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From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Cruise in Kotor Bay

1. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Cross the border to Montenegro from Dubrovnik and explore the treasures of the Bay of Kotor on a full-day guided tour. Visit the picturesque towns of Perast and Kotor and take in the breathtaking views of Our Lady of the Rocks on an optional bay cruise. Depart Dubrovnik in the morning in an air-conditioned vehicle and head for the Croatian/Montenegrin border. Stop at the border for a coffee break before continuing to your first stop, Perast. Arrive at the town of Perast and embark on a short 15-minute guided tour followed by 45-minutes of free time. Admire its Baroque architecture and lush hillsides before boarding your reserved boat for a scenic cruise on the Bay of Kotor (if option selected). Sail to Our Lady of the Rocks island, an artificial island situated in the heart of the bay. Disembark for a guided visit of the island and step inside the idyllic blue-domed church and museum. Then, resume your boat tour to Kotor, soaking up the views of the Montenegrin coastline lined with orange-roofed houses and sloping hills. If you choose not to take the cruise, relax on a scenic bus ride along the coast to the old town of Kotor. On arrival, join a 30-minute guided tour if you like, or discover the town at your own pace. Follow your guide through the narrow streets of this UNESCO-listed town, located on the only natural fjord of its kind. After the tour, enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to browse local shops, try traditional cuisine, or walk beside the 4.5-kilometer city walls. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations. Finally, board the bus once more for a comfortable ride back to Dubrovnik.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

2. 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, by van and a short ferry trip across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

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

4. Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds

Get to the city walls as soon as the gates open on this guided walking tour in Dubrovnik. Uncover the secrets of this must-see city sight on a shared or a private tour. Capture pictures of sweeping views from the top of the Minceta Tower.  Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point and begin your early morning adventure. As you walk, learn from your guide about how the wall was built. Listen to exciting legends and funny tales about the city.   Get started by climbing some steps in the cool morning air to be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the main street of Stradun and the skyline of the Old Town.  Stroll along 2 kilometers of the wall to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the sparkling Adriatic Sea and a skyline that still speaks of the splendor of a town that was a wealthy republic for 450 years.  See how the wall is six meters deep in some places and pass by forts looking out to both sea and land. End your tour at the highest point along the wall, the top of Minceta Tower, where the view is not to be missed.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Boat Tour from Perast to Kotor

5. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro 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 pickup 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: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

6. 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, the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks. Like 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 a thorough background on the essential role of Dubrovnik 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 city was protected by its leaders' diplomatic skills and the surrounding walls and fortifications. The leaders and defensive walls surrounding the city held firm in constant threats from enemies. 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 places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress, which were crucial to the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. You will have a background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the 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

Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

7. 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.

Montenegro: Kotor Bay Tour with Boat Ride from Dubrovnik

8. Montenegro: Kotor Bay Tour with Boat Ride from Dubrovnik

Visit Kotor bay in Montenegro, one of the most scenic and picturesque places on the Adriatic Sea. It is also the biggest bay on the Adriatic, and because of its strategic importance in this turbulent region, it has been under rule by different nations.  Each of them left a mark that can be seen today through a beautiful blend of architectural influences. Romans, Turks, Venetians, Austrians - each nation left a mark on this region and its cities. After your departure from Dubrovnik and a scenic drive through Konavle valley, enter Montenegro where you make a short stop at Verige to take photos of the beautiful landscape just before entering Kotor bay.  Continue your drive along the coast through Risan and Perast, to reach Kotor. Often called the best preserved and prettiest town in Montenegro, this UNESCO-listed fortified city is famous for its city walls, a display of Venetian-inspired architecture, beautiful churches, and rich history. Whether it was independent, or as a part of the Byzantine Empire, Serbian kingdom, or Venetian republic, Perast may be one of the most historically intriguing places in Boka Kotorska. Baroque, renaissance palaces and narrow streets in Perast will take you back to a time of luxury and wealth. In Perast, you have the opportunity to take a boat ride and visit Our Lady of the Rocks island. The legend says that in 1452 two brothers found Mary’s picture on a rock in the sea. This led to a miraculous healing of one of the brothers. Ever since locals have been bringing rocks and sinking ships next to this rock. An island was formed and first, a chapel was built, then a church in its place. Some call it the Croatian Sistine chapel because of the artwork that enriches its walls. Itinerary: • Departure from Dubrovnik • 8:00 AM - Arrival at the border of Montenegro • 8:45 AM - Photo/coffee break (approx. 20 minutes) • 10:00 AM - Arrival to Kotor, local guided tour, free time (approx. 3 hours) • 1:00 PM - Drive from Kotor to Perast • 1:30 PM - Arrival in Perast, boat transfer to Our Lady of the Rocks island, free time • 3:30 PM - Departure from Perast • 6:00 PM - Approximate return to Dubrovnik 

Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

9. Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Your tour begins with a complimentary pickup from your hotel in Dubrovnik. From there travel to the border, 45 kilometers south of Dubrovnik. Once you make it over the border to Montenegro, your adventure starts. Travel to and explore the small town of Perast. Take a boat to Kotor to begin your sightseeing cruise. First, visit a small man-made island in the middle of Kotor Bay: the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, one of the most important symbols of Montenegro with fascinating scenery and architecture. Following a short visit, your cruise continues to Kotor, the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic Coast. UNESCO-listed since 1979, this town is surrounded by 4.5-km-long city walls and contains a fascinating Old Town. Choose to climb up to the walls, visit the museums, walk the streets, or just enjoy having lunch in one of the great local restaurants. At the end of your experience, return back to Dubrovnik where your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

10. Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was protected both by the diplomatic skill of its leaders and the walls and fortifications surrounding it. Facing constant threats from powerful enemies, the leaders and the defensive city walls held firm. This historic 2-hour walking tour will focus on the defensive and political challenges Dubrovnik faced, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. A local guide will bring you to the top of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and lead you around the mesmerizing city walls. Take in 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 tour is a 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. After this tour, you will understand why was Dubrovnik was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. Please note that because of the stairs, this tour is not suitable for everyone.

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This is a great day trip, the drive along the adriatic coast road is just beautiful and Kotor and Budvar and amazing places to visit . Our guide was incredibly knowledegable and gave us a lot of history of both Croatia and Montenegro, which is fascinating. If going from Croatia, remember to take some euros ! This trip is definitely a must and well worth the money

The trip was excellent, the guide is knowledgeable and was able to fill us with interesting information along the way. For those that are considering dropping off at Montenegro, it would be good to inform them first since it's quite common and so that you can get the entry stamp at the customs.

Highly recommend this City Wall walking tour while in Dubrovnik. And our guide Desa is excellent. Her patience, knowledge and friendly personality made the experience even more memorable.

El viaje fue muy bueno. Cómodo el autobús, muy cumplidores con el horario.El recorrido alucinante,bellos paisajes y lugares.

Great tour. Our guide Branco was so knowledgeable and very thorough. Would definitely recommend this tour.