Usual Old Town walking tour. Really enjoyed the meal with the people who owner the farm. Their food and wine was excellent. They live in a beautiful area and it was so calm and peaceful. Well worth the time to visit them. Warm and welcoming family, grandfather, father, and son.
This tour started in Budva early in the morning when it was empty. Nothing was open. We left at 9:10am when things were first starting to open up. Then we went to Kator. It was interesting, but not like the walled cities of Tuscany.
Kotor was one of the two ports substituted for Kusadasi and Istanbul. We did not know what to expect and what we found was that the town was far more beautiful than it seemed in the pictures at the port talk. We had a ride to nearby Budva, which is small and ancient. Kotor is larger, but also old. The art and architecture shows the multiple influences of the regimes that controlled the area and is therefore fascinating.
In Kotor, Montenego, we booked the “KV19 Seaside Resorts of Budva and Kotor” at $65. On the way to Budva, the bus stopped at an overlook so we could see Sveti Stefan, the famous high-end resort island on the Montenegrin Riviera. There was a lot of construction going on to widen the road and to build more hotels and casinos. Once in Budva, the weather wasn’t great, but we did a walking tour to the stone fort, citadel, church and other buildings above a nice harbor and a beach with some pounding surf. We had about an hour of free time to walk around with an option to get some food and drinks at a local restaurant.
We then returned to Kotor where we were led on a walking tour through the Sea Gate inside the walls. It’s one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The architecture was interesting and there were many shops. If the weather wasn’t so gray and drizzly, I might have attempted to walk up the many steps to St. John’s Castle high above the city. Maybe we’ll give that a shot next time.
Rough seas going in tender and boat, which was not worth the time and effort becasuse of a very rocky, yes rocky, not stony beach, whereas the rocks heated up. It mad for good practice for hot stone walkers. I wish Celebrity has advised of this fact. Go on another and shorter tour.
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