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$64.69 Day Trips & Excursions

NORTH MONTENEGRO, DURMITOR, TARA & OSTROG TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Our Lady of the RocksAfter 20 minutes we take our first photo stop at the outskirts of the baroque town of Perast. A short distance from the shoreline you’ll be able to capture perspectives of two famous islands – Our Lady of the Rocks (artificial) and Saint George (natural).Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Slano LakeJust before we arrive in Nikšić (where the best Montenegrin beer is made), we’ll take another photo stop at the beautiful Salty Lake (Slano Jezero), one of two big lakes that surround this historical cityDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Tara BridgeTara Bridge – the highest in Europe when built in 1940 - spanning the renown Tara River. If so inclined, time will be allotted to cross the 365 meter long bridge, 172 meters above the canyon floor.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Durmitor National Park Visitor CentreBlack Lake - This lake is among 18 glacial lakes above 1,500 meters elevation on Durmitor Mountain.All together they are called “Mountain Eyes”Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ostrog MonasteryNearing 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..You may have an opportunity to observe bare footed pilgrims climbing up the 3 km long road, in order to reach this holy place and sleep over in the monastery yard.Duration: 45 minutes

$339.62 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.

$106.28 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.

$84.71 Private & Custom Tours

Smiley Ostrog Monastery and other Orthodox Monasteries

The Monastery of Ostrog 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. 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.The Hercegovačka Gračanica monasteryis a Serbian Orthodoxmonastery located in Trebinje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Largelya copy of the Gračanica monastery in Kosovo, it was completed in 2000. The monastery is located above the city, on the historic Crkvina Hill, and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.Tvrdoš Monastery is a 15th-century Serbian Orthodox monasterynear the city of Trebinje, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The 4th-century foundations of the first Roman church on the site are still visible.The monastery, which is dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos,[1] was established during the 15th century, with a cathedral constructed around 1508 and painted with murals by Vicko Lavrov from Dubrovnik in 1517. The monastery remained a seat of the Metropolitans of Herzegovina until the Venetian Empire destroyed it in 1694. The current monastery building was constructed in 1924. Today, the monastery is renowned for its wine production (in particular from the local Vranac and Žilavka grape varieties) and its wine cellars, one of which dates to the 15th century, which are a popular tourist attraction.As of late 2016, the monastery remains on the Provisional List for status as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.The Zavala monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located in the village of Zavala on the southwestern edge of Popovo Polje, in Ravno, Bosnia and Herzegovina municipality, in southernmost part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.The monastery is dedicated to the Presentation of Mary. The northern wall of the monastery's church is situated within a cave. This monastery is also known as a place where Basil of Ostrog entered into monasticism.Along with Žitomislić and Tvrdoš, Zavala is one of the most important monasteries in East Herzegovina. The first written record of the monastery dates back to sixteenth century. During the Second World War, the monastery suffered major damage, and in the Bosnian War it was further damaged and abandoned.

$122.45 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.