FAQ

 

Our Mission:

 

The Nomad Tours are activity/participation based tours and are suitable for active people with at least a moderate level of fitness. Hikes on a Nomad tour can last up to 2.5 hours on uneven ground. Kayaking lasts for 2.5-3 hours on the sea or lake. Rafting is by far the most action-packed activity and it lasts about 3 hours.

The scheduled tours do have set itineraries, but they are flexible when it comes to daily activities (the overnights are set in stone). We aim to make the whole experience as unhurried and relaxed as possible and we often change things whilst on tour just to suit a particular group – or the weather. Please note that this flexibility means that some items on the itinerary may not be included on your tour, so if there is something you really don't want to miss then please tell us in the pre tour survey and also please tell your guide.

Yes, we do have set departure days – all of our tours depart from Podgorica.


Yes. Once we have two people booked on a tour, then it is guaranteed departure, that’s a promise. We are very aware that our customers have organized time off work, flights to Montenegro, Podgorica hotels, etc. around our tours and so we always run the tours once people are booked on. 

The minimum number for our tours is two people. The maximum group size is 12.

1. Suitcase – because our groups are small, our vehicles are small - with limited luggage capacity.  To be fair to everyone, please only bring one suitcase per person, no bigger than 30” (75cm) along its longest side. Alternatively, one large suitcase between two persons.

 

2. Passport – Check that it is in date.


3. Printed out E-ticket.

 How to come to Montenegro:

 

Our tours start from Podgorica the capital of Montenegro.  While our one day tours start from your hotel.

The starting point is Hotel Podgorica at 9 o’clock AM. From the 15th of April to the 15th of November. 
Our one day tours start from your hotel. 
 

We would advise you to come one day before and stay one more day after the tour so you are not rushed. If you need help for booking a hotel in Podgorica we are happy to help you. Just contact us here.

Yes we do! We have three arrival points:

1. Podgorica airport - transfer to the hotel is GRATIS

2. Tivat airport - return transfer is 30€ Per person
3. Dubrovnik airport – return transfer is 50€ Per person

 

Podgorica airport is 15 min by car from the city center.


Tivat airport is 1.30h by car from Podgorica. 


Dubrovnik airport is 3h by car from Podgorica.

Yes! We can book plane tickets for you. If you need any assistance, please contact us by mail [email protected]

Price and What’s Included

 

The price of the tour is set and clearly shown on the tour page

The price includes your accommodation, breakfasts, dinners and some of the major entrance fees. Activity options tend to be weather dependent so we find it works better not to include them. Other meals you simply pay for at the time. Lunches tend to be a mixture of picnics and restaurant lunches. Dinners are included at the accommodation points. It is easily possible to eat well for €10 - 15 Per person per day.

Our tour prices are set from April - November. There is 10% off our tours during April & November.

Each tour is packed with great scenery, local culture, gastronomy and loads of fun and good humor. We stay away from the popular sites and head more into the wild and less explored parts of Montenegro. For a full list of optional activities click here to see the detailed itinerary.

 

We get a lot of passengers on the tour who are travelling solo, it’s a great, worry-free way to see the country and meet other people. Regarding rooms, the regular price is based on two sharing, with a single supplement for single rooms. We keep the single supplement as low as possible, but we do have to charge it because single occupancy rooms are more expensive per person.


Montenegro is a safe place to travel on your own, as safe as anywhere else in Europe. We have lots of people who travel here on their own who have had no problems travelling solo. However, travellers should exercise sound personal safety practices to minimize their chance of becoming a victim.


People from certain countries need a valid Montenegrin entry visa before arriving in the State, whether by air, sea or land. The list of countries whose citizens do not require a visa to enter Montenegro is defined in the Immigration Act. If in doubt as to VISA requirements, please contact the Montenegrin VISA Office https://www.visit-montenegro.com/tourism/visas-and-montenegro-embassy/ or contact the Montenegrin embassy or consulate in your home country.

No special immunizations or medications are generally required when travelling to Montenegro but if you have any medical conditions, we strongly advise that you check your individual circumstances with your GP/ medical professional beforehand if in doubt.

In the true spirit of Montenegrin people and our hard working way of life we like to keep our tours as unhurried and relaxed as possible, with flexibility and also free time built in to the itineraries. 

Accommodations

 

All of our accommodation providers offer a choice of room types including singles (one bed), twins (two beds) and doubles (one bed).  Triple rooms (usually one double and one single bed) can sometimes be accommodated but are generally suitable only for families.

For accommodations we normally use a mixture of B&B’s, small hotels and lodges. We also use highly rated ethno villages. Each place is different and adds its own flavor to the tours, we have put a lot of work into finding just the right places and everyone seems really happy with the results. You can find out more information on our accommodation suppliers here.

All the overnight accommodations do provide hairdryers, some of them have even a clothing iron if you really have the will to do it.

Yes, they do. In the north so you can stay warm and in the south so you can keep the beer cool

Yes, all of the rooms have their own separate, ensuite bathrooms.

Vehicles
 

Seating on the vehicles is not assigned and passengers are encouraged to move around each day if they wish. We think that it’s only fair that everyone has their chance to sit in the front of the vehicle.

There are no bathrooms on board the vehicles for the simple reason that we make regular stops along the route where passengers can avail of bathroom facilities.

Nomad Tours operates a strict no smoking policy on all of our vehicles as smoking is illegal in all enclosed places of work in Montenegro. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, restaurants and company vehicles (cars and vans). The ban was introduced by the Tobacco Smoking (Prohibition) Regulations However, certain exceptions can be made in relation to accommodations, so smoking rooms can be provided upon request.

Yes, all baggage will travel with passengers in the same vehicle in a luggage compartment or in a securely locked and weather proof trailer.

Currency/Credit Cards/ Cash:
 

The currency in Montenegro is the Euro. That is the only currency that is always accepted.

We would advise not bringing too much cash. We usually advise bringing maybe a couple of hundred but there are plenty of ATM's along the way where you can withdraw cash as you need it in the correct currency. We do advise that you let your bank know you are traveling, so that they expect the payments abroad.  You can also exchange other currencies for Euros at the airport or any post office or bank here. Most places do also accept credit cards but there will be a few places that don’t so it’s best to have some cash to hand, just in case. Your guide can let you know in advance what the best payment for each optional activity is.  Please note that while Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted here, other cards such as American Express are not.

Payments and Bookings
 

If you would like to sign up for one of our tours, this can be done in several ways:

1. Online Booking – click here

2. By Telephone – using the numbers from Contact - click here

3. Send us an email or fax - click here

1. Visa and MasterCard (5,5% booking fee applies to credit card bookings)


2. Electronic Bank Transfer – details can be supplied 


Bookings are confirmed by e-mail, confirmation includes – Reference Number, Helpful Information, Pack and Terms and Conditions. We can also send out copies in the post if required.

All Nomad customer correspondence and booking confirmations are sent by email (and confirmations are not required to be printed by passengers).

We require a deposit of 15% of the tour price to secure the booking with the remaining balance being due 60 days before departure. If there is less than 60 days until departure, then full payment is required.

Our cancellation terms and conditions are outlined below, and we are very flexible. If you have to postpone a tour then that’s no problem. 

 

Cancellation 

 

1. If the client wishes to change to an alternative departure date, this must be done with a minimum of 30 days’ notice. One change of date is allowed free of any charge by the Nomad; any subsequent changes will be subject to a €40 administration fee. 

Any charges or non-refundable deposits which have been paid to third party suppliers are payable by the client in these circumstances.

 

Days                   % Refund
 

 - Deposit              Non-Refundable
 - Over 60 Days     85% 

 - 60-31 Days         50%
 - Under 30 Days   0%  

 

2. Once the tour has started, no refunds will be made under any circumstances for any unused sectors or sections. 

 

3. If the reason for the client’s cancellation is covered by the client’s insurance policy, the client may be able to make a claim under that policy, this is entirely a matter between the client and their insurer. 

 

4. If the client wishes to change to an alternative departure date, this must be done with a minimum of 30 days’ notice. One change of date is allowed free of any charge by Nomad; any subsequent changes will be subject to a €40 administration fee. Any charges or non-refundable deposits which have been paid to third party suppliers are payable by the client in these circumstances.

We actually get all ages on the tours, although the average is probably 20-65, we also get a lot of people on either side of this range. We normally set a minimum age of around 12 years for our tour, but we do quite often get teenagers on the tours, and they have a great time (as long as they have been consulted on going on the tour it seems). There is plenty to keep them occupied and it can be a real learning experience for them.

Children (anyone under the age of 18) are only allowed in licensed premises if they are with a parent or guardian, but this provision carries certain restrictions. For example, if accompanied by a parent/guardian, the child may remain on the premises between the hours of 10:30am – 9pm (10pm May to September) (unless the license holder feels this is injurious to the child’s health, safety and welfare). Children aged between 15-17 years may remain on the premises after 9pm where they are attending a private function at which a substantial meal is served. All licensed premises must display a sign to this effect in a prominent place at all time and failure to do so can result in a fine.

On Tour
 

Yes, passengers are required to move their luggage themselves but if they require assistance at any stage there is usually not a problem.

The tours are quite casual so no formal evening wear is required. Jeans and sneakers are fine for most places

All equipment required for the optional activities will be provided by the suppliers. 

Yes, we make regular stops along the route where passengers can avail of bathroom facilities.

Most places in Montenegro now cater for specialized dietary requirements so that should be no problem. All our customers in the past with special dietary requirements have all said how well they were catered for.

That varies from tour to tour depending on what the group wishes to do. Usually the guide will discuss this with the group and should they all want to dine together, group reservations can be made. All the dinners are included in the price.

Yes, passengers will usually have a choice of places to eat at each overnight stop, except for the Ethno Village Montenegro because of its out of the way location. Dinner is included in the price.

Laundry facilities can be arranged on our tour.

Pets are not allowed on the Nomad tours. If you need to bring a service dog, Nomad Tours must be notified before you book your tour. Nomad Tours may not be able to accommodate this request due to accommodation restrictions and considerations of other passengers.

Contact Queries
 

Most of the overnight stops now have free Wi-Fi internet available. Some have it in the rooms, in some places it’s just in public areas. There are also lots of stops along the way (pubs, café’s etc.) which also offer Wi-Fi access. So if you have a smartphone type device you can use them there. 

Passengers can buy tourist SIM cards witch are available by the network providers in Montenegro. If passengers are bringing a laptop or smart phone, then they can always Skype home when in a wireless internet hotspot. 

Our office hours are 9am-4pm GMT and we can be contacted on the numbers below. Also Siniša can be contacted at any time on the Emergency Operations number listed in your booking confirmation. In case of emergency we can then contact the guide immediately.

Guides
 

The base of any good tour is the guide and Nomad tried its best to pick the best from the business. How did we pick them? We looked for the most passionate, talented, and professional guides in Montenegro and as you travel through the country, our team will keep you informed and entertained telling you about the splendid history, historical battles, explain the everyday life of Montenegrin people, and also provide you with an insight into the curious people that the Montenegrins are.

Our policy on alcohol for drivers and guides  is very strict, if any of them were found to be drinking during a tour or turned up for work under the influence of alcohol then it would be instant dismissal. Our drivers and guides are very professional and we have never had a cause to doubt them.

Tipping is generally expected in Montenegro. Drivers/guides on tour buses are usually tipped at the end of a trip, sometimes with a communal tip collected from all of those on the tour. The amount is up to the individual, and will depend on the length of the tour and the quality of the service. We have heard that the industry standard is about €10 per person, per day.

Anytime between the 15th April and 15th November is a good time to visit Montenegro. The swimming season in Montenegro can sometimes go from May to October, our climate is Mediterranean, so we have long warm summer and a short but not too cold winter, which makes our country a popular destination for either summer or winter holidays.

Itinerary
 

The scheduled tours do have set itineraries, but they are flexible when it comes to daily activities (the overnights are set in stone). We aim to make the whole experience as unhurried and relaxed as possible and we often change things whilst on tour just to suit a particular group – or the weather etc.  

Yes, we do have set departure days – all of our tours depart from Podgorica.