Kotor, Njegusi, Cetinje, and King Nikola's Museum
- Kotor walking tour: Your guide will lead you through the best-preserved medieval city in the Mediterranean. See palaces, towers, the famed fortified walls, and the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Tryphon.
- Njegusi: Wind your way up the slopes of Mount Lovcen to this historic mountain village and enjoy a repast of local smoked ham, cheese, fresh bread, and wine.
- Cetinje: Discover the historic cultural heart of Montenegro. Visit the lavish palace of Montenegro's last royal family, now a museum displaying priceless art and furnishings.
About This Kotor Tour
As you explore Old Town's maze of cobblestone streets, think of all who've walked these same steps: Romans, Saracens, Illyrians, Bulgarians, Serbians, Venetians, Ottomans, the Habsburgs, the French. Pirates and soldiers, traders and conquerers: They've come and gone since ancient times, and they all left their imprint – in the architecture, in the language and traditions, in the cuisine, in the expectation that new hardships might be required at any time.
The natural beauty of the region is enough to make anyone covetous of Kotor, but a well-protected strategic position across the Adriatic from Italy made it strategically vital. Thus the 850-year old bulwarks begun by a Roman emperor but completed hundreds of years later by the Venetians, who took over in 1420. (They had a good 377-year run.) The three-mile long walls proved to be less than invasion-proof, but they were an imposing physical barrier. And they still are, as anyone who's tried the 850-foot, 1,400-step climb to the top will attest. (The views for those who succeed are spectacular.)
Within these walls lies the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, a stunning example of Romanesque architecture consecrated in 1166. Its dramatic Baroque bell towers were added during reconstruction after an earthquake took down its entire facade in 1667.
Your guide will tell you about St. Tryphon, who's entombed here. Well, at least his head is. He lost it after martyring himself to a Roman sword in the year 250, during the last officially sanctioned persecution of the Empire's Christians. Which makes him the perfect patron saint for a city that's seen its fair share of sacrifice.
People were worshipping in St. Tryphon's Cathedral while Notre Dame in Paris was still on the drawing board. It's one of the oldest churches in Europe, and stands on the site of an even older one, built in 809. The "new" cathedral needed massive reconstruction after the 1667 earthquake and more repairs after a 1979 quake leveled much of Old Town. It's still the icon of the city.
Please make your way to the main entrance of Old Town (west gate known as Sea Gate) and meet your GoBe representative with the logo sign.
Shopping available in Njegusi Village, Museum Souvenir shop and after the tour in town of Kotor. Get your camera ready for stunning views of the bay of Kotor during the drive along Mount Lovcen.
Expect to walk for about 3 miles, up/down inclines and steps and over cobblestones. If your mobility is limited, you will find it too challenging to keep up with the group and enjoy yourself. Tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Cultural, Scenic, Food & Wine, Walking Tour, Shopping
Beverages - Glass of Wine, Water
Lunch - Local Favorites
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for all ages. Under 18 years old? Sorry you won't be able to sample wine on this tour. Bring photo ID as proof of age if asked.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have problems with your knees or climbing up/down steps, this may not be a suitable tour for you. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact the GoTo Crew in advance for any accommodation, if possible.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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