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From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

1. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit Bok Kotorska, Perast, Kotor, and Budva. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, including a ferry drive across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

2. Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

This tour starts from Kotor at around 9:00 AM with pickup possible from Budva, Tivat, and Herceg Novi. After a short drive, be amazed by the old road constructed in 1879 by Austro-Hungarians to connect Kotor and Cetinje, the old royal capital. It has 25 curves and there will be several stops for you to take photos and enjoy the beauty of Boka Bay. Enjoy breakfast in Njegusi village, best known as the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, which ruled Montenegro from 1696 to 1918. The mausoleum sits at the top of a climb of 461 steps. The most impressive part of the mausoleum is the chapel which has 6 sides, and the beautiful ceiling covered with over 200,000 gilded tiles creating a fascinating mosaic.  Then, enjoy a 1-hour walking tour through Cetinje, visiting its main sights, such as Cetinje Monastery where several relics are kept including the remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, particles of the True Cross, and the Icon of the Philermos Mother of God along with many more. Discover museums, the royal theater, historic foreign embassies and Vlaska Church, built in 1450, with its fence made out of barrels of captured enemy rifles. The next stop is River Crnojevica, a small historical town in Central Montenegro on the ancient trading route through the country. It is worth visiting for both the lake and the old architecture left over from the trader days. Your lunch break will be here and don't hesitate to try the local fish. Here, take a 1-hour boat ride along the river. Afterwards visit Sveti Stefan before returning to Kotor.   Itinerary: Start from Kotor with photo stops along the serpentines 10:30 AM - Arrival at Njegusi village, breakfast break 12:00 PM - Visit to the mausoleum, Lovćen National Park 13:45 PM - Arrival at Cetinje, walking tour 3:30 PM - Arrival at River of Crnojević, lunch break 5:00 PM - Boat ride, swimming (depending on the temperature) 6:30 PM - Departure to St. Stefan (via Cetinje), scenic drive above Budva 7:30 PM - St. Stefan photo stop 7:40 PM - Return to Kotor 8:30 PM - Finish in the Old Town of Kotor

Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

3. Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

See the picturesque countryside of Montenegro on a guided tour from Kotor. Admire clear lakes, spectacular coasts, the famous Ostrog Monastery, and more. Take your first photo stop shortly after leaving Kotor and capture the beauty of two nearby islands, Our Lady of the Rocks and Saint George. Move to higher elevations for a second photo stop above Risan Bay. Continue to Nikšić, the second biggest city in Montenegro, and make another stop for pictures at the artificial Salty Lake. Take a much-needed breakfast break after your morning sightseeing and enjoy some tasty local food and drink. Drive towards Mount Durmitor, where rocky peaks rise high into the sky. Pass dense pine and colorful deciduous forest. Stop at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, the highest in Europe when built in 1940. Cross the 365-meter-long bridge, 172 meters above the canyon floor if you´d like. Proceed to the hidden jewel of Durmitor National Park, the majestic Black Lake, among 18 glacial lakes above 1,500 meters on Durmitor Mountain. All together they are called "Mountain Eyes". Embark on a hike on the 4-kilometer trail around the lake. Stop at Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, located at 1,450 meters above sea level. Dine on a lunch of traditional Montenegrin food. Afterward, hit the road towards the most visited spiritual site in Montenegro, the Ostrog Monastery. Begin your ascent up the narrow and winding road close to sunset, enjoying spectacular views of the highly-perched monastery. View the relics of the monk Vasilije Ostroški, who founded the place. Return to Kotor at the end of your tour.

From Dubrovnik to Montenegro: Kotor & Budva

4. From Dubrovnik to Montenegro: Kotor & Budva

Take in beautiful views of Dubrovnik’s Old Town as you head out of the city and drive along the enchanting Adriatic Coast to the neighboring country of Montenegro. Despite its small size, Montenegro offers a great variety of nature, history, culture and tradition. Discover Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its ancient monuments and well-preserved medieval architecture. Follow your guide through the city's historical center and spend time exploring at your leisure. After visiting Kotor Old Town, continue to Budva, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic Coast. After a tour of the Old Town, ride back to Dubrovnik, known for its sandy beaches and diverse nightlife.

From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Trip to Montenegrin Towns

5. From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Trip to Montenegrin Towns

Explore the towns of Montenegro on this a full-day trip from Dubrovnik. Discover the sights in Perast and Budva at your own pace with free time in both towns. Journey around the Bay of Kotor and admire views of the Verige strait. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive along the Adriatic coast and cross the boarder into Montenegro. Travel around the Kotor Bay and pass by the charming towns of Igalo, Herceg Novi, Bijela, and Kamenari. Stop to capture pictures of views of the water and mountains at Verige strait. Continue onto the town of Perast where your guide will point out the top sights and explain the town's rich history. Have the option to purchase a boat ticket to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks where you can buy a ticket to see the island's historic church.  Head through the town of Risan and reach the mountain-surrounded city of Kotor. Spend some free time uncovering sights like Venetian palaces, an Orthodox Church, St. Triphon, massive city walls, and St. John fortress.  Venture to Trojica hill to admire panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the city of Kotor. Make your way to Budva which is one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic. Take some free time to go get lunch or see the 16-century center, a marina for mega yachts, and wide sandy beaches. Cross over bay of Kotor by ferry from Lepetani to Kamenari. Have the chance to stop along the way back to Croatia for photos and refreshments. Reach your accommodation in Dubrovnik in the late afternoon or evening hours.

Montenegro:Kotor, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks Private Tour

6. Montenegro:Kotor, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks Private Tour

Explore 2 of the cultural icons of Montenegro's coast on a tour of Perast and Kotor. Depart from Kotor, Budva or Tivat and enjoy a drive towards the small, man-made islands near Perast. Discover a sophisticated urban complex of a great number of public buildings, especially along the waterfront, despite its diminutive size. Then, take the boat to Our Lady of the Rocks and explore the most famous island in Montenegro. According to legend, the island was created over the centuries by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding an icon of the Madonna and Child on July 22, 1452.  Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the bay and, over time, the island gradually emerged from the water. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea is alive today. Get the chance to visit the church and museums of Our Lady of the Rocks. Then, return to Perast for some free time to soak up the charming atmosphere of the quietest town in Boka Bay. Proceed back to Kotor to investigate the tremendously rich history of the town on a walking tour with a professional guide. Journey through the history of the former inhabitants, including the Ottomans, Venetians and Christians.

Dubrovnik to Montenegro: Perast, Kotor & Budva (Private)

7. Dubrovnik to Montenegro: Perast, Kotor & Budva (Private)

Take in beautiful views of Dubrovnik’s Old Town as you head out of the city and drive along the enchanting Adriatic Coast to the neighboring country of Montenegro. Despite its small size, Montenegro offers a great variety of nature, history, culture and tradition. Discover Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its ancient monuments and well-preserved medieval architecture. Follow your guide through the city's historical center and spend time exploring at your leisure. After visiting Kotor Old Town, enjoy a scenic tour of Sveti Stefan. Learn about the islet's history before making your way to Budva, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic Coast. The town is known for its sandy beaches and diverse nightlife. After a tour of the Old Town, take a short ferry ride back to Dubrovnik.

From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Tour to Montenegro

8. From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Tour to Montenegro

Montenegro is a country with a rich history and beautiful nature, located less than 1 hour from the city of Dubrovnik. You will have the opportunity to visit all the important historical and natural sights of the Montenegro coastline. The picturesque small towns Risan and Perast will attract you with its charm, and the legend may encourage you to visit the small island of Our Lady of the Rocks. Located on the banks of Kotor Bay, the old town of Kotor is the best preserved urban center from the Middle Ages, typical of the towns that were created in the 12th and 14th centuries. Surrounded by 5-kilometer long ramparts, the town’s medieval architecture and numerous monuments have put Kotor on the UNESCO list of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites. It is also known for its nautical tradition and famous commercial fleet. One of the most beautiful natural attractions is the peninsula of Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen). Today, it is an attractive city-hotel with luxury villas and beautiful beaches. On the peninsula Sveti Stefan there is also a rich cultural and historic heritage left behind by its original inhabitants. Budva is the main center of the Montenegrin tourism. Many tourists are attracted to its beautiful, sandy beaches but it is also rich in historical monuments. The old town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of the cultural heritage.

Coast of Montenegro Private Tour of Perast, Budva & Kotor

9. Coast of Montenegro Private Tour of Perast, Budva & Kotor

This 6-hour tour of the Montenegrin coastline will provide you with an opportunity to see the most important coastal towns around Kotor. You will be guided through the Baroque town Perast, where you will take a short boat ride to visit a church and a museum on an artificial 15th century islet Our Lady of the Rocks. After that, you will head back to Perast for a short walk and some free time. The next stop will be Budva old town. On your way there, you will have a few photo opportunities, one of them above Jaz Beach, one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the Adriatic. In Budva, you will walk the streets of the charming old town there and learn about the 3000 years of history of this interesting place, which is now the center of Montenegrin tourism with many modern hotels and resorts. After Budva, go back to Kotor. On your way back, you will have a photo stop above the Bay of Kotor. Once there, you will have a walking tour of the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a real gem of the Mediterranean and the well-preserved medieval walls will not be keeping secrets centuries old anymore, once you visit its streets with your guide.

Montenegro Day-Tour from Dubrovnik

10. Montenegro Day-Tour from Dubrovnik

Exotic landscapes are not always distant and unapproachable. Located less then an hour's drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers a truly unforgettable experience. With a winning combination of exceptional natural beauty and rich history and culture, and it’s a wonder how Montenegro is still one of the Mediterranean's best kept secrets. Enjoy a drive around Kotor Bay and spot its numerous small settlements. Explore medieval Kotor, then stroll around the ancient town of Budva, which today is a lively tourist resort. Soak up the laid back Mediterranean lifestyle and try to make sense of the surrounding mountains, which appear to descend into the sea, during your trip to beautiful Montenegro.

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4.6 / 5

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Our guide (so sorry I can't remember her name) was excellent. She made sure we were comfortable in the vehicle and that we were cool/warm enough. She gave us interesting facts as we drove to our destinations. We stopped off at Perast for about an hour which was enough time. We then went to Kotor and we walked up to the fort where we had the most amazing views. We were there for about 2 hours but I would have liked another hour to explore the old town and then we had 2 hours in Budva which was also nice. I liked the fact that we had our own time in each place to explore in a way that suited us. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone as we all day a great day. We also got back at around 5.30/6pm which was perfect.

Milos was our guide and driver. It was a long day! Totally worth it! We saw a variety of places. The Durmitor National park was lovely. The sacred Ostrod Monastery was touching. Our breakfast and lunch stops were excellent.

Nice excursion. The super friendly guide and the extraordinary sites we met Super recommended

Very pleasant trip. We would have liked to have had a little more time in Kotor.

Excellent tour guide, small group and great photo opportunities.