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Looking to get off the beaten Eurotrip track? Check out Webjet's latest deals, find a flight that fits your budget and get ready to explore Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro.
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Centre of Contemporary Art
The Centre of Contemporary Art was once the winter palace of King Nikola Petrovic. Today, it houses permanent exhibitions from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa and regularly features local artists. If you're buying flights to Podgorica as a family, you can pack a picnic and spend a few hours exploring the gardens.
Podgorica is where you'll find the largest unbroken vineyard in Europe as well as excellent wine. When packing for your flights to Podgorica, leave some space in your suitcase to bring back a few bottles of local wine. If you go to any of the wine cellars for a tasting, you can expect to pay a minimum of 3 EUR ($4.77 AUD) and a maximum for EUR 30 ($47.71 AUD).
Montenegro Falls is one of the country's most beautiful and accessible waterfalls. It's located on the Cijevna River and is an easy day trip from Podgorica. There's a nearby restaurant that has an outdoor play area, making it a great choice for families buying cheap flights to Podgorica. One thing to keep in mind is that if you're buying airfare to Podgorica for travel in summer or autumn, the river might be dry and there won't be a waterfall.
Montenegro is one of Europe's best-kept secrets when it comes to hiking. The country has dozens of trails for all sorts of experience levels. For hikers booking flights to Podgorica, you can plan a day trip to some of the country’s best trails. In the summer months, Durmitor National Park offers excellent conditions and it's only a 2-hour drive from Podgorica.
Cost of Visiting
Montenegro is not part of the EU but uses the Euro as its national currency. It's famous in Europe for being one of the cheapest destinations compared to hot spots like France and Switzerland. For travellers planning to buy tickets to Podgorica, here's what you can expect to pay:
- Food: You should budget around EUR 9 ($14.31 AUD) for a good meal at a mid-range restaurant. If you’re booking airfare to Podgorica and you want to keep your daily costs as low as possible, you’ll save a lot of money by preparing your own food.
- Accommodation: Backpackers searching for return flights to Podgorica can expect to pay between 6 to 12 EUR ($9.54 to $19.08 AUD) for a bed in a dorm room. The average price for a private room is 15 to 30 EUR ($23.85 to $47.71 AUD).
- Transport: A bus from Podgorica to Kotor will cost 5 to 7 EUR ($7.95 to $11.13 AUD). Car rental in the city will set you back 40 to 60 EUR ($63.61 to $95.42 AUD) per day for a small manual car. You can rent a bicycle for EUR 10 ($15.90 AUD) per day, and taxis have a base fare of EUR 1 ($1.59 AUD) and charge 0.60 to 0.80 EUR ($0.95 to $1.27 AUD) per kilometre. A trip from Podgorica Airport (TGD) to the city centre will likely not cost more than 7 EUR ($11.13 AUD).
Tips for First-Time Travellers to Podgorica
The Communication Barrier
For English speakers buying flights to Podgorica, communicating with locals may be a challenge. English is not widely spoken, and you might struggle to wrap your tongue around the tones of the Montenegrin dialect. To get around this, write down important phrases and buy a sim card so you can use Google Translate if you need it.
Take the Train
For budget travellers booking cheap flights to Podgorica, the train is the best way to get around as its cheaper than the bus. The line runs from Bar through Virpazar, up to Podgorica and towards the country's border with Serbia. For a couple of Euros, you can travel across the country in less than a day. Once your flight lands at Podgorica Airport (TGD), you can base yourself in the city and use the train to see more of Montenegro.
Hire a Car
Some of the best day trips from Podgorica are only accessible by car. When organising your return flights to Podgorica with Webjet, you can add a car rental to your booking. Alternatively, you can select a rental when you arrive at Podgorica Airport (TGD). If you love getting off the beaten track, a rental vehicle will be worth every cent!
If you go out to a restaurant, cafe or bar in Podgorica, you'll get the bill as soon as you order. However, you aren't expected to pay until you've finished your meal or drink. Most establishments will not split the bill for each person, so if you're buying flights to Podgorica with a group of friends, it's a good idea to discuss how splitting the bill at restaurants will work.
Vegetarians and Vegans Travelling to Montenegro
Montenegro isn't one of the best-suited destinations for vegetarians and vegans. The country's cuisine is extremely meat-heavy, and it may be a challenge to dine out if you have any dietary restrictions. Before you board your flights to Podgorica, download a few basic recipes onto your phone as you may find that cooking meals at your accommodation is a good way to go.