“Awesome Day with Liset!!” Reviewed May 21, 2016
Liset is an incredible guide who shared wonderful experiences with our group of 6 in Monte Negro! Our favorite was being welcomed into the home/workshop of an artisan prosciutto maker and his family. It was as far from a "touristy" experience as I could imagine, as he (along with his handsome son and beautiful daughter in law) shared homemade wine and grappa, prosciutto, cheese and neighbor made, bread and pickles. They seemed so happy and excited to have us in their home, and then the surprise of going upstairs and seeing 15,000 prosciutto being smoked!! An unforgettable experience (I'm worried that bragging about it will cause more people to go, and sort of dilute the authenticity of the experience). Oh, and did I mention how incredibly beautiful Monte Negro is??? Truly wonderful. Liset is a professional, friendly guide who shares her love of Monte Negro with her guests! Thanks for an awesome day!!! Visited May 2016
“Fantastic half day tour of Montenegro” Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile
I found Kotor Private Tours and Excursions via their excellent feedback on Tripadvisor and booked the Kotor - Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks by Speed Boat Excursion via their website. I paid a €50 deposit in advance via PayPal to secure our tour which was straightforward. The balance was paid after our tour. Liset was extremely responsive to my emails and questions which put me at ease about booking the tour with this company.
We arrived on our cruise and were met promptly by Jelena off our ship. Jelena was fun, informative and spoke excellent English. It was obvious that her priority was to ensure that we had a memorable time and she was patient and thoughtful in dealing with the different needs/speed of our group (grandparents, parents and teenagers).
Straight after meeting Jelena we walked to our speedboat (1-2 minutes) which took us directly to Our Lady of the Rocks island. We were the only people there when we arrived which was wonderful! Jelena explained the history of the place and we had ample opportunity to take uninterrupted photos as we had avoided the crowds.
We then visited the nearby town of Perast by boat and had time to take a swim, walk around and have a coffee break. We then continued on by boat back to Kotor where we entered the ancient town and did a walking tour with Jelena. We visited numerous ancient churches, squares, palaces and the wonderful museum in the town. Jelena was really informative about the history of Kotor and made sure we all moved along at a pace that suited our age-varied group.
We ended our tour after 4.5 hours which was perfect timing as we were ready for lunch and to take a break from the sun. I highly recommend Kotor Private Tours for beating the crowds and seeing the best Kotor has to offer in a short space of time.
“Absolute BEST DAY in Kotor Thanks to Liset and Daniel!” Reviewed May 30, 2016
From the moment we contacted Liset, she was responsive and helpful in answering questions and giving a detailed explanation of what our day would entail. Even though we had arrived by cruise ship, the private speed boat ride to visit the Lady of the Rocks Church/Perast was spectacular and allowed us to see the Bay of Kotor from a very unique perspective. The land portion of our tour included a driver and was equally great. Liset was professional, informative and knowledgeable down to every detail. We chose to spend less time in Budva so at Liset's suggestion, we visited and lunched in the new and beautiful Porto Montenegro and the adjacent town of Tivat. Liset and our driver were flexible, personable and provided an overview of Montenegro that we certainly would have missed had we simply chosen to walk around Kotor. The views from above the port and surrounding towns were incredible and capping off our visit to this beautiful country with a personal tour of the old town was the perfect ending to a great day. Thank you!
“Charming tour guide made our first day of our cruise a delight!” Reviewed July 25, 2016
Our tender boat procedure was so long we were afraid our tour guide wouldn't be there to greet us, but Shira was waiting and smiling. We experienced so much of the lovely city that day, and learned so much. Shira was very knowledgeable and answered every question we had, offering tidbits of history and culture along the way. By the end of the day we felt like we had spent it with an old friend. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wanted a close feel of the area and people. Visited July 2016
“Wonderful experience for our group of 11 people.” Reviewed June 23, 2016Every aspect of the tour was handled very professionally. 11 of us in a very comfortable and clean bus.
Liset enhanced our experience of Montenegro greatly. A beautiful country indeed. She spoke very clearly and knew the different towns and their history very well.
Liset was also very responsive prior to the trip booking all the arrangements.
Would highly recommend them. Visited June 2016
“Day boat trip in Kotor Bay” Reviewed September 3, 2016
We decided against the inflexible, expensive tours offered by our cruise boat. Having read TA reviews for this company we prebooked a private tour for the 6 of us via the internet. Liset was very helpful with the mail arrangements. We were met, as arranged, by Nella at the port gates. Then a short walk onto our private speed boat with a driver & Nella and a very fast trip out of the bay, passed all the main sites to a lovely cave (the Blue Cave) where we were able to swim off the boat. I would advise caution here as lots of boats enter the cave whilst people are swimming. However, it was great fun. Then off to a lovely cove with a pebble beach and restaurant. At all times we could spend as long as we wanted at any one place. There was never any fear that they would not get us back in time to meet the cruise ship.
Kotor was the best part of our cruise, fantastic if you like beautiful, green scenery plus lovely old towns to visit (Kotor, Perast), super swimming and walking trips.
“Personalized, professional, and first rate” Reviewed July 29, 2016
We came in on a cruise ship, and spent the day with Daniel touring around the area. Taking the speed boat instead of navigating by land saved a ton of time, and left us more time to explore. Daniel was very patient and understanding with my wife, who was having difficulty getting around after a recent leg injury. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire tour and highly recommend it. Visited July 2016
“Fantastic Tour Guide” Reviewed June 23, 2016Thank you Daniel for making our excursion in Kotor a family favorite! We did 4 tours during our 10 day cruise and this one surpassed the others by leaps and bounds. Daniel is a wealth of knowledge about his city and knows how to navigate it well. Best of all he altered our excursion to make the perfect fit for us! Blessings...
“One of the best days on our vacation”Reviewed August 16, 2016
Kotor - Blue Cave - Kotor Speed Boat Excursion
This day was an amazing and a very nice way to see Montenegro.
It was fun and our skipper was so nice. We would do it again next time we are comming to Montenegro.
Also the blue cave was nice to swim in.