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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. To reach the amazing views of the Bay of Kotor and conquer Lovćen Mountain we will take the famous Old Austro-Hungarian serpentine road from 1884. 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 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

Montenegro: Kotor, Lovcen, and Cetinje Guided Day Tour

2. Montenegro: Kotor, Lovcen, and Cetinje Guided Day Tour

Explore the heart and soul of Montenegro, where history, culture, and natural beauty come together to create an unforgettable experience. This tour includes: - Kotor Old Town (Boka Bay) - 25 Serpentine Road - Njegusi Village - Lovcen National Park - Mausoleum of Njegoš - Cetinje - Capital City of Montenegro - Cetinje Monastery You'll start your adventure in the historic Old Town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered one of the most beautiful and historic places in the region. Next, we'll make our way to the top of the Lovćen Mountain, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the Mausoleum of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, a remarkable monument that offers a stunning view of the surrounding area. You'll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Montenegrin landscape as we journey through the winding mountain roads. Next, we'll visit the charming village of Njeguši, where you'll get to try the famous Montenegrin smoked ham or opt for an exhilarating ZipLine adventure. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rural culture and traditions of Montenegro, where the natural beauty of the landscape is in harmony with the customs and traditions of the local people. Finally, we'll visit the charming town of Cetinje, the historic and cultural capital of Montenegro, you'll be transported back in time to an era of regal splendor and grandeur. You'll experience the unique blend of architecture and culture that makes Cetinje such a special place and appreciate the rich history and traditions of the Montenegrin people. Detailed itinerary: 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Depart to the city of Kotor and capture breathtaking views of the coastline. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Visit the picturesque Old Town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Those with the pick-up in Kotor will have a 30-minute discussion with the guide starting at 10:30 AM. 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM: Drive through the winding mountain roads and take in the magnificent views of the Montenegrin landscape to Njegusi. 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Visit to the Njegusi village, where you can try the famous Montenegrin smoked ham or opt for an exhilarating ZipLine adventure. 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM: Bus ride to the village of Mausoleum at Lovcen National Park. 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM: Explore the Mausoleum of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, located atop the stunning Lovćen Mountain. 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM: Bus ride through the scenic Ivanova Korita region. 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM: Visit the Cetinje Monastery and take a stroll through the charming town of Cetinje, the historic and cultural capital of Montenegro. 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM: Return to the pick-up location by bus. Please note that our itineraries are subject to change in case of any conditions beyond our means, such as traffic, border control, weather conditions, etc. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in such situations.

Kotor - Mini Montenegro tour

3. Kotor - Mini Montenegro tour

Drive across Budva with 2 stops to admire Budva Rivijera – the first one to enjoy the beach view and the second one to observe the area from birds’ perspective Explore the Old Royal Capital Cetinje with its charming setting at the foot of the Mountain and discover why it is called historical postcard of Montenegro  Continue along the hill road further to the village Njegusi situated high up in the bosom of the Mountain and be sure to try the inevitable local delicacy - smoked ham and cheese. Let the locals reveal to you the secret of producing such tasty ham with a secret ingredient it is hard to copy. Attractive drive back to Kotor using old road with 25 serpentines with an opportunity to enjoy completely different and breathtaking view on the Bay high from the slopes of the Mountain Lovćen Detailed description: Meet your driver at the port and enjoy the drive towards inland with 2 photo stops along the way. The first one will introduce you to Budva Riviera and the second one will give you an opportunity to see Budva, the coast and St. Nicholas Island from a high altitude and enjoy the same view that inspired Lord Byron to write: “At the birth of our planet the most beautiful encounter of sea and land happened along Montenegrin coastline”. The journey will take you to Cetinje, the capital of Montenegro for 500 years, a city sheltered by high Mountains as a natural protection from different invaders. It was the seat of the dynasty ruling the country for more than 200 years, so numerous residences can be found here, including the must-visit palace of the last Montenegrin king Nikola. In your one-hour free time, discover why Cetinje is called the town of museums, students and linden trees. Proceed even higher up in the Mountains to discover a tiny famous village Njegusi with the largest number of churches in the country and a special way of producing ham and cheese. Visit a smokehouse, delight the sense of taste and stroll among stone houses with their gardens to feel like a local for a bit. It is not all, we saved the best for the last! The hill drive back to the port of Kotor will take you along an old 19 th century road with 25 switch banks with one of the best views one can have while visiting Montenegro. Have the Bay with you ship down below as in the palm of the hand! See how the sea penetrates deep inland forming one of the most beautiful bays in the world frequently called “the southernmost Fjord in Europe”. The small settlements scattered along the coast, with mountain slopes falling steeply to the sea will keep your eyes sealed to it while you slowly approach the port again.

Kotor: Private Lovcen and Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

4. Kotor: Private Lovcen and Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

Being very narrow and winding with its 25 serpentines this Austro-Hungarian Road represents a unique attraction and a perfect start to our Kotor to Lovcen tour. We will make quick photo-stops during our drive up at two mind-blowing vantage points above the gorgeous Boka Bay – at the 5th and 25th serpentine. From here, our private tour continues towards Lovćen National Park & its peaks. To conquer this “Sea of rocks,” we will drive through the National Park Lovćen and reach the well-known Lake Peak at an altitude of 1.660 meters (5446 feet). On top of the second highest peak of Lovćen sits imposing and officially the highest mausoleum in the world - where the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet, Petar II Petrović Njegoš, rests in peace. After climbing 461 steps to reach it, we finally get to see a massive statue of the ruler made by world-known sculptor Ivan Meštrović. The ceiling inside the Lovcen Mausoleum is covered with 220.000 golden pieces that together make one spacious, 18 kg (40 lbs) heavy golden mosaic. As we go behind the Mausoleum, we will discover a bird-eye-view vantage point with the best possible view of, cca 70%, mountainous and rocky land of Montenegro. Time to capture a famous jumping photo! From Mount Lovcen, we go to Cetinje - an Old Royal Capital of Montenegro and a city of vast historical significance and the heart of Montenegrin culture and Orthodox religion, with its origins tracing back to the 15th century. A guided tour explores significant landmarks, including the Cetinje Monastery and the Court Church at Ćipur. From here, we head back to Kotor. Hidden beneath Mount Lovcen, in Kotor Bay, this jewel of the Adriatic is unmatched in its beauty, represented through the assimilation of different cultural influences whose signatures are more than visible even now. Join us on this walking tour and help us reveal all the town's secrets! In conclusion: Our Kotor to Lovcen tour is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to explore some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Montenegro all while getting in touch with the country's rich culture, history, and heritage.

Kotor: Luxury Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

5. Kotor: Luxury 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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Wonderful guide Luka! Great driver! Little group little bus with wifi! Special thanks to Luka who did more than his best to make us feel welkom and a great source of history information . He made it a very impressive and happy experience.

Excellent touristic service, Jelena has given one of the most energetic and fun tours I have ever participated in. Juan was also an amazing driver! 200% recommendable

Amazing guide, so knowledgable and friendly!!!! Views were incredible would highly recommend!!

Small group size and friendly guide made this a memorable day. Thanks Luka!

Great guide and good spots to visit during this tour