PERAST, VISIT TO "OUR LADY OF THE ROCKS" AND KOTOR

  • Port

    Kotor

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR55.0

  • Duration in hours

    4

  • Shore excursion code

    1036

Description

An evocative journey to discover the Baroque soul of Perast and the only artificial island in the Adriatic Sea, ending with a visit to the town of Kotor and its Medieval treasures.



What we will see
  • Perast
  • Island of "Our Lady of the Rocks"
  • Kotor: St. Tryphon Cathedral, Maritime Museum


What we will do
  • After a brief coach transfer, we stop to visit the picturesque town of Perast to photograph its treasures. A great maritime power that reached its apex in the 17th and 18th century, Perast is the best preserved Montenegrin Baroque city.
  • A boat then takes us to the artificial island of "Our Lady of the Rocks" (Gospa od Škrpjela), built around a small rock (Škrpjel) by the locals over the centuries using stones and parts of old sunken ships. Here we visit the church, dedicated to the Madonna, which has been defined a "true treasure trove", a testimony of the history and tradition of Perast. Before heading back, we stop to enjoy the magnificent view of the Bay of Kotor.
  • We then board the boat again and head towards Kotor, a picturesque city surrounded by imposing Medieval walls that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site after the earthquake of 1979.
  • We stroll around the streets of the historic centre and see the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, the oldest cathedral on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which boasts a precious collection of 14th-century Venetian art.
  • We then visit the Maritime Museum, located in the 18th-century Grgurina palace, where we admire model ships, tools, banners, photographs and artefacts.
  • At the end of our guided tour, we will have some free time to wander around the city and buy some souvenirs.

What you need to know
  • Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
  • The itinerary may be subject to change.