Kotor Shore Excursions by Land

Recommended for hotel and cruiser guests

 

OVERVIEW

This tour combines, in culture and history, richest and most beautiful places on the Montenegrin coast - Perast and Kotor (4 hours) with optional Budva* visit (additional 2 hours).
Starting from Kotor, just few kilometers away, we reach town of Perast, enjoy its magnificent architecture, join for a quick boat ride to the island Our Lady of Rocks, visit both church and a museum at it.
Relaxing ride along the Bay takes us back to Kotor, where we have a walking tour around the city and explore Maritime Museum.
After the tour do not hesitate to take a break at “Letrika” coffee bar for complimentary charcoal coffee, unique and different experience in Kotor.

 

THINGS TO NOTE!

  • PRICE: 49€ PER PERSON
  • REQUIRED: 4 people minimum, everyone can participate
  • DURATION: up to 4 hours
  • INCLUDED: transportation by car, mini-van or mini-bus, proffesional TOUR GUIDE in ENGLISH language, boat ride to the island, entrance fee to the church and museum, map of the city, entrance fee for Maritime museum in the Old Town, charcoal coffee degustation in Letrika coffee bar, bottle of water 0.5l per person
  • NOT INCLUDED: other drinks or souvenirs
  • WHAT TO BRING: suncream, a hat, camera
  • HIGHLIGHTS: ride along the bay, Perast town promenade, boat ride, island OUR LADY OF ROCKS, church and museum, square of arms, clock tower, palace of BIZANTI, Beskuća, Buća and Pima families, Cathedral of ST. TRYPHON, Maritime Museum, ST. LUKE’S, ST. NIKOLA’S and blessed OSANNA church, Norhtern (river) Gate, Charcoal Coffee

Meeting point and start time – determined by the agency depending on the agreement with guests.
You can contact the agency via e-mail, or direct visit 360 Monte Travel Agency office is located in the Old Town of Kotor.

To check exact location on a map, please click HERE.

Starting point is Kotor from where we are heading to the most complete baroque town in Adriatic coast - Perast and small men-made island just across it - Our Lady of Rocks.

Perast

Perast

From the interaction between mainland and bay, the inherent contrast of stone and water, the dialogue of island and wave, sometimes in harmony but often in conflict, this sea-faring town has derived its unity, strength and sense of purpose. Despite its size, a sophisticated urban structure has arisen, demonstrated by the proportion, scale, massing and rhythm of the great number of public buildings, especially along the waterfront.

First we arrive in town of Perast just 20 minutes away from Kotor, from where we’ll take a boat ride to most famous island in Montenegro – Our Lady of Rocks.

Our Lady of Rocks

Our Lady of Rocks

The legend has it that the island has been made over the centuries by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and the Child on the rock in the sea on July 22, 1452. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea is alive even nowadays. Every year on the sunset of July 22, an event called "Fašinada", when local residents take their boats and throw rocks, widening the surface of the island, takes place.

Inside of the Our Lady Church

Inside of the Our Lady Church

Besides the church from 17th century, there is also a museum of gifts which were mainly donated by sailors and captains who had lived through the storms, battles and long time at the open sea.

As we return from the island, we visit the main square in the middle of Perast with the church of St. Nicola’s and its impressive 55 meters high belfry. From there we continue our walk for about 1 kilometer along with the waterfront, admiring the beautiful architecture form 17th and 18th century, until we meet the vehicle waiting to take us back to Kotor.

Old Town of Kotor

Old Town of Kotor

Hidden beneath the Mountain of Lovćen, in the heart of the breathtaking Boka Bay, this jewel of Adriatic is unmatched in its beauty that is represented through assimilation of different culture influences whose signatures are more than visible even now. Every single piece of this town is hiding story on its own written by Ottomans, Venetians and Christians. Join us on this tour and help us to reveal all secrets that are lying around!

Map of Tour

Map of Tour

Itinerary of the Walking Tour

1. Starting point in front of Entrance of Old Town Kotor

2. Arms Square

3. Town Clock Tower

4. Bizanti and Beskuća Palace

5. Flower Square (Pima and Buća Palace)

6. Cathedral of Saint Tryphon 

7. Maritime Museum (visit)

8. Karampana fountain 

9. Church of Saint Luke’s

10. Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church

11. Church of Saint Mary

12. North (River) Gate

Here you can take a quick look of Kotor Old Town on 360° view: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zuBSSORz54Ew.k3OtZaUCoeQ4&hl=en_US

Our walking tour Kotor starts in the front of the main gate (1). When we enter the Old Town, first we’ll step on the main town square better known as the Arms Square (2), recognized by a Town Clock Tower (3) which dates back from 1602. By the tower facade there is a pyramidal pillar, a pillory, a testimony of the moral as well as legal norms respected in the town.

Town Clock Tower

Town Clock Tower

On your way to Flower Square (4), we pass beautiful baroque architecture which reflect in monumental palaces of families Bizanti and Beskuća (5), followed by the great story and legends about those noble residents. Near the most beautiful palace in Kotor – Pima we find the true diamond of this town - Cathedral of St Tryphon (6), built in honor of the St Tryphon, patron and protector of the city, on the same place where older church, dedicated to the same saint existed from 809.

St. Tryphon Cathedral

St. Tryphon Cathedral

We proceed to the Maritime Museum (7), place with rich collections of exhibits that represent sailing history of this area and the way of living as well. Maritime Museum is a “must see place” in Kotor. Decorated with original furniture of noble families, models of ships that were used for trade and battles, large collection of guns and swards will show the important role of Kotor during past centuries.

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

Path leads us to the Church of Saint Luke’s (8) that originaly used to be a Catholic school, but it was given to Orthodox believers for use and it represents a testimony of the harmonious co-existence of Catholic and Orthodox people. The church today is significant due to the fact that it had two altars at the same time, both Catholic and an Orthodox one. The floor in the church is made of tomb panels of joined graves of citizens of Kotor, since until 1930’s the burring were held in the church itself. On your way to Saint Luke’s church, we pass by Karampana square (9).

St. Luke's church

St. Luke's church

Right next to Saint Luke’s is Saint Nicholas Church (10) (built in 1909.) which possesses a rich collection of icons and a beautiful iconostasis made by Cigler, a Czech artist.

St Nichola's church

St Nichola's church

Church of Saint Mary (11), built in 1221, on the site of a 6th-century basilica, is not something you want to skip. This Catholic Church is distinguished by impressive 20th-century bronze doors covered in bas-reliefs, a particularly gruesome larger-than-life crucifix, and a glass coffin containing the body of Blessed Osanna of Cattaro (1493–1565). She was what is known as an anchoress, choosing to be walled into a small cell attached to a church so as to devote her life to prayer.

View to the Lovćen Mountain from the North Gate

View to the Lovćen Mountain from the North Gate

Soon we come to another gate and the end of our tour. North Gate of Kotor (12) was built in in remembrance of the battle against Ottoman Empire that occurred 1539; one year later gate was built. From that point you can see the shortest river in Montenegro, Škurda.

As every good host in Montenegro, we invite you to join us at “Letrika” to try a unique coffee experience in Kotor.

Letrika Coffee Bar

Letrika Coffee Bar

Charcoal Coffee

Charcoal Coffee

A red-hot piece of charcoal is put into a cup of black coffee right in front of you.

 

The charcoal makes the coffee smoother and purifies it. Charcoal is well-known for its purification properties and you can either leave it in while you drink your coffee or take it out.

 

 

Budva

(Additional with surcharge)

THINGS TO NOTE!

  • PRICE: 50€ up to 4 persons, 80€ between 5 and 8 persons
  • REQUIRED: 4 people minimum, everyone can participate
  • DURATION: additional 2 hours (6 hours total tour)
  • INCLUDED:transport by mini-van or mini-bus, PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE IN ENGLISH
  • NOT INCLUDED: other drinks or souvenirs
  • WHAT TO BRING: suncream, a hat, camera
  • HIGHLIGHTS: OLD TOWN of BUDVA, SANTA MARIA in PUNTA, St. JOHN’S and HOLY THIRNITY church, photo stop above Kotor, bird’s eye view of the bay on the way back

*From Perast we drive about 50 minutes directly to Budva.

By far the most visited summer destination in Montenegro - attracting domestic, Russian, Serbian and other Eastern European tourists with its shiny Old Town, bars, nightclubs and beautiful beaches consisting primarily of pebbles and sand.

Old Town of Budva

Old Town of Budva

Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula surrounded by the sea and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are relevant monuments that indicate the important ancient origins of Budva – including the church of Holy Trinity, churches of St. John, St. Saba’s and Our Lady "In Punta" (Santa Maria in Punta).

Old Town of Budva

Old Town of Budva

After the comprehensive walking tour, we drive back to Kotor and use the opportunity to take a photo stop above the bay to take some breathtaking pictures of the town below.

*We finish with the walking tour in the Old Town of Kotor (described earlier).

When applying, please have in mind summer traffic jam and unpredictable delays on sights, so the returning time could be a bit later than proposed.
We always do our best to respect the time schedule.
Thank you.

Itinerary

12.00 h Start from Kotor (from the agreed location)

12.20 h Arrival at Perast

12.30 h Boat ride to the island Our Lady of Rocks

12.40 h Visit to the island, Church and Museum

13.10 h Boat ride back to Perast, visit to the main square

13.50 h Walk along the waterfront

14.10 h* Ride back to Kotor

14.30 h Arrival at the Old Town, Walking Tour 1.30 h

16.00 h Finish at Letrika Bar for charcoal coffee (optional)


*ADDITIONAL BUDVA

14:10 h* Ride to Budva from Perast

15:00 h Arrival at Budva, Walking Tour

16:00 h Ride back to Kotor, photo stop above the bay

16:40 h Arrival at the Old Town, Walking Tour

18:00 h Finish at Letrika Bar for charcoal coffee (optional)

SEE YOU ON THE TOUR!

For booking or any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

info@360monte.me

Or click HERE to book directly.

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