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SHORE TOUR KOTOR-National park LOVCEN-PERAST WITH MH TRAVEL AGENCY
DAILY SHORE EXCURSION IN MONTENEGRO...DEPARTURE FROM KOTOR...HIGHLIGHTS: THE LOVCEN NATIONAL PARK, NJEGOŠ'S MAUSOLEUM, PERAST, LADY OF THE ROCKS, AND THE OLD TOWN OF KOTOR ...DURATION: 3-5 HOURS...TICKET PRICE €30.00 AND €35.00
MH Travel created shore tour KOTOR-NP LOVCEN-PERAST as one of the most popular choices for cruise-ship guests who stay in the port in Kotor longer than 5 hours. Taking this tour guests will visit Lovcen National park above Kotor enjoying the amazing view of the Boka Bay, Njegoš's Mausoleum, and the cities Kotor and Perast, which are UNESCO World Heritage. Cruise ships that cannot dock at the port of Kotor need shuttles from the cruise ship and back, which takes additional time, so we created a short version of this tour that visits only Kotor and National Park Lovcen without Perast. Others who want to visit Kotor and Perast without visiting National Park can take our shore-tour KOTOR-PERAST. Shore tour KOTOR-NP LOVCEN lasts 3 hours while the tour KOTOR-NP LOVCEN-PERAST lasts 5 hours. The departure time depends on the guest's arrival in the port of Kotor and the estimated time for passing the border control. National Park Lovcen is 35km far away from Kotor. To be able to reach Njegos's Mausoleum we need to take a 10 km of drive through the park. Perast is located in the Municipality of Kotor 10 km far away from the old town of Kotor and its port. The tours are guided in English and they will give guests full experiences of places and their highlights. Welcome:)
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour starts from the port of Kotor after guests pass border control. Departure time depends on the docking time of the cruise ship. Guests just need to inform us of which cruise ship they will come and the tour will start according to guests' arrival time in the port of Kotor.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go to Lovcen National Park, Njegoš's Mausoleum, Perast, Lady of the Rock, and The Old Town of Kotor
NATIONAL PARK LOVCEN AND NJEGOŠ'S MAUSOLEUM (MAUSOLEUM OF PETER II PETROVIC NJEGOS)
We will start from the port of Kotor to the Lovcen National Park via the scenic road above Kotor. The old road was built from 1878 to 1884 and consists of 25 serpentines. During this journey of 36 km, guests will discover an impressive panorama of Boka Bay. We will make a photo stop on the viewpoint on the top of the mountain and enjoy one of the most beautiful in the world.
After photo-stop we will continue through the Lovćen National Park, up to the second-highest peak Lake's Peak (Jezerski Vrh) at 1650m of altitude, and where we will stop to visit the Mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic Njegos who was the most important leader and writer in the history Montenegro. From the car parking to the mausoleum and the viewpoint guests need to go up over 460 steps, which is sometimes a little difficult for seniors, but with a few stops, it is possible for everyone.
The view from Mausoleum is unbelievable if the weather conditions are optimal (no clouds or rain). Almost the whole country is visible from that viewpoint. On our way back to Kotor we will pass village Njegusi famous thanks for producing Montenegrin prosciutto, cheese, and honey wine.
Guests who take a short tour to LOVCEN-KOTOR will continue the tour in the old town in Kotor, while guests who take a full tour will continue to Perast, which is a part of the municipality of Kotor and has been protected by UNESCO since 1979. Perast is a small place with one main street by the sea and 2 small islands in front with the churches on them. The island's names are St George and Our Lady of the Rocks, which is why Perast is mostly known in the tourist world. When we arrive we will firstly visit the islands and then take a walk around the town.
Island St. George is a natural rocky islet with the Benedictine abbey from the 12th of century, the graveyard with the cypresses, and St. George church from the 17th of century. The islet is closed for the public except in some rare events, while the next islet Our Lady of the Rocks islet is open for the visitors. We'll take a boat ride to get to the island, where guests will have 45 minutes of sightseeing. The small baroque church from the 17th century with a bronze roof painted in light blue it is just as attractive on the outside as it is on the inside.
The interior of the church is lovely decorated with paintings made by the talented local painter Tripo Kokolja where the ceiling is the most fascinating. Guests can also see numerous small silver plates with reliefs on their exhibit on the church's walls. These were consecration gifts to Our Lady of the Rock, for the protection of life, health, and family of believing people.
The church has a small museum with a collection of stone inscriptions from the Roman era, parts of ships and navigation instruments, utensils, swords, clocks, weapons, old furniture, handicrafts up to modern paintings.
After our visit to the Lady of the Rock, we will go back to Perast where we will explore its main attractions: St. Nicholas church with its belfry, the town square, the Maritime Museum, as well as many traditional palaces and churches built in the 16th and 17th century that still keep authentic looks.
Although Perast is the tourist center of Boka Kotorska, it still preserves the dignity of a peaceful town in which the spirit of past times truly feels. Spared from modern buildings, cozy-luxury shops, fast food restaurants, souvenir shops, and everything else that accompanies modern life and tourism, The traffic in the city is closed in the summer months so tourists can safely walk around and sightsee the town.
We will go to the old town of Kotor where guests will have a one-hour city tour and get information about the town's rich history and its squares, streets, churches, historical buildings, and gates like as Square of Arms, Bizanti Palace, Beskuca Palace, Pima Palace, St Tryphon Cathedral, Maritime Museum, St Nicholas Church, Blessed Osanna Church, the Sea Gate, and the North Gate. Kotor old town has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage since 1979 mostly thanks to its impressive city walls.
St. Giovanni is the name of the city walls and fortification, built above the old town of Kotor on the rocky slopes of the Lovcen mountain from the 9th to the 19th of century. To reach the top guests need to climb almost 1500 steps, (45 minutes of intense climbing) which is not easy during the summer heat. Most guests climb up to the small chapel of St. Giovanni where they can take impressively beautiful photos of the Kotor panorama.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE KOTOR-NP LOVCEN-PERAST TOUR
MORE PHOTOS OF THE KOTOR-NP LOVCEN-PERAST TOUR CAN SEE HERE
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Book your tickets for the tour KOTOR-NP LOVCEN-PERAST using the option BOOK NOW!
Guests don't need to print the ticket, just simply keep the reservation on the phone and show it to the tour guide.
Guests should inform us by e-mail at which time will they come to the port to be able to wait for them.
The cut-off time for purchasing the tour ticket is 3 days before the tour starts.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF TOUR CONDITIONS
Tour is organized by air-conditioned cars, minivans, or minibusses.
Licensed tour guide in the English language.
PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
Entrance fee of National Park Lovcen and Mausoleum of Peter II Petrovic Njegos of 7 euro
Boat ride ticket to Lady of the Rock island of 5 euro person (not mandatory)
Entrance fee to the church's museum of 1 euro.
Entrance fee to the city walls in Kotor of 8 euro
All vehicles are detailed clean and have sanitizers. Drivers and passengers should wear facial masks all the time in the vehicle during the tour.
NOTE: The information above is only relevant for the 2022 season, which has been hit by an epidemic of Covid-19. Every future year we will update new conditions adapted to the current situation until we come out of the pandemic and start living normally as before it.
For COVID-19 info in Montenegro click HERE
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team