Kotor, St. Tryphon Cathedral, Njegusi & Cetinje (Guided in Japanese)

6 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-993
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Points of Interest

  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum
  • Njegusi
  • National Museum
  • Cetinje
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Dating back to the Byzantine Empire, Montenegro is rich in history and culture, and this action-packed tour aims to showcase the best of this wonderful country.

At Kotor's small harbor, you will be greeted by your guide before boarding the motorcoach for a scenic drive to Njegusi, up the narrow mountain road, that features hairpin bends and stunning coastal views. This charming village was the birthplace of Peter Petrovic-Njegos, considered the most important leader in Montenegrin history. At a local restaurant, you will be invited to sample delicious regional specialties including smoked ham, cheese, brandy, and wine. Climbing back onto the motorcoach, you will then head to the old capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. Founded in 1482, it is located at the base of the spectacular Lovcen mountains, and found itself under siege during the Ottoman Empire.

Here, you will tour the wonderful National Museum, which is housed in the palatial home of King Nikola Petrovic I, who ruled Montenegro from 1860 to 1918. You will visit the amazing state apartments, and view the collection of royal costumes, furnishings, and documents. The museum is also home to the 'Oktoih Prvoglasnik', a revered manuscript that dates back to the late 15th century.

Descending the mountains, there will be a short stop for a photographs at a mountain vantage point that offers panoramic views of Budva and surrpounding area. . Your journey continues through Budva, a popular seaside resort and one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans that is famed for its sandy beaches and coves.

Arriving back in Kotor, you will then tour the ornate St. Tryphon Cathedral, which was completed in 1166, and boasts Romanesque and Byzantine architecture. The interior is decorated with a gilded altar, frescoes, and a collection of Venetian art dating back to the 14th century.

Your tour ends with a trip to the Maritime Museum, which is housed in the 17th century Grgurina Palace, and chronicles Kotor's glory days as one of the Adriatic's major naval forces. You will have an opportunity to view the museum's many exhibits including nautical instruments, naval ensigns, and sea-faring artifacts.

Finally, enjoy the short walk back to the ship.

Special Notes:

The mountain road to Njegusi is narrow and winding. The road includes 25 hairpin turns and ascends approximately 3,000 feet along steep dropoffs. Passengers with a fear of heights or subject to car sickness should take this into consideration when booking this tour. An alternate route may be taken in case of poor conditions.

Passengers must walk extensive distances and negotiate uneven surfaces. Not suited for passengers in wheelchair or with limited mobility. Wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat.

When visiting sacred sites wear conservative attire. Clothing should cover the shoulders and knees. Shorts are not permitted.

Sequence of tour stops may vary. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to Njegusi sampling regional specialities of smoked ham, cheese, local brandy, and wine

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided walking tour of Cetinje and visit of National museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:50
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Photo stop for Budva

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided walking tour of Kotor including visits to the St. Tryphon Cathedral, and Maritime Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Restroom available:
No