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SHORE TOUR KOTOR-BUDVA-PERAST WITH MH TRAVEL AGENCY
MH Travel created shore tour KOTOR-BUDVA-PERAST as the most popular choice for cruise-ship guests who stay in the port in Kotor longer than 5 hours. Taking this tour guests will visit three of the most popular cities on the Montenegrin coast. Kotor and Perast are UNESCO World Heritage, while Budva with its charming old town is the most popular tourist destination in Montenegro. We understand that some cruise ships cannot dock at the port that guests need shuttles from the cruise-ship and back, which takes additional time, so we created a short version of this tour that visits only KOTOR and BUDVA, without PERAST. Others who want to visit KOTOR and PERAST without visit Budva can take our shore-tour KOTOR-PERAST.
Shore tour KOTOR-BUDVA lasts 3 hours while the tour KOTOR-BUDVA-PERAST lasts 5 hours. The departure time depends on the guest's arrival in the port of Kotor and the estimated time for passing the border control. The city of Budva is 25km far away from Kotor while Perast is located in the Municipality of Kotor 10 km far away from the old town of Kotor and its port. The tour is guided in English and it will give full experiences of places and their highlights.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour starts from the port of Kotor after guests pass border control. Departure time depends on the docking time of the cruise ship. The customers just need to inform us of which cruise ship they will come and the tour will start according to customers' arrival time in the port of Kotor.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go to The Old Town of Budva, Perast, Lady of the Rock, and The Old Town of Kotor
After we start from Kotor we will drive 30 minutes to the viewpoint above St.Stefan (Sveti Stefan) where we will make a photo-stop. The panoramic view of St. Stefan is surely one of the most memorable sights along Montenegro’s coast, photographed so many times that is almost impossible to imagine a promotional brochure or video without its enchanting sight. This miniature island is dotted with stone houses and joined with the mainland by a sandy isthmus which the sea currents have built during the ages. The old village has been transformed is an exclusive tourist resort, with each house serving as a separate luxurious apartment.
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.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE KOTOR-BUDVA-PERAST TOUR
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BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Tour tickets can be bought on-line via the BOOK NOW!
Guests don't need to print the ticket, just simply keep the reservation on the phone and show it to the tour guide.
Guests should inform us by e-mail at which time will they come to the port to be able to wait for them.
The cut-off time for purchasing the tour-ticket is 3 days before the tour starts.
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 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
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team