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Varied terrain from the bays in Kotor, lakeland walks in Skadar to conquering, enticing mountains. Something for everyone!

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor’s fjord has been recognised as one of the most beautiful bays in the world with its coast line boasting fine beaches, amazing flora and fauna and with a magnificent mountainous backdrop, this is just the start of our time in this fascinating country. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays. 

The region is rich in culture, history and of course, there are great walks from the city’s ramparts to walking high above the bay on Vrmac and Lovcen Mountains. For our three nights in ancient fortified Kotor we are ideally situated in the historic main town to explore the wonderful narrow streets, beautiful architecture and quaint squares of the old town.

Kotor is stunningly beautiful but there are other wonderful sights in Montenegro and on one of our walks, Stari Bar comes into view. Stari, Bar has a varied history, over the centuries it has been claimed by Venetians, Serbians, Hungarians and the Ottomans, and our local guide will bring the story to life.

We stay for three nights in the neighbouring town of Bar, nestled in the green and grey foothills of Mount Rumija Stari, A boat trip on Skadar Lake dotted with small islands with churches atop finish off a village hopping walk beautifully.

In short the walking is great with varied terrain from bays in Kotor, lakeland walks in Skadar to conquering, enticing mountains. Something for everyone!

Holiday Highlights

  • Varied walking from the bays, lakes, towns to mountains.
  • Panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the Adriatic coastline.
  • Local English speaking walking guide and a Ramblers Walking Holidays Leader.
  • Enjoy boat trips on the Kotor Bay and Skadar Lake.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik (British Airways or Easyjet)
      Airport transfers
      Half board en suite accommodation
      One dinner in a local restaurant
      All entrance fees into National Parks and sites in the program
      Local English speaking walking guide for the duration of the holiday
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 5

  1. Day 1

    Arriving into Dubrovnik airport in Croatia we will meet our Local Guide and take the 2hr transfer to Kotor in Montenegro. 

  2. Day 2

    To begin our holiday we first visit Kotor town and head up and onto the cities ramparts. From the battlement walls there are magnificent views to be had of the town and the fjord from Ivan Tower. From the tower we take a different path down via the small church of Sv. Jovan. After lunch we will take a boat trip to the Lady of the Rock island and with sometime after to explore Perast town.
    2h30, 290m Ascent/Descent

  3. Day 3

    Today we are headed for Vrmac mountain sitting above Kotor. Our hike starts from Kotor town following a zig-zag trail which will lead us to the top of the mountain. From here our path follows a ridge where we can enjoy views of both Kotor and Tivat parts of the bay. We then descend to Markov Rt where it is possible to swim before returning to our hotel.
    5km, 5hours, ascent/descent 650m 

  4. Day 4

    Mount Lovcen, one of the most famous natural and historical symbols of Montenegro with its beautifully designed viewpoint is our destination for today. We begin by transfering to Medjuvrsje (45min). Our walk starts by heading to the mausoleum at 1,675m above sea level. At the summit lies the mausoleum of King Petar II Petrovic Njegos, poet and philosopher renowned throughout Montenegro. The views from the summit are spectacular. We then walk down to Ivanova Korita.
    3h30, 350m ascent/ 400m descent
    After our hike our bus will take us to Cetinje the old capital of Montenegro giving us some free time to explore the town before taking us onto our next centre of Bar.

  5. Day 5

    After breakfast we head to Virpazar for a walk on Rumija Mountain from Zabes to Godinje village. In Godinje we have the opportunity to taste some local wine. In the afternoon we will take a boat trip on the sublime Skadar Lake with possibilities of swimming during the summer months.
    3h30, ascent +350m/ descent –300m

  6. Day 6

    Our morning starts by travelling to Budva with time to explore the town. After lunch we go onto Brajici village 770m above sea level and hike via Kosmac Fortress and Ogradjenica village close to Sveti Stefan and Przno village.
    4h30 hours, ascents +100m Descent -550m

  7. Day 7

    From our hotel in bar we walk to Stari Bar before our vehicle takes us onto just above Herceg Novi. From here our walk leads us to a view point on the Kotor bay and descents to Herceg Novi itself. Upon arrival we will have time to explore the town. Before transferring to our final centre of the holiday, Trebinje.
    2h, 4km, ascent +20m descent -450m

  8. Day 8

    It is sadly time to say goodbye to the wonderful country that is Montenegro as we transfer (1h40) back to Dubrovnik Airport for our onward flight home.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik (British Airways or Easyjet)
  • Airport transfers by road c.1hr45mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Marija, Kotor Old Town (Oct/Dec 2019)

The Hotel Maria is one of the very few hotels inside Kotor's Old Town walls large enough to accept groups so we are lucky to have it. Compared to our other hotels on this tour, expect a simpler standard of accommodation as this is a city hotel in a town with limited options.

The huge bonus of this hotel is that it will take seconds to be in the bustling back streets perfect for extra exploring on your own after dinner.

Room facilities include:

  • En Suite
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Minibar
  • WiFi

Hotel Marija 2, Dobrota (May/Jun 2019)

The Hotel Maria 2 is situated a few hundred metres from Kotor's Old Town walls. Compared to our other hotels on this tour, expect a simpler standard of accommodation as hotels in Kotor are more basic due to restrictions on buildings.

Although situated along Kotor Bay which is just 30 metres away it only take a leisurely 15 to 20 minute walk to be in the centre of Town.

Room facilities include:

  • En Suite
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Minibar
  • WiFi

Hotel Platani, Trebinje (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Our final hotel in Trebinje (Bosnia Herzegovina) is the situated in the towns beautiful old square surrounded by old Sycamore trees and the nearby city walls.

It's clean and comfortable rooms will give a good nights sleep ready to transfer back to the airport the next day.

The Platani's facilities are:

  • En Suite Rooms
  • WiFi
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioning

Hotel Princess, Bar

The hotel Princess in the attractive centre of Bar is the perfect location for getting to our daily program and relaxing. Situated just 40m from the beach with its own private beach area and surround on the remaining sides by lush vegetation makes for a peaceful stay. Being only a few minutes walk from the main town is ideal for those forgotten items or buying packed lunches.

Within the hotel grounds you will find a piano bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and wellness spa.

En suite room facilities include:

  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Safe

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