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Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

1. Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

Take a day trip to Montenegro and sail down the Adriatic Coast. See Boka Kotorska Bay, explore Kotor, and wander through Perast. Come across UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore Montenegro. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Dubrovnik and drive to the border crossing with Montenegro to climb aboard a boat and cruise to Kotor. Admire the Venetian port and defensive city walls from the water. Get breathtaking views of the fjord and learn more about the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. Enjoy free time to explore the monuments of the Old Town. Board the boat again and sail to the small town of Perast. Visit the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks on arrival, and get some free time for lunch in the beautiful town center. Stroll the streets to find Baroque palaces, Orthodox monuments, and other UNESCO World Heritage monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the stone defense towers that remain untouched, and follow in the footsteps of Russian czars and Venetian princes who sailed in Kotor Bay. Return to Perast by air-conditioned bus or minivan, and continue to Dubrovnik after the border crossing.

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From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

2. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit Bok Kotorska, Perast, Kotor, and Budva. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, including a ferry drive across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

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Montenegro Coast: Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

3. Montenegro Coast: Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Visit the Bay of Kotor, Kotor’s old town, and charming Perast on a small-group tour. Travel in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes coach as you explore the coast of Montenegro. The adventure begins after crossing the Montenegro border, starting with a drive around the spectacular Bay of Kotor. Arrive in the UNESCO-protected old town of Kotor – at one time the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic. Enjoy some free time to explore the old town and to walk part of the impressive fortification complex.  The final stop on the tour is the small city of Perast. Discover the charming baroque architecture during Venetian rule on the Dalmatian coast.

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Full-Day Tour of Ancient Montenegro from Dubrovnik

4. Full-Day Tour of Ancient Montenegro from Dubrovnik

Visit Montenegro and admire its stunning natural beauty, Mediterranean culture and ancient heritage on a day-trip from Dubrovnik. On the drive to the town of Risan, pass by the beautiful Konavle region and the bays of Kotor. See scenic valleys, rolling hills and traditional villages. In Risan, your guide will show you the main sights of this ancient town, including a beautiful Roman villa with exceptionally well-preserved floor mosaics of Hypnos, the Roman god of dreams. Next, a short boat ride from the baroque shore town of Perast will take you to one of the two islets in the bay to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe. Visit the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor and enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor!

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Montenegro Private Full-Day Tour from Dubrovnik

5. Montenegro Private Full-Day Tour from Dubrovnik

You will be picked up at your accommodation in Dubrovnik by an air-conditioned vehicle to make the drive south to Montenegro. Enjoy the view of the Adriatic and the Dubrovnik Riviera,and learn from your guide about the history and culture of Montenegro.  After crossing the border, ride along the coast roads surrounded by high mountains reflected in the blue waters; the fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Mediterranean. Visit Risan with Roman mosaics and Perast with its two islands, one of which you can visit, called "Our Lady of the Rocks". The next stop is in the ancient town of Kotor – the pearl of the medieval Mediterranean. During the visit to the Old Kotor, hop in the famous St. Tryphon Cathedral and the Maritime Museum of Kotor, which preserves the valuable exhibits of old traditions, or walk up the 1,350 steps to the Castle of San Giovanni and enjoy the amazing view. In the late afternoon, you will reunite with your guide. Your host can suggest some additional places to visit in Croatia, depending on how much time you have.

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Kotor: Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks 3-Hour Boat Tour

6. Kotor: Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks 3-Hour Boat Tour

Enjoy a 50-minute exhilarating ride on a speedboat from the UNESCO Old Town of Kotor. See the Bay of Kotor featuring villages with charming houses, churches, and a beautiful backdrop of mountains against the sea. Pass the narrowest part of the bay and enjoy a panoramic view of Lepetani, Bijela, Luštica, and the small island of Mamula. Arrive at the Blue Cave and have 20 minutes to explore, swim or take photos. Snap beautiful photos of the vibrant turquoise water inside the cave. Head back to the bay and make a stop at an old submarine tunnel.

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Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

7. Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Your tour begins with a complimentary pickup from your hotel in Dubrovnik. From there travel to the border, 45 kilometers south of Dubrovnik. Once you make it over the border to Montenegro, your adventure starts.  Travel to and explore the small town of Perast. Take a boat to Kotor to begin your sightseeing cruise. First, visit a small man-made island in the middle of Kotor Bay: the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, one of the most important symbols of Montenegro with fascinating scenery and architecture.  Following a short visit, your cruise continues to Kotor, the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic Coast. UNESCO-listed since 1979, this town is surrounded by 4.5-km-long city walls and contains a fascinating Old Town.  Choose to climb up to the walls, visit the museums, walk the streets, or just enjoy having lunch in one of the great local restaurants. At the end of your experience, return back to Dubrovnik where your guide will take you back to your hotel.

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Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

8. Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way on this kayak trip on the Bay of Kotor. Take a break on the beach on the other side of the bay where you can swim, snorkel, explore the area, relax, eat, or sunbathe. On the 2.5-3 hours of the tour, you’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline of the bay. Learn about the history of the bay and see amazing traditional architecture in the fishing villages along the coast like Muo, Prčanj, Stoliv. See palaces. Explore houses built by sea captains and rich families of Kotor. Hear the story of brave local sailors and how they built these beautiful houses during the Venetian rule. This tour will give you the opportunity to take in the beauty of Kotor bay from the seaside. Be ready to capture some amazing shots of the Kotor bay, one of the most stunning bays in the world and hear a bit about the history of this amazing part of the Adriatic coast.

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Bay of Kotor Tour from Dubrovnik

9. Bay of Kotor Tour from Dubrovnik

The majestic, awe-inspiring beauty of the Bay of Kotor will leave you struggling for superlatives. The Gulf of Kotor cuts deep into towering mountains creating the most dramatic setting for the walled town of Kotor and the string of villages along the edge of the water. The trip from Dubrovnik to Kotor will take you to photogenic medieval towns perched above their reflections in the peacock-blue waters of the bay. The landlocked bay, or simply ‘Boka’, as it’s known among locals, is bordered by scenic, serpentine roads that make it easy to explore. This Montenegro tour will take you to beautiful Perast and the small island of the church of Our Lady of the Rock.

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Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

10. Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

Visit Njegos Mausoleum at the peak of Lovcen National Park, rising above the coastal region and a hinterland of Kotor. It includes the territory of Cetinje and Budva municipalities.  Cetinje is the historical capital of Montenegro, located at an altitude of 670 meters, and was the capital and main cultural center of Montenegro for four and a half centuries, so the walking tour will let you feel the spirit of old Montenegro. National Park Skadar Lake will be your next destination. There, you will get a chance to take a boat ride on the lake, and also taste fish and wine in a traditional local restaurant. Photo breaks will also be included on your way back to Kotor.

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What people are saying about Bay of Kotor

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,279 reviews

Please book this excursion, if in Croatia. Montenegro was like visiting a fairytale land. My guide Alex was the best. I’m glad I got to have him as my guide. He drove his comfortable vehicle safely, he was courteous and I felt like he was enjoying the visit just as I was. You have to take your passport because you have to cross the border. I’m glad I took advantage of the opportunity.

For the cost, this tour was good. The guide was very kind and informative, and the driver was great. There is a 1 euro fee at the tourist centre in Kotor that seemed dubious. Otherwise, the time spent at each location was sufficient. The sites visited were absolutely charming!

A great day. The boat ride to Kotor was beautiful and Nick, our local guide in Perast and Kotor, was wonderful. His enthusiasm and love of his country was infectious. We thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Amazing trip and very complete, able to visit two cities. Spent a wonderful day in Montenegro.

A perfect day. Very beautiful and interesting places, great guide and fantastic weather.