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Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

1. Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

Take a day trip to Montenegro and sail down the Adriatic Coast. See Boka Kotorska Bay, explore Kotor, and wander through Perast. Come across UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore Montenegro. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Dubrovnik and drive to the border crossing with Montenegro to climb aboard a boat and cruise to Kotor. Admire the Venetian port and defensive city walls from the water. Get breathtaking views of the fjord and learn more about the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. Enjoy free time to explore the monuments of the Old Town. Board the boat again and sail to the small town of Perast. Visit the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks on arrival, and get some free time for lunch in the beautiful town center. Stroll the streets to find Baroque palaces, Orthodox monuments, and other UNESCO World Heritage monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the stone defense towers that remain untouched, and follow in the footsteps of Russian czars and Venetian princes who sailed in Kotor Bay. Return to Perast by air-conditioned bus or minivan, and continue to Dubrovnik after the border crossing.

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From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

2. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Start your tour with complimentary early-morning pickup from your hotel or nearest possible location to your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Once everyone has been picked up, drive by coach to the Croatian/Montenegrin border crossing. After border control is done, enjoy a coffee break, at your own expense, before heading to the port, where you will embark on a boat to start your adventure. Your first stop is the charming town Perast. Here, enjoy some free time for a walk in the quaint beautiful streets with baroque palaces Then the boat will first take you to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks to visit the beautiful monument in the heart of the bay. From there, proceed to the old town of Kotor, the most important Venetian port built on this side of the Adriatic coast with impressive 4.5-kilometer-long city walls, that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Kotor is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and visiting this town is about more than beautiful views, it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. When you arrive, you will have around 2.5 hours of free time to see the most important monuments in the old town like St.Triphun Cathedral and Maritime Museum. Also, you will have time for lunch and if you like, to visit the walls and buy some authentic souvenirs. Return back to Dubrovnik from Kotor by air-conditioned bus. You will be dropped off from where you were picked up in the morning.

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Dubrovnik’s City Walls and Wars Historic Walking Tour

3. Dubrovnik’s City Walls and Wars Historic Walking Tour

For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was protected both by the diplomatic skill of its leaders and the walls and fortifications surrounding it. Facing constant threats from powerful enemies, the leaders and the defensive city walls held firm. This historic 2-hour walking tour will focus on the defensive and political challenges Dubrovnik faced, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. A local guide will bring you to the top of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and lead you around the mesmerizing city walls. Take in breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s port and Old Town, and visit landmarks vital to the political and defensive history of the city. Your guide will reveal why places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress were essential structures in the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. This tour is a highlight of any visit to Dubrovnik and will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history.

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Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

4. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.

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Montenegro Coast: Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

5. Montenegro Coast: Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Visit the Bay of Kotor, Kotor’s old town, and charming Perast on a small-group tour. Travel in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes coach as you explore the coast of Montenegro. The adventure begins after crossing the Montenegro border, starting with a drive around the spectacular Bay of Kotor. Arrive in the UNESCO-protected old town of Kotor – at one time the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic. Enjoy some free time to explore the old town and to walk part of the impressive fortification complex.  The final stop on the tour is the small city of Perast. Discover the charming baroque architecture during Venetian rule on the Dalmatian coast.

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Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

6. Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Your tour begins with a complimentary pickup from your hotel in Dubrovnik. From there travel to the border, 45 kilometers south of Dubrovnik. Once you make it over the border to Montenegro, your adventure starts.  Travel to and explore the small town of Perast. Take a boat to Kotor to begin your sightseeing cruise. First, visit a small man-made island in the middle of Kotor Bay: the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, one of the most important symbols of Montenegro with fascinating scenery and architecture.  Following a short visit, your cruise continues to Kotor, the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic Coast. UNESCO-listed since 1979, this town is surrounded by 4.5-km-long city walls and contains a fascinating Old Town.  Choose to climb up to the walls, visit the museums, walk the streets, or just enjoy having lunch in one of the great local restaurants. At the end of your experience, return back to Dubrovnik where your guide will take you back to your hotel.

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Dubrovnik: Private Elaphite Islands Speedboat Tour

7. Dubrovnik: Private Elaphite Islands Speedboat Tour

This private excursion by speed boat allows you to visit and explore the Elaphite Islands in the comfort and privacy of your group without time limitations and according to a suggested and flexible itinerary.  On your way to the islands you will enjoy a panoramic cruise around the Dubrovnik reefs surrounded by the crystal clear Adriatic sea. First you will visit Island Koločep. This island has beautiful beaches, luxuriant vegetation and two settlements. It is free of cars, surrounded by beautiful palm, orange and olive trees. It will surely take your breath away! The tour continues towards Lopud, the second largest of the Elaphite Islands. There you will visit the famous sandy beach in southern Dalmatia called Šunj. After a nice swim and some relaxation, take a ride to the other part of the island. You will have free time to explore and enjoy in the historical monuments like small pre-Romanesque churches and the local park known as the former garden of the villa from the 19th century. The next island is Šipan, the largest one of the Elafiti group. Characteristics of this island are luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation and citrus fruits. Stop in the old port of settlement, Suđurađ, where you can have lunch in a local tavern with local food specialties. Afterwards, spend your free time on a nice walk exploring the old summer houses of Dubrovnik nobility. On your return to Dubrovnik, enjoy the cruise with a speed boat and stop at one of the islands for a spot of swimming.

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Korčula Day Trip with Wine Tasting

8. Korčula Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Enjoy the most relaxing day trip from Dubrovnik, and the chance to explore the best of unspoiled Croatian countryside in only one day. Don't miss the chance to meet one of the best preserved natures in Croatia. Enjoy the unforgettable scenery, beautiful coastline, and picturesque vineyards, and discover the best Croatian red wine region and birth place of the famous traveler Marco Polo. Firstly, you will take a 1-hour drive to the north to the Pelješac peninsula. On the way there, you will see the countryside of Dubrovnik and be able to enjoy the view of wonderful nature and the Adriatic sea. Ston, the medieval town whose history dates back as far as the 14th century, is the first place you will visit on this tour.  Here stands the longest stone wall in Europe (5.5 kilometers), with narrow quiet streets, noble ancient houses and traces of ancient cultures scattered around. After visiting Ston you will drive to the port of Orebić,  where you'll take a boat to the island of Korčula. On the way to Orebić again you have chance to enjoy the beauties of unspoiled nature of the best Croatian red wine region. When you arrive to Orebić, you'll have a 20-minute long boat drive to the island. When on Korčula, you'll have time to visit the charming old town on the island, St.Mark Cathedral, the famous Marko Polo house, enjoy lunch on the sea promenade, or go swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic sea. When arriving back to the peninsula, you will stop at the winery for a wine tasting, and the lady there will tell you all about the best Croatian red wines. After the wine tasting, you'll drive back to Dubrovnik where the tour ends with a complimentary drop off at your hotel.

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Private Tour: Old Town, Konavle Valley and Sivi Soko

9. Private Tour: Old Town, Konavle Valley and Sivi Soko

Meet your private guide at Dubrovnik’s cruise ship port, then board your air-conditioned transfer vehicle and enjoy a leisurely journey to the idyllic Konavle Valley. Home to around 30 picturesque villages that have settled among the verdant natural beauty, Konavle Valley supplies the surrounding regions with fresh produce, meat and wine. As you travel, ask your guide any questions you have; the beauty of a private tour is that the commentary is tailored to your interests. On arrival in Konavle, head to a local winery and learn about the techniques that winemakers use to produce the region’s highly regarded wine, before sampling some of the local varieties and refueling with traditional Croatian snacks, such as cheese with homemade bread. After your wine tasting, return to your transfer vehicle and begin the scenic journey back to Dubrovnik. Stop off at Sivi Soko viewpoint on route for breathtaking views — and postcard-perfect photos — of Dubrovnik, Konavle Valley, Cavtat and the neighboring islands. Then, continue on to Dubrovnik Old Town. Follow your guide on foot, weaving your way through the maze of cobbled streets and narrow passageways. Hear of the area’s rich cultural and historical importance, and admire the quaint architecture of the UNESCO-listed area. See historical treasures such as Onofrio's Fountain and Sponza Palace. Amble past the Baroque Cathedral of the Assumption, which was reconstructed in the 18th century after an earthquake. Other top sights include the Church of St Blaise and Rector’s Palace. After exploring the Old Town, hop back inside your transfer vehicle and return to the port in time for your cruise departure.

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Dubrovnik Private Sightseeing Tour and Cable Car Ride

10. Dubrovnik Private Sightseeing Tour and Cable Car Ride

On this 6-hour shore excursion you’ll meet your private guide at Dubrovnik’s cruise ship port. Relax in an air-conditioned transfer vehicle on a leisurely drive to the base of Mount Srđ, the 1,352-foot mountain that towers over the city. As you travel, feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have. Board the cable car for a panoramic ride up Mount Srđ. Take in the stunning aerial views of the city and the Dalmatian coast as you ascend to the summit. When you arrive, gaze out at the jaw-dropping views from the 2 panoramic terraces. It is said that on a clear day you can see sights up to 37 miles away. Spend a few moments snapping photos, and then perhaps head to the snack bar or restaurant to refuel with a drink and some food (at your own expense). There is also a souvenir shop where you can buy gifts if you like. After exploring the summit you’ll ride the cable car back down to the base of Mount Srđ. Back on the ground, follow your guide to Dubrovnik Old Town. As you meander through the maze of cobbled streets and narrow passageways, you’ll learn about the area’s rich cultural and historical significance. See Onofrio's Fountain and continue past Sponza Palace. Walk across the main square to see the Baroque Cathedral of the Assumption, which was rebuilt in the 18th century, following an earthquake. Other highlights include the Rector’s Palace and the Church of St. Blaise. After the walking tour, you’ll board the transfer vehicle and return to the port in time for your cruise departure.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,422 reviews

Please book this excursion, if in Croatia. Montenegro was like visiting a fairytale land. My guide Alex was the best. I’m glad I got to have him as my guide. He drove his comfortable vehicle safely, he was courteous and I felt like he was enjoying the visit just as I was. You have to take your passport because you have to cross the border. I’m glad I took advantage of the opportunity.

Excellent experience with our wonderful and knowledgeable guide Marija who is quite passionate of what she does and did an excellent job. This is indeed a unique opportunity to discover another country in a nutshell and to know about the rich history of this region. I would strongly recommend her and thanks a lot for everything :-)

Going to Montenegro/Kotor is easy from Dubrovnik. The difference between the the 2 places is dramatic. The scenic slow pace of Montenegro vs the busy tourist destination that Dubrovnik has become. I would highly recommend taking this day trip.

Very nice trip, beautiful places, very experienced guide, complemented with a lot of history of the country. Small group buses, very comfortable and modern.

Amazing trip and very complete, able to visit two cities. Spent a wonderful day in Montenegro.