The view of St. Stefan island in Budva, Montenegro.

    Hey! Welcome to Kotor. Now that you have decided to spend some time in this beautiful medieval town, let us help you in exploring its surroundings with our Top 5 Day trips from Kotor.

    Enjoy your stay!

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    Check out our take on Top 5 Tours from Kotor.

    1. Kotor Cruise – the Best Boat Tour from Kotor!
    2. Great Montenegro Tour – Best Selling Tour in Montenegro!
    3. North Montenegro Tour – All in one day & our guest’s top recommendation!
    4. Tara Rafting – An all-inclusive experience!
    5. Montenegro hiking – Experience the trails of Durmitor !

    1. Kotor Cruise – The Best of Boka Bay & Blue Cave!
    Guests enjoying their time on our boat tour from Kotor

    Ready to Relax & Unwind? Kotor Cruise is here to provide you with a unique opportunity to explore the Bay of Kotor and its stunning natural beauty.

    Designed to take you on a cruise around the entire Kotor Bay, this Kotor boat tour offers breathtaking views of the small medieval villages and the surrounding, fjord-like, mountains from the water.

    As we cruise the Bay, you will have the chance to admire the beautiful medieval villages of Kotor; Prčanj & Stoliv being the most prominent. Next, we’ll cruise past Perast and its islands continuing our boat tour towards the open sea – making our first swim stop!

    A perfect way to cool off in the crystal-clear waters and soak up the sun on the sun deck.

    One of the highlights of our Kotor Cruise boat tour is visiting the famous Blue Cave. Here, we are making a 20-30 min stop. Jump in, go for a swim inside the cave, and explore its stunning blue water. From the Blue Cave, we are off towards the old Yugoslav submarine tunnels, providing an exciting glimpse into the area’s history.

    After an exciting morning, lunch break  in the beautiful Porto Montenegro awaits. Enjoy delicious local cuisine and relax before the afternoon activities.

    Next, we’ll visit Perast’s Our Lady of the Rocks[1] , a small island with a beautiful church that is said to be built on the remains of a shipwreck. You’ll explore the island with our guide and learn about its fascinating history.

    From welcoming drinks & fresh fruits, swim stops & highlights of Boka Bay, our boat tour presents the most unique way to relax & unwind, all while experiencing the natural beauty and history of this part of Montenegro!

    See you on Kotor Cruise

    1. Great Montenegro Tour

    Tour guide and guests enjoying their time at the highest mausoleum in the world, atop Mount Lovcen

    Perfect choice for a day-trip! A bit of hiking, a boat ride and swimming, culture & heritage, two national parks…all in a single day!

    Great Montenegro Tour starts from Kotor and from the get go a choice to make! Should you take an Old Austro-Hungarian Road, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Boka Bay, or the Cable Car – providing you with the same experience, but from a different perspective. Either way, the group will gather at the top and continue together.

    Welcome to Njeguši, our first official stop will let us get to know (and try!) some of the most traditional Montenegrin products (Njeguši Prosciutto – Njeguški Pršut, and Njeguši Cheese).

    From Njeguši, we will head towards Lovćen National Park, where you’ll visit the highest mausoleum in the world, dedicated to Petar Petrović Njegoš II. Visit to the mausoleum, Njegoš’ tomb and a viewpoint is a must! So, let’s hike a few steps to reach the mausoleum.

    Next up – Cetinje, an old royal capital of Montenegro! Here, your guide will take you on a walking tour and learn about Cetinje’s rich history & heritage. From there, we’ll continue towards the River of Crnojević – stopping at ‘’Pavlova Strana viewpoint’’ to take some postcard memories, before arriving and having a lunch break.

    Off for a boat ride! After lunch, we will take a boat ride, making a swim stop amongst River’s beautiful water lilies, admiring the beautiful scenery & enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

    On the way back, we’ll stop above St. Stefan to take some shots of the fantastic sunset – making it, yet another, personal postcard from Montenegro. Finally, we’ll return to Kotor. If you’re not tired, we highly recommend paying a visit to Resto Bar Taraca for a dinner & a glass of wine, all while reflecting on your unique journey and the stunning natural beauty of Montenegro.

    3. North Montenegro Tour

    The view of Black Lake at Durmitor National Park

    The North Montenegro Tour – a full-day adventure taking you through some of Montenegro’s most breathtaking landscapes. This tour is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers to explore some of Montenegro’s most stunning locations – and is also our guests’ top recommendation!

    After leaving Kotor, making a few photo stops along the way & having breakfast to kick-start our day properly, we’re off to visit Durmitor National Park. Here, two out of three tour highlights await!

    The Black Lake[2]  – just before our lunch break,we are heading towards the lake with some free time to explore around. Its serene beauty and reflective waters, nestled amidst the rugged peaks of Montenegro’s Durmitor mountain range and its striking dark hue, offers one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes of the Balkans. From there, Tara River Bridge & Canyon! Zip-line across & enjoy spectacular views or Tara River flowing beneath.

    Welcome to the deepest canyon in Europe!

    Third highlight of our North Montenegro Tour is visit to the Ostrog Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Balkans. The monastery is carved into a cliff face, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Here, you will explore the monastery’s stunning frescoes and learn about its fascinating history.

    Throughout the tour, you’ll have a chance to taste some of Montenegro’s most delicious specialties and learn about the country’s rich cultural heritage. Our knowledgeable guides are committed to providing you with a personalized and memorable experience making our North Montenegro Tour, our guests’ top recommendation!

    Book your North Montenegro Tour experience & explore Montenegro’s wild beauty with us.

    4. Tara Rafting

    Guests taking a photo before starting their Tara River Rafting

    Tara River Rafting in Montenegro. So much to experience! Our Tara Rafting tour is an all-inclusive experience aimed at anyone wishing to experience the adrenaline rush of white-water rafting.

    The tour will take you on a ride down the Tara River, known for its crystal-clear water and stunning scenery. We will take you on a lifetime journey in the heart of the Tara River Canyon – the deepest one in Europe.

    Once at the camp & after breakfast, you’ll be provided with all the necessary equipment, including a wetsuit and helmet, and an experienced river guide to accompany you. Depending on the time of the year, our Tara Rafting tour will welcome you with different levels of rapids, catering to visitors of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced rafters. As a thrilling experience that you will surely remember, our whole day tour from Kotor is sure to stay as one of the best experiences of your trip.

    Along with the adventure, you’ll also have the opportunity to admire the stunning natural beauty of the Tara River Canyon and, according to some, the best food Montenegro has to offer! Let us know what you think! Check our Tara Rafting tour & Book your spot today!

    See ya!

    5. Montenegro Hiking: Durmitor NP & Prutas Hike

    Guests on our Durmitor Hiking Tour taking a break at Mount Durmitor

    Montenegro is a country of stunning natural beauty, and there’s no better way to experience it than by hiking through the Durmitor National Park. Our Montenegro Hiking tour is perfect for anyone in love with the outdoors and hiking who wants to explore the rugged peaks, pristine lakes, and stunning vistas of Durmitor National Park.

    This full-day and all-inclusive tour from Kotor will take you through some of the most beautiful and untouched parts of the Durmitor National Park. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide, pointing out the park’s unique flora and fauna, helping you capture picture-perfect moments along the way.

    As we start our Durmitor hiking experience, we will take well-marked trails through its rocky terrain. The Prutas hiking trail is challenging in parts, but visitors will be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

    The hike continues through the park, taking visitors past some of the most amazing landscapes anywhere, with panoramic views of its peaks, lakes…

    At the end of the hike, a reward! Stunning views spanning far and wide, of the park, the surrounding mountains and most of Montenegro’s territory.

    Last, but certainly not the least –  let’s not forget the food! You’ll get the opportunity to experience amazing homemade food, which will particularly come in handy after a long day of hiking.

    So ready your hiking boots & join us for a Montenegro Hiking adventure!

    With wishes to reach your peak,
    360 Monte team!

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    By 360 Monte, April 2023