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MH Travel has created this tour especially for guests who stay in Budva and Budva's Riviera, who want to visit Kotor and Perast, which are the UNESCO World Heritage. Kotor with its impressive history of more than two millennia and its location in the incredibly beautiful Bay of Boka is very high on the world tourist map.
The old town of Kotor represents a long historical line of Boka people who fought for centuries to hide and protect their home from all who wanted to attack and destroy it. As the crown of the testimony of past centuries, there are impressive city walls that frame the old town of Kotor like the hands of a mother protecting her child. Everyone who visits Kotor is left breathless due to the uniqueness of this city.
Only 10 km far away from the old town of Kotor, in the middle of the Bay of Kotor, is the town of Perast with its two islands St. George and Lady of the Rock, with small churches on them. The handmade island Lady of the Rock represents power and trust in God who gave hope and strength to generations of sailors, navigators, and captains who raised from Perast and Kotor and who guarded the Bay of Kotor against the enemies.
This is a tour of stories, where guests will be taken to the past so they can imagine a miraculous way of survival for generations of Bokelians trying to maintain a balance between the numerous empires and superpower countries that wanted to take Kotor for themselves. Despite its turbulent history Kotor and Boka Bay joined Montenegro and became its one the most beautiful and the proudest part.
The tour is very informative and easy-going, with more than enough time for visiting both places by excursion of a 7- hours and we warmly recommend it.
Type of the tour: sightseeing and city tour
Highlights: Old Town of Kotor, Old Town of Perast, and Our Lady of The Rocks
Duration: 7 hours
Total length: 50 km
Language: English guided tour
8:00 departure from Budva
9:15 arrival to Perast
City Tour and breakfast break of 2 hours
11:15 departure from City of Perast
11:30 arrival to Kotor
City tour and sightseeing of 3 hours
14:30 departure from Kotor
15:00 arrival to Budva
THE BOOKING IS OPEN
from the 1st of March to the 30th of December 2021
Full description of the tour you can find HERE.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour starts at 8:00 am close to the old town of Budva. From Budva to Kotor is only a 25 km distance. In the off-season, we need 25 minutes of the ride between the cities, but in very high season we need 45 minutes which is written in our itinerary. If guests take the private tour we will pick up them from their accommodations. Also, if guests stay in some accommodation close to our route (for example guests from St. Stefan), we can pick them up on the main road. Pick-up location can be flexible sometimes if suits guest better than the standard one.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go to Perast, Lady of the Rock, and the old town of Kotor
After we start our tour we will go first to Perast, which is a part of the municipality of Kotor and has been protected by UNESCO since 1979. Perast is a small place with one main street by the sea and 2 small islands in front with the churches on them. The island's names are St George and Our Lady of the Rocks which is why Perast is known in the tourist world. When we arrive at Perast we will visit the islands and then take a walk around the town.
Island St. George is a natural rocky islet with the Benedictine abbey from the 12th of century, the graveyard with the cypresses, and St. George church from the 17th of century. The islet is closed for the public except in some rare events, while the next islet Our Lady of the Rocks islet is open for the visitors. We'll take a boat ride to get to the island, where guests will have 45 minutes of sightseeing. The small baroque church from the 17th century with a bronze roof painted in light blue it is just as attractive on the outside as it is on the inside.
The interior of the church is lovely decorated with paintings by the talented local painter Trip Kokolja where the ceiling is most fascinating, but guests can also see numerous small silver plates with reliefs on the church's wall. These were consecrations-gifts of Our Lady of the Rock, for the protection of life, health, and family of people. The church has a small museum with a collection of stone inscriptions from the Roman era, parts of ships and navigation instruments, utensils, swords, clocks, weapons, old furniture, handicrafts to modern paintings.
After our visit to the Lady of the Rock, we will go back to the Perast where we will explore its main attractions: St. Nicholas church with its belfry, the town square, the Maritime Museum, as well as many traditional palaces and churches built in the 16thand 17th century that still keep their authentic looks.
Although Perast is the tourist center of Boka Kotorska's, it still preserved the dignity of a peaceful town in which the spirit of past times is truly felt. Spared from modern buildings, cozy-luxury shops, fast food restaurants, souvenir shops, and everything else that accompanies modern life and tourism in Perast as if the time stopped. Even traffic in the city is closed in the summer months so tourists can safely walk around and see the city. Guests can take a break or have breakfast in one of several lovely restaurants by the sea.
After visiting Perast we will go to the old town of Kotor where guests will get a one-hour city tour and get information about its rich history and its squares, streets, churches, historical buildings, and gates, like as Square of Arms, Bizanti Palace, Beskuca Palace, Pima Palace, St Tryphon Cathedral, Maritime Museum, St Nicholas Church, Blessed Osanna Church, the Sea Gate, and the North Gate. Kotor old town has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage since 1979 mostly thanks to its impressive city walls.
St. Giovanni is the name of the city walls and fortifications built above the old town of Kotor on the rocky slopes of the Lovcen mountain from the 9th to the 19th of century. To reach the top guests need to climb almost 1500 steps, (45 minutes of intense climbing) which is not easy during the summer heat. Most guests climb up to the small chapel of St. Giovanni where they can take impressively beautiful pictures of the Kotor panorama.
After touring the city walls guests will have free time for shopping and take a rest in some of the lovely cafes and restaurants in the old town. On our way back to Budva we will take a road over Vrmac mountain where we will make a photo-stop, and from where is a splendid view on Kotor Bay.
NOTE: We can also organize a private Kotor & Perast Tour. If you have any special requests contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
Tour is organized by air-conditioned cars, minivans, or minibusses.
Licensed tour guide in the English language.
PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
Boat ride ticket to Lady of the Rock island of 5 euro person (not mandatory)
Entrance fee to the church's mausoleum of 1 euro.
Entrance fee to the city walls in Kotor of 8 euro
For more info about the tour and booking, contact us on e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (Viber and WhatsApp) at +38269039751
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team