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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.
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.
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".
Very poor organisation, with no allowance to cope with transfers during extreme wet weather. No coffe break during the morning .
This tour was not as good as the other Viator tours we have been on. We found the organisation not as 'slick' as the others and there was a lot of driving. The scenery was beautiful but the hold up at the Croatian border (for no apparent reason) for over an hour sitting in the hot bus was very annoying and this has apparently been the case for the last 3 months. It spoilt the day making us late for everything. After a break at the beginning of the trip there was no toilet or drink stop until we reached Kotor and did the guided tour - over 3 1/2 hours later. We were too tired and hungry to appreciate this lovely medieval town. Our time there was shorter than planned- very disappointing as the reason we chose this tour was for the extra time here. The visit to the Roman mosaics consisted of one excellent example of mosaics and pictures held up to show the others that were not there- I think they were being restored and the guide was very hard to understand- not worth the time. Unless you have extra days I wouldn't recommend this tour based on our experience.
The beautiful country was practically ruined by this awful tour. There ought to be a big warning that the coach used is an outdated model with NO FUNCTIONING AIR CONDITIONING in the middle of summer. Issue raised with Viator customer service completely ignored. Very disappointed.