This day tour involves visiting all the places of historical importance for Montenegro. For that reason, in this description of the trip, we will be more devoted to history.
However, during our gathering, we will make a lot of nice pictures and enjoy the beauty of the country dating back, in some regions, to the Middle Ages. This tour also provides the best experience of all the beautiful landscapes of Montenegro.
After you meet with our representative at the agreed location we’re going on the 30-minute ride to the old town of Budva. Our first photo stop during this day trip is made in Budva Riviera. Budva Riviera is the center of Montenegrin tourism and is known for its sandy beaches and nightlife.
In addition to its natural beauty, bay, islands and beaches, Budva is rich in historic monuments. The Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of cultural heritage.
In Budva, we stay for an hour. Then, we have an hour drive through the village Brajici, above Budva Riviera, where we stop a few times to enjoy the view and make a few more photos of Budva, St. Stefan and Budva’s beaches.
While driving towards the town of Rijeka Crnojevica and climbing to the inside of Montenegro we can see fortress Kosmač erected by the Austrians on the border crossing between Austria and Montenegro in the nineteenth century.
Rijeka Crnojevica is a picturesque place where like nowhere else we see an amazing connection between history and nature. The town was once the strongest market in this part of the Balkans.
From this small forgotten town, we’re going to Cetinje, Old Royal Capital of Montenegro.
Cetinje, as the capital of the country over the past five centuries, was and remained a cultural and educational center of the Montenegrin state.
Because of its authentic architecture and a large number of historic buildings, relics, monasteries, churches, and museums, the city was named “museum city”
One of the most important Orthodox monasteries is settled here in the town. Cetinje Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery, built in 1701.
After a 40-minute visit to Cetinje, where you can have a free walk, it’s time to move towards Njegusi, the native village of Petar II Petrovic Njegoš and other great figures of the Petrovic dynasty. The panoramic drive will take about 2 hours.
Njegusi is far known and for their Montenegrin specialties that are characteristic of this region. Visiting one of the famous restaurants you could visit the smokehouse and try local brandy, wine and beer but traditional specialties, cheese and prosciutto.
Most interesting about this ride is famous 25 serpentines leading back to Kotor bay. Each of those serpentines provides a breathtaking and spectacular view on Boka bay and Njegos`s mausoleum on Mount Lovcen which is one of 5 National Parks of Montenegro. Beautiful views are always the most difficult to describe and how that barely manage many poets we’ll just leave that part of the story as a surprise for you.
After 1 hours drive, we arrive in front of the walls of the Old Town of Kotor and prolong towards the town of Perast. Perast is a sleepy baroque city not far away from Kotor. The most beautiful buildings of this small city were built in 17 and 18 century.
Especially interesting is an island near the city named Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela), the only artificially constructed island in the Adriatic Sea and church on the island, built in 1667… On your request, we can organize visiting the island.
This day trip we are finishing near Old Town of Kotor. A great number of historical monuments have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”…K