Hidden gems of Skadar lakePanoramic tour of Skadar Lake National Park






approx. 7 hours


minimum 2 people


per request €
per person



General info 

Have an unforgettable experience of touring the National Park Skadar lake. Explore the most beautiful places in this region by visiting old fisherman villages as well as hear about Montenegro's historical background.

Straddling the border between Montenegro and Albania, Skadar Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe.

Two-thirds of the lake belong to Montenegro, and thanks to its location, it is a home to a vast number of wildlife species, being the largest bird reserve in Europe. 

Route: Podgorica - Karuč - Rijeka Crnojevića - Poseljani - Virpazar - Žabljak Crnojevića - Podgorica.

Hidden gems of Skadar lake

Overview of the tour 

Part 1 - Fisherman village Karuč

The tour starts in Podgorica. We head to the idyllic fisherman village Karuč, where we make our first big stop. Karuč is famous for its beautiful ambient, nature and historical significance. The old house of Petar I Petrović Njegoš, Montenegro's greatest ruler, bishop and poet, is located here.

Hidden gems of Skadar lake

Part 2 - Panoramic views from Pavlova Strana

After visiting Karuč village we head to Rijeka Crnojevića. On our way we will visit a fantastic place called Pavlova Strana which you will probably recognise from the postcards! This is definitely a spot with best views over the Skadar Lake where you can take memorable photos!

Radus fishing village

Part 3 - Rijeka Crnojevića

We reach Rijeka Crnojevića – an old Montenegrin fisherman village with a long tradition and huge historical significance. The story of this village begins in 15th century, when then ruler, Ivan Crnojević transferred the seat of the state and the church to this area. There you will visit the symbol of this place - Danilov most (Danilo's bridge) built by the Montenegrin prince Danilo who dedicated it to his father.

boat tour in montenegro

Part 4 - Village Poseljani

Our trip continues through beautiful local and traditional villages, Poseljani and Komarno. Poseljani is a hidden jewel of this area. The village is located on the edge of the lake and is famous for its beautiful stone bridges and waterfalls. The old rural road which leads to these villages is very interesting and unique, and offers great views over the picturesque area covered by stone.

Vintage tour Skadar Lake (19)

Part 5 - The best lookouts

As we continue our way to Virpazar, you will have the chance to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic view over the Skadar Lake, Prokletije mountains and even parts of Albania. These lookouts are the best places to take pictures for a lifetime! On arrival we will visit the Bešac castle, built in the 15th century and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Hidden gems of Skadar lake


  • Beautiful views
  • Karuč village
  • Rijeka Crnojevića
  • Poseljani
  • Virpazar
  • Žabljak Crnojevića
  • National Park Skadar lake


  • The tour should be booked at least 7 days in advance.
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the tour may be delayed or canceled.

What is included 

  • Transfer and guide
  • Tickets for National park
  • Tickets for Bešac castle
  • Lunch

What is not included 

  • Transportation to the starting point (can be arranged upon request – please add additional note while booking or contact us at info@balkanadventure.me)

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