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Kotor Boat Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula and Blue Cave

1. Kotor Boat Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula and Blue Cave

Enjoy a boat tour and see some of the most popular sights of Montenegro. The first stop is Our Lady of the Rocks, a church that sits on a man-made island. Hear the story of the two brothers who found a painting of the Madonna and Child stuck on a rock protruding from the sea. They vowed to build a church on the spot where the painting was found. Pass through the Verige Straits and along the Herceg Novi Rivera. Continue out of the bay, past Mamula Island, a prison during WWII, and along the Lustica Peninsula to the Blue Cave. Enjoy a half-hour of swimming in the cave. On the way back to Kotor, you'll stop in the caves the army used for hiding submarines.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

2. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit Bok Kotorska, Perast, Kotor, and Budva. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, including a ferry drive across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming & Drinks

3. Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming & Drinks

Travel to the top sights in the Bay of Kotor on this speedboat cruise from Kotor. Enjoy access to a fridge onboard and listen to music as you sail across the water at thrilling speeds. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi. Meet your guide at the tour agency and head to the speedboat in Kotor. Admire panoramic views of charming coastal towns like Perast, Tivat, Porto Montenegro, and Herceg Novi. Stop near the entrances to the abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army. Continue to the island of Mamula where you will see the fortress of Mamula which was converted into a concentration camp by the Italians in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your local skipper. Feel the wind in your hair on the way to the Blue Cave where you can enjoy swimming and diving in the azure waters. Use the snorkeling mask to explore the underwater landscapes of the cave. Sail to the Our Lady of the Rocks island, which was created by local fishermen in the 15th-century. Have the chance to purchase a ticket to enter the Our Lady of the Rocks Church which contains 68 famous paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. Return to your starting point in Kotor at the end of your cruise.

From Cavtat: Montenegro including boat cruise in Kotor Bay

4. From Cavtat: Montenegro including boat cruise in Kotor Bay

Start your tour with complimentary early-morning pickup (07:45-08:15) from your hotel or nearest possible location to your accommodation in Cavtat . Once everyone has been picked up, drive by coach to the Croatian/Montenegrin border crossing. After border control is done, enjoy a coffee break, at your own expense, before heading to the port, where you will embark on a boat to start your adventure. Your first stop is the charming town Perast. Here, enjoy some free time for a walk in the quaint beautiful streets with baroque palaces Then the boat will first take you to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks to visit the beautiful monument in the heart of the bay. From there, proceed to the old town of Kotor, the most important Venetian port built on this side of the Adriatic coast with impressive 4.5-kilometer-long city walls, that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Kotor is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and visiting this town is about more than beautiful views, it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. When you arrive, you will have around 2.5 hours of free time to see the most important monuments in the old town like St.Triphun Cathedral and Maritime Museum. Also, you will have time for lunch and if you like, to visit the walls and buy some authentic souvenirs. Return back to Cavtat from Kotor by air-conditioned bus. You will be dropped off from where you were picked up in the morning.

Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

5. Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

Take a day trip to Montenegro and sail down the Adriatic Coast. See Boka Kotorska Bay, explore Kotor, and wander through Perast. Come across UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore Montenegro. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Dubrovnik and drive to the border crossing with Montenegro to climb aboard a boat and cruise to Kotor. Admire the Venetian port and defensive city walls from the water. Get breathtaking views of the fjord and learn more about the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. Enjoy free time to explore the monuments of the Old Town. Board the boat again and sail to the small town of Perast. Visit the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks on arrival, and get some free time for lunch in the beautiful town center. Stroll the streets to find Baroque palaces, Orthodox monuments, and other UNESCO World Heritage monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the stone defense towers that remain untouched, and follow in the footsteps of Russian czars and Venetian princes who sailed in Kotor Bay. Return to Perast by air-conditioned bus or minivan, and continue to Dubrovnik after the border crossing.

From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Group Tour of Montenegro Coast

6. From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Group Tour of Montenegro Coast

Explore the incredible Montenegro coast for a day. Cross the border to the Bay of Kotor and take the option to visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks. Learn the ancient legacy of Kotor and take the scenic route to Boka Kotorska bay. Drive back through Herceg Novi and along the Dubrovnik Riviera. Depart from Dubrovnik by bus and enter Montenegro. Appreciate the turquoise blue coastline, littered with islands as you drive toward the Bay of Kotor. Stop in the city of Perast, known for its fresh sea air, and take the option to visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks. Head onward to the city of Kotor and learn the ancient roots and history of this special place. Allow the beauty to take over during your free time, and explore the city as you please. Return on the completely panoramic road that passes through Boka Kotorska bay, where you'll catch a ferry to the other side. Catch a ride through Herceg Novi to the border, and finish with marvelous views of the Dubrovnik Riviera.

Bay of Kotor Tour from Dubrovnik

7. Bay of Kotor Tour from Dubrovnik

The majestic, awe-inspiring beauty of the Bay of Kotor will leave you struggling for superlatives. The Gulf of Kotor cuts deep into towering mountains creating the most dramatic setting for the walled town of Kotor and the string of villages along the edge of the water. The trip from Dubrovnik to Kotor will take you to photogenic medieval towns perched above their reflections in the peacock-blue waters of the bay. The landlocked bay, or simply ‘Boka’, as it’s known among locals, is bordered by scenic, serpentine roads that make it easy to explore. This Montenegro tour will take you to beautiful Perast and the small island of the church of Our Lady of the Rock.

Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

8. Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Your tour begins with a complimentary pickup from your hotel in Dubrovnik. From there travel to the border, 45 kilometers south of Dubrovnik. Once you make it over the border to Montenegro, your adventure starts.  Travel to and explore the small town of Perast. Take a boat to Kotor to begin your sightseeing cruise. First, visit a small man-made island in the middle of Kotor Bay: the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, one of the most important symbols of Montenegro with fascinating scenery and architecture.  Following a short visit, your cruise continues to Kotor, the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic Coast. UNESCO-listed since 1979, this town is surrounded by 4.5-km-long city walls and contains a fascinating Old Town.  Choose to climb up to the walls, visit the museums, walk the streets, or just enjoy having lunch in one of the great local restaurants. At the end of your experience, return back to Dubrovnik where your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

9. Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way on this kayak trip on the Bay of Kotor. Take a break on the beach on the other side of the bay where you can swim, snorkel, explore the area, relax, eat, or sunbathe. On the 2.5-3 hours of the tour, you’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline of the bay. Learn about the history of the bay and see amazing traditional architecture in the fishing villages along the coast like Muo, Prčanj, Stoliv. See palaces. Explore houses built by sea captains and rich families of Kotor. Hear the story of brave local sailors and how they built these beautiful houses during the Venetian rule. This tour will give you the opportunity to take in the beauty of Kotor bay from the seaside. Be ready to capture some amazing shots of the Kotor bay, one of the most stunning bays in the world and hear a bit about the history of this amazing part of the Adriatic coast.

From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Trip to Montenegrin Towns

10. From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Trip to Montenegrin Towns

Explore the towns of Montenegro on this a full-day trip from Dubrovnik. Discover the sights in Perast and Budva at your own pace with free time in both towns. Journey around the Bay of Kotor and admire views of the Verige strait. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive along the Adriatic coast and cross the boarder into Montenegro. Travel around the Kotor Bay and pass by the charming towns of Igalo, Herceg Novi, Bijela, and Kamenari. Stop to capture pictures of views of the water and mountains at Verige strait. Continue onto the town of Perast where your guide will point out the top sights and explain the town's rich history. Have the option to purchase a boat ticket to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks where you can buy a ticket to see the island's historic church.  Head through the town of Risan and reach the mountain-surrounded city of Kotor. Spend some free time uncovering sights like Venetian palaces, an Orthodox Church, St. Triphon, massive city walls, and St. John fortress.  Venture to Trojica hill to admire panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the city of Kotor. Make your way to Budva which is one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic. Take some free time to go get lunch or see the 16-century center, a marina for mega yachts, and wide sandy beaches. Cross over bay of Kotor by ferry from Lepetani to Kamenari. Have the chance to stop along the way back to Croatia for photos and refreshments. Reach your accommodation in Dubrovnik in the late afternoon or evening hours.

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What people are saying about Bay of Kotor

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,845 reviews

Well organized trip. We contacted our tour guide via Whatsapp for the pick up time the evening before the trip. The scenery was beautiful and the towns we visited were nice. Overall I highly recommend this trip.

I would recommend this day trip - really good way to discover Montenegro- well organised and all 3 stops were most enjoyable- our guide was very good also with lots of interesting information shared

Marko our lovely speed boat driver picked us up from our Hotel pontoon. A fabulous trip to the caves with time to swim from boat. He offered us a drink and with free WiFi, what more do you want??

Knowledgeable guides throughout the day, plenty of free time to explore the towns, Great experience

Guide was fantastic, great trip, would highly recommend!