Tour to

the old towns of Perast, Kotor, Budva and Sveti Stefan

Take an unforgettable trip to the ancient cities of Montenegro as part of a fascinating tour to Budva, Perast, Kotor and Sveti Stefan, from the travel agency “OPEN BALKANS”. An experienced guide will tell you all about the origin of cities, culture and traditions of local residents. You will see the most beautiful bays and picturesque places of Montenegro, historical architectural monuments of antiquity.

Private
1-4 people 150 евро
Large
groups on request
Tickets are included in the price!
В стоимость экскурсии включено

Included in the price:

  • comfortable car
  • toll roads and Parking
  • entrance tickets to Budva and Kotor
  • entrance tickets to the citadel in Budva
  • entrance tickets to the Church and Museum on the island of the Virgin Mary
  • boat to the island of the Virgin Mary
Лицензированный гид

Conducts a tour:

  • licensed English-speaking guide
Что взять с собой на экскурсию

What to take with you:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • swimming accessories
Дополнительная информация

Additionally:

  • duration: 7 hours
  • suitable for all ages

You will find not just a fascinating journey through the ancient Montenegrin cities, but literally a journey through time. Passing through the medieval squares and streets, you will feel the spirit of ancient Montenegro and for a while become a participant of long-gone events. Before you will open the veil leading to the historical and cultural past of Montenegro.

Excursion to Budva, Kotor, Perast and Sveti Stefan is waiting for those lucky ones whose heart is open for unforgettable adventures. The program is designed for tourists arriving on a cruise ship to the port of the country for at least 5 hours. This is how long the excursion show the most impressive and famous ancient cities of Montenegro.

PERAST- AN OLD PICTURESQUE TOWN

The starting point of the route is the ancient and one of the most picturesque cities in Montenegro, Perast. It is located at the foot of the hill of St. Elias, on the shore of the Bay of Kotor, opposite the Strait of Verige. In ancient times, Perast served as the Keeper of the entrance to the Boko-Kotor Bay. The territory of the city is an ideal structure of magnificent medieval monuments.

As part of the tour in Perast, we will walk through the winding streets of the city, where we will admire the ancient palaces, churches and temples. Along the way, you will hear fascinating stories about the founding of the city, traditions, way of life of local residents and the activities of the rulers. Then we will go to the observation deck, which offers an unforgettable view of the Bay and the surrounding mountains.

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Церковь Святого Николая, Пераст, Черногория
Пераст: город в стиле барокко
PERAST
Sea trip to the island Our Lady of the Rock
We will set off across the Adriatic Bay by boat, cutting through the turquoise expanse of water. Tourists will be able to enjoy the most beautiful panorama, which will stand out two Islands (Our Lady and St. George). The sea route calms and calms. This is how locals have come here for many years to visit the temple.
We will visit an amazing island that grew up on a reef, thanks to 200 years of human effort. This is how long it took to raise the land from the water to an area of 3000 m2. The former in ancient times, the reef shoal was gradually filled in with out-of-order sea vessels, stones and building materials to strengthen the Foundation of the future island. Today, the natural and human stronghold is open to tourists.
The island of the Holy virgin is attractive for its ancient Church of the same name — the spiritual center not only of this small land area, but also of the entire Perast. Once inside, we will see the amazing icons and paintings on the walls from the talented painter Tripo Kokol, an altar of four types of marble, an organ, and many other amazing things. Here is the heart of the island — a unique icon of the mother of God from the needlewoman Yacinta Kunich, who gave her creation to the temple in the XVIII century. Yacinta used the most complex embroidery technique, which she perfected over this icon for 25 years. She also used her gray hair, which she used to decorate the head of the mother of God. On the island there is an interesting Archaeological Museum, a lighthouse and a souvenir shop. During the tour, you will hear more about the history of the island’s foundation and all the secrets and legends associated with it.
Sunset on the lake in Montenegro
Castle on the lake in Montenegro
ISLAND OUR LADY OF THE ROCKS
Бока- Которская бухта Черногория
Остров Святого Георгия
Экскурсия на остров святого Георгия
Экскурсия по Перасту
Пераст и Котор Черногория
EXCURSION TO RISAN

The first information about this city can be found in the Chronicles of the IV century BC. Tourists will personally see the oldest city of Boka-Kotor Bay. It is less popular than Kotor, but gradually attracts more and more tourists. There are traces of the Roman period. Also in the city we will see the Palace of Ivelichs from the XVIII century, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Gabela street, where the main attraction is the medieval bridge. After exploring all the attractions, you can take a walk in the local Park and explore the surrounding area. The greatest value of Risan is the Roman mosaic.

Экскурсия в Рисан
ROMAN MOSAICS IN RISAN

Once on the territory of Risan there were villas built by the Romans. Today, it is difficult to determine who owned such real estate. There are little remains of the villas themselves, but there is a Roman mosaic on the territory of one of them. There are many traces of Roman presence in Montenegro, but the mosaic is one of the most unusual artifacts. Tourists can appreciate this luxury of the second century. A total of 5 images are available on the territory of one Villa. Roman mosaics are well preserved, especially the image of the God Hypnos. Visiting Risan, you can not pass by this treasure.

Римская мозаика в Рисане
VISIT TO AN OYSTER FARM

After an exciting walk through the streets of Perast we will go to an oyster farm. Among all 20 oyster farms in the country, this farm is located near Kotor, is the most popular among tourists. On site, you will see how shellfish are grown. In the small restaurant, you will be able to taste dishes from the freshest gifts of the Adriatic sea, carefully prepared by the owners of the farm. A pleasant addition to the meal on the shore of the sea Bay will be a tasting of Kotors wine.

Устричная ферма в Каменари
Устричная ферма в Черногории с рестораном
Устричная ферма Черногория
THE OLD CITY OF KOTOR IS A TOUCH OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

The next stop is the Old town inside the “new” Kotor. In the past-the main seaport and shopping center of the Adriatic, today-a unique open-air Museum of antiquity. It is included in the UNESCO list as a world cultural heritage site.

As part of the tour of Kotor, we will walk along the majestic fortress wall, which is 4.5 kilometers long. Then, go inside the city and see the well-preserved palaces of the Venetian noble families, the ancient Church of St. Luke and the Cathedral of St. Tryphon. We will walk along the narrowest street in Montenegro and admire the sea harbor of Kotor.

During the sightseeing walking tour you will hear amazing stories about the origin of the city, its rulers and the past way of life of citizens. You will immerse yourself in the extraordinary atmosphere of antiquity and learn everything about the city in the first person. The tour of Kotor is conducted in English and accompanied by an experienced guide.

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Экскурсия по Котору Черногория
Экскурсия в Которе Черногория
Kotor walking tour
Церковь Святого Николая в старом городе Котора
Церковь Святого Луки в Которе
Церковь Святого Трифона – Котор
THE OLD TOWN OF BUDVA - IN THE CENTER OF MEDIEVAL EVENTS

This largest tourist center in Montenegro impresses with its monumentality and venerable 2500-year-old age. A sightseeing tour of Budva takes place in its Old town. The complex of ancient buildings, bordered by a high fortress wall, once attracted UNESCO figures, who made it into the list of world historical monuments. Projecting on a Peninsula into the sea, it is a cluster of Mediterranean and Venetian architecture.

As part of an individual or group tour of Budva you will see the citadel in the city center, turned into a Museum, three ancient churches of the VII, VIII and XVIII centuries and many medieval houses. You will walk through the narrow cobblestone streets, where you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere that reigned many centuries ago.

Excursions in Budva in English will allow you to learn the most complete information about the history of the city and its traditions. You will see the important places of the Old town of Budva, visit the interesting Antiques market and will be able to see all the architectural symbols in great detail. If desired, you can go on an excursion from Budva to Albania, because it is only 250 kilometers away.

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Panorama of Budva
Excursion evening Budva
Old town of Budva in Montenegro in summertime.
Old Town in Budva Montenegro
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SVETI STEFAN - AMAZING PLACE

Founded in the XV century on the Peninsula, the fortress city of Sveti Stefan is a fascinating architectural creation of antiquity. This is the business card of Montenegro, which often goes as part of an tour to Budva and Kotor. Here you can see, even from afar, a monumental medieval settlement, protected from prying eyes by a fortress wall. Nowadays, the fortress is used as a premium hotel, which has been visited by a dozen world celebrities for several decades. The tour to Sveti Stefan will take place at a distance — we will make a short stop to capture the most recognizable view of Montenegro.

Prices for an tour to Budva depend on the number of people on the route and the composition of the excursion program. Private tour-preferred — you will be able to stay in the inspection a little longer and learn about everything in more detail. To buy excursions to Budva, Kotor and Sveti Stefan, send an application to our Manager on the website or call the company number at a convenient time.

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Excursion Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan island in Budva in a beautiful summer day, Montenegro.
Canvas chairs on the beach
View on park and mountains in Milocer, Montenegro
Beach in Montenegro

Private guided tour of the medieval towns

You can fully enjoy the charm of Perast, Kotor, and Budva during an individual guided tour. The guide knows every street of ancient cities very well. While walking, you can hear interesting stories and legends related to these places. An inconspicuous sign can hide a real drama from the past. Going on an individual tour with a guide, you can feel the romance of a single journey.
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