Taste of Montenegro
Excursion Type: Degustacija (wine, rakija...), Gastronomic
Type of excursion: Individual
From city: Any, by agreement with the guide
Tour starts: 08:00, 09:00, 10:00
Excursion period: 7 hours
Excursion language: EN, ME, RU
Price: from 60 € per person
Vineyards, olive trees and even groves can be found almost throughout the entire territory of Montenegro. And do you know the subtleties of the whole process of growing grapes or olives and getting from them, respectively, wine or oil? And even if you do, Montenegro has its own unique features both in growing grapes and, accordingly, in the taste of the wine itself, and in the process of obtaining the finished product. Olives in this mountainous country on the shores of the Adriatic Sea also have their own unique taste and, correspondingly, the oil from them is unlike Greek or Italian. With these (and not only) gustatory features of national products, we invite you to get acquainted closer!
First we will go to the region, where the olives were originally imported and cultivated by the ancient Greeks. This area is the resort town of Bar (between Bar and Ulcinj), and it is here that the oldest olive trees grow, which still bear fruit. These areas produce some of the best in the Balkans natural olive oils, both on an industrial scale ("Barsko zlato", "Ponto"), and on a variety of small family oil mills.
It is here, in the area of the city of Bar, our gastronomic and tasting tour will begin. We will visit a private olive mill where the owner (local resident) will tell you in detail about the process and features of the production of olive oil. In addition, you can see and, at will, even try this natural "golden" product.
After that, we will go to 2 vineyards, one of which is near the village of Virpazar, and the other is located near the capital of Montenegro - Podgorica, near the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Duklja, erected as far back as 1 century AD!
The region of the basin of the Skadar Lake, including the capital of the country - Podgorica, has long been considered a wine region. It is there where we visit 2 local wineries or, as they are called here, vinarii. And it will be family wines, in which the experience of making wine is passed from generation to generation for more than 100 years. Once in such wineries, centuries-old traditions of the production of house wine are preserved, although modern technologies are sometimes used here.
In the winaries you will learn about what sorts of grapes and how people from ancient times grow in these territories and why exactly here. What are the names of these varieties of wine. You will get to know the process of growing and harvesting grapes, as well as getting and storing wine. And, of course, you can taste the ready wine with delicious snacks of local Montenegrin specialties: prshut, cheese, olives! In addition, here you can also try a natural fruit rakija, for example, from plum, peach, quince, pear and, of course, from grapes.
During the excursion you will also be able to plunge into the local life, feel the atmosphere of a real life of a local resident, ask all the questions interesting you, and also get acquainted with some interesting traditions and customs of the indigenous population of Montenegro.
Come on an excursion - feel the Taste of Montenegro!
Included in cost:
Car, fuel, parking, guide, driver.
The price does not include:
Tasting of oil - 5 euros / person;
Wine tasting in the first winery - 15 euro / person. (4 kinds of wine, rakija, snacks);
Wine tasting in the 2nd winery - 20 euro / person. (4 types of wine, a hot dish).
What to take along:
Comfortable clothes and shoes. In the cellars of the winery there is + 18 ° C even in summer, so you can take a warm jacket or cardigan. Camera.
Starting point of the excursion:
Your hotel or place of residence
Car (1-3 people) - 220 EUR
Miniven (1-7 peoples) - 275 EUR
IMPORTANT: At specified prices, excursions are available from Budva, Becici and Rafailovici. If you have a rest at the resorts of the Budva Riviera (St. Stephen, Petrovac, Milocer, Przno), Bar Riviera, Herceg Novi Riviara or the Bay of Kotor, the cost of each excursion is recounted individually, taking into account the route and departure location. Correspondingly, the cost can be higher.
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Hello! Let me introduce myself, my name is Natalya and I will be your personal guide to Montenegro!
For over 5 years I organize excursions, VIP tours and events in this beautiful, sunny and full of history country, located on the Adriatic coast. I am a fully certified guide of the Republic of Montenegro and in my job, I use various local and international sources of information, which sometime yield interesting and unique results.
It is my pleasure to introduce You to this amazing country, to show the diversity of its magnificent nature and to guide through its cultural and historical heritage. What is most memorable to us? What kind of memories last for our whole life? New experiences and emotions of course! And this may be the most precious thing that we can get for ourselves. It is precisely these new emotions and experiences that will accompany You during your visit to Montenegro.
You will find stunning panoramic views accompanied with interesting and rare information about more than 2500 years of history of this country. Moreover, you will be able to see and explore life, traditions and customs of hospitable and proud people of Montenegro. But what is an amazing journey without an amazing food? You will have a chance to try various dishes of national cuisine. During some tours, you will have a unique chance to dive into the history of such great empires as Roman, Ottoman, Venetian Republic, Austria-Hungary and others.
My area of specialization – Montenegro Old Cities tours (Kotor, Budva, Herzeg-Novi, Bar) as well as gastronomic tours of local wineries, mini-tours of the whole Montenegro (very popular) and beautiful Canyons of Montenegro.
Apart from that, I have colleagues, who are experienced, licenced guides who offer their services in English, Italian, German, French, Swedish and Serbian languages. We can offer any tours – from a trip to the deepest in Europe, Canyon of the River Tara to gastronomic tours to wineries, which are unknown to general public and count 500 years of history.
Welcome to Montenegro! Let this amazing country to give you plenty of positive emotions and unforgettable experiences!