Montenegro Week 1

Day 1: Saturday Solila, Tivat
This sail trip starts in the beautiful little Solila, a marina just under Tivat, some minutes from the airport. This place is located next to the national reserve that is well known for his special birds and vegetation, salty and sweet water lowlands and creeks. A must for walkers. But this place has also a beautiful beach with a good and nice restaurant with a overwhelming view over the bay of Kotor. We invite our guests from 5,30 pm for a welcome drink and show you your cabin and give you also information about the trip.

Day 2: Sunday Kracici / Bigova
A swim and lunch stop nearby Kracici with old submarines coves. The main advantage of the sea coast in the Grbal Valley is the distance from the noisy tourist areas. In this part of the country there are mainly agricultural lands (vineyards, gardens and olive groves), and along the coast there are a few villas and holiday homes. Therefore, the sea water in these places is very clean. Settlement Bigova - a quiet place located in a sheltered bay from the sea and winds. In the past, pirates hid here from storms and pirates rested from sea robbery, and now fishing boats and yachts of wealthy tourists swing on waves. The coast near the village consists of beautiful stony beaches and the surrounding air is filled with the aroma of laurel and coniferous trees, very useful for respiratory organs. An additional bonus for us: there is always the freshest fish on the table from local fishermen.

Day 3: Monday Sv Stefan / Budva
We head further south to Sveti Stefan, where an ancient terracotta roofed village meets modern day luxury resort. Swim- lunch stop at Sveti Stefan or Miločer or Queen’s beaches.
We sail to Budva, where you’ll find sandy beaches along the coast. Known as an Adriatic version of the Riviera, you’ll find an attractive walled city, old monasteries, a natural harbour and a great atmosphere at Ploce beach.

Day 4: Tuesday Mamula / Herzeq Novi
Swim- lunch stop nearby Mamula, an Island 80% covered by one of the oldest fortress of Europe, to defence the Gulf of Kotor, the largest and most south fjord of Europe. We spend the night by Herceg Novi, at the entrance to the Gulf of Kotor, where you can leisurely stroll around its heritage-listed tree-lined town squares and citadel.

Day 5: Wednesday Blue Cave / Rose / Porto Montenegro Tivat
We sail to the bay and explore the blue grotto, or we head to Dobrec, Zanjic and Mirista coves for the Swim- lunch stop. We sail up to Rose, at the entrance to Boka Kotorska, one of the oldest settlements in the bay. We spend the night at Porto Montenegro, Tivat, This old marine harbour is transferred to a state-of-the-art luxury marina with a chic beach club and beautiful pool.

Day 6: Thursday Perast / Morinj
We sail to Perast and explore this small but beautiful village. We spend the night in Donji Morinj, a beautiful little village with a lot of small streams coming from the mountains and the associated water mills. Here is also one of the best restaurants of Montenegro: Catovica Mlini located in a stunning area and with ambiance.

Day 7: Friday Sv Dorde / Kotor
Swim- lunch stop by the beautiful Sv Dorde Islands and explore its tiny islands of Gospa od Skrpjela and Sveti Dorde and their churches. We continue sailing in the Bay of Kotor with its impressive medieval fortress at Kotor snaking up the steepest mountains in the region. Enjoy local food and drink in the narrow streets and cobbled squares in this walled city. An itinerary in Montenegro isn’t complete without this historic stop.

Day 8: Saturday Kotor
Time to say goodbye to our new friends, after breakfast. In Kotor the guests can leave the boat at 10 am if they booked one week instead of two weeks. The guests who stay have a free day in this beautiful town.

This itinerary is subject to change. Local circumstances such as weather may influence the itinerary

 

Travel Information

Flights to Tivat airport Montenegro:
Direct and indirect flights from Frankfurt DE (Lufthansa), Amsterdam NL (Lufthansa, Air Serbia), Manchester UK (Easyjet), Munchen DE, Orly / Paris F, Belgrado (SE) etc. see www.skyscaner.com or www.cheaptickets.com 
Airport Tivat to Solila Tivat + 2 km, to Marina Kotor + 8,5 km, take a taxi for this trip.

Dubrovnik Croatia – Kotor or Tivat Montenegro v.v.
No train connection, only taxi or bus.
Distance is 94 km. Travel route by taxi / bus has border crossing(s), delays in arrival time may occur due border control and heavy border traffic, special in summer / peak time.

Total time Dubrovnik – Kotor: 1 hour and 40 minutes until  3,5 hours; Dubrovnik – Tivat: 2,5 until 4 hours. Taxi costs about € 130,- – 160,- depending car (max 3 persons) or (mini-)van (max 8 persons). www.croatia-taxi.hr. For the guests who combine a week Croatia with a week Montenegro is a taxi service from the Marina Dubrovnik available.

Bus: Warning: International Bus starts in Dubrovnik main bus station Gruz), not from the airport! (the airport is by Cilipi near by Cavtat, 25 km from Dubrovnik). Shuttle Bus from airport to Dubrovnik bus station (Gruz) + 20 -25 Kn = + € 3,- / 3,50. Private transfer by taxi (+ 30 – 40 minutes) + € 30,- 35,-.
Dubrovnik main station (Gruz) to Kotor or Tivat: price for a bus ticket € 15,-  – 20,-  p.p. depending from season and / or time.
Timetables and online ticket sale: www.buscroatia.com > Dubrovnik – Kotor or https://getbybus.com