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© Esenko Workshops 2018


October 14th - 21st 2018


Small it may be, but Montenegro is proof that good things come in small packages - especially for visiting photographers! Its historic treasures, including UNESCO world heritage site Kotor, are well worth exploring and photographing, but the true highlight of Montenegro is its breathtaking natural beauty; majestic mountains, rugged coastline, the stunning geography of Kotor Bay, meandering rivers, crystal clear lakes and an abundance of wildlife. It’s difficult to imagine the diversity on offer in such a miniscule country, but believe us, we’ll see and capture it all in Montenegro!


On this tour we’ll explore the two sides of Montenegro, from the bustling coast with its thriving tourism industry, beautiful beaches and turquoise sea, to the much quieter side inland where it often feels that time has stood still. Nearby Lake Skadar is even more relaxed; here you’ll see life being lived at a much slower pace. As we travel along some of the most scenic roads you’ll often have the feeling there is no one else around.


Add to all this a warm welcome from friendly Montenegrins and typically local, fresh and organic food, and we feel sure you’ll return from this trip feeling like you’ve experienced a true taste of the real Montenegro.




Group size

Single room



October 14th - 21st
8 days / 7 nights


3 – 6 guests

€1990 / $2250
€290 / $330

Dan Briški

Podgorica Airport
Podgorica Airport

Difficulty level

This workshop involves moderate walking on hiking trails. There may be a limited amount of uphill walking. Sturdy hiking boots are advised.


Day 1

Arrive in Montenegro

Arrive at Podgorica airport and transfer to the hotel in Kotor. Meet the group for an afternoon & evening photography session in Kotor Old Town followed by dinner.

Day 2 

Bay of Kotor

Start with a morning photography shoot in Kotor and from the heights of the city walls (optional) for great views. Enjoy some free time to explore the Old Town. In the afternoon we’ll head to Perast and take a scenic boat trip to visit the Lady of the Rocks islet just off the coast in Kotor Bay, and stay for dinner at a local restaurant returning later to Kotor.

Day 3

Lovcen National Park

After breakfast, we’ll take a drive along one of the most incredible mountain roads in the region to Lovcen National Park. We’ll explore the museum of Njegos, (a famous leader, philosopher and poet) and its stunning views at 1749 m across Montenegro and Kotor Bay. Lunch in Cetinje town, former capital of Montenegro, followed by an afternoon trip to Budva or Sveti Stefan Island for scenic views. You’ll have time to explore the old town as well as for some blue hour photography along the coast.

Day 4

Kotor to Durmitor National Park

After breakfast, we leave Kotor and take the scenic route north to Durmitor National Park. We’ll stop at Perast to make the most of the morning light illuminating the old city and islands before driving up into the mountains. Afternoon arrival in Žabljak town and check in at our hotel. We’ll have the evening for some photography along the mountain road in the heart of Durmitor National Park.

Day 5

Durmitor National Park

A full day to explore the incredible, rugged mountains of Durmitor. We’ll start with a sunrise shoot at the Black Lake. After breakfast, a scenic drive up the mountain pass withs stops at several viewpoints to shoot mountainscapes. We end our day with another spectacular sunset shoot in the mountains.

Day 6

Biogradska Gora NP to Lake Skadar

We leave Durmitor NP behind and drive south. Our first stop is at Djurdjevića Tara Bridge with incredible views of the emerald-coloured Tara River. We then make a short detour to Biogradska Gora Lake in one of the oldest primeval forests of Europe. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive at Skadar Lake in time for some golden hour photography followed by a hearty dinner and a chance to sample the renowned local Vranac wine.

Day 7

Lake Skadar and Old Bar

After a sunrise shoot at the lake, we’ll take a scenic road to the mountains above Lake Skadar stopping along the way to capture fantastic views of the lake. In the afternoon we’ll head to the ruins of Stari Bar, one of the oldest settlements in this part of the world. Enjoy a farewell dinner in one of Montenegro’s finest restaurants.

Day 8:

Departure from Montenegro

If your flight schedule allows, squeeze in a final morning shoot before breakfast; transfer to Podgorica airport to catch your flight home.

Included: Accommodation (7 nights) double/twin rooms sharing (singles available upon request), all meals, airport transfers and all transportation during the tour in air-conditioned luxury minivans (including AWD vehicles in Durmitor NP), expert guiding, photography tuition, entrance fees, boat fares and all local taxes.