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Kotor Tour: Best of Montenegro
Kotor Shore Trip - Best of Montenegro


 



This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or your Hotel in Kotor
  • Private Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Boat Excursion
  • Included Interior Visits - St. Tryphon Cathedral, Our Lady of the Rocks
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Tour Number:
MKOTO-04

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8 People - $137 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Kotor Shore Excursion

This full day shore tour visits the most popular sites in Montenegro including the old town of Kotor, the charming village of Perast, the island of Our Lady of the Rocks and resort village of Budva. You explore the fjord by boat and then travel along the Mediterranean coast in a private vehicle.

After meeting your tour guide at the pier in Kotor, you walk to your awaiting boat. You enjoy a cruise along the coast until you reach the village of Perast. This small town is a wonderful example of baroque architecture. While you are in Perast you have a short walk among buildings and villas which were built during the city's prosperous years of the 17th and 18th centuries. There were 14 churches built during that period, among them is the unfinished parish church of St Nicholas, a Venetian-Romanesque variation of baroque style. Its bell tower is 179 feet high and has an inscription which proudly reads that the Turkish threat ended after the Venetians conquered Herceg Novi and Risan. Although it is open to the sky, the great apse of the main altar makes a significant contribution to the coastline of Perast.

After your walk in Perast you cruise to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. According to legend, the small man-made island was made over the centuries by the seamen who kept an ancient oath which says that after returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the bay. Over time, the small island gradually emerged from the sea. You will visit the small Byzantine style church which was built in 1667. The interior of the church was decorated by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century painter from village of Perast. Your guide will point out the famous icon of Our Lady of the Rocks on the altar.

Later you cruise back to Kotor where you enjoy a walking tour walk through the maze of medieval Kotor, its bustling market and among beautiful Renaissance buildings. The well preserved fortified walls of Kotor are nearly 3 miles long and it is considered one of the world's historic values. This afternoon you could consider walking on the wall uphill towards the castle.

Your tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of St. Tryphon which was constructed in 1166 and built on the remains of a former temple from the 9th century. You will see the remains from 14th century frescoes and the valuable treasury with both local and Venetian golden works dating from the 14th to the 20th centuries.

Your tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of St. Tryphon which was built in 1166 on the remains of a former 9th century temple. You will see the remains from 14th century frescoes as well as the valuable treasury with both local and Venetian golden works dating from the 14th to the 20th centuries.

Next you drive to the ancient town of Budva which is the most famous resort in Montenegro. While you are in Budva you have free time for lunch (meal not included) before enjoying a walking tour.

Budva is considered to be one of the oldest settlements on the Balkan Peninsula. The old town of Budva also lies on a small island that was linked to the land by a sandbar and in time it turned into a peninsula. The old town is surrounded by ramparts originating from the 15th century including a medieval fortification system with city gates, defense walls and towers. Within the walls the town is a combination of small narrow roads and little squares with valuable monuments of different Mediterranean cultures.

Later this afternoon you drive back to the pier in Kotor.

Mobility: No wheelchairs

Customized Kotor Tours

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Kotor tours and Kotor Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Kotor tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Meet guide and cruise to Perast - 50 Minutes
  • Walking Tour of Perast - 30 Minutes
  • Boat to Our Lady of the Rocks - 10 Minutes
  • Visit Our Lady of the Rocks - 30 Minutes
  • Boat to Kotor - 50 Minutes
  • Walking Tour of Kotor - 1.5 Hours
  • Drive to Budva - 30 Minutes
  • Free Time for Lunch - 1.5 Hours
  • Walking Tour of Budva - 1 Hour
  • Return to pier in Kotor - 30 Minutes