Kotor tours. This boat tour to Our Lady of the Rocks and the Blue Cave is one of the most popular tours for visitors to Kotor.
In just three hours you'll see the whole Bay of Kotor, visit Our Lady of the Rocks - the must-see attraction in the bay - and explore Lustica's must-see - the Blue Cave.
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This tour takes just three hours and starts in Kotor, so it's ideal if you're visiting the city on a cruise ship or just visiting for the day.
On the tour you'll see some of Montenegro's most beautiful scenery, historical sites and must-see attractions:
You'll start by cruising over to Our Lady of the Rocks, an man-made island that's been built up by locals over 500 years.
According to legend, the island was created after two local brothers found an icon of the Madonna washed up on a rock. Ever since then locals from Perast, have been throwing rocks in to create the island - even today, there's a festival every year called Fasinada, where locals throw rocks into the sea around the island.
Our Lady of the Rocks is a Roman Catholic church with a fascinating little museum attached. You can take a guided tour of the church and museum for just €1 per person.
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After you visit the church, you head through the Verige Straits and along the Herceg Novi Riviera to the entrance of the Bay of Kotor.
You'll cruise past Mamula Island, a former Austro-Hungarian fortress that was used as a prison during WWII.
Then you'll cruise along Lustica Peninsula, a wild part of the Adriatic coast, that's very different to inside the bay. It's here that you'll stop for a swim in the Blue Cave.
The Blue Cave is named for its iridescent blue that comes bounces off the shallow bottom. You can swim through the cave and explore the bottom using the free snorkels and masks that are onboard.
After a refreshing swim, it's time to head back towards Kotor. On the way, you'll stop at the mammoth caves that have been dug into the Lustica Peninsula coastline. These caves were used to hide submarines during wartime and worked very well.
After a short visit into the caves, you'll head back through the Verige Straits, past Our Lady of the Rocks and return to Kotor.
Start/finish point: Kotor City Park (100m from Kotor old town).
Start time: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm daily.
Duration: 3 hours (approximately).
Price: Adults €30 each, children <12 €15 each.
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