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Book this exciting day trip to up-and-coming Montenegro with a private guide and you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable travel day. Montenegro, off-the-beaten-path for many tourists, boasts some beautiful seaside towns. Explore Budva, Kotor and Perast, learning about their history and what’s happening in current day Montenegro from your knowledgeable guide. And come with your bathing suit because there’ll be plenty of time to take a dip in the sea. 


  • Full-day private tour to Montenegro from Dubrovnik
  • Enjoy guided tours of Montenegro’s scenic coastal towns: Perast and Kotor
  • Take a boat ride in Perast to see Our Lady of the Rocks church, if you wish
  • Visit Kotor’s St Tryphon Cathedral and learn about its Romanesque architecture from your guide
  • Spend time at leisure in Budva and then cross the UNESCO-listed Bay of Kotor by ferry

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Admire the Bay of Kotor on a ferry ride!

Begin the tour by getting picked up at your central Dubrovnik hotel and then head out of the city via comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the view of the Adriatic and the Dubrovnik Riviera and the rural Konavle region, as your guide drives the van and gives you background on the history of Montenegro, a diminutive and overlooked Balkan country. 

After crossing the border, ride along the coast roads, which curve around bay after bay. Admire the beautiful Bay of Kotor, Europe’s southernmost fjord, and stop in the village of Risan for a photo opportunity and to stretch your legs. 

Later, hop out of the van to explore Perast. Stroll the streets and learn about the devastating earthquake that rocked the village in the 1970s, destroying much of the medieval town. Take in some of the Gothic and baroque buildings and then get on a boat to cruise out to a tiny island to check out the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks (at own expense). 

After a boat ride back, get back in the van and ride to Kotor. The walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fun stroll. Pop into the Cathedral of St Tryphon and take some time to explore on your own. If you're  feeling adventurous, walk up the 1,350 steps to the Castle of San Giovanni. Hint: it offers an amazing view. 

Travel south  and stop at the island of Sveti Stefan, once a medieval fishing village, linked by a short isthmus to the mainland. It is now a luxury hotel. 

Finally, head on to Budva, a walled city on the sea, sort of like a mini Dubrovnik. Drink in the views of the sea and take some time to relax on the beach or walk the narrow lanes inside the walls. 

After some free time to explore, meet the guide at the prearranged time and start your journey back to Dubrovnik. Enjoy one last delight– a ferry crossing along the Bay of Kotor –— and then finish your tour in the late afternoon back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Irene Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We enjoyed this day tour to Montenegro very much. Our guide was friendly, informative and attentive. His driving skills were excellent and safe. The seafood restaurant was well chosen.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Wonderful tour, and since it was a private tour we were able to adjust the timing to suit us. Also our tour guide was great!

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Nice trip. Driver Ivan was awesome. make sure you have lunch in a local seafood restaurant. Oysters, shrimp and mussels are excellent

Tommy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very knowledgable and professional driver/guide and very happy with the day tour.Scenery beautiful and would definitely recommend the trip to others.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Really enjoyed our day exploring the sights in Montenegro. Our guide, Borris, was great - very friendly, informative and a good driver! It was a nice side trip from our Dubrovnik vacation.

Steven S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was an extremely good tour. All stops are very interesting places, good views! The guide was perfect.

Shai V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was great! Ivan was the most wonderful tour guide. He is so knowledgeable about history and his English was great! We were able to spend enough time in each place. We wanted to go to the beach in budva but there was literally no open seats (not the tour company and #39;s fault).

Gillian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This trip was amazing, and Ivan, our guide, was superb - gave so much information about the history both recent and distant as well as the culture and local customs. It was worth every penny and I would recommend to anyone.

Nicole H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing tour with a fantastic guide
I would highly recommend this private tour. Alex was our driver/tour guide was extremely professional and very knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout the trip. The tour itself is lovely with stunning views of the mountains, sea and lake. The town of Kotor is lovely to wander around and the trip from Kotor to Budva is quite spectacular.
Alex certainly went above and beyond the call of duty when my boyfriend forgot his backpack at a restaurant in Budva which we only realised when we got back to Dubrovnik hours later. Alex assured us that we would get the backpack back and contacted the restaurant and arranged for it to be given to the tour guide in the area the next day. Alex then personally ensured that we got the backpack back the following evening.

Leisha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful trip! A private tour is the way to go. Our guide, Aleksandar, was wonderful -very funny and informative. Since it was a private tour, we were able to determine how long we wanted to stay in each location. The border crossing was very quick. Great way to learn about the area. Highly recommend.

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