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13 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in Montenegro

Discover the beauty of Kotor, Montenegro with a personalized touch by taking a Kotor private tour. Explore historic sites, stunning scenery and more.

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in Montenegro

If you're planning a trip to the picturesque city of Kotor in Montenegro, Kotor private tours are an excellent way to explore the city's rich history, stunning architecture, and breathtaking natural scenery.

With a private tour, you can customize your itinerary to suit your interests and schedule, and benefit from the expertise of a knowledgeable local guide.

Whether you're interested in exploring Kotor's medieval Old Town, hiking to the top of the city walls for panoramic views, or visiting nearby attractions like the Blue Cave or Perast, a private tour can provide an unforgettable experience of this beautiful destination.

On this page, I've pulled together the top experiences you can enjoy with a private guide. 

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Top 3 Picks: Best Kotor Private Tours and Excursions

Best Kotor Private Tours

Frequently Asked Questions about Private Tours in Kotor, Montenegro

Top 3 Picks: Best Kotor Private Tours

Kotor private tours

#1 Pick: The Old Captain's Smile

  • Half day
  • Highlights of the Bay of Kotor
11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in Montenegro

#2 Pick: Speed Boat Adventure

  • Half day
  • Bay of Kotor speed boat tour
Olives and Donkeys Pony Art Garden man feeding ponies

#3 Pick: Lustica Peninsula Tour

  • Half day
  • Traditional homestead visit

13 Best Kotor Private Tours

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in Montenegro

All of these private tours in Kotor are designed and run by five-star-rated guide, Ana Badnjar. Ana was born in the Bay of Kotor, speaks fluent English and has been a licensed Kotor tour guide since 2018.

All of these tours are designed as ideal Kotor tours from a cruise ship, so they're great shore excursions but they're also make a great half day tour or full day private tour if you're staying anywhere in Kotor Bay.

Ana is an incredible guide (and all-round lovely person!). She's knowledgeable, experienced, thoughtful and will ensure you have the most amazing time in Montenegro!

"Hello Every Fellow Traveler, I just want to share with you that we were a party of 10, Ana could not have taken better care of our group! She is extremely knowledge, funny and sweet! Everyone in our group raved about what a great time we all had with her and appreciated spending the day with her! I highly recommend you spending the day with Ana, whether you're a large group or small, she is an excellent tour guide! Thank you Ana from the whole group!!" - Erin Lee, USA

The Old Captain's Smile

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in MontenegroThe Old Captain's Smile Tour

RATING: 5 / 5 (8+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 4.5 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Kotor
  • Perast
  • Our Lady of the Rocks

One of the most popular Kotor excursions for cruise passengers, this half-day tour takes you to experience the historical and cultural region of the Bay of Kotor.

This tour takes you on a scenic drive around the Bay of Kotor to the idyllic town of Perast, where you have a walking tour of the Baroque palaces and churches. From there you take a boat to the island church, Our Lady of the Rocks where you have a guided tour before returning to Perast. After some free time in Perast, you head back to Kotor for a walking tour of Kotor old town.

"Ana is outstanding tour guide... one of a kind... helpful, tender, always worried if we are comfortable, making us feel as part of her own family. Her knowledge of what we were about to see, bypassing notes, dates, or details of what is not important at the moment (but always ready to answer if asked) not "pushy" but slowly looking into the satisfaction of everyone. Never stopped smiling, and never taking her cellphone while with us! We had a very very good time!!! Thank you Ana, thank you very much." - Jeanette Hofmann, Chile

Speed Boat Adventure

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in MontenegroSwimming in the Blue Cave

RATING: 5 / 5 (8+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 5 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Blue Cave
  • Yugoslav submarine tunnels
  • Rose fishing village
  • Kotor

Embark on a fun and scenic speed boat tour to Montenegro's famous Blue Cave near Kotor Bay. Jump out to swim in the iridescent blue waters before enjoying lunch in a quaint Kotor Bay fishing village. Cruise back to Kotor via Our Lady of the Rocks and Perast before exploring the old town on a private Kotor tour.

This is one of the most popular Kotor private boat tours, especially in summer!

"Ana was a wonderful guide and she was very flexible with our itinerary making sure we got to see all the sights we were wanting to visit . The blue caves were definitely a highlight and on the way back Ana organized a beautiful platter of local food for us to sample at a nearby village. She was very knowledgeable about Kotor and even though we had limited time for our walking tour of the old city, it was very informative and enjoyable." - Bambi F., USA

Lustica Peninsula Tour

Olives and Donkeys Pony Art Garden man feeding ponies

RATING: 5 / 5 (2+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 4.5 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Traditional homestead visit
  • Traditional food and drinks
  • Kotor

Experience the real Montenegro on this private Kotor tour that takes you to a traditional homestead to experience authentic Montenegrin cuisine and lifestyle.

On this Kotor shore excursion you'll be treated to traditional Montenegrin home-style cuisine that you won't find in restaurants - donuts and honey, pomegranate juice, pies, prosciutto, coffee and brandy.

You'll take a tour of the homestead and learn about the traditional lifestyle in Montenegro before sitting down to a traditional lunch with your hosts and guide.

At then end of the homestead visit you head back to Kotor for a walking tour of the old town.

I Want to Stay in Boka Bay Forever

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in MontenegroPerast. Image: Deposit Photos

RATING: 5 / 5 (2+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 4.5 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Private boat tour from Kotor
  • Kotor
  • Perast
  • Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Porto Montenegro

Take a thrilling Kotor speed boat tour to Kotor Bay's seafaring past and future with visits to Kotor, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks and Porto Montenegro.

This tour starts with a Bay of Kotor cruise to Perast with its Baroque palaces and island churches. After a visit to one of Kotor Bay's top attractions, Our Lady of the Rocks, you head through the bay to the world's only platinum-rated marina, Porto Montenegro. After admiring the yachts and village, you cruise back to Kotor for a private walking tour of the old town.

Say Hello to Budva

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in MontenegroBudva

RATING: 5 / 5 (3+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 5 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Kotor
  • Budva
  • Sveti Stefan

Explore Kotor, Budva and fairytale-like Sveti Stefan on this half-day tour from Kotor.

This tour takes you to one of the Adriatic's oldest towns, 2,500 year old Budva. You explore Budva's old town with its magnificent sea views before heading to Sveti Stefan's pink pebble beaches and 15th century islet. Visit 600 year old Praškvica Monastery before taking a private tour of Kotor.

"Anna was a delight! She was informative and eager to please. We loved seeing Sevti Stefan, Budva, and Kotor. Charming towns in a beautiful setting!" - Leslie Nathan, USA

The Best of the Montenegro Coast

Ana Badnjar Sveti StefanSveti Stefan

RATING: 5 / 5 (2+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 6 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Perast
  • Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Sveti Stefan
  • Kotor

See the gems of the Montenegro coast on this private Kotor day tour that takes you to all the top sights in Kotor Bay and the Budva Riviera.

This tour starts with a tour of Perast's Baroque seaside villas before heading to Our Lady of the Rocks for a guided tour of the church and museum. Then you drive up the coast to the Budva Riviera to see Sveti Stefan, the 15th century islet surrounded by pink pebble beach. Your tour finishes with a guided walking tour of Kotor old town.

Kotor Winery Tour

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in MontenegroKotor Winery Tour

RATING: 5 / 5 (2+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 6.5 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Perast
  • Kotor
  • Winery visit
  • Herceg Novi

This Kotor wine tour includes all the ingredients that make up the perfect Montenegro tour: sun, sea, magnificent views, delicious wines and traditional cuisine… živjeli!

The tour starts with a guided tour of Perast and Our Lady of the Rock before taking you on a scenic drive around the bay towards Herceg Novi. You stop in Verige Strait for photos and coffee before continuing on to Savina Winery for a tour and wine and food tasting. Then you have a walking tour of Herceg Novi and its Kanli Kula (the Bloody Tower) before taking an easy drive back to Kotor for a walking tour of the old town.

"AMAZING! Ana and the tour she created for us was hands down the best experience we could have had in Kotor, Montenegro for 8 people in November coming off a ship for a few hours. The winery is a must see because we are still talking about those views! Ana was on time, communicated with us through the entire process perfectly, she was ready to go and did a remarkable job showing us her beautiful country. If you are going to Montenegro no need to look any further. BOOK WITH ANA NOW..just do it." - Jessica Hall

Mrs Zora's Yummy Oysters

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in MontenegroMontenegro Oyster Tour

RATING: 5 / 5 (2+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 5 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Porto Montenegro
  • Kotor city tour
  • Family-owned oyster farm

Discover the flavours of the Bay of Kotor on this tour to a local oyster farm to try traditional cuisine!

This tour starts with a speed boat trip to Our Lady of the Rocks, the island church and museum.

After a walking tour of both you head over to glamourous marina, Porto Montenegro, to see the super yachts and modern village.

After a walk here you head over to Mrs Zora's to try the flavors of coastal Montenegro: mussels, oysters, prosciutto, cheese and homemade wine before finishing your day with a walking tour around Kotor's ancient streets.

"Ana is a great guide - punctual, approachable, friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing. This specific tour was huge fun - the boat rid, the swimming and of course Mrs Zora's hospitality - her food was some of the best we had in Montenegro. You cannot go wrong!"

Kotor Food Tour

Kotor Food Tour - Ana laughingMontenegro Oyster Tour

RATING: 5 / 5 (2+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 4 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Kotor city tour
  • Cooking class
  • Traditional food and drinks

Embark on a unique tour through Kotor's historic streets, learning about its rich culture and history.

Visit a local family, where you'll share stories, laughter, and traditional Montenegrin dishes during an interactive cooking class.

This experience combines the history and beauty of Kotor with its authentic culture and cuisine, leaving you with lasting memories of Kotor and wonderful hospitality.

Private Kotor Walking Tour

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in MontenegroKotor

RATING: 5 / 5 (10+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 2 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Kotor Old Town
  • St Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum

This is an in-depth and intimate privately-guided walking tour of Kotor. The tour takes you through the old town where you'll learn about the history of Kotor and its significant sights. Along the way you'll see the town squares, palaces and churches and have guided tours of the Maritime Museum and St Tryphon Cathedral.

Historical Zig-Zag Tour

Perfect private tours in Kotor Montenegro.Historical Zig-Zag Tour

The Lovćen tour from Kotor takes you through Montenegro's historical towns to see some of the country's most spectacular scenery.

  • Start/finish: Kotor, flexible
  • Duration: 8 hours

Untouched Montenegro

Black Lake, Zabljak, Durmitor with heart in rose petalsThe Black Lake, Durmitor National Park.


RATING: 5 / 5 (2+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 12 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Budva Riviera
  • Skadar Lake National Park
  • Podgorica
  • Biogradska Gora National Park
  • Đurđevica Tara Bridge
  • Tara Canyon
  • Durmitor National Park

Explore Montenegro's stunning national parks and cultural gems on this privately guided full-day tour.

This tour starts with a scenic drive to the Budva Riviera. After coffee overlooking Budva, you continue along the coast to Skadar Lake National Park and on to Montenegro's capital, Podgorica, for breakfast. From there you follow the Morača Canyon to visit Morača Monastery. The next stop is Biogradska Gora National Park for a walk around Lake Biograd and on to Đurđevica Tara Bridge for magnificent views of the Tara Canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe.

Olives and Donkeys

11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in MontenegroRuška and Miška

RATING: 5 / 5 (2+ reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 4.5 hours | BOOK NOW

Highlights of this tour:

  • Traditional olive mill visit
  • Traditional food and drinks
  • Kotor
  • Kisses from resident donkeys, Ruška and Miška!

Experience the real Montenegro on this private Kotor tour that takes you to a 300 year old olive mill to experience authentic Montenegrin cuisine and lifestyle.

On this Kotor shore excursion you'll be treated to traditional Montenegrin home-style cuisine that you won't find in restaurants - donuts and honey, pomegranate juice, pies, prosciutto, coffee and brandy. You'll take a tour of the 300 year old mill and learn about the tradition of olive oil production in Montenegro before sitting down to a traditional lunch with your hosts and guide.

At then end of the olive mill visit you head back to Kotor for a walking tour of the old town.

"My family and I had a wonderful time with Ana. She was knowledgeable, professional , funny and a great all around guide. We never felt rushed during the tour, very relaxed. Ana was on time, waiting for us at the meeting point and had us back in time for the ship leaving. Would highly recommended Ana to be your guide. And the donkeys and olives tours was an off the beaten path tour we decided to do, and we are glad we did. It was fun!!!" - Tamra Pittock, USA

Frequently Asked Questions about Kotor Private Tours

What are the best places for private tours in Kotor?

The best places for private tours in Kotor are online. Every guide is different and finding a licensed guide with a proven track record will make sure you enjoy your visit to Kotor.

Which experiences are best for private tours in Kotor?

The best experiences for private tours in Kotor are Kotor old town, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks and the Blue Cave. You can also add authentic experiences like wine and food tastings.

What are the best private sightseeing tours in Kotor?

The best private sightseeing tours in Kotor include a walking tour of the old town and take you to see other attractions around the Bay of Kotor, like Our Lady of the Rocks, Perast and the Blue Cave.

What private sightseeing tours in Kotor are 1 hour or less?

What are the benefits of taking a private tour of Kotor compared to a group tour?

The benefits of taking a private tour of Kotor compared to a group tour are that private tours offer personal service and are tailored to your interests and timetable. You get to ask questions and get a much more intimate and thorough tour. These make the ideal Kotor shore excursions if you're visiting Kotor on a cruise because you can make the most of your time.

How much does a private tour of Kotor cost and what is included in the price?

Private tours of Kotor start at around €85 and include the guided tour and entrance fees to any attractions on the tour. Extras like food, drink and souvenirs are not included.

How long does a private tour of Kotor last and what is the itinerary?

A private tour of Kotor takes at least 1 hour, 2 if it includes St Tryphon Cathedral and the Maritime Museum. The itinerary covers the town squares, important palaces and churches like St Tryphon, St Nicholas’ and St Luke’s, Karampana Fountain and the town gates.

Can I customize my private tour of Kotor to my interests and preferences?

Yes, you can customize your private tour of Kotor to your interests and preferences. When you contact your guide you should let them know what you’re interested in and how much time you have and they will tailor an itinerary for you.

What are some popular sights and attractions in Kotor that are typically included in private tours?

Some of the popular sights and attractions in Kotor that are typically included in private tours are: St Tryphon Cathedral, Arms Square, Karampana Fountain, Beskuća Palace, St Nicholas’ Church, St Luke’s Church, the Sea Gate, the River Gate, St Mary’s Church and the Maritime Museum.

How do I book a private tour of Kotor and what is the cancellation policy?

You can book a private tour of Kotor on this page by filling in the form to contact Ana. You will have to pay a deposit to secure your tour, but this is refundable if you cannot make your tour. 

What languages do the private tour guides in Kotor speak?

Private tour guides in Kotor speak many languages. The most common is English, but they also speak Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and more!

Is transportation included in private tours of Kotor, and if so, what kind of transportation is used?

Yes, transportation is included in private tours of Kotor. Transportation options include car, minivan, bus and boat.

Are private tours of Kotor suitable for children and families?

Private tours of Kotor are an excellent choice for children and families. With a private guide you have the flexibility to stop and go at a pace that suits your group.

What is the dress code for a private tour of Kotor and what should I bring with me?

There is no dress code for a private tour of Kotor, however I recommend wearing flat comfortable shoes and light clothing that can be layered. In summer sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses are essential. You’ll also need a camera to take pictures of all the gorgeous architecture!

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11 Best Kotor Private Tours: Exclusive Experiences in Montenegro

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