I am on a group trip to Croatia in September. We have two days in Dubrovnik.The first day we will tour the city as a group. On the second day, we have 2 options: tour Dubrovnik on our own or take a side trip to Montenegro (the Bay of Kotor, Town of Perast, our lady of rock, etc.) What should I do?
I am from Dubrovnik. I am a tour guide and I used to guide groups for almost 10 years.
I reccomend visiting Montenegro, Kotor is a lovely medieval town, the island of Our lady of the rocks is gorgeous and the scenery is beautiful.
It's worth going. Have a great trip!
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Considering the amount of visitors in Dubrovnik, I doubt you will successfully see everything you'd like to, so it'd be a good idea to have 2 days for sightseeing. But it all depends on your first day in Dubrovnik, how much you like it and how much you manage to see in one day. If you're happy with your first day, go to Montenegro the second day.
100% yes! Imagine a county where ANY fairytale can be filmed for Hollywood. That's Montenegro! Mountains, water, rivers, castles, ruins, monasteries. Everything in a wild mix with modern cruise ships and Ferraris. Go for it!!
Without a doubt, you should see Montenegro. You will not regret it.
We really liked Dubrovnik but it's quite small and fairly easy to see in a day.