9 May 2021
Written By Jonathan Howe

5 Best things to do in Kotor from a Cruise Ship (Kotor Excursions)

Have you booked a cruise that will port in Kotor? Do you not know what to do? Then, don’t worry and continue reading this article as we will tell you fun excursions in this part of Montenegro. Here’s a list of Best Things to Do in Kotor from a Cruise Ship.

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Kotor is a coastal town in the Bay of Kotor in the Balkan Country, Montenegro. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kotor is one of the stops of Cruise Ships traveling the Southern Part of Europe like from Italy or Spain.  As some shore excursions are not included on your trip, you can plan your own. Read our list!
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  1. Tour Kotor Old Town

As I have said in the Introduction, Kotor Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, when you are in Kotor, this is something you should not definitely miss. As Kotor is by the bay, forts were built during the Venetian Rule in the 14th century. As you walk on the cobbled streets, enjoy the medieval architecture of the buildings, from the churches to the houses. It truly is one of the best things to do in Kotor from a cruise.

Suggested Tour: Kotor: Small-Group 1-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town
Duration: 1 hour
Starting Time: Choose between 8:30 AM, 10 AM, and 12 PM
Tour Price: From EURO 10 per person
Meeting Point: Old Town Main Gate
English Tour Guide: Yes
Notes:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entrance Fees and Taxes are included
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2. Swim in the Blue Cave

Another attraction in Montero that Cruise ship goers can do is swimming in the Blue Cave. Due to the light, the whole cave is colored blue, hence its name. You can swim and snorkel inside the cave and check out the fishes. It’s magical, something that surely will make your trip more memorable.

Suggested Tour: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Starting Time: Choose between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (30 minutes interval)
Tour Price: From EURO 220 per group of 6
Meeting Point: Park Slobode
English Tour Guide: Yes
Notes:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring your Passport or ID, sunglasses and hat, swimwear, and towel.
  • Diving masks and Wi-Fi are provided.
  • Activity is dependent on weather conditions.

3. Visit Our Lady of the Rocks

On the bay of Kotor, there is an artificial islet with a church on it. Brothers from Perast found a painting of Madonna and Child; locals then decided to make a church dedicated to Our Lady. Inside the church, there are paintings by a famous baroque artist as well as Italian artists. You will be amazed!

Suggested Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula, and Blue Cave
Duration: 3 hours
Starting Time: Choose between 9 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, and 6 PM
Tour Price: From EURO 30 per person
Meeting Point: Park Slobode
English Tour Guide: Yes
Notes:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring your Passport or ID, sunglasses and hat, swimwear, and towel.
  • Activity is dependent on weather conditions.
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4. Eat-in Njegusi

Njegusi is a village in Cetinje, Montenegro, in the Lovcen National Park. Have a taste of locally made cheese and smoked ham, which is one of the highlights in Montenegro cuisine. You can also witness how they are made. Plus, there’s a restaurant that is more than one-hundred years old there, so dine there! P.S. The 25 serpentine road to this village is excellent – the views are breathtaking!

Suggested Tour: Private Day Trip to Perast & Njegusi Village
Duration: 5 hours
Starting Time: Choose between 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (30 minutes interval)
Tour Price: From EURO 150 per person
Meeting Point: Port or Hotel Pickup
English Tour Guide: Yes
Notes:
  • Entrance fees, private transportation, and snacks are included.
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5. Kayak at the  Bay of Kotor

If you want to be away from the crowds and have a unique experience, try kayaking at the Bay of Kotor. Aside from that, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling or even relaxing by the beach. You will surely fall in love with Kotor here. It’s undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Kotor from a Cruise ship.

Suggested Tour: Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting Time: 9:00 AM
Tour Price: From EURO 35 per person
Meeting Point: At the Marina, in front of Hotel Rozer
English Tour Guide: Yes
Notes:
  • Please bring Swimwear, water shoes, flip-flops, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • 2 kayaks are provided, single travelers will be paired.
  • The route is 6 kilometers and may be changed.
  • Activity is dependent on weather conditions.
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