Discover Old Town Bar

Diversity of phoenix town: Bar between East and West


On a walking and panoramic tour we get to know the modern town of Bar, the first nautical center and port in Montenegro. In the urban part of the town, numerous monuments testify to the rich history and connections to Europe. During this tour we will see, among other things, a monument to Pope Dukljanin and the temple of St. Jovan Vladimir. On our way to the Old Town, the largest open-air museum, the place where West and East meet, 4.5 km from the coast, we will see three magnificent religious objects of different religions.

We will be waiting for you at the beginning of the Bar waterfront where a shuttle bus from the port will take you. We will see the largest marina  in Montenegro with a capacity of over 1000 berths. The promenade will take us to King Nikola’s Palace, former summer residence, and today a town museum.

AVE tours team

We visit the Orthodox Temple of Sv. Jovan Vladimir painted with the old technique. The temple is unique because of the fresco where all people of the world are represented, then philosophers, but also opposing ideologies (communism and monarchy), as well as numerous Biblical motifs from the Old and New Testaments.

 During the panoramic ride, we will see St. Peter’s Cathedral, the largest Islamic cultural center in Montenegro, within which is the Mosque “Selimija”.

Hram Svetog Jovana Vladimira u Baru

Orthodox Temple of Sv. Jovan Vladimir

Unlike other Old Towns in the Mediterranean, the Old Town of Bar is located in the foothill of Rumija Mountain.

It is the largest archeological site, an open-air museum with over 250 objects. We start our walk from the main gate guarded by the Venice Lion. How and when the West opened the door to the East, the guides from AVE Tours travel agency will tell you, while visiting the town’s most significant monuments.

We will also find out why the town is called Montenegrin Pompeii. During our free time, we will enjoy the streets of Old Town Bar, that are full of authentic national cuisine restaurants and souvenir shops that evoke the life of the town of Bar.

The Tourist Guide in Old Town Bar

Old Town Bar on the UNESCO list of enrollments

Old Olive tree, over 2000 years, testifies to the tumultuous history of Bar, but also to the coexistence of peoples in this region. This olive tree is one of the oldest in Europe and has been under state protection since 1957. Many couples love to get married at this Monument of Nature.

Why the Old Olive Tree is located in a place called Mirovica, what fruits are used for… and many other stories, legends, you will find from the AVE Tours guide under the canopy of this sacred tree.

Returning to the urban Bar at the end of our excursion, you can have a chance and enjoy a walk in one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Montenegro, and spend your free time on the beach.

Old olive tree – witness of life in this region for over 2,000 years

Together we explore the undiscovered treasures of the Old Town of Bar on a tour that blends East and West through the history and culture of the town beneath the Rumija Mountain!

Details & Itinerary


1. Group meeting at the agreed location at the beginning of the Bar promenade. Panoramic sightseeing of the modern part of the town and departure to the Old town of Bar (approx. 40 min).

2. Tour of the Old Town of Bar (about 2 hours).

3. Visit to the Old Olive Tree, one of the oldest in Europe (approx. 30 min).

4. Return to Bar (10 min).

5. The end of the excursion.

The excursion lasts about 3 hours

Private tours availabe

Group tours available


Price information

Private Tour

Check the price list for private tours

1 person         1  x  70€      =    70€
2 persons       2  x  40€      =    80€
3 persons       3  x  35€      = 105€
4 persons       4  x  30€      = 120€
5 persons       5  x  25€      = 125€
6 persons       6  x  22€      = 132€
7 persons       7  x  20€      = 140€

Group Tour


A minimum of 6 participants is required to complete the trip.

Costs included in the price

  • Travel by car, van or bus of high tourist class
  • A licensed travel guide 
  • The entrance tickets for Old Town Bar and Old Olive Tree
  • Parking services and tolls
  • Organizational costs

The price does not include

  • Food and drink on the excursion
  • Individual costs


  1. Carol

    I was very fortunate to do the Discover Old Town Bar tour with Aida as my guide. It was like spending time with a good friend as she explained everything in a very knowledgeable and relaxed manner. Aida speaks excellent English and was able to answer all my questions. First visiting the Old Olive Tree, then spending a wonderful two hours discovering the history of Old Town Bar and enjoying the panoramic views. We enjoyed a Turkish Coffee and Pomegranate drink before driving back to Bar to look through the Church of St Jovan Vladimir. I highly recommend this tour and AVE Tours.

    • AVE Tours team

      Dear Carol,
      Thank you for your positive feedback. We always try to organize a tour where our guests will feel comfortable and satisfied. We’re glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again to enjoy discovering other beauties of Montenegro together. 🙂


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