Tivat is located in the central part of the Boka Kotorska bay. Although it is the youngest town in the Boka region, Tivat has a lot of interesting and attractive destinations. Renaissance Summer House Buca in the center of the city, Ostrvo Cvijeca (flowers’ island) with sacred monuments, Gornja Lastva, the old nucleus at an altitude of 300 m, the magnificent beach at Plavi Horizonti and the island Sv. Nikola is tourist destination that should be visited in Tivat. In the city itself, there is the natural marina Kaliman. Tivat is also the only place at the littoral with an airport. There is also a choice of cultural events, such as Bocarska Olympiad and Ljetnje Feste. But there is one TOP place – you must visit – Porto, Montenegro. Today, Tivat is one of the hottest tourist spots on the Mediterranean, because of Porto Montenegro – a new modern marina for luxury yachts, with amazing settlement behind.
Located along one of the world’s most beautiful bays is Kotor, a city of traders and famous sailors, with many stories to tell. The Old City of Kotor is well-preserved urbanization typical of the Middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th centuries. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor land on the UNESCO’s World Natural and Historical Heritage Site list. Through the entire city, the buildings are intersected by narrow streets and squares. Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (Sveti Tripun) is at the center of one of these squares, and it’s a monument of Roman culture and one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. Carnivals and festivals are organized each year to give additional charm to this most beautiful city of the Montenegrin littoral.
Herceg Novi is recognizable by the abundance of mimosa trees and its numerous flights of stairs. It’s often called ‘The City of the sun’, thanks to a large number of sunny days all year round. The center of Herceg Novi is its Old Town (Stari Grad), decorated with buildings dating back to the epochs of Sahat – Kula (1667) and Kanli – Kula (1483). Fortress Spanjola (1538) and Fortress Forte Mare (1687) are only a part of the cultural heritage of this renowned town. Rich with greenery, Herceg Novi hides numerous kinds of tropical flowers. Towards the end of January, the town becomes scented with the subtle fragrance of yellow and green mimosas and there is a special festival dedicated to this flower, called Praznik Mimosa. During the summer months, many festivals are organized to further enrich the tourist offer of this enchanted town.
Purpose of the festival:
The main purpose of this festival is to bring different cultures closer through songs, dances, music, and interesting national costumes. The main idea of the organizers is to bring to the festival different choirs, folklore and modern dance groups from different countries and different parts of the world and to give them the exclusive opportunity to display their artistry and creativity on the stage. The participants will have the opportunity to meet new people, establish new friendships and learn about different cultures and traditions. The idea of the festival is to develop communication and dialogue between diverse cultures, by nurturing tradition as well as modern dance styles, thus combining the traditional and the modern in a timeline that will take the spectators from history to modern times.
General conditions of the festival:
Groups from all over the world can take part in this festival.
Folk dance groups, modern dance groups, choirs, but also majorette teams and brass bands and orchestras are welcome to apply.
The number of participants and followers is not limited.
There is no age limit.
It is necessary to prepare a minimum of one program with a duration of 10 – 12 minutes per program.
Each group should bring the national flag of the country that they represent.
It is also necessary to visibly display panel on which the name of your group and the name of your country is inscribed.
It is recommended that groups should bring about 12 – 15 small gifts for exchange.
Participants can perform with orchestras (recommended) or with recorded music (on CD or USB).
In order to participate in this festival, every group needs to fill in an application form. When applying, if possible, please provide some photos, videos or a brief history of the group. These materials will be used for promotional and advertising purposes (in advertisements, fliers, and posters).
After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organizer will send an official letter of invitation for participation at the Festival.
Accommodation in hotels & villas:
75 Euros per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day)
99 Euros per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day)
If there are 24 paying participants in a group, the 25th will be free of charge.
Supplement for double room is 5 euros per day per person.
Supplement for accommodation in a single room is + 50% of the price to be paid for the single person accommodated in such room.
Important! Montenegrin Tourist Tax and Insurance (1.5 euros per person per day) is not calculated in the price and is to be paid after arrival and accommodation.
Participation fee includes:
Accommodation according to the price selected and meals (HB: breakfast and dinner)
2 double rooms per group with no supplement to be paid (one for the leaders of the group and another for the drivers of the bus). The rest of the rooms are with 3 and 4 beds.
On request, each group will have a person available to accompany them on their excursions.
Certificates for participation.
Participation fee does not include:
On request, a professional tour guide can be hired to accompany the group on their excursions, but the travel guide expenses will be covered by the group.
Health insurance (First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group).
Day 1: 07.05.2021 – Checking in the hotel, free time for individual activities; – Meeting with the organizer in order to discuss details about the festival
– Dinner in the hotel; – Free night.
Day 2: 08.05.2021 – Breakfast in the hotel; – Visiting the Old Town of Herceg Novi; – Dinner in the hotel; – Free night.
Day 3: 09.05.2021 – Breakfast in the hotel – (Optional) Boat cruise – the boat sails from Herceg Novi along the Kotor bay to Peras and then to the city of Kotor (the cost for the boat cruise is 15 euros per person); – Parade on the main street and finishing in the location where the performances will take place; – Festival evening (Performances); – Dinner in the hotel.
Day 4: 10.05.2021 – Breakfast in the hotel – Visiting Budva, Tivat, Kotor… (Groups go on these excursions with their own bus); – Parade; – Second festival night and closure of the festival; – Dinner in the hotel
Day 5: 11.05.2021 – Breakfast in the hotel; – Checking out of the hotels.
*The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the festival program.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.