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Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

1. 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: Old Town 1-Hour Private Walking Tour

2. Kotor: Old Town 1-Hour Private Walking Tour

Start this tour from the main gate (also known as 'the Sea Gate'), where you will find yourself at the Square of Arms, the main town square. From there, enjoy a view of the four centuries old town clock tower. In front of the clock tower, there is a medieval pillory where verdicts used to be read and prisoners used to be brought.  Then proceed to the Bizanti family palace, which dates back to the 14th-century, and along the way, you will pass Beskuća Palace with its Gothic portal. Then proceed to Flour Square where you will see Pima and Buća Palaces. Cathedral of Saint Tryphon is the biggest attraction, with its construction being set between 1124 and 1166. The other notable religious sights are the Church of St. Luke (built in 1195 on the model of similar churches in medieval Serbia) and St. Nicholas Church (built on the site where there used to be the Dominican monastery of St. Nicholas built in 1540).

Kotor: Private Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

3. Kotor: Private Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

After meeting with your guide, you will begins a tour which will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the real Kotor. It begins with a 1-hour walking tour of the old town, where you will learn everything about Kotor's amazing and impressive history that UNESCO has recognized as World Heritage. But, Kotor is not just a monument, it is the place full of life and impressive stories that your local guide will share with you. Visiting the Open Market, you will learn about the local food this region is famous for. At the conclusion of the tour, you will sit in a popular local place where you will taste famous smoked ham, cheese and a glass of traditional wine. Besides this tasting, this will be your chance to enjoy the local atmosphere, and chat with your guide as you ask all the questions you might have about Kotor and the small but charming country of Montenegro!

Kotor: Bay of Kotor Private Speedboat Tour with Blue Cave

4. Kotor: Bay of Kotor Private Speedboat Tour with Blue Cave

Immerse yourself the azure waters of the Blue Cave on this speedboat tour of the Bay of Kotor. Capture pictures of the entrance of abandoned submarine tunnels and the Austro-Hungarian fortress on Mamula island.  Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office and board the speedboat in Kotor. Listen to music as you ride past the charming seaside town of Perast and the 15th-century artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks.  Visit the Our Lady of the Rocks island where you can pay to visit the museum or peruse the shops. Stop at the entrances to abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army.  Take a stroll on the island of Mamula which is encircled by a fortress that was was once a concentration camp in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your guide. Reach the Blue Cave and go for a dip in the blue-lit crystal-clear water. On your way back to Kotor we stop at Žanjic beach, where you can sunbathe and relax. Have the option to get lunch at a local restaurant or to jump into the sea from a 6-meter high cliff. 

Kotor: Ostrog & Rijeka Crnojevic Private Tour

5. Kotor: Ostrog & Rijeka Crnojevic Private Tour

High in mountains next to Niksic, you'll find the Monastery of Ostrog, the biggest Montenegrin pilgrimage site built in 17th-century where you will find the remains of St. Vasilije Ostroski. The holy relics of Saint Basil can be found in the lower church of the upper monastery. Ostrog Monastery was built by natural and human interaction, carved almost in its entirety in a vertically positioned mountain cliff. There is not much written evidence about the process and time of construction, but looking at it now, it is a really amazing piece of human work difficult to imagine being done even today with modern technology. This monastery, carved in the mountains, is high above Bjelopavlici plain. The most impressive part of the monastery is Upper Ostog where two small churches are built, upper small church dedicated to Saint Cross and lower dedicated to the Presentation of Mary. This sanctuary is one of the most visited orthodox pilgrimage sites in the world. It is a spiritual center of Montenegro and also a place for pilgrims to gather of various faiths and religions of the world. This breathtaking destination will fill your soul with high elevated feelings of devotion and reverence to God. After the monastery visit, go to Rijeka Crnojevic, for sure the most attractive part of Skadar Lake National Park. While visiting Rijeka Crnojevic, you will have many photo opportunities as well as a lunch break, a great opportunity to taste the most delicious fish soup, fish and wine. During the 19th and early 20th-century, Rijeka Crnojevic was the biggest Montenegrin port and leading shopping center. Due to its uniqueness and exquisite taste, dried bleak was one of the most popular products in this area, especially at the Italian table. Pavlova strana is the place found on most of the postcards from Montenegro, certainly most impressive during the May October period thanks to its vegetation - blooming water lilies, just adding to the beauty of this magnificent place. That is where you will have some time on your own, as well as the chance to walk around and enjoy yourself in this peaceful area.

Kotor Bay: Private 4-Hour Kotor and Perast Tour

6. Kotor Bay: Private 4-Hour Kotor and Perast Tour

On this tour discover the most popular parts of Boka Kotorska Bay. Explore the charming town of Perast, be captivated by the island of Our Lady of the Rock, and enjoy a tour of Kotor's Old Town. Meet your guide and take a short, but scenic 20-minute drive from Kotor to the baroque town of Perast. Reach Perast and be charmed by its well-preserved architecture descending on a hill towards the sea. While here see how the everyday life of the locals passes by in one of the prettiest bays in the whole world. After Perast, visit the man-made island of Our Lady of the Rock. Both beautiful and captivating, the island rests in the middle of the bay and catches the eye of anyone who passes by. Take a short boat ride into the sea and arrive at the island to discover what makes it so special. The island treasures paintings of the most talented local artists, more than 2,000 silver votive plaques, and many other interesting gifts donated by local sailors. Head back to Perast and take a break before your walking tour through Kotor's Old Town. Be impressed by its long walls, architecture, and history. Conclude your private tour with better knowledge of the area and fond memories.

Kotor: Bay of Kotor Speedboat Tour with Lunch and Wine

7. Kotor: Bay of Kotor Speedboat Tour with Lunch and Wine

Swim through the azure waters of the Blue Cave on this speedboat tour of the Bay of Kotor. Capture pictures of abandoned submarine tunnels and the15th-century artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks.  Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office and board the speedboat in Kotor. Listen to music as you ride past the charming seaside towns of Perast, Tivat, and Herceg Novi. View the boats in Porto Montenegro and the domed church on the Our Lady of the Rocks island.  Stop at the entrances to abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army. Admire panoramic views of the fortress on the island of Mamula which was once a concentration camp in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your skipper as you cruse along. Reach the Blue Cave and go for a dip in the crystal-clear water. Visit the Our Lady of the Rocks island where you can pay to visit the museum or peruse the shops. Continue to a private little mussel’s farm where you can learn about harvesting mussels. Watch how mussels are cooked and cleaned the the Montenegrin way. Sit down to a fresh meal of mussels paired with local red or white wine.

Coast of Montenegro Private Tour of Perast, Budva & Kotor

8. Coast of Montenegro Private Tour of Perast, Budva & Kotor

This 6-hour tour of the Montenegrin coastline will provide you with an opportunity to see the most important coastal towns around Kotor. You will be guided through the Baroque town Perast, where you will take a short boat ride to visit a church and a museum on an artificial 15th century islet Our Lady of the Rocks. After that, you will head back to Perast for a short walk and some free time. The next stop will be Budva old town. On your way there, you will have a few photo opportunities, one of them above Jaz Beach, one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the Adriatic. In Budva, you will walk the streets of the charming old town there and learn about the 3000 years of history of this interesting place, which is now the center of Montenegrin tourism with many modern hotels and resorts. After Budva, go back to Kotor. On your way back, you will have a photo stop above the Bay of Kotor. Once there, you will have a walking tour of the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a real gem of the Mediterranean and the well-preserved medieval walls will not be keeping secrets centuries old anymore, once you visit its streets with your guide.

Kotor: Boka Bay, Blue Cave, and Our Lady Private Tour

9. Kotor: Boka Bay, Blue Cave, and Our Lady Private Tour

Tour departs in front of Kotor Old Town and during 45 min ride provides splendid Panoramic views of the bay. On the way, we will pass near some recognizable landmarks like St. Mateus church and Temple of Our Lady. After about 45 min ride we will reach Famous BLUE CAVE for 30 min break including swimming and a photo session. Blue Cave is a natural cave with two entrances that was created at the bottom of 100-meter cliff as a result of an impact of sea waves on the porous rocks of Luštica peninsula over thousands of years. Through the entrance sunlight enters its interior and wraps around the surface of the water making great shades of blue by which cave got its name. Swimming inside the cave is an unforgettable experience. On the way back we will make panoramic views of Mamula – a natural island on the entrance to Boka Bay wherein 1852 a Fortress was built by the Austrian navy. Later, during First and Second World Wars it was used as Notorious Prison and now it is converted to 5 Star resort. Next stop is at former military Submarine tunnels used during Second World War for hiding and repairing submarines. Tour continues with 30 min visit of LADY OF THE ROCK Island – an artificial island made in XV century by local sailors in honor of Our Lady for safe return from their trips. Present Church was built by Venetians in 1630 and it houses numerous works of art by famous local painter Tripo Kokolja as well as numerous silver and gold plates – gifts from seamen for their safe passages. Special curiosity is a unique tapestry hand-made by Jacinta Kunic-Mijovic for over 25 years. The tapestry was partially made from her own hair – gold in youth and silver in old. Tour ends in from of Kotor Old Town.

Kotor: Best Views of Kotor with Private Speedboat Tour

10. Kotor: Best Views of Kotor with Private Speedboat Tour

See the highlights of Kotor on a private 1 or 1.5-hour cruise. Board a comfortable boat — complete with soft seat cushions and stocked with refreshing cold drinks — for a scenic, panoramic ride along the shoreline of the ancient Bay of Kotor. Stop at the small island in the middle of the bay that is home to Our Lady of the Rocks Church. Legend has it the artificial island was created stone by stone by local fishermen who would lay stones upon a specific rock where shipwrecked crewmen saw her and decided to build a church in tribute. Step inside the interior of this small, 15th-century church to see a great marble altar holding an icon of Our Lady of the Rocks by famous Balkan painter Lovro Dobric. Adorning the walls are various Baroque paintings by well-known Kotor painter Tripo Kokolja - most notable among them being The Crowning of Mary, Mary's Death, and Exaltation of the Holy Mother of God. From here, you will return to the boat for a ride across the waters to the quiet, picturesque town of Perast, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was once a popular vacation spot for Russian czars and Venetian princes. Explore the ancient village filled with 16 Baroque palaces, 17 Catholic churches, and 9 defensive towers. With this informative tour, you will quickly understand how this stunning area became a beacon for artists, fishermen, and visitors alike.

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4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

We really loved this tour. We spent really good time on the waves. The skipper was charming and very sociable. He told us a few things about every place we have visited. We had the chance to see some dolphins playing around our boat. The skipper proved very handy when the sea waves got bigger. His phone played best party music almost all the time and we enjoyed it dancing until we got tired. Every issue we had have been successfuly solved very fast.

We absolutely loved this tour! We were thrilled to have a boat for just our group of 6 as opposed to sharing a boat! The boat was well maintained and had a Bluetooth sound system. We have stunning views and got to hear a bit about a few places from our boat driver too! Would absolutely book again!

Millie was the perfect guide/driver for this tour. He’s a local who grew up near the monastery and knows everything about it’s history and importance… Perfect day. Capping it off with lunch and boat ride along the river into the Skadar lake… Well worth the time spent for the experience…

Very interesting tour of the old town. Lots of information about the buildings and the history. Love that it takes only 1 hour and you get a good overview and even recommendations about where to dine and where to take additional walks to see even more. Worth the time and money!

Jellena was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and fun! She spoke great English and took us on a great tour. Hanging out with wine and cheese was the cherry on top!