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Montenegro: Kotor Bay Tour with Boat Ride from Dubrovnik

1. Montenegro: Kotor Bay Tour with Boat Ride from Dubrovnik

Visit Kotor bay in Montenegro, one of the most scenic and picturesque places on the Adriatic Sea. It is also the biggest bay on the Adriatic, and because of its strategic importance in this turbulent region, it has been under rule by different nations.  Each of them left a mark that can be seen today through a beautiful blend of architectural influences. Romans, Turks, Venetians, Austrians - each nation left a mark on this region and its cities. After your departure from Dubrovnik and a scenic drive through Konavle valley, enter Montenegro where you make a short stop at Verige to take photos of the beautiful landscape just before entering Kotor bay.  Continue your drive along the coast through Risan and Perast, to reach Kotor. Often called the best preserved and prettiest town in Montenegro, this UNESCO-listed fortified city is famous for its city walls, a display of Venetian-inspired architecture, beautiful churches, and rich history. Whether it was independent, or as a part of the Byzantine Empire, Serbian kingdom, or Venetian republic, Perast may be one of the most historically intriguing places in Boka Kotorska. Baroque, renaissance palaces and narrow streets in Perast will take you back to a time of luxury and wealth. In Perast, you have the opportunity to take a boat ride and visit Our Lady of the Rocks island. The legend says that in 1452 two brothers found Mary’s picture on a rock in the sea. This led to a miraculous healing of one of the brothers. Ever since locals have been bringing rocks and sinking ships next to this rock. An island was formed and first, a chapel was built, then a church in its place. Some call it the Croatian Sistine chapel because of the artwork that enriches its walls. Itinerary: • Departure from Dubrovnik • 8:00 AM - Arrival at the border of Montenegro • 8:45 AM - Photo/coffee break (approx. 20 minutes) • 10:00 AM - Arrival to Kotor, local guided tour, free time (approx. 3 hours) • 1:00 PM - Drive from Kotor to Perast • 1:30 PM - Arrival in Perast, boat transfer to Our Lady of the Rocks island, free time • 3:30 PM - Departure from Perast • 6:00 PM - Approximate return to Dubrovnik 

Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

2. Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

This tour includes cruising around the Bay of Kotor, in which you will enjoy panoramic views of the fishing villages, churches, and many more historical monuments.  Your first stop is at an islet in the middle of Boka Bay known as "Our Lady of the Rocks". Legend says that this artificial island was created from stones local fishermen put upon a specific rock where shipwrecked crewmen found the icon of Madonna and Child. The church there was built in her honor. The interior of this 15th-century church features a marble altar holding an icon of Our Lady of the Rocks made by Lovro Dobric (a famous Balkan painter), as well as 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, including the famous The Death of the Virgin. Your Kotor Bay tour continues with a cruise to Tivat Bay where you will see an exclusive marina for mega yachts — Porto Montenegro. Continue to Herceg Novi Bay with its Byzantine and oriental architectural styles, and then onto island Mamula. You will also visit an ex-submarine military base. Your next stop is reserved for taking a refreshing swim in the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which can only be accessed by boat. The boat is equipped with soft and comfortable seat cushions, as well as refreshing cold drinks.

Kotor: Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

3. Kotor: Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

Board the semi-sub for panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the Old Town of Kotor from the deck of a specially-outfitted marine vessel. This will certainly be like no other tour on your vacation. While on the water you will marvel at the small fisherman villages, medieval churches, 17th-century palaces, sheer cliffs, and much more dotting the serpentine coastline. Venture below deck to appreciate a different view of Kotor thanks to the underwater cabin featuring 4 big, bullet-proof glass windows on both sides. Keep your eyes wide-open for unexpected marine life swimming alongside you and your companions. Throughout the tour, you will be provided with cold water and a tent on deck for sun protection. This boat ride is perfect for families and those who have limited time but want to get a brief introduction to the Bay of Kotor.

Montenegro:Kotor, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks Private Tour

4. Montenegro:Kotor, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks Private Tour

Explore 2 of the cultural icons of Montenegro's coast on a tour of Perast and Kotor. Depart from Kotor, Budva or Tivat and enjoy a drive towards the small, man-made islands near Perast. Discover a sophisticated urban complex of a great number of public buildings, especially along the waterfront, despite its diminutive size. Then, take the boat to Our Lady of the Rocks and explore the most famous island in Montenegro. According to legend, the island was created over the centuries by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding an icon of the Madonna and Child on July 22, 1452.  Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the bay and, over time, the island gradually emerged from the water. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea is alive today. Get the chance to visit the church and museums of Our Lady of the Rocks. Then, return to Perast for some free time to soak up the charming atmosphere of the quietest town in Boka Bay. Proceed back to Kotor to investigate the tremendously rich history of the town on a walking tour with a professional guide. Journey through the history of the former inhabitants, including the Ottomans, Venetians and Christians.

Kotor: Family Private Walking Tour With Local Guide

5. Kotor: Family Private Walking Tour With Local Guide

What legend hides the emergence of the city of Kotor? Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on our exclusive family walking tour. Our family-friendly local professional guide will make sure the kids have as much fun sightseeing as adults. The well-informed guide will take you on a 2-hour long walking tour. The tour has an easy pace and includes a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural sites. The whole family will have fun learning about Kotor's fascinating and interesting sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide a few giggles as you wind down the off beaten paths of the city. What unique feature has this city preserved? 1. From outside: Square of Arms (Square of the Arms, Kotor, Montenegro) Visiting duration: 30 minutes. 2. From outside: Clock Tower (Trg od oruzja, Stari grad, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330 Montenegro) Visiting duration: 30 minutes 3. Kotor center. Visiting duration: 1 hour

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What people are saying about Kotor

We had a fantastic day. The guide, gabriel had lots of facts and jokes. We had a guided tour round Kotor then a couple of hours free time. We then went to Perast where we did the boat trip to Our lady of the rock. The minibus was very clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend this trip

Picturesque views, Gabiel - great, witty and caring guide. Really amazed by Kotor Bay - so wonderful, excellect recommended food, so delicious!! Wonderful Lady on rock <3 <3

Really nice trip, well organized. Guides were super informative. Tour was in two languages though so it took a while to go around.

Interesting visit where we have time to appreciate the programmed sites. Good value for money.

l would highly recommend. Our tour guide and driver were brilliant. l had a lovely time.