This day tour involves visiting all the places of historical importance for Montenegro like Rijeka Crnojevica, Cetinje and Njegusi but on another side, we have some of the most popular sites in Montenegro, Budva Riviera and Kotor old town.
However, during our gathering, we will make a lot of nice pictures and enjoy the beauty of the country dating back, in some regions, to the Middle Ages. This tour also provides the best experience of all the beautiful landscapes of Montenegro.
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Let’s start this way...
After you meet with our representative at the agreed location we’re going on the 30-minute ride to the old town of Budva. Our first photo stop during this day trip is made in Budva Riviera. Budva Riviera is the center of Montenegrin tourism and is known for its sandy beaches and nightlife.
In addition to its natural beauty, bay, islands and beaches, Budva is rich in historic monuments. The Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of cultural heritage.
In Budva, we stay for an hour. Then, we have an hour drive through the village Brajici, above Budva Riviera, where we stop a few times to enjoy the view and make a few more photos of Budva, St. Stefan and Budva’s beaches.
While driving towards the town of Rijeka Crnojevica and climbing to the inside of Montenegro we can see fortress Kosmač erected by the Austrians on the border crossing between Austria and Montenegro in the nineteenth century.
Rijeka Crnojevica is a picturesque place where like nowhere else we see an amazing connection between history and nature. The town was once the strongest market in this part of the Balkans.
From this small forgotten town, we're going to Cetinje, Old Royal Capital of Montenegro.
Cetinje, as the capital of the country over the past five centuries, was and remained a cultural and educational center of the Montenegrin state.
Because of its authentic architecture and a large number of historic buildings, relics, monasteries, churches, and museums, the city was named "museum city"
One of the most important Orthodox monasteries is settled here in the town. Cetinje Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery, built in 1701.
After a 40-minute visit to Cetinje, where you can have a free walk, it’s time to move towards Njegusi, the native village of Petar II Petrovic Njegoš and other great figures of the Petrovic dynasty. The panoramic drive will take about 2 hours.
Njegusi is far known and for its Montenegrin specialties that are characteristic of this region. Visiting one of the famous restaurants you could visit the smokehouse and try local brandy, wine and beer but traditional specialties, cheese and prosciutto. If you would like to make the reservation please note that in your request. Than you.
Most interesting about this ride is the famous 25 serpentines leading back to Kotor bay. Each of those serpentines provides a breathtaking and spectacular view on Boka bay and Njegos`s mausoleum on Mount Lovcen which is one of 5 National Parks of Montenegro. Beautiful views are always the most difficult to describe and how that barely manages many poets we'll just leave that part of the story as a surprise for you.
The road will lead us to Kotor. The old town of Kotor is a medieval place with a history dating from over 1000 years B.C. It is also known as a maze town because of the intertwined streets and small Italian-like piazzas with interesting names and stories throughout. If you get lost, which is not uncommon, look for one of three entrances. The walls inside tell the tales of many nations who came to conquer them. And their presence is still visible in the architecture. Cobblestoned streets, staircases, churches and cathedrals, rustic cafes and restaurants blend in subtle symbiosis hard to resist. Old town Kotor is one of those places which takes through time or transcends to the next spiritual level. Since 1979- the Kotor old town is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List which makes it one of the most unique towns in the world.
- Meeting with the guide in front of the Kotor cruise port main gate/hotel or at the specific address
- Drive to Budva Riviera with a photo stop above Jaz beach
- Walking tour of Budva old town
- Panoramic drive over Budva Riviera with a photo stop with a view of almost complete Budva Riviera
- Panoramic drive over river Crnojevica with a view of Skadar Lake
- Short visit to the Rijeka Crnojevica town
- Short walking tour of Cetinje old town
- Visiting Monastery of Cetinje
- Panoramic drive to Njegusi village
- Optionally lunchtime and visiting the smokehouse owned by the local restaurant in the village (not included in the price)
- Panoramic drive above Boka Bay via famous 25 serpentines
- Kotor walking tour
- End of the tour