Welcome to Budva
Budva (Будва) is the poster child of Montenegrin tourism. Easily the country’s most-visited destination, it attracts hordes of holidaymakers intent on exploring its atmospheric Stari Grad (Old Town), sunning themselves on the bonny beaches of the Budva Riviera and partying until dawn; with scores of buzzy bars and clanging clubs, it’s not nicknamed ‘the Montenegrin Miami’ for nothing.Though Budva has been settled... Read More
Top experiences in Budva
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 towards Cetinje, and enjoy a brief stop along the way in the village of Njeguši. Pass by 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 Budva 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.
Montenegro's Coast Day-Trip from Dubrovnik
Drive through Boka Kotorska, a dramatic and secluded Mediterranean Bay and southern Europe's deepest fjord.Visit one of Montenegro's most picturesque cities, Kotor. The local guide will take you through cobbled lanes and atmospheric squares.Take two hours of free time in Budva, a walled medieval town on the sea, famous for its beautiful clean sandy beaches.Enjoy a short ride back to Dubrovnik across the Boka Kotorska bay.
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.
Montenegro Full Day Tour from Kotor
It starts from Kotor at 8:30am. Just after a short drive you will be amazed by the Old Road constructed in 1879 by Austro-Hungarians to connect Kotor and Cetinje (Old Royal Capital). It has 25 curves till the point in which the road divides where we go to the top of Lovcen Mountain or towards Cetinje. There will be several stops for you to take photos and to enjoy the beauty of Boka bay.Breakfast break is in Njegusi village which is best known as the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, which ruled Montenegro from 1696 to 1918. Cheese and prosciutto made solely in the area around Njeguši are genuine examples of Montenegrin cuisine.The mausoleum sits at the top of a climb of 461 steps. The most impressive part of the mausoleum is the chapel which has six sides and one central niche; it is built from the finest Boka and Brac marble. The beautiful ceiling is 9 meters high and covered with over 200,000 gilded tiles creating a fascinating mosaic. Then you will do a one hour walking tour through Cetinje visiting its main sights, such as Cetinje Monastery where several relics are kept (Remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, the Right hand of John the Baptist, Particles of the True Cross, the Icon of the Philermos Mother of God, the Remains of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš (relocated), Royal Regalia of Serbian Emperor Stephen Uroš IV Dušan, among others), Vlaska church (built in 1450, with its fence made out of barrels of captured enemy rifles), museums, the royal theater and historic foreign embassies.Next stop is River Crnojevica, a small historical town in Central Montenegro on the ancient trading route through the country. Close by to the city is the most beautiful part of Lake Skadar. It is worth visiting for both the lake and the old architecture left over from the trader days. Lunch break will be here and don't hesitate to try local fish food. In this place it is optional to take a 1 hour boat ride along the river. You will do a one hour walking tour through the Old Town in Budva visiting the main sights. After the walking tour is done you will have some free time that you can spend relaxing and swimming at the city beach just next to the Town.Afterwards, return to Kotor.
Montenegro: Budva and Kotor Small Group Day Trip from Dubrovnik
This is a full-day excursion to the picturesque country of Montenegro. Only an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro is awash with postcard perfect scenery, atmospheric mountains, and the azure Adriatic Sea. Guests will be collected from their hotel between 7:00 am and 7:45am.Montenegro is the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret. Historically and culturally vast, the country has remained unspoiled by tourism for centuries. However, once you have experienced Montenegro you will return year after year. From medieval walled cities and historic buildings, to high adrenaline water sports, Montenegro has it all.You will be transported to Budva. In 1979 the town was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake, but has since been rebuilt stone by stone in the Venetian style following the archives. Medieval city walls surround Budva’s famous old town and must-see sites include the church of St. John the Baptist and the Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity.The next stop is the nearby town, an ancient port city of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will receive a full city tour by a knowledgeable guide. Wander the medieval walled streets and learn about the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Tryphon. Stroll through the old town square and admire the 15th century Venetian architecture. You will have some free time to explore for yourself too.At 3:45 pm you will be driven back to Dubrovnik. This is the perfect time to enjoy the stunning views whilst reflecting on all that you have seen.Itinerary:• 07:00 – 07:45 Hotel pick up• 07:45 – 11:15 Drive to Budva with a panoramic stop and ferry ride• 11:15 – 13:15 Free time in Budva• 13:15 – 13:45 Drive to Kotor• 13:45 – 15:45 City tour and free time in Kotor• 15:45 – 18:00 Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik with a panoramic stop