Private Tour Great Montenegro

BEST SELLING TOUR IN 2017

 

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 and traditional breakfast at Njeguši village. Next stop is conquering the exquisite Lake peak at 1.700 meters and visit to world’s highest mausoleum. Drive down to the Old Royal Capital Cetinje, lunch break and a scenic boat ride on the Crnojević River. For the end of the day we stop for a photo of the most famous island Saint Stefan. A full day of exceptionally memorable highlights.

Check why this tour is everyone’s first choice!

 

THINGS TO NOTE!

  • DURATION: up to 12 hours
  • INCLUDED: full day transport by mini-bus or mini-van, boat ride on the River of Crnojević, professional tour guide in English language
  • NOT INCLUDED: entrance fees (9€ total – two NP and mausoleum), food and drinks (breakfast 5€; lunch from 8€)
  • WHAT TO BRING: water, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, camera (warmer clothing for the mountain and months other than summer)
  • 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, Saint Stefan island photo stop

Recomended Itinerary

08.00 am Start from Kotor, photo stops along the serpentines

09.30 am Arrival at Njegusi village, breakfast break

11.00 am Visit to the mausoleum, Lovćen National Park

12.45 pm Arrival at Cetinje, walking tour

02.30 pm Arrival at River of Crnojević, lunch break

04.00 pm Boat ride, swimming (depending on the temperature)

05.30 pm Departure to St Stefan (via Cetinje), scenic drive above Budva

06.30 pm St Stefan photo stop

06.40 pm Return to Kotor

07.30 pm Finish in the Old Town of Kotor

THE ITINERARY CAN BE CHANGED ON CLIENTS’ REQUEST

SEE YOU ON THE TOUR!

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

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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.

We start from our meeting point at 8:00 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 with the road, in all its majestic beauty, Boka Bay spreads entirely below us. It is listed among the 25 most beautiful bays in the world.

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.

For all thrill-seekers, we have an optional stop for the scariest zip-line in Montenegro above the Bay, ask your tour guide if you don’t want to miss it!

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 - The most famous village in Montenegro - Njeguši

Along our winding road path we pass a number of original 300+ year old Montenegrin stone 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 09.30 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 RAKIJA 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 renowned 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 produce 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!

Lake Peak, 1.660 meters

Lake Peak, 1.660 meters

Master level of meditation

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 spring 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 1.00 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, King Nikola’s Palace, Court Church at Ćipur, and Biljarda (residence of Peter II Petrović Njegoš) where we enter to see concrete relief of Montenegro built by Austro-Hungarian army during WWI.

Church on Ćipur

Church on Ćipur

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 the 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 2.30 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 best known island in Montenegro, luxury resort of Saint Stefan for a photo stop!

Saint Stefan

Saint Stefan

Big attraction on the Riviera of Budva is Sveti Stefan. The former fishing village situated on a peninsula became an exclusive luxury hotel-town 50 years ago where non guests are not allowed to enter.

The island itself is natural, but the town at it was built for the first time in the 15th century to protect Turkish and pirate invaders from conquering.

We have just enough time to enjoy the beauty of the island and to caption it on a photo. Then, on our way back to Kotor we have possible drop-off stop in Budva for all who maybe want to end their tour here.

Bye bye St. Stefan! Time to go back to Kotor!

Bye bye St. Stefan! 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 Great Montenegro Tour around 8.30 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.

SEE YOU ON THE TOUR!

Comments(3)

  • 15.06.2019 AT 14:11:09  Reply

    Breathtaking Montenegro Special thanks to our driver Stefan and guide Nikolina for the wonderful and amazing 2 day tour we had with 360 monte- Great Montenegro tour and North Montenegro tour. Great experience and excellent way to see the beautiful landscapes and impressive natural wonders of Montenegro. Exceeded our expectations. Nina and Stefan are simply the best. Highly recommended.

  • 27.05.2019 AT 17:21:36  Reply

    Amazing trip, wonderful scenery and Milli was a brilliant guide. Knowledgable, funny and great company. We learnt so much about Montenegro's history, people and culture. A 'must do' trip for any visitor.

  • 27.04.2019 AT 19:11:18  Reply

    We booked the Great Montenegro tour, private for a group of 9. Everything was excellent! From pick-up to delicious lunch. Our guide Jelena was professional & fun and our driver (forgot the name) had a calm & secure driving style which made the serpentines a bit less scary. Our 4 year old was thrilled that she was allowed to drive the river boat. We would recommend this tour to all as a ”must” when visiting Montenegro. Thank you for the great day!

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