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In our original itinerary, we only had one full day in Kotor. But because Olympic Air ceased daily flights between Athens and Montenegro, and only had one flight on a Wednesday, we had to add another day to the tour. No extra charge for you! We're covering the extra hotel night. This is now a great time for a free day -- to explore as you like.
For your free day in Kotor, August 19, here are some suggestions:
1. Rent a speedboat with driver to see other places on the lakes than what you saw yesterday. Prices are negotiable and size of group will matter. (See picture 1.)
2. Return to old Kotor, hike the castle, see the many churches and museums (some are randomly closed for whatever reason) and "palaces" that are interesting but not particularly grand. Enjoy a nice slow day. (See picture 2.)
3. Take a hike! View above Kotor for the hikers. The climb itself should take just over an hour to reach the Castle of San Giovanni. However, when they designed hiking Kotor to its amazing castles and churches they didn't make it easy. In total, the hike has 1355 stairs and over 70 switchbacks! The views from the top are magnificent. (See picture 3.)
4. Get a taxi to drive you around to sites and perhaps the coastal town of Budva. It is a favorite vacation spot for Russians. There's an old town and small private beach meaning you have to pay to enjoy.
5. Guided Coach tours:
A. Nearby Kotor Mountain Tour.
Take a guided tour into the high mountains and next valley nearby to see the ancient royal grounds of Montenegro. Very reasonably priced at about $40 per person for the entire day. Here's the description from Ivana, the excellent guide: (See picture 4.)
"Dear American Friends,
For our Cetinje tour, you'll board our coach at Hotel PortoIn in Kotor. We then head up the mountain and over the ridge to visit King Nikola’s castle, the famous military Austro-hungarian map, Cetinje monastery, Mausoleum of Njegos, Lovcen mountain and National Park. We will break for lunch in Ivanova Korita.
Tickets to castle, map, National park, mausoleum, transfer, bus & guide for whole day.
Lunch is not included.
TOTAL: TOTAL: 38e per person (if 36pax)
45e – (if min 18pax)
Please pay at the coach.
B. North Country Alpine Tour
Here is a beautiful tour.
Visit to Djurdjevica tara brigde – zip line over the deepest canyon in Europe, visit to Black lake, largest glacial lake in Montenegro, lunch at private household with fresh homemade meal. Ticket to panoramic ride on the ski lift with a view on Durmitor. Drive back – same road, we do not make a circle. One way is 3h of driving.
Included: Ticket to NP Durmitor, transfer, ticket to Savin kuk, lunch in local household , guide for the whole day.
(See pictures 5 and 6.)
TOTAL: 50e per person (if 36pax)
65e – (if min 18pax)
If you wish to take the Centije or Zabljak tour, please email us immediately so we can book a bus. Ivana is awaiting. Email us at BucketList1776@gmail.com You will pay Ivana directly.
For other options our host at the Hotel PortoIn will be happy to make arrangements or provide directions.
Mark J. Stoddard
7/15/2022 03:16:49 pm
Everything sounds so awesome. We think we'd like to make arrangements when we get there. Some things are really great unplanned.
Ginger L Hitz
7/15/2022 08:35:13 pm
We too would like to wait til we get there. It looks like an amazing place and a day that can be a little slower.
7/17/2022 08:53:22 pm
Our first choice for day two would be the hike #3 in the morning. If time permits, we would like to hire a taxi to take us to the mountains and see some of the sites of #5. What exactly is planned for day 1?
7/17/2022 10:58:19 pm
Old town sounds fun, but I think I'll go for the bus tour, Cetinje....
7/19/2022 11:50:25 am
We would like to book the Nearby Kotor Mountain Bus Tour.
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