Kotor Budva Excursion Reviews

Visit the wall of the Old Town and experience the antique charm of Budva.
After being tendered from the ship to Kotor's port, quite a long ride given that Princess had ...
Sail Date: July 2019
After being tendered from the ship to Kotor's port, quite a long ride given that Princess had beaten us in and gotten a much closer anchorage, we boarded a bus for the walled city of Budva on the Adriatic. Our guide spoke a lot about ... Read More
After being tendered from the ship to Kotor's port, quite a long ride given that Princess had beaten us in and gotten a much closer anchorage, we boarded a bus for the walled city of Budva on the Adriatic. Our guide spoke a lot about the history and changes since Yugoslavia was broken up, and how much of the development in Budva was brought about by Russian investors. It was quite a hot day (again) and we had ~45 minutes of free time to wander the old town of BUdva before re-boarding the bus to return to Kotor for a quick tour of the old town there. As previously mentioned, the bummer of the day was the obligatory "shopping excursion" to the leather factory (WHY??)--I suspect the tour is perhaps subsidized by this merchant, and perhaps if this were transparently explained it would not have been so off-putting: as a hypothetical example, if we paid $50 pp for this tour and it would have been $70 pp, perhaps we would have not been so taken aback by the 30 minute stop. I don't know if this is anything near the truth, but to have read in the paperwork that "shopping stops are not a part of this tour" and then having a shopping stop, was a bit of a bait and switch and it wasn't mentioned until it was too late to change our minds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Decent but very crowded and dirty.
Sail Date: July 2019
Decent but very crowded and dirty.
Decent but very crowded and dirty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Budva is a old town surrounded by construction and traffic.
Sail Date: May 2019
Budva is a old town surrounded by construction and traffic. The old town of Kotor was much more interesting. We were here for a short time. I wish we would not have done the tour. We did it thinking we would get a tender earlier and get on ... Read More
Budva is a old town surrounded by construction and traffic. The old town of Kotor was much more interesting. We were here for a short time. I wish we would not have done the tour. We did it thinking we would get a tender earlier and get on our way. That didn’t happen. It was poorly organized. That said, our guide was very informative and knew her stuff. She was the saving grace for this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Historic Kotor & the Seaside Town of Budva - It was interesting to drive down to Budva, not a ...
Sail Date: October 2018
Historic Kotor & the Seaside Town of Budva - It was interesting to drive down to Budva, not a particularly scenic ride. Budva was interesting but I felt we spent too much time there and was rushed through historic Kotor. I was glad ... Read More
Historic Kotor & the Seaside Town of Budva - It was interesting to drive down to Budva, not a particularly scenic ride. Budva was interesting but I felt we spent too much time there and was rushed through historic Kotor. I was glad that we had another day in Kotor on our second leg of our cruise Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Kotor completely fell apart.
Sail Date: October 2018
Kotor completely fell apart. The excursion guide lost control of the tour. At the of the tour to Budva the guide left two tourists behind stranded without transportation back to the ship. She had no idea where they were. I am sure they ... Read More
Kotor completely fell apart. The excursion guide lost control of the tour. At the of the tour to Budva the guide left two tourists behind stranded without transportation back to the ship. She had no idea where they were. I am sure they had no idea either. Half the tourists went ahead of the guide, while others were at public washrooms, after the guide took us to a public washroom that was closed, and she had to backtrack to another washroom that we had past on our way. She didn't appear to know the history of the port that well. Eventually, we bailed and went back to the bus to await the return of the tourists. Princess deserves credit for offering credit for a significant portion of this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
At Montegro, the guide first took us to a view point for photos along the coast, and then took us ...
Sail Date: July 2018
At Montegro, the guide first took us to a view point for photos along the coast, and then took us into the pretty little coastal town of Budva. The Old Town there in small but interesting. Lots of small shops, friendly people. Then we were ... Read More
At Montegro, the guide first took us to a view point for photos along the coast, and then took us into the pretty little coastal town of Budva. The Old Town there in small but interesting. Lots of small shops, friendly people. Then we were taken back to Kotor which was very good too. To be honest, didn't have much time in Kotor which was a shame as it was even nicer with far more to see. Should you want to go there, I would actually suggest NOT going on an excursion, and simply visiting Kotor on your own. Cheaper, and simple to do as the ship is literally through Customs there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
was a bit rushed, but enjoyed the trip.
Sail Date: July 2018
was a bit rushed, but enjoyed the trip. The guide provided very interesting background about her country and its history - part of former Yugoslavia.
was a bit rushed, but enjoyed the trip. The guide provided very interesting background about her country and its history - part of former Yugoslavia. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our guide, Ilya, took us to a variety of places including Budva, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks as ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Our guide, Ilya, took us to a variety of places including Budva, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks as well as walking us around Old Town, Kotor. He was very well informed and gave us a great tour. He adapted timings according to our need!
Our guide, Ilya, took us to a variety of places including Budva, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks as well as walking us around Old Town, Kotor. He was very well informed and gave us a great tour. He adapted timings according to our need! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Last minute change to include wasted 45 minutes at a leather factory brought this rating down.
Sail Date: May 2018
Last minute change to include wasted 45 minutes at a leather factory brought this rating down. Otherwise, Montenegro has some breathtaking scenery.
Last minute change to include wasted 45 minutes at a leather factory brought this rating down. Otherwise, Montenegro has some breathtaking scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour showed off the city beautifully.
Sail Date: April 2018
This tour showed off the city beautifully. We went to the beach and had a local beer and then back in the other old city we had a bit of the local proscuitto and cheese. Fantastic!
This tour showed off the city beautifully. We went to the beach and had a local beer and then back in the other old city we had a bit of the local proscuitto and cheese. Fantastic! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Enjoyed the excursion to Budva, beautiful little town
Sail Date: August 2017
Enjoyed the excursion to Budva, beautiful little town
Enjoyed the excursion to Budva, beautiful little town Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
a little disappointed in this tour, wished we had just done it on our own
Sail Date: August 2017
a little disappointed in this tour, wished we had just done it on our own
a little disappointed in this tour, wished we had just done it on our own Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
HAL - EXC tour.
Sail Date: August 2017
HAL - EXC tour. "Budva, Kotor & Coastal Views." Lovely informative guided bus tour along Montenegro's coastline and walking tour through Budva's magnificent old town.
HAL - EXC tour. "Budva, Kotor & Coastal Views." Lovely informative guided bus tour along Montenegro's coastline and walking tour through Budva's magnificent old town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Visited twice.
Sail Date: August 2017
Visited twice. Our our first visit we walked around the Old Town - lovely.
Visited twice. Our our first visit we walked around the Old Town - lovely. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Four hour tour covering Budva and persat.
Sail Date: August 2017
Four hour tour covering Budva and persat. Milo is a friendly guy who was willing to stay beyond his normal 4 hour trip to do a walking tour of the Kotor town.
Four hour tour covering Budva and persat. Milo is a friendly guy who was willing to stay beyond his normal 4 hour trip to do a walking tour of the Kotor town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Old Budva another old walled town again with quant streets, well worth the visit
Sail Date: June 2017
Old Budva another old walled town again with quant streets, well worth the visit
Old Budva another old walled town again with quant streets, well worth the visit Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A bit of a boring ride to get there but well worth it.
Sail Date: May 2017
A bit of a boring ride to get there but well worth it. Loved the tiny little shops. Don't miss the one that sells "Chanel,Prada,Dolce,Hermes"
A bit of a boring ride to get there but well worth it. Loved the tiny little shops. Don't miss the one that sells "Chanel,Prada,Dolce,Hermes" Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We really enjoyed Buda!
Sail Date: November 2016
We really enjoyed Buda! I wish this excursion could have been longer. More time spent in Montenegro period.
We really enjoyed Buda! I wish this excursion could have been longer. More time spent in Montenegro period. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Usual Old Town walking tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good tour; but, bus seats too tight & uncomfortable.
Sail Date: October 2016
Good tour; but, bus seats too tight & uncomfortable.
Good tour; but, bus seats too tight & uncomfortable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour started in Budva early in the morning when it was empty.
Sail Date: September 2016
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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Great tour guide and beautiful city.
Sail Date: August 2016
Great tour guide and beautiful city. Water was so blue and green.Wanted to go for a swim....
Great tour guide and beautiful city. Water was so blue and green.Wanted to go for a swim.... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
breath taking place
Sail Date: August 2016
breath taking place
breath taking place Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A lovely day
Sail Date: August 2016
A lovely day
A lovely day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Good, nothing special
Sail Date: July 2016
Good, nothing special
Good, nothing special Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line