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

1. 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

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Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

2. 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.

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Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

3. 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

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Kotor: Private Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

4. Kotor: Private Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

After meeting with your guide, you will begins a tour which will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the real Kotor. It begins with a 1-hour walking tour of the old town, where you will learn everything about Kotor's amazing and impressive history that UNESCO has recognized as World Heritage. But, Kotor is not just a monument, it is the place full of life and impressive stories that your local guide will share with you. Visiting the Open Market, you will learn about the local food this region is famous for. At the conclusion of the tour, you will sit in a popular local place where you will taste famous smoked ham, cheese and a glass of traditional wine. Besides this tasting, this will be your chance to enjoy the local atmosphere, and chat with your guide as you ask all the questions you might have about Kotor and the small but charming country of Montenegro!

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Kotor: Ostrog & Rijeka Crnojevic Private Tour

5. Kotor: Ostrog & Rijeka Crnojevic Private Tour

High in mountains next to Niksic, you'll find the Monastery of Ostrog, the biggest Montenegrin pilgrimage site built in 17th-century where you will find the remains of St. Vasilije Ostroski. The holy relics of Saint Basil can be found in the lower church of the upper monastery. Ostrog Monastery was built by natural and human interaction, carved almost in its entirety in a vertically positioned mountain cliff. There is not much written evidence about the process and time of construction, but looking at it now, it is a really amazing piece of human work difficult to imagine being done even today with modern technology. This monastery, carved in the mountains, is high above Bjelopavlici plain. The most impressive part of the monastery is Upper Ostog where two small churches are built, upper small church dedicated to Saint Cross and lower dedicated to the Presentation of Mary. This sanctuary is one of the most visited orthodox pilgrimage sites in the world. It is a spiritual center of Montenegro and also a place for pilgrims to gather of various faiths and religions of the world. This breathtaking destination will fill your soul with high elevated feelings of devotion and reverence to God. After the monastery visit, go to Rijeka Crnojevic, for sure the most attractive part of Skadar Lake National Park. While visiting Rijeka Crnojevic, you will have many photo opportunities as well as a lunch break, a great opportunity to taste the most delicious fish soup, fish and wine. During the 19th and early 20th-century, Rijeka Crnojevic was the biggest Montenegrin port and leading shopping center. Due to its uniqueness and exquisite taste, dried bleak was one of the most popular products in this area, especially at the Italian table. Pavlova strana is the place found on most of the postcards from Montenegro, certainly most impressive during the May October period thanks to its vegetation - blooming water lilies, just adding to the beauty of this magnificent place. That is where you will have some time on your own, as well as the chance to walk around and enjoy yourself in this peaceful area.

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

6. 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.

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From Kotor: Montenegro Tara Rafting

7. From Kotor: Montenegro Tara Rafting

Tara River is the longest river in Montenegro and the largest reservoir of drinking water in Europe. The canyon is second in size in the world, and you will encounter forests of black pine with some trees more than 400-years-old. River Tara and its canyon was declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. Rafting down Tara River is one of the biggest adventures, and it will give you plenty of stunning photo opportunities. You can also swim in the water, and the water is so clear that you can actually drink it. After the rafting, you will have lunch in the local restaurant. After that, head back to Kotor.

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From Kotor: Private Day Trip to Perast & Njegusi Village

8. From Kotor: Private Day Trip to Perast & Njegusi Village

Perast is surely one of the most beautiful places in Boka Kotorska Bay. Today, it is often referred to as the quietest town in Boka, but it used to be a town of sailors, being well-known outside the territory of Montenegro.  There, you will visit Our Lady of the Rocks, a manmade island off the coast of Perast from mid-15th century, where two brothers from Perast found the painting of Our Lady, and the locals decided to build a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. Njegusi is a traditional village between Cetinje and Kotor, the part of the territory of old Montenegro, the place where the Petrovic dynasty rulers were born. You will visit a 136-year-old restaurant where you will enjoy local products such as smoked ham, cheese and grape brandy, while learning the process of making the smoked ham.

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Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

9. Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

Visit Njegos Mausoleum at the peak of Lovcen National Park, rising above the coastal region and a hinterland of Kotor. It includes the territory of Cetinje and Budva municipalities.  Cetinje is the historical capital of Montenegro, located at an altitude of 670 meters, and was the capital and main cultural center of Montenegro for four and a half centuries, so the walking tour will let you feel the spirit of old Montenegro. National Park Skadar Lake will be your next destination. There, you will get a chance to take a boat ride on the lake, and also taste fish and wine in a traditional local restaurant. Photo breaks will also be included on your way back to Kotor.

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Kotor Bay: Classic Car Tour

10. Kotor Bay: Classic Car Tour

Escape the busy traffic of the city and enjoy the breeze in your hair as you drive your classic car of choice while exploring beautiful Kotor Bay. Start your tour in front of the Old Town in Kotor. Meet your guide and familiarize yourself with your classic convertible before getting behind the wheel. Follow your guide and take on charming coastal roads sheltered between picturesque hills and the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy your first stop at Prcanj, where your guide will tell you all about this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, arrive at the Verige Strait, the narrowest part of the bay, and enjoy amazing views of Perast and its islands. Hear stories and legends about this part of the bay from your guide. Take a short ferry ride and continue your drive along the charming coastal road to Perast, known for its well-preserved architecture. Visit Our Lady of the Rock Island and learn about its importance and origins. Go on a short walking tour of Perast and then stop for a unique refreshment on a beautiful terrace in the heart of the village. Drive through the laid-back town of Dobrota, back to the entrance of the Old Town in Kotor. Finish off your day with a walking tour of the Old Town, exploring the cobblestone streets and learning about the famous noble families that used to live there.

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What people are saying about Kotor

We had a fantastic day and highly recommend this tour. Our guide Slavko was amazing , informative and went over the history of Montenegro in a very interesting way. He has a great sense of humor and made the long day goes by pretty quickly. The nature of North Montenegro is amazing!

Helena was an excellent guide, so friendly and informative Very well organised tour Lots of toilet breaks :) Lots of alcohol :) Lots of photo stops :)

We had a great trip to Durmitor with interesting background information about Montenegro and the sights. The tour does what it says on the tin!

A fantastic guide. We had lots of laughs and saw some amazing sights of Montenegro. I recommend this trip!

Very good route, a lot of bus time but it is necessary to see these wonderful sites