The tour has this particular name because we are going to visit the coastal area with the Old Town of Budva and then we are going to continue through the mountainous rocky karst area, where we are going to taka e walk through the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro, city - museum Cetinje. Cetinje was the centre of Montenegro from the 15th century to the first half of the 20th century and the place where the state of Montenegro was established, which resisted the conquering of the Ottoman emperors for centuries.
This tour is not recommended for people who are afraid of heights.
After we have welcomed you and introduced ourselves we get into the car and start a drive toward Budva. The first short break is on a hill above the Jaz beach, which was declared the most beautiful beach in Europe in 2015., according to the site Lonely Planer. After that, we are going to stop above the Old Town of Budva, where you will be able to enjoy the panoramic view of that part of Budva Riviera with sandy beaches. Then, we visit cultural and historical monuments and take a walk through narrow, crisscrossed streets of the town. The Old Town of Budva was founded 1500 years B.C.,and is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast. During our walk, you are going to hear all about its long and rich history, but also about the modern way of life. From here we continue to the mountainous area of our country and our next stop is at the height of 600 metres above sea level, from where you have a stunning view of the Riviera and the Adriatic Sea, We go on and come to the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje, where we visit its cultural-historical centre, 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 and it was declared the independent monarchy in Berlin, in 1878, at the same time surrounded by other great, mighty countries First, we will visit the Palace of king Nikola(erected in 19th century), the last king of our state from Petrovic dynasty. The Palace is preserved in almost perfect condition, 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
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 center of Cetinje
02:30-03:45 - stay in Cetinje
03:45:04:15 - driving to Njegusi
04:15-04:45 - stay at Njegusi
04:45-05:45 - 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