44 reviews of Small-Group Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik
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Reviewed by Sandra H, September 2012
First rate trip prompt pick up, driver had other pick up problems (not his Fault) kept us in the picture. Loved the stops in Montenegro, weather great, driver gave excellent reviews and suggestions for our short trip. Good value for money.
Reviewed by Janice Y, August 2012
Excellent tour with a knowledgable guide. We were delayed in the morning by late comers and late cancellations. Hence, the guided tour in Kotor was extremely rushed. We didn't walk around Budva as we sat down for a very enjoyable lunch and chatted with others in the group. All round value-for-money tour that brings you to key locations in Montenegro. Our driver was brilliant. He has contacts that allowed us to skip queues at the check-points. Very helpful!
Reviewed by Alyssa H, August 2012
We went with a local company, Super Tours, who were quite good - comfortable bus, friendly guide. The only unpleasant parts of the day were due to forces outside the company's control, such as rude guests. The tour itself was thorough and informative, stopping at 4 lovely destinations and enlightening us to the culture and politics of Montenegro, a gorgeous and interesting country. The local guide in Kotor was late, but turned out to be worth the wait with his animated commentary of this delightful old town. I do wish we had more time in Budva, and if you get the chance to spend an afternoon and night there on your own, take it. Overall, the day trip was well worth it and very enjoyable.
Reviewed by Cyril A, July 2012
The good thing about this trip is that it is indeed "Small Group". We met the other Blue Tour that had 4 big buses.
Our guide was particularly nice.
What you see on the tour is not bad, but I thought Dubrovnik was nicer anyway. But a good way to get a taste of Montenegro in a short period of time (actually the tour lasted for around 9 hours not the 11 stated, probably because we were lucky at the border).
Reviewed by RichU, November 2012
Tour group had 11 people, larger than I expected for a small group day trip (our small group Bosnia tour had 6 people in a minivan verses being in a small bus). The stop at Perast was nice. The stay in Kotor city was WAY too short and the lunch break/visit in Budva was WAY too long. Lunch break should have been in Kotor city with 1/2 hour to 1 hour in Budva. The stop to look at Sveti Stefan (Luxury Hotel) was short but a complete waste of time. Kotor city was the primary attraction on this tour but our time there was completely taken up with the very fast-paced tour and NO time to wander the city on our own. After Kotor city, Budva could have easily have been skipped. The guide was very good, as was the local guide for the Kotor city tour, but both were constrained by the time-frames they were given.
Reviewed by Frank, USA, October 2012
Didn't have enough time to explore Kotor or Budva. Should have had at least two hours in each city.
Reviewed by Nellytemps, October 2012
If this is the only chance to see Kotor and the surrounding Montenegro coast it is worth doing. Both the driver and guide were good, given the tight schedule they were to follow. This tour attempts to cover too much in the time available, and a tour that only went as far east as Kotor would have been a better option. There was a lot of repetition of information especially by the local guide in Kotor, and became quite tedious and time consuming and consequently cut time available for free time and the tour of the Kotor cathedral (included in our ticket). Be wary of the recommended restaurant in Budva, although the food was exceptionally good, the service was slow and again left very little time to explore the old town.
Reviewed by Mikey64, September 2012
Scenic drive through Montenegro with visits to Kotor and Budva. Kotor was interesting but found our guides English a little disjointed so difficult to follow and left insufficient time to explore Kotor. Budva has been taken over by Russians (literally) but Old Town was OK. Tour rep Jelena was pleasant and helpful but driver seemed to keep arguing with her along the way and was overly regimental with visit timings. Montenegro is difficult to do independently without stopover and probably best to stick with organised tour but as an independent traveller found it a little disappointing.
Reviewed by howard s, August 2012
It was a good way to get to Montenegro for a short visit, but it wasn't as interesting as we had anticipated. A long ride to and from Dubrovnik. Kotor was more interesting than Budva but out tour with local guide there was limited because of time constraints. Perast was not much to see. Would have like longer time in Kotor. Ferry back was so much better than the bus the whole way.
Reviewed by Yichun O, August 2012
It is too rush. We don't have enough time to vist it.
Reviewed by Marcos G, July 2012
If you like beach landscapes and some historical small cities, this is your trip, though the trip goes too fast and you don't have a lot of time to see the cities more than 1 hour. nd several places that are offered, in the end, are not visited like Risan. So be careful if you care about that.
Reviewed by helloworld, July 2012
Poor guide who doesn't speak proper English. Only tell us facts which we can google online, none interesting stories. We got a trainee driver who stalls the engine so many times, though it didn't have much impact on the trip. There was too much time on the bus and too little time to tour the attractions, in addition a few attractions as advertised wasn't covered. Average trip.
Reviewed by Canadrian, February 2013
Train drivers to drive smoothly. Ensure guides speak/understand English to relay true info. Provide walking tours AT sites instead of while driving (particularly if guests are sleeping and to prevent compromising safety) with free time to wander after. Limit practices such as smoking to other places.