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Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks & Kotor
Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks & Kotor

Tour Date: Sep 5 2022
Port/City: Kotor, Montenegro
Pick Up: NCL Gem
Start Time: 3PM
Duration: 4 Hours
Minimum Group Size is : 12


This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or your Hotel in Kotor
  • Private Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Boat Excursion
  • Included Visits - St. Tryphon Cathedral, Our Lady of the Rocks

Price: $67.00 (Per Person)

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Kotor Shore Excursion

This private shore trip includes a walking tour of Kotor's old town and a boat excursion to visit the small village of Perast, followed by the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This is the most popular half day Kotor tour that we offer.

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 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.

When the tour is complete you will have a familiar orientation of the town so you have the option to stay in the old town to enjoy free time and then walk back to your ship later in the day, or the guide can walk you back to the pier.

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 your group is larger than 8 people, we can offer you the private Kotor tour using multiple boats and guides if needed. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.