Great Montenegro Tour

Recommended for hotel and hostel guests

BEST SELLING TOUR IN 2016

 

OVERVIEW

The BEST of Montenegro in a one day escorted tour! We’ll take you to the lofty heights of Lovćen Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor, Adriatic and surrounding towns and mountains. Followed by a visit to the Old Royal Capital Cetinje, a scenic boat ride on the Crnojević River and onward to Budva’s Old Town, surrounded by beautiful beaches. A full day of exceptionally memorable highlights  

Check why this tour is everyone’s first choice!

 

THINGS TO NOTE!

  • PRICE: 39€ PER PERSON
  • required: 4 people minimum, everyone can participate
  • duration:up to 12 hours
  • INCLUDED: FULL DAY TRANSPORT by mini-bus or mini-van, boat ride on the river of crnojević, PROFFESIONAL TOUR GUIDE IN ENGLISH
  • NOT INCLUDED: ENTRANCE FEES (5€ TOTAL – np and mausoleum), FOOD AND DRINKS (BREAKFAST FROM 3,5€; LUNCH FROM 7€)
  • what to bring: water, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, camera
  • highlights: old austro-hungarian road, Njeguši village, traditional breakfast, Lovćen Np, mausoleum of peter ii petrović njegoš, old royal capital cetinje, river of crnojević, traditional lunch, boat ride, old town of budva

Meeting point is in front of "360 Monte" Travel Agency office in the Old Town of Kotor.

To check exact location on a map, please click HERE.
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We start from our meeting point at 8:30 am. 

In order to reach the amazing views of the Bay of Kotor and conquer Lovćen Mountain we take the famous Old Austro-Hungarian road from 1884. The road has 25 serpentines and each one will lift us up higher for a better view. After a short ride we pull over for a photo stop at the 5th serpentine to hopefully capture the morning sunshine above the Bay of Kotor.

As we continue up the road the majestic Bay of Kotor panorama spreads out below us.

The Bay of Kotor and its secondary sections are listed among the 25 most beautiful bays in the world. It’s often referred to as the Europe’s southernmost fjord. You’ll now fully understand why!

Old Austro-Hungarian Road

Old Austro-Hungarian Road

Our second photo stop is at the 25th serpentine, where from about 1.000 meters above sea level you can capture truly breathtaking photos.

Great Montenegro Tour - Boka Bay view from 25th serpentine – Deep morning thoughts: What’s for breakfast?

Boka Bay view from 25th serpentine – Deep morning thoughts: What’s for breakfast?

After admiring the magnificent Bay of Kotor, we continue our Great Montenegro tour over the slopes of Mt. Lovćen to reach the most famous village in Montenegro - Njeguši, where the best prosciutto (smoked ham) in the region is produced.

Great Montenegro Tour - Another regular morning at the village Njeguši

Another regular morning at the village Njeguši

Along our winding road path we pass a number of original 300+ year old Montenegrin rock houses. Don’t be surprised to see cows and goats grazing, resting, running around or even blocking the road in the surrounding fields and slopes.

Around 9.30 am everybody should be ready for a short breakfast/snack at the oldest restaurant in Montenegro - first opened in 1881.

Prosciutto time!

Prosciutto - traditional smoked ham of Montenegro

Prosciutto - traditional smoked ham of Montenegro

But before you grab a bite, your guide will invite you to enjoy a free traditional RAKIA shot (strong local brandy), just to start your day off better

After a short rest and excellent traditional food, we’ll be ready to continue our Great Montenegro tour towards the Lovćen peaks. In order to conquer this "Sea of rocks", we’ll drive through the National Park of Lovćen and reach the well-known Lake Peak located at the altitude of 1.660 meters.

Mt Lovćen, Lake Peak

Mt Lovćen, Lake Peak

Statue of Peter II Petrović Njegoš, golden ceiling in the background

Statue of Peter II Petrović Njegoš, golden ceiling in the background

On top of the second highest and imposing peak of Lovćen sits the officially highest mausoleum in the world - where the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš rests in peace.

After climbing 461 steps, we’ll finally get to see the huge statue of the ruler made by world renown sculptor Ivan Meštrović.

This art masterpiece was made from one piece of granite, which originally weighed 50 tons!

When the statue was finished in 1974, it stood 4 meters high and weighed 29 tons.

The ceiling is covered with 200,000 gold pieces that together produced one spacious 18 kg golden mosaic.

As we leave the mausoleum on the opposite side, we’re offered a birds-eye-view of 70% of the entire mountainous and rocky land area of Montenegro.

Time to capture a famous jumping photo!

Statue of Peter II Petrović Njegoš, golden ceiling in the background

Master level of meditation

After climbing and jumping around we’ll have a rest during our scenic drive from the mountain towards the Old Royal Capital Cetinje. On our way down we’ll be passing Ivanova Korita village, which possesses the only fresh water springs in the entire Lovćen range.

This devil sign is completely unintentional, Štirovnik peak in the background

This devil sign is completely unintentional, Štirovnik peak in the background

Around 1:30 pm we arrive at Cetinje, which was first founded in the 15th century. It is a town of immense historical heritage. It became the center for Montenegrin life through being both a cradle of Montenegrin culture and Orthodox religious center. The authentic Montenegrin architecture will serve as a time-machine that will take us through its rich history.

Detail from one villa at Cetinje

Detail from one villa at Cetinje

Aligned with bright colored houses we’ll also see former embassies from the past century proudly decorating the main street of this royal city. During the walking tour the guide will lead you through the most important monuments that are distinguished by their beauty and historical relevance - Monastery of Cetinje, Biljarda (residence of Peter II Petrović Njegoš), King Nikola’s Palace, Court Church at Ćipur, etc…

King Nikola's Palace, Cetinje

King Nikola's Palace, Cetinje

After forming a basic picture of Montenegrin history, we continue towards the Crnojević River for some astonishing photo shots, scenic boat ride, and, a timely lunch break!

On our way to this wild and diverse natural oasis, the biggest lake in Balkans appears – Skadar Lake (70% in Montenegro, fully protected as National Park - 30% balance being in Albania). Known as a refuge for birds and fish, this place offers a unique insight into Montenegrin wildlife.

River of Crnojević, one of most famous pictures of Montenegro

River of Crnojević, one of most famous pictures of Montenegro

Heading from the heights of Lovćen towards Skadar’s crypto-depression we lose the lake from our sight -- but no worries - soon you’ll be charmed by a flowing river which captures one the most popular postcard views in Montenegro.

Our 3 pm lunch stop with a quiet river view is refreshing, even in summer months when the temperature of the river rises.

River Town with Danilo's Bridge from 1853.

River Town with Danilo's Bridge from 1853.

After enjoying delicious local food we proceed to our scenic and relaxing boat ride. As the Crnojević River contributes directly to Skadar Lake, we’ll get the sense of the similar lush vegetation, water lilies and dynamic bird life as if we were at the lake itself.

The best unlabeled wines in Montenegro are made in Skadar Lake region... As you can see from our smiles.

The best unlabeled wines in Montenegro are made in Skadar Lake region... As you can see from our smiles.

If you were wondering why you were bringing your swimming suits – we believe that you got your answer

Everybody cannonball jump!

After enjoying delicious local food we proceed to our scenic and relaxing boat ride. As the Crnojević River contributes directly to Skadar Lake, we’ll get the sense of the similar lush vegetation, water lilies and dynamic bird life as if we were at the lake itself.

Voting not to come back on the boat

Voting not to come back on the boat

It’s already 5:30 pm and time to hit the road towards the queen of all beaches and night life of Montenegro – Budva.

Old Town of Budva

Old Town of Budva

Budva is by far the most visited destination in Montenegro, attracting domestic, Russian, Serbian and other Eastern European tourists with its shiny Old Town, bars, nightclubs and beaches consisting mostly of pebbles and sand.

The fortifications of Budva are typical of the medieval walled cities of the Adriatic, complete with towers, fortified city gates and a citadel.

Old Town of Budva

Old Town of Budva

After paying attention and being occupied for the entire day, you have definitely deserved an hour of free time to spend as you wish:

  1. walking tour with the guide through the Old Town of Budva - visiting the main sights
  2. relax and swim at the city beach just next to the walls of the Town, or,
  3. Free time for shopping

Meeting point is determined by the guide depending on the type of vehicle.

Bye bye Budva! Time to go back to Kotor!

Bye bye Budva! Time to go back to Kotor!

7.30 pm is the right time for tour reflections while driving along with the sunset towards Kotor. We’ll finish our Grear Montenegro tour around 8.00 pm.

When applying, please consider that due to summer traffic jam and unpredictable delays on sights, the returning time could be later than proposed.

We always do our best to respect the time schedule.

Thank you.

Itenerary

08.30 am Start from Kotor

09.30 am Arrival at Njegusi village, breakfast break

11.00 am Visit to the mausoleum, Lovćen National Park

01.30 pm Arrival at Cetinje, walking tour

03.00 pm Arrival at River Crnojevića, lunch break

04.00 pm Boat ride

06.30 pm Arrival in Budva, walking tour/swimming/free time

07.30 pm Return to Kotor from Budva

08.00 pm Finish in the Old Town of Kotor

SEE YOU ON THE TOUR!

For booking or any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

info@360monte.me

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