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From Kotor: Blue Cave and Bay of Kotor Day Trip by Boat

From Kotor: Blue Cave and Bay of Kotor Day Trip by Boat

A boat tour is a fun and exciting way to explore a new place. During a boat tour, guests are taken on a boat ride to see the sights and learn about the history and culture of the area. Tour will start from Kotor, and first place which we will visit Panoramicly is a Old town Perast. Perast is a popular tourist destination and is known for its many historic buildings, including the Church of St. Nicholas and Perast Museum. The town was an important trading center in the past and has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. It is known for its Venetian-style architecture and its two small islands, St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks. We will stop at Lady of the Rocks for 20min. The island is known for its beautiful church, the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, which was built in the 15th century and you can visit it for free. The island is also home to a museum that contains a collection of maritime artifacts and paintings. Here you can take some amazing photos and have unforgettable experience. Our third place which will be visited is Submarine Base from Yugoslavian Wars which was secretly built for Yugoslavian army by Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito. We will enter the Base by boat, and skipper will share historical information and explanation about the base. Next location to be visited Panoramicly is Mamula Prison. It is a former maximum-security prison similar to "Alcatraz. It was built in the 19th century as a military base and it was used as a prison during a 2nd world war by Italians. The prison is now abandoned and has gained a reputation as a haunted location. Some people have reported hearing strange noises and seeing ghostly apparitions within its walls. After Mamula Prison our last attraction is a Blue Cave. It is a natural sea cave which is known for its unique blue light effect, which is created by sunlight reflecting off the white sandy bottom of the cave and through the crystal clear water. Visitors can only access the cave by boat, and it is a popular destination for tourists and boating enthusiasts. The cave is big, with a narrow entrance that opens up into a larger chamber. Inside, the water is a deep blue color, and the cave walls are smooth and shiny. The Blue Cave is a beautiful and awe-inspiring natural wonder. We will stop here for 30min so you can take a swim, relax and enjoy a magic of this place. ***A knowledgeable guide will provide information and explanations about the places the boat passes, giving visitors a deeper understanding and appreciation of the area. Whether you are a local or a visitor, a boat tour is a great way to spend a day out on the water.

Kotor: Blue Cave, Our Lady of the Rocks and Mamula Boat Tour

Kotor: Blue Cave, Our Lady of the Rocks and Mamula Boat Tour

Embark on a captivating boat excursion to explore the renowned attractions of Boka Bay. Witness the awe-inspiring Our Lady of the Rocks, take a refreshing swim in the Blue Cave, and delve into the secret caves once-concealing submarines. Begin your maritime journey with a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks, a church perched on an artificially crafted island. Uncover the tale of the two brothers who discovered a Madonna and Child painting, leading to the construction of the church on the very spot where the painting was found. Navigate through the picturesque Verige Straits along the Herceg Novi Rivera, and sail beyond the bay to catch sight of Mamula Island, a historic WWII-era prison. Trace the coastline of the Lustica Peninsula to reach the enchanting Blue Cave, where you can relish the opportunity to swim in its crystal-clear waters. On the return trip to Kotor, explore the caves once utilized for concealing submarines by the army. This boat tour promises a blend of natural wonders, historical narratives, and the chance to experience the captivating aquatic beauty of Boka Bay.

Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

Montenegro: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

See the picturesque countryside of Montenegro on a guided day trip from Kotor, Budva, Tivat, or Herceg Novi with optional hotel transfers. Admire clear lakes, spectacular coasts, the famous Ostrog Monastery, and more. Take your first photo stop shortly after leaving Kotor and capture the beauty of two nearby islands, Our Lady of the Rocks and Saint George. Move to higher elevations for a second photo stop above Risan Bay. Continue to Nikšić, the second biggest city in Montenegro, and make another stop for pictures at the artificial Salty Lake. Take a much-needed breakfast break after your morning sightseeing and enjoy some tasty local food and drink (not included in the tour cost). Drive towards Mount Durmitor, where rocky peaks rise high into the sky. Pass dense pine and colorful deciduous forest. Stop at Đurđevića Tara Bridge, the highest in Europe when built in 1940. Cross the 365-meter-long bridge, 172 meters above the canyon floor if you´d like. Proceed to the hidden jewel of Durmitor National Park, the majestic Black Lake, among 18 glacial lakes above 1,500 meters on Durmitor Mountain. Altogether they are called "Mountain Eyes". Embark on a hike on the 4-kilometer trail around the lake. Stop at Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, located at 1,450 meters above sea level. Dine on a lunch of traditional Montenegrin food. Afterward, hit the road towards the most visited spiritual site in Montenegro, the Ostrog Monastery. Begin your ascent up the narrow and winding road close to sunset, enjoying spectacular views of the highly-perched monastery. View the relics of the monk Vasilije Ostroški, who founded the place. Return to Kotor at the end of your tour.

From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

Discover the Bay of Kotor on an 8-hour cruise. Learn about the region's history and explore the natural landscapes. Visit a former prison sail around the bay, and swim in crystalline waters. Begin your excursion 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, see the former fortified prison and concentration camp, Mamula. Circulate the island by boat to observe the wild interlace of history and nature. Then sail out until you reach the Blue Cave. Take a break at Porto Montenegro for lunch and explore the picturesque town. Then, sail back to Kotor, with another swimming break at the deep waters of the bay. Change into dry clothes and visit the church at the island Our Lady of the Rock. During the return trip, enjoy views of majestic mountains, caves, beaches, and historical sites.

Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

Montenegro: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

• To reach the amazing views of the Bay of Kotor and conquer Lovćen Mountain we will take the Cable Car, overlooking the famous Old Austro-Hungarian serpentine road from 1884 offering spectacular views of Kotor and Tivat Bays - an unforgettable start to an amazing day!  • Enjoy breakfast in Njegusi village, best known as the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, which ruled Montenegro from 1696 to 1918. • The mausoleum sits at the top of a climb of 461 steps. The most impressive part of the mausoleum is the chapel which has 6 sides, and the beautiful ceiling covered with over 200,000 gilded tiles creating a fascinating mosaic.  • Then, enjoy a 1-hour walking tour through Cetinje, visiting its main sights, such as Cetinje Monastery where several relics are kept including the remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, particles of the True Cross, and the Icon of the Philermos Mother of God along with many more. Discover museums, the royal theater, historic foreign embassies, and Vlaska Church, built in 1450, with its fence made out of barrels of captured enemy rifles. The next stop is River Crnojevica, a small historical town in Central Montenegro on the ancient trading route through the country. It is worth visiting for both the lake and the old architecture left over from the trader days. Our lunch break will be here and don't hesitate to try the local fish. Here, take a 1-hour boat ride along the river. • Afterward, visit the viewpoint above St. Stefan island for a photo stop, before returning to Kotor.   Itinerary: 09.00 AM Start from Old Town, Kotor Cable Car ride *Due to windy weather, the Cable Car ride can be canceled and instead, we will take an old Austo-Hungarian road to reach the Njeguši village. 10:30 AM - Arrival at Njegusi village, breakfast break 12:00 PM - Visit to the mausoleum, Lovćen National Park 13:45 PM - Arrival at Cetinje, walking tour 3:30 PM - Arrival at River of Crnojević, lunch break 5:00 PM - Boat ride, swimming (depending on the temperature) 6:30 PM - Departure to St. Stefan (via Cetinje), scenic drive above Budva 7:30 PM - St. Stefan photo stop 7:40 PM - Return to Kotor 8:30 PM - Finish in the Old Town of Kotor

Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

Travel from Kotor, Budva or Tivat to the Tara River Canyon on this 12-hour excursion. The canyon is 1,333 meters deep, making it the deepest in Europe and the second-deepest in the world, after the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in the U.S. The river itself is 146 kilometers long, and most of it, including the canyon, is protected by UNESCO. The river is ideal for whitewater rafting and is characterized by its spectacular beauty and diversity of wildlife. Detailed Itinerary: 7:00 AM – Depart from Kotor, Budva or Tivat 10:30 AM – Arrive in Šćepan Polje and have breakfast 11:30 AM – Arrive in Brštanovica (starting point of rafting) 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Whitewater rafting on the most attractive rapids of the Tara River, short break, time for photos, swimming; arrival in Šćepan Polje, lunch at a restaurant on the river bank 4:00 PM – Return to Kotor, Budva or Tivat with a few stops possible en route

From Budva: Day Cruise to Boka Bay

From Budva: Day Cruise to Boka Bay

Journey along Montenegro's Adriatic coast on an unforgettable Boka Bay day cruise trip. Discover this enchanting region's breathtaking beauty, rich history, and captivating culture, with plenty of opportunities to relax, explore, and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings. Begin your adventure from Budva toward Zanjice Beach. Pass by some of the most beautiful beaches in the area, such as Jaz and Ploce. Explore the Blue Cave or take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Zanjice Beach before setting sail towards Mamula Island. As you cruise through the Bay of Kotor, savor an onboard lunch while taking in breathtaking views. Next, explore the historic town of Herceg Novi on a walking tour, with plenty of time to swim in the water and relax in the area's charming atmosphere. The trip continues past the Porto Novi Marina, the shipyards, and the Verige Strait before arriving at the beautiful island of Our Lady of the Rocks. Set anchor and visit the iconic church and museum to learn about the legends and history behind this historic landmark. As the day winds down, hop back on board for a scenic boat ride through Boka Bay. Cruise by the charming town of Perast before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor. Explore the old town's narrow streets, beautiful squares, and historical landmarks on a walking tour. Finally, return to Budva by bus, taking in sweeping views of the Bay of Kotor one last time.

Tivat: Bay of Kotor Boat Tour w/ Our Lady of the Rocks Visit

Tivat: Bay of Kotor Boat Tour w/ Our Lady of the Rocks Visit

Admire the beauty of the Bay of Kotor on a boat trip departing from Tivat. Enjoy the views of the bay's mountains, cliffs, and shimmering blue waters, with stops at Our Lady of the Rocks, the Blue Cave, and the old town areas of Herceg Novi. Depart from Tivat in the morning and enjoy a panoramic view of the largest port for mega yachts in southern Europe, Porto Montenegro. Relax onboard the boat which is equipped with sundecks, showers, and a bar where you can purchase drinks and snacks. Head to the city of Kotor, there will be just a short stop there to pick up the guide and tourist group. After Kotor, cruise past the town of Perast before stopping on the artificial island, Our Lady of the Rocks. Here, visit the Catholic Church of the same name, where you will see the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary from the 15th century, the most venerated patron saint of Boka sailors. During the next part of the cruise, you can enjoy lunch onboard the boat before arriving at the Mirište lagoon. During this stop, you can visit the famous Blue Cave which has a variety of vibrant blue and green colors. On the way to the Blue Cave, pass by the famous fishing village of Rose and the fortress of Mamula, a mysterious landmark of Montenegro with unique architecture. Finally, travel towards the city of Herceg Novi. Walk with your guide to the old town area and discover the fortresses of Forte Mare, Kanli Kula, and Španjola. After Herceg Novi, set off on the return journey to Tivat, passing Saint Marco Island on the way, the largest in the area.

From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Group Tour of Montenegro Coast

From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Group Tour of Montenegro Coast

Explore the incredible Montenegro coast for a day. Cross the border to the Bay of Kotor and take the option to visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks. Learn the ancient legacy of Kotor and take the scenic route to Boka Kotorska bay. Drive back through Herceg Novi and along the Dubrovnik Riviera. Depart from Dubrovnik by bus and enter Montenegro. Appreciate the turquoise blue coastline, littered with islands as you drive toward the Bay of Kotor. Stop in the city of Perast, known for its fresh sea air, and take the option to visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks. Head onward to the city of Kotor and learn the ancient roots and history of this special place. Allow the beauty to take over during your free time, and explore the city as you please. Return on the completely panoramic road that passes through Boka Kotorska bay, where you'll catch a ferry to the other side. Catch a ride through Herceg Novi to the border, and finish with marvelous views of the Dubrovnik Riviera.

Bokokotor Bay, Blue Cave and panorama of Mamula

Bokokotor Bay, Blue Cave and panorama of Mamula

Join our tour and experience the rich history and culture, as well as the undeniable beauty of the Bay of Kotor. This tour includes a cruise on the bay with a speedboat, during which you will enjoy a panoramic view of fishing villages, churches and many other historical monuments. An extensive three-hour tour of the Bay of Kotor by boat starts in the city park, near the port of Kotor. We pass through the narrowest part of the bay, Verige, and continue our journey along the Gulf of Tivat and Herceg Novi. This tour will also take you to the infamous Mamula Island, a former prison. Your view will follow the blood in your veins on the one hand, and be overshadowed by its natural beauty on the other. This is followed by a short visit to the old submarine bases. At the end of the trip, we left the Blue Cave as a place to enjoy and relax. This place, accessible only by boat, is known for its crystal clear sky blue water.

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What people are saying about Herceg Novi

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Excellent. The truth is one of the best excursions I did. It is totally worth it, they take you to explore Montenegro in one day and you get rid of the stress of driving without knowing anything. The excellent guide. Punctuality, kindness, good places where we stop to eat and cheap.

Simply amazing! The best way to explore learn about traditions, history and amazing legends or simply enjoy the day in Montenegro and Boka bay with theese wonderfull people on brand new boats.

Wonderful trip, the guides were brilliant, great value for money, Would definitely recommend

Great day out with our guide. She was very knowledgeable and made the experience enjoyable.

Great boat, excellent value for money. Crew excellent