Montenegro Highlights

8 days from $3,829 pp*
  • Take privately guided tours of Kotor and Perast, seaside towns nestled amid picturesque mountains.
  • Explore Cetinje and Podgorica, Montenegro’s historical and modern capital cities.
  • Venture into the Tara River Canyon amid UNESCO-protected Durmitor National Park.
  • Stroll Dubrovnik, Croatia’s medieval masterpiece, with a private guide.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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Perched on the edge of the Adriatic and backed by stunning limestone mountains, Montenegro is perhaps the most beautiful place in Europe that nobody knows. But you can change that. Join us on this enchanting journey through the Balkans’ best-kept secret and discover the delights of seaside Kotor, Podgorica’s Roman ruins, the carved monastery of Ostrog, and much more. Montenegro may be underexplored now, but not for long. Get there first.

We begin in the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, justifiably nicknamed “the Pearl of the Adriatic.” Get the lay of the land on a privately guided half-day walking tour that introduces you to this charming port city’s attractions, including the fashionable boutiques of Stradun, the domed St. Blaise Church, and the regal Rector’s Palace. Stopping in at the old Montenegrin town of Perast along the way, your next stop is Kotor, where you’ll take a guided tour of this beautiful seaside town and its many traces of Roman, Venetian, and even French influence before learning about the region’s rich nautical tradition on a tour of the Maritime Museum before spending a day to get to know the town on your own. Later, explore Cetinje, Montenegro’s historical capital, via private tours of its museums and 18th-century monastery before heading up into the Lovcen foothills to the village of Njeguši for a traditional meal. Finally, the scene shifts to Podgorica, the current capital, where you’ll be led by a local guide on a tour of the city’s Turkish clock tower, mosques, and the nearby Roman ruins of Duklja before embarking on a private full-day tour of the UNESCO-protected Tara River canyon (one of Europe’s deepest) and the clifftop Ostrog Monastery, one of the most visited sites in all of Christendom. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Croatia - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 3 Dubrovnik to Kotor
    Dubrovnik to Kotor
    • Private Transfer - Dubrovnik - Kotor [via Perast & Kotor City Tour (7 hrs)] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Kotor
    Kotor
    • At Leisure
  • Day 5 Kotor
    Kotor
    • Private Tour - Cetinje & Njegusi Tour (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Kotor to Podgorica
    Kotor to Podgorica
    • Private Transfer - Kotor - Podgorica [with City Tour (4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Podgorica
    Podgorica
    • Private Tour - Tara River Canyon & Ostrog Monastery Tour (9-10 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Podgorica
    Podgorica
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Dubrovnik

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant/guide will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A welcome package with a city map and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Dubrovnik Palace

The Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa, situated a short drive from the historic Old City of Dubrovnik,  is the largest tourism project in Croatia in the last thirty years- opened in 2004 by the President of Croatia. No expense has been spared to provide the very best in luxury accommodation, the finest food and state of the art hotel services to accompany your stay in Dubrovnik, the Jewel of the Adriatic. As you gaze over your own private balcony it is easy to imagine yourself as captain on the bridge of a large ship, a wide expanse of ocean stretching out in front of you to the horizon. Yet to look down is to see the immaculate grounds, elegant restaurant terraces and outdoor swimming pools. You then remember that you are not on a ship, but at the Dubrovnik Palace, a luxury hotel built by the sea, that blends into the Mediterranean landscape like a glove.

Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubrovnik Palace Hotel (5*)
Dubrovnik Palace Hotel (5*)

Day 2: Dubrovnik

This morning meet your local guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world.  An important maritime port and a one-time state, it has always been a cultural metropolis. More than a thousand-year history is reflected in every part of the town. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. The works of artists, writers and scientists of Dubrovnik have been woven into the texture of the town.  While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will stop to visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe. You will continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. You will also discover Rector’s Palace, the magnificent structure of the dukes of Dubrovnik, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary with a treasury containing the originals by Tiziano and Rafaelo and many other valuable relicts. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. Dubrovnik is full of charming cafes, boutiques and local curiosities, nestled in the intricate network of the cobblestone streets. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (1.5 miles around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Mount Srd.

Accommodation: Dubrovnik Palace
Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Stradun
Stradun

Day 3: Dubrovnik - Kotor

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Kotor via the old town of Perast, a sleepy baroque place on the seashore. Built in the 17th century by wealthy seafaring captains, the old town features magnificent villas, and sacred monuments, such as the Church Sveti Nikola and Our Lady of the Rocks, which were built on the artificial island just opposite of Perast. Continue to Kotor, a land of wild beauty located at the bottom of the sharp cliffs of the Lovcen Mountain. Here you will visit the Cathedral of St. Trifun, a Roman monument and one of the most recognizable symbols of the town. You will also visit the Maritime Museum, the custodian of Boka Navy fame. Here, among other things, you can admire portraits of the famous captains, models of old galleys and sail boats, and other precious exponents of the rich heritage of Kotor. Your private transfer includes private transfers, driver, local guide and all entrance fees.

Accommodation: Forza Mare Luxury Boutique Hotel

The Forza Mare Hotel is located in Dobrota, 3 km away from the old town, at the shore of the Bay of Kotor. This striking hotel has a warm and friendly atmosphere, it is truly a place where you can find everything that suits your needs and will have you wanting to come and stay here once again! Suites are spacious and uniquely styled with themed rooms from countries around the world. Dine at Restaurant Forza Mare, whose menu specializes in fresh fish and local products. Hotel Forza Mare also has a beautiful private beach which is ideal for simply relaxing on a deckchair or swimming through Boka Bay. Visit the spa which offers dedicated professionals and a vast array of treatment choices.

Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Perast Bay
Perast Bay
Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kotor
Kotor

Day 4: Kotor

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Forza Mare Luxury Boutique Hotel

Day 5: Kotor

Meet your guide for a private tour of Montenegro hinterland. First, you will visit Cetinje, the one-time center of Montenegrin rule where you will find a blend of natural beauty and important cultural heritage. Here you will walk through the UNESCO site of Cetinje, and visit the historical St. Peter’s Monastery. Founded around 1701, the block of monasteries hides one of the greatest Christian relics – the right hand with three fingers of St. Joan Baptist. In Cetinje, you will also visit the Museum of King Nikola, once a royal residence dominated by a luxurious Art-Nouveau style. On your hinterland tour, you will also visit the small village of Njegusi, the birthplace of the Petrovic dynasty located topside of the Lovcen Mountain. Here you will enjoy a light snack of traditional Njeguši ham, cheese, and medovaca, the national beverage. Your tour includes a private vehicle, driver and guide for 6 hours, a traditional snack at Njegusi village, and entrance fees.

Accommodation: Forza Mare Luxury Boutique Hotel
Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cetinje Monastery
Cetinje Monastery

Day 6: Kotor - Podgorica

Meet your driver for a private transfer from Kotor to Podgorica, with a city tour. Upon your arrival in Podgorica, you will meet your local private guide to explore Montenegro’s capital city and its mixture of architectural styles which echoes the turbulent history of the city and country. The highlights of your tour are the Turkish Clock tower and mosques, the Parliament, the National Theatre, as well as remnants of the ancient Roman town of Duklja. Your tour includes private transfer from Kotor to Podgorica, local guide and entrance fees according to Duklja.

Accommodation: Hotel Ziya

Hotel Ziya finds itself with an idyllic placement at the foot of the hill Gorica, in the center of the capital of Montenegro. Luxury, service, pleasantness and safety are all beacons of your stay, with luxurious rooms and suites, and a carefully selected team of trained professionals ensuring the satisfaction of guests at the hotel. The hotel features a well equipped Spa & Wellness Center, as well as a Bar & Restaurant where guests can enjoy authentic tastes and fusion of North African & Middle Eastern cuisine - the first of this kind in Montenegro, characteristic for the use of authentic spices and special culinary techniques.

Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Resurrection Church, Podgorica
Resurrection Church, Podgorica
Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Podgorica
Podgorica

Day 7: Podgorica

Meet your guide for a full day tour of Tara River Canyon and Ostrog Monastery. Your first stop will be the UNESCO protected Durmitor National Park, with the beautiful Tara River which runs through the famous canyon, one of the deepest river canyons in Europe. Enjoy the large variety of fauna, flora, and bird species nestled among the park's picturesque turquoise and green landscapes. Continue to the Ostrog Monastery, the most famous shrine in Montenegro. The monastery which is carved high into the mountain cliff appears as a miracle built by nature and human interaction. It is one of three most visited Christian destinations in the world with its cave-like chapel and monastery complex that preserves the sacrilege of Saint Basil the Orthodox Saint of Miracles. Your tour includes private transfer, guide and entrance fees to Ostrog Monastery and Durmitor National Park.

Accommodation: Hotel Ziya
Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tara River Canyon
Tara River Canyon

Day 8: Podgorica

Enjoy your private airport transfer with driver and vehicle.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Dubrovnik Palace : Dubrovnik

The Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa, situated a short drive from the historic Old City of Dubrovnik,  is the largest tourism project in Croatia in the last thirty years- opened in 2004 by the President of Croatia. No expense has been spared to provide the very best in luxury accommodation, the finest food and state of the art hotel services to accompany your stay in Dubrovnik, the Jewel of the Adriatic. As you gaze over your own private balcony it is easy to imagine yourself as captain on the bridge of a large ship, a wide expanse of ocean stretching out in front of you to the horizon. Yet to look down is to see the immaculate grounds, elegant restaurant terraces and outdoor swimming pools. You then remember that you are not on a ship, but at the Dubrovnik Palace, a luxury hotel built by the sea, that blends into the Mediterranean landscape like a glove.

Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubrovnik Palace Hotel (5*)
Dubrovnik Palace Hotel (5*)
Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubrovnik Palace Hotel - Poolside
Dubrovnik Palace Hotel - Poolside

Forza Mare Luxury Boutique Hotel: Kotor

The Forza Mare Hotel is located in Dobrota, 3 km away from the old town, at the shore of the Bay of Kotor. This striking hotel has a warm and friendly atmosphere, it is truly a place where you can find everything that suits your needs and will have you wanting to come and stay here once again! Suites are spacious and uniquely styled with themed rooms from countries around the world. Dine at Restaurant Forza Mare, whose menu specializes in fresh fish and local products. Hotel Forza Mare also has a beautiful private beach which is ideal for simply relaxing on a deckchair or swimming through Boka Bay. Visit the spa which offers dedicated professionals and a vast array of treatment choices.

Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Forza Mare Luxury Boutique Hotel
Forza Mare Luxury Boutique Hotel

Hotel Ziya: Podgorica

Hotel Ziya finds itself with an idyllic placement at the foot of the hill Gorica, in the center of the capital of Montenegro. Luxury, service, pleasantness and safety are all beacons of your stay, with luxurious rooms and suites, and a carefully selected team of trained professionals ensuring the satisfaction of guests at the hotel. The hotel features a well equipped Spa & Wellness Center, as well as a Bar & Restaurant where guests can enjoy authentic tastes and fusion of North African & Middle Eastern cuisine - the first of this kind in Montenegro, characteristic for the use of authentic spices and special culinary techniques.

Montenegro Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Ziya
Hotel Ziya

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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