Kotor Boat Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula and Blue Cave
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- Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy a 3-hour boat tour and see some of the most popular sights of Montenegro. The first stop is Our Lady of the Rocks, a church that sits on a man-made island. Hear the story of the two brothers who found a painting of the Madonna and Child stuck on a rock protruding from the sea. They vowed to build a church on the spot where the painting was found. Pass through the Verige Straits and along the Herceg Novi Rivera. Continue out of the bay, past Mamula Island, a prison during WWII, and along the Lustica Peninsula to the Blue Cave. Enjoy a half hour of swimming in the cave. On the way back to Kotor, you'll stop in the caves the army used for hiding submarines.
Beautiful ride, nice boat, nice driver and port staff, on time, good price, not crowded, easy to make reservations. Very good experience!
Start your tour with complimentary pick-up from your hotel or nearest possible location to your accommodation in Dubrovnik from 07:00 AM to 07:45 AM. Once everyone has been picked up, drive by bus or van to the Croatian/Montenegrin border crossing. After border control is done, enjoy a coffee break, at your own expense, before heading to the port, where you will embark on a boat to start your adventure. The boat will first take you to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks to visit the beautiful monument in the heart of the bay. From there, proceed to the old town of Kotor, the most important Venetian port built on this side of the Adriatic coast with impressive 4.5-kilometer long city walls, that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Kotor is unique for several reasons. It is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world. Visiting Kotor is about m...
The bay of Kotor and the cities of Perast and Kotor are wonderful - well worth the trip! It's a long day, and the border crossings make it longer, but I do recommend this excursion.
Our Lady of the Rocks is one of Montenegro’s most popular attractions. It’s a unique island church set just in front of Perast, a UNESCO Heritage protected town. Enjoy a 2-hour tour with panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor. Stop and visit the church Our Lady of the Rocks, afterwards visit the old town of Perast. Boat equipment includes a tent, a fridge and safety belts for adults and children. Enjoy free cold drinks while relaxing on the sun deck.
wonderful speed boat ride on a very hot day is the best alternative to the beach.
Your 8-hour excursion begins in Kotor, Budva or Tivat. From here, your first stop of the day will be Bijela, where you will get the chance to have a refreshing swim. Visit the church and museum on the island before heading to the Blue Cave. Along the way, pass the entire length of UNESCO-protected Kotor Bay, before finally reaching the open sea. At the very entrance of Boka Bay we spot former fortified prison and concentration camp called Mamula. As the entrance to the island is no longer allowed, travel around the island to carefully observe the wild interlace of history and nature. As you sail out from the calm waters of the bay, reach the open sea and arrive at the most attractive cave in the region – its majesty, the Blue Cave! Take a break at Porto Montenegro for lunch and some time to enjoy this picturesque town. From here, begin the sail back to Kotor, you can use this opportun...
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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 (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 Byzantin...
Super professional, great boat, the tour was really perfect. Highly recommended. We had the best time, thank you!
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 ...
Our guide Alex was amazing! His knowledge of Kotor was beyond imaginable. We couldn’t have asked for a better day . Thankyou Alex
Explore the Montenegrin coast on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Discover Our Lady of the Rocks island with its church & museum. Visit the magnificent Old Towns of Kotor, Perast and Budva. Set out on a 3-hour drive from Dubrovnik to reach Perast. From the meeting of mainland and bay, the dialogue of island and wave, this sea-faring town has derived its unique identity. See how an urban structure has arisen in the town as demonstrated by the number of public buildings, especially along the waterfront. From Perast, take a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, an islet created by bulwark of rocks. Legend has it that the island was made by local seamen who kept an oath after finding the icon of Madonna and the Child on the rock in the sea. Upon every return from a successful voyage, they laid a rock. Over time, the island gradually emerged from the sea. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea ...
See the highlights of Kotor on a private 1 or 2-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 from 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...
The tour begins with pickup by boat from a dock near your accommodation in Kotor. Meet your captain and guide for the day, a local fisherman with other 15 years experiences of sailing the coast of Montenegro. The first stop of the tour is the islet of Mamula, 90% of which is covered by an Austro-Hungarian fort. Make use of the boat’s complimentary snorkel masks and dive into the waters here to admire the schools of fish that pass by on their way to the bay. After a stop at Mamula, the boat sails to the breathtaking Blue Cave, which is especially stunning in the morning and evening when the sun rays sparkle against the waters. Cool off in the crystal clear waters of the cave and enjoy some free time to swim in this wonder of nature. After the Blue Cave, the boat heads back in the direction of the bay and stops at one of the submarine caves near Rose Village, a popular place for cliff ju...
Perast is surely one of the most beautiful places in Boka Kotorska Bay. Today, it is often referred to as the quietest town in Boka, but it used to be a town of sailors, being well-known outside the territory of Montenegro. There, you will visit Our Lady of the Rocks, a manmade island off the coast of Perast from mid-15th century, where two brothers from Perast found the painting of Our Lady, and the locals decided to build a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. Njegusi is a traditional village between Cetinje and Kotor, the part of the territory of old Montenegro, the place where the Petrovic dynasty rulers were born. You will visit a 136-year-old restaurant where you will enjoy local products such as smoked ham, cheese and grape brandy, while learning the process of making the smoked ham.
This was an amazing tour and Alexander was the perfect guide! He knew so much history and gave us so much information. The drive up the mountain with those 25 hairpin turns was so scenic. We enjoyed every stop, and Alexander was very skillful at maneuvering ahead of the large tour groups. Get Your Guide was simple to book and Alexander from the local travel agency was outstanding and so enjoyable to talk to. Highly recommend.
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Was a great trip such a stunning place and we went to interesting stops. It was a bit longer than expected but that was fine for me. It was a lovely sunny day and the staff were helpful and friendly. I would recommend
Swimming near the cave had something magical: the coastline by boat was an excellent way to make the most out of it. Note : think of bringing cash in order to visit the inside of the lady of the rock.
Very good excursion I highly recommend we loved Montenegro the only "negative" point not enough time in Kotor which is really a beautiful city
We enjoyed everything, trip was interesting, places were beautiful
It was a really enjoyable trip and a good organizing. Thanks.