This afternoon you will meet your guide and driver at the hotel for a private tour of Cetinje town – the one-time center of Montenegrin rule. With the breathtaking scenery of mountain wreath behind you, you’ll head towards Montenegro’s inland beauty. Situated beneath the summit of Lovcen which towers to 590 meters above sea level, Cetinje is a blend of natural beauty and impressive cultural heritage. This town-museum offers an insight to the history of Montenegro and creates a unique cultural milieu. The Old Royal Capital of Cetinje is today a centre of historical and national identity; the memory and continuity of Montenegrin people.
Your guide will take you for a walk through the UNESCO site of Cetinje. You will visit the historical St. Peter’s Monastery, founded between 1701 and 1704 by Prince-Bishop Danilo I on the site of the former court of Ivan Crnojevic. The block of monasteries became the center of spiritual, cultural and political life of Montenegro. It has been destroyed several times by the Turks and consequently restored. The monastery hides one of the greatest relics – “right hand with three fingers of St. Joan Baptist”.
However, in the unbreakable unity of traditional and eclectic architecture of the 19th century, the central part is the richness in numerous art collections of Cetinje Museums. Today you will be treated with CALVADOS CLUB Extraordinary Experience: VIP tour of the National Museum of Cetinje after working hours. Your curator will take you through the Museum of King Nikola, once a royal residence dominated by a luxurious Art-Nouveau style.
After the tour, you will enjoy a scenic ride back to your hotel.