Beautiful nature, legendary history and charming culture... what more could you want from a day trip? Visit the spectacular mountain-surrounded Bay of Kotor on Montenegro's Dalmatian Coast.
Kotor Bay Day Trip
Having met your guide at Brsalje 5 at 6:50 am, you'll leave Dubrovnik and head southeast in the direction of the Konavle Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Croatia.
Shortly afterwards, you'll cross the border, entering the neighbouring country of Montenegro. You'll make a brief stop to familiarise yourself with the breath-takingly beautiful countryside and photograph the Verige Strait. This strip of water is the narrowest point of the Bay of Kotor, and is one of the most captivating sights on the Montenegrin Dalmatian Coast.
Your tour will take you on a route around the bay, offering magnificent views of the greenery-covered mountains leading down to peaceful azure waters. This inlet of the Adriatic Sea has been called Europe's southernmost fjord, although it is actually a ria, or river valley, leftover from the now-vanished Bokelj River that used to flow down from the rocky plateaus above. You'll pass through the historic coastal villages of Risan and Perast, finally arriving at Kotor, the bay's most emblematic town.
Enjoy a guided tour of Kotor, delving deep into the historic centre of this ancient walled city, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. The Roman Empire, the Venetian Republic, Austro-Hungary, Yugoslavia... many powerful states have tried to take this area throughout the millennia. Discover its rich history as you visit its main places of interest, including the 12th century Cathedral of St. Trifun and the Kampana Tower, part of the Medieval fortifications of Kotor. You'll have free time here to visit the Maritime Museum or the Cat Museum too, whose unusual exhibition may surprise you.
Head back to the coast again now for a walking tour of Perast. The tiny town's numerous Baroque palaces will give you an idea of its past splendour. After having time to eat lunch (not included), you'll take to the water, boarding a boat to take you to Gospa od Škrpjela, or Our Lady of the Rocks. On the artificial islet, which is built from the remains of sunken ships, you'll visit the church and its museum, dedicated to local history.
Finally, you'll take the boat back to Perast and hop back on the bus for the return journey to Dubrovnik, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel in the evening.
Montenegro is not part of the European Union or the Schengen Zone, so to enter the country it is essential to present your valid passport or ID document. Please remember to bring this with you on the day of the tour.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 19 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
|Adults||Children between 6 and 12 years old||Children under 6 years old|
Children between 6 and 12 years oldUS$ 31.30
Children under 6 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide.
Transport by bus.
Return tickets for the boat between Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks.
Entrance to the Church and Museum of Our Lady of the Rocks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Does the activity take place in bad weather?
A - Should there be bad weather, the itinerary of the tour may be modified. If this is the case, the tour will miss the tour of Our Lady of the Rocks, spending more time in Kotor and Perast.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).