If you are considering to travel to a diverse place this year, no mass tourism, somewhere off the beaten track with lots of nature and cheap! Go visit Montenegro! It was part of our Dubrovnik – Bosnia trip last year. It is an upcoming destination so be quick before it gets over flooded by tourists.
How to get there:
For the first time this year, direct flights are operating between Amsterdam and Tivat by TUI.
When: from May to September
Price: from 199-, euros one way
US travelers see: www.vayama.com
Alternatively flying to Dubrovnik and take a bus or taxi to Montenegro anywhere you want.
Airlines: Transavia, Easyjet
When: from April till oktober with Transavia
From May till oktober with Easyjet
Price: from € 33-, till 299-, (in juni)
Link: www.easyjet.com and www.transavia.nl
NOTE: paying with creditcard only possible while booking with Easyjet. Transavia offers also IDEAL and Paypal
We travelled via Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi.
Cycling and walking is not that common and can be pretty dangerous. Taking the local bus is the easiest and cheapest way. They run frequent and slightly on time except on Sunday. Then they run every 2 hours. You pay in the back of the buss. Price varies from €1.30 to €2.60 depending on the distance and which bus. For example from Kamenari to Perast = €2.50 Blue line bus one way. Kamenari - Herceg Novi = €2.30
You can pay in euro’s in Montenegro and they also accept Croatian Kuna in some places.
Eat in a traditional “Konoba” and you pay approx.. €10-, for a meal in Herceg Novi. Prices in Kotor are much higher but reasonable.
We went in September / October which is a bit off season but still nice with an average of 25 degrees. In summer think more in a direction of 30 degrees and also expect more tourists (Russians).
Montenegro is ideal for a road trip and an ideal starting point heading to Albania, Macedonia, Croatia and Bosnia by car or bus. Before it get packed by tourists and the prices will rise visit Montenegro and tell my how you liked it.