- 9 Days
- From £1,199
- 5 nights in Kotor, with plenty of free time to explore
- A journey on the stunning Bar to Belgrade Railway
- Jeep safari into Biogradska National Park
- Overnight in Serbian capital, Belgrade
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Return flights from London (other UK airports on request)
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 8 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Private car transfer from your arrival airport to Kotor
- Private car transfer from Kotor to Sutomore station
- Biogradska National Park jeep safari excursion with pick-up at your hotel in Kolašin
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Fly from the UK into Tivat, Podgorica or Dubrovnik Airports today – you are met on arrival and transferred by private car to your hotel in Kotor. Alternatively you can reach Montenegro without flying, with possible routes via Croatia, Serbia or Italy and then a crossing of the Adriatic by overnight ferry. Contact us for details.
You have 5 nights at the Cattaro Hotel (or similar), with four full days to explore the stunning Fjord of Kotor and the beautiful Adriatic coast.
During your free time in Kotor why not enjoy a day trip to the Venetian settlement of Perast or take in the glamour of Porto Montenegro near Tivat? Discover Montenegro’s original capital Cetinje, marvel at the views across the Bay of Kotor from the top of the “serpentine” road or head down the coast to bustling Budva.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Add a night in Ulcinj to experience the Albanian influence at the southern tip of Montenegro, a complete culture-change from the Slavic feel of the rest of the country.
This morning your private car transfer will take you along the coast to Sutomore, where you board a morning train on the famous and scenic Bar-Belgrade railway. The tracks veer away from the Adriatic coast shortly after departing Sutomore, and you travel through a tunnel to emerge alongside the beautiful Lake Skadar and into the nation’s capital Podgorica. After Podgorica, the journey becomes truly spectacular, as the line twists and turns into the Montenegrin mountains. After an hour, the train arrives into the mountain resort of Kolašin, where you alight for a 2-night stay at the Four Points Sheraton (or similar).
Kolašin is the gateway to the Biogradska Gora National Park, one of Montenegro’s highlights.
Today you have a private jeep safari that starts from Kolašin, goes towards ski-resort Kolašin 1450, then mountain hut Vranjak. After that you pass through the foothills of three highest peaks of Bjelasica mountain. You then descend to the Katun Dolovi Lalevića for lunch, moving on then from katun to the area of National park Biogradska Gora, visiting Biogradsko lake. Following a short walk around the lake, you return to Kolašin using the main road.
After breakfast in your hotel, transfer to the station and continue on the legendary Bar-Belgrade line north into Serbia.
Once passport checks are complete at the border, the train continues is windy way through the picturesque mountains of southern Serbia and even briefly dips into and out of Bosnia, although it does not stop here. In the evening, the train arrives at Belgrade’s historical Topčider station, where your journey ends and you adjourn to the Hotel Moskva (or similar) for an overnight stay.
On your final day, don’t miss out on your final opportunity for a strong Serbian coffee and pastries before transferring to Nikola Tesla Airport for your flight back to the UK.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Add a night or two in Belgrade to experience this vibrant capital city.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Located inside the old town, which is a UNESCO-protected site, the Cattaro Hotel has uniquely decorated rooms in a renovated 18th century building. Guests can enjoy local cuisine and international dishes in the hotel’s restaurant or relax in the on-site bar.
This centrally-located 4-star property benefits from a modern interior in an Alpine style. The modernly furnished rooms are decorated with wooden accents and feature a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Private bathrooms include a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Hotel Moskva is housed in an Empire-style building considered a local landmark. Ideally set on Belgrade’s main street, it offers an a la carte restaurant and the well-known pastry shop. Elegantly decorated rooms feature air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Sauna, hammam are hot tub are available free of charge.