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  • Location:Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Visit Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik, and discover the delights of the tiny country that’s said to be one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. With a knowledgeable guide, travel around the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Bay of Kotor, through Cetinje, and then enjoy free time to explore the scenic town of Kotor and Budva on your own and at your own pace. On the way back, cross the Bay of Kotor by ferry to capture some of the region’s postcard-perfect views.


  • Day trip to Montenegro from Dubrovnik, including Kotor and Budva
  • Learn about Montenegro’s colorful history from a guide
  • Swoon over the Bay of Kotor’s views, and travel through Risan and Cetinje
  • Make the most of free time in the must-visit cities of Kotor and Budva
  • Explore at your own pace and check out sights such as the Cathedral of St Tryphon
  • Cruise back across the idyllic Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site

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What You Can Expect

Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik

See the sights of Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik!

Start your day at Gruz Port, or with a pickup from your Dubrovnik hotel, and then chat with your guide on the way out of the city, toward Montenegro. The sights that dot the eastward route are just as captivating as the country’s eventful history. So, sit back, enjoy the views and learn about Montenegro's past and present from your guide.

Your first standout sight is the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed landmark and one of Europe’s southernmost fjords. Look out over the butterfly-shaped bay from the comfort of your coach, and soak up the views of the water, flanked romantically by mountains, hills and a number of pretty settlements, too.

Travel through Risan, one of the oldest towns on the bay, and hear how Queen Teuta of the Illyrian dynasty retreated here during the Roman invasion. From Risan, continue to beautiful Kotor, a UNESCO-listed town and your first stop of the day. Hop out of your coach, and enjoy free time to explore tucked-away piazzas, see the sights and perhaps find a cafe for lunch. Don’t miss the must-see Cathedral of St Tryphon or the handsome city walls. All entrance fees and food throughout the day are at your own expense.

After exploring Kotor, travel along the steep slopes to Cetinje, and enjoy a brief stop along the way in the village of Njeguši. Pass through Cetinje, the one-time seat of Montenegrin rulers, and then stop in the town of Budva, known for its charming Old Town and beaches. Look out over Aman Sveto Stefan, an exclusive island resort, as you enter the town, and then make the most of more free time in Buva itself. Admire glitzy yachts in the marina, or relax on one of the sandy beaches. How you use your time is up to you.

In the late afternoon, meet your guide for a ferry ride back across the Bay of Kotor. Then, finally, return to your coach for a drop-off at Gruz Port or your Dubrovnik hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

No complaints, the mini bus they picked us up in was new and clean, the driver and tour guide were both great. Montenegro was interesting to see, the tour was a day well spent. I would book through Viator again, no problems.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour to Montenegro was wonderful. It was an excellent way to visit a new country and explore a few of the cities. We had an awesome tour guide, Danielle. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot from her and definitely enjoyed our day! Would recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a scary drive but the breath taking view was worth it,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well coordinated. Spectacular sights. Comfortable bus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Despite the most horrendous rain the guide remained upbeat, informative and made the trip very interesting. The driver was amazing under testing conditions. Okay we didn't get to see all the views but it was extremely atmospheric and quite a unique day out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

interesting tours, good guides: perfect

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a great trip. Mya was a great guide and provided a lot of useful information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent. A very interesting trip, a very good guide and a proper price. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Montenegro is a beautiful and interesting place to visit and Viator created a wonderful tour of the country. We especially loved the time spent in Kotor!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome bus tour from Dubrovnik to Montenegro. Pick up around 7 AM and drop off around 7 PM. About 5 stops first one to have coffee and use restrooms, second for a photo opp, third in the beautiful city of Kotor where we wished we had more time, fourth in a small village for a snack, and last in the beach town of Budva. The bus driver was such a good driver, navigating up the windy mountain roads, and he let me use his car charger when my smartphone ran out of battery! The guide was great, very informative and funny too. I would definitely recommend this tour!

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