Today was a very early start. We had arranged a private tour for the 5 of us to Montenegro. Due to having to go through border controls, we had to be ready by the old gate at 7 am.
If there is a small group of you this is a great way to get around! Your guide will custom your trip based on the time you have. For us it was a full day tour, 11-12 hours. It worked out at about 64 Euro each but this included our own minibus and guide just for us!
It’s important to check if you are doing some day trips if you need your passports. As we were going to a different country, today we did.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect in Montenegro.
As we drove across the border the landscape really unfolded. Beautiful mountains framed the view!
Our first stop was a chance to get out and see the view across the ocean. Stunning. An old abandoned building to our left showed us the reality of this country.
Our next stop was to take in views of 2 small islands, both with churches in the middle! Both very tiny but beautiful. Our guide explained that we could take a boat over to one of the islands if we wanted to, which of course we did!
The trip went from Perast and took only 10 minutes and cost only 5 Euro each. I should mention that Montenegro only accept Euros.
There was so much history in such a small place. The views again were breathtaking.
Back on the mainland we took a few minutes to visit the old town before heading to our next destination.
Kutor is a stunningly beautiful old city. Walking around the tiny streets it is steeped in history. There is a city wall however you can’t walk around it like you can in Dubrovnik.
If you look carefully at the photo above you will see the wall stretching up into the mountain. This was a theme over here. You could walk up that part of the wall however you would need a full day and proper walking boots to fully experience it, which we didn’t!
We did go up the parts of the wall you can see in the main frame which gave great views over the harbour.
There were some amazing yachts moored there! A girl can dream!
Budva was our next and final stop! A smaller old town greeted us. Our guide took us around again and explained the history to us.
A quick stop off for a late lunch over looking the ocean was perfect. Food and drink is a lot cheaper here compared to Dubrovnik. Beer for example is under €3 a pint.
At around 3pm we headed back to Dubrovnik. Our timing was perfect as the heavens opened!
As we reached Dubrovnik the sun blessed us again!
I’d decided to cancel our original restaurant booking as it was slightly too far. We were later home than expected so only had 30 mins to shower and change, so we decided to go back to Restaurant 1838. It was so good last night, why not !
It didn’t disappoint! I had the mussels again! Oh and of course they gave us those amazing drinks again. I’m definitely going to try and make them when I get home!
Another great day in Dubrovnik! Well mostly in Montenegro, but this was turning out to be a fabulous trip!
I’m looking forward now to preparing my YouTube videos over the weekend to really share with you the beauty of this trip.
Tomorrow is our last day in the beautiful country. We have another trip planned! Stay tuned !