Organizing an independent trip to Montenegro is not as difficult as it seems. Below we describe how to provide all the points and, if possible, save.
Montenegro is not one of the countries of the Schengen agreement and independently establishes the rules for entry into its territory. Residents of Russia can rest in Montenegro for 30 days without having a visa. If the period of stay in the country exceeds a month, Russians have to register it.
For travel, Russian tourists need only a passport. It is important that it continues to operate for 90 days after the alleged departure from Montenegro. Medical insurance is issued at will, the customs office does not ask about its availability.
If you are going to live not in a hotel, then you will need to register yourself. Registration is made at the place of settlement, at the nearest Tourist Organization. In Budva, 72 hours are allocated for registration, 24 in all other cities.
Tourists who stay in hotels, health centers and apartments are registered by the administration. When settling in, it is important to remind her of this formality and ask for a document confirming the successful completion of the procedure. For his absence, a fine of 200 euros is imposed.
Choose a city or resort
If you like active rest, night life and fun, you can safely choose Budva - the most popular resort of the country. For lovers of beautiful scenery, Sveti Stefan is suitable, for the discerning holidaymaker is the luxurious Miločer, for connoisseurs of peace and quiet - any little-known resort of the Boka Bay of Kotor, for those who want to bathe and sunbathe - Ulcinj.
Montenegro is famous for its mountainous landscapes, and you can relax in it not only on the coast, but also in the area of the Durmitor National Park. This option is suitable for active travelers who are ready to conquer mountain peaks and travel long distances on foot. In winter, ski resorts are opened in the Durmitora area.
Purchase of air tickets
Having decided with a place for rest, you can start buying air tickets. You are unlikely to be able to fly to the resort, which you want to get to, since in Montenegro there are only two airports. One is in Podgorica, the other is in Tivat. They both serve international flights and regularly receive planes from Russia.
If you are going to rest on the Adriatic coast, it is more convenient to choose a flight to Tivat. If it's cheaper to get to Podgorica, then you can stop on this option. Montenegro is a small country that can be traveled literally in a day. You can easily get to the resort you need on public transport, a rented car or taxi.
Cheapest tickets to Montenegro go on sale six months before departure. Two weeks before the departure of the plane, the price starts to increase gradually, and already the day before the flight reaches its limit. In the spring and autumn flights are cheaper than in the summer. To save money, it is worth choosing a flight with a flight at night in the middle of the week, and not on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. You can track the price dynamics yourself using Aviasales and Skyscanner services.
Reservation of accommodation
In Montenegro, tourists rarely live in hotels. Pairs are often populated in apartments - fully furnished and soundly finished apartments with sea views. For a budget trip suitable for ordinary apartments from individuals, for luxury - luxury villas with pools and jacuzzi.
To find accommodation from trusted persons, it is easiest to use the international services Booking and Airnb. Tourists, for whom the quality of accommodation is important, proceed as follows: in advance rent a modest room in the hotel for a day or a few days, and already at the resort they look around and choose the best option for living.