10 Days Sailing and Sightseeing
Explore the best of Montenegro’s shores with a private and relaxing sailing tour.
The Best of Montenegro Sailing Tour will bring you to popular destinations in the most relaxing and enjoyable way—with daily access to spectacular views, new swimming spots, scenic meals aboard the vessel, and all the pleasures of sailing.
The tour combines the most attractive destinations along the Montenegrin coast including Tivat, Budva, Sveti Stefan, and Bigova.
Tivat is home to a well-curated maritime museum that showcases Montenegro’s naval history. Budva is one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic, offering a rich and diverse range of historical and cultural landmarks. Frequented by stars and princesses in the sixties, the islet of Sveti Stefan offers a unique luxurious charm. Meanwhile, the fishing village of Bigova offers authentic cuisine and a launching point for an inland tour.
The inland tour day will highlight the best of Montenegro’s inland destinations including Njeguši village, Lovćen National Park, and Cetinje (the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro). The tour includes lunch and wine tasting in Rijeka Crnojevic with a boat ride across Skadar Lake. A scenic coastal drive to Kotor with possible stops at Budva, Jaz Beach, and St. Stefan will complete the inland tour.
The vessel is a Gulet Baba Veli 8, meaning “Father Veli”, and it is the eigth of the nine gulet yachts built by the Oguz family of Turkey. It is a 32-metre ketch gulet that can accommodate up to 12 guests in its 6 luxurious air-conditioned cabins. In total, there are 2 master cabins, 2 double cabins, and 2 family cabins. Each cabin also has its own shower and WC. Guests are invited to enjoy a cushioned seating area, indoor and outdoor dining areas, fully-equipped kitchen, bar, and TV. The Gulet Baba 8 also carries a variety of equipment for your enjoyment while on board:
- Life Jackets/Buoyancy Aids
- Snorkel Masks and Fins
- Towable Toys
- Wi-Fi (no video streaming or large file transfers)
- Music System
- Cockpit and sun deck shades
Duration: 10 days
Schedule: Upon request
Departure Point: Upon request
Departure Time: Upon request
Tour Type: Boat Tour
DAY 1 — TIVAT & PORTO MONTENEGRO
Arrival and transfer from the airport (Tivat, Podgorica, Dubrovnik) to the harbour. Embark the vessel at 17:00, settle into your cabin, and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner.
Dinner and overnight anchor at the dock in Porto Montenegro.
DAY 2 — TIVAT & BUDVA
Delve into Montenegro’s sailing history at the Maritime Heritage Museum. Learn about Tivat’s early navy days and gain a historical perspective on your surroundings before we set sail.
Enjoy lunch on board the ship as we sail south and stop at Dobra Luka Bay for an afternoon swim. On our way to Budva, we will stop at Jaz beach, which is famous for its sandy shores.
The rest of the day will be dedicated to exploring Budva, one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. Approximately 2,500 years old, Budva is home to some of the most wondrous churches in this part of Europe.
Dinner and overnight anchored in Budva.
DAY 3 — BUDVA - PETROVAC - SVETI STEFAN
After breakfast in Budva, we sail south to Petrovac, a small city with a rich and exciting history. Enjoy lunch aboard the ship then go for a swim in Lucice Bay, which offers a quiet sandy beach. In the afternoon, we will anchor in front of Sveti Stefan, a fortified
island village. Sveti Stefan was a favourite hangout for sixties film stars and royalty like Sophia Loren, Doris Day and Princess Margaret. Dinner will be served on board, looking out to the twinkling lights of Sveti Stefan island.
Dinner and overnight anchored in Sveti Stefan.
DAY 4 — SVETI STEFAN - TRSTENO BAY - BIGOVA
After a scenic breakfast, we sail in the direction of the Lustica Peninsula. Enjoy lunch and swimming in Trsteno Bay, a protected bay with shallow waters. By late afternoon, we will arrive in Bigova, an authentic fishing village where you can enjoy the traditional flavours of Adriatic cuisine in one of the oldest fish tavernas.
Dinner on your own in Bigova. Overnight docked or anchored in Bigova depending on availability.
DAY 5 — BIGOVA
Enjoy a full-day inland tour highlighting the best of Montenegro!
The day begins with a visit to Njeguši village and a pitstop at a local smokehouse serving traditional ham and cheese. Passing through the picturesque Lovćen National Park, we will reach the Njegoš Mausoleum perched atop Mount Lovćen. Next, we will explore Cetinje, the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro. After a walking tour and some free time, we will drive to Rijeka Crnojevic in Skadar Lake National Park. Experience the park with a boat trip across Skadar lake, lunch, and wine tasting. To cap the day, we will take a scenic coastal drive to Kotor with possible stops at Budva, Jaz Beach, and St. Stefan.
08:00 – 09:00 Drive to Njeguši via 25 serpentines, 2 photo breaks
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast, smokehouse visit, spending time with locals
10:00 – 10:30 Drive through Lovćen National Park, photo stops
10:30 – 11:30 Njegoš Mausoleum visit atop Mount Lovcen (1656m altitude)
11:30 – 12:00 Drive to Cetinje
12:00 – 13:00 Visit of Cetinje, city walk and some free time
13:00 – 13:30 Drive to Rijeka Crnojevic
13:30 – 16:30 Time in Rijeka Crnojevic, boat trip, photo sessions, lunch
and wine tasting
16:30 – 18:00 Coastal drive to Kotor (optional stops in Budva, Jaz beach
for swimming or photo stop in front of St. Stefan)
Overnight in Bigova.
DAY 6 — BIGOVA - PERAST - KOTOR
After breakfast, we set sail into the magnificent Boka Bay (Bay of Kotor). Spend the morning exploring Perast, a historic sailing town of narrow cobbled streets, Baroque palaces, and Captain’s mansions.
It is situated across Our Lady of the Rocks, a manmade island built in the 15th century. Legend has it that two brothers from Perast discovered a painting of Our Lady. They piled rocks around the site and built a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. Enter the island’s church and museum and learn about Fasinada, the annual custom of sinking rocks that expands the island each year.
Enjoy lunch on board as we sail through the calm waters of Boka Bay. By early afternoon, we will reach the port of Kotor, a well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage site dramatically set between sparkling waters and fortified cliffs.
Dinner and overnight anchored in Kotor.
DAY 7 — KOTOR
Discover the wonders of Kotor with a morning walking tour then enjoy a free day in the city!
A walking tour will introduce you to the history, architecture, and heritage of Kotor, a marvellously preserved medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage site. This tour covers all of the major landmarks including the Square of Arms, Clock Tower, Old Town Hall. The tour also includes significant churches, cathedrals, and palaces from various eras.
Dinner and overnight anchored in Kotor.
DAY 8 — KOTOR-NORTH
Ostrog Monastery and Piva mountains
08:00 – 09:45 Ride up to Ostrog monastery
09:45 – 10:30 Time in the monastery with your guide
10:30 – 12:30 Ride trough to Piva monastery and some time there
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch near the monastery with nice view of the Piva river
14:00 – 16:00 Ride through the heart of Durmitor national park with many photo opportunities.
Overnight in Zabljak - National park Durmitor
DAY 9 — Durmitor National Park
08:00 – 10:30 Walk around Black lake, the largest lake in Durmitor national park
10:30 – 10:00 Ride to the Tara river bridge
10:00 – 11:00 Time on the bridge (optional zip line)
11:30 – 13:00 Ride around Durmitor national park, stops next to Riblje and Vrazje lake
13:00 – 14:30 Time in Curevac, easy hike to the best view point of the Tara river canyon
14:30 – 16:00 Lunch time
DAY 10 — DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport (Tivat, Podgorica, or Dubrovnik).
*Our tours are flexible to accommodate your interests. Please speak to us at the time of booking should you wish to make adjustments to the proposed itineraries.
Price on request!
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