety belts, neoprene suits and boots). Attractive surreal landscapes will take your breath away all the way and you will not resist not to capture them with your photo cameras. At the place where the river Komarica narrows to only 10 m, there is hardly noticeable, carved in the wall, is the entrance to the canyon Nevidio. At 100 m from the entrance is another natural rarity, the occasional waterfall Skakavac. While putting on the equipment we'll have a brief conversation to get to know its use and what awaits us in the canyon, so we can safely pass all its pitfalls. The first encounter with steep, smooth cliffs and water that freezes the blood in your veins, will leave you breathless and dazzled with its rugged beauty. Most of the canyon is located in the eternal shadow where sunlight does not reach ever. Anyone who has ever gone through canyon Nevidio will agree that words can't describe the feeling as you swim through a narrow strait, or jumping into foamy waves of several meters in height. The width of the canyon in some places is only half a meter, so for about 3-5 hours, the duration of the tour, adrenaline will jump to maximum more times. Our professional guides will help you to successfully overcome all obstacles and discover every part of this hidden mountain pearl. Upon exiting the canyon and discharging the equipment and full of impressions, we finish our adventure. We will regain our strength with a gourmet lunch prepared in the traditional way with local, organically grown groceries Here our canyoning tour through Nevidio ends.