Dubrovnik and Portonovi make excellent stops on a tailor made holiday! These cities in Croatia and Montenegro pair together perfectly. They are located close enough to make a two destination trip here a great idea.
With a wonderful restaurant scene for our food lovers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and other breathtaking architecture, there are plenty of reasons to add Dubrovnik to your travel plans. Gorgeous beaches, hiking, outdoor activities and sites to see make it one of Europe’s hottest destinations.
Croatia’s neighbor, Montenegro, also has so many reasons to visit. Charming towns, pretty beaches, stunning coastline, great restaurants and rugged mountains. These two destinations pair together perfectly!
Over the past few weeks, we have been sharing some of our favorite “combo trips”. These are two destinations that work well as a tailor made holiday with multiple stops. Easy to get from one to the other and many special experiences and accommodations, Dubrovnik and Montenegro are great choices. Here are some of our top tips on places to stay and activities here!
Hotel: Villa Dubrovnik
Villa Dubrovnik is ideally set on the cliffs of Saint Jacob’s District. It boasts direct stunning views of the Adriatic and historical city, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Unique 56 residences offer sea or city views and all have private balconies. Easy access to the city and isolated position is a plus for this hotel. Enjoy the ambience and sunsets on the rooftop bar. Indulge in Mediterranean cuisine at Michelin recommended Restaurant Pjerin or Al Fresco Bar Giardino. Relish the breeze in the indoor/outdoor pool and seaside terrace or beach club. Soothe your soul at the lavish Villa Spa or at the contemporary gym. It’s one of our top places to stay in this special city!
Tour: Private walking tour of Dubrovnik
Meet your guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik. Famed for its sheer beauty, glorious history of a one-time republic and majestic ramparts, Dubrovnik righteously bears the title of the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Admire famous landmarks that make Dubrovnik an open-air museum and a UNESCO site. Quaint Franciscan monastery hides Europe’s oldest pharmacy; Rector’s Palace honors the mighty dukes of Dubrovnik and the baroque Church of St Blaise celebrates the town’s patron saint.
No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk around the city walls, one of the best-preserved ramparts in the Mediterranean. The uninterrupted flow of walls, almost 2 km in length, offers a glance of the old town from a completely different angle and spectacular views of the shimmering Adriatic.
Private transfer to Portonovi via Konavle region with cooking class
Meet your guide and driver for a private transfer to Montenegro via Konavle, Dubrovnik countryside. In bucolic settings, green hills incline down to cozy coves and small fishermen’s villages. Take a walk in the peaceful town of Cavtat, along the scenic waterfront promenade and to its most impressive landmark the Mausoleum of Racic Family. In the village of Cilipi enjoy private cooking lessons with a local family on their humble rural estate. With scents of local cuisine, learn how to make peka – the traditional Dalmatian specialty!
After lunch continue with your driver to Montenegro.
Hotel: One and Only, Portonovi, Montenegro
The Adriatic has a new nautical playground: One&Only Portonovi. With its spacious rooms, suites, and villas, Riviera-style dining and idyllic location at the secluded entrance to Boka Bay (which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site), this 60-acre retreat is a must-stay for couples and families alike. Play on the private beach, try an al fresco yoga session, or join the after-dark festivities hosted by the resort’s resident DJ.
Tour: Private tour of Boka Bay, Montenegro
Meet your guide and skipper for a private panoramic boat tour of Boka Bay. Cruise through pristine nature where mountains dip in the sea in fiord-like surroundings. Discover the sleepy town of Perast with a charming baroque entity formed by the strong local navy tradition. Visit the picturesque artificial islet of Our Lady of the Rock, listen to the local legends about its creation and take in the awe-inspiring views. Then explore the historic town of Kotor, a true Montenegrin gem. Surrounded by dramatic folds of rock and city walls, it enjoys a unique position and a stunning visage.
Dubrovnik and Montenegro, combo trip
We hope you enjoyed these suggestions for a combo trip. These are great destinations to pair together on a trip to this part of Europe.
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