MH Travel Agency organizes English-speaking tours, especially for a small number of guests (from 2 up to 20), and private tailor-made itineraries. Every guest in Montenegro, no matter where is accommodated (hotel, hostel, guest house, private apartment, cruise ship, campsite, luxury resort, etc) can participate in our tours. Look at the overview, highlights, itinerary, video presentation, photo gallery, terms, and conditions of the tour. If you like to take a seat on it you can easily make an online reservation, using the button BOOK NOW!
ABOUT KOTOR & PERAST TOUR with mh travel agency
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 tour is full of stories, where guests will be taken into the past to be able to imagine a miraculous way of survival generations of Bokelians trying to maintain a balance between the numerous empires and superpower countries that wanted to take Kotor for themselves. Despite their 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 7- hours excursion and we warmly recommend it to everyone. Welcome:)
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 mostly known in the tourist world. When we arrive we will firstly 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 made by the talented local painter Tripo Kokolja where the ceiling is the most fascinating. Guests can also see numerous small silver plates with reliefs on them exhibit on the church's walls. These were consecration-gifts to Our Lady of the Rock, for the protection of life, health, and family of believing 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 up to modern paintings.
After our visit to the Lady of the Rock, we will go back to 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 16th and 17th century that still keep authentic looks.
Although Perast is the tourist center of Boka Kotorska, it still preserves the dignity of a peaceful town in which the spirit of past times truly feels. Spared from modern buildings, cozy-luxury shops, fast food restaurants, souvenir shops, and everything else that accompanies modern life and tourism, Perast looks like the time stopped into it. The traffic in the city is closed in the summer months so tourists can safely walk around and sightseeing the town. 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 have a one-hour city tour and get information about the town's 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 fortification, 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 photos of the Kotor panorama.
After touring the city walls guests will have free time for shopping and having 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.
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BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Tour tickets can be bought on-line via the BOOK NOW! option, or directly at the reception of Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva (address: Vuka Karadzica 12, located in the old town of Budva GPS Latitude 42,278238 Longitude 18,837430). The last online booking can be made until 21:00 (9 pm) the day before departure. After that time, the ticket can only be purchased at the hostel's reception until 23:00 (11 pm) the day before departure.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF TOUR CONDITIONS
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 the Lady of the Rock of 5 euro person
Entrance fee to the church's mausoleum of 1 euro.
Entrance fee to the city walls in Kotor of 8 euro
All vehicles are detailed clean and have sanitizers. Drivers and passengers should wear facial masks all the time in the vehicle during the tour.
NOTE: The information above is only relevant for the 2021 season, which has been hit by an epidemic of covid-19. Every future year we will update new conditions adapted to the current situation until we come out of the pandemic and start living normally as before it.
For COVID-19 info in Montenegro click HERE
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team