Why I love Montenegro
“If all the world's a stage, then Montenegro struts upon it, continuously playing out the most dramatic act. There's not an iota of the insipid to be found here; from its backdrop of soul-stirring mountains and captivating coastline to its passionate populace and lively, living history, this is a country with charisma. I've been knocked off my feet here more times than I can count – by the staggeringly spectacular...” Read More
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Montenegro Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik
After pickup from your Dubrovnik hotel, get ready for an exciting day in Montenegro! Relax in a comfortable minivan and take in views of Dubrovnik's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you leave the Croatian city behind and continue through the beautiful Župa Dubrovacka valley and the Konavle region. Next, cross the border to Montenegro and admire the picturesque Montenegro coast, offering a varied palette of ocean-blue colors. Drive along the Bay of Kotor. Continue with a visit of Perast, another beautiful small town, located at the foot of St Elijah Hill. Here, you have the option to board a local boat (own expense) and head to Our Lady of the Rocks island to visit the 17th-century Baroque-style church. Continue to Kotor by minivan and enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the town, one of the best-preserved medieval towns on the Adriatic Coast, and discover the area’s important sailing tradition. Visit St Tryphon Cathedral with your guide, before enjoying free time to explore on your own. Get back in your comfortable minivan and relax on the drive to the Sveti Stefan islet and resort. Take in views of the beautiful Adriatic Sea and learn the interesting history of this location from your guide. Admire views of the Montenegro coast as the drive continues toward the coastal town of Budva. Here, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town, take time to wander around Budva Old Town on your own, relax on a beautiful sandy beach, and satisfy your appetite with lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). To end your tour, take a short ferry trip across the Bay of Kotor and enjoy a scenic drive along the coastal roads of Montenegro back to your Dubrovnik hotel.
Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik
Start your day at Gruz Port, or with a pickup from your Dubrovnik hotel, and then chat with your guide on the way out of the city, toward Montenegro. The sights that dot the eastward route are just as captivating as the country’s eventful history. So, sit back, enjoy the views and learn about Montenegro's past and present from your guide.Your first standout sight is the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed landmark and one of Europe’s southernmost fjords. Look out over the butterfly-shaped bay from the comfort of your coach, and soak up the views of the water, flanked romantically by mountains, hills and a number of pretty settlements, too.Travel through Risan, one of the oldest towns on the bay, and hear how Queen Teuta of the Illyrian dynasty retreated here during the Roman invasion. From Risan, continue to beautiful Kotor, a UNESCO-listed town and your first stop of the day. Hop out of your coach, and enjoy free time to explore tucked-away piazzas, see the sights and perhaps find a cafe for lunch. Don’t miss the must-see Cathedral of St Tryphon or the handsome city walls. All entrance fees and food throughout the day are at your own expense.After exploring Kotor, travel along the steep slopes to Cetinje, and enjoy a brief stop along the way in the village of Njeguši. Pass through Cetinje, the one-time seat of Montenegrin rulers, and then stop in the town of Budva, known for its charming Old Town and beaches. Look out over Aman Sveto Stefan, an exclusive island resort, as you enter the town, and then make the most of more free time in Buva itself. Admire glitzy yachts in the marina, or relax on one of the sandy beaches. How you use your time is up to you.In the late afternoon, meet your guide for a ferry ride back across the Bay of Kotor. Then, finally, return to your coach for a drop-off at Gruz Port or your Dubrovnik hotel in the evening.
Private Tour: Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik
Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Dubrovnik hotel, and then travel out of the city by minivan. While your private guide drives, sit back and relax, admiring the scenic countryside of Župa Dubrovacka Valley and the Konavle region. Cross the border to Montenegro and travel along the picture-perfect Montenegro coast, typified by sweeping blonde-sand beaches. Pass the UNESCO-listed Bay of Kotor -- Europe’s southernmost fjord -- and then stop at the charming coastal town of Risan to stretch your legs and admire the seaside views.Continue to the neighboring village of Perast, lying at the foot of St Elijah Hill, for a walking tour. Much of it was destroyed following an earthquake in the late 1970s, but the gorgeous village still exudes a very Baroque feel with its beautiful villas and churches. After exploring the town with your guide, take a boat ride to a small island close to Perast to see a magnificent 17th-century Baroque church called Our Lady of the Rocks (own expense).Travel to Kotor, and then enjoy a walking tour of this beautifully preserved medieval town. Learn about the town’s important sailing heritage, having had its own merchant navy under the Byzantine Empire. Visit St Tryphon Cathedral, an elegant Romanesque building, and then enjoy some free time in the town to explore independently.Hop back into your minivan and enjoy a coastal drive to Sveti Stefan, a small island city that juts out into the Adriatic Sea. Soak up the views and then head to the coastal town of Budva for lunch (own expense). Enjoy a couple of hours here at leisure, perhaps relaxing on its famous beaches or strolling around the pretty streets.Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and start your journey back to Dubrovnik, passing along the scenic coastal roads. Enjoy one last treat– a ferry crossing along the Bay of Kotor – and then finish your tour in the late afternoon back at your hotel.
Old Town of Kotor Walking Tour
Kotor is situated in the most secluded part of Boka Kotorska (The Bay of Kotor). While it dates from the Illyrian period, Kotor developed into an important commercial and artistic center in the Middle Ages. Many empires battled for control over the city throughout the centuries: from being an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire, free city of medieval Serbia, then under Venetian or Hungarian states, gaining independence and then returned to Venetian control once again, just to be occupied by France and then Austria, until Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia.Kotor tour begins at the main gate of the Old Town, also known as the Sea Gate (Morska vrata), where you will meet our guide. The tour will take you inside the city gates, and you will visit: The Square of Arms Clock Tower Flour Square with Pima and Buca palaces St Tryphon Cathedral with short guided tour of the Cathedral The Bokelian Navy Square with Karampana The St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches St Mary of the River (The Blessed Ozana) Northern Gate with Skurda river After the tour of the city you will return to the Square of Arms.
The Blue Cave Kayak and Snorkeling Adventure from Kotor
This tour begins at the meeting point in Kotor. Take a picturesque 35-minute mini bus tour along the winding roads of Lustica Peninsula and on to Uvala Veslo, a dramatic coastal feature great for swimming, snorkeling and launching our kayaks. Hug the coast before paddling into the Adriatic toward the Blue Cave, the largest in a series of natural excavations that can be easily entered by kayak. A unique feature of the Blue Cave is that the time of day greatly effects the undulating water's color, from light blue in the morning to dark blue at mid day, and back again to light blue before sunset.Kayaking to and snorkeling at the Blue Cave is the best way to explore the rocky coastline and the Adriatic's crystal clear waters. The kayaking portion of the tour lasts for about two hours after which you can continue exploring, snorkeling or have a drink/snack at the bar at the Veslo camp, after which you will be taken back to Kotor.
Ancient Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik
Start your day with a hotel pickup from central Dubrovnik, and relax on your way to the ancient country of Montenegro, where the natural beauty of the countryside merges with a rich historical and cultural heritage. Pass through the beautiful Konavle region and the Bay of Kotor as your guide talks about the surrounding area, detailing its history and charm. The countryside around Konavle is known for its beauty, so look out your window to see scenic valleys, rolling hills, traditional villages and more.Hop out of your vehicle at the Baroque town of Perast, and take a boat ride to a small island in the bay called Our Lady of the Rocks. With your guide, visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, a Baroque church built in the 17th century, and admire its fine collection of wall paintings. After exploring the church, return to the mainland by boat, and then travel onward to Kotor, a city said to be one of the best-preserved medieval walled dwellings on the Adriatic. Enjoy a guided tour, followed by free time to explore the city on your own. Your guide will answer any questions and help you to not end up lost in the winding alleys! After a short ferry ride across Kotor Bay, return to Dubrovnik in the evening, with beautiful pictures and interesting facts about Montenegro to remind you of your day trip. Your experience finishes with a hotel drop-off.