The 6 Best Montenegro Tours From Dubrovnik

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Montenegro tours from Dubrovnik take you to see captivating Kotor and the idyllic Bay of Kotor.Kotor

It’s easy to see beautiful Montenegro from Dubrovnik, even if you don’t have a lot of time. You can easily visit some of Montenegro’s top attractions, like Kotor and Our Lady of the Rocks, in a relaxed day trip.

Montenegro lies just 40 minutes south of Dubrovnik, making it an ideal day trip destination. And thanks to Montenegro’s compact size, you can see a whole lot of the country on a tour from Dubrovnik.

Montenegro tours from Dubrovnik take in the stunning Bay of Kotor and the sun-drenched Budva Riviera.

But which tour to choose?

When you’re choosing a Montenegro tour from Dubrovnik look for tours that include at least two of these attractions:

Kotor is the must-see attraction in Montenegro, and it’s a scenic two-hour drive from Dubrovnik around the Bay of Kotor.

Visit Our Lady of the Rocks, near Perast in the Bay of Kotor on a Montenegro tour from DubrovnikOur Lady of the Rocks

Along the way you can stop in Perast to see the historic town and its two island churches. From Perast you can take a five-minute boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, where you can take a guided tour of the island church and museum.

You can either stop here and head back to Dubrovnik, or you can continue on and do the Budva Riviera. Budva is a 2,500 year-old town and Sveti Stefan is one of the most iconic sights in Montenegro. There’s a viewpoint on the road above where you can stop to take a picture. It’s also a beautiful spot for a walk and a swim. If you book with my favourite guide, you can customise the tour to include these.


Top Montenegro Tours from Dubrovnik

Montenegro Day Trip From Dubrovnik

Visit beautiful Budva and take a dip on Ricardova Glava beach, just outside the old town on a Montenegro tour from Dubrovnik.Budva old town and Ricardova Glava beach

This tour will give you a great insight into Montenegro's coastal beauty and culture. It takes in all the top sights of coastal Montenegro:

Not only do you have walking tours of Kotor and Budva towns, if you bring your swimsuit you'll have time for a swim on Budva's Ricardova Glava beach before heading back to Dubrovnik. 

Tour Details

Duration: 11 hours
Estimated price: €52 per person


Best of montenegro: Kotor Bay Tour From Dubrovnik

Visit Kotor in the Bay of Kotor on a Montenegro tour from DubrovnikKotor from San Giovanni Fortress

This tour omits the Budva Riviera and gives you ample time to explore the Bay of Kotor. 

You have around three hours to explore Kotor, which is plenty of time to do a walking tour and even hike San Giovanni Fortress and get panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor.

Then you head back around the bay to Perast and visit Our Lady of the Rocks island church. 

Tour Details

Duration: 11 hours
Estimated price: €51 per person


Montenegro Tour with cruise in Kotor Bay

Visit beautiful Perast in the Bay of Kotor on a Montenegro tour from DubrovnikPerast in the Bay of Kotor

What's better than driving around the beautiful Bay of Kotor? Cruising on the Bay of Kotor in a boat!

This tour includes a one-hour boat cruise on the bay, an experience which will give you a whole new perspective of the bay's geography and stone hamlets. From the boat you'll be able to see just how dramatic the bay's mountains are. This, combined with the stone buildings lining the shore, make for the perfect Mediterranean idyll.

On the boat you cruise through the bay to Our Lady of the Rocks. Then you have time to explore Kotor before heading to Perast for a walk and lunch at any of the picturesque waterside restaurants in the town. 

Tour Details

Duration: 9 hours
Estimated price: €65 per person


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Private Guided Tour From Dubrovnik

Take a private tour with your own guide through Montenegro. 

This tour takes you along the Herceg Novi Riviera and across the Kotor Bay Ferry to Tivat, before heading for Budva. With two hours here, you have time to explore and go for a swim at one of the beaches around the old town.

Your guide then takes you to Kotor in the Bay of Kotor, where you have 2 1/2 hours to explore the town. Then you drive around the bay to Perast and visit Our Lady of the Rocks before heading back to Dubrovnik. 

Be transported back in time in Kotor's Venetian alleyways on a tour to Montenegro from DubrovnikBe transported back in time in Kotor's Venetian alleyways

Tour Details

Duration: 9 hours
Estimated price: €320 per group of up to 3


Private Guided Tour from Montenegro

Visit a winery in the Bay of Kotor when you book a Montenegro tour from DubrovnikEnjoy this stunning view when you do a winery tour in Montenegro

If you've got a rental car, you don't have to choose between exploring Montenegro on your own or booking a guided tour like the one above. You can get the benefits of having a private guide with the flexibility of driving yourself and creating your own schedule. And it's much cheaper than booking a guided tour with transport from Dubrovnik.

A knowledgeable guide will help you get to know Montenegro's culture and history, and they save you time by arranging boat transfers and taking you on walking tours around Kotor and Budva. 

Plus you have the flexibility of creating your own itinerary and stopping wherever you like. Why not enjoy dinner in the picturesque seaside village of Cavtat on your way back to Dubrovnik?

A Montenegrin guide will meet you at the border and accompany you throughout the day. You can choose from one of the suggested itineraries below, or have one made based on the attractions you want to see.

Tour details

Perast - Our Lady of the Rocks - Kotor Tour

  • Perast
  • Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Kotor walking tour

Duration: 6 hours
Price: up to 5 people €100, 5+ €120

Perast - Our Lady of the Rocks - Kotor - Porto Montenegro Tour

  • Perast
  • Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Kotor walking tour
  • Porto Montenegro visit

Duration: 7 hours
Price: up to 5 people 
€130, 5+ €140

Perast - Our Lady of the Rocks - Kotor - Budva Tour

  • Perast
  • Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Kotor walking tour
  • Budva walking tour

Duration: 7 1/2 hours
Price: up to 5 people 
€130, 5+ €140

Perast - Our Lady of the Rocks - Kotor - Winery Tour

  • Perast
  • Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Kotor walking tour
  • Winery tour

Duration: 7 1/2 hours
Price: up to 5 people 
€130, 5+ €140


White Water Rafting Day Trip From Dubrovnik

As the second-deepest canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon), Montenegro's Tara Canyon is a major attraction.

And the best way to see it is by rafting down it. 

The crystal clear water is very cold at around 10 degrees Celsius even in summer, and is so clean you can drink it.  

Taking a rafting tour from Dubrovnik is a long day, it's around four hours' journey each way. However, you'll be treated to some of Montenegro's finest food with traditional roasts and some of the best fresh produce anywhere in the world, and rafting down the canyon is a truly unforgettable experience. 

The rapids are at their most exciting during spring, when ice melt swells the river. Throughout summer the rapids are exciting without being dangerous, and the paddling is generally relaxing, which gives you ample time to swim and enjoy the scenery. There's a rest stop at a waterfall which is an excellent photo op, so bring your phone or camera in a dry bag along with some Euros for drinks.

Tour Details

Duration: 13 hours
Estimated price: €133 per person

These tours from Dubrovnik into Montenegro are a really great way of packing a lot into a small amount of time. Getting a guided tour ensures you don't miss any highlights (and there are many!) and can relax and enjoy a relaxing day being shown around.  

You may have heard that the Croatian-Montenegrin border is very busy in summer and it generally is in July and August. However, tour buses and transfer companies have a special lane which gets them through very quickly. If you're driving yourself, I recommend taking the smaller border which you can read about here.

If you're planning to stay in Montenegro and are looking for a personal tour, a licensed guide can put together a personalised tour just for you. You can find out more about that here.


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