Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor lies at the head of Boka Bay. Bordered by towering limestone cliffs, the winding bay is actually Southern Europe's longest and most dramatic fjord. The port itself is a medieval gem: its narrow, asymmetrical streets are lined with ancient stone houses, old palaces, and churches dating from the 12th century. Kotor is also your gateway to the cultural and scenic wonders of Montenegro, from the old royal capital at Cetinje to the marshes and wildlife of Lake Skadar National Park.

Kotor is renowned for its nightlife: the streets of the old port are lined with pubs, taverns and cafés. The city is also host to a renowned summer carnival.

Kotor is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.

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Points of Interest

  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum
  • Budva
  • Njegusi
  • National Museum
  • Cetinje
  • Perast & Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Lastva
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  • St. Tryphon Cathedral

    The ornate St. Tryphon Cathedral was completed in 1166, and boasts fascinating Romanesque and Byzantine architecture.

  • Maritime Museum

    The Maritime Museum chronicles Kotor's rich naval history.

  • Budva

    A historic Montenegrin town, Budva is 2,500 years old, making it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. It boasts narrow streets, medieval ramparts, and 15th century towers.

  • Njegusi

    Situated high in the mountains and offering panoramic vistas of the coastline, Njegusi was the birthplace of Peter Petrovic-Njegos, considered the most important leader in Montenegrin history.

  • National Museum

    The National Museum is housed in a former royal palace that was once home to King Nikola Petrovic I, who ruled from 1860. It is home to the 'Oktoih Prvoglasnik', a revered 15th century manuscript.

  • Cetinje

    Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro was founded in 1482, and is located at the base of the spectacular Lovcen mountains. This charming town found itself under siege during the Ottoman Empire.

  • Perast & Our Lady of the Rocks

    Perast flourished in the 1700's, due to its busy shipyards, and is arguably the best-kept Baroque city in Montenegro. Our Lady of the Rocks Island is home to the charming 'Gospa od Skrpjela' church.

  • Lastva

    This pretty village nestles in the hills high above Kotor, and offers stunning views of the coastline below, including Tivat Bay. It is famous for its delicious olive oil, and village smoke houses.

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Kotor Walking Tour

2 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-380
  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum

An authentic introduction to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor, a guided pedestrian tour is the perfect way to see the sights and experience this ancient walled city as the locals do. Explore its maritime history with a visit to the Maritime Museum and admire the beauty of the 12th Century St. Tryphon Cathedral.

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Perast & Boka Bay

3.5 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-240
  • Maritime Museum
  • Perast & Our Lady of the Rocks

Cruise to the stunning 'Our Lady of the Rocks' Baroque church in Boka Bay, on a small motorboat. Then explore the nearby medieval town of Perast on a fascinating guided walking tour, where you will view the Maritime Museum, and 17th-century manor houses built by Perast's merchant captains.

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Easy Montenegro

4 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-290
  • Budva

Get acquainted with Montenegro's culinary culture, historical heritage and natural beauty during a leisurely coach tour of the countryside and the city. Sample the local delicacies of smoked ham and cheese, brandy and wine; admire panoramic views of the 2,500-year-old city of Budva; and enjoy time to explore Kotor on your own.

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Kotor, St. Tryphon Cathedral, Budva & Scenic Drive

4 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-210
  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum
  • Budva

This charming tour of the beautiful Montenegrin Riviera includes a narrated drive to Budva, the region's most popular seaside destination, where you will explore the old medieval city on foot. Afterwards, visit Kotor's ornate 12-century St. Tryphon's Cathedral, and the fascinating Maritime Museum.

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Kotor, St. Tryphon Cathedral, Njegusi & Cetinje

6 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-200
  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum
  • Njegusi
  • National Museum
  • Cetinje

Drive through Montenegro's picturesque countryside to Njegusi, to sample local cheese and wines, before driving to the old capital of Cetinje, for a tour of the National Museum. Back in Kotor explore the ornate interior of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and the Maritime Museum.

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Kotor, St. Tryphon Cathedral, Njegusi & Cetinje (guided in Mandarin)

6 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-990
  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum
  • Njegusi
  • National Museum
  • Cetinje

Drive through Montenegro's picturesque countryside to Njegusi, to sample local cheese and wines, before driving to the old capital of Cetinje, for a tour of the National Museum. Back in Kotor explore the ornate interior of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and the Maritime Museum.

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Kotor, St. Tryphon Cathedral, Njegusi & Cetinje (Guided in Japanese)

6 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-993
  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum
  • Njegusi
  • National Museum
  • Cetinje

Drive through Montenegro's picturesque countryside to Njegusi, to sample local cheese and wines, before driving to the old capital of Cetinje, for a tour of the National Museum. Back in Kotor explore the ornate interior of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and the Maritime Museum.

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Adventure Kayaking in Boka Bay

3.25 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-880

Paddle through spectacular Boka Bay (Bay of Kotor) and take in the towering peaks and rocky Adriatic coastline dotted with pretty churches and medieval towns from the seat of a kayak on this active adventure. When you want to refresh, do a little swimming and snorkeling in the inviting, crystalline waters.

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Bon Appetit Exclusive: Lunch in a Local Home

3 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-150

One of the best ways to get to know a culture is through its food. Eat like a local on this delicious Discovery Exclusive experience that begins at Kotor's bustling marketplace brimming with fresh produce and regional delicacies then takes you to a local home for a hands-on chef-led cooking presentation and lunch.

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Discovery Family Lipa Cave Exploration

6 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-600

Explore Lipa Cave, one of the largest cave monuments in Montenegro, on a fascinating underground adventure. Descend into a maze of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites and discover a mysterious world of cave formations, stalagmites and stalactites. Then, travel to picturesque Njegusi Village for snack of local delicacies.

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Lastva, St. Tryphon's Cathedral & Tastings

4.5 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-315
  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum
  • Lastva

A fun trip for foodies who are looking for a taste sensation, you will travel to Lastva to tour a former farmhouse, before sampling delicious locally-produced smoked ham, olive oil and cheese. Enjoy a performance of traditional folk music before returning to Kotor to explore the 11th-century St. Tryphon's Cathedral.

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The Bay of Kotor by Tuk-Tuk

2.5 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-295

Enjoy a city tour with a fun twist aboard an eco-friendly tuk tuk. Learn Kotor's rich heritage and explore its most popular landmarks aboard these nimble vehicles. Travel along magical Boka Bay, protected by UNESCO for its historical significance. See Kotor's old town, the luxurious Porto Montenegro yacht marina plus much more

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Cooking Class & Kotor On Your Own

3 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-160

Learn the secrets behind some of the Mediterranean's classic dishes with a fun and exciting cooking class in one of Kotor's nicest restaurants. Join the talented chef at the Restaurant Cattaro near Old Town as he shares tips and tricks in preparing your delicious lunch.

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Best of Montenegro

5.25 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-100
  • Maritime Museum
  • Perast & Our Lady of the Rocks

An immersive experience by land and sea begins with a pedestrian tour of the old city of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and exploration of its Maritime Museum. Then, a scenic drive brings you to the baroque village of Perast. Cruise the Boka Bay and visit Our Lady of the Rocks islet. A traditional lunch is included.

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Skadar Lake

hours | Kotor | ZKQ-645

Cruise close to some of the most spectacular sights on the Balkan Peninsula during a boat ride on breathtaking Lake Skadar. View numerous islands, flora and fauna, and quaint villages perched on the shore as you glide across the water. Later, relax with beachside lunch and a swim.

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BEST OF MONTENEGRO (FOR SMALL GROUPS)

5.25 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-999
  • Maritime Museum
  • Perast & Our Lady of the Rocks

Join an intimate group for a tour of Kotor and its fascinating environs. Discover the city's naval heritage with a visit to the Maritime Museum. Travel to the village of Perast for a cruise across Boka Bay and a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks followed by a delightful lunch.

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Kickin' Kotor!

hours | Kotor | ZKQ-460

Let the good times roll on an exhilarating 4x4 off-road adventure! Hang on as your driver winds his way around a narrow and winding road that leads to storybook villages and breathtaking views. Then, you'll stop at one of the area's charming farms for a taste of cheese and prosciutto

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Kotor Bay Catamaran Sail & Beach

4.5 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-760
  • Perast & Our Lady of the Rocks

Take in the lovely views of Kotor Bay from the deck of a luxury catamaran, passing such landmarks as the ancient village of Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks church. Then, stop at a beach club to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and soak up the natural beauty of Montenegro.

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Private Car Half Day - with Guide

4 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-907

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a half-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Private Van - Half Day with Guide

4 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-903

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a half-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Private Car Full Day - with Guide

8 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-906

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Private Van - Full Day with Guide

8 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-902

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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