Welcome to Cetinje


The city was founded in 1482 by Ivan Crnojević, the ruler of the Zeta state, after abandoning his previous capital near Lake Skadar, Žabljak Crnojevića, to the Ottomans. A large statue of him stands in the main square, Dvorski Trg. Cetinje was the capital of Montenegro until 1946, when it passed the baton – somewhat reluctantly – to Titograd (now Podgorica); today, it’s billed as the 'royal capital', and is home to the country's most impressive collection of museums.


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$674.47 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Montegro Wine Tasting Experience at a Family Winery

Depart from Kotor into direction of the village Gornji Ceklin, which belongs to the Rijecka Nahija, located between Podgorica and Cetinje.To welcome visitors, brandy made from the Ceklin grape, cherry, blueberry or cornel berry liquor or home-made juice according to the taste of visitors is offered.The program also includes a visit to the wine cellar, the beehives, vineyard and orchard. You will be tempted by the food-tasting and the refreshment offered in an authentic Montenegrin atmosphere with delicacies made from honey and fruit, after which a well-prepared traditional country-style lunch will be served. After lunch you will return back to Kotor.

$77.51 Cultural & Theme Tours

Montenegro Photography Tour

We start the tour with a panoramic drive towards the village of Njegusi. The oldest road in Montenegro offers us a view of Boka Bay. This will definitely leave everyone breathless. Beauty is indescribable by words. On the other side of the slopes of Lovcen we will enjoy the view of the rocky area and soon arrive in Cetinje town. In Cetinje, we will organize a walk and see one of the most important Orthodox monasteries in the country, the Royal Family Palace, and we will head towards Rijeka Crnojevica town. Rijeka Crnojeciva town is located on the banks of the river Crnojevica and Skadar Lake. This city is beautiful but almost forgotten. A couple of historical monuments and almost wild nature, and especially the views from the old road to Skadar Lake, every photographer and nature lovers will satisfy without allowing to leave the place without unforgettable impressions. After leaving Rijeka Crnojevica, we will go back to Kotor / starting position through the Budva Riviera. Again, there is a break for taking photos over the Budva Riviera from where you can see the coastal area between St. Stefan and the Old town.  After we pass the urban part of Budva, we will make another photo stop and we will soon get to the starting position where we finish the tour. We start touring according to your wishes, at the time that suits you. This is a private tour.  We usually start the tour from Kotor port main gate or places nearby. About this details you will inform us by e-mail before final booking.  Transportation vehicles are regular cars, usually VW Touran, for up to 4 persons and Mercedes vans for up to 5-8 persons.

$109.91 Walking & Biking Tours

Full-Day Tour of Old Montenegro with Private Guide

Depart from the Port of Kotor after meeting with your private guide at your preferred departure time. From there you will head to Cetinje, the Royal Capital of Montenegro. This city is located in a field under the mountain Lovcen. Because of its authentic architecture and a large number of historic buildings, monasteries, churches, and museums, this city was named "Museum City". Here, you will take a short walk through Cetinje, where you will see the most important historical sites of Old Montenegro. Next, you and your guide will drive through the rocky mountains to the traditional village of Njeguši, which is located between Cetinje and Kotor. You will stop at a 134-year-old restaurant called Kod Pera na Bukovicu, where you'll have the opportunity to taste local products such as smoked ham, cheese, and grape brandy. With the family that owns and operates it today, you will take a tour of the smokehouse and learn the process of making smoked ham. On the road back to Kotor, you will make a few stops for photos of the stunning view of Boka Bay. Upon returning to Kotor, a walking tour of the Old Town will begin. There, you will spend an hour seeing the old 12th Century Cathedral, as well as beautiful squares and palaces. Kotor is a small fortified town with narrow streets and many old churches. By the end, you will be familiar with its history and importance during past centuries. Your tour will last approximately 7-hours and return to its original departure point.

$57.84 Day Trips & Excursions

Cetinje Old Royal Capital Half Day Tour from Podgorica

At beginning feel the calm atmosphere at famous korzo (Promenade street). Atmosphere of the town is enriched by academy students, actors, painters, musicians. All academies of arts in Montenegro are located here. The town was founded by Ivan Crnojevic the Lord of Zeta and you will visit Church of Ćipur built at the foundations of Crnojević temple monastery from XIV century. Following the tradition of Crnojević dynasty, bishop Danilo Petrovic built a new monastery in 1701 at the place where the palace of Crnojević dynasty used to be. Today Cetinje Monastery keeps the hand of Saint John Baptist and the particle of holy cross. It also keeps relics of Sveti Petar Cetinjski, as well as Oktoih, the book printed in 1494. Get knowledge of spiritual ruler, great thinker and poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš. Take a look at the first billiards in his former residence Biljarda which was brought from Kotor by Montenegrin youths on their shoulders. The most important works Petar II Petrović wrote, spiritual and secular ruler, a poet and a philosopher were given its birth here. At the end visit King Nikola I Petrovic Palace – museum with the preserved palace ambiance. Museum disposes with several tens of thousands of objects distributed in archaeological, ethnographic and art collection, as well as collections of decorations, arms, plaques, seals, coats of arms, flags and photos. This palace is journey through Montenegrin state’s developments and its role in foreign relations of the country.Itinerary:Transfer from Podgorica to Cetinje, 30 minGuided tour, up to 2 hoursReturn transfer to Podgorica, 30 min

$43.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Kotor: Shore Excursion to Budva, Sveti Stefan, Cetinje and Njegusi

Your starting point is the port of Kotor where your driver will wait you with a sign on paper  with leader of the group name.In Budva you will have 1 hour of free time to visit the old city.Old city of Budva is the oldest in Montenegro, it is old more then 3000 years. After Budva  your next stop is Sveti Stefan, the most beautiful hotel-island.From there you will head to Cetinje, approximately half an hour driving. Cetinje is the ex capital city of Montenegro. There you can see its monastery and museum. Later on, in the village of Njedusi you can try local proshuto (dried ham) and cheese -not included in the price-. On the way back to Kotor you will enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views of Kotor bay.

$578.45 Private & Custom Tours

Cetinje: Private Tour of The Old Capital of Montenegro

Depart from Kotor with guide assist into direction of Cetinje, Old capitol of Montenegro. You will have small photo break at the viewpoint situated on Braici, from where you will enjoy on the spectacular view of Budva Riviera. Arrival in Cetinje. Cetinje was founded in the 15th century by Ivan Crnojevic the last ruler of strong medieval state of Zeta, and it was the historical capital of Montenegro for five centuries.Visiting Royal Palace of last Montenegro King Nikola from dynasty Petrovic and Cetinje Monastery, very important religious and historical center of Montenegro. Free time. Meeting with the guide and departure into direction of village Njegusi. Arrival on Njegusi. Degustation of traditional food - domestic smoked ham, cheese and drink 'medovina'.  Departure into direction of Kotor. Arrival in front of the Old town Kotor.