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Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela) Tours

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Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela)
Perched on one of two small islands in the Bay of Kotor, just off the coast of Perast, the 17th-century Our Lady of the Rocks church is a majestic sight. Framed by mountain peaks and cobalt blue waters, the church appears to float on the water’s surface, and has fast become one of Montenegro’s most photographed landmarks.
 
The Basics
Our Lady of the Rocks is a stop on shore excursions and boat tours from nearby Kotor, and most tours allow time to head ashore and explore the church. Inside, there’s a small museum devoted to the history of Perast, and paintings by local artist Tripo Kokolja. Many travelers also pass through the Bay of Kotor as part of a Montenegro day trip from Dubrovnik in neighboring Croatia.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an entrance fee to visit the church and museum.
  • The church is a place of worship so dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees.
  • When taking a boat to the island, it’s worth negotiating a return fee.
  • Plan to spend 30 minutes to an hour to explore the church and museum.
 
How to Get There
The island lies off the coast of Perast, on the north shore of the Bay of Kotor. Boat taxis run the short distance to the island from Perast harbor. To reach Perast, buses and taxis leave from Kotor on the eastern shore of the bay and take about 20 minutes.
 
When to Get There
The small church can be overwhelmed with day-trippers, especially during the summer months of July and August. Get an early start to avoid the crowds. For the most stunning photos, set sail across the bay in time to watch the sunset over the church.
 
The legend of Our Lady on the Rocks
According to legend, a local sailor found an icon of the Virgin Mary on a rock in the bay on July 22, 1452. Vowing to build a church on the sacred ground, seamen brought rocks home each time they returned from a successful voyage and laid them in the bay. Today, the legend lives on: Every year on July 22, locals gather to throw rocks into the sea.
Address: Perast, Montenegro
Admission: Varies
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Kotor Port to Perast, Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor Old Town

Kotor Port to Perast, Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor Old Town

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Make the most of your time at shore and explore the Port of Kotor’s surrounding villages on a full-day tour. Your private driver is there to take you to the villages of Perast, Budva, Sveti Stefan, and the UNESCO-listed Old Town Kotor to explore on your own. Set your own pace and wander the streets of the villages to learn more about the history and culture of Montenegro.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.20
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$109.20
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Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave Kotor Boat Tour

Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave Kotor Boat Tour

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The Bay of Kotor—also called Boka—offers up islets, caves, and more. This boat tour lets you experience its highlights more easily and scenically than traveling by hire car or public transport. Prebook to secure your seat, and visit the Our Lady on the Rocks island church, a Soviet-era submarine base, and the Blue Grotto, to swim in its neon-blue waters. A choice of departures provides important flexibility.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.33
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Full Day Tour from Kotor Port to Perast, Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor Old Town

Full Day Tour from Kotor Port to Perast, Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor Old Town

Discover the natural, cultural, and historic highlights along Montenegro’s scenic coastline on a private tour from Kotor. The isolated nature of each of Montenegro’s coastal towns makes it time-consuming to travel between them on your own. But, with private transportation and a guide to handle logistics, busy travelers can fit all the top sights into one day.
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  • 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.82
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$237.82
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Private Tour from Kotor Port to Perast, Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor Old Town

Private Tour from Kotor Port to Perast, Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor Old Town

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Make the most of your time at shore and explore some of Montenegro’s quaint towns near the port and on the Adriatic coast. This private tour explores the charming fishing village of Perast, the coastal cities of Budva and Sveti Stefan, and the fortified Old Town of Kotor. Learn about Montenegro’s history stretching as far back as ancient Rome from your informative guide and enjoy a beautiful day of sightseeing.
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  • 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$236.60
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$236.60
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Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave 3 hours tour- ticket tour

Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave 3 hours tour- ticket tour

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Our experience will start from UNESCO Old Town of Kotor, or another wished pick up place in Kotor Bay (Kotor, Muo, Prčanj,Stoliv,Dobrota), where speed boat can dock. You will enjoy in 55 minutes panorama ride, with overview on small Boka Bay villages with charming palaces, houses, churches, and beautiful contrast between sea and mountains. We will pass nerrowest part of Boka Bay, Verige, you will enjoy in panorama on Lepetani, Bijela, Luštica semi island, small island Mamula and arrive in Blue Cave. You will have 20 minutes for swimming or just taking photos of turquoise blue sea inside of the Blue Cave. On our way back you will have 5 min stop in old submarine tunnel and 20 min for visit Our Lady of the Rock church and museum
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  • 3 hours
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$37.33
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$37.33

Private Tour for Cruise Passengers

Private Tour for Cruise Passengers

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Discover some of Montenegro's top sights while you're in port on a private tour of the coast and historical attractions. From the Kotor port, destinations include Our Lady of the Rocks in Perast, Tivat, Budva, Sveti Stefan, and the Kotor Serpentine, an extremely winding road.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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$194.14
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$194.14
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Private Kotor Cruise: Perast, Our Lady of The Rocks, Mamula, Blue Cave & more

Private Kotor Cruise: Perast, Our Lady of The Rocks, Mamula, Blue Cave & more

Experience Boka bay with a custom made cruise boat for the most enjoyable journey on water – welcome to Kotor bay Cruise! We embark in Kotor and shorty after we have our first swimming break to cool down from a hot day. Refreshed, we are headed straight towards the Blue Cave passing entire bay and as we go around the famous former prison “Mamula” we reach the open sea. Swimming in fluorescent blue water inside of a natural cave is one of the best attractions of Boka Bay! Time for lunch break at Porto Montenegro to regain our energy. From there we sail back to Kotor and make another stop for Yugoslavian military tunnels. Don’t miss another quick jump into clear ink blue water here! The evening hours are the best time to visit famous island Our Lady of Rocks, both church and a museum, when all the tourists are gone. Now we are ready to go back home! Relaxing ride back followed by astonishing scenery and burning sunset.
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  • 8 hours
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$363.40
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$363.40
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Montenegro's Gold Triangle - Kotor Port to Budva, Perast, Our Lady of Rocks

Montenegro's Gold Triangle - Kotor Port to Budva, Perast, Our Lady of Rocks

Visit the beautiful villages in the Kotor region during this private day trip from the Port of Kotor. See the Our Lady of the Rocks church in Perast, stroll through the seaside villages of Budva and Sveti Stefan, and discover the ancient landmarks of the UNESCO-listed Old Town Kotor. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Montenegrin history and culture beyond the Old Town.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.41
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$110.41
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Group Blue Cave tour with a beach stop - 4 hours

Group Blue Cave tour with a beach stop - 4 hours

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Visit the famous Blue Cave, islands, and beaches of the Bay of Kotor on a boat tour that combines natural wonders with historic landmarks. Exploring the bay on a group tour means you can sit back and relax while the captain handles the navigation and shares stories about the bay’s history. This tour is a must for travelers who want to fit all the bay’s highlights into one day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.64
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$60.64

Private Kotor Bay Speed Boat Tour and Blue Cave Adventure

Private Kotor Bay Speed Boat Tour and Blue Cave Adventure

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Enjoy a boat tour of Boka Bay and visit the bays at Kotor, Herceg Novi, and Tivat. In Kotor, admire the views of medieval churches and towering cliffs from the boat. Cruise on and stop at Our Lady of the Rocks Church, located on an artificial island. Swim in the Blue Cave at Herceg Novi. Stay shaded and hydrated as you enjoy the scenery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.94
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$266.94
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Private Montenegro Tour for Cruise Passengers

Private Montenegro Tour for Cruise Passengers

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Discover the sights of Montenegro when your cruise ship docks in Kotor. With a private guide, you’ll explore the history-rich streets of Kotor Old Town and Budva, see Our Lady of the Rocks at Perast, admire the sights of Sveti Stefan, and stroll amid the super yachts of Tivat marina. Panoramic views line your route along the Adriatic coast, and you’ll have ample time for photos along the way.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.14
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$194.14
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Kotor Cruise: Perast, Our Lady of The Rocks, Mamula, Blue Cave, Porto Montenegro

Kotor Cruise: Perast, Our Lady of The Rocks, Mamula, Blue Cave, Porto Montenegro

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Enjoy a day on the water with this cruise on the Bay of Kotor, known locally as "Boka." You'll depart Kotor and head to a swimming spot to cool off, then pass by the Blue Cave and around Mamula Fortress to reach the open Adriatic Sea. Stop at Porto Montenegro for lunch (own expense) and then cruise back toward Kotor, with more opportunities for swimming. As evening nears, you'll stop at Our Lady of the Rocks, a small church and museum on a man-made island.
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  • 8 hours
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$59.45
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Four hour boat excursion with blue cave swimming and beach brake

Four hour boat excursion with blue cave swimming and beach brake

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Tour start from Kotor, sightseeing cruise of Kotor bay. First visit is small artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks, after that you will enjoy in sightseeing cruise a bay of Tivat and Herceg Novi . Next stop is ex submarine base. Near a small village call Rose, there are 3 submarine base which are built by Yugoslav army. All tunnels are dead ends. Without stop slowly passing island Mamula, our skippers will explain purpose of island in first and second world war. Last destination in amazing blue cave where we stop for swimming. After blue cave there is beach stop for additional swim, brake or launch . This tour is different from other blue cave tour because we have additional stop on the beach for one hour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.23
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$62.23

Private Boat Tour Kotor - Blue Cave Adventure - Up to 9 passengers

Private Boat Tour Kotor - Blue Cave Adventure - Up to 9 passengers

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Charter your own private boat and head out onto the waters of Montenegro for a 3-hour tour. Discover the small fishing villages and medieval churches of Kotor Bay, visit the Our Lady of the Rocks Church in the middle of the water, swim in the waters of the iconic Blue Cave in Herceg Novi Bay, and much more as you sail around and admire the picturesque scenery of Montenegro.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$373.35
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$373.35
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Jewels of Montenegro - Day Tour from Kotor to Our Lady of Rocks, Perast, Budva

Jewels of Montenegro - Day Tour from Kotor to Our Lady of Rocks, Perast, Budva

With a personal driver to whisk you between sites, you can discover highlights of the gorgeous Montenegro coast in a single day—no need to rush the things that interest you most. Stops include breaks to explore Perast, the island church at Our Lady of Rocks, Budva’s pretty harbor, and Kotor itself. It’s a personal alternative to group tours that offer fixed itineraries.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.63
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$111.63
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Small-Group Guided Tour to Kotor and Blue cave

Small-Group Guided Tour to Kotor and Blue cave

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During this 3-hour tour you will learn Montenegro’s history from the water and gain a first-hand appreciation of the close connection the people have with the sea. Stop At: Our Lady of the Rocks - 20. min. Place which will also amaze you is old Island Lady of the Rock which is artificial island made in 15 century as a monument to the sailors from Perast. Under the Lady of the Rock there is 196 shipwrecks sank by people of Perast while defending Kotor from Venetian and Ottoman Empire. During panoramic sightseeing boat ride you will be able to see places like “Saint Mathews Church”, “Ladies temple”, abandoned village “old Stoliv”, narrow passage” Verige” which is only 300 meters wide, Bay of Tivat and Herceg-Novi and new yacht marina “Porto Novi”. Stop at: Blue Cave - 30.min. Blue Cave is natural cave which was created at the bottom of 100 meter cliff as a result of a thousand years impact of sea waves on porous rocks of” Luštica”. Stop at: EX Submarine Base - 5.-10.min
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.56
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$43.56

North Montenegro, Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Tour

North Montenegro, Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Tour

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Visiting the varied heights and depths of Montengro can be tricky without a car. On this full-day tour, travel to mountains, canyons, and coasts with a guide. Depart from Kotor in an minivan or minibus and visit the coastlines of Kotor and Risan Bay. Ascend the Durmitor Mountains and admire the views, and descend to Tara River in the deepest canyon in Europe. Hike around the Black Lake and visit the Ostrog Monastery.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.45
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Private Tour: Montenegro (Kotor, Perast, Tivat) max 19 pax

Private Tour: Montenegro (Kotor, Perast, Tivat) max 19 pax

After we pick up our guests with a new and luxury, air-condicioned Mercedes Benz vehicle, we start a beautiful panoramic drive to Montenegro. Our first stop is in Perast, where guests can also get a boat to go to Lady of the Rocks. After that we are heading to beautiful medival city of Kotor where guest have free time (guests can decide how much time the want to spend in Kotor) where you can explore old city of Kotor. After that is luch (suggestion of a driver is possible if needed). Third stop is in Tivat, where guests can explore the most luxurious port “Porto Montenegro”.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.23
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$62.23

Cycling Kotor Bay circle 45km, visit Our Lady of the rock church on island.

Cycling Kotor Bay circle 45km, visit Our Lady of the rock church on island.

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This tour is ideal for people who want to feel the soul of the Kotor bay by land. Cycling around Kotor bay is a phenomenal choice for exploring the ancient settlements history. The tour starts from Old town of Kotor where we take bikes and start the ride. During this trip you would see some unique places such as the abandoned "Tresorela" palace, which is under UNESCO heritage and the "Temple of the Holy Mother", the largest Catholic church in the region. Later you would enjoy a short ferry ride to cross the bay to the other side. Continue cycling to Risan for a short break and refreshment at a local bar and enjoy the view of the bay is stunning. Later you would have a short boat tour to visit small island with Church of Our Lady of the Rock in Perast. After that we would continue cycling to Kotor enjoying the some local places. The tour is 45 kilometers and it is all flat terrain except for one short uphill. The tour is mostly on the main road also used for cars, so be careful.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.05
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$102.05
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Private tour with speed boat - Perast and Lady of the rock

Private tour with speed boat - Perast and Lady of the rock

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Charter a private speedboat and explore the Bay of Kotor during this 90-minute tour. Sail out across the bay to the Our Lady of the Rocks Church, set on a manmade island, and learn about its history. Then head to the village of Perast to discover its landmarks and history in the old town and enjoy a bit of swimming before heading back to Kotor.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.34
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$163.34
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Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Islands Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours

Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Islands Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours

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Visit Our Lady of the Rock island and church with ease on a speedboat tour. Depart from Kotor to the old town of Perast. Admire the panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor as you cruise on the boat. Explore the church and small island. Afterwards, stroll through Perast’s old town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.90
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$24.90
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Day Trip from Kotor Port to Perast, Our Lady of The Rocks, Kotor Old Town

Day Trip from Kotor Port to Perast, Our Lady of The Rocks, Kotor Old Town

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Discover the village of Perast and the UNESCO-listed Old Town Kotor with a private driver during this 3-hour tour. Explore the two villages at your own pace and visit key landmarks such as the “Fjords of the Mediterranean,” the Our Lady of the Rocks Church set in the middle of the lake, ancient Roman structures, and the Cathedral of St. Tryphon before heading back to your cruise ship.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.44
Price varies by group size
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$76.44
Price varies by group size
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Group Blue Cave Tour

Group Blue Cave Tour

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Our most popular 3 hour tour gives you a chance to see Bay of Kotor from a different angle! Blue Cave is natural cave which was created at the bottom of 100 meter cliff as a result of a thousand years impact of sea waves on porous rocks of” Luštica”. Through the entrance sunlight enters its interior, and wraps around the surface of the water making great shades of blue by which cave got its name. You will see these amazing colors on your body as well once you jump in it. On the way back we will make brief stop next to the Mamula Island, on which prison was made in 1853. Mamula Island served as NOTORIOUS PRISON during both world wars known as “Kampo Mamula”. Going pass old Yugoslavian army base called “Pristan” we will make stop in one of the three submarine pens used during Second World War to hide and repair submarines. Place which will also amaze you is old Island Lady of the Rock which is artificial island made in 15 century as a monument to the sailors from Perast.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.67
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$43.67

Kotor Shore Excursion - Tour to Perast, Our Lady of The Rocks, Kotor Old Town

Kotor Shore Excursion - Tour to Perast, Our Lady of The Rocks, Kotor Old Town

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private shore excursion from Kotor. When your ship docks in port, leave the crowds behind and visit Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks, and Kotor's Old Town in the company of a private guide. Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that when you reach port, your excursion is all planned in advance; no haggling with tour companies or taxis at the last minute.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.06
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$205.06
Price varies by group size
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