Boasting a stunning stretch of Mediterranean coastline, gorgeous tucked-away mountain hamlets and charming small-town affability
It probably comes as no surprise that Montenegro is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations. Hit buzzing Budva during the two-month summer season and you’ll likely be beggared by the antics of Eastern Europe’s well-heeled pleasure seekers, yet venture beyond the glitz and be rightly rewarded with pristine natural landscapes and rustic towns oozing old-Europe charm. Subtle but seductive, stylish and schmick, this new kid on the Balkans block is fast moving to the top of its class.
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Montenegro travel FAQs
A service charge of 5-10% is often added to restaurants bills. Where it’s not, approximately 5% of the bill (or taxi fare) is the usual gratuity.
Internet cafes with good connections can easily be found in cities and main towns.
Mobile phone coverage is pretty good throughout Montenegro and roaming agreements are in place with most international phone companies. Ensure you have global roaming activated before leaving home if you plan to use your mobile phone.
Montenegro’s toilets are usually of the Western-flushing variety, though you could possibly come across the occasional squat/pit toilet in rural areas. Expect to pay a small fee when visiting public toilets.
Meal at a simple restaurant = 6 Euro
Domestic beer = 2 Euro
Coffee = 1.5 Euro
Meal at a mid-range restaurant = 25 Euro
Tap water is considered safe to drink unless otherwise marked.
Visa, Mastercard, Diner’s Club and Maestro will often be accepted at shops and gas stations, but not necessarily restaurants.
ATMs generally accepting Visa and Mastercard can be found at banks in Montenegro’s main towns, though few will accept debit cards.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
- 1 Jan New Year's Day
- 2 Jan New Year's Holiday
- 3 Jan New Year's Holiday
- 6 Jan Orthodox Christmas Eve
- 7 Jan Orthodox Christmas Day
- 9 Jan Orthodox Christmas Holiday
- 1 May May Day
- 2 May May Day Holiday
- 21 May Independence Day
- 22 May Independence Day Holiday
- 23 May Independence Day Holiday
- 13 Jul Statehood Day/ National Day
- 14 Jul Statehood Day/ National Day Holiday
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Montenegro go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/montenegro/public-holidays
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
Top responsible travel tips for Montenegro
1. Be considerate of Montenegrin customs, traditions, religion and culture.
2. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Montenegro has some of the purest water in Europe.
3. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
4. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
5. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive and supports the local community.
6. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
7. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.