A great option for a first time visitor to Montenegro, our Kotor Short break can be taken from April to September to fit in with the direct flights to Tivat. Enjoy 4 nights in an old town hotel and take private day tours around the Boka Bay (or Bay of Kotor), where delights such as the beautiful town of Perast await. A tour of the the old royal capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, will take the visitor back to a bygone era of the Kingdom of Montenegro.
Ask a Regent Balkans Specialist about the possibility of extending the trip to 7 nights.
Fly to Tivat on the Montenegrin coast. On arrival, transfer to the nearby town of Kotor, your base for the next four nights.
Spend the day on a private tour of the old town of Kotor and the surrounding Boka Bay area. Wander the marble streets with your guide and discover shady piazzas flanked by bustling cafes and Venetian Palaces. Admire the impressive city walls, snaking high up the surrounding hillside and perhaps stop for a coffee in the Square of Arms and a spot of the favoured Balkan past time of people watching. Continue around the Boka Bay, where the brooding black mountains meet the sea. Visit the small baroque town of Perast and take a boat tour to the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, which came to be from the purposeful sinking of seized ships. Continue to the town of Risan, passing the narrowest part of the bay by ferry and visit one of the newest and biggest developments in the Adriatic - Porto Montenegro in Tivat. (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure in Kotor. Relax at a waterfront cafe or take a bus south of Budva for a day on one of the sandy beaches. (B)
Start the day with a visit to Montenegro’s most famous town, Budva. Explore the charming Old Town with its medieval walls, cobbled lanes and small shady piazzas. Afterwards head to the old capital city of Cetinje at the foot of Lovcen national park. Take a look around King Nicola’s Museum, which is home to many interesting artefacts documenting Montenegro’s tumultuous history, followed by a walk up the 461 steps to the mausoleum of the national hero Petar II Petrovic-Njegos, located on top of Jezerski Vrh, Montenegro’s second highest peak. Return to Tivat stopping for lunch in Njegusi village, where you will sample the delicious, locally produced, meats and cheeses. (B,L)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to the UK. (B)