Welcome to Budva


Though Budva has been settled since the 5th century BC, you’ll be hard-pressed finding much – outside of the Old Town – that isn’t shiny and relatively new. Development has run rampant here, and not all of it appears to be particularly well thought out. In the height of the season, Budva’s sands are blanketed with package holidaymakers from Russia and Ukraine, while the nouveau riche park their multimillion-dollar yachts in the town’s guarded marina. That said, Budva has a hectic, happy charm all its own, and is a must-stay stop on any Montenegrin itinerary.


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$56.59 Day Trips & Excursions

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.

$60.10 Day Trips & Excursions

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, take a drive to the town of Budva, 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.

$54.31 Cultural & Theme Tours

Montenegro's Coast Day-Trip from Dubrovnik by Luxury Minibus

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. Enjoy a short ride back to Dubrovnik across the Boka Kotorska bay. Itinerary- Hotel pick up ( 07:00/ 07:30) Be ready and we will pick you up up at your hotel (or pick up point) in Dubrovnik . After that our Montenegro adventure starts. We will do our best to make this tour unforgettable. - Arrival to Croatia- Montenegro border (approx. 9:00) Border procedure/Be sure that you have your passport with you. -Panoramic drive around the Bay of Kotor Boka Kotorska will fascinate you! It looks as if the mountains have cracked and let the sea in. This is the southernmost fjord in Europe.The small towns, as treasuries of history, art and beauty, are strung like pearls on its coastline. -Arival to Kotor bay, short coffee break and optional boat ride around Kotor bay. Other option is panoramic view from the coach From the port first we start visit with short break on the island of Our Lady of the rocks and from there we drive to the old town of Perast where you will have some free time to explore that small village.  ( Only Montenegro cruise option includes visit to the artificial island during our stay in the bay) Perast is known for it's unique architectural style and beautiful stone pallaces. From Perast we continue our tour to Kotor, highlight of the tour. Kotor is located in a dramatic and secluded Mediterranean Bay (at the head of southern Europe's deepest fjord), is one of Montenegro's most picturesque cities. For centuries, it has been at the  crossroads of commercial roads under the strong influence of Venice. It is protected by mountains with a strong defense structure built during the time of Byzantine Empire You will have a free time to experience the allure of this beautiful town. -Expected departure from Kotor ( aprox 14:30) -Arrival to Dubrovnik (approx. 17:00-19:00) depending on border crossing * After this full day Montenegro tour, you’ll be returned to your Dubrovnik hotel.(drop off point)

$61.92 Day Trips & Excursions

From Dubrovnik to Montenegro Private Day Trip with Guide

Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Dubrovnik hotel, and then travel out of the city by luxury vehicle. 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.

$64.72 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Montenegro Full Day Tour from Kotor

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Njegusi CentarWill visit the oldest restaurant in Montenegro, Kod Pera na Bukovicu, where we are going to have a traditional breakfast ( Prosciutto, home made bread and cheese, welcoming shot of Rakija ). Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Lovcen National ParkNjegos Mausoleum- where the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš rests in peace.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Njegos MausoleumOn top of the second highest and imposing peak of Lovćen sits the officially highest mausoleum in the world - where the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš rests in peace.Duration: 1 hourStop At: BIOS During the walking tour the guide will lead you through the most important monuments that are distinguished by their beauty and historical relevance - Monastery of Cetinje, King Nikola’s Palace, Court Church at Ćipur, and Biljarda (residence of Peter II Petrović Njegoš) where we enter to see concrete relief of Montenegro built by Austro-Hungarian army during WWI.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Restaurant Poslednja lukaHere we are about to enjoy our scenic and relaxing boat ride. As the Crnojević River contributes directly to Skadar Lake, we’ll get the sense of the similar lush vegetation, water lilies and dynamic bird life as if we were at the lake itself.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Beach Sveti StefanWe have just enough time to enjoy the beauty of the island and to caption it on a photo. Then, on our way back to Kotor we have possible drop-off stop in Budva for all who maybe want to end their tour here.Duration: 15 minutes

$63.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Montenegro: Budva and Kotor 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