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

Highlights

  • 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 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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Early start but at least u get a full day trip. Our Driver and Guide Joseph were lovely and Joseph was very
informative without being boring. How our driver manage to negotiate the winding roads leading up to the mountains - not for the faint hearted . All the stops in Montenegro were very good but would have liked to have had more time in Budva to explore. Kator was superb a very interesting medieval town. All in all I would recommend this trip to see another part of Croatia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a beautiful scenic drive through the mountains of Montenegro on our way to Kotor Bay to visit the walled city of Kotor. There was more beautiful scenery as we continued our tour to the small village of Njegusi for lunch, then onward to the ancient town of Budva. Again, our tour guide did a great job of giving us the history of each area we visited. We would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We really enjoyed this tour and thought the itinerary was great-particularly going up some of the mountain roads above Kotor. All in all very professional and well run! Good guide and driver, good transport and our pick up and drop off went smoothly. Would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Exellent !!! Full day trip with a very experient guid, beautiful views - highly recommended !!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an excellent day trip to Montenegro. Montenegro is absolutely beautiful. We really loved Kotor and the Serpentine Road is breathtaking. The tour operator was really well organized and resourceful. Our guide was excellent, his way of presenting trivia, insights and relevant jokes made our journey even more enjoyable. And last but not least, the driver was pretty experienced and skilled, specially on the Serpentine Road, he knew exactly what he was doing.

Our money well spent. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour! Our guide Joseph was very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Although a long day it was worthwhile . I enjoyed visiting Budva and Kotor and the scenery was spectacular. All credit to the guide and driver who made the trip enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

the trip was up front about being a twelve hour day and it was long. However, through the travel up, across and down Montenegro we got a good look at the country and the narration was excellently done by a most positive, engaging person.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

stunning day, amazing tour guides and driver. You will see so much and learn so much on this trip. Good down time so you can explore where you want. We managed to find quiet places for a delicious sea food lunch and cold beer, very affordable. This trip exceeded our expectations and would do it again.

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