The Best of Montengro Coastline
Full day land tour of Montenegrin Coastline
With this great full day private tour you will have an amazing time and visit the most beautiful sites of our coast Kotor, Perast,Our Lady of the Rocks Island, Sveti Stefan and Budva with an optional stop at Porto Montenegro,if you'd like to see the modern and fancy side of Montenegro. You will be able to explore the Bay of Kotor by a private vehicle , take a short boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks island and drive along the Budvan riviera.
Type: Charming Villages, Culture, History, Nature, Scenic Boat Ride, Walking
Length: From 6,5 up to 8 Hours
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English ,Spanish, Italian, French
After meeting your licensed tour guide at the pier, you walk to your awaiting driver and car, where you will enjoy a ride towards the village Perast where you will take a short boat ride and sail to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This man-made Island was built by scuttling old ships and depositing stones around a small crag. According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by the seamen who kept an ancient oath. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. You will visit the Byzantine style church which was built in 1667. The interior of the church was decorated by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century painter from Perast. On the altar is the famous icon of Our Lady of the Rocks.
After the tour of Our Lady of the Rocks you will take a boat ride back to Perast for leisure time or a stroll along this beautiful example of baroque architecture. In Perast you have a short walk among buildings and villas which were built during the city's prosperous years of the 17th and 18th centuries. There were 14 churches built during that period, among them is the unfinished parish church of St Nicholas, a Venetian-Romanesque variant of baroque style. Its bell tower is 179 feet high and an inscription proudly reads that the Turkish threat ended after the Venetians conquered Herceg Novi and Risan. Although left open to the sky, the great apse of the main altar makes a significant contribution to the coastline of Perast.
After Perast you will take the car ride towards the Budva Riviera first you will enjoy a photo stop in Saint Stefan, a luxurious resort that once used to be a small fishing village, first mentioned in the middle of 15th century. This small island is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. In total there is about 1 mile of pink sand beaches. The island is private property so it can only be photographed from the shore line.
Next you drive to the ancient town of Budva which is the most famous resort in Montenegro. While you are in Budva you will enjoy walking tour and a leisure time, Budva is considered to be one of the oldest settlements on the Balkan Peninsula. The old town of Budva lies on a little island that was linked to the land by a sandbar and in time turned into a peninsula. It is surrounded by ramparts originating from the XV century including a medieval fortification system with city gates, defense walls and towers. Inside the walls the town is a combination of narrow streets and little squares with valuable monuments of different Mediterranean cultures.
Next you will drive back to the Bay of Kotor, where you will enjoy a walking tour through the maze of Kotor's medieval quarter, its bustling market and among beautiful Renaissance buildings. The well preserved fortified walls of Kotor protect it from the sea and at nearly 3 miles long it is considered one of the world's historic values.
After your city tour of Kotor the excursion is close to end but you will have some time to explore the town or do some shopping before going back to your ship, with no worries of missing your last call on board.
*** IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO AVOID CROWDS, TRAFFIC AND SUMMER HEAT WE COULD ORGANIZED A SPEED BOAT TOUR DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS EXCURSION KOTOR OUR LADY OF THE ROCKS PERAST, CONTACT US! ***
This 6.5-8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
Included Interior Visits :
Optional visits at additional cost:
Shore Trip Breakdown- All times are approximate based on traffic conditions and your personal interests, the order of visits might change however the tour will not be affected.