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.

If you're interested in sampling local wines, you'll find family-run vineyards and tasting cellars in and around Virpazar.


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Virpazar activities

$81.83 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

$40.92 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.

$321.49 Cultural & Theme Tours

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.

$584.52 Private & Custom Tours

National Park Skadar Lake Private Tour from Kotor

Depart from Kotor with your guide direction to National Park Skadar Lake. During the drive, you will enjoy in the sightseeing of Budva's Riviera. Arrive in Virpazar, charming village, situated on the coast of Skadar Lake, where you can see characteristic synthesis of flora and fauna. From Virpazar by boat, you will see Skadar Lake which is the biggest lake on the Balkan Peninsula and it is a last asylum of Pelicans. This territory is a witness to indescribable beauty with its overgrown coast, bays, capes and islands, all of which are the reason this is the most unique lake on the entire European continent. Embark the boat cruise - approx. duration 1h-.  After the cruise you will have free time for lunch in one of the local restaurants – optional-. Return back to the Kotor.  

$70.14 Day Trips & Excursions

Skadar Lake Day Trip from Budva, Becici, Petrovac, or Bar

Departure from Budva and Becici is at 9:30am (Petrovac 10h; Bar 10h25). Your driver and tour guide will pick you up in front of your hotel and your excursion to National Park Skadar Lake can start. During your ride to Skadar Lake you will have opportunity to see beautiful coastline and small maritime towns while your tour guide will tell you more about Montenegro and National Park. Upon our arrival to city of Virpazar your tour guide will take you to the river bank from where you will start your boat cruise on the Skadar Lake. During your cruise you can see many birds making their nests, former prison on the island in the middle of the lake and you will have opportunity to taste homemade fritters, cheese, honey, wine and brandy. At the end of your cruise you will have free time on the lake to enjoy beautiful nature or to take a swim. After your cruise finish you will have lunch in the restaurant close to the river where local cook will prepare fish from the Skadar Lake. After lunch continue your ride back to your hotel where your driver will drop you off.

$429.04 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Excursion - National Park Skadar Lake from Kotor

Departure from Kotor is at 9:30am. Your driver and tour guide will pick you up in front of your hotel and your excursion to National Park Skadar Lake can start. During your ride to Skadar Lake you will have opportunity to see beautiful coastline and small maritime towns while your tour guide will tell you more about Montenegro and National Park. Upon your arrival to city of Virpazar your tour guide will take you to the river bank from where you will start your boat cruise on the Skadar Lake. During your cruise you can see many birds making their nests, former prison on the island in the middle of the lake and you will have opportunity to taste homemade fritters, cheese, honey, wine and brandy. At the end of your cruise you will have free time on the lake to enjoy bautiful nature or to take a swim. After your cruise finish you will have lunch in the restaurant close to the river where local cook will prepare fish from the Skadar Lake. After lunch continue your ride back to your hotel where your driver will drop you off.