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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.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

2. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Start your tour with complimentary early-morning pickup from your hotel or nearest possible location to your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Once everyone has been picked up, drive by coach to the Croatian/Montenegrin border crossing. After border control is done, enjoy a coffee break, at your own expense, before heading to the port, where you will embark on a boat to start your adventure. Your first stop is the charming town Perast. Here, enjoy some free time for a walk in the quaint beautiful streets with baroque palaces Then the boat will first take you to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks to visit the beautiful monument in the heart of the bay. From there, proceed to the old town of Kotor, the most important Venetian port built on this side of the Adriatic coast with impressive 4.5-kilometer-long city walls, that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Kotor is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and visiting this town is about more than beautiful views, it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. When you arrive, you will have around 2.5 hours of free time to see the most important monuments in the old town like St.Triphun Cathedral and Maritime Museum. Also, you will have time for lunch and if you like, to visit the walls and buy some authentic souvenirs. Return back to Dubrovnik from Kotor by air-conditioned bus. You will be dropped off from where you were picked up in the morning.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

3. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.

Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds or Sunset Chasers

4. Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds or Sunset Chasers

A stroll around Dubrovnik’s city walls is a must-do for every visitor to Croatia. The best way to see it is to come before everyone else does — so join this tour to get to the city walls as soon as the gates open, on either a shared or private tour. As you walk, learn from your guide about how the wall was built, sprinkled with exciting legends and funny tales.   After climbing some steps, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the main street Stradun and the skyline of the Old Town. Walk along 2 kilometers of the wall to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the sparkling Adriatic Sea and the skyline that still speaks of the splendor of a town that was a wealthy republic for 450 years. Six meters deep in some places, the walls are dotted with forts looking out to both sea and land. Your tour ends on the highest point along the wall, the top of Minceta Tower, where the view is not to be missed.

Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

5. Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

Join a guided walking tour and traverse the famous city walls of Dubrovnik, a beautiful reminder of distant medieval times. Marvel at breathtaking views as you walk the 2-kilometer wall surrounding the town and see for yourself why the Old City of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dubrovnik has preserved its city walls despite changing trends that once suggested any types of fortifications are obsolete and redundant. Admire the terracotta roofs and narrow streets from above. In addition, enjoy the clear vista over the Adriatic sea, revealing just about any boat on the horizon. This view explains why the city was successfully defended for centuries. The town survived many wars, including the recent Homeland War from 1991-1995, but Dubrovnik was renewed in a manner that the damage is not visible. Find out why the city of Dubrovnik has inspired artists, writers and photographers as you explore the ancient Mediterranean city and wander along the elegant walls.

Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split or Trogir

6. Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Explore the walled Old Town of Dubrovnik and learn about the maritime Republic of Ragusa on a guided tour of the monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire Renaissance and Baroque architecture within the 2-kilometer long defensive walls and stroll down the central Stradun. See one of the oldest pharmacies in the world at the Franciscan Church and Monastery and visit the Rector's Palace and Fort Lovrijenac. Get ample photo opportunities on the pedestrianized streets, and use your free time to take the cable car to the top of Srđ Hill. Take in the magnificent views of Dubrovnik and the archipelago, or stroll around the Old Town at leisure. 

Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

7. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

For those wanting to truly experience the best of Dubrovnik, this tour package combines 2 enjoyable walks. The first 1.5-h walk takes you through our beautiful Old Town, where you can discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, D’Onofrio’s Fountain, Orlando’s Column, and Rector’s Palace. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa. This walk will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere. The second walk takes you on an exploration of the walls and wars in Dubrovnik. For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was not only protected by the diplomatic skill of its leaders, but by the walls and fortifications surrounding it. Facing constant threats from powerful enemies, the leaders and defensive walls surrounding the city held firm. Buy your tickets at the City Walls entrance, then take a historic 2-hour walking tour focused on the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. Go to the top of the fortifications and be guided around the mesmerizing walls. Take in the breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s port and Old Town, and visit landmarks vital to the political and defensive history of the city. Your guide will reveal why places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress, were essential structures in the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. This walk is an undoubted highlight of any visit to Dubrovnik and will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. Please note that the two tours run according to schedule, not necessarily one after the other. At the time of booking, you choose the time of the first tour. Tour Schedules 1. Discover the Old Town (1.5-hour tour) runs daily: April and October: 10 AM May, June, and September: 10 AM, 12 PM & 6 PM July: 10 AM, 12 PM & 4 PM August: 10 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM 2. Walls & Wars (2-hour tour) runs daily: April and October: 12 PM (reservation mandatory) May, June, and September: 9:15 AM & 3:30 PM July: 9:15 AM and 6 PM August 1-19: 9:15 AM & 5:30 PM August 20-31: 9:15 AM & 5 PM

Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

8. Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

Take a day trip to Montenegro and sail down the Adriatic Coast. See Boka Kotorska Bay, explore Kotor, and wander through Perast. Come across UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore Montenegro. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Dubrovnik and drive to the border crossing with Montenegro to climb aboard a boat and cruise to Kotor. Admire the Venetian port and defensive city walls from the water. Get breathtaking views of the fjord and learn more about the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. Enjoy free time to explore the monuments of the Old Town. Board the boat again and sail to the small town of Perast. Visit the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks on arrival, and get some free time for lunch in the beautiful town center. Stroll the streets to find Baroque palaces, Orthodox monuments, and other UNESCO World Heritage monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the stone defense towers that remain untouched, and follow in the footsteps of Russian czars and Venetian princes who sailed in Kotor Bay. Return to Perast by air-conditioned bus or minivan, and continue to Dubrovnik after the border crossing.

Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split and Trogir

9. Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split and Trogir

Start your tour of Dubrovnik with a visit to the Stradun Promenade for your first impression of one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful cities and its astonishing stone walls that extend over 1,940 meters (6,500 feet). Admire the monumental fortifications and city gates, before wandering the labyrinthine streets behind the ramparts. Almost entirely pedestrianized, the medieval town is a treasure trove of architectural gems. See columned porticoes and loggias fringing Renaissance squares of marble. Marvel at the 11th-century Town Hall, and go to Sponza Palace, notable for its elaborate stone carvings. Take in views of the Baroque Cathedral, and see the magnificent Treasury. Continue to the fortress-like Dominican Monastery and Baroque Church of St Blaise. Visit the Rector’s Palace of the glorious Republic of Dubrovnik, and marvel at its harmonious blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. You will then have 3 hours free for lunch and some shopping. Taste delicious Mediterranean specialities at the taverns of the Old City, ending with a coffee on Stradun, and buy some of the traditional filigree jewellery, or a bronze statuette of St. Blaise to remind you of your day in Dubrovnik, before the return transfer to Split.

Mostar and Kravica Waterfalls with Turkish House Visit

10. Mostar and Kravica Waterfalls with Turkish House Visit

Depart Dubrovnik and journey along the coast of the Adriatic Sea by luxury minibus. Stop for a coffee (at your own expense) in the seaside town of Neum, and then continue to the beautiful Kravica Waterfalls to marvel at the dramatic tufa cascades of the Trebižat River. Continue to the historic city of Mostar and take a guided walking tour on arrival to see sights such as the rebuilt 16th-century Stari Most (Old Bridge). Learn more about the city's cultural diversity and admire the minarets of the Cejvan Cehaj Mosque and Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque. Look inside the Turkish House (Kajtaz) to get an insight into what a traditional dwelling looked like and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch at your own expense before the return journey to Dubrovnik.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,594 reviews

Easy process to book and clear communication from beginning to end. Comfortable air conditioned bus. Organised tour leader and nice coffee stop. Perast, Lady of the Rock island and Kotor all great places but needed extra time on the island, only had 20 mins which was not enough time to visit the church properly. Cruise boat excellent and fantastic views, a must do.

Very good support, doing this excursion outside the high season is a good idea, it's pleasant. Ana and the driver were very friendly. It is a very well organized excursion. We had taken the boat tour and it is well worth it, I highly recommend it. We even had the chance to have a guide who spoke French for the visit of Kotor. I recommend this excursion.

Excellent tour for those who are an early birds. Ivana, the guider, walked us through the history behind and beyond the wall. She made sure that every detail was shared in such a fascinating way. So this is definitely a must-do tour if you’re exploring Dubrovnik at some stage.

I would recommend this day trip - really good way to discover Montenegro- well organised and all 3 stops were most enjoyable- our guide was very good also with lots of interesting information shared

Very knowledgeable guide who seemed to love his home town and genuinely want us to know about its fascinating past both historic and recent. An essential part of the visit to Dubrovnik.