A trip to Montenegro for your next school trip offers the chance to experience adventure, culture and geography at its finest.
Combine a balmy Mediterranean climate with unforgettable landscapes made up of dramatic peaks, sapphire seas, picturesque villages and out-of-this world national parks, then add a splash of fascinating history to create an itinerary that your students will remember for years to come.
Talk to our experienced Montenegro travel specialists to find out more about all the activities available for your perfect itinerary, or read on for further inspiration.
Get ready for long but rewarding days as you squeeze as many of these fantastic activities into your trip as possible. Our travel specialists will advise on a schedule and itinerary that works for you. Check out our Montenegro Geography Itinerary for more ideas >
Our top 10 activities
1. Discover stunning Kotor
Explore Kotor– a moated-wall town, hosting a myriad of museums, Venetian palazzos and churches. The Bay of Kotor is often called Europe’s southernmost fjord but it is in fact a ria, a submerged river valley. This combination of landscape and culture contributed to Kotor earning UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979.
2. Visit the stunning national parks
Uncover Montenegro’s national parks: Lovcen, Biogradska, Skadar Lake and the renowned Durmitor National Park, where students can find the stunning Black Lake among the pines.
3. Try White Water Rafting on the Tara River
Splash into the Tara River on a white water rafting expedition in Durmitor National Park. Visitors can go rafting in the 1,300 metre-deep Tara River Canyon for spectacular views of the gorge.
4. Drive the Serpentine Road
Get your adrenaline pumping on a hair-raising drive along the narrow Kotor-Lovcen mountain route known as the serpentine road. These 25 hair pin turns offer mind-blowing views of the Adriatic Sea and the Bay of Kotor below.
5. See iconic Sveti Stefan (Saint Stefan)
Take ‘that’ Instagram photo on the hills over Sveti Stefan. The island itself has been turned into an exclusive resort. Students can discuss the impacts of tourism or simply marvel at this stunning islet on the azure waters.
6. Float on Lake Skadar
Take a boat ride through the floating meadows of Lake Skadar. The Balkans’ largest lake snakes between Montenegro and Albania, and is known as one of Europe’s finest bird habitats.
7. Take in a dramatic view
From above you will see the entire Bay of Kotor, often mistaken for a fjord, this bay is in fact a ria. This view offers students a unique opportunity to see how the landscape has been shaped by rising sea levels.
8. Dine like a Local
Sample authentic Montenegrin cuisine. Head to the coast for sumptuous Mediterranean-style seafood or further inland for something a little meatier. Awaken your taste buds with Njeguski Prsut i Sir – a smoked dried ham and cheese from Njegusi or sample Riblja Corba – a fish soup favourite along the Adriatic coast. And, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try the delectable Ligne na Zaru – a healthy grilled squid dish.
9. Get Back to Nature
Sit back and breathe in the scent of wild herbs, conifers and Mediterranean blossoms. Due to its interweaving climates, Montenegro enjoys 3,000 plant species and is home to one of the two European virgin forests – Biogradska Gora.
10. Pay a visit to Our Lady of the Rock
Visit the photogenic islet near the town of Perast known as Our Lady of the Rock. Learn the fascinating story of how the church was founded and why it is still a spiritually important place for local people today.
We are so pleased to be offering Montenegro to our school trip customers. This small country really does have so much to offer, get in touch with our friendly travel specialists to start planning your trip today.