5 independent reviews for Family break in Montenegro

Reviews for Family break in Montenegro

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review 13 Sep 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Every day was memorable! My husband and daughter particularly enjoyed the rafting on the Tara river (I only wish we'd thought to send them along with a camera), while we all loved the sea kayaking in the Bay of Kotor. A huge highlight was the trip to Skadar lake, as well as the delicious wine tasting and lunch on the final day. A perfect way to finish a lovely week in this beautiful country.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

We hadn't fully appreciated quite how flexible the trip was - prior to arrival, we had imagined that there would be a set timetable or rigid itinerary to follow for each day's activities, but in fact it was all arranged on the spot via messages to the incredibly helpful and patient back-office team, and it was all very much tailored to our preferences, particularly in terms of departure times. So be prepared for the vacation to take shape as it goes along, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was nice that the trips and activities seemed to be arranged with small operators, rather than large outfits. We stayed in small-scale hotels and ate at local restaurants, and avoided taking transfers for journeys that could be made on foot.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Top marks. We had an amazing time and would recommend Montenegro to anyone. The itinerary was very thoughtfully put together - we definitely appreciated starting in the mountains and finishing on the coast. The accommodation was great, particularly in Kotor, and everybody was very helpful in making sure the vacation went smoothly.

review 31 Aug 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Rafting through one of the deepest gorges in Europe. Cycling down a mountain. Swimming in the the black lake.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The tourist industry is still developing. Things do not always happen as quickly as you might expect. If you fly into Dubrovnik, be prepared for delays at the border.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Montenegro is reliant on the tourist industry. The people were very friendly and willing to help.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This was an excellent adventure. We were really well looked after. The accommodation and food were great.

review 5 Aug 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Seeing the gorgeous mountain landscape and going white water rafting for the first time.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Ask for the link to see the accommodation before traveling to see if it suits your taste and needs. Star ratings don't really tell much.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Going to national park I guess help support conservation and visiting a farmer and dinning in his garden definitely directly benefited local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Great! This company was vey good at accommodating our changes and was always getting back to us for our needs even after business hours.

review 14 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The wide-ranging activities organised for my family, which included rafting, zip lining, and lots hiking.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Definitely come to Montenegro and make sure you visit the mountains as well as the coast line.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we stayed in local hotels, used local guides, and supported local restaurants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

8 out of 10.

review 16 Aug 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Cycling round Kotor bay was probably my favourite activity - so beautiful and a lovely stop-off for lunch in Perast. (However my kids aged 13 and 16 didn't make it - too hot (August), too long and too much traffic in Kotor - so we had to take them back). Sea kayaking was fab and everyone loved that. The family loved the adventure rope park. The trip to the wine and honey farm (run by the owners' parents) was a surprising hit too.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Ask plenty of questions beforehand of the organisers and guides so you know what to expect. We loved our vacation but found the communication style is quite laid back - so do ask what you would like to know. The travel distances for activities tended to be understated on the itinerary - so sometimes the journeys were quite long for the kids - something to bear in mind.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We stayed in local hotels, ate locally, the agency and guides were Montenegrin. So hopefully there were benefits to local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Montenegro is stunning country and well worth a visit. Zoran and Drazek(?) the guides were fantastic, informative and easy going. We had a lovely vacation. The logistics were efficient and reliable and the hotels very good. I would have liked a final itinerary before we set off for Montenegro and it would be good if it was clearer on the itinerary which were self-guided activities and fully independent days (e.g. hiking in Durmitor, cycling, sea kayaking) and which were days out with a guide. Minor points but would have been helpful. Overall a big thumbs up for the vacation.

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