Montenegro: Kotor & Budva

Private day trip from Dubrovnik to Montenegro

Explore coastal Montenegro and discover how the past intertwines with the present on Montenegro: Kotor & Budva day trip from Dubrovnik



10 hrs.


Montenegro: Kotor & Budva Day Trip from Dubrovnik


  • pick up at the agreed time and location (within Dubrovnik or Cavtat limits)

  • a 45-minute drive before reaching the border with Montenegro

  • scenic driving accompanied by an introduction to the history, everyday life, information about places of interest, main sights

  • visits to Perast, Kotor and Budva

  • private walking tour of Kotor

  • duration: 10 hours approximately

  • period: all year round

What to expect

On Montenegro: Kotor & Budva day trip from Dubrovnik we will visit the two most significant coastal towns in Montenegro; Kotor and Budva, with an additional stop in Perast. 

Perast is a charming little town of a glorious past where we will have our first stop. In Perast, beautiful stone palaces adorn the coast, and the two nearby islets complete the picturesqueness. The islet of Our Lady of the Rocks is one of them and is open to visitors. 

A thirty-minute drive from Perast, there is Kotor, a medieval town that impresses with its striking walls. You will explore the sights of this UNESCO world heritage site on a private walking tour* with a local guide. 

The Montenegro day trip from Dubrovnik will be completed by a visit to Budva, the most ancient among the Montenegrin coastal towns where the layers of many historical periods are present. But broader Budva is also an interesting example of a place where modernization has been imposed with little regard for the preservation of heritage and identity.

*If you are not interested in a private walking tour in Kotor, the service can be omitted.

Good to know

  • Official Montenegrin Covid-19 related website.

  • Passports are obligatory to enter Montenegro.

  • Montenegro is not an EU member and has its own visa policy. Before going to Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik, please check if your travel document is valid for entering the territory of Montenegro. Find more info on the official website of the Montenegrin government.

  • The currency used in Montenegro is the euro, payments in Croatian kuna are not accepted and if ever accepted, the exchange rate will be rather unfavourable.

  • Unlike what is common to read in many travel magazines or travel blogs, Montenegro, or at least its most beautiful coastal part, is not a secret or undiscovered place to go any more. It is a popular tourist destination, with a big number of visitors, not rarely overcrowded due to the arrivals of cruise ships in the tourist season. However, when planning your trip to Montenegro from Dubrovnik (with local experts), there are ways to reduce the impact of the crowds on your visit and enjoy the experience.

  • Border crossings tend to be very busy during peak tourist season, major congestions happen in July and August, but with proper planning of the trip, there is a good chance to avoid longer queueing. 

  • Other possibilities for Dubrovnik to Montenegro private day trip: Montenegro: Bay of Kotor and Montenegro: Budva, Cetinje & Kotor.

  • Deciding between the Montenegro day trip and the Mostar day trip? Read our blog: Montenegro vs. Mostar, which day trip to choose?





Prices are per group, not per person.








INCLUDED IN PRICE: private driving guide service, private walking tour with a licensed guide in Kotor*, fuel, parking fees, car ferry fee.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: entrance fees**, meals, boat ride to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks (optional).

*If you are not interested in a private walking tour in Kotor, the service can be omitted.

**Any kind of visits that require entrance fees are not an integral part of the suggested tour.



"Me and my wife booked a private one-day tour trip to Montenegro from Dubrovnik covering Bay of Kotor, Perast, Budva.
We were picked up at our hotel promptly (in a Merc!!). We had an amazing tour guide and driver Julia to whom my wife really warmed to and they ended up chatting just about everything. We were given not only some information about the places but an in-depth history about how each place came to be. It was a lovely journey with a great guide which made our trip very memorable!!! We even had pit stops at all the lovely views to take some great photos!!! We would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a day tour with affordable prices and a comfortable lovely trip."

- Ajay, India



If you would like to book the Montenegro: Kotor & Bay private day trip from Dubrovnik or would like additional information, feel free to send us an inquiry!

Please note: all trips/tours are private-exclusive for your party and can be tailored to suit your preferences. 


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