Google, Nov 2023
Liset was an excellent English speaking guide! She gave us the highlights of her beautiful country, specifically Kotor, in a short time as we were only there for the day. I would highly recommend her!
BECKY C. United States
RATING TOUR: #121212, Kotor Over the top full day private tour, Kotor, Montenegro view tour
DATE: Oct 13/23
We so enjoyed our day with Liset. Kotor is beautiful and Liset made the most of our day in port. She was very accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend her.
PAUL SEIFERT United States
RATING TOUR: #98972, Kotor, Budva & Sv. Stefan, Half Day Shore Excursion, Kotor, Montenegro view tour
DATE: Oct 8/23
Tour shortened by unexpected early cruise departure. Not happy with Viking - lost 2 out 4.5 hours. Guide Daniel subbed for original guide as she was sick. He was great - native, extremely knowledgeable, funny, tried his best to make up for the time issue. Old town of Kotor was very interesting; he knew it's history very well. Only saw Budva from a scenic lookout, then drove back. I think the original plan of 4.5 hours would have been great; 2.5 hours not enough but Daniel was great. Nice Mercedes van.
JOHN HECTUS United States
RATING TOUR: #112743, Explore the Bay of Kotor in a Private speed boat, Kotor, Montenegro view tour
DATE: Apr 16/23
First time using Tours By Locals and based on my experience with Lyset I couldn't be happier! She was the consummate professional having communicated with me quickly and thoroughly, provided a comprehensive plan which she adapted to meet conditions of the day (threat of bad weather), and was quite flexible with the pace to respond to one member of our group of 4 who had some mobility issues. In fact her tour was one of the best we have had in our many years of global travels. I highly recommend her.
TREVOR DICKINSON Canada
RATING TOUR: #98981, Kotor, Shore Excursion, Half Day tour to Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks, Kotor, Montenegro view tour
DATE: Jun 21/23
Outstanding.......Liset was exceptional......she has a wonderful personality and gave us an excellent experience.....the first stop by the church on the rock was perfect...we later stopped at Kotor for an Americano and ice cream ....at Kotor she gave an excellent overview of the city and many Game of Thrones references.. .....highly recommend ......thanks for a great memory
Google, Nov 2023
We spent a lovely day in Kotor thanks to Kotor Private Tours. Our local guide was excellent. It was so easy to talk with him. He gave us so much more than just the highlights on our tour. He went into local legends and little known historical facts without making them boring. We went to several beautiful places. Montenegro is beautiful! It was a very enjoyable day.
Google, Nov 2023
Liset was an excellent tour guide, very well informed. Answered all our random questions with detail, very cheerful and all and all a very pleasant time for a tour on short notice. She accommodated our availability and clearly knows her subject extremely well. I highly recommend.
Liset was amazing with our group of 6. Met us on time and rolled with it! Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, engaging and easy to spend time with and learn from. Would have no qualms recommending to others!
Google, Oct 2023
We have 3 young kids and decided to do a private tour instead of a ship Shore excursion for the flexibility and personalized attention. This a family run business. Liset was incredibly professional from the very beginning and proposed great ideas over email to make the tour suitable for young kids. Daniel, her husband
was our tour guide for the day and met us at the tender boat arrivals area. It was like meeting an old friend. He was very relatable with references to NFL teams so my husband immediately hit it off. Daniel was also very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Montenegro. You can definitely get his sense of pride for his homeland but was also pragmatic about the politics of the area. He peppered the history and social studies lessons with anecdotes from his own life and stories of his family which was so charming. To please the kids as per their last minute request, he even found a lovely playground in a beautiful park in Cetinje for them to burn off some steam first and then took us to Njegusi village at the home of a local friend to try the local delicacies Trust me when I say that this was heavenly, not just for the amazing food and hospitality but mostly for the chance to meet a truly humble gentleman keeping up his family legacy. We then drove down the switchback road that we came up on and Daniel was great at maneuvering around huge busses on a pretty narrow road. My husband spotted a zipline randomly and was eager to try it but I dissuaded him and he reluctantly agreed. Daniel wisely remained neutral for that debate between husband and wife. My husband might actually return to Kotor some day just to try that zipline! Thank you Liset and Daniel for planning a wonderful tour, showing us your home and making us feel at home.
Google Sept 2023
Absolutely amazing experience. Liset and Daniel were such a pleasure to work with. They were overly accommodating to our cruise ship change in plans and crafted a custom excursion to Lake Skadar that was terrific. It included a boat ride, an awesome home cooked meal at a lake side retreat and wine. Daniel was very patient and sweet with our special needs teens & cruise ship delay. I would highly recommend and we will be using them the next time we are in Montenegro.
Google, Sep 2023
I don't usually review tours...however when it comes to Kotor Private Tours, both myself and my wife believe it is more than well deserved. We travel and tour quite a bit, and without doubt this was the most, interesting, informing and enjoyable tour we have ever done. Usually, most tours loose me after a couple of hours of seeing yet "another" ruin, with yet another Roman history lesson (Yawn). Liset greeted us in the morning and brought the Old Town of Montenegro to life with a combination of both the past and present. We then met her husband Daniel, who truly shared his knowledge of how and why life is the way it is today in Montenegro (Fascinating). We headed to Budva for an introduction to the old and new of a growing area. Again very interesting to see and learn of an area in transition. We then headed to meet a speed boat for the remainder of the afternoon and take in the magnificent fjords like vistas. Along the way we moored the boat to take a few minutes for a cold drink, and then disaster....my wife dropped her phone in the Adriatic. As my wife saw her entire life flash before her eyes, no sooner than I can say, Daniel was overboard, recovered the phone, and I am glad to say my wife is a happy camper today as Daniel saved the day.
(Again). Many thanks Daniel.
In conclusion: A perfect way to see both Land and Sea with 2 wonderful people.
Hvala Liset & Daniel
Google, Aug 2023
Liset is very responsive throughout the booking process. We were happy to have booked Kotor Private Tours for our shore excursion for the day we docked in Montenegro. Liset is very prompt, friendly and professional. She is knowledgeable and flexible and showed us around Kotor in a comfortable vehicle. We enjoyed our day a lot and had a very nice lunch too. Thank you, Liset, for your excellent service. We will definitely recommend Kotor Private Tours to our friends if they happen to be travelling to Kotor.
Google, Aug 2023
I cannot recommend Kotor Private Tours enough! We booked the Ultimate Tour and arrived end of July 2023 off of a Norwegian Cruise Ship. Our guide, Ivona, was waiting right on time at the port and was very easy to find. From there, a car took us to beautiful sites along Kotor and out to Budva to explore. Ivona was wonderful and took plenty of pictures of the group and provided great history and answers to all our questions. From the car, we were dropped off to a boat tour of Blue Lagoon/Perast/Our Lady of the Rocks/and swimming. This was SUCH an incredible experience and the Bay of Kotor is something you must experience by boat! Out of our entire trip, Kotor was our favorite experience thanks to the team!
Google, Aug 2023
Enthusiastically Recommending Liset Kotor Private Tours in Montenegro
Traveling Europe, i recently had the pleasure of experiencing a guided tour with Liset, I can confidently attest to her exceptional knowledge, seamless organization, and invaluable local and historical insights.
Liset's tour around Kotor was truly enlightening, providing a deep understanding of the local culture and history of Montenegro. We ventured into the breathtaking Montenegrin countryside, and Liset ensured that every detail was taken care of. We we a group of 6 (3 couples) and one of the most striking aspects of Liset's tours is her ability to strike the perfect balance between educational information and enjoyable exploration. Liset was friendly and approachable, creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, allowing for meaningful interactions and a personalized tour experience.
Beyond Liset’s wealth of knowledge and easy-to-understand explanations, Liset demonstrated exceptional professionalism in all aspects of service. Prompt communication and seamless tour organization to flexibility and attentiveness to individual preferences, and her commitment to providing an outstanding experience was evident to our group.
I wholeheartedly recommend Liset Kotor Private Tours to anyone seeking an unforgettable tour experience in Montenegro.
Julie and Marti... W
Greater Perth, Australia299
Walking Tour and Blue Cave Tour
This tour was outstanding and our guide, Kate was very knowledgeable on the history. The town was very quaint and after our walking tour we hopped on a speed boat to see the Blue Cave. Although the boat trip was a long ride to the cave, once inside it was spectacular. There were many boats inside the cave and the weather was wet and windy which made the boat a little rocky as the waves were rushing in. It was too cold and unsafe to have a little swim with the number of boats inside the cave. Thank-you once again to Liset and her team.
Sandwich, MA14 contributions
An amazing tour!!
This tour was absolutely wonderful!!! Kate spent the entire time talking about history, culture, and all the ways that Kotor, Montenegro was unique! Even though the weather was not good, (cold, rainy, and windy) it was still our most memorable from our 17-day visit to the mediterranean! Our tour guide Kate had such a wealth of knowledge and shared an hour of interesting facts and stories as we walked the streets of Kotor. The motor boat ride was great in spite of the weather with stunning views of the floating church and a very cool stint in the blue cave! All making for an amazing tour!
Private guide to lady of the rock and Perast. Plus old town a must do.
Oct 2023 • Friends
Liset and Daniel were great. Daniel was waiting for us at the port terminal even though we were late due to tenders. He gave an in-depth history of montenagro. He bought all the tickets and jumped lines to get us on boat to lady of the rock and in the church. After our drive to Perast we went to old town and he gave us a tour of the city
Marlboro, NJ4 contributions
Made our trip perfect
May 2023 • Couples
This company is amazing. Liset organized our whole Croatia cruise, with excellent tour guides in every port. She is knowledgeable and very attentive. I highly recommend using her company for all your travel needs.
Great private cruise ship excursion in Kotor, Montenegro
May 2023 • Family
Upon arrival from our cruise ship in Kotor we were met by our guide Daniel, who stayed with us for the entire day. His English was excellent. Our first stop was the scenic view point for the Bay of Kotor. Next on to the overlook point for the beautiful Aman Sveti Stefan Hotel, which was built on a fortified village dating back to the 15th century. Beautiful! On our way to catch our boat to the Blue Cave we stopped at the Vista Vidikovac Restaurant for more scenic views and a coffee break. After a fabulous time on the boat making several scenic stops and swimming at the Blue Cave, Daniel brought us back to the city of Kotor. Our family of 9 had a great cruise ship stop in Kotor.
Best guide for Kotor
Frankito, TripAdvisor, June 2023
Our tour guide Lisette was super engaged & well prepared to show and explain to us the most interesting places of Kotor old town - we can highly recommend to choose her as a guide for a tour in Kotor
We had a wonderful experience with our guide, Bojan, in Kotor. The city is lovely and interesting. Bojan was very knowledgeable, personable, and showed us all the important sites. He also let us choose different activities along the tour. We certainly recommend this company.
Palm Harbor, FL3,280 contributions
Liset Was the Best
Liset was the consummate professional both before and during our tour. She provided timely and comprehensive info which helped us select the best options for our tour. I was monitoring the weather forecasts which were a bit iffy (cold and
rain) which would put a damper on our planned speedboat tour of the bay BUT Liset had already had a contingent plan with a Mercedes van standing by (we actually decided that was our best option). She was thorough, providing info on the history, culture and geography of the area while keeping it light and fun. The tours of Our Lady of the Rocks, Perast and our walking tour of Kotor old city were perfect and the pace was just right. We invited Liset to have lunch with us and her recommendation for venue and menu were perfect.
I can't recommend Liset enough--she was one of the best we have had in our many global travels. You can't go wrong with her!
Baltimore, Maryland, United States23 contributions
Fun Day in Kotor
Jun 2023 • Family
We had a great day half day tour. We took a high speed boat to Blue Cave, Submarine tunnels, Lady of our Rocks, Perast and then saw the old town of Kotor. Lisette kept in great communication with us. We were on a cruise and our dates kept changing. She was very accommodating. Our guide was great. I am sorry that I don't remember his name but he is Lisette's husband. We had a great lunch at a restaurant right by the sea.
Google, Aug 2023
I recently had the pleasure of booking a full day tour in Montenegro Kotor Private Tours, and I cannot recommend them enough. From start to finish, my experience was nothing short of exceptional.
Liset, my main point of contact, went above and beyond in ensuring that all my needs and preferences were met. Her responsiveness, professionalism, and genuine care for my experience made a significant difference. She organized all details for both tour and transfers. She made the entire process smooth and hassle-free.
During the tour, we had the privilege of being accompanied by the incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic guide, Daniel. He was so funny and enjoyable to be around. He made the 8 hour day a breeze!
From exploring the historic town of Kotor to discovering the scenic beauty of Perast , the tour was an unforgettable journey through Montenegro's coast. Daniel's expertise and personalized approach ensured that we made the most of every moment.
Thank you Liset and Daniel for providing such an exceptional experience! If you're considering a visit to Montenegro, I highly recommend this tour company. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a scenic day out, they will create the perfect tour for you.
Thank you once again to Liset & Daniel for creating an unforgettable experience.
A great and reliable Montenegro private tour operator.
Uwe L, April 2023
Review of Kotor Private Tours and Excursions
Prompt response to tour inquiry, excellent communication and recommendation suitable for our cruise stop in Kotor. Down payment to reserve was convenient and secure.
Tour guide with private car met us on time at the port gate. Our tour to Citenji, Njegusi, return via the scenic serpentine road, followed by a walking tour of Kotor was done in a way to avoid the many cruise ship bus tours which was much appreciated.
The visit and light lunch at the ham smokehouse, with a great conversation with the welcoming owner will be remembered.
Ivanka was an amazing guide, the driver of a spotless limo was professional.
This scenic private tour exceeded our expectations.
If you find your self in the jewel of the Adriatic Sea-Montenegro- AND you find yourself in magnificent city of Kotor, then you must book your tour with Liset of Kotor Private Tours. Upon disembarking our ship we were met by Liset who had a sign with my name waiting for us at the dock. She is friendly, knowledgeable, witty, and an absolutely joy to be not only as a tour guide but as a person. She and her husband are so lovely and FUN to be with that our tour with her was the absolute highlight of our 35 day European trip. She expertly navigated us through the historic town, the church on the island and dropped us a local favorite restaurant. Likewise, she took us to the street market were we picked up cheese and meats to take back with us to the ship. Communication via email was excellent, payment was smooth and the tour was perfect! Thank you Liset and blessings to your family and we hope to see you again in Kotor, Montenegro again!