Private Tour 2 : Kotor – Sveti Stefan – Budva – Tivat & Speed Boat to Perast
Your private guide will meet you at Kotor port holding a sign with your name on it at the pre-arranged time. After meeting with your professional guide, your journey will start with Sveti Stefan for a phpto break from outside, where was once a small fisherman village, nowadays it is luxurious tourist resort. The first mention of this island is in the middle of 15th century, when Montenegrin tribe of Pastrovici decided to build fortified city to protect their families during tremendous years or attacks of Pirates. The island is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. On both sides of the mainland near the Island, beautiful sandy beach is spread. The island is private property so it can only be photographed from the shore line.
Then, we will drive to Budva, the most famous resort in Montenegro. Budva is considered to be one of the oldest settlements on the Balkan Peninsula. The old town of Budva lies on a little island that was linked to the land by a sandbar and in time turned into a peninsula. It is surrounded by ramparts originating from the XV century including a medieval fortification system with city gates, defense walls and towers. Inside the walls the town is a combination of narrow streets and little squares with valuable monuments of different Mediterranean cultures.
We will continue towards the luxurious Mega Yacht marina of Porto Montenegro where you will have enough time to explore and see why we called “the new Monte Carlo” after your wander and enjoy the fancy atmosphere or the modern side of Montenegro.
Then we will take the speed boat towards the inner side of the Bay , you will enjoy cruising along the coast to the village Perast. This small town is a beautiful example of baroque architecture. In Perast you have a short walk among buildings and villas which were built during the city’s prosperous years of the 17th and 18th centuries.
After your walk in Perast you sail to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This man-made Island was built by scuttling old ships and depositing stones around a small crag. According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by the seamen who kept an ancient oath. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the bay.
Next you will drive back to the Bay of Kotor, where you will enjoy a walking tour through the maze of Kotor’s medieval quarter, its bustling market and among beautiful Renaissance buildings. The well preserved fortified walls of Kotor protect it from the sea and at nearly 3 miles long it is considered one of the world’s historic values.
After your city tour of Kotor the excursion is close to end but you will have some time to explore the town or do some shopping before going back to your ship, with no worries of missing your last call on board.
Then, you will be taken to the port. End of our services.