I’ll tell you about the best excursions in Montenegro, where to find extreme activities, everything about food tourism (and alcohol too). You will learn about the finer details of excursions, what to expect, and what to look for when buying excursions in Montenegro. And there are plenty of those moments. And I hope this article will not only help you get the most out of the purchased excursions, but also save some money.

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Excursions in Montenegro: general information for tourists

Let’s start with the fact that the choice of excursions in Montenegro is simply huge. Route options, attractions, time of visit. I would even say that there are not hundreds, but thousands of excursions in the country.

Good to know:

The main languages in which tours are conducted are Serbian (Montenegrin), English and Russian.

Payment for excursions is always in euros and in cash, if you buy on the spot. About the country’s currency, why Montenegro has the euro, and the country is not part of the Eurozone, read the link.

An important point: the entire market of excursions in Montenegro is divided into:

  • Individual. When you are 2-3-4 people, your guide is driving in his car to the sights of the country. The program can be adjusted right during the tour. Something you do not like – let’s go further, hungry – go to a restaurant.
  • Group. When there are 40 people in a group and you are taken by bus along a pre-approved route without any deviations.
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Group tours are held on these buses. The most important thing is to have a working air conditioner.

It is clear that individual excursions are much more convenient, but they are also more expensive. But if you are traveling as a couple, then the overpayment for an individual tour is significant. And if there are four, then the difference is not so big.


A group tour from Budva for the whole day to Lovcen Park and its surroundings costs 25-30 euros per person, and an individual tour 150-180 euros (maximum 4 people). That’s about 40 euros per person. The price difference is not big, but the experience will be completely different.

Therefore, it is important for you to decide what type of excursions in Montenegro is convenient for you.

For those who travel without a car, excursions are a great option to visit the best sights of the country. Since you can’t get to many locations by public transport.

What to pay attention to when buying an excursion in Montenegro

This is short but very important information:

  • What language is the tour in? If you don’t pay attention, you can get into a group of Serbs with a Serbian guide 🙂 Most guides speak English.М
  • Tour route and time. It happens that the organizers want to include almost everything in one excursion so that it would be more attractive to tourists. As a result: there are a lot of locations, but everywhere you will almost run. If you like calm sightseeing programs, pay attention to this.
  • And most importantly: what is included in the cost of the tour, and what else will you need to pay extra for. This is the biggest trick of all tour agencies.

Let me explain in more detail: for example, you found two excursions along the same route. One costs 40 euros, and the second 45. You bought the cheaper one. And there you need to pay for all the tickets to the attractions. No free drinks. For lunch, you will be taken to an expensive restaurant that benefits them, not you. The initial savings of 5 euros will result in an extra waste of money.

Most important tip:

A sign of a good excursion: when all entrance tickets to all the attractions along the route are already in price. Since in Montenegro there are both free locations, and those where they charge 7-8 euros per person for entry. For example, Lovcen park or a fortress on a mountain above old Kotor.

And often in sea excursions fruits and drinks can be included in the price, and sometimes even a full meal.

Where to buy excursions in Montenegro

Below are the options and the main pros/cons of each:

  • Excursions will be offered by your tour operator (if you come with a package tour). This is always the most expensive option, but for sure all expenses are included in the price of the tour, and the guide will definitely speak your language.
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Ostrog Monastery is one of the most popular group tours in Montenegro. During the season, sightseeing buses come here in a row
  • You can buy on the spot: in the city, on the beach, on the promenade. There are a lot of sellers of excursions at every resort on the coast. This may be the cheapest option, but here you need to be as careful as possible. They can promise anything just to sell.
    • They often scare that buying excursions in Montenegro from such guys is not safe. Lies, read everything about safety in the country here. Nobody will rob you. The worst thing that can happen is that there will be additional expenses that you were not warned about in advance. And you didn’t even ask about it.
  • In the Internet. There are many sites. All tour companies and individual guides are already posting their offers on the Internet. Below are two links to a great services. There is a large selection of individual excursions in Montenegro, and group ones.
    • Getyourguide – largest tour portal.
    • Viator – large selection of tours and excursions around Montenegro.

Types of excursions in Montenegro: top rating

And now to the most interesting. I’ll tell you what types of excursions there are in Montenegro, prices, I’ll give an example of the best ones.

Popular in Montenegro:

  • Sea excursions and all possible boat trips, fishing
  • Excursions to the mountainous part of the country: Durmitor Park, Lovcen Park, Djurdjevic Bridge in the Tara River Canyon
  • Sightseeing tours around the old town. There are such in Kotor, Budva, Herceg Novi and not only. And in general, “Exploring the City” tours.
  • Religious or tours of the monasteries. There are pilgrimage tours, there are routes for 1-2 days at once to a dozen monasteries.
  • Extreme excursions
  • Well, for the most hungry: food tours, wineries, cheese dairies and prsut producers in Montenegro
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On food tours you can see the process of production of prsut. Tasting is also included!

There are also many mix routes, where several types of excursions are combined. You are taken to the mountains to a beautiful observation platform, on the way you stop by some kind of church, and at the end of the two-hour sunset walk along the Bay of Kotor.

And now more about each type:

Boat tours and sea excursions in Montenegro

Such excursions can be bought on any promenade of any coastal city.

There is the Bar Riviera, the Budva Riviera, the Bay of Kotor, and each region has its own sea excursions and boat trips. About resorts and where it is better to relax, read the link.

What you need to know about it:

  • A trip on a good boat for the whole day costs about 300 euros. Half day – 150 euros. It might be cheaper too.
  • There are few group excursions for 25-30 people, more often – individual ones.
  • If you need a cheap group boat tour, there are most of them in the Bay of Kotor.
  • The best sea tours in Montenegro:
    • Sightseeing tour of the Bay of Kotor
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In Montenegro, it is popular to rent such yachts (in this case, a catamaran) for half a day or a whole day.

Excursions in Montenegro to the mountains

If you have a car, then you can visit the locations in the mountains on your own. Public transport in the mountains is poorly developed, there are few routes, most locations cannot be reached by regular bus. Therefore, mountain tours are a great alternative for tourists without a car. There are even two day trips.

Most popular locations:

  • Durmitor park and Djurdjevic bridge
  • Biogradska Gora Park
  • Sedlo Pass
  • Lovcen park, Njegos mausoleum, the first capital of Montenegro Cetinje and the village of Njegusi with prsut tasting. Lovcen, by the way, is also the closest mountains from the coast, only an hour away. And perhaps this is the most popular excursion.
  • Here is an example of a good full day mountain tour.
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Park Durmitor

Sightseeing tours in the old town

Most popular destinations:

  • Kotor Old Town
  • Old town of Budva
  • Romantic Perast and its islands
  • And there are those where in a day you will visit all three old cities from the list above.
  • Walking tours are usually 2-3 hours long.
  • Here is an example of great Kotor sightseeing walking tours for small groups.
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A good guide knows every nook and cranny in this old town. In the photo the old town of Budva

Tours in Montenegro to the monasteries

Honestly, I didn’t know before that there are so many pilgrimage tours in Montenegro. It’s one thing to visit a temple between sights. And the second is to go on a 2-3 day tour only of the temples. But there is no doubt, in Montenegro, religion occupies an important place in the culture of society and there are a huge number of religious places.

The most popular excursions in Montenegro to the monasteries are one-day tours. During the day, usually the group manages to visit 3-4 monasteries / temples / churches

  • A large overview of the monasteries of Montenegro for those who are interested in this topic is at the link. And the most popular monasteries among tourists are:
    • Of course, Ostrog Monastery in the Rock
    • Cetinje Monastery
    • Piva Monastery

Extreme tours in Montenegro

Everything is easy here, in fact there are only three types of them in the country:

  • Zipline – price about 25 euros
  • Rafting – price from 50 to 100 euros
  • Paragliding – 50-70 euros

Paragliding is available in many places in Montenegro. Can be easily found near the coast. And the best rafting and zipline in the Durmitor park near the Dzhurdzhevich bridge in the canyon of the Tara River.


For these activities, it does not matter what language the guide speaks, he is actually not needed.
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Rafting on the Tara River near Durmitor Park

Food tours in Montenegro

This type of excursion is often combined with others. But you can find a tour of the wineries of Montenegro, or see how lozovac (rakia) is made. Well, a trip to the village of Njegusi, where you will be shown the production of prosciutto and cheese, and of course they will hold a tasting, will be remembered for a long time. The most popular food tours in Montenegro:

  • oyster farms in the Bay of Kotor. Follow the link for a detailed overview of the Bay of Kotor and all oyster farms. You can also visit them on your own.
  • to the vineyards where the Montenegrin wine Vranac is made
  • the village of Njegusi and the production of prust and cheese
  • Here is a selection of great food tours

In conclusion: no matter where you buy excursions in Montenegro: on the beach, hotel or the Internet, you will not be deceived anywhere. But always be careful and specify everything that is included in the price of the tour. Believe me, the choice of activities and excursions in this country is huge.

Resources to help you plan your dream trip to Montenegro

  • Flights at the best prices with discounts
  • Car rental in Montenegro (cheaper – only by bus):
    • Discovery Cars – a large international resource
    • LocalRent – work with local rental companies. Leader in car rental in Montenegro.
  • Hotels and apartments all over the country: Booking
  • Tours, excursions and activities (including extreme ones):
    • GYG – more than 150 tours
    • Viator – 700+ excursions and activities throughout the country
  • Comprehensive travel insurance: EKTA
  • eSIM virtual sim card with internet in Montenegro
  • Taxi and transfers from Montenegro airports: Intui.Travel