Discover Montenegro's Secrets with Montenegro Tours

There are so many Montenegro tours to choose from that you're certain to find the perfect ones for you.

Montenegro is one of those great places that just beckons you get out and explore it. The ancient towns, the pretty fishing villages, the stunning natural beauty... it's all just there waiting for you to discover it!

And taking a tour with a knowledgeable and friendly local is the best way to make the most out of your sightseeing time in Montenegro. 

Montenegro ToursPicture perfect Perast in the Bay of Kotor

There are so many fantastic experiences to be had in Montenegro. But because it's still a relatively undiscovered destination, you can't find them unless a local takes you there.

That's why booking a tour is so great. You'd never know that there's this great little farmlet that serves all organic produce and wine that's all made onsite... but the locals know.

You'd never know that there's an amazing canyoning experience to be had just above Kotor... but the locals can take you there.

You'd never be able to take yourself to see the best of the Montenegrin coast all in one day... but a Montenegro tour can take you there, make sure you don't miss anything and you don't have to lift a finger. 

These are some of the reasons why I'm such a fan of the Montenegro tours that are on offer. 

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As you'll see with most of these tours, you get to visit places you'd never be able to find on your own. Although you might think that taking a tour keeps you firmly on the beaten tourist track, in fact in Montenegro the opposite is true. You really get to step off the beaten track and go to the secret spots that only locals know about.

Multi-Day Montenegro Tours

Multi-day Montenegro tours are the perfect way to get off the beaten path in Montenegro. If you're looking for something different, something that's not your usual beach vacation, I'd recommend checking these out. 

swimming in Piva LakeEnjoy a lake cruise on an adventure holiday
Wild swimming in rock poolEnjoy wild swimming in secret rock pools only locals know about
Hikers at a glacierDiscover Montenegro's wild beauty

There are themed tours like bird watching, yoga, hiking and adventure tours and most of these can be personalised to suit you. 

I love that these tours take all the planning and guess work off your hands. The tour itineraries have been already planned out to make the most of your time and take you to see the best of the areas you're visiting. 

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Kotor Excursions

The Bay of Kotor is one of the most popular places to stay. It's beautiful, central and there's lots to do. 

There are lots of day trips and excursions that leave from Kotor. These are perfect if you're visiting Kotor on a cruise ship or if you're staying anywhere between Budva and Herceg Novi. 

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Wine Tasting and Gastronomy Tours

Find out about the sacred traditions of olive oil and wine making in Montenegro. And try some local delicacies you won’t find in local restaurants!

Did you know: Dalmatians from the coasts of Croatia and Montenegro were the first people to bring grapes and start making wine in New Zealand.

Kotor Bay Vineyard and Gastronomy Tours

Discover Montenegro's two most cherished pastimes: olive oil production and wine-making.

These tours will take you to local producers to see these centuries-old traditions and try the finished products for yourself. From €50 per person.

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Skadar Lake Vineyard and Gastronomy Tours

Lake Skadar and the Crmnica region are known for their award-winning wines and organic produce. This is a fantastic place to go on a vineyard or gastronomy tour and there are plenty of options. You can visit a vineyard and have a wine and grappa tasting starting from just €10.

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Feel and Taste Lustica Peninsula Tour
- Top Pick!

Montenegro toursOlive trees on Lustica Peninsula

Lustica Peninsula is one of the last untouched places on the Montenegrin coast.

This tour will pick you up and take you to experience the essence of Lustica: olive groves, fresh cuisine, religion and the simple life. 

You'll visit local olive mills and learn about olive oil production. A three-course meal of local specialties is also included. 

Tour Details

Start point: Lustica or Kotor
Start time: Flexible
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: €30 per person without transfers and €60 with transfers from Kotor

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Boat Trip and Slow Food Tour on Skadar Lake

Montenegro toursA fisherman in a traditional lake boat

This tour takes you to Montenegro's hidden gem - Skadar Lake. 

On the tour you'll get to see how the locals live and fish on the lake. You'll start with a boat trip on the lake. Then you'll learn about (and try) the local wine, grappa and honey before sitting down to an authentic Montenegrin, organic lunch.  

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor (walking distance from port)
Start time: 9am
Duration: 8 hours
Price: From €130 per person

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Rafting Tours

Rafting is one of the most popular tours in Montenegro. The conditions range from exciting to sedate, depending on the time of year you go. It's a fabulous way to spend a day and you get to see some amazing scenery.

There are self-drive tour options and tours that include transfers.

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Hiking Tours

Vrmac Ridge

Things to do in MontenegroThe view from Vrmac over Kotor

Vrmac Ridge is the ideal place to go hiking on the coast.

The ridge separates Kotor and Tivat and you get great views of both along the top. There's a fortress and hiking and biking paths all over the ridge. You can even walk up the old military trail from Kotor to get there.

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Mount Orjen

Things to do in MontenegroHiking through Montenegro's forest

Mount Orjen is one of the mountains behind Herceg Novi. 

There's a relaxed, scenic trail up from a small village called Vrbanj. You can choose to stop at the hut near the top or press on to the summit where you get 360 degree views of Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

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Lake Skadar Hikes

Things to do in MontenegroDiscover hidden rock pools around Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar is a treasure trove of hidden walking tracks and forgotten military trails. 

You can find hikes that take you to deserted freshwater pools, across old stone bridges and that give you breath-taking views of the lake. 

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Hiking the Ladder of Kotor

Montenegro toursHikers on the Ladder of Kotor

This tour takes you up Montenegro's most scenic road to Njegusi village.

From there, you hike the centuries-old military trail down to into Kotor old town.

You'll be rewarded with stunning views of the Bay of Kotor all the way down and witness part of Montenegro's past. 

This route is surprisingly mostly deserted, so you'll avoid the tourist crowds.

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor 
Start time: 9am
Duration: 4 hours
Price: From €75 per person

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Hiking Holidays and Breaks

There are hiking holidays and short breaks that take you to some of Montenegro's most remote and stunning scenery.

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Sightseeing Tours

One of the best ways to see Montenegro, especially if you're short on time, is to book a sighseeing tour.

On these private or small group tours you can choose from a suggested itinerary or get one tailor made for you. 

You have a licenced guide and transfers which gives you a really personal experience. You also control the itinerary, so you make sure you don't miss anything. 

Learn More: Kotor Tours

Boat Tours

Getting out on the water in boat is something I recommend everyone do while in Montenegro. Luckily you have plenty of options!

There are lake cruises, quick boat trips, all day boat trips and even private yacht excursions. Tours start from €15 per person and just 90 minutes, so even if you've only got a little time to spend, you'll be able to find a tour that will fit in with your plans. 

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Activity and Adventure Tours

Montenegro is absolutely made for getting outdoors. The Mediterranean climate, beautiful coastlines and rugged mountains make it perfect for having some outdoor fun!

canyoning In Montenegro

Montenegro's geography is perfect for canyoning. There are canyoning tours for every ability. The easiest tour is ideal for families with kids 8 years and older. The most challenging tour is only for real thrill-seekers. 

Canyoning is a great way to get physical, challenge yourself, bond with your family and most importantly, have fun!

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Wakeboarding and Waterskiing Experiences in Tivat Bay

Montenegro toursWakeboarding in Kotor Bay

The perfect Kotor excursions for adventure sports lovers.

If you've never tried it before, the calm water here is the ideal place to learn. If you're a seasoned rider, you'll enjoy speeding around Tivat's islands.

Up to 3 people can accommpany each wakeboarder or waterskiier.

Tour Details

Start point: KotorTivat or Budva
Start time: Flexible
Duration: Flexible 
Price: From €75 per person

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Self-Guided Bike Tour

Montenegro toursCyclists in Kotor Bay

Jump on your bike and navigate your way around the Bay of Kotor, stopping wherever you like.

Bike past the seafront palaces and churches to Perast or go all the way around the bay! You can also take your bike across the Kamenari-Lepetane ferry and do a full circle of the bay.

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor
Start time: 9am
Duration: 3 hours (approx)
Price: From €30 per person

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Cycling the Ladder of Kotor

Montenegro toursView from the Ladder of Kotor

This tour takes you down Montenegro's most stunning scenic road.

You transfer to Njegusi, the home of Montenegrin proscuitto and smoked cheese. You'll have a short tour of the village and then begin  your descent. 

There are 25 hairpin turns on this road and the views are stunning all the way!

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor 
Start time: 9am
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From €75 per person

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Epic 25 Turns Bike Descent to Kotor

Montenegro toursCyclists overlooking Kotor Bay

This tour takes you down the stunning serpentine road from Njegusi to Kotor.

The tour starts with a transfer to Njegusi and a short tour of the village. Then it's on the bike for a beautiful ride down the serpentines, with plenty of stops for photos!

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor, Tivat or Budva
Start time: morning or afternoon
Duration: 4 hours
Price: From €69 per person

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Stand Up Paddling Tour

Montenegro toursStand Up Paddling in Kotor Bay

This stand up paddle tour is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced paddlers. 

The tour takes you around Sveti Marko island and the Island of Flowers in Tivat. You'll also pass Solila Nature Reserve.

There are lots of chances to swim and cool off while you explore.

Tour Details

Start point: KotorTivat or Budva
Start time: Flexible
Duration: 4 hours 
Price: From €40 per person

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Blue Cave Snorkelling and Kayaking Adventure

Montenegro toursKayaking in the Blue Cave

Kayak and snorkel your way to the Blue Cave on Montenegro’s rugged and beautiful Lustica Peninsula

The tour includes a transfer to Lustica Peninsula and then a 2 hour kayak tour which takes you into the Blue Cave which is famed for it's iridescent blue colour. 

You can also take the chance to snorkel in Lustica's amazingly clear waters.

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor, Tivat or Budva
Start time: 9am or 3.30pm
Duration: 5 hours (approx)
Price: From €56 per person

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Vrmac Ridge Mountain Bike Tour

Montenegro toursCyclists on Vrmac Ridge

This mountain bike tour is for intermediate or advanced riders.

On the tour you transfer to Fort Vrmac and then ride to the summit of Mt Vrmac. Then you descend through the pretty villages overlooking the bay and finish in Porto Montenegro in Tivat

The tour finishes with a transfer back to your start point.

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor, Tivat or Budva
Start time: 8am (1st June - 31st August), 9.30am all other times
Duration: 4 hours
Price: From €46 per person

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Tours from Dubrovnik

If you’re based in Dubrovnik and want to see Montenegro in a day trip, you can book a tour that will show you the highlights of Montenegro. Dubrovnik’s less than an hour from the Montenegro border, so it’s very easy to do. 

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