Expect an unreal combination of natural landscapes, close proximity to the sea and mountains, swimming in warm water and enjoying the views from a height in the same day. We selected all the jewels of the Montenegrin coast and combined them into a short but unforgettable 5-day tour. We will visit the UNESCO protected Kotor, the maritime city of Perast, admire the Boka bay from the boat and enjoy swimming inside the famous Blue Cave, visit the old town of Budva and end the tour with a visit to the largest open-air archaeological amphitheater in Montenegro - Old town Bar. Lots of natural beauty, medieval architecture, cultural heritage and tradition.
Key words: Kotor, Budva, Old town Bar, Lovćen, coastal Montenegro, multi day adventure, holiday package Montenegro
09:30 Meeting in Kotor, we will leave our luggage at the hotel and head on a 2-hour kayaking tour across Kotor bay. After the kayaking, we'll head on a short hike to San Giovanni fortress - the symbol of Kotor. From above, we can see the whole bay of Kotor. Let's go back to the hotel for change so we can discover Kotor on a walking tour along the old town with visits to its most important sightseeing points: The Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, the Catholic Cathedral of St. Tryphon, the Maritime Museum and the multiple squares (called "pijacete"), each of which has its own story. Lunch time in one of the local restaurants. Optional: Via ferrata in Kotor.
12:00 Enjoy free time in the morning before we go on an exciting speed boat tour to Perast, once the maritime center of this region. We will have a stop at the island in front - The Lady of the Rocks, famous for its interesting history and one of the most beautiful catholic churches in coastal Montenegro. We will take a short tour to the church and the museum on the island. The speed boat will take us inside the submarine tunnels, dating from World War II and then we will have a swim in the famous Blue cave. On our way back we will have lunch in Kotor.
09:00 Day 3 starts with breakfast and check-out, we head to Lovćen National Park via the old serpentine road. This panoramic road was the first cart road built in Montenegro. It is best known for its 25 sharp bends, i.e. serpentines. Today it is a tourist attraction with several viewpoints with magnificent view of the Bay of Kotor, one of the most beautiful bays in the world. We will visit Lovćen National Park with its amazing mausoleum - the eternal resting place of Montenegro's most beloved poet Njegoš. The mausoleum is located on top of Lovćen mountain (1660m above sea level) and there are exactly 461 stairs leading to it. At the time of its opening in 1974. it was the highest altitute mausoleum in the world. Lunch time. In the afternoon we will come down to Budva - the center of tourism. Check in and short city tour of Budva Old town.
Free morning - get a rest, enjoy breakfast or go for a swim at the nearby beach. We gather at 13.00h for a drive to Bar - the sunniest town in Montenegro. Today we are going to explore Old town Bar, an outstanding historic and archaeological site situated 4 km from the center. Old town Bar used to be full of inhabitants who were engaged in various kinds of trading, selling olive oil, salt, craftworks etc. One part of it - called Podgrad (Undertown), dates from the middle century, but is inhabited even today. There are several old inns and craft shops, as also two mosques and a catholic church. Outside of the fortification, in Mirovica, we are going to see "Stara Maslina" (The Old Olive Tree), one of the oldest trees on the entire planet that has been here for well over two millennia. Considering that Bar is the center of Montenegrin olive growing and that many families here have a long-standing tradition of producing quality olive oil, we will visit the Olive Queen estate of Novaković family. In this very authentic ambiance, we will taste local wine, olive oil, various local delicacies, all accompanied with a story about their long-standing family tradition and production techniques. Back to Budva.
09:00 Check-out and transfer to Kotor via Budva. Transfers to other locations can be arranged per request.