Shkoder District Excursions & Tours: After meeting with your guide you will drive towards Ulcinj (Montenegro) for approximately 90 minutes. Ulcinj is an ancient seaport. The wider area of Ulcinj has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, based on dating of Illyrian tombs found in the village of Zogaj, in the vicinity of Ulcinj. The town is believed to have been founded in the 5th century BC by colonists from Colchis, as mentioned in the 3rd century BC poem by Apollonius of Rhodes.
Illyrians lived in the region at the time as there are traces of immense Cyclopean walls still visible in the old citadel. In 1867, Ulcinj became a kaza of the kodra sanjak of Rumeli veyalet. After the Congress of Berlin in 1878, borders between Montenegro and the Ottoman Empire were redrawn, with Ulcinj becoming part of Montenegro.
Although prepared to cede Plav, Gusinje and the Albanian villages of Grude, Hoti and Kastrati, Turkey still wanted to retain Ulqinj. Ultimately Montenegro, supported by Gladstone and others from western Europe, resisted and on 30 November 1880 the town became de jure part of the Montenegro which achieved recognition, but de facto only in 1880 after Great Powers occupation.
Once arrived in Ulcinj you will visit the old town, the castle and the city center. Finished in Ulcinj you will be transferred in Ada Bojana Park where you will admire the beautiful nature, excellent food and sea view panorama.
After lunch you will be transferred back to Shkodra for the end of your journey.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Rozafa, Shkoder.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
End/closing time: At 4.15pm.
Languages: German, English, French and Italian.
Others: Level of activity easy. Transportation, local guide service, operational assistance and entrance fees included. Transportation: 1/4 pax - tour director (driver) + minivan 6+1 seats. 5/10 pax - tour director + driver + minibus 16+1+1 seats. 11/49 pax - tour director + driver + coach 49 +1+1 seats. Toilet facilities: public toilets, Blue Eye spot toilets. Participation: minimum 1, maximum unlimited.