This enchanting day trip takes you over the Croatian border and into Montenegro, a gem of a country boasting some of the world’s loveliest coastal scenery as well as a rich historic legacy.
Drive through lush countryside to the Gulf of Kotor, with its clear deep water, plunging mountains and gorgeous beaches.
Visit the ancient town of Risan to see a marvel of a Roman villa with wonderfully preserved mosaics.
Take a short boat trip across the sparkling waters to a 17th century with some of the finest wall paintings in Eastern Europe.
Then visit Kotor, a UNESCO-protected town that despite its turbulent history is one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic.
Make sure you take a camera because this is a day tour full of visual delights from start to finish.
Your memorable Ancient Montenegro Day Tour From Dubrovnik adventure begins when you are picked up at one of several convenient locations in Dubrovnik. On this 10 hour tour, you will discover the natural beauty and rich historical and cultural heritage of Montenegro.
Drive through charming countryside and pretty villages to the Gulf of Kotor, a glorious stretch of coastline with lovely beaches, clear waters backed by magnificent mountains. The Bay of Kotor, one of several magnificent bays within the Gulf, has been named as the 7th most beautiful bay in the world.
You will visit the coastal town of Risan, which traces its origins to an ancient Illyrian settlement in the 4th century BCE. Risan was also important in Roman times and your guide will show you a Roman villa with exceptionally well preserved mosaics from the 2nd and 3rd century AD.
Then take a short boat ride from the shore town of Perast to a tiny island to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks. This 17th century Baroque church houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe.
On returning to the mainland, enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful town of Kotor, one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic, and now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by the Romans, Kotor developed in the Middle Ages into an important commercial and artistic centre with renowned schools of masonry and iconography.
One of the most famous landmarks in Kotor is the St Tryphon Cathedral. The original church was constructed in the 8th century, according to the records of the Byzantine Emperor. A new church, built in 1166 AD, was subsequently damaged during the 1667 earthquake and then restored.
After your guided tour, you will have time to stroll around Kotor on your own before starting the return journey. On arrival back in Dubrovnik you will be dropped back at the starting point.
picked up from hotel on time, very informative. border crossing could be a very long wait in high season! scenery stunning at lake and Kotor is a must. overall trip is a must d...HELEN KELTER
My daughter, aged 20, and I really enjoyed the trip. Guides were knowledgeable, scenery fantastic and we learned a lot....Mrs Lesley Emery
This tour was excellent. I would recommend it to everyone. The drive to Montenegro was stunning and Kotor is incredible. The tour host was very informative and organise...Miss Sophie A Horsburgh
31 Mar - 04 May: Thursday
05 May - 14 May: Tuesday & Thursday
15 May - 09 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
10 Oct - 13 Oct: Tuesday & Thursday
14 Oct - 20 Oct: Thursday
Approx 10 hours
Pick-ups start from 7:10am and the tour starts at 9:00am. Exact pick-up time will be advised upon reconfirmation.
Your hotel (or other designated pick-up point) in Dubrovnik.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
The tour ends at the pick-up point
Don’t forget to bring a camera! Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Carry a bottle of water, sun block and a hat.
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, please call the number on your voucher at least 48 hours in advance to confirm your departure time and location. Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to the guide upon boarding.
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