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

1. 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

Montenegro: Black Lake and Tara Canyon Day Trip

2. Montenegro: Black Lake and Tara Canyon Day Trip

Discover the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Montenegro with our Great Canyons tour, a journey that will immerse you in stunning landscapes, culture, and history. Our adventure starts at Budva, where we'll take a photo break above this charming seaside town before passing through Cetinje, taking in the panoramic views of Skadar Lake and Podgorica. Fuel up for the journey ahead with a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant in Potoci. Our next stop takes us through the stunning Moraca River Canyon, where you can take a moment to admire the breathtaking scenery and snap photos. We'll then visit the Moraca Monastery, a significant cultural and spiritual landmark in Montenegro, where you'll learn about the history and heritage of this ancient place. Our journey then leads us through the Tara River Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We'll indulge in the local cuisine during a lunch break, while taking in the stunning views of the canyon. We'll then take a leisurely bus ride through the canyon, stop to walk across the Djurdjevica Tara Bridge, and optionally experience a thrilling zipline ride. We'll arrive in Zabljak, where you can take a leisurely walk around the beautiful Black Lake, a shimmering natural wonder that will take your breath away. You'll also have the chance to take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the lake and refresh yourself before continuing on our journey. Our adventure will then take us through the towns of Savnik and Niksic, and by the Nevidio Canyon, immersing us in the captivating beauty of this region. As the day winds down, we'll arrive in Bogetici for a dinner break with a view of the iconic Ostrog Monastery. Enjoy the delicious local cuisine and reflect on the memories of the day. Finally, we'll return to Budva by bus, taking in the stunning views one last time and reminiscing about the unforgettable journey. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and immersive experiences will take you on a journey through the natural wonders, culture, and history of Montenegro. Book your tour online now and let us take you on a journey that will captivate your heart and soul.

From Budva: Day Cruise to Boka Bay

3. 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.

Montenegro from Albania: A Day Tour full of discoveries

4. Montenegro from Albania: A Day Tour full of discoveries

Montenegro may have declared its independence in June 2006, yet it is its medieval castles and settlements that offer unique traces of its history, and placed Crna Gora - which means "Black Mountains", in the world's attention. We will travel from Tirana, Albania along its mesmerizing Adriatic sea coastline. In our full-day tour we will have the opportunity to discover the Bay of Budva, the UNESCO city of Kotor, and the petite island of Sveti Stefan. We will depart from your Tirana hotel in the morning with an air-conditioned vehicle, and head towards north Albania. We will have a quick coffee break by the Buna River at the footsteps of the beautiful Shkodra fortress. Listed as one of the oldest European castles that survived antiquity to modern times, it has adorned this crucial Albanian cultural town for over 2400 years. Upon crossing the Albanian-Montenegrin border, we will initially head towards the city of Budva - one hour and half drive from the border. Prior to reaching the wonderful Bay of Budva, we will have a quick stop at the most iconic Montenegro destination: the tiny islet of Sveti Stefan, a perfect photographic site - now one of the most adored resort sites in the Balkans. One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, Budva is 2,500 years old, and is known for its well-preserved medieval walled city and unspoiled sandy beaches. We will have time to visit and sightsee the Old Town which was sadly destroyed by the 1979 earthquake, yet after its 7 years long reconstruction, it has become a permanent home to 200 families, and an amazing touristic place to enjoy some free time prior to heading to the bay of Kotor. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor is an ideal destination with its imposing medieval build-in-the-mountain castle walls and little artisan shops. You will have free time to explore the old city and its local shops. In late afternoon we will head back to the Albanian border, and then you will be dropped off in the Tirana hotel that you were picked up from.

From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Tour to Montenegro

5. From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Tour to Montenegro

Montenegro is a country with a rich history and beautiful nature, located less than 1 hour from the city of Dubrovnik. You will have the opportunity to visit all the important historical and natural sights of the Montenegro coastline. Visit the charming village of Perast and take an optional boat ride to the man-made island, Our Lady of the Rocks. After, join your driver again for a short ride to Kotor. Located on the banks of Kotor Bay, the old town of Kotor is the best preserved urban center from the Middle Ages, typical of the towns that were created in the 12th and 14th centuries. Surrounded by 5-kilometer long ramparts, the town’s medieval architecture and numerous monuments have put Kotor on the UNESCO list of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites. Budva is the main center of the Montenegrin tourism. Many tourists are attracted to its beautiful, sandy beaches but it is also rich in historical monuments. The old town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of the cultural heritage.

From Kotor: Skadar Lake and Biogradska Gora Day Tour

6. From Kotor: Skadar Lake and Biogradska Gora Day Tour

Close your eyes and imagine a place where crystal clear waters meet the dense, lush forest. Imagine the sound of birds chirping and leaves rustling in the gentle breeze. This is Skadar Lake, the hidden gem and the biggest lake in the Balkans. As you gaze out across the shimmering lake, surrounded by a stunning mountain landscape, you will discover hidden coves and bays accessible only by boat. You’ll marvel at the rich flora and fauna that call this place home. The gentle sound of the water lapping against the boat, and the warm sun on your skin, a feeling that is yet to be discovered in your heart will wash over you. And if the sun becomes too warm, we can always take a swim! Journey next to Biogradska Gora National Park, the last remaining Virgin forest of Europe. A place where Magic is real. The forest so dense that the sun can barely penetrate the canopy, casting dappled shadows on the forest floor. Trees older than 500 years and higher than 60 meters; Can we even try to understand their strength? And on your way through the lush greenery, hidden in the forest’s heart, you will find Biogradsko Lake, a tranquil oasis that seems untouched by time.

Dubrovnik: Kotor, Perast, Sveti Stefan, and Budva Day Trip

7. Dubrovnik: Kotor, Perast, Sveti Stefan, and Budva Day Trip

Start your day with a pick-up at your hotel/accommodation where your friendly driver/guide will be to meet you. From here, leave Dubrovnik and drive one-hour south towards Prevlaka peninsula where you will cross the border. During your scenic drive along the bay of Kotor enjoy a short break in Herceg Novi before taking a 45-minute visit to Perast. Here in Perast, take a relaxing boat drive onto the Island of Our Lady of the Rock. Legend has it that after discovering a likeness to the Holy Mother Mary on a rock, sailors began to lay stones in the sea after every successful voyage until an island emerged from the sea. Visit the church and museum that now stands on this man-made island. Upon your arrival in Kotor enjoy a 1-hour guided walking tour through the old town and have some free time before you continue towards St. Stefan. After a 30-minute drive from Kotor, stop at the splendid view-point above St. Stefan. At this spot you will have a great opportunity to capture some beautiful holiday snaps. After your photo session you will head back to Budva for a free time. Once you arrive in Budva, lunch time is predicted here. As you leave Budva take a ferry boat across the Kotor bay on your way back to Dubrovnik. When you arrive in Dubrovnik enjoy the convenience of a lift back to your accommodation to finish your day. 

From Kotor or Tivat: Private Budva and Sveti Stefan Tour

8. From Kotor or Tivat: Private Budva and Sveti Stefan Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey of Montenegro’s most popular coastline towns with us. We will take you on a short but nice trip to the beautiful Budva, the bride of the Adriatic, you will admire the vastness of the sea and the beautiful horizon as well as its beaches and the famous hotel Sveti Stefan Island to tell you a story in a duet. Our team will advise you on various legends and stories that will leave you breathless. After a short break and beautiful photos, we will take you to the city of Budva. Budva walking tour will be insightful and relaxing. Due to its rich history, it is one of the most famous cities in Montenegro. The old city center is picturesquely situated on a rather small peninsula, and its narrow winding streets hide a multitude of historic buildings, churches and small squares that will delight you. The medieval city fortress is called the Citadel. In your free time, you can drink coffee on the famous Ricardova head beach. You can take a picture with the statue of a ballerina that hides an incredible story that you will find out by watching this bride of the Adriatic. We can't get bored of Budva, but let's move on. However, history is not all we’re gonna uncover on this tour. During your free time, you will have the freedom to enjoy its beaches and typical Adriatic charm and maybe taste some local dishes or excellent wine and rakija. We arrive above Sveti Stefan. Sveti Stefan is the most luxurious and most beautiful place on the Montenegrin coast. Sveti Stefan is connected to the mainland by a narrow stone passage. Every building has its own story.During the business, this fashionable place was visited by many celebrities such as Sophia Loren, Sidney Poitier, Sylvester Stallone, Jeremy Irons, Alberto Moravia, English Princess Margaret, Italian King Umberto II, McNamara, Rockefeller, and others. In the recent period, the guests were Naomi Campbell, Ronaldinho, Novak Djokovic, Dan Bilzerian, David Beckham and other notable personalities.There are three churches on the island itself. On the way back, we go back along the old Milocer road. Which was better known as Queen's Park. We pass by Przno, a fishing village, and exit onto the main road that will take us back to where we started. Tour plan •00:00-00:45 photo stop on Vidikovac Budva (viewpoint) •00:45-00:50 drive to Budva •00:50-02:50 free time in Budva •02:50-03:10 drive to Sveti tefan (photoview) •03:10-03:30 photo stop to Sveti Stefan •03:30-04:30 drive to Kotor

Kotor: Luxury Coast of Montenegro Private Tour

9. Kotor: Luxury Coast of Montenegro Private Tour

This 6-hour tour of the Montenegrin coastline will provide you with an opportunity to see the most important coastal towns around Kotor. You will be guided through the Baroque town Perast, where you will take a short boat ride to visit a church and a museum on an artificial 15th century islet Our Lady of the Rocks. After that, you will head back to Perast for a short walk and some free time. The next stop will be Budva old town. On your way there, you will have a few photo opportunities, one of them above Jaz Beach, one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the Adriatic. In Budva, you will walk the streets of the charming old town there and learn about the 3000 years of history of this interesting place, which is now the center of Montenegrin tourism with many modern hotels and resorts. After Budva, go back to Kotor. On your way back, you will have a photo stop above the Bay of Kotor. Once there, you will have a walking tour of the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a real gem of the Mediterranean and the well-preserved medieval walls will not be keeping secrets centuries old anymore, once you visit its streets with your guide.

From Kotor, Budva, Tivat: Skadar Lake Boat Tour & Wine

10. From Kotor, Budva, Tivat: Skadar Lake Boat Tour & Wine

Are you ready for a perfectly tailored tour that gives a complete impression of Montenegro’s breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and delicious cuisine? We start the adventure with two stops with beautiful views of Budva and the island of Sveti Stefan. We continue the picturesque drive to the small fishing village of Virpazar. Virpazar is a fairytale place at the crossroads where many different roads intertwine. Virpazar also has three stone bridges, sung in old folk songs. The well-known picnic spot is the main transit station for cruises on the largest lake in the Balkans and for visiting cultural and historical monuments, monasteries and fortifications concentrated on picturesque islands called Gorica. Sandy beaches, authentic rural architecture, and vineyards are an integral part of the landscape that offers visitors a rich table of fresh lake fish and high-quality Crmnik wines. We board the ship and proceed with stunning photos and scenic drives. The largest lake in the Balkans appears on our way - Lake Skadar (70% in Montenegro, fully protected as a National Park - 30% remains in Albania). Known as a paradise for birds and fish, this place offers a unique insight into the Montenegrin wilderness. If you are lucky, we will see a magnificent pelican that nests on these waters. After a relaxing one -hour boat ride, we go to the most famous winery "Plantaže", which will tell us its story with its different tastes. Not only will a enjoy the remarkable sights of Many millions of vines but you will also try the Best of what 13 jul Plantaze has to Offer including vine sont that grows in this area only "vranac ". After that, you will have lunch in and we are ready to leave. Tour Plan •00:00-00:35 photo stop on Vidikovac Budva (viewpoint) •00:35-00:50 photo stop on Sveti Stefan (viewpoint) •00:50-01:30 Arrival at Vipazar Skadar lake •01:30-02:30 boat ride •02:30-03:00 drive to winery •03:00-04:00 wine and tasting •04:00-05:30 lunch •05:30-07:00 drive to Kotor

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Our guide Ilir was excellent!! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Throughly enjoyed the day. Budva was amazing definitely worth visiting. Ilir made the whole trip interesting and great choice of music in the car. Would recommend the restaurant Ilir took us to in Budva. It had a great view and the food was very delicious. It was a long day but Ilir’s company and smooth driving made it a fantastic day tour. Thank you

Absolutely fantastic day trip. This was perfect for the short amount of time I was spending in Albania. I wanted to be able to see as much of the Balkins as I could during my stay and this trip hit the perfect high notes. Our tour guide was so kind, pleasant, funny and extremely knowledgeable. When I come back to visit this is something I’d make sure family come with me. As a single traveler this was perfect.

It was awesome! A must do activity if you are in Tirana and want to see the beautiful sights of the Balkan cities and nature. The guide, Ilir was wonderful, polite, knowledgeable and patient. He can also customise your trip for you and make it suitable for family or group of friends. Totally recommend this!

We had a great day with the wonderful Ilir who is extremely knowledgeable and just great to talk to! Thank you very much for being our guide, driver, friend and therapist all in one. We really hope to see you again.

Very nice and the guide Marco was very professional and conscientious. Very dedicated! It was a very good journey