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Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

1. Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

See the picturesque countryside of Montenegro on a guided tour from Kotor. Admire clear lakes, spectacular coasts, the famous Ostrog Monastery, and more. Take your first photo stop shortly after leaving Kotor and capture the beauty of two nearby islands, Our Lady of the Rocks and Saint George. Move to higher elevations for a second photo stop above Risan Bay. Continue to Nikšić, the second biggest city in Montenegro, and make another stop for pictures at the artificial Salty Lake. Take a much-needed breakfast break after your morning sightseeing and enjoy some tasty local food and drink. Drive towards Mount Durmitor, where rocky peaks rise high into the sky. Pass dense pine and colorful deciduous forest. Stop at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, the highest in Europe when built in 1940. Cross the 365-meter-long bridge, 172 meters above the canyon floor if you´d like. Proceed to the hidden jewel of Durmitor National Park, the majestic Black Lake, among 18 glacial lakes above 1,500 meters on Durmitor Mountain. All together they are called "Mountain Eyes". Embark on a hike on the 4-kilometer trail around the lake. Stop at Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, located at 1,450 meters above sea level. Dine on a lunch of traditional Montenegrin food. Afterward, hit the road towards the most visited spiritual site in Montenegro, the Ostrog Monastery. Begin your ascent up the narrow and winding road close to sunset, enjoying spectacular views of the highly-perched monastery. View the relics of the monk Vasilije Ostroški, who founded the place. Return to Kotor at the end of your tour.

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Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

2. Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

Travel from Kotor, Budva or Tivat to the Tara River Canyon on this 12-hour excursion. The canyon is 1,333 meters deep, making it the deepest in Europe and the second-deepest in the world, after the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in the U.S. The river itself is 146 kilometers long, and most of it, including the canyon, is protected by UNESCO. The river is ideal for whitewater rafting and is characterized by its spectacular beauty and diversity of wildlife. Detailed Itinerary: 7:00 AM – Depart from Kotor, Budva or Tivat 10:30 AM – Arrive in Šćepan Polje and have breakfast 11:30 AM – Arrive in Brštanovica (starting point of rafting) 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Whitewater rafting on the most attractive rapids of the Tara River, short break, time for photos, swimming; arrival in Šćepan Polje, lunch at a restaurant on the river bank 4:00 PM – Return to Kotor, Budva or Tivat with a few stops possible en route

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From Kotor: Private Day Trip to Perast & Njegusi Village

3. From Kotor: Private Day Trip to Perast & Njegusi Village

Perast is surely one of the most beautiful places in Boka Kotorska Bay. Today, it is often referred to as the quietest town in Boka, but it used to be a town of sailors, being well-known outside the territory of Montenegro.  There, you will visit Our Lady of the Rocks, a manmade island off the coast of Perast from mid-15th century, where two brothers from Perast found the painting of Our Lady, and the locals decided to build a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. Njegusi is a traditional village between Cetinje and Kotor, the part of the territory of old Montenegro, the place where the Petrovic dynasty rulers were born. You will visit a 136-year-old restaurant where you will enjoy local products such as smoked ham, cheese and grape brandy, while learning the process of making the smoked ham.

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Kotor Bay: Classic Car Tour

4. Kotor Bay: Classic Car Tour

Escape the busy traffic of the city and enjoy the breeze in your hair as you drive your classic car of choice while exploring beautiful Kotor Bay. Start your tour in front of the Old Town in Kotor. Meet your guide and familiarize yourself with your classic convertible before getting behind the wheel. Follow your guide and take on charming coastal roads sheltered between picturesque hills and the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy your first stop at Prcanj, where your guide will tell you all about this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, arrive at the Verige Strait, the narrowest part of the bay, and enjoy amazing views of Perast and its islands. Hear stories and legends about this part of the bay from your guide. Take a short ferry ride and continue your drive along the charming coastal road to Perast, known for its well-preserved architecture. Visit Our Lady of the Rock Island and learn about its importance and origins. Go on a short walking tour of Perast and then stop for a unique refreshment on a beautiful terrace in the heart of the village. Drive through the laid-back town of Dobrota, back to the entrance of the Old Town in Kotor. Finish off your day with a walking tour of the Old Town, exploring the cobblestone streets and learning about the famous noble families that used to live there.

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What people are saying about Perast

We had a fantastic day and highly recommend this tour. Our guide Slavko was amazing , informative and went over the history of Montenegro in a very interesting way. He has a great sense of humor and made the long day goes by pretty quickly. The nature of North Montenegro is amazing!

We really enjoyed this tour! Rafting was really cool, the food was delicious, the skipper was funny and professional and our guide was very friendly and shared a lot of interesting facts and tipps about Montenegro.

We had a great trip to Durmitor with interesting background information about Montenegro and the sights. The tour does what it says on the tin!

A fantastic guide. We had lots of laughs and saw some amazing sights of Montenegro. I recommend this trip!

Very good route, a lot of bus time but it is necessary to see these wonderful sites