Things to do in
Herceg Novi Municipality

Our most recommended things to do in Herceg Novi Municipality

From Kotor: Blue Cave and Bay of Kotor Day Trip by Boat

1. From Kotor: Blue Cave and Bay of Kotor Day Trip by Boat

A boat tour is a fun and exciting way to explore a new place. During a boat tour, guests are taken on a boat ride to see the sights and learn about the history and culture of the area. Tour will start from Kotor, and first place which we will visit Panoramicly is a Old town Perast. Perast is a popular tourist destination and is known for its many historic buildings, including the Church of St. Nicholas and Perast Museum. The town was an important trading center in the past and has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. It is known for its Venetian-style architecture and its two small islands, St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks. We will stop at Lady of the Rocks for 20min. The island is known for its beautiful church, the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, which was built in the 15th century and you can visit it for free. The island is also home to a museum that contains a collection of maritime artifacts and paintings. Here you can take some amazing photos and have unforgettable experience. Our third place which will be visited is Submarine Base from Yugoslavian Wars which was secretly built for Yugoslavian army by Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito. We will enter the Base by boat, and skipper will share historical information and explanation about the base. Next location to be visited Panoramicly is Mamula Prison. It is a former maximum-security prison similar to "Alcatraz. It was built in the 19th century as a military base and it was used as a prison during a 2nd world war by Italians. The prison is now abandoned and has gained a reputation as a haunted location. Some people have reported hearing strange noises and seeing ghostly apparitions within its walls. After Mamula Prison our last attraction is a Blue Cave. It is a natural sea cave which is known for its unique blue light effect, which is created by sunlight reflecting off the white sandy bottom of the cave and through the crystal clear water. Visitors can only access the cave by boat, and it is a popular destination for tourists and boating enthusiasts. The cave is big, with a narrow entrance that opens up into a larger chamber. Inside, the water is a deep blue color, and the cave walls are smooth and shiny. The Blue Cave is a beautiful and awe-inspiring natural wonder. We will stop here for 30min so you can take a swim, relax and enjoy a magic of this place. ***A knowledgeable guide will provide information and explanations about the places the boat passes, giving visitors a deeper understanding and appreciation of the area. Whether you are a local or a visitor, a boat tour is a great way to spend a day out on the water.

Kotor: Blue Cave, Our Lady of the Rocks and Mamula Boat Tour

2. Kotor: Blue Cave, Our Lady of the Rocks and Mamula Boat Tour

Embark on a captivating boat excursion to explore the renowned attractions of Boka Bay. Witness the awe-inspiring Our Lady of the Rocks, take a refreshing swim in the Blue Cave, and delve into the secret caves once-concealing submarines. Begin your maritime journey with a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks, a church perched on an artificially crafted island. Uncover the tale of the two brothers who discovered a Madonna and Child painting, leading to the construction of the church on the very spot where the painting was found. Navigate through the picturesque Verige Straits along the Herceg Novi Rivera, and sail beyond the bay to catch sight of Mamula Island, a historic WWII-era prison. Trace the coastline of the Lustica Peninsula to reach the enchanting Blue Cave, where you can relish the opportunity to swim in its crystal-clear waters. On the return trip to Kotor, explore the caves once utilized for concealing submarines by the army. This boat tour promises a blend of natural wonders, historical narratives, and the chance to experience the captivating aquatic beauty of Boka Bay.

Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

3. Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

See the picturesque countryside of Montenegro on a guided day trip from Kotor, Budva, Tivat, or Herceg Novi with optional hotel transfers. 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 the 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. Altogether 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.

Kotor: Boat Cruise with Blue Cave Swim and Submarine Base

4. Kotor: Boat Cruise with Blue Cave Swim and Submarine Base

Travel to the top sights in the Bay of Kotor on this speedboat cruise from Kotor. Enjoy access to a fridge onboard and listen to music as you sail across the water at thrilling speeds. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi. Meet your guide at the tour agency and head to the speedboat in Kotor. Admire panoramic views of charming coastal towns like Perast, Tivat, Porto Montenegro, and Herceg Novi. Stop near the entrances to the abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army. Continue to the island of Mamula where you will see the fortress of Mamula which was converted into a concentration camp by the Italians in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your local skipper. Feel the wind in your hair on the way to the Blue Lagoon where you can enjoy swimming and diving in the azure waters. Use the snorkeling mask to explore the underwater landscapes of the cave. Sail to the Our Lady of the Rocks island, which was created by local fishermen in the 15th-century. Have the chance to purchase a ticket to enter the Our Lady of the Rocks Church which contains 68 famous paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. Return to your starting point in Kotor at the end of your cruise.

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

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

• To reach the amazing views of the Bay of Kotor and conquer Lovćen Mountain we will take the Cable Car, overlooking the famous Old Austro-Hungarian serpentine road from 1884 offering spectacular views of Kotor and Tivat Bays - an unforgettable start to an amazing day!  • 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. Our 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 the viewpoint above St. Stefan island for a photo stop, before returning to Kotor.   Itinerary: 09.00 AM Start from Old Town, Kotor Cable Car ride *Due to windy weather, the Cable Car ride can be canceled and instead, we will take an old Austo-Hungarian road to reach the Njeguši village. 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

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

6. 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. Begin your excursion 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.

Kotor: Speedboat Tour to Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks

7. Kotor: Speedboat Tour to Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks

We start with a captivating trip along the waters of Kotor Bay, enabling our guests to examine its magnificent coastline, which is adorned with multiple ancient fishermen's villages, lavishing vegetation, and other natural and architectural wonders. a nice dip inside the Blue Cave, a natural phenomenon that's been created by waves crashing for thousands of years at the Lustica peninsula. We will make a brief stop next to Mamula Island, on which the prison was made in 1853. We continue to one of the three submarine tunnels used during the Second World War to hide and repair submarines. And at the end, we will see the island of Our lady of the rocks. This is a man-made islet, built upon a crag that bore the icon of the Holy Mother Mary. We'll make sure that you have the best possible time with us and bring home amazing memories!

Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

8. 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: Bay of Kotor and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

9. 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. You will probably discover the reason why UNESCO has included this bay in one of the twenty five most beautiful in the world. Boka Kotorska is one of the deepest and longest bays on the Adriatic Sea and is often referred to as the southernmost fjord of Europe. On the early beginning of this tour, take a look on Kotor Old Town and see the spectacular scenes of the ancient city and the high walls around it that continue up to Saint Giovani's hill in total length of 4.5 kilometers. The wall’s thickness somewhere is up to fifteen meters with height up to twenty meters. Going further, on your left side we will pass next to Muo, Prčanj, Stoliv, on the right side Dobrota, Perast, and further through Verige - narrowest part of the bay, about 300m wide. Verige divides the interior from the outer gulfs. On the left side of the Verige is the church Church of Our Lady of Angels. Further 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. The Blue Cave is a magical place of unusual natural beauty. It is a large cave, with an area of about 300 square meters. The height of the arches is twenty-five meters, and the depth is three to four meters. The Blue Cave has two entrances. It is named after the unusually blue color of the water, which is reflected on the walls of the cave due to the refraction of light, so they also seem "blue". Because of the lights, an effect was obtained, as if water were shining from the depths. On the return leg of the excursion, make a short stop to see an old submarine tunnel. Cut into the steep banks of the Luštica there are three tunnels built during Yugoslavia. The tunnels were used to hide and repair submarines and ships. The length of the tunnel is up to fifty meters, width 7 meters. The average depth of the tunnel is about eight meters, and the depth around the exit from the tunnel increases to thirty meters. Then, stop for visit church and museum at the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks with an interesting legend about the emergence. In 1452, two Perast's fishermen saw the icon of the Our Lady with Christ on the rock. They took the icon to Perast and told a strange event. The citizens of Perast decided to build an island and a chapel dedicated to the Our Lady of the Rocks . They widened the plate by throwing stones and plunging old ships damaged in the battles. Every year, starting from 1452, to the present, citizens of Perast, with their boats in the traditional procession, Fašinada, carries stones and throws it around the island, which is a tourist attraction.

From Budva: Day Cruise to Boka Bay

10. From Budva: Day Cruise to Boka Bay

Journey along Montenegro's Adriatic coast on an unforgettable Boka Bay day cruise trip. Discover this enchanting region's breathtaking beauty, rich history, and captivating culture, with plenty of opportunities to relax, explore, and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings. Begin your adventure from Budva toward Zanjice Beach. Pass by some of the most beautiful beaches in the area, such as Jaz and Ploce. Explore the Blue Cave or take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Zanjice Beach before setting sail towards Mamula Island. As you cruise through the Bay of Kotor, savor an onboard lunch while taking in breathtaking views. Next, explore the historic town of Herceg Novi on a walking tour, with plenty of time to swim in the water and relax in the area's charming atmosphere. The trip continues past the Porto Novi Marina, the shipyards, and the Verige Strait before arriving at the beautiful island of Our Lady of the Rocks. Set anchor and visit the iconic church and museum to learn about the legends and history behind this historic landmark. As the day winds down, hop back on board for a scenic boat ride through Boka Bay. Cruise by the charming town of Perast before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor. Explore the old town's narrow streets, beautiful squares, and historical landmarks on a walking tour. Finally, return to Budva by bus, taking in sweeping views of the Bay of Kotor one last time.

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Alex was awesome. Took us to all the great spots. He often stopped the boat, gave us a cultural lesson about Montenegro. Boat was super comfortable with some awesome tunes to sing along to. Alex's duty of care was unparalleled; he made sure we all had towels, life jackets for swimming and made sure we were always comfortable. Would highly recommend sea dog tours, especially with Alex.

We had our tour guided by slavko, he was great, top guide !! Lots of aspects to the trip so although it’s a long day it’s absolutely worth it for the amount you get to see. Would recommend to get the most out of seeing variety in Montenegro :) p.s the zip line is a fun experience .

The trip had several amazing views and locations, led by our guide Slavko, who was friendly, funny and made the tour even more enjoyable, felt like we seen the whole of Montenegro during this tour and would definitely recommend

Great trip, really good value for the amount you get to see. Igor was an excellent guide, very informative and knowledgeable about the history of Montenegro and Marco’s driving was skilled and comfortable

For me it is the best activity of my stay. 3 hours in the sun, hair in the wind with a good playlist... in short, it was great