This small Balkan country, positioned on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, is often overlooked by tourists for more popular destinations like Croatia or Italy. However, Montenegro is all the better for it, staying authentic and original as a result.

This hidden gem is one of the world’s youngest countries, as Montenegro gained independence in 2006. It has a rich history, at times being part of the Republic of Venice, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbia. The beautiful Venetian-style architecture is visible throughout the country, especially in the coastal towns of Kotor and Perast. The historic old town of Kotor is a World Heritage Site and is home to several stunning landmarks, including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and the Maritime Museum. Meanwhile, Perast is a charming seaside village known for its beautiful churches, palaces, and picturesque setting. If exploring the beautiful architecture in a picturesque seaside town sounds like heaven, then you can’t find a better location than Montenegro.

Touring Montenegro by Coach

A coach tour is a great way to explore Montenegro and the surrounding countries. While many travellers and tours rush to and fro, anxious to see everything in time, Albatross Tours offers a relaxing, well-paced alternative. Our comfortable coaches include huge windows, ensuring you’ll have time to enjoy the scenery between destinations. Our Tour Managers know the ins and outs of Montenegro and will ensure you experience everything the country has to offer, with the time to properly enjoy it.

When to Visit Montenegro

The Montenegrin coast is part of the Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and mild winters. If you’re looking to enjoy the coast, the summer months of June through September are a good time to visit. If snow-capped mountains are more your style, then we recommend visiting around the turn of the year. Stay aware that it can get very cold during December, so be sure to pack some warm clothing!

Things to Know Before You Go

Here are some important details that you should know before you go:

  • Language - Montenegrin is the official language of Montenegro, but you will also find people speaking Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian. In tourist areas, English is widely spoken, but it is a good idea to learn some local phrases, especially if you plan on conversing with locals.
  • Timezone and daylight - Montenegro’s time zone is Central European Time (CET), in winter it has an average of 9 hours of daylight per day, with 15.5 in summer.
  • Money - Montenegro’s currency is the euro (€). This consists of 100 cents and you’ll find Montenegrins trading in notes of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, and €500, as well as coins of €2, €1, 50¢, 20¢, 10¢, 5¢, 2¢, and 1¢.
  • Electricity - The electricity voltage is 230V, with plug types C and F.