Excursion from Dubrovnik to Montenegro by bus

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A day trip to Montenegro from Dubrovnik, including a boat trip, is a fantastic way to explore the beautiful Adriatic coast and experience the beauty of Croatia and Montenegro. Here are our recommended day trip routes to Montenegro from Dubrovnik, including a boat trip:

Morning: Departure from Dubrovnik

Early start: Start your day early to make the most of your time in Montenegro. Tour operators offer excursions from Dubrovnik to Montenegro, so you can choose a trip that suits your tastes. Can be booked on the well-known website Getyourguide.

Some Montenegro tours include hotel pickup in Dubrovnik.

Drive to Montenegro: The drive to the Montenegrin border takes a while depending on traffic conditions and border crossing times. However, the drive through the south of Croatia, through the Konavle Valley, is beautiful.

Morning: Perast and boat trip

Transfer to Perast  Perast is a picturesque town on the Bay of Kotor known for its well-preserved Baroque architecture.

Boat trip to Our Lady of the Rock Island (Gospa od Škrpjela, Our Lady of the Rocks): Take a short boat trip to Our Lady of the Rock Island, home to a beautiful Catholic church and museum. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the bay during your boat trip. An absolute highlight of the trip to Montenegro and the entire vacation for us.

>>>  Good bus tours, including from Dubrovnik to Montenegro, can be booked on the well-known website Getyourguide

Afternoon: Kotor

Arrive in Kotor: Begin your exploration of Montenegro in the charming town of Kotor. This UNESCO World Heritage town is nestled between the mountains and the Bay of Kotor.

Explore Kotor’s Old Town: stroll the narrow medieval streets, visit St. Tryphon Cathedral, and climb the city walls for panoramic views over the bay.

Evening: Return to Dubrovnik

Enjoy the coastal scenery on the way back to Dubrovnik.

Good YouTube film about Kotor and Perast

Sunset Watching Options: If you arrive back in Dubrovnik on time, watching the sunset from the city walls or from an open viewpoint is the perfect end to your day trip.

Tips bus tour to Montenegro:

Montenegro is an independent country, outside the EU, take your ID with you.

Choose a reputable travel agency to ensure a comfortable and organized trip. Good bus tours can be booked on the well-known website Getyourguide.

Bring comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat, especially in summer.

Please remember that this itinerary is a suggested itinerary and can be adjusted based on your preferences and available times.


Perast is a charming coastal town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture and beautiful nature, Perast offers visitors a unique and picturesque experience. Here’s a travel guide to help you make the most of Perast:

Sights and activities Perast:

Our Lady of the Rocks Island (Gospa od Škrpjela, Our Lady of the Rocks): Visit the iconic island church, built on an artificial island. You can reach the island with a short boat ride from Perast.

St. George Island: Discover another island with a monastery. This island can also be reached by a short boat ride.

Perast Maritime Museum: Learn more about Perast’s rich maritime history at this small but interesting museum.

Climb the Bell Tower: Enjoy panoramic views of the bay from the bell tower of St. Nicholas Church. It’s a bit uphill, but the view is worth it.

Relax by the water: Perast’s waterfront is lined with picturesque stone buildings. Take a leisurely stroll, enjoy a coffee or dine at one of the charming waterfront restaurants.


Konoba Skolji: A popular restaurant with spectacular views that serves delicious seafood and local specialties.

Conte Restaurant: Located right on the water, Conte offers a romantic atmosphere and a varied menu featuring fresh seafood.

Café Pizzeria Djardin: Casual beach restaurant serving pizza, pasta and other Mediterranean dishes.

Tips Perast:
Since Perast is a small town, max. 500 inhabitants, you can easily explore it on foot.
The best time to visit is spring or early autumn, when the weather is pleasant and there are fewer tourists.
Currency Montenegro: Euro (€)
Language: Montenegrin, although English is widely spoken in Perast.

Perast’s history, beautiful scenery and hospitality make it a great destination.

Great, long TV film about a trip to Montenegro – YouTube

>>>  Good bus tours, including from Dubrovnik to Montenegro, can be booked on the well-known website Getyourguide

Our Lady of the Rocks Island

Our Lady of the Rock (Gospa Od Shkrpela) is a unique and picturesque island church near Perast in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.

Be sure to go! Our Lady of the Rock (Gospa od Škrpjela) is a unique and picturesque island church near Perast in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.


Boat Tour: The most common way to get to Our Lady of the Rock is by boat tour. Along the coast of Perast you will find boat operators offering short trips to the islands. The boat trip itself is a scenic experience.

Kayak: Some tour operators in Perast offer kayak tours to the island, offering a more active and adventurous way to visit Our Lady of the Rock. As part of a day tour by bus from Dubrovnik, you don’t have that much time.

Sights Island Our Lady of the Rocks:

:Visit the Church: Explore the Church of Our Lady of the Rock, a Baroque church with silver votive plaques and a stunning altarpiece.

Museum: There is also a small museum in the church where you can learn more about the island’s history, including the tradition of creating islands by throwing stones into the sea.

Artworks and Artifacts: Admire the art collection, including paintings and artifacts that illustrate the island’s maritime history and religious significance.


Kotor is a beautiful coastal town in Montenegro, nestled between the Adriatic Sea and rugged mountain ranges. Known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and beautiful natural landscape, Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sights Kotor:

Old Town (Stari Grad): Explore the narrow streets and squares of the well-preserved medieval Old Town.
Visit attractions such as St. Tryphon Cathedral, St. Luke’s Church and the Maritime Museum.

City Walls: Climb the walls and enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the surrounding mountains. The climb may be difficult, but the breathtaking views are worth it.

Bay of Kotor Cruise: Take a boat cruise through the Bay of Kotor to admire the fjord-like landscape and visit nearby islands like Our Lady of the Rock.

Climb the Fortress of San Giovanni and enjoy breathtaking views of Kotor and the bay. The starting point is near the Sea Gate entrance to the Old Town.

Hiking in Lovcen National Park: If you have time, take a day trip to Lovcen National Park, which offers panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and the Bay of Kotor.

Kotor is a unique mix of history, culture and natural beauty, making it a must-see on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. The most beautiful and important city for tourists in Montenegro.

>>>  Good bus tours, including from Dubrovnik to Montenegro, can be booked on the well-known website Getyourguide

Konavle Valley (in Croatia, south of Dubrovnik towards Montenegro)

The Konavle Valley is an enchanting region near Dubrovnik in the southernmost part of Croatia. This picturesque region is famous for its beautiful landscapes, traditional villages and cultural heritage.

Activities and sights in Konavle Valley:

Cavtat: Explore the coastal town of Cavtat, known for its historic architecture, charming promenade and beautiful beach views.
Visit the Racic Mausoleum and the Vlaho Vukovac House.

Konavosky Dvory: Experience traditional Konavle cuisine at Konavoski Dvori, a restaurant housed in a 300-year-old mill. Enjoy local specialties such as peka and grilled meat.

Hiking: Explore the valley on foot or by bike and enjoy the beautiful landscape. There are several hiking trails that lead through vineyards, olive groves and picturesque villages.

Traditional Village: Visit villages like Chilipi and Ljuta to experience real country life in Konavle. Chilipi is famous for its traditional folk dance performances that take place on Sundays.

Wine: Konavle is home to vineyards and wineries. Visit one of the local wineries for a wine tasting and learn about the winemaking process.

Monenegro Travel Guide – youtube


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