Our clients consider this trip to be the best in our offer, so that’s the reason we named it this way. This is a great opportunity to feel old Montenegro and taste the traditional food in the mountain but close to the coastline and with a view of the Boka Bay and cruise ships…
We start the tour by a short drive to the first viewpoint above the Jaz beach, which belongs to the Budva Riviera. The Riviera is the most beautiful part of the coast, so we will stay here for a while visiting the old town of Budva and enjoying a panoramic drive to the island of Sveti Stefan, which is the most famous island on the Adriatic. From here we head to the hill to the city of Cetinje, the Old capital of Montenegro. After walking tour of Cetinje, we continue the panoramic drive to the village of Njeguša mountain where we will set a lunch break on your request. From the village, we head back to Kotor via a famous 25 serpentine overlooking the Bay of Kotor with a 4-5 photo pause to enjoy this enchanting view that is not easy to describe.
More about the tour:
We start this tour with a scenic drive from Kotor through Budva Riviera to Budva old town. The first photo stop will be above the Jaz beach. The beach was the venue of the concert of the Roling Stones and Madonna.
On the way to the old town, you will be able to see the Island of St. Nicholas which is the largest in the southern part of the Adriatic Sea. As a curiosity and attraction are the island’s deer that live here in a natural reserve. According to the legend…
Budva is one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic Sea. It is surrounded by ramparts originating from the XV century including a medieval fortification system with city gates, defense walls, and towers.
The Old Town of Budva was badly damaged in the devastating 1979 earthquake but was completely rebuilt. Today Budva is the center of nightlife in Montenegro so it is the most popular place for young people but the town offer fun for everybody.
The wider area around the city of Budva, along with the coast, is known as the Budva Riviera. Budva Riviera is the center of Montenegro’s tourism and is known for its sandy beaches and small villages. If you want to take a swimming break at the first class beaches of Budva Riviera is the right place for you.
During our stay in Budva, after the walking tour, we continue with the panoramic drive to St. Stephan island where we will do the photo stop.
Driving to Cetinje is approximately 40 minutes long, and belongs to a panoramic drive. The road leads to the interior of Montenegro. With a gazebo from the village Brajici through which the road passes is a magnificent view of Budva and Budva Riviera.
As we drive that way, during this tour, it can happen to see paragliders who use Brajici springboard/airfield with its 850meters altitude. Pause in the lookouts will take away more 5 minutes of our time.
Cetinje is known as the historical and cultural capital of Montenegro, and three buildings for which the city is most recognizable are Cetinje Monastery from 17 century, Njegoševa Biljarda (Billiard House) and the small church built for Royal family needs in 19 century.
Billiard House, the former residence of Petar II Petrovic Njegoš was built in 1838, is a place where a visitor can properly feel the time, circumstances and conditions in which the great Montenegrin secular and spiritual leader, poet, and philosopher, made his most important works.
Petar II Petrović Njegoš was a Prince-Bishop of Montenegro and the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan of Cetinje, a philosopher, and poet, whose work is considered responsible for the modernization of Montenegro. His most famous work ‘’Gorski Vijenac” (“The Mountain Wreath”) in Vienna was rated as “the ingenious creator of the manuscript”.
From Cetinje, we continue our trip to Njegusi village.
Njegusi is the village near Cetinje and it’s crucial for the history of Montenegro and strongly attached to Cetinje. In the village, there is a house of Bishop Petar Petrovic Njegoš.
About the historical importance of Njegusi to Montenegro, we could write for hours and it is not easy even to describe the magnificent view and the beauty of nature to modern tourists. This is a place you simply have to see, to experience, to taste.
The road to Njegusi was the only link with Cetinje and Kotor and with all Montenegrin coast. The road constantly rises and reaches an altitude of 1000 m height that provides fantastic views from this road to the “Bride of the Adriatic”. The view is hard to describe in words. Each serpentine, and there are 25 of them, presents a spectacular view of the breathtaking Boka Kotorska Bay.
During the trip, along with the way, there is also a restaurant which offers traditional food, brandy and wine. All are homemade and tasty. On your request, we can organize a snack/lunch stop here. This is not included in the price.
While coming down and nearing the end of our ride we will stop once at Trojica hill to take photos and slowly enter the city crowds of Kotor where our tour is finished.
The Old Town of Kotor is a well preserved medieval urban environment typical of the towns built in the XII and XIV centuries. A great number of historical monuments have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”
On your request, if you have extra time we can organize a short walking tour of Kotor for a small additional fee or/and visiting Perast town with or without Our Lady of the Rocks island.
Note: On your request, we could add a swimming time on Jaz beach. This would be perfect especially if you have kids in the group.