Montenegro may be a bite-sized country, but its historical cities and heritage forests are nothing short of idyllic.
Often overlooked by mainstream travellers, yet long-considered a regional gem, Montenegro is a country of old-world charm and soaring green peaks. Its capital Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ still lies behind walls built over a thousand years ago. The equally ancient, red-roofed town of Kotor is tucked within a fjord-like river canyon, and might well epitomize this country’s stunning scenery. It’s no wonder Montenegro is fast becoming Europe’s favourite getaway.
Montenegro travel highlights
Stroll through the Old Town of Dubrovnik
This 7th Century town was built within a fortress, at a time when the locals were fleeing from invasions.
Visit the cathedrals in Kotor
These historical monuments show the unique architecture of the region.
Put your feet up at Budva
Montenegro’s seemingly limitless supply of quaint towns culminates in the adorable Budva.
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Montenegro travel FAQs
Most nationalities have visa-free access to Montenegro for a period of up to 90 days.
Tipping of about 5-10% is common practice in restaurants and for taxis. If the restaurant includes a surcharge in the bill, there’s no need to add extra.
You’ll be able to access the internet in major Montenegrin cities and towns.
You’ll have good mobile coverage across most of Montenegro. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling.
Most toilets are Western-style toilets. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you.
- Meal at a simple restaurant = 6 Euro
- Domestic beer = 2 Euro
- Coffee = 1.5 Euro
- Meal at a mid-range restaurant = 25 Euro
Drinking tap water in Montenegro is safe to drink unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you.
You’ll be able to use your credit card in many hotels, shops and petrol stations, however restaurants usually take cash only.
Major cities and towns have ATMs however these machines don’t often take debit cards.
Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.
For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/montenegro/public-holidays