Enjoy sailing the pearl of Adriatic, the fjord-like Bay of Kotor. It is not a by chance that the area is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage, both for historic values and architecture and for the stunning nature. We’ll take you to a place where once was just a small reef, and now there is an entire island build centuries ago to accommodate one of the most beautiful baroque churches in the area. Numerous hikes overlooking the bay are there to choose from, or you can get on the speedboat and swim in the majestic Blue Cave. Secluded sandy beaches, fresh seafood and local wine, what more can you wish for? Dive into the local history eighteen centuries old, visiting a basilica older than Notre Dam and learning about Kotor navy- the oldest naval institution in Europe.
People say four days in one place is too much, we think you’ll want to come back.
Day 1: Arrive in Podgorica. Drive into Kotor via the iconic Sveti Stefan.
Day 2: Day on the yacht. Sailing, swimming, sunbathing on a private yacht around Kotor Bay. Visits to Perast and its islands. Drinks and snacks are provided, there are even mid-afternoon shandies or G&Ts for sun-downers.
Day 3: Day at your leisure. Enjoy Kotor Old Town, explore the crumbling city walls, or go beach hopping along the Adriatic Coast. You could even make a day trip to Dubrovnik.
Day 4: Day at your leisure. Additional activities include sea-kayaking, walking tours, paragliding and visits to Perast, Budva and/or Sveti Stefan.
Day 5: Transfer to Podgorica through the awe-inspiring Lovcen National Park with a visit to the famous mausoleum. Fly home.
The price for this experience includes:
Transfers Airport pick-up and drop-off, all in-country transfers
Accommodation 4 nights boutique hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kotor Old Town
Activities Visit & entry to Lovcen National Park and mausoleum, yachting experience with drinks and snacks
Other The services of a bi-lingual guide and local hosts, a CD memento of your day on the yacht, the Kotor Yachting Experience booklet
Please Note: Our prices are based on two people sharing.
2 – 8 people.
Please note that the trip may not be suitable for very young children. If you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we can always tailor something specific to your needs.
May to September.
Montenegro is predominantly a summer destination with the sun-drenched Adriatic Coast. July and August represent peak season however the months before and afterwards are still wonderful times to visit, perhaps even more so given the drop in tourist numbers.
Along the Adriatic, coastal Montenegro enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate with very warm summers and mild winters. The best months to visit Montenegro are June and September as you’ll avoid the crowds that flock to the sea for the summer however there’s more of a risk of rain during that time which can affect sailing around the bay.
May and June: Montenegro usually enjoys sunny weather in May with clear skies and fresh air but it’s a bit more of a gamble than travelling in the peak of summer. On the plus side, there are fewer tourists and only the odd cruise ship coming into Kotor. As we go towards June, the weather gets better and there are more tourists, but both are at the optimum level.
July & August: Summer is high season for tourists and although the weather may be hot and sunny with less chance of showers, you won’t be able to escape the cruise liners that pull into the bay with their herds of foreigners spilling into the old town for one of your days here. We have a solution though, with half a day and day trips to more secluded areas and beaches while the crowds clear.
September: The perfect time to visit Montenegro. Beautiful weather on the coast and no hoards of tourists to contend with! This is our preferred month to experience the country aside from June.
Magical Montenegro. The Black Mountain.
Home to one of Europe’s most enticing stretches of coastline, some of the most striking mountain scenery on the continent and countless other spectacular gems, Montenegro is a country of incredible beauty and diversity. Not even 300km long, this tiny country packs in an extraordinary range of diverse landscape, cultural influences and must-see destinations.
Catholic West meets Orthodox East, Montenegro’s heritage fuses centuries old influences ranging from the Ottoman to the Venetian eras with a smorgasbord of diverse architecture and culture to create an utterly evocative holiday adventure.
Montenegro’s marvelous coastline is blessed with warm sunshine, olive groves, and citrus trees, sprinkled with clusters of historic towns boasting picture-perfect Venetian and Baroque churches and palaces and decorated with handfuls of quaint white-stoned fishing villages complete with secluded pebble coves and fine sandy beaches. Wander inland, and you’re greeted with breathtaking canyons, gushing emerald-green rivers, astonishing snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes and rich forests, sprinkled here and there with traditional mountain towns and gorgeous monasteries bursting with vivid frescoes and magical icons.
Small but mighty, Montenegro can be divided into three distinct areas, each with its own diverse qualities: The central region made up of the capital city and other inland towns, the mountainous north with its impressive natural scenery, and the coast which includes a number of stunning seaside towns.
Blessed with blue skies, golden sunshine and stunningly beautiful stretches of coastline that extend from the tip of Croatia right down to the border with Albania, Southern Montenegro represents some of the most exquisite seaside scenery in the Adriatic. Set against an impressive backdrop of steep, vast mountains and rolling green hills, the clusters of quaint coastal towns boast rich historical and architectural treasures that hint back to civilisations past with their Venetian churches and Byzantine style buildings. Cool off in crystal-clear azure waters and stroll through the stone streets and picturesque squares of the coast’s medieval towns. Whatever you choose to do, you can’t fail to be blown away by the incredible beauty of the south.
One of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean, Kotor is also one of the most beautiful. Sweet churches adorn quaint squares that are scattered with lovely little cafes shaded by soft white umbrellas. Get lost around the secluded alleys and narrow streets that wind through the Old Town and absorb the history rich within the walls of the Venetian-Gothic architecture.
The last decade has seen much of Kotor transform, with derelict buildings reformed to their original splendour, housing boutique hotels, renovated apartments, shops, stylish restaurants and much more. The hustle and bustle of the day with tourists filling the streets is forgotten by night and the evenings are magical. Bars and restaurants come to life, whether it’s a quiet corner restaurant or a lively bar, there is something for everyone.
Wander round and get lost in the maze of alleyways, browsing the boutique shops and admiring the architecture, stopping for a glass of wine or cocktail before dinner in the evening. During the day, take the walk up to the fortress and enjoy some spectacular aerial views of the city, wander around the old town admiring the 17th century clocktower, the Rector’s Palace and the Old Town Hall or simply bathe in the golden glow of the sunshine on a wicker chair at one of the Old Town’s delightful cafes.
However you choose to spend your time, you can’t fail to be enchanted by Kotor’s elegance and beauty.
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