I am planning a road trip to Montenegro and Albania (with a possibly detour to Macedonia) in august with my daughter. The plan is to fly in to Dubrovnik and home from Corfu. We will stay close to the coast in both countries for sun and swinnimg, but also plan to visit Ohrid, Berat and Gjirokaster
I do not drive myself, and my daughter is 23 years old and have had her driver’s license for less than one year.
1. We would like to rent a car in Kotor, Montenegro and return it in Saranda, Albania, before entering the ferry to Corfu. Can anyone recommend a car rental company which will allow us to take the car to all countries mentioned above, and where the driver is allowed to have had the license for less than a year?
2. I have had no luck in finding Saranda as a drop off point for the car searching several big car rental companies. Should I search for another city in southern Albania instead?
3. Another option, less preferably, is to rent one car in Kotor and drop it the same place, and go by bus to Tirana and rent a new car there. But I have only found car rental companies (Avis, Hertz, Sixt) which demand the driver to have had the license for more than a year. Can anyone recommend a car rental company in Kotor who allows the driver to have had the license for less than a year?
4. Can anyone recommend a car rental company in Tirana who allows the driver to have had the license for less than a year and where we can drop the car near Saranda? And preferably one who allows us to take the car to Macedonia.
We have not yet booked the flight tickets, so going home from Tirana can be an option if so makes the car rental situation easier.
Since the questions regard both Albania and Montenegro I am posting the same post in both forums.
Thanks from Lena
I have read somewhere that there is a bus service from the airport to TRG republike in Podgorica city centre,I would be grateful if someone could verify this.
Is Podgorica and nearby countryside worth a 3/4 day visit .Also is there a decent public transport system. Thank You.
Is there a bus or train service to from Podgorica / skopje
hello to everyone!
Im new to your forum and i would like some help.
We are planing to do a motorcycle tour in Montenegro this
November (from 1st to 5th) and i wonder if it is possible to
drive through the National Park of Durmitor this time of year
and what is expected to be the road's and the weather conditions
(snow etc). Is there any site that provides up to date info?
The place that interests me most is from Zabljak to the park and
from there till the borders
All answers are welcomed and appreciated,
thank you in advance
We have 2 days left in Montenegro. Our weather has been rainy, but tomorrow should be nicer. We want to find a beach area. Should we head to budva or sveti Stefan ? We gave a car. What area would offer more to see after we swim? Can we do both? Also, I wanted to go to st nicolet island, is that possible as well?
Tomorrow, 31.08. we're arriving to Dubrovnik airport @ 13:10 and would like to share a ride from there towards Montenegro, Ulcinj preferably, but anywhere down south is also fine. Our destination is Vlore in Albania, with stops at Skhoder and Tirana. It's two of us, me (Croatian) and my Finnish girlfriend. Also, we're going back from Vlore next Sunday 07.09. to Dubrovnik (airport). So, if anyone is going down that route, wants some good company and maybe share a ride feel free to contact me here in inbox or @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELLO I WOULD LIKE TO FIND A LOCAL GUIDE IN KOTOR TO MAKE SOME DAYS IN THE MONTAINS AROUND KOTOR
DO YOU KNOW SOMEBODY .
THANKS IN ADVANCE HARRIET
where do i get a water taxi from?
We have a rental car and 4 full days in Montenegro. We have rented a small apt in Kotor to use as our base for exploring the area. What are the places we should not miss?? Are there some great seafood places to eat at? We love the beaches and want to explore near the coast and coastal towns as much as possible. Thanks for your advice!
We're going to Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia on October, arriving at Podgorica airport on October 18th. We'd like to know the schedules and prices of buses from Kotor or Budva to Dubrovnik. Another question: how much would we spend for renting a basic car for one or two days (getting it at Podgorica and returning at Kotor)?
Hi folks, Could you share your experience of renting a car in Kotor or Tivat? Are there any inexpensive options for 3-4 days? Many thanks!
Hi! Can i take a bus from dubrovnik to Przno and how far is it?
Is there a lookout you can drive to for a view over Kotor Bay
My parents and I are hoping for a trip starting in Vienna and driving down to Montenegro, probably stopping for a few days in both Slovenia and Croatia as well, in late December or early January. Are areas around the coast of Montenegro expensive/crowded this time of year? It's the holiday season, I know, but I'm thinking it's more of a summer destination?
We are used to the cold but does it get unbearable and/or rainy and grey during the winter?
Any other thoughts or suggestions you want to add are welcome :)
I'm traveling to Ulcinj next week and want to buy a new water proof camera there. I had a water proof camera but it just got water leak and crashed. Does anyone know where to buy Sony TX-10, TX-30 type or Nikon Coolpix AW100 or something listed on this site (ephotozine.com/article/top-1...). If there is a big shopping center like City Center One in Croatia or a big electronic store, that would be a help for me.
I am going to be visiting Budva in the coming days and was wondering what are the vegetarian spots in the city. If you have any tips I will be so grateful :)
Hi. I and couple of my buddies are planning on going for a 10 day trip to Montenegro and Dubrovnik, Croatia. I have done a lot of research over it. Kotor, Perast and Cetinje seem to be interesting to us and dubrovnik in croatia. We will be flying from Mumbai, India to Podgorica, Montenegro or Dubrovnik, Croatia depending upon the airfare. Anyone been to Montenegro & Dubrovnik suggest us what is the best way to travel between Dubrovnik and Montenegro (the place where we will be visiting) and how much would it cost? We are thinking of 7 days in Montenegro and 3 days in Croatia. We are looking for relaxation, experiencing the cafes & good food, sightseeing and little bit of night life. Can you suggest us which are good places(towns or cities) to visit and what to do there and what is the best way to travel between them? We have limited budget :). Also, since its a small country how many places should we have our base at and where? Can any of you'll share your itinerary and experiences. That would be great.
Also, any recommendation for accommodation?
Thanks & Cheers,
Please, could you tell me if there is better option to take train or bus from Belgrad to Budva? I am going with my 5 friends on 24th of June.
I prefere trains but I heard that it can be difficult after flods... Does anybody could tell me if this is true?
What is the easist way to go to Skopje or Prizren from Budva, mainly from Montenegro?
Thx in advance
I am planing 2-3 days Montenegro trip, mainly including Budva and Kotor. I will be staying in Budva and thinking of visiting othr places from there as I assume they are verty close. Is this a good idea? What other places should i visit? maybe Podgoritca?
Next stop in my trip will be Skopje or Prizren. What is the easist way of transportation there? At some forums, I see that Ulcinj-Shkoder-Prizrenroute is suggested. Are there shorter or more direct ways of going to Skopje, Ohri or Prizren?
Thanks in advance,
I'm planning to spend a week or two in the Kotor Bay, Montenegro, this summer. Is it a good option to rent an apartment/hotel room in Perast instead of Kotor? Are there any good restaurants/bars in Perast? How much would a taxi from Kotor to Perast cost?
Hi We are staying in MOntenegro for 4 nights in July. Where are the best places to go at nightime. We are staying in Kotor and both in our 30s and love nice restaurants, live music beautiful people, good music.Think we are also going to do a day Water Rafting and want to see some nice beaches ( with sand) but hate overcrowds and banging music. Can any one recommends the best things to do and see on our vistit.
on the most wonderful drive from Lovcen to Kotor with the 25 winding bends on the road there is a beautiful restaurant. it has the most amazing views on the lower level. What is its name and contact details? it is close by to a little house that is for rent.
Hi, I would like to ask, if anybody knows what is the best and cheap transportation from Novi Sad to Kotor and from Kotor, to Budva, Becici and Sveti Stefan? We are 7 student girls from Slovakia and our budget is limited. So we would like to find the most convenient price for traveling. Is it better to take the train to Budva and then go by bus to the other cityes? If anybody can give me few links to checkout by myself about this transportation that would be the best! And some suggestions about the best places to visit? Hvala puno! :)
Can anyone tell me how long it will take to drive from kotor to durmitor national park in august. And then back to petrovac again. What is the best route?
What is the cheapest way to get from Airport Tivat to Budva? May, 2014.
We'll be travelling to Montenegro on the 9-16 of October.
Is there any chance for snow in October? Especially in Zabljak and Biogradska. (I understood that in Podgorica and the south there is no chance).
We're renting a car. Should I take winter tyres?
Hello, we will be driving from Kotor to Zabljak in early June 2014. Is there a way to tell if the road between Tsra and Zabljak is open, I found a youtube video of someone driving it during June of 2013 and there seemed to be so much snow that it may have just opened? Also, are the google maps estimated drive times in this area underestimating based on anyone's experience? Google says 4 hours (Kotor to Zabljak via Tsra). Thanks very much!
Is it too early as i search for nightclubs and party?
and about swimming and weather is it suitable with time? Thank u