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Budva Municipality

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From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

1. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Enjoy free time in the picturesque towns of Kotor, Perast, and Budva, and embark on a sightseeing ferry across the Boka Kotorska Bay. 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.

From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

2. From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

Discover the Bay of Kotor on an 8-hour cruise. Learn about the region's history and explore the natural landscapes. Visit a former prison sail around the bay, and swim in crystalline waters. Your 8-hour excursion begins in Kotor, Budva or Tivat. From here, your first stop of the day will be Bijela, where you will get the chance to have a refreshing swim. Visit the church and museum on the island before heading to the Blue Cave. Along the way, pass the entire length of UNESCO-protected Kotor Bay, before finally reaching the open sea. At the very entrance of Boka Bay, see the former fortified prison and concentration camp, Mamula. Circulate the island by boat to observe the wild interlace of history and nature. Then sail out until you reach the Blue Cave. Take a break at Porto Montenegro for lunch and explore the picturesque town. Then, sail back to Kotor, with another swimming break at the deep waters of the bay. Change into dry clothes and visit the church at the island Our Lady of the Rock. During the return trip, enjoy views of majestic mountains, caves, beaches, and historical sites.

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.

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

4. 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. Afterward, 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

Budva: 3-Hour Paddle Board or Kayak Tour to Coastal Caves

5. Budva: 3-Hour Paddle Board or Kayak Tour to Coastal Caves

Take a guided kayaking or paddle board tour along the Budva Riviera in Montenegro. Explore the bay, swim and snorkel over 3 to 3.5 hours.   Begin your tour at Azzuro Beach in Budva. Before taking to the water, you receive safety training and instructions on how to use the equipment.   Then, set off by stand-up paddle board or kayak along the tour route. Pass by the ancient Old Town of Budva, which is 2,500 years old. Admire the coastline’s unique natural formations, such as volcanic rocks, sea caves, grottos, and golden beaches.   Along the way, stop to swim and snorkel in the blue waters of the bay. You will be provided with a mask and snorkel. Make memories underwater and get a link to your photos and video for free after the tour. Once back at the starting point, you can continue exploring on dry land, relax at the beach or have a delicious meal at one of the local cafes or restaurants.

Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

6. Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

Travel from Kotor, Budva or Tivat to the Tara River Canyon on this 12-hour excursion. The canyon is 1,333 meters deep, making it the deepest in Europe and the second-deepest in the world, after the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in the U.S. The river itself is 146 kilometers long, and most of it, including the canyon, is protected by UNESCO. The river is ideal for whitewater rafting and is characterized by its spectacular beauty and diversity of wildlife. Detailed Itinerary: 7:00 AM – Depart from Kotor, Budva or Tivat 10:30 AM – Arrive in Šćepan Polje and have breakfast 11:30 AM – Arrive in Brštanovica (starting point of rafting) 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Whitewater rafting on the most attractive rapids of the Tara River, short break, time for photos, swimming; arrival in Šćepan Polje, lunch at a restaurant on the river bank 4:00 PM – Return to Kotor, Budva or Tivat with a few stops possible en route

Kotor: Lovćen National Park, Budva Old Town & Cetinje Tour

7. Kotor: Lovćen National Park, Budva Old Town & Cetinje Tour

See the epic Mount Lovćen and visit the mausoleum of Njegoš at its peak, take in the spectacular view across the Bay of Kotor, explore the historical highlight Cetinje, and more, on this guided tour. The tour starts in Kotor, following ancient roads to the first stop, a panoramic view of the Bay of Kotor. You’ll see why this viewpoint, where the earth and the sky meet, is considered one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Lovćen National Park is next: This symbol of Montenegrin freedom and heroism, with a view of Lake Skadar and its incredible mountains, offers a one-of-a-kind visual experience. A highlight of the tour is the mausoleum of the bishop and poet, Petar Petrović Njegoš, found at the top of Mount Lovćen. Next on the tour is Cetinje, the historical capital of Montenegro, which is also known as the Valley of Gods. This cultural center will make you feel like you’ve stepped through time.  The final stop on the tour is Budva, a popular attraction, offering the charm of the old city and the fortress of St. Mary. The view from the popular citadel includes the island of St. Nicholas, Budva, and a stunning beach.

From Dubrovnik: Kotor and Budva Guided Tour

8. From Dubrovnik: Kotor and Budva Guided Tour

Discover the charming Montenegrin towns in Budva and Kotor on this day trip from Montenegro. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in a comfortable and airconditioned vehicle from your hotel. 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. 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 Tour to Montenegro

9. 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. Visit the charming village of Perast and take an optional boat ride to the man-made island, Our Lady of the Rocks. After, join your driver again for a short ride to Kotor. 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. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Budva Municipality

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,441 reviews

Slavko was a great guide, we stopped at some incredible viewpoints, had some great food on the way. Lake Skadar was beautiful, had a good swim and saw Squacco Herons, Pygmy Comorants, Whiskered Terns, Swallows, Muscovy Ducks and two Kingfishers! Slavko went out of his way to be as helpful as possible throughout including dropping us and a few others off nearer our accommodation.

We truly enjoyed our day doing the tour and visiting all the places as described in the brochure. Our guide, Slavko was funny, witty and entertaining. He gave us a lot of information on his beautiful country. The food, especially at lunchtime, was delicious. My wife and I highly recommend the fish option. As for Montenegro itself, we fell in love with the country and its people.

This was a great tour, full day. Our tour guide (Slavko?) was great and our driver (Yuri?) did a great job on the serpentine roads. Beautiful views, great swim.

We all had a terrific time. Even though it was a very long drive it was worth it. The guide was very experienced and pleasant.

Milos was super informative and very entertaining. Highly recommend. Good time!