Today arrive in Podgorica, Montenegro. Please note this flight is not included in program cost. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your luxurious resort – Aman Sveti Stefan.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
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Today, enjoy a full-day boat tour of the Kotor Bay and take in the impressive coast line, the narrow entrance into Boka Kotorska and the picturesque coastal towns.
Your first stop today is the port town of Kotor. Located at the head of a deep fjord, Kotor’s fortified Old Town was strategically built at the foot of a high cliff and is nowadays protected by UNESCO. The fortified Old Town bears similarities with the one in Dubrovnik, but is smaller, less crowded, and more idyllic. The best way to explore this very compact part of town is to simply allow yourself to get lost in the maze of narrow streets and small squares and to wander around admiring the historic buildings. Your guide will be with you and will explain the history of the city and point out the main sites of interests.
Time and fitness permitting, you may consider climbing the 1,500 steps of Kotor’s old fortress walls on the hills above the town. The fortifications were started in the early middle ages by the Byzantines after expelling the Goths and were later expanded by the Venetians. Throughout the centuries, the city survived many attacks and was successively controlled by Bulgarians, Serbians, Venetians, Ottomans, and Austro-Hungarians. Nowadays, the impressive city walls stretch some 3 miles from the waterfront to the steep cliffs above the town, range in thickness from 5 to 50 feet, and offer some of the best views over the Old Town and its surroundings. There are several access points to the fortress walls, so one does not necessarily have to walk their entire length.
Next, you will sail to Our Lady of the Rock islet. As legend has it, following a shipwreck near the small town of Perast, local fishermen found an icon of the Virgin Mary with Christ nearby and decided to build a church on the exact spot. This required amassing stones from the mainland to create an artificial island.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
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Today your first stop will be Budva. Your guide will take you to visit the Old Town district. You may visit the church of St. Trinity that was completed in 1804 and the Church of St. Sava, which has fragments of frescoes dating back to the 12th Century. Budva is a fortified city and the 15th century ramparts still have Venetian inscriptions engraved into them.
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Next, you will meet a local family, famous for their olive oil production. This olive grove is family owned and operated in an area renowned for the quality and complexity of its extraordinary artisan olive oils produced with purity, flavor and character. The estate reflects the family’s dedication to crafting the finest specialty food items while working to preserve the natural integrity of this esteemed property.
Today you will be invited to savor the goodness of their estate-grown artisan oils. All of the olives are organically and sustainable farmed and hand-harvested.
You will have the opportunity to get to know the family, witness how they produce their domestic olive oil and enjoy a homemade meal of Montenegrin specialties.
Later this afternoon your will be transferred back to your luxury resort.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
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Today you will be met in the hotel lobby for a day trip to Dubrovnik. You will be driven along a scenic Dalmatian coast.
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will have a walking tour of the historic center which is protected as a UNESCO Heritage site. You will start at the Ploce Gate (East Gate), one of the two extremities of the walled city. As you descend down the stone steps of the fortification, you will see the old Harbor Front of the city overlooking the Adriatic and the islands off the coast. As you continue, you will come to Dubrovnik’s main square - the Loggia Loza, situated at the eastern extremity of the Stradun – the centuries-old promenade which runs through the walled city from East to West.
You will visit the Church of St. Blaise with its distinctive baroque façade. On the main altar stands a statue of Dubrovnik’s patron saint made of gold plated silver and holding a model of the city from the middle ages.
Next, you will step into the Rector’s Palace. The Rector was the highest authority in the city and his palace now houses the Museum of Dubrovnik. Over 15,000 works are on display documenting the economic and cultural history of the city. Next door to the Rector’s Palace is the ancient town hall which today houses the National Theater of Dubrovnik. If you are interested, you will also visit Dubrovnik’s Sephardic Synagogue, located on Zudioska (Jewish) Street just off the Stradun.
You will also visit the museum in the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Minor Friars” (Ordo Fratrum Minorum) which includes one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe, still serving customers. Part of the Franciscans’ mission was to take care of the health of the local residents, so they opened the pharmacy in 1317 and it has been in operation ever since. The monastery contains numerous medieval pharmacists’ tools and medical books which belonged to the English kings’ physicians, as well as 10th-Century manuscripts.
Later today you will be transferred back to Aman Sveti Stefan.
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Today enjoy your day at leisure at your resort.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Today you will be in the hotel lobby and transferred to Podgorica airport to catch your onward flight. Please note this flight is not included in program cost.
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A sample itinerary for FIT touring of Montenegro.
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