Herceg Novi, Kotor, Budva


Wednesdays 7:30


Approx. 8 hours


max 18


88 €
per person



General info 

Best of Skadar Lake in one day - picturesque Virpazar with boat tour across the largest lake on the Balkans!

Lake Skadar still remains off the beaten track for many visitors to Montenegro, but if you do visit it - you'll be richly rewarded. Skadar Lake is the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula, with fresh water and one of the largest national parks in Montenegro. In just one day you'll get the opportunity experience breathtaking landscapes of National Park Skadar Lake by boat, learn about Europe's largest bird reserve andexplore the idyllic town Virpazar.

You can join this tour from Herceg Novi, Kotor or Budva (links for exact location are in the description below).

Overview of the tour 

When and where to arrive

  • 07:30 Herceg Novi - meeting location
  • 08:15 Kotor - meeting location
  • 09:20 Budva - meeting location
  • *Please take into consideration that this is the time when you should be at the meeting point but the van may not be there at this exact time depending on the traffic (make sure to include your desired meeting location when booking).


Part 1 - Boat ride across the biggest lake on Balkan Peninsula

We start our trip from Herceg Novi along the beautiful coast, through Budva towards Virpazar. On arrival to Virpazar, we head to the little port of Skadar Lake, the biggest lake on Balkan peninsula, where we take a 2-hour boat ride. Skadar Lake is famous for being Europe's largest bird reserve, the last remaining breeding ground of the endangered Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant. It is also a key resting place for birds migrating from northern Europe to Africa. 

Skadar lake boat tours

Part 2 - Virpazar

After the boat tour, you will have free time (1 hour) to explore the village Virpazar - the "center" of Skadar Lake National Park. We take a short walk and you have the additional opportunity to visit Besac Fortress, built by the Turks in 1478. or have lunch in one of the restaurants by the shore. Besac Fortress is a cultural and historical site of exceptional importance and one of the most attractive lookouts on Skadar Lake. 


Vintage tour Skadar Lake (65)


Departure is planned via same route with a photo stop that will offer you stunning views of Sveti Stefan. Thank you!



  • Virpazar
  • Besac fortress built in 1478
  • Boat tour on Skadar lake 
  • Incredible flora and fauna of Skadar Lake
  • Sveti Stefan viewpoint


Booking process:

Choose the available date and make a booking → You get a payment link 30 days prior to the tour → Your spot is reserved and you get a confirmation 

In case the minimum number of participants is not met you will receive an email 5 days prior to departure and receive a full refund

Cancellation policy:

  • Free cancelation until 10 days prior to departure, after that your reservation is non refundable (except if the minimum number of participants is not met or the tour gets cancelled from our side)
  • In case of bad weather the tour can be delayed for next Friday or fully refunded 


What is included 

  • Van Transportation
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket for Skadar Lake National Park
  • Skadar lake boat tour

What is not included 

  • Drinks/ meals
  • Besac castle ticket
  • Insurance
  • A private tour with additional wine tasting can  be arranged (please contact us)

Photo Gallery 

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