• Group size

    min 3 participants

  • Start & End Point of tour

    Podgorica

  • Availability

    All year round

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The route of the Tour 1: PODGORICA-VIRPAZAR-SKADARSKA KRAJINA -ADA BOJANA-PODGORICA

Overview

Skadarska Krajina is a historical and geographical area in Montenegro stretching between the Rumija Mountain, Tarabos hill, Bojana River and Skadar Lake.

Krajina was first mentioned in the Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja (from the 12th century) as Craini, the place where the castle of Vladimir, the Prince of Duklja, was located, as well as the monastery of the Virgin Mary of Krajina.

This area located between Skadar Lake and Mountain Rumija is rich in picturesque monasteries and churches, desert islands and authentic villages. Numerous cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites, medieval monastery complexes and fortifications testify that this area has been a significant cultural centre since ancient times.

As the legend has it, Ada Bojana appeared in 1858, at the mouth of Bojana River in the Adriatic Sea, on a place where the ship called Merito wrecked into the sea. Along with two nearby islands the shipwrecks were then retaining river sediment for years and created the beautiful island of Ada. It began to appear in 1882. Ada is the most famous pearl of Montenegro tourist offer.

Ancient Wells in Ostros

Tour details:

Departure from Podgorica is early in the morning. We take the main road through Golubovci to Virpazar. From Virpazar, we continue along Skadar Lake, through the villages of Godinje and Seoca above Krnjice. A great view over Murici and the famous islands, where the medieval monasteries Starčevo Gorica and Beska are located, spreads from this part of the road.

The road across Krajina, between Virpazar and Ostros, is narrow, curvy and mostly steep, but offers spectacular views.

Following the steep and narrow road uphill, we pass through centuries-old chestnut forests and reach the Ancient Wells in Ostros (Boljevici Village) which is a true tourist and mountaineering attraction. There are twelve wells on a small plain surrounded by centuries-old chestnut trees, at the edge of the village, below a mild forest slope. It is uncertain when they were built and who built them, but as the legend goes they are connected to the famous Ostros Royal Wells built by Prince Vladimir in 1001.

Then we continue our tour with 4WD vehicles from Ostros to Vladimir and we descend to Vladimir across Tarabos Pass. The view on Tarabos from the viewpoint Stegvas, above Ostros, is remarkable. Here you can enjoy the view over Skadar Lake from Vranjina to Shkodra, Prokletije Mountains, Tarabos, Sukobin, Bojana River, Sasko Lake, Vladimir, Solana, even part of Shkodra. After visiting Vladimir we descend to Ulcinj from where we continue to Velika plaza and along the hinterland of Velika plaza to Ada Bojana.

Ada Bojana is said to be a place that pushes negative thoughts away. Since there is unusual silence in this area, only after a few hours of stay it will become clear to you that this silence can transform and calm people, lift their spirits, will, vitality and give them strength for new victories. Ada has a mild Mediterranean climate with over 217 sunny days per year and the bathing season lasting from May to October.

We enjoy sunbathing and swimming at Ada Bojana until the late afternoon (during the summer months). At the end of the tour, we return to Podgorica by the main road leading along the Montenegrin coast.

Skadar Lake

Important notes:
  • Tour available: All year
  • Tour duration: approximately 10 hours (depending on group)
  • A minimum of 3 guests is required to depart
  • Age limit: 8 years and over; under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult (12 years and younger pay 30 % of full price)
  • Tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, heart or back problems, woman during pregnancy or other serious medical conditions
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the tour can be delayed or cancelled (full refund)
  • We recommend wearing sportswear and comfortable shoes (take swimsuit & towel in summer months)
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the jeep or at the attraction, restaurant, etc.

Booking Confirmation Policy:

  • Upon booking your tour, your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days

Cancellation Policy:

  • If the guest has paid in full and the booking is cancelled more than 2 days prior to booking start date, a partial refund of 50% of the full amount (minus fees) is issued
  • If cancelled less than 2 days prior to booking start date, no refund is issued