For an adrenalin-packed team buidling program, look no further than Montenegro and its lush landscapes
Adriatic DMC's 2018 team building trip was certainly one to remember; sun, sea, and snow all rolled into one jam-packed four-day itinerary.
When it comes to incentive and corporate travel programs in Montenegro, the country's relatively small size and diverse landscapes mean that guests are able to see and experience a lot in only a few days.
Our program kicked off with a visit to Perast, a beautiful coastal village in Kotor Bay. From there we took a short boat ride to the Our Lady of the Rocks islet for a guided tour of the Church of St. Nicholas and its museum. Our journey then took us high up in the hills above Kotor Bay to Njegusi where we enjoyed a delicious lunch in a traditional Montenegrin restaurant before continuing to the capital city of Podgorica.
Rather than tour the city center, our group headed to the Sipcanik Wine Cellars housed in the underground tunnels of a former military airport. Belonging to the Plantaze Winery, the cellars are like something out of a James Bond movie. We learned all about the winery from our guide Vladan who then led us through a wine tasting session in one of the former military meeting rooms.
Once we'd stocked up on bottles to take home, we traveled to Kolasin - our home for the next three nights. Our accommodation was the 4* Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa.
Our second day kicked off with a jeep safari up into the hills above Kolasin, past the ski slopes and where there was nothing but snow. We had a slight hiccup on the way when a large digger got stuck, blocking our path but with a bit of elbow grease and expert driving, our convoy continued after our unplanned tea break. Lunch was at Konoba Amanet where our hosts treated us to delicious cheeses, ham, pie, and roasted meat.
A special dinner at a traditional koliba with traditional dishes including wild boar goulash.
The third day was reserved for more action - this time on an ATV safari in pairs. On a different route from the day before, we passed remote monasteries and churches as well as touring through the town. A lovely lunch at Viline Vode allowed us to warm up and refuel.
Our final dinner of the trip was at a hunting lodge where we were once again spoiled by our hosts with a three-course meal.
After a good night's sleep, it was time to make our way to our final port of call in Tivat - Porto Montenegro. Following a guided tour of the Naval Heritage Museum which included a walk through a former Yugoslav Navy submarine, the team at the Regent Porto Montenegro took us on an inspection of the stunning hotel and its rooms. Once we'd taken in all the luxury the hotel has to offer, it was time to enjoy some for ourselves with a lunch at Murano Restaurant where we indulged in some much longed for seafood after three days of meat dishes.
If you'd like to create an unforgettable MICE travel program in Montenegro or the Balkans, get in touch with the friendly and professional team at Adriatic DMC, here.