Old montenegro and Lipa cave tour
This tour will enable you to see the most beautiful part of the Montenegrin coastline, the tourism metropolis, that is, a part of Budva Riviera and its old town, then Lipa Cave. After that, you are going to visit the historical centre of Montenegro with its capital, Cetinje and you will see its mountainous, rocky landscape. You are going to taste Montenegrin smoked ham and cheese as well as local wine and enjoy the breathtaking view of Boka Bay. The landscapes you will pass through will literally leave you speechless.
After we have met you and introduced ourselves, we are getting into the car in front of the port's gate or your hotel/apartment and start our tour. While driving towards Budva, we are going to stop twice, to let you enjoy and take photos of the stunning panoramic view of the beach Jaz, the old town of Budva and another sandy beach – Slovenska beach. The beach Jaz hosted many worldwide famous stars like Madona, Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz and others, and in 2015, according to the site Lonely Planet, it was declared the most beautiful beach in Europe.Then we go down to the Old Town. During our walk through the town and its narrow streets and squares, you will hear about its history, 3500 years long and its cultural and historical monuments. We are also curious to hear your opinion on the intertwining of ancient and modern style in this town.
After the visit to the Old Town we continue our trip and very soon we get to the road which goes up the hill. There is another place you can enjoy the view from and take photos. Then we go on, continue towards Lipa Cave. In this cave, nature created playful and unique forms of cave ornaments (stalagmites and stalactites) that leave an unforgettable impression on visitors. The temperature inside the cave is between 8 and 12 °C. After the cave, we continue towards the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro and city museum of Cetinje, a place where the state of Montenegro was established. A specific feature of the town is the fact that it was never conquered by the Ottoman Empire, although they had attacked and burned it numerous times. Montenegro managed to raise and recover ant it was declared the independent monarchy in Berlin, in 1878, at the same time surrounded by other great, mighty countries. In Cetinje, we are going to visit the museum – the palace of King Nikola, which is well preserved and houses an impressive collection of silver and gold orders, weaponry, ethnographic and art collections and a lot of other things which would be hard to find even in some European museums. We are also going to visit the Cetinje Monastery, which once was the spiritual and political seat of Montenegro and today it's a sanctuary. Here we are going to take a break, for a coffee and a snack. After Cetinje, we continue towards the village of Njegusi, mainly through the rocky landscape known as „rocky sea“. We are going to take a break here, in a traditional restaurant „Zora“, whose owner is at the same time, the manufacturer of smoke-dried ham and domestic cheese, as well as other meat products, so you will have an opportunity to visit the ham smokehouse and of course, to taste this speciality and cheese made of cow's milk.
Afterwards, we continue our tour and reach the place that has a breathtaking view even for us, local people, and that's why this tour is not recommended to those who are afraid of heights, but if you want to get that fear over, it's a perfect place. From there, we drive towards Kotor slowly, towards the place where we first met. This is where our tour ends. If you have more free time and you are willing to see more things, we can also go for a short walk around the Old Town of Kotor, which wouldn't be charged additionally.
Notes:. To enter the monasteries and churches you only have to cover your shoulders and knees. This tour isn't physically demanding because the most of the terrain is even, apart from a few stairs in the palace of King Nikola. From the end of May to the half of September temperatures can reach even 38 grades C (100 grades F), so we advise you to take lightweight clothing and hats with yourselves.
The time of the tour is not fixed. We can prolong it any time, if you want, or because of traffic jams and you won't pay additionally for any prolongation.
The price includes:
- Professional licensed tour guide service,
- Entrance fees for the museum,
- Tourist taxes ,
- Free WiFi,
- And a 15% discount in a souvenir shop in Kotor and Budva.
00:00-00:20 - driving with a stop above the Jaz beach
00:20-00:30 - taking photos and enjoying the view of the beach
00:30-00:35 - driving with a stop above the old town
00:35-00:45 - taking photos and enjoying the view of the old town and Slovenska beach
00:45-00:55 - driving to the old town
00:55-01:45 - tour of the old town
01:45-02:00 - driving with a stop above Budva
02:00-02:10 - enjoying the scenic view
02:10-02:30 - driving to the Lipa Cave
02:30-03:30 - stay and tour in the cave
03:30-03:45 - driving to the center of Cetinje
03:45-05:00 - stay in Cetinje
05:00-05:45 - driving to Njegusi
05:45-06:15 - stay at Njegusi
06:15-07:15 - driving back to Kotor
* 00:00 – is symbolic time of the tour beginning, and it just shows tour duration. The tour can start at the time we agree upon