Panoramic Boat Tour to Vranjina Monastery & Wine Tasting

Panoramic Boat Tour to Vranjina Monastery & Wine Tasting

Private tour

Discover the oldest Monastery on Lake Skadar - Vranjina Monastery. Cruise through Morača River, enjoy a short but sweet uphill walk, take a refreshing swim in the middle of the open waters and try the delicious local wine - all that travelling inside a traditional wooden boat.

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English, Serbian



  • Cruise through narrow channels, reachable only by traditional wooden boats.
  • Discover the oldest Monastery on Lake Skadar – Vranjina Monastery.
  • Enjoy a short uphill walk with a backdrop of scenic views.
  • Taste local wine in the wilderness with untouched nature all around.
  • Swim, refresh yourself and enjoy the summer breeze!
  • Start your tour in Virpazar, the tiny fishing village built on the shores of Lake Skadar. Once you arrive at the meeting point, someone from the Kingfisher team will check you in and explain the next steps. After that, you’re all set to board!

Leave the dock following a small river channel surrounded by fields of reeds and rows of willows. Find yourself on the open waters of vast Lake Skadar and watch Vranjina Island and its two peaks rise from the largest lake in southern Europe.

Vranjina Monastery, located on the southeastern side of Vranjina Island, high above the Morača delta, is your next stop. Only one former monastery church has endured the ravages of time, the church dedicated to St. Nicholas.

The walk uphill to the Church of St. Nicholas offers spectacular views of the lake and Morača River, with their shores framed by willows. Just a ten-minute walk, and you will reach the church.

After some time, return to Virpazar with a swimming stop along the way – don’t forget to pack swimsuits and sunscreen.

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing boat tour with Wi-Fi onboard
  • Map with stories from the Lake Skadar area
  • Regional wine, juice and water
  • Life vests and other safety equipment
  • National park fee (5€ per person, free for children under 15)
  • Music onboard
  • Lunch/meals
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point & other important information

Join us at the Kingfisher information desk near the central bridge in Virpazar 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Click here for the exact location. 

It is important to note that the information desk is the designated meeting point, and you should arrive there only after you have parked and are ready to start the tour.

If you are running late and unable to reach the meeting point at the predetermined time, please get in touch with us immediately using the emergency phone number provided.

  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Swimwear and towels
  • Binoculars
  • Jacket
  • Flash photography inside the Monastery

Please note that this tour is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. If it is raining or there are strong winds, we may alter the boat used for the tour, reschedule your booking for another day, or cancel the tour. We will contact you promptly in the event of any changes to your booking.

For any other questions, please check our FAQ page.

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We had a great time on this boat ride!
We went early in the morning, so many birds were out on the lake, and it wasn't too hot. After winding our way through the lake, spying on birds and even spotting some wild goats on one of the islands, we went to the Monastery to look out over that portion of the lake, which was just stunning. We also enjoyed a few glasses of local wine. Lastly was a dip in the lake to cool off. I highly recommend this tour as a chance to peacefully explore the lake in a traditional boat without many other tourists.
Alexander, GetYourGuide, June 2023
Very friendly welcome
Superb tour. Just for us (we were a group of 6). The managers even recommended an excellent restaurant for us before the tour. This lake is lovely. We highly recommend it.
Melissa, GetYourGuide, November 2023

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