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Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia
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10 to 13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 2 more


From Dubrovnik, visit off-the-beaten-path Montenegro, a diminutive southeast European country that boasts big things: the UNESCO-World Heritage-listed Bay of Kotor, the walled seaside town of Budva, and the eye-pleasing city of Kotor, situated within Europe’s southernmost fjord. Have some free time to explore Kotor and Budva on your own and then enjoy a ferry ride across the Bay of Kotor on your way back to Dubrovnik.
  • 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
  • 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
Begin the full-day trip to Montenegro at Gruz Port, Dubrovnik’s ‘new’ port, located in the northern part of the city, or start with a pickup from your hotel. As the comfortable air-conditioned coach snakes along the gorgeous seaside highway in a southernly direction, enjoy the views of the shimmering sea and learn from your guide about the history and culture of Montenegro.

After crossing the border, encounter the Bay of Kotor, flanked by towering craggy mountain and dotted with bay-side medieval villages. Ride through Risan, one of the most ancient settlements on the bay. Learn how how Queen Teuta, monarch of the Illyrian dynasty, once fought off the mighty Romans. From there, ride on to gorgeous Kotor, a UNESCO-protected town tucked away within a fjord. In Kotor, enjoy free time to explore the Cathedral of St. Typhon or the city walls.

Hop back on the bus and after reaching the medieval walled seaside town of Budva, hop off the bus and take some more free time for exploring. Lounge on the beautiful beach, wander the streets, sit down for a seafood lunch (at own expense), and gawk at the plus-sized yachts in the marina.

In the late afternoon, reunite with your guide. After a short bus ride north, board a ferry for a trip across the Bay of Kotor. Finally, get dropped off back at Dubrovnik’s Gruz port or at your hotel in Dubrovnik.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the typical group size?
Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 15 travelers.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 10 to 13 hours long.
What languages is this tour offered in?
This tour is offered in German, English, French.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
, Oct 2019
Great way to see the highlights of Montenegro. It has so much natural beauty and Kotor has amazing scenery and really nice Old Town. If you are in shape I would highly recommend walking the steps to the fortress the views are incredible. I would however take the steps to the top and take the same route back down...the path on the other side is quite treacherous. And for sure don’t do it in inclement weather the stones would be so slippery...some people wearing sandals were slipping on a dry sunny day when we were there. Have plenty of patience at the border....because it takes a long time and it just is what it is but you will relax more if you know this and just bring a book along or listen to music:) All in all a great trip!!
, Oct 2019
The parts of Croatia and Montenegro we saw during our trip were beautiful. There were breathtaking views throughout our journey and interesting old sites to visit. The trip around Kotor Bay was picturesque, with majestic mountains and endless water to gaze at. Kotor Old Town has lots of gift shops and things seemed very inexpensive (we had three drinks in a cafe for under €5) Budva is very pretty, again with lots of gift shops and delicious looking restaurants (we saw a place that had strawberry, banana and chocolate pizza!). You can walk a few steps right to beach from the old town. We had expected the tour to include some more historical information about the sites we visited. Our guide gave us a lot of information on the bus about Montenegro generally but we like to learn about the things we are looking at as we see them. We would have preferred more time in Budva and less in Kotor old towns. Crossing is the border is boring. It takes at least 1.5hours in each direction. I know we got off lightly and we realise this cannot be avoided but it would be good if this time was spent learning about the places being visited on the trip or building some rapport between the group. It would be good if there was something in the advert to tell you to bring something to do while you are waiting. Also to explain there is no working toilet on the coach (rather than a bucket). We also noticed that people were made to feel a bit guilty if they were the last back to the coach, even if they were still early. On the whole the trip was worthwhile (our group has spilt views about whether we would go again) but it is a very long way to go on a coach for one day, so our advice is to be prepared (with activities and treats!). Thank you for taking us.
, Sep 2019
Awesome day and well looked after by our tour guide and bus driver. Adaptable on where to go first so that it wasn’t so crowded.
Day Trip to Montenegro - Kotor & Budva
, Sep 2019
Excellent - starting from hotel pickup, visiting Kotor & Budva. Guide and bus driver were excellent.
Nice day trip
, Sep 2019
The Montenegro day trip from Dubrovnik was really good considering that it is just a DAY trip. We saw quite a lot, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and views were gorgeous. The only thing that I would complain about is that they really should inform people on the reservation page that during the summer's high season crossing the borders takes A LOT of time. Like three hours both ways, just waiting in the bus. So the length of our trip was something like 16 hours, not 11/12 or whatever they say on the web page.
One day in Montenegro
, Aug 2019
Great day trip! It's a long day but worth it. We found we had time to do everything we wanted in Kotor and Budva. A little longer in Kotor and less time in Budva would be better but still we had a great day. Our guide was good and helpful, good balance of info and time to ourselves.
Great day out
Mrs Dorinda J
, Aug 2019
The day was exactly as described. The local tour operator contacted us and confirmed pick up time at our hotel. We were collected promptly and driven to meet the coach. We had a lovely knowledgeable guide with us all day, although as expected, we were left to explore on our own in Kotor and Budva. Kotor was the obvious place for lunch, so we could have done with a little longer to explore, but it was such a warm day that getting back to the air conditioned coach was welcomed (and we did have time to wander and visit part of the walls and a coup!e of churches). Recommend for a snapshot of Montenegro.
, Aug 2019
We loved our trip to Montenegro, Elite Travel did an excellent job and I would recommend them to anyone. Well organized, excellent guide and driver. Kotor was amazing and we wish we could of stayed a full day just there, the stop after was a beach resort with a small medieval town as well . We loved the full day trip. Bus was very comfortable with air cond that worked very well, on a scale of 1-10 I give it a 10 . Thank you for a memorable and fun experience.
Breathtaking Views
, Aug 2019
Coach picked us up from the Port and off we headed to the border. We were thru within 20mins and then stopped for a toilet break and snacks at a garage. The views from the coach were amazing, such beautiful scenery. We arrived at Kotor first, beautiful town but we felt lost as there was no-one to actually guide us around and explain what exactly we were looking at. According to our coach guide, Croatian guides can't guide in Montenegro so we were taking to the entrance and told to meet back at the coach at a certain time. We had longer in Kotor but the guide advised us to wait and have lunch in Budva. In hindsight this was not a great piece of advice. Off then to Budva. The guide then advised us on a restaurant to have lunch in, she said it was quick and very good food, I think it was called Jadran. The food was alright but once it was served and eaten there was no time to see around Budva, so I would recommend eating in Kotor and use your time to view Budva. Lastly, we mistakenly booked this tour, after many hours of searching different options and found unfortunately this one does not allow for an optional boat trip to Our Lady of the Rocks island. Overall the coach trip was very easy, the scenery breathtaking and we had a lovely relaxing day.
Montenegro day trip
Angela B
, Aug 2019
Really enjoyed this trip. It had stunning scenery and I really liked Kotor. The only thing is you have to wait a bit at the Montenegro border control. There is plenty of free time to see both city's we went to and enjoy the food and shopping. Make sure you have euros for Montenegro.Our guide was very nice and very informative.

Product code: 2562MN

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