Jewels of Boka Bay

Experience the dramatic beauty of Montenegro!


At an arm’s reach from the south of Croatia, Montenegro is a stunning variation of familiar sceneries with a tad bit of primeval interwoven between pockets of Venetian and Roman history and architecture. A landscape of mountains rising straight up from the sea to touch the clouds, intercepted only by a ribbon of road and an occasional picturesque village, this is also the largest bay of the Adriatic Sea, the Boka Bay. On a calm day the waters of the bay mirror the mountains and sky in duplicate perfection. In the very center, the town of Kotor poses shadowed by limestone cliffs, cloaked in both medieval and Venetian heritage and charming from both close and far. Gracing many bucket lists, Montenegro and its celebrated Bay of Kotor are show-stopping beauty from end to end. 

 

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Duration:   full day

Difficulty:   easy

Location:   Montenegro

Available all year round

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Boka Bay
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Boka Bay
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Our Lady of the Rocks
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Our Lady of the Rocks
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Kotor
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Our Lady of the Rocks

Tour description


 

Montenegro is a visual treat. It is a country where the mountains descend into the sea, interrupted only by a public road taking you along the largest bay of the Adriatic, the bay of Kotor. But as you move off the coast, the road suddenly swoops up into the mountains and you're in a series of amazing switchbacks somehow carved out of solid rock, offering stunning sea views around one bend and pristine forest around the next. Montenegro is always a surprise!

Your private English speaking driver will pick you up at the agreed time at your hotel, private apartment or villa in the Dubrovnik area. The tour will take you through Župa Dubrovačka and Konavle valley all the way up to the border with Montenegro, about an hour from Dubrovnik. The seaside road then winds its way through the towns of Herceg Novi, Risan and Perast to Kotor, giving you a first-hand experience with Montenegro's three different landscapes - bay, mountain and sea.

Driving along the main coastal road through many small fishing villages, we'll arrive to take a boat from the baroque town of Perast to the famous man-made islet, Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) and stop to tour this amazing site. Next on our list of pearls is Kotor, a UNESCO protected historic town well-known for its rich history, nautical tradition and the famous merchant navy of Boka Kotorska. The city itself is still surrounded by the well-preserved medieval wall, offering stunning vistas from several stops high up. Your Montenegrin guide will introduce you to Kotor, its culture, history and affection for cats, before you explore it on your own for a bit. The city's maritime history museum is well worth a visit, but so are the rambling narrow streets and alleys, many charming shops and café bars on open piazza, all named after the goodies which were once traded there. Our drive continues around the amazing Boka Bay with numerous photo opportunities!

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation by our professional English speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van, road tolls, boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks (not possible in rough seas and rainy weather), entrance tickets to Saint Tryphon cathedral in Kotor and guided tour of Kotor and Perast.
  • Bring your passport, camera, comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen in the summer months. In peak summer months delays at Montenegro border crossing are to be expected.
  • Please let us know if you have any mobility issues so the tour can be adjusted accordingly.
  • OPTIONAL: The tour can include a visit to the ancient town Budva, which today is a lively tourist resort and a panorama of the tiny island-fortress called Sveti Stefan, today an Aman resort closed off to the public. Available at additional cost.

Our Lady of the Rocks

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After finding the icon of Madonna and the Child on the rock in the sea on July 22nd, 1452, the local sailors made an oath, which was the founding stone of this man-made island. The sailors swore to lay a stone here before and after every voyage. Over centuries, a small island was created. This tradition of laying stone lives still today. Every July 22nd, locals take their boats out and throw rocks on the site. You can take an idyllic boat ride from the town of Perast to the votive church and the museum of Icons on the island, where the original icon is exhibited on the main altar.

Quick Info

AIRPORT NEARBY

Dubrovnik, Tivat

HARBOR NEARBY

Dubrovnik, Kotor

WEATHER

59°F  /  15°C

LOCAL TIME

3:21 AM

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Jewels of Boka Bay

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Experience the dramatic beauty of Montenegro!

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