Montenegro Group Highlights
Montenegro is Europe’s youngest nation. Where the mountains meet the sea, it is a feast for the senses and a holiday for the soul with its slow-paced, laid-back lifestyle. The Bay of Kotor, Europe’s southernmost fjord, is its crown jewel. Tucked in from the Adriatic with deep and stunningly clean cobalt water it has small stone hamlets and castle walls that zig zag up the side of the mountain.
Guests will climb the walls for a view of the bay before exploring it on motor boats. They will visit two magical islands in the bay, one of which has a church which was created by generations of mariners who scuttled old ships and deposited stones to slowly raise it from the sea. One of the best things to do in Montenegro is whitewater raft the Tara river canyon. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the deepest and longest river in Europe with more than 80 large caves along the walls of the canyon. The river is so clean that it is the biggest drinking water supply in Europe. Guests can literally drink the water they are rafting on.
Groups will boat to the Blue Grotto, with a 9-meter high vault, and water up to 13 meters deep, they can snorkel and swim with a break to feast on fresh seafood. From the resort, they will also enjoy all the water sports that the bay offers, including sailing, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, and water skiing.
You can’t visit Montenegro without exploring the cuisine through its tradition of slow cooking and great local wines. The group will visit an old homestead to take part in preparing a traditional meal and visit a beautiful old monastery with breathtaking views to taste the best of local wines.
Guests will arrive at Dubrovnik airport, which is 25 minutes from the border to Montenegro and only an hour and a half from Kotor. Dubrovnik’s airport is Croatia’s second busiest airport with direct flights from many European hub airports with direct flights from the US, including London, Rome, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, and Vienna.
In Kotor, guests will stay outside of town in a charming local stone village that has been transformed into a private escape with all the modern amenities. For their last days in Montenegro they will stay at a luxury five-star seafront property of timeless elegance inspired by the Venetian palazzos.