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 Itinerary
Having been picked up from your hotel first thing in the morning, 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.
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Children between 6 and 12 years oldUS$ 28.6
Children under 6 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
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.
You can book up to 3 days before (Dubrovnik local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).