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Montenegro full day tour

Miles and miles of sandy beaches meet mountain highs covered with snow

Montenegro – small country that lies on southeastern Europe. Capital of Montenegro is Podgorica (former Titograd). Republic extends on 13812 km2 with 1000 000 citizens. Although small in territory Montenegro offers a huge diversity in its tourist offer, highly developed winter and even more developed summer tourism.  

Being close to Dubrovnik one can visit Montenegro as a full day tour.

Leaving Dubrovnik we continuo South to border crossing Karasovici, it takes approx 40 min drive. The moment we cross the border the scenery changes completely, and on our left hand side high mountains rise up higher than 3000 m above the sea level. We drive through Igalo, Herceg Novi, Kamenari until we reach Perast.

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Perast is a picturesque village in the vicinity of Kotor known for its beautiful palaces and high church tower testimonials of a golden period from 15th to 18th century when Perast blossomed. We will take a short walk to the pier where we will embark the boat to sail to Our Lady of the Rock islet, an artificial island created by bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks. According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and Child on the rock in the sea on July 22, 1452.  Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea is alive even nowadays.

Sail continuous than to Kotor, pleasant sail offering magnificent view of the bay and high mountains.

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At the entrance to the Old Town of Kotor we will meet with the local guide who will takes us for a walking tour discovering rich history of Kotor. St Tripon’s cathedral and Maritime museum are included in tour. Insiders tip for a time at leisure - don’t miss the open air market J

Tour takes us than to Budva. It is considered to be one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, built 2000 BC. Today Budva is a famous tourist center of Montenegro, visited by thousands of tourists, surrounded by luxurious hotels (James Bond was shot hereJ). Upon arrival to Budva guide takes us on introductory tour followed by some free time.

Do not think you can leave your cameras for a rest on the return, there are more photos to take, especially when we reach village of Lepetane.

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Verige strait is the narrowest entrance to Bay of Kotor which we will cross by ferry from Lepetane to Kamenari. Bear in mind that official currency in Montenegro is EUR so before you leave Dubrovnik make sure you have some on you.
Kotor open air market – homemade cheese with peppers or with herbs are delicious and can be found there. Also smoked ham is definitely a MUST to try Pastry shop Forza in Kotor offering the best cakes in Montenegro Mogren beach in Budva, take a swim while enjoying the view on ancient city walls