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Skadar lake

Realization day: Tuesday

Visit the largest lake on the Balkans Peninsula, world-wide known for its flora and fauna uniqueness and also for its cultural and historical legacy.

Skadar Lake National Park is, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful national parks and one of the trademarks of Montenegro. The Montenegrin part of the lake (40 000 ha) was proclaimed a national park in 1983. Its size of 391 km2 makes it the biggest lake of the Balkans Peninsula. Skadar Lake is widely famous for all the richness of flora and fauna, with more than 100 very rare or endangered species. With almost 1000 types of algae and several hundred bird species, among them the pelican is a trademark of the National Park that makes Skadar Lake one of the most popular plant and animal habitats. A boat ride during which your attention will be drawn to rich cultural and religious heritage of Montenegro, variety of flora and fauna, enjoy the tastes of traditional cuisine are just one part of all the beautiful sites arising before you in the National Park. Additionally, you will visit a small fishing settlement Virpazar that offers peace and hospitality, in spite of the fact that there are no more than  a couple of hundreds people living there. There, you will get the opportunity to visit Visitor Center Vranjina, with a gallery, reliefs of all national parks of Montenegro and ethno room.


  • The trip starts at 8:10 am from Tivat, passing Budva with a wonderful view of the Budva Riviera
  • Before reaching the National Park, there is a 20 minutes break in a restaurant just above St. Stefan.
  • Arrival in Virpazar around 10:00 am. A unique experience is certainly a cruise on lake Skadar, while the real attraction is swimming in the largest Lake area of the Balkans. During a boat ride that lasts 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes, you will enjoy a completely different world of flora and fauna, unique by world standards. Your attention will be drawn to the coastline of lake Skadar and its islands with the remains of a rich cultural and historical heritage.
  • After the boat ride, we will have lunch in a local restaurant, where you can choose between fish or meat menu.
  • After the lunch, we will visit the Visitor Center Vranjina with a gallery, reliefs of all national parks of Montenegro and many plant and animal exibits, characteristic for this area.
  • Return to Tivat is planned around 4:30 pm.
SKADAR LAKE Tuesday 57.00 € 08:15 h

The price includes:

  • Transport by an air-conditioned high-class vehicle
  • Tourist guide services
  • Boat ride on Skadar lake
  • Welcome drink and food tasting (national drink – ″loza″ brandy, national dish ″priganice″(fried pastry) and cheese)
  • Entrance fee for the National Park Skadar Lake
  • Lunch in a restaurant (fish or meat menu, salad and bread)
  • Insurance

Good to know!

  • Children up to 2 years (if they do not use their own seat or the consumption of food and drinks) receive a discount on the excursion ticket in the amount of 100%.
  • Children up to 12 years (with the use of their own seat as well as consumption of food and drinks) receive a discount on the excursion ticket in the amount of 20%.
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