Welcome to Virpazar

Virpazar (Вирпазар) may be a small speck on the map now, but it was once considered so strategically important that the occupying Turks built a large fortress on the hill looming above the village. After their downfall, Virpazar became an important trading town (pazar means marketplace) with a lively port; in the early 1900s, it was connected to Bar by Montenegro's first narrow-gauge railway. It was also the site of one of the country's first significant uprisings against Axis invaders in WWII. Two reminders of its bloody past still stand in – and over – the town.

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$28.21 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Skadar Lake

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Budva City Walls, Budva, Budva MunicipalityBudva is a coastal tourist resort in Montenegro. It is often called "Montenegrin Miami", because it is the most crowded and most popular tourist resort in Montenegro.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Virpazar-old-bridge, Virpazar, Bar MunicipalityLake Skadar is the largest freshwater area in Southeast Europe, belonging to both Montenegro and Albania. It is located 30km away from Podgorica and 70 km away from Tivat. Skadar Lake is the largest cryptodepressioin in the Balkan region (itssurface is above sea level, and the bottom is below sea level). The average depth of the lake ranges from 4-7 m. The floodedholes are the deepest point of the lake, measuring at 30 m, and can surpass 60-80m in depth. Filled with the beautiful natureand numerous historical monuments, the Montenegrin side of Lake Skadar was named a national park on November 27th 1983.The main attraction of this Lake is its symbol, the pear-shaped pelican that attracts numerous ornithologists every year.Duration: 2 hours

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My Guided Trip - Lake Skadar Private Boat Ride and Panoramic Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Skadar Lake, Rijeka Crnojevica, Cetinje MunicipalityRijeka Crnojevica, we will take a short break at this old fishing town. This town is famed in Montenegrin history as one of the medieval capitals and important places and known today as one of the most favourite holiday places of Montenegrin’s.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Virpazar-old-bridge, Virpazar, Bar MunicipalityArrival at Virpazar and a short walk around this charming little fishing town.Duration: 20 minutes

$69.65 Cultural & Theme Tours

My Guided Trip - Old Road Lake Skadar and Ulcinj Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Virpazar-old-bridge, Virpazar, Bar MunicipalityShort stop at Virpazar town where you will hear about the historical role of this place in WWII and take a short stroll and take some nice pictures.Duration: 20 minutes

$79.92 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Tour: Lake Skadar Boat Trip from Bar

Your guide will meet you in the Marina of the town Bar. Transfer to Virpazar where you will board the boat. The panoramic cruise begins here and while on tour you will have a chance to admire wildlife richness of National Park Skadar Lake. Water birds, toads, carpets of lily pads are part of this amazing scenery. Check why it is home to the rare Dalmatian pelican and the world's second largest colony of pygmy cormorant.You will pass by fortification islands the subject of constant conflict of Montenegrins and Ottomans. One of these fortification island is known as Montenegrin Alcatraz because it was prison in period of king Nikola I Petrovic. At the end of a tour in your free time you have chance to taste local Montenegrin red wine Vranac. The best bottles come from Crmnica area which central place is Virpazar.Itinerary: • Transfer from Port of Bar to Virpazar, 30 min • Boat trip, 2 hours • Free time to explore Virpazar, 1 hour • Return transfer, 30 min

$39.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

Boat Tour Skadar Lake

Tour start from Virpazar and it’s the main gateway to Lake Skadar. This small picturesque town was founded in 19th century and named by whirl (vir), where the locals came by boats to the market place where they were selling their homemade products. Virpazar has around 300 citizens and its located on the delta of rivers Crmnica and Orahovstica, has three bridges with a medieval fortress Besac above it.  The township is tiny and very picturesque with lots of flower boxes and restaurants with outdoor tables.Skadar Lake has a lot to offer, but we suggest to you routes which are, in our opinion, the most beautiful.After the small and narrow canal that leads from Virpazar and connects us with the Skadar lake, we are passing by fortress Lesendro from 1843. While cruising the narrow canals with our small boats, you can enjoy the untouched nature of Lake Skadar. Cruise continues in a large area of Skadar lake, covered by water lillies and other floating plants, inhabited by many bird and fish species. During the cruising you will be served with traditional  priganice with cheese and honey, domestic wine, homemade brandy and juices.Tour by boat lasts aprox. one hour. Entrance fee for National park is included in the price.

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Day tour to Skadar Lake from Kotor Port

Experience Lake Skadar's magic on a boat cruise that will blow you away.Tour start from Port of Kotor, next to the Old town. During this tour you will have opportunity to visit the most attractive sights at Montenegro:  • Sveti Stefan, • Virpazar - Skadar Lake, • Budva Old town.This tour include return transfer from Port of Kotor by air-conditioned vehicle, NP entrance ticket, boat tour at Skadar Lake.English professional driver.Beside natural heritage you get in touch with culture and history of the region.   To complete the experience, tasty refreshments are served on the boat as a traditional domestic overture: local grape brandy, Montenegrin doughnuts, honey.