Montenegro is a visual treat. It is a country where the mountains descend into the sea, interrupted only by a public road taking you along the largest bay of the Adriatic, the bay of Kotor. But as you move off the coast, the road suddenly swoops up into the mountains and you're in a series of amazing switchbacks somehow carved out of solid rock, offering stunning sea views around one bend and pristine forest around the next. Montenegro is always a surprise!
Your private English speaking driver will pick you up at the agreed time at your hotel, private apartment or villa in the Dubrovnik area. The tour will take you through Župa Dubrovačka and Konavle valley all the way up to the border with Montenegro, about an hour from Dubrovnik. The seaside road then winds its way through the towns of Herceg Novi, Risan and Perast to Kotor, giving you a first-hand experience with Montenegro's three different landscapes - bay, mountain and sea.
Driving along the main coastal road through many small fishing villages, we'll arrive to take a boat from the baroque town of Perast to the famous man-made islet, Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) and stop to tour this amazing site. Next on our list of pearls is Kotor, a UNESCO protected historic town well-known for its rich history, nautical tradition and the famous merchant navy of Boka Kotorska. The city itself is still surrounded by the well-preserved medieval wall, offering stunning vistas from several stops high up. Your Montenegrin guide will introduce you to Kotor, its culture, history and affection for cats, before you explore it on your own for a bit. The city's maritime history museum is well worth a visit, but so are the rambling narrow streets and alleys, many charming shops and café bars on open piazza, all named after the goodies which were once traded there. Our drive continues around the amazing Boka Bay with numerous photo opportunities!