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The best way to see and explore Montenegro’s Adriatic coast is to take advantage of Kotor shore excursions, ranging from tours to seaside resort towns to sea kayaking on Kotor Bay. The medieval fortified town of Kotor will surprise and delight you, and the surrounding area offers spectacular views and vistas that will make memories for a lifetime while on your cruise to Kotor, Montenegro.
Explore Montenegro on grand Kotor shore excursions that take in the flavors, traditions, and architecture of the country. Travel to Budva, a seaside resort town that’s one of the area’s oldest settlements, and walk its cobblestone streets. Stroll the Old Town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the town’s medieval walls, Romanesque architecture, and Baroque churches, and spend some time at the maritime museum.
On a scenic bus tour of Montenegro, travel to the foot of Lovćen Mountain to the town of Cetinje, the old royal capital of Montenegro and the site of the King Nikola Museum. Drive along the steep mountain roads to reach the top of Lovćen Mountain, stopping at Njeguši, a small village known as much for its well-preserved folkways and handicrafts as for its smoked ham and local cheese.
Kotor shore excursions can lead to further discovery of the area’s food and wine on a drive through the lush green beauty and quiet calm of Montenegro’s countryside for a visit to an organic farm. Learn about village life and organic farming. Sample local specialties made right on the farm, including brandy, wine, cheeses, smoked meats, and homemade bread.
Sample wines, honey, dairy products, smoked meats, and other local specialties on a tour of a century-old, family-owned vineyard. Enjoy tasting a white wine that used to be served at the Viennese court which is produced from an indigenous species of grape.
Kotor cruise excursions offer a chance to tour the Bay of Kotor’s Madonna dello Scalpello church, a Baroque church located on an islet of the bay, and to explore the Lady of the Rocks Church that houses 68 paintings by the Venetian painter Tripo Kokolja, including the Death of the Virgin.
From your European cruise, you can travel by bus to the charming coastal town of Castelnuovo, known as Herceg Novi in the local Montenegrin language. The town is home to several fortresses, including the Fonte Mare tower, famous for its panoramic views. Stroll the Old Town and enjoy the open-air market.