We start our experience by touring one of the most beautiful bays in Europe – the spectacular Boka-bay. A magnificent combination of history, geography and gastronomy will give you a great day on the coast of Montenegro. What is known as the most southern fiord in Europe has for centuries attracted all the most influential empires that have battled for the supremacy over the small but rich Venetian towns. We will start the day with the city tour of what is known as the gem of the Boka-bay – Kotor Old Town. With its high fortifying walls and Venetian palaces it will take you back to the medieval period. From Kotor, we will head on to Perast – a small baroque town with its beautiful islands that are two real pearls of the Boka-bay. From Perast a step into the Roman period of time with the visit to the ancient Roman mosaics in the small town of Risan. After this we will have a scenic drive around the Boka-bay, cross through the ferry to the other side and finish the day with a step from completely old time to something completely new. Porto Montenegro Luxury Marina offers a spectacular insight into the developing of Montenegrin tourism industry. Return to hotel.
For our second day, we will get acquainted with true and old-fashioned Montenegrin history. We will start by visiting the old royal capital of Montenegro – Cetinje. This is the heart and soul of Montenegrin history. This where our ruling dynasty comes from, the center of our religion, the little town museum to which the proud Montenegrin people have given the official royal status even in the 21 st century. You will have the opportunity to visit the king’s palace and experience how this small kingdom found its way through to the big European scene centuries ago. From the royal capital of Montenegro, we will head to Lovcen national park and visit one of its two tallest peaks – Jezerski vrh on top of which lies the mausoleum of one of our most beloved rulers and poets. Also, from this peak there is a spectacular view down to the Boka-bay from 1,657 m above sea level. From the mountain, we will head down to the Njegusi village and taste some of the traditional Montenegrin specialties – smoked prosciutto, cheese and homemade wine. After the degustation we will start the drive down the most scenic road in Montenegro – the old Austro-Hungarian road, made in the 19th century leading from what once was known as the Montenegrin Kingdom to the Boka-bay. We end the day in Budva – the most popular tourist destination to the day in Montenegro. Its old Venetian town has a similar background as Kotor but with its own beautiful back stories and legends that made it what it is today. Return to hotel.
For our last tour-day, we have something a bit more relaxed but still very interesting. We have decided to visit the biggest lake in the Balkans – the Skadar Lake. A national park from 1983 it is also a very important bird reservation so you might be lucky enough to spot its rarest but most beautiful bird – the great white pelican. We will have a boat ride organized on the lake with servings of some local products such as pastry fritters with cheese and honey and also degustation of some local wine. From the lake we will head towards the eastern part of the Montenegrin coastline. Here you will experience a very big but completely different influence than the one in the Boka-bay. The big powerful Ottoman Empire has left its strong mark on these lands after being the most present influence for over 4 centuries. What once were old pirate towns now have developed into very interesting tourist destinations with beautiful sandy beaches, old fortifications and completely different culinary specialties.