Bar Cruises

Old Bar and Old Ulcinj
Kotor Old Town 
Lake Skadar

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Start planning your cruise by booking your excursions in Bar and its surroundings

Bar is a historical coastal town that stretches over a peaceful valley crossed by a 16th century stone aqueduct, built during the Ottoman Empire. 
Breathtaking mountains, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters surround this charming MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. Discover old town ruins, an olive tree dating back 2000 years, and King Nikola’s Palace. Bar is also a gateway to remarkable locations including Kotor, Ulcinj, Lake Skadar, and the Haj Nehaj Fortress.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Old Bar and Old Ulcinj
• Kotor Old Town 
• Lake Skadar
Take a fascinating MSC Cruises excursion from Bar to the former pirate town of Old Ulcinj, where you’ll visit a castle-like medieval settlement. See the impressive Balshic Tower, the Venetian Palace, and the former Slave Market. Continue your excursion to the ancient walled town of Stari Bar and discover intriguing hilltop ruins that unite Oriental and Mediterranean architecture. After browsing the souvenir shops and taking in the local restaurants, discover Turkish baths, Roman aqueducts, and the Bishop’s Palace.
Select an MSC Cruises excursion and experience the fortified town of Kotor, a medieval city dating back to 1000 BC. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor offers numerous landmarks, mountain and bay views, and a rich cultural history. Discover the 12th-century Saint Tryphon Cathedral, the Maritime Museum, and the Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas. Before you return to Bar, shop local products, grab a bite to eat, or explore more of the town’s achingly beautiful areas.
Book a scenic MSC Cruises excursion to the gorgeous village of Virpazar and discover the pristine beauty of the largest lake in the Balkans, Lake Skadar. Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status, this phenomenal body of water is a protected national park. Its abundant shores, coves, peninsulas, and capes offer sanctuary for rare species of birds and fish, making it an unmissable stop for nature lovers. While you’re there, sample delicious local foods, wines and juices at a gastronomic tasting.

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    An unexpected jewel
    An unexpected jewel

    The tiny state of Crna Gora is better known under its Italian name, Montenegro. The English translation – “Black Mountain” – may sound a little bleak, but it’s a land exploding with colour.

    Carpeted with flowers for much of the year, the country’s muscular peaks are dappled with the dark greens of pine, beech and birch from which turquoise streams rush down to a tantalizingly azure blue sea. Its Mediterranean coastline is dotted from border to border with beaches of yellow and volcanic grey, and huddles of picturesque, orange-roofed houses – a postcard come to life to admire during your holiday to Montenegro.

    While the coastline is most appealing for the traveller, Montenegro’s most precious jewel – phenomenally photogenic Kotor – sits just a little inland at the end of a fjord-like bay. The beach town of Budva is the other real highlight, but you should also try to make time for the ruins of Stari Bar.

    Away from the coast, the country’s pleasures are mainly confined to the mountains, particularly the spectacular national park of Durmitor, while the old Montenegrin capital of Cetinje is also well worth a visit; the present-day capital, Podgorica, gets few visitors but certainly has its charms.