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    Great Montenegro Tour

    The BEST of Montenegro in a one-day escorted tour!

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    DURATION:up to 13 hours
    INCLUDEDfull day transport by mini-bus or mini-van, boat ride on the River of Crnojević, professional tour guide in English language
    • entrance fees (16€ total – two NP and mausoleum)
    • food and drinks (breakfast 5€; lunch from 13€)
    • Cable Car ride (13€), tips for guide
    WHAT TO BRINGwater, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, camera (warmer clothing for the mountain and months other than summer)
    • Old Austro-Hungarian road, Njeguši village, traditional breakfast, Lovćen NP, the mausoleum of Peter II Petrović Njegoš, Old Royal Capital Cetinje, River of Crnojević, traditional lunch, boat ride, Saint Stefan island photo stop
    • SPECIAL NOTE: Visti to Saint Srefan viewpoint might not be possible in July, August, and September due to traffic jams.
    CABLE CARIf the wind picks up during the ride the cable car might stop briefly. Not climatized
    Recommended for hotel and hostel guests

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    Experience one of the BEST Montenegro tours! Join us for a full day trip from Kotor and explore some of the must-see places in Montenegro.

    You will visit the lofty heights of Lovćen National Park, taking a Cable Car for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor, followed by a traditional breakfast at Njeguši village. Your next stop is conquering the exquisite Lake Peak (Jezerski Vrh) at 1700 meters (5577 feet) and visiting the world’s highest mausoleum. From there, you will visit Cetinje, an Old Royal Capital, followed by a lunch break and a scenic boat ride on the Crnojević River (Rijeka Crnojevića). At the end of the day, you’ll stop for a photo of the most famous places in Montenegro – St Stefan (Sveti Stefan). A full day trip packed with exceptionally memorable highlights.

    Welcome to Montenegro. Check why this tour is everyone’s first choice!

    Join us on an unforgettable journey as we explore the majestic Lovćen National Park. Our adventure begins with an ascent to the lofty heights of Lovćen Mountain, where you’ll take a Cable Car ride – witnessing breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor (Bokokotorski zaliv). This area is not just a feast for the eyes but also a highlight of all Montenegro trips, offering a unique perspective on the region’s natural beauty.

    After soaking in the views, we’ll head to the charming Njeguši village for a traditional breakfast, immersing you in the local culture and cuisine. Njeguši, nestled within Lovćen National Park, is renowned for its smoked ham, giving you a taste of authentic Montenegrin flavors.

    As we continue, the tour conquers the exquisite Lake Peak at 1,700 meters (5577 feet), visiting the world’s highest mausoleum. This spot is a must-see for anyone doing tours in Montenegro, offering unparalleled views and a deep connection to Montenegrin history.

    Our journey then takes us down to the Old Royal Capital, Cetinje. Here, you will have a walking tour, before embarking on a scenic boat ride on the Crnojević River – one of the highlights of Skadar Lake National Park. The River of Crnojevic will be our, much needed, lunch stop.

    Towards the end of our day, we will take you for a picture-perfect photo stop, at one of the most famous places in Montenegro – St. Stefan. This is a bucket list place, for anyone planning on touring Montenegro.

    Our tour is everyone’s first choice for experiencing the best of Montenegro, and it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re looking for day trips from Budva, Kotor, or a comprehensive Montenegro excursion, our Great Montenegro Tour offers it all.

    Full day trip overview

    9:00 AM – Departure from Kotor and Cable Car ride:

    We start from our meeting point at 9:00 am – our office in the Old Town of Kotor. To reach the amazing views of the Bay of Kotor and conquer Lovćen Mountain, we will take the Cable Car. This ride overlooks the famous Old Austro-Hungarian serpentine road from 1884, offering spectacular views – an unforgettable start to an amazing day and a highlight for those looking for the tour from Kotor to Lovćen.

    *Please note that due to the weather conditions it might not be possible to take the cable car. Instead, we will take an old serpentine road – making stops along the way, capturing incredible views of Boka Bay.

    Kotor Bay, listed among the 25 most beautiful bays in the world, is a majestic sight as we continue our journey. It’s a perfect spot for those interested in Kotor to Skadar Lake tours or simply wanting to capture the essence of Montenegro’s natural beauty.

    After admiring the magnificent Bay of Kotor, our journey over the slopes of Mount Lovćen takes us to Njeguši. Here, on the winding roads lined with 300+ year old Montenegrin stone houses, you’ll see a rural lifestyle that remains untouched by time.

    10:30 AM – Arrival at Njeguši Village and breakfast:

    At around 10:30 am, we invite you to enjoy a traditional breakfast at Montenegro’s oldest restaurant, established in 1881. Don’t miss the complimentary RAKIJA shot, a strong local brandy, to start your day in true Montenegrin style.

    Noon – Visiting Lovćen National Park:

    Finally, we ascend to the Lovćen peaks, driving through the National Park to reach the famous Lake Peak (Jezerski Vrh). The journey is a key feature of our Great Montenegro Tour, perfect for those seeking the best of Montenegro tour experiences.

    When the statue in Lovćen National Park was completed in 1974, it stood an impressive 4 meters high and weighed 29 tons, symbolizing the grandeur and history of Montenegro. The ceiling of the mausoleum, adorned with a golden mosaic made from 200,000 gold pieces weighing a total of 18 kg, adds to the awe-inspiring experience for visitors on day trips from Kotor and Budva.

    As we leave the mausoleum, a breathtaking birds-eye-view of Montenegro’s mountainous terrain unfolds before us. This view, encompassing 70% of the country’s rocky terrain, is a highlight for photography enthusiasts and is one of the best viewpoints in Montenegro. It’s the perfect opportunity for a memorable jumping photo at Lovcen’s viewpoint.

    1:45 PM – Cetinje Walking Tour:

    Continuing our journey, we descend from Lovćen towards the historical and culturally rich Old Royal Capital, Cetinje. This part of our day trip from Kotor offers insights into Montenegrin history, heritage and culture.

    Upon arriving at the Old Royal Capital, you will delve into the heart of Montenegrin history. Founded in the 15th century, Cetinje is not just a stop on our Great Montenegro Tour but a journey through time. The town showcases the nation’s cultural and Orthodox religious heritage through its authentic Montenegrin architecture and significant historical monuments.

    During our walking tour, we’ll explore the area where the Monastery of Cetinje, King Nikola’s Palace, the Court Church at Ćipur, Biljarda, and the residence of Peter II Petrović Njegoš are located. This part of the tour is particularly enriching for those on Montenegro trips, seeking to understand the country’s history.

    3.30 PM – Arrival at the River of Crnojević:

    Next, we head towards the Crnojević River, a must-visit place on Lake Skadar. The journey to this wild and natural oasis reveals Skadar Lake, the largest lake in the Balkans, and one of the jewels in Montenegro’s crown. This area, 70% of which is in Montenegro and protected as a National Park, is a haven for birds and fish, making it a must-see for nature lovers and those in love with bird watching.

    As we lose sight of Skadar Lake, the enchanting Crnojević River comes into view, offering some of the most picturesque scenes in Montenegro. To reach the River of Crnojevic, we will fist make a stop at one of Montenegro’s most famous postcard places – Pavlova strana viewpoint.

    Upon arrival, we will have our lunch stop by the tranquil river. It is a refreshing experience, especially during the warm summer months. The local cuisine here is a real treat, so savor the flavors and regain energy before jumping in on a boat ride down the river.

    The boat ride along the Crnojević River, directly feeding into Skadar Lake, gives us a glimpse of the lush vegetation, water lilies, and dynamic birdlife characteristic of the lake. This experience is an integral part of any Skadar Lake National Park tour, providing an immersive natural experience.

    6:30 PM – St. Stefan:

    As the day draws to a close, around 5.30 pm, we make our way towards the renowned island and luxury resort of St. Stefan in Budva. A major attraction on the Riviera of Budva, Saint Stefan’s history as a fishing village turned exclusive hotel-town is fascinating and a perfect for a short trip getaway!

    After capturing the island’s beauty in photographs, we offer an optional drop-off in Budva for those who wish to conclude their day trip from Kotor there. The journey back to Kotor, filled with reflections of the day’s adventures, is a serene experience, especially as we drive along with the sunset.

    We aim to complete our Great Montenegro Tour around 8:30 PM, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for Montenegro’s rich heritage and natural beauty.

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    See you on the Great Montenegro Tour!


    The BEST of Montenegro in a one-day escorted tour! We’ll visit the lofty heights of Lovćen Mountain taking a Cable Car for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor, followed by a traditional breakfast at Njeguši village.

    Due to windy weather, Cable Car rides can be canceled and instead we will take an old Austo-Hungarian road to reach the Njeguši village.
    Noon: Lovćen National Park and visiting the Mausoleum

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