Kotor, Montenegro Nature & adventure

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Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

1. 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 (not included in tour cost). 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

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. 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

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

Kotor: Boka Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Tour

4. Kotor: Boka Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Tour

Enjoy a day of exploring the beautiful Boka Bay with the guidance of a local expert, as you go from island to island and take in all the stunning views of mountains, water, and impressive historic buildings alike. Admire a panoramic view of the bay as you depart Old Town Kotor on the way to the famous Blue Cave. Take some time to swim and snap some photos at this fantastic cave created at the bottom of a cliff. As you leave, take in amazing views of Mamula, the natural island where a fortress was built by the Austrian navy. Your next stop are former military tunnels used during WWII for hiding and repairing submarines. Continue to the main highlight of this tour: Our Lady of the Rocks island. Visit the church and tour the inside, filled with interesting objects from back in the day. End your journey with a wonderful overview of UNESCO-protected Old Town Perast from the water, before heading back to Kotor.

Kotor: Bay of Kotor and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

5. Kotor: Bay of Kotor and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

Meet in Park Slobode, a 5-minute walk from Kotor's Old Town. Board the speedboat and enjoy a 55-minute panoramic ride along the coast. Admire the view of the various small villages along the coast where you can see charming palaces, houses, churches, and the beautiful contrast between the sea and mountains. Enter the Bay of Kotor where you will enjoy the views of the town of Lepetani and the beautiful Luštica peninsula. Arrive at the famous Blue Cave and enjoy about 20 minutes of swimming in the turquoise-blue waters. On the return leg of the excursion, make a short stop to see an old submarine tunnel. Then, stop at the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks. Visit the church and museum on the island, before returning to Kotor.

Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

6. Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way on this kayak trip on the Bay of Kotor. Take a break on the beach on the other side of the bay where you can swim, snorkel, explore the area, relax, eat, or sunbathe. On the 2.5-3 hours of the tour, you’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline of the bay. Learn about the history of the bay and see amazing traditional architecture in the fishing villages along the coast like Muo, Prčanj, Stoliv. See palaces. Explore houses built by sea captains and rich families of Kotor. Hear the story of brave local sailors and how they built these beautiful houses during the Venetian rule. This tour will give you the opportunity to take in the beauty of Kotor bay from the seaside. Be ready to capture some amazing shots of the Kotor bay, one of the most stunning bays in the world and hear a bit about the history of this amazing part of the Adriatic coast.

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.

Kotor: Ostrog & Rijeka Crnojevic Private Tour

8. 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.

From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Trip to Montenegrin Towns

9. 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.

Kotor: Boka Bay, Blue Cave, and Our Lady Private Tour

10. Kotor: Boka Bay, Blue Cave, and Our Lady Private Tour

Tour departs in front of Kotor Old Town and during 45 min ride provides splendid Panoramic views of the bay. On the way, we will pass near some recognizable landmarks like St. Mateus church and Temple of Our Lady. After about 45 min ride we will reach Famous BLUE CAVE for 30 min break including swimming and a photo session. Blue Cave is a natural cave with two entrances that was created at the bottom of 100-meter cliff as a result of an impact of sea waves on the porous rocks of Luštica peninsula over thousands of years. Through the entrance sunlight enters its interior and wraps around the surface of the water making great shades of blue by which cave got its name. Swimming inside the cave is an unforgettable experience. On the way back we will make panoramic views of Mamula – a natural island on the entrance to Boka Bay wherein 1852 a Fortress was built by the Austrian navy. Later, during First and Second World Wars it was used as Notorious Prison and now it is converted to 5 Star resort. Next stop is at former military Submarine tunnels used during Second World War for hiding and repairing submarines. Tour continues with 30 min visit of LADY OF THE ROCK Island – an artificial island made in XV century by local sailors in honor of Our Lady for safe return from their trips. Present Church was built by Venetians in 1630 and it houses numerous works of art by famous local painter Tripo Kokolja as well as numerous silver and gold plates – gifts from seamen for their safe passages. Special curiosity is a unique tapestry hand-made by Jacinta Kunic-Mijovic for over 25 years. The tapestry was partially made from her own hair – gold in youth and silver in old. Tour ends in from of Kotor Old Town.

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Brilliant tour from start to finish! Our lovely tour guide Luca told us lots of interesting information and really bonded the group. The drive to/from rafting was long - around 2 hour 45 minutes each way - but it went surprisingly quickly because it was broken up with photo stops and coffee/toilet breaks (longest stretch without toilet break was 2 hours). The river was stunning and the rafting guide was excellent, we rafted for around 2.5/3 hours. All the equipment (shoes, wetsuit, helmet, life jacket was provided). Finally, the food was amazing! We had a big cheese, ham and bread spread for breakfast (plus drink), and three courses for lunch (soup, main, and fresh made doughnuts, plus free drink). The meals were included, which would cost around 20-25 euros

A great experience. The guide Nina and our skipper were both fantastic. Its also a great way to see North Montegenro as you need to drive a long distance to reach the camp. Its very safe and we took out 11 year old daughter who had an equally great time. Highly recommended

One of the best trips we've ever done! The long journey is broken up with opportunities to take photos of the spectacular scenery. The food and rafting were fantastic and the tour guide and rafting guys were really friendly. Definitely recommend!

The tour guide was great! she also had a beautiful singing voice. The white water rafting was done great and the food was also delicious.

In order to enjoy a complete Kotor tour, such a memorable evet strongly recommended