No cooperation from driver to work out details of tour itinerary in advance. Email and phone inquiries were met with brush off of “ we will deal with it on the day “
Despite assurances the driver would coordinate meeting and timing with another local tour who we had an activity planned with he did not arrange timing or meeting place well and afternoon activity plans fell through
He did not stay with us to ensure all went smoothly.
Knowledgeable about local area but not a licensed guide - no parking pass for dock or sights
Others in our group had much better value for less money and their guides listened and worked with their interests more than ours did.
It was an ok day but somewhat disappointing.
I didn't see this one coming while we were on tour. :) You and Mr. Jeff were all happy and smiling.
I understand that you're upset because para-sailing team didn't show up, but it wasn't my fault.
I called them after we separated (they said they were late) and even you talked to them personally on my phone...what else should I do?
The Bay of Kotor area is large and can be difficult to navigate without a vehicle. This tour is a comfortable way of experiencing the highlights of Kotor and coastal Montenegro.
Andro was our tour guide, and he was the surprise highlight of our day. He was extremely knowledgeable and a very competent driver. Not only was he able to provide us with an introduction to all the scenes and sites, but also gave us a unique insight into Montenegro as a country and as a culture. Our questions regarding the climate, industry, sports, history, etc were answered very thoroughly, and I personally gained a new appreciation of Montenegro alongside the other countries neighboring the Adriatic.
After arriving ashore, we exited the port area where Andro met us at the packing lot. He brought us first into Kotor Old Town, a historical center with roots tracing back to the Venetian empire. Afterwards, we drove to Perast, a scenic town beside the Bay; where we boarded a small boat to Our Lady of the Rocks, a small church situated atop a man-made island within the Bay. Andro then took us to Budva, another coastal city with an walled Old Town. Coming back, we stopped on the descending switchback roads to admire the view of the Bay. Finally, we were dropped off at the Old Town, where we were free to explore once more.
All in all, this tour is an excellent option for curious and/or adventurous travelers looking for a comfortable private tour. Expect to learn quite a bit along the way.
I booked this "tour" as a shore excursion during a recent cruise through Greece. Let me start off with the good. I received a message through Whatsapp the morning of how to notify the driver that we were on shore and ready to be picked up. I notified the main office and when we arrived on shore, the driver was there. A short walk later, we were enroute to Perast. Now comes the bad. Unlike drivers (who were actual guides) at other ports, there was minimal talking by our driver. Once we arrived at our destinateion, our driver let us off and told us the time to meet for a pickup. That's when we learned that he was really just a driver and not a guide. I confirmed with the office that indeed this was really a driver service and not a guided tour as their drivers were not licensed guides. We hired drivers in Italy when we did a cruise two years ago and had no problems because we knew we were paying for a driver and not a guide. However, the name of this excursion and the details where the driver is described also as a guide are completely misleading. Don't get me wrong, as a driver, our driver was fine. He just wasn't a tour guide as described nor was this a tour.
We took a shore excursion to Kotor after another couple on the same Pisa/Florence tour highly recommended it. We booked relatively last minute so we weren’t sure of availability. The tour was for us and my older parents. Our guide was fantastic! He accommodated my somewhat impaired mom while organizing my fairly long wish list for a trip that included all my must dos. My dad was so impressed with our young guide’s knowledge of history and the facts about his obviously beloved country. Viator NEVER disappoints! We were so happy we were given the info on the what to see by our new friends on the Pisa/Florence tour or we would have missed an incredible gem that ended up being our favorite port of call on our 2 week cruise!
Kotor was a stop on our cruise, and it was one of our highlights, thanks to Andro. He met us at our cruise for our 4 hour tour, wherein we saw the old town of Kotor, Peralst, Lady of the Rock, Budva, and the famous serpentine road.
Andro is a history buff, and peppered our walks and drives with interesting anecdotes and friendly banter. Communication with him was via Viator and WhatsApp, which made it easy.
He also own a company in Dubrovnik called Cheap Dubrovnik Tours, which i didn't get a chance to try, but would recommend based on my experience with him in Kotor.
Go with Andro- the other reviews were right - you can't go wrong with booking this.
As soon as we walked off the boat, Andro was waiting for us with our name on a sign and a short walk to the van and we were off. He took us around Kotor and local sights. He was great to listen to talk and had a lot of great information about his country and facts that we all loved to hear. We ended with a great drive up the mountain to get a panoramic view of the bay that was breathtaking and headed back into Kotor for a walk through the city before getting back on the cruise boat. Worth every penny and would recommend him highly. Thank you Andro for a great time in Kotor.
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Andro, who welcomed us at the cruise port with a big smile. We spent 4 1/2 hours touring the highlights of beautiful Kotor. Andro was an enthusiastic and passionate guide and shared many stories about the people and the culture. He made our experience one we'll always remember! We would have loved to spend more time together but had to return to the ship. Highly recommend this tour and hope to return to Montenegro in the future!
My husband and I took this private tour for cruise passengers and were met promptly at the dock by Andro. He was one of the best tour guides we have had. He suggested some major sites given our short time frame in port, but was completely flexible during the tour to cater to our wishes. He even found us a beautiful café with internet so we could video call our son on his birthday! This is a relatively small company, and the personal touch made the stop in Montenegro quite memorable for us. My daughter and I will be in Kotor this fall, and we are using this company again..... I would highly recommend them.