Things to do in Cetinje

Our most recommended things to do in Cetinje

Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

1. Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

This tour starts from Kotor at around 9:00 AM with pickup possible from Budva, Tivat, and Herceg Novi. After a short drive, be amazed by the old road constructed in 1879 by Austro-Hungarians to connect Kotor and Cetinje, the old royal capital. It has 25 curves and there will be several stops for you to take photos and enjoy the beauty of Boka Bay. Enjoy breakfast in Njegusi village, best known as the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, which ruled Montenegro from 1696 to 1918. The mausoleum sits at the top of a climb of 461 steps. The most impressive part of the mausoleum is the chapel which has 6 sides, and the beautiful ceiling covered with over 200,000 gilded tiles creating a fascinating mosaic.  Then, enjoy a 1-hour walking tour through Cetinje, visiting its main sights, such as Cetinje Monastery where several relics are kept including the remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, particles of the True Cross, and the Icon of the Philermos Mother of God along with many more. Discover museums, the royal theater, historic foreign embassies, and Vlaska Church, built in 1450, with its fence made out of barrels of captured enemy rifles. The next stop is River Crnojevica, a small historical town in Central Montenegro on the ancient trading route through the country. It is worth visiting for both the lake and the old architecture left over from the trader days. Your lunch break will be here and don't hesitate to try the local fish. Here, take a 1-hour boat ride along the river. Afterward, visit Sveti Stefan before returning to Kotor.   Itinerary: Start from Kotor with photo stops along the serpentines 10:30 AM - Arrival at Njegusi village, breakfast break 12:00 PM - Visit to the mausoleum, Lovćen National Park 13:45 PM - Arrival at Cetinje, walking tour 3:30 PM - Arrival at River of Crnojević, lunch break 5:00 PM - Boat ride, swimming (depending on the temperature) 6:30 PM - Departure to St. Stefan (via Cetinje), scenic drive above Budva 7:30 PM - St. Stefan photo stop 7:40 PM - Return to Kotor 8:30 PM - Finish in the Old Town of Kotor

Kotor: Lovćen National Park, Budva Old Town & Cetinje Tour

2. Kotor: Lovćen National Park, Budva Old Town & Cetinje Tour

See the epic Mount Lovćen and visit the mausoleum of Njegoš at its peak, take in the spectacular view across the Bay of Kotor, explore the historical highlight Cetinje, and more, on this guided tour. The tour starts in Kotor, following ancient roads to the first stop, a panoramic view of the Bay of Kotor. You’ll see why this viewpoint, where the earth and the sky meet, is considered one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Lovćen National Park is next: This symbol of Montenegrin freedom and heroism, with a view of Lake Skadar and its incredible mountains, offers a one-of-a-kind visual experience. A highlight of the tour is the mausoleum of the bishop and poet, Petar Petrović Njegoš, found at the top of Mount Lovćen. Next on the tour is Cetinje, the historical capital of Montenegro, which is also known as the Valley of Gods. This cultural center will make you feel like you’ve stepped through time.  The final stop on the tour is Budva, a popular attraction, offering the charm of the old city and the fortress of St. Mary. The view from the popular citadel includes the island of St. Nicholas, Budva, and a stunning beach.

From Kotor: Explore the Wild Beauty of the Lipa Cave

3. From Kotor: Explore the Wild Beauty of the Lipa Cave

Travel from Kotor to Lipa Cave, and explore one of the largest cave systems in Montenegro and its exceptional natural beauty. Stop in Budva on the way to the cave, see the city's unique mix of modern and traditional, and see the St. Mary fortress. Take a look into the Lipa cave, enjoy its wild beauty, authentic ice halls, and refresh yourself with traditional prosciutto and other homemade specialties in Njeguši. Begin the journey in Kotor, and set out from there or the first stop in Budva, a city filled with traditional and modern content. Take a stroll around the old city or enjoy the view from the St. Mary fortress. Depart from Budva after exploring the city and head for Lipa Cave, situated close to Cetinje. Explore some of the cave system, which consists of 2.5 km passages, halls, and galleries of exceptional beauty. See the most famous hall in the cave system, the hall of Njegoš, made beautiful by unique ice ornaments. Enjoy the famous beauty of this cave, which has been enjoyed by kings and many others throughout history. Continue our trip towards an old town Cetinje and enjoy the enchanting ambiance, with its ancient landmarks which are a perfect place for relaxation and refreshment. Relax and enjoy with original prosciutto made according to traditional recipes from the 15th century, homemade cheese, and other authentic specialties. Head back to Kotor on the old Austro-Hungarian road, a wavy road with sharp turns and amazing views of the mountains and the sea, which makes this road all the more interesting. Make one last stop to finish this beautiful experience and take in the panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor.

Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

4. Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

Visit Njegos Mausoleum at the peak of Lovcen National Park, rising above the coastal region and a hinterland of Kotor. It includes the territory of Cetinje and Budva municipalities.  Cetinje is the historical capital of Montenegro, located at an altitude of 670 meters, and was the capital and main cultural center of Montenegro for four and a half centuries, so the walking tour will let you feel the spirit of old Montenegro. National Park Skadar Lake will be your next destination. There, you will get a chance to take a boat ride on the lake, and also taste fish and wine in a traditional local restaurant. Photo breaks will also be included on your way back to Kotor.

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What people are saying about Cetinje

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 379 reviews

Wonderful day exploring Montenegro and its history!

Our tour guide Alex was phenomenal. Extremely knowledgeable and courteous. We learned a whole lot about Monatenegran history, visited iconic sites, saw incredible views, had very tasty local meals and 10 hours just flew by! We have 3 very young children who also found the trip engaging and had fun. Would highly recommend despite the seemingly high price given all the sites, activities and food.

A relaxed, well-organized tour with highlights and an extremely nice driver who showed us the beauties of this part of Montenegro

Our tour guide was very friendly and accommodating. He was also a safe driver and explained key sights along the way.