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Montenegro Private Full-Day Tour from Dubrovnik

1. Montenegro Private Full-Day Tour from Dubrovnik

You will be picked up at your accommodation in Dubrovnik by an air-conditioned vehicle to make the drive south to Montenegro. Enjoy the view of the Adriatic and the Dubrovnik Riviera,and learn from your guide about the history and culture of Montenegro.  After crossing the border, ride along the coast roads surrounded by high mountains reflected in the blue waters; the fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Mediterranean. Visit Risan with Roman mosaics and Perast with its two islands, one of which you can visit, called "Our Lady of the Rocks". The next stop is in the ancient town of Kotor – the pearl of the medieval Mediterranean. During the visit to the Old Kotor, hop in the famous St. Tryphon Cathedral and the Maritime Museum of Kotor, which preserves the valuable exhibits of old traditions, or walk up the 1,350 steps to the Castle of San Giovanni and enjoy the amazing view. In the late afternoon, you will reunite with your guide. Your host can suggest some additional places to visit in Croatia, depending on how much time you have.

Kotor: Old Caravan Trail Guided Hike with Cheese Tasting

2. Kotor: Old Caravan Trail Guided Hike with Cheese Tasting

As the guests arrive at the port of Kotor, they are welcomed by their local English speaking guide, ready to take them on a journey through the ancient Montenegrin Caravan Trail. The trail, lined with towering limestone rocks, zig-zags and leads them to the Spiljari village, a hidden gem that offers breathtaking views of the bay. In the spirit of Montenegrin hospitality, the guests are treated to a refreshment and cheese tasting at a local home-hosted restaurant. Savoring the flavors of the region, they continue their hike through the ruins of old Spiljari, witnessing the remnants of a once-thriving village. With the fortified city of Kotor looming above the small village, the guests are filled with anticipation as they venture further into the ramparts. Climbing the stairs that lead to the San Giovani fortress, they are rewarded with panoramic views of the stunning landscape that surrounds them. The fortress, perched atop the San Giovani hill, stands as a testament to the resilience and commitment of the people of Kotor and the enduring spirit of their culture. After relishing the sights and sounds of the fortress, the guests descend the winding staircases of the ramparts and immerse themselves in the maze-like streets of the Kotor Old City. The orientation tour, guided by the expert hands of their host, acquaints them with the most important landmarks and some hidden corners of the city, paving the way for a memorable experience that they will carry with them forever. As the tour comes to a close, the guests find themselves only a stone's throw away from the port, filled with a sense of wonder and appreciation for the beauty and history of Kotor and Montenegro.

From Kotor: Perast, Lady of the Rock, and Kotor Guided Tour

3. From Kotor: Perast, Lady of the Rock, and Kotor Guided Tour

Start the day with a quick and comfortable drive to Perast, a city built by wealthy seafaring families, which later became a famous art colony. This is the city of steep stone streets, flower guards, churches, closed windows, incredible islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks, the city of legends, seafaring, and glorious captains. Last but not least.This old baroque city has attracted many writers, poets, actors and painters with its charm. We continue our journey with a fast and picturesque drive to the most important sanctuary of Boka Kotorska. The unusual church of Our Lady of the rocks in the Byzantine style presents your eyes with beautiful works of art and tapestries.The Island Gospa od Skrpjela, was made as an artificial island, which according to the stories was made by the seaman from Perast and Kotor, who on their big sail boats brought big stones. On the island there is a church. According to a legend, fisherman from Perast, after a shipwreck near the island, have found a icon of the Holy Mother of God with the Christ on a sea rock, so as the customs say they vowed to build a church on the island. After the beautiful Lady of the Rocks, the pearl of the Adriatic, we will visit the old town of Kotor, we go to visit the old town of Kotor. Kotor is a cultural, educational, economic and sports center of this area. Its location in the most beautiful bay in the Mediterranean Sea and the impressive medieval Old town was the reason why UNESCO included this town in the list of the World`s Heritage Sites. Well preserved 4,5 km long wall was protecting this town, nowadays it is a challenge to visitors who desire to reach its highest point- the San Giovanni fortress. Once you enter the Old town through the Sea Gate, the old Clock Tower will welcome you and tell you that you are right on time to explore the charming streets and squares of this wealthy town. Passing by the palaces of the noble families, you will feel the spirit of Venetian culture and architecture. Suddenly the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, patron and protector of Kotor, will appear in front of you and amaze you with its simple beauty. Only a few steps further there is the Maritime museum, home of the long naval history and tradition of Kotor and the whole of Boka bay.After a guided tour through the Old town of Kotor, you will have plenty of time to wander around, enjoy a cup of coffee on the main square or even visit Greenmarket near the Sea gate. Tour plan •00:00-00:30 drive to Perast •00:30-01:15 boat ride and visit Gospa •01:15-02:15 free time in Perast •02:15-02:45 drive to Kotor. •02:45-04:00 free tme in Kotor, visit musem

Kotor: Fortifications of Kotor Group or Private Hiking Tour

4. Kotor: Fortifications of Kotor Group or Private Hiking Tour

The Old Town of Kotor is well-sheltered from the open sea, situated at the end of the Kotor Bay, encased by formidable mountains – Mt. Lovćen and Vrmac hill. Strategically, it has proven to be an ideal position for safety in times of war, exemplified by the relative security the town has enjoyed given the turbulent history of the region. The Walls of Kotor, built between the 9th and 19th centuries on St. John’s hill, secured Kotor from enemies for more than 1.000 years. To conquer the walls and fortress of the Kotor Old Town we follow the Old Path up the mountain. In the past, it was the main caravan road connecting Kotor with the rest of Montenegro. This spectacular serpentine road leads us to a small old village called Špiljari. This is where the only family remaining in the village lives. The perfect spot to get some rest and try some unique homemade products while enjoying breathtaking views! After the break, we’ll explore the remains of old houses and the abandoned church of St. John. For those courageous enough, you can experience the nearby cave path that exits on a cliff outside the city walls. Finally, we will leave the ruins and proceed through a concealed passage to enter the fortress of San Giovanni at a 260-meter elevation above the sea. On the return, we descend 1.350 stairs, enjoy the spectacular landscape, 14th century Church of Our Lady of Remedy, and take (plenty of) opportunities for memorable photos.

Palaces of Kotor - Walking Tour

5. Palaces of Kotor - Walking Tour

Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of Kotor. Begin the journey at the majestic Bizanti Palace, a beautiful example of baroque architecture. Next, visit the Pima Palace, a stunning Renaissance-style building that once served as a royal residence. Experience the beauty of the Adriatic Sea as you walk to Palata Drago, a palace that offers breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding mountains. Explore the Kotor Maritime Museum and immerse yourself in the maritime history of the region, viewing historic maps, ship models, and artifacts. Discover the elegance of the Palace Drusko, a neoclassical building with elegant columns and a beautiful facade. See the impressive Grubonja Palace, a baroque masterpiece that boasts beautiful frescoes and intricate stonework. Finally, visit the grand Kotor Fortress, a defensive wall that dates back to the 9th century and offers stunning views of the city and the sea. Join us on this walking tour and discover the hidden gems of Kotor.

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4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This was a great day. Our driver, Tomislav, was a great guide and talked to us about the history of the countries and towns as we drove us. For the history buffs among us, it was great. We stopped in Perast, which wasn't really worth the trip, but then went on to Cotar in Montenegro, which was. We had 90 minutes there to eat lunch and walk around the old city. It was great and worth the drive. We did get stuck at the border coming back, sitting for nearly an hour in the van. That's not his fault, of course, but just something to consider. We would recommend this trip to those want a day trip.