As far as hidden gems go, Montenegro takes the cake. This Balkan country is bursting with beautiful nature, charming cities, delicious cuisine, rich culture and the most welcoming people on earth. What makes it even more special is the fact that it’s untouched by the usual swarms of tourists which crowd out much of mainland Europe. When coming here, booking one of the best tours in Montenegro with 360 Monte is an absolute must.
Why? Because to truly experience an off-the-beaten-path destination like Montenegro you need to tap into that all important local knowledge which can transform an ordinary trip into an extraordinary one. While bloggers and vloggers are slowly making their way into the tiny European nation, and giving it more publicity than ever before, huge parts of Montenegro still remain unknown. But this is where 360 Monte comes into play.
They offer only the finest hand-picked tours for your long or short stay in Montenegro – including private tours, as well as multi-day and hiking tours. Don’t just take it from us – read their 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor and see why they are considered the top tour operator in the land. Whether you want to enjoy a day tour in Kotor or spend a week discovering the best of Montenegro – 360 Monte has an experience that will suit you perfectly.
There are many ways to immerse yourself in authentic Montenegro, beyond visiting the fortified town of Kotor. For starters, Durmitor National Park is a UNESCO-listed area that is home to gorgeous lakes and towering peaks. If you love the idea of a road trip then you have to drive the Durmitor Ring Route – 85 kilometers of pristine nature. The Tara River and Tara Canyon are also major highlights where you can go rafting or zip-lining.
Perhaps the most photogenic spot in Montenegro is Lake Skadar with its lush greenery and winding channels. Sveti Stefan is another fantastic photo-op as it juts out into the sea in a romantic way and boasts incredible villas. These are just a few of the places not to be missed in Montenegro but there is so much more on offer. The Montenegro tours with 360 Monte mentioned below reveal some of the country’s best kept secrets.
Best Tours in Montenegro
1. Kotor Cruise
After getting lost down the alleyways of the Old Town and hiking up to the iconic Kotor Fortress to soak up the views, the next activity on your Kotor bucket list should be a cruise on the Boka. This tour includes a welcome champagne, swimming in the middle of the bay, a stop at the Blue Cave, passing by Mamula and various fishing villages, lunch at the luxurious Porto Montenegro, visiting Our Lady of the Rocks and a sunset to finish.
2. Kotor Walk Tour
A private walking tour of Kotor gives you much more insight than simply exploring on your own. The Old Town was built between the 12th and 14th centuries but it was inhabited well before then. The sense of history here is just palpable. Be led around the architecture, alleys and monuments with a professional guide from 360 Monte who will share facts and stories about each period of Kotor. Christians, Venetians and Ottomans all played a role.
3. Tara Rafting
The Tara rafting tour is an action-packed adventure that lasts the whole day – 12 hours. In addition to whitewater rafting on the Tara River, cliff jumping and swimming in waterfalls – the group (minimum of four) will also have the opportunity to pass by the picturesque town of Perast, and take in the scenic views overlooking Piva Lake and Piva Canyon. The tour includes a delicious local lunch as well to keep you fueled for the afternoon/evening.
4. Spiritual Montenegro Tour
Orthodox Christians, or those who just appreciate spirituality, will fall in love with this tour as it introduces you to the most significant holy sites in Montenegro. It kicks off in Cetinje with visits to the Cetinje Monastery and Castle Church. Then it’s onto the capital of Montenegro called Podgorica to admire a recent Orthodox construction – Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. The best is saved for last at the Ostrog Monastery built in a cliff face.
5. Private Tour Great Montenegro
A private tour that ticks off many of the greatest Montenegrin destinations such as Lovcen Mountain for breathtaking views, Njegusi village for a lovely traditional breakfast, the old royal capital Cetinje for a relaxing lunch and scenic boat ride, and Sveti Stefan for taking photos that you will cherish forever. Traveling by minivan or minibus, one of the highlights of the tour is cruising along the Old Austro-Hungarian Road with its classic vistas.
6. Best of Montenegro Seaside Tour
The coast of Montenegro is less than 300 kilometers long but it packs a punch for such a small area. Spectacular scenery and historic treasures await. With 360 Monte, you will enjoy a full day tour of the coastline with the highlights being a circuit route around the Bay of Kotor, seeing Budva and learning about its fascinating history, Sveti Stefan, visiting Bar and perhaps the most surprising attraction of all – a 2,000 year old olive tree.
7. Canyon Nevidio – Extreme Adventure
Nevidio Canyon’s claim to fame is that it was the last discovered canyon in Europe but the real appeal of this place comes from its natural beauty. On this “Extreme Adventure” guests swim through narrow passes, go down natural slides and jump from cliffs as high as six meters. The canyoning guides at 360 Monte ensure everyone has a safe and fun time. Throw in a scenic ride and a traditional lunch, and you have yourself quite the day.
8. North Montenegro – Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Tour
You would be hard pressed to spend a better day in North Montenegro if you tried. That is why this tour is a must if you seek adventures in the remotest part of the country. So many activities are packed into this 13 hour day trip including cruising along the Kotor coast and Risan Bay, driving up into the Durmitor Mountains, marveling at the views offered at the Tara River, hiking around Black Lake and paying a visit to the Ostrog Monastery.
9. Montenegro Hiking – Durmitor NP & Bobotov Kuk
Travelers who are itching to complete at least one epic hike on their trip to Montenegro will find this tour to be ideal. The goal for the day, as you leave 360 Monte’s base in Boka Bay, is to summit the highest peak in Durmitor National Park – Bobotov Kuk. It stands at 2,500 meters – nothing too difficult for all the trekkers out there. While at the park, guests will be able to visit households to sample gastronomy in the company of friendly locals.
10. Best Of Montenegro In 7 Days
The Montenegro tours mentioned are all superb in their own right but you might be seeking something longer. For those who have a week to spend in Montenegro, you can’t go past this seven day journey. It has everything you could imagine and more: taking you to the best sights in the south, center and north, and finishing in Kotor with a walk tour and cruise. It’s all-inclusive: accommodation, meals, entrance fees, transport and guides.
11. The Best Of West Balkans & Adria In 10 Days
While Montenegro is a jewel in the crown of the Balkans, by no means is it the only destination you will want to visit in this unique part of the world. For this reason, 360 Monte have created an itinerary that allows you to head out of the country to some other world-class spots such as Dubrovnik, Mostar and Sarajevo. 10 days gives you enough time to cover Montenegro in-depth with the additional bonus of visiting three other countries.