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A walking tour - mix of brutalist architecture, history & "New Age" !

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Nikola
Registered on August 24, 2023

With a background in managing 5-star restaurants and bars, I've interacted with people worldwide and realized their curiosity about Montenegro. Combined with my passion for biking, kayaking and hiking, it has driven me to transition into tour guiding. So now I'm licensed tour guide and - for the beginning - I would like to show you the best of my hometown. Welcome to Podgorica !

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Because many of you've asked for a walking tour -
starting from 1st of March 2024. this one is going to be it! 🥳🎉🥳
🚳


Here, I'll be sharing with you the most remarkable traces from the time of communism, mixed together with stories and places from history & "new age".
And all this in 2.5 hours of walk!


Basically, I'll show you my hometown in my own way - from a totally different perspective!


😎


Please note:

* Tour NOT recommended for people under 15 years of age.

* If we agree on time, tailor-made tours can be arranged.

* Minimum participants: 2

*In case of bad weather ( rain 🌧️ ☔, strong wind 🌬️, etc. ) the tour will be cancelled.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    7 Balšića, Podgorica 81000, Montenegro
    7 Balšića, Podgorica 81000, Montenegro
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    Across the street from the UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON shop. You should be able to see the "Discover Podgorica" sticker on a street lamp, beside the bench. And that's exactly the meeting point 🙂 * Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the tour.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Independence Square

    The central town square.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Njegoš & Bokeška streets: The heart of the downtown.

    If you were wondering where to go later in the evening ... :)

  • 3
    Outside visit
    St Peter of Cetinje boulevard

    The "Architecture & Design" website listed this boulevard among the 50 most beautiful in the world.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Sastavci / Skaline

    An old ottoman bridge & scenic area of Podgorica by the river.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Stara Varoš ( Old town )

    Podgorica during the Ottoman empire.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Petrovic Castle

    An art gallery that used to be the winter residence of King Nikola Petrović.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    The Capital Plaza

    The place to take a leisurely stroll among famous shops, cafés and restartaurants

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Blok 5

    Constructed in the late '70s, today one of the most fascinating districts of Podgorica.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Orthodox Temple of Christ's Resurrection

    The main place for gathering of religious Montenegrins.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Karver book store

    Podgorica's hidden Culture Spot.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

27 ratings
4.85
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Professionalism
4.81
Fun
4.52
Expression
4.56
Quality
4.74
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Ryan 12 Jun 2024
Sunderland

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Route was really really good and well planned. We visited all of the major sites of the city and loads of cool things we never heard of. Our guide Nikola was very relaxed and laid back, the walk didn't feel rushed or overwhelming with information. He was happy to answer all our questions. The only suggestion I would make would be to potentially visit 'The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ' as I think it's well worth seeing.
Marek 28 May 2024
Kraków

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The tour was adequate and lasted as expected, but Nikola struggled to capture the group's attention. There wasn't much coverage of the country's or city's history, and the narration was rather monotonous with some facts presented superficially. However, questions asked were answered.
Prateek 27 May 2024
Toronto

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Nikola is an interesting person. His style is understated but he gives all the important information about Podgorica and Montenegro. Podgorica is a very new city, so there is not as much stuff to see as in other European capitals, but Nikola makes it interesting. Overall I liked the early start time, his delivery and the content of his tour. Recommend!
Andrea 26 May 2024
Maidstone

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Okay, Podgorica may not be the typical European capital and won't impress through its architecture and civil engineering. However, Nikola will tell you stories and explain Podgorica history through the ages to make you understand what makes Podgorica look like it does today. Podgorica in all its parts reflects the history of Montenegro, from the Ottoman expansion to WW2 to the Socialist era. You have many cities in one. Podgorica is not just to be visited but it's to be understood. Thank you, Nikola, for a wonderful tour. It was very interesting and educational.
Symon 21 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great tour. Not just insight on the architecture but also able to learn about the history of the city and Montenegro as a whole and life in the communist era. Highly recommended.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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