MH Travel Agency organizes English-speaking shore tours to the cable car ride from Kotor to Mt. Lovcen, Kotor old town, Lady of the Rock Island, and Perast from the 1st of April to the 1st of November (except August).The tour is not exclusively only for our guests. Anyone can book it, and it is organized every day if the minimum group of 4 passengers is reached. Private tours can depart any day. 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!
KOTOR & PERAST TOUR with mh travel agency
DAILY EXCURSION IN MONTENEGRO...DEPARTURE FROM BUDVA...HIGHLIGHTS: CABLE CAR FROM KOTOR TO MT.LOVCEN, THE OLD TOWN OF KOTOR, ISLAND OUR LADY OF THE ROCKS, AND PERAST...DURATION: 8 hours...TICKET PRICE €40.00 (The price includes a speed boat ride to Perast and Lady of the Rocks)
MH Travel Agency has created this tour for guests who want to visit Kotor and Perast, which are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site. 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. It represents a long historical line of the Boka people and as the crown of the testimony of past centuries, there are impressive city walls that frame the old town of Kotor. Everyone who visits Kotor is left breathless due to its uniqueness. Only 10 km far away, in the middle of the Bay of Kotor, lies the small town of Perast with its two islets St. George and Lady of the Rock, with small churches on them. The handmade islet Lady of the Rock symbolically represents power and trust in God who gave hope and strength to generations of sailors, navigators, and captains who were raised in Perast and Kotor.
The tour has 3 parts. First is a cable car to Mt Lovcen, the second is a boat ride from the Perast and the islet Lady of the Rock, and the third part is the visit to the old town of Kotor. The tour lasts 8 hours, which is more than enough time to fill yourself with the pure beauty of all places that we will visit. Welcome:)
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour departs from Budva at 8:00 in the morning, which is the standard time for all our trips. The departure point in Budva is from the ECO petrol gas station next to the hotel Slovenska Plaža.
NOTE: The temperature in the summer season can be very high, above 40 degrees, so pay attention to protect your body with adequate clothes, skin with sun cream, and head with a hat. Always have enough water.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go by cable car from Kotor to Mt. Lovcen, the old town of Kotor, the island Lady of the Rock, and Perast.
CABLE CAR FROM KOTOR TO MT.LOVCEN
After picking up the guests in Budva, we will drive 17 km to go to the cable car. The route of the cable car starts from the locality of Dub, in the municipality of Kotor, in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the road tunnel that connects Kotor with Tivat. The route leads to the locality of Kuk on the Lovćen mountain.
The location of Dub terminal is located within Grbaljsko polje, 200 meters from the Budva and Tivat road and 500 meters from Tivat airport. The location of the Kuk terminal is on the Kuk plateau on the Lovćen mountain, at 1,348 meters above sea level. The height difference between the starting and ending stations will be 1316 meters. The cable car is about 4 km long. Its capacity is 1,000 passengers per hour. The cable car is served by 40 gondolas. Travel time from Dub station to Kuk station is 10 minutes.
Guests can take a cable car ride if they wish. The driver will wait for them during the ride in both directions and with a photo stop at the top of the mountain, which is approximately 45 minutes, after which the guests continue the short journey to the old town of Kotor.
On our way to Kotor will continue using by Trojica Pass, which is a scenic road where we will make the photo stop above the Bay of Kotor. The old town of Kotor is located hidden at the end of Boka Bay surrounded by two mountains Lovcen and Vrmac, which give it exceptional uniqueness. Everyone who visits Kotor is left breathless due to the beauty and splendid surroundings of this city. We will have 10 minutes for a photo stop.
When we arrive in the old town of Kotor guests will go first to Perast and Lady of the Rock by speed boat. This is the only way to avoid traffic jams, especially in the summer. A relaxing speed boat ride to Perast will be memorable and guests will be there in 15 minutes. This part of the tour is not guided. A relaxing speed boat ride to Perast will be memorable and guests will be there in 15 minutes. This part of the tour is not guided. When arrive guests will have 30 minutes walk around the town, where they can 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 time stopped into it. The traffic in the city is closed in the summer months so tourists can safely walk around and sightseeing in the town. Perast is a part of the municipality of Kotor and has been protected by UNESCO since 1979. It is a small place with one main street by the sea and 2 small islets in front with 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.
Island St. George is a natural rocky islet with the Benedictine abbey from the 12th of century, a graveyard with cypresses, and St. George church from the 17th of century. The islet is closed to the public except for some rare events, while the next islet Our Lady of the Rocks islet is open to visitors. Guests will get a boat ride to get the island, where 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 and the ceiling is the most fascinating. Guests can also see numerous small silver plates with reliefs on the 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 to modern paintings.
After visiting Lady of the Rocks, guests will go by speed boat back to the port of the old town of Kotor where the tour guide will wait for them.
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. Then we will be heading back to Budva.
The tour is organized by middle-class air-conditioned cars or minibusses. The price of the private tour is per car, not per person. The maximum number of guests in the car is 4.
Private tour costs €160 (max. 4 pax)
Private tour costs €140 (max. 3 pax)
Private tour costs €120 (max. 2 pax)
Private tour costs €100 (max. 1 pax)
We give a discount for groups of more than 10 people.
Licensed tour guide in the English language in the old town of Kotor.
The speed boat ride from the Kotor to the Lady of the Rock and Perast, and back to the port of Kotor.
THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
The entrance fee to the church's museum of 2 euros (the entrance into the church where is the altar is free of charge)
Entrance fee to the city walls in Kotor of 8 euros (not obligatory)
Cable car ticket of 20 euros per person (not obligatory)
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE KOTOR & PERAST TOUR
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BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Tour tickets can be bought online 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 22:00 (10 pm) the day before departure.
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Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team