Choosing a Skadar Lake tour is the best way to get to the beautiful nature of Montenegro and enjoy the company of local people and taste of homemade traditional products of this area wine, spirits and local food in the original ambiance of the old village on the coast of the lake.
More about the tour:
This tour begins with a scenic ride through the Budva Riviera with a short break above St. Stephan island to the small town of Virpazar.
Sveti Stefan is the biggest attraction on Riviera of Budva. The former fishing village situated on a peninsula became a hotel-town 50 years ago and since then is visited by Holywood stars and Royal families.
After this short break, we continue to drive to Virpazar. Virpazar is today a small town on the shores of the lake, but once it was of strategic significance that even the Turks built a fortress above the city that was used by occupiers in the WWI as a prison for the Montenegrin population.
Today this small town is the most popular tourist town on the coast of the National Park and the place from where we start the lake boat cruising.
Lake Skadar has been a protected National Park since 1983, and in 2011 was formally nominated for UNESCO heritage status.
With the surface of 370-540m2 Skadar lake is the largest lake in the Balkans peninsula.
The lake is a birder's paradise, with more than 260 different species including the rare Dalmatian pelican. This lake is the last habitat for this kind of pelicans in Europe.
If you are in love with nature and amazing landscapes this Skadar lake excursion is your perfect choice as here is possible to organize a lot of activities such as hiking, kayaking, wine-tasting, mountain-biking, wild swimming, boat cruises, bird watching, caving, fishing and even more. All activities are available at your request.
This is not all, villages around the lake are famous for wineries used to produce the famous Montenegrin red wine Vranac, a product that Montenegrins are extremely proud of!
As well as wine, locals are proud of brandy and food specialties, which are mostly presented with a fish menu, olives, ham, cheese, olive oil, seasonal salad and freshly picked fruit.
That's why we have chosen the best small family winery for you special and unique experience.
After a fifteen-minute panoramic drive from Virpazar we will be welcome by our host and the wine lover with a great sense of humor and knowledge about the region, food, wine and brandy.
After the story of the village, there follows a story of wine and brandy in a modest family wine cellar there follows the tasting of wine, then light lunch and brandy tasting are next on the tour's menu.
On our way back to Kotor we will do panoramic drive above both parts of Boka Bay and will to enjoy the view of Kotor Bay / Kotor port from Trojica Hill.
This tour will definitely leave a strong impression on you and we are sure you will want it never to end.
1 persons / 250 €
2 persons / 300 € in total
3 persons / 340 € in total
4 persons / 360 € in total
5 persons / 400 € in total
6 persons / 460 € in total
7 persons / 480 € in total
8 persons / 504€ in total
* For a group of over 8 persons, please contact us for pricing information. This will probably affect the duration of the tour.
* Agency reserve the right to increase or lower prices to the final booking.
The price includes:
- Private transportation with our English speaking representative
- Bottle of water per person
- Complete travel organization
- Photo stop at St. Stefan island
- Free time in Virpazar town
- National Park tickets
- An hour private panoramic boat cruise (swimming is possible)
- English speaking representative on the boat
- Welcoming beverages on the boat (water, juice...)
- Wine & Spirits tasting at a local winery-private house, in the village near Virpazar, with the tasting of traditional local food - prosciutto, cheese, olives, a fish dish and fresh vegetables. On your on-time request, this menu is possible to change a little bit.
Note: All of our tours are private, tailor-made tours. Please feel free to create your own tour.
Skadar Lake day trip