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See the real Montenegro on this private Kotor tour that takes you to a 300 year old olive mill to experience authentic Montenegrin cuisine and lifestyle.
This tour takes out of Kotor and over to one of Montenegro's hidden gems: Luštica Peninsula.
This peninsula, which sits with one side in the Bay of Kotor and the other on the Adriatic Sea is a world away from the busy tourist centres, and shows you exactly what traditional Montenegrin life is like.
During the tour you'll drive through the villages of Luštica to a traditional, family-run, organic olive mill in Tiči.
The tour starts with vetting by the farms nosiest residents, Mishka and Rushka, pictured above. Once you've become acquainted you'll be welcomed in the traditional Montenegrin way - with a shot of rakija, potent fruit brandy that's the traditional tipple in the Balkans.
While you enjoy the drink and view, your host, the farm owner, will tell you a bit about why olives are so important in Montenegro and how they're used.
Then it's time for a scenic walk through Tiči village. You'll visit the family's modern olive mill as well as their 300 year-old one.
Then you'll be able to try different artisan olive oils, taste some local specialties that you can only find in Montenegrin homes. You'll try delicacies like doughnuts with locally-produced honey, cheese pie, cheese, prosciutto, olives, eggs, seasonal salads, bread and dessert.
You'll also be able to try local specialties pomegranate juice and lemonade, red and white wine or you can stick with water and coffee. Either way, you'll go home amazed at how delicious Montenegrin cuisine is!
The tour ends with a privately guided tour through Kotor's historic walled town that includes St Tryphon's Cathedral and Kotor Maritime Museum.
Start point: Kotor, but flexible by arrangement
Start time: Flexible
Duration: 4 1/2 hours (exact duration depends on traffic conditions)
What's not included:
Activity Level: Easy
Kid friendly: Yes
Wheelchair friendly: No
Price: All private tours are customisable. The price for private Kotor tours depends on your group size and the final schedule Ana creates for you. Please fill in the form below to let her know what you’d like and she’ll be happy to send you an obligation-free quote.
Meet your guide: This tour is run by Ana Badnjar. Ana is a five star-rated, licensed Montenegro guide. She's attentive, intuitive, caring and fun. She’ll always answer your questions quickly before your arrival, and when you’re with her she’s very attentive to your group’s unique interests and needs. She’s also knowledgeable and passionate about Montenegro. I know you’ll have an incredible experience in Montenegro with Ana guiding your way.
"My family and I had a wonderful time with Ana. She was knowledgeable, professional , funny and a great all around guide. We never felt rushed during the tour, very relaxed. Ana was on time, waiting for us at the meeting point and had us back in time for the ship leaving. Would highly recommended Ana to be your guide. And the donkeys and olives tours was an off the beaten path tour we decided to do, and we are glad we did. It was fun!!!" - Tamra Pittock, USA
"Ana was great. This tour was a great mix of things - sightseeing, local food and culture, and a bit of time for shopping. Our tour was slightly customized as we wanted to add an extra stop and Ana was very accommodating, recommending a tour of another city while we were there. It was all wonderful. We enjoyed walking through towns, learning history. The olive mill and our time there was perfect - delicious food, great wine, amazing atmosphere and the family behind it all. Everything was wonderful!" - Tracia Paes, USA