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It is a really long day but totally worth it. I did not realise I'd signed up for a dual English/French tour so having to hear everything repeated was a bit annoying, but Montenegro was worth it. Just beautiful, and the walk up to the chapel up on the city walls is worth the effort for the views.
This was my favourite tour of the 4 tours we did from Dubrovnik. I loved it the scenery was fantastic, the coastline was stunning with the beautiful mountains so close.
Our Lady of the Rocks and Kotor were great but expected more from the Roman mosaics. Very knowledgeable and local guides. Definitely recommended.
I love the trip our tour guide Ivana was fabulous as wells as our driver. Our Lady of the Rock Island is a phenomenal experience and so beautiful with some really interesting and unique artwork and artifacts from sea travelers. And Kotor is really worth a visit and we enjoyed our local tour guide Alexander's walk around the walled town. Great trip well worth going on the Ancient tour.
A fabulous trip; the guides were excellent and very friendly. Bus pick up was on time and we were advised of the situation at every stage especially at the border crossing.
Wonderful!! the tour guide was really excellent!! could not ask for more.
Breathtaking scenery a must do. Our tour guide was full of information and entertaining.we were well taken care of. The journey was long but beautiful.Would do it again.
Fantastic trip,excellent driver and brilliant tour guide best trip ever .
The guide was knowlegeable, spoke very good English and had a sense of humor to boot. The drive there was beautiful, and the sites were very interesting. I only wish there was more time to climb the steps in Kotor, but it was only a one day trip. I highly recommend this excursion.
The Ancient Montenegro day trip was good especially Kotor and the Bay boat ride. The mountains and islands were interesting to view and very beautiful, and the stories were also intriguing. The ride to and from Montenegro was good. It would have been better if there was not so much time used to pick up and deposit all of the trip participants since the bus was relatively good sized. It might have been more time efficient if there were fewer stops and groups were picked up a smaller number of locations.
Well organised tour. The stop at the mosaic temple was a bit disappointing, as you couldn't really hear the lady and she seem disinterested. Loved Kotor and climbed 3/4 of the way up to top about 1000 steps. Bus was very comfortable and could easily hear guide. Only comment is, this would be the 1st Viator tour that we've done, that wants actually run directly by them, and we could have got on same tour from old port for slightly cheaper.
Very good tour well worth the day. Be prepared for delay at the border crossing from and to Croatia. Return to Croatia took 1 hour to get through and the day before it took 6 hours we were told.
Beautiful scenery - good day out. Passports required, but not told in advance.
This tour was another excellent tour. We enjoyed the comfort of the coach as it was a long day, and the tour guide was most informative and helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable tour.
A beautiful day. We were met outside Pile Gate at the Hotel imperial Hilton near the garage and transported to the large coach. We had a well informed tour guide who entertained us all day by being comical and interesting with his knowledge of Croatia as well as Montenegro. The trip went by Cavtat, Cilipi and Konavle Valley and on to the Bay of Kotor, which was vast. Here after a quick tour of some Roman mosiacs at Risan. We caught a boat over to the man made island and the Church "Our Lady of the Rocks" where a local tour guide from Perast, the quiet village from which we departed on the boat, explained the church, how and why the island was built and about the local sea captains. Very interesting talk and we wandered around this small island taking photos across the lake to the huge backdrop of mountains. I managed to capture a huge cruise ship on the bay with a local fisherman in his small craft together...the big and the small. Kotor the town also on the water, has high 4.5 km walls and a fort on the hill above.Here we also had an well informed and funny guide walk us through the stari grad,(old town). Then after we had a bit of a wander around, we had time to enjoy a lovely meal on a piazza. This was a day tour that I will remember for ages to come.
I highly recommend this trip. The mosaics at Risan are interesting; it's fun to be in the middle of a lake surrounded by mountains; and Kotor is fabulous. That's the problem, really. A day trip (including wasted hours at the border) is not really enough time, and Kotor, in particular is short-changed. [And another thing! I'd hate to be there when a cruise ship's in town.] The Kotor guide is interesting, but I suggest abandoning the party and wandering about by yourself. You won't get lost, and you will still see all the good stuff. You might even manage to climb higher than the church.
Montenegro's Kotor Bay is beautiful and well worth a visit. The stop in Kotor's old town allows enough time for both a lunch (although a bit late in the day) and sightseeing. The guide did a good job in general. However, the tour company needs to improve their logistics and routines, so that the guide is better informed about which tourists to pick up where. Extra phone calls had to be made to the office as information from the driver at the pick-up spot was misleading/incorrect about which tour company was booked and organizing the trip.
It was worth visiting montenegro. Bus was comfortable too and snack stops/ toilet stops appropriate. Would recommend if you want to go see montenegro, but it was no Dubrovnik! I didnt receive confirmation of where to get picked up for the tour so watch out for that...
Too rushed, landed in Kotor which is really interesting but tour guide was talking to us at 1.50 pm in middle of 32 degree heat when people had travelled since 8 with 1 toilet break and no lunch. Personally the roman remains could have been avoided and the fast track ferry could possibly have went to Kotor first and then did the our lady of the rocks and perast tour which was reallly good. The tour needs to consider travellers leaving so early and having ample breaks. The tour guide from kotor was quite politically minded, no problems with having a view but steered towards old Yugoslavia being good and maybe the new independance is not as great, Not really relevant to hear his opinion to a group.
A long day trip with many, many hotel pick ups and on a rainy day for us. The road is slow and to be honest the Roman Mosaics at Risan are not particularly spectacular. Kotor is beautiful but the time there was too short and with the complication of rain. quite disappointing. Lunch had to be fitted in to the relatively brief stop and the local guide really did spend too much time talking in what was supposed to be a brief overview. In hindsight we should probably have taken the alternative trip which takes in Budvar rather than Risan. Both tours also take in the Church of St George off Perast, well worth seeing. A long trip back dropping off yet again at lots of hotels. We felt that there were just too many people on the tour which was a full bus load coming from far and wide around Dubrovnik.
this trip was great but i found it quite boring at times too. Initially the coach had a few more french speaking tourists than english ones, and so suddenly the commentary became French with no english. but thankfully the tour guide changed that an hour into the trip.
There are 3 main stops, the 1st being some kind of roman mosaic tuins, unfortunately this was a pure waste of a stop. i love roman ruins, but these ones seemed pointless. The 2nd stop was to go onto the middle island, lovely part of the trip albeit very windy and cold.. and the 3rd part was in the old city - lovely little town and we found that the 3 hours we had there were more than enough.
Overall good trip - but i would say go for the day tour that includes Budva too!
Montenegro is a beautiful place, but this trip was a bit too much time on a bus for me. I had done the Mostar, Bosnia tour the previous day with another tour company and there were 9 of us on a small mini-van/bus so was very nice.
This tour was 2 large charter buses of people, so was very impersonal and hard to hear at times. I was on the bus that had the tour done in English and German, and there was another bus following us that had the tour being given in English and French.
Our Lady of the Rocks church was very pretty, but there were 3 or 4 groups of tours on the little island and again, the groups were split up into one big group for English and smaller groups for the other languages, so was a bit tight in the little areas of the church and unless you were right by the guide, you didn't get to hear what she was saying.
The tour in the city walls of Kotor was good and we had plenty of time afterwards to grab some food or wander around on our own.
Overall, there were a lot of gorgeous views along the way, but if you have the option, I would choose a tour of Montenegro that says "small group", so you're not just "a number".