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Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik

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icon10 to 13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

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
  • 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dubrovnik
Pick up from selected hotels within Dubrovnik area.
Duration: 5 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Konavle
Passing through
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
St. Tryphon Cathedral
St. Tryphon Cathedral, Trg Sv. Tripuna, Stari grad, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330 Montenegro
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bay of Kotor
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.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
City Walls
City Walls, Kotor, Kotor Municipality Montenegro
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, Budva, Budva Municipality Montenegro
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dubrovnik
Drop off.
Duration: 5 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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Excellent tour!
Footprints729371
, Nov 2019
Daniela & Marco were excellent guides. Very personable and knowledgeable. Got to see quite a few sights in one day, and definitely recommend this trip package. Excellent value. Be sure to ask for Daniela as a guide!!
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Montenegro day trip
Curiosity228824
, Oct 2019
I was expecting this trip to be great but not necessarily excellent. It surpassed my expectations. The guide was average, but it is worth the trip for the amazing views. You definitely have enough time to climb up to the church or beyond and look down on the city. Allow a few more minutes to get down as the rocks are very slippery. The border crossing can take longer, so just bring some headphones to chill out during this part of the trip.
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Highlights
kuipersjen
, 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!!
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Beautiful...but
JessieFox
, 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.
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Montenegro
Navigate26920275284
, 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.
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Day Trip to Montenegro - Kotor & Budva
Piyter
, Sep 2019
Excellent - starting from hotel pickup, visiting Kotor & Budva. Guide and bus driver were excellent.
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Nice day trip
KatriL91
, 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.
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One day in Montenegro
moniqueb451
, 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.
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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.
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Montenegro
pic02013
, 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.

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