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About Montenegro

The land of the Black Mountain – Montenegro – is still relatively unknown. It’s the land of heroes and pirates that drove the Turks out of the mountains and raided Venetian ships in the middle ages.

Located on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is a Balkan country with a narrow strip of 300km of beaches along its Adriatic coastline, rugged mountains, glacial lakes, limestone peaks and medieval villages.

In the Bay of Kotor, where VoluntEars trips are run, the scenery resembles a fjord. It’s dotted with ancient fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi and coastal churches.

Only a 3 hour flight from the UK, with 1 hour time difference, Montenegro makes a great destination for a short trip.

Our 4 day trip includes helping at a local deaf school in Kotor, a boat trip to Gospa od Škrpjela, a visit to Mount Lovćen, and time off to wander around Kotor’s old town with it’s winding cobbled streets and many cafes and shops.

Our trips run in April and October when the weather is normally warm, sunny and dry.

Next trips:

  • Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 April 2025

Contact us now for information or click here to book your place.

Kotor, Montenegro

Long weekend

Trip Highlights

  • Help at a Deaf school in Kotor
  • Boat trip to Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Explore the old town walls
  • Head to the hills and see the amazing views from Mount Lovćen 
  • Wander around Stari Grad (Old Town)
  • Relax in one of the many cafes on the cobbled square in front of the clock tower
  • Watch the sun set over the sea and mountains from the old castle above Kotor

Daily activities

We’ve carefully planned our Montenegro trip so you can visit the must see sights of Kotor, spend two half-days at a local Deaf school and also visit the countryside nearby.

This means you have an enjoyable long-weekend break in a beautiful destination and get to connect with local deaf culture at the same time.

What’s Included

Accommodation

Provided within th grounds of the Deaf school in Kotor. Chat to the students in your free time or stroll down to the sea which is only 5 minutes walk away. 

Rooms are shared between two people and all have attached bathrooms. 

Food

3 meals a day.

Food is provided at the accommodation and you also have the option to go out and try some of the local restaurants if you want to choose something different.

We make sure you get to try a variety of tasty local dishes. 

Tell us if you have any dietary requirements.

BSL Communicator on every trip

Trip leader from our UK office

Airport transfers on arrival and departure

Comprehensive orientation in Montenegro

 

All local transport; not flights

We use private taxis and minibuses for the Kotor airport pick-up and drop-off and for the other visits.

Our friendly VoluntEars staff will be waiting to collect you on arrival and they’ll accompany you on all journeys in Montenegro.

Stari Grad (Old Town)

The old town is fully pedestrianised and accessed through 3 main gates, dating back to the 13th Century.

You will find cobbled streets leading off in every direction with shops, cafes and restaurants in cute squares overlooked by the mountains behind.

Speed boat trip to Our Lady of the Rocks

Leave the city and speed across the blue waters of Kotor Bay to Gospa od Skrpjela, or Our Lady of the Rocks.

Built in 1452, the island was formed by local fishermen and sailors throwing stones into the sea and sinking boats until they piled up high enough to build on top of.

Mount Lovćen

Lovćen is a mountain which inspires the name “Montenegro” meaning Black Mountain, which refers to the appearance of Mount Lovćen when it was covered in dense forests. 

It takes around 1 hour to drive there from Kotor and you’ll be amazed how fast you are surrounded by mountains after leaving the coast. And what a wonderful view!

Kotor Fortress

Walk up the 1,350 steps to Kotor Fortress and get a breathtaking view over the old city and Kotor Bay. Start late afternoon and see the sun setting behind the hills and watch the lights com on in the old town. Then walk down for a well-deserved dinner.

Pre-trip meeting

Meet other volunteers and our staff before your trip.

We arrange a video call for the whole group so people can attend no matter where they live. If you’re not available at the time then we’ll send you a recording of the call – audio and BSL.  

Certificate of completion

References

Itinerary – coming soon!

Dates & Prices

2024

Dates:

  • Saturday 26 to Tuesday 29 October 2024

Price: £795 / $1,095

2025

Dates:

  • Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 April 2025

Price: £795 / $1,095

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