Montenegro Week 2

Day 1: Saturday Kotor
This sailing trip starts right in the marina, the old port from the historic town from Kotor. Take your time to visit this world heritage! 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 place. Boarding at 5.30 pm, we show you your cabin and serve you a welcome drink.

Day 2: Sunday Perast / Risan
We sail to Perast and explore this small but beautiful village. We stay in the village of Risan, unspoiled and very original. It’s the oldest settlement in this region (4th century BC). The view over the bay is stunning….

Day 3: Monday Rose / Bigova
A swim- and lunch stop nearby the old fishing village Rose and we spend the night at Bigova. This is also a small fishing village in a beautiful bay on our way between the huge bay of Kotor and the town of Budva. 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 4: Tuesday 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 5: Wednesday  Uv Dobrec / Herzeq Novi
We have a swim- and lunch stop in the beautiful bay of Dobrec and we spend the night in the marina of Herzeq 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 6: Thursday Blue Cave / Morinj
Nearby Herzeq Novi is a cave to visit, the blue grotto, only accessible by small boats or dinghies. 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 / Tivat
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 spend the night 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.

Day 8: Saturday Tivat
Time to say goodbye to our new friends, after breakfast.

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