Cruises to Kotor Montenegro

Embark in a Mediterranean adventure to Kotor Montenegro with MSC Cruises. Kotor is an old Mediterranean port located on a stunning bay in Montenegro. Find the best MSC's Mediterranean Cruises to Kotor Montenegro.

Kotor: One the UNESCO World heritage sites located on a stunning bay

Kotor is an old Mediterranean port located on a stunning bay in Montenegro.
The town is surrounded by well-preserved walls and features many landmarks which have helped earned Kotor a place on the UNESCO World heritage site list.

Interestingly, Venice had control of Kotor from 1420 to 1797 and this Italian influence can be observed in Kotor’s architecture; visitors can walk through 6th century churches and explore stunning piazzas.

It is well worth leaving your luxury MSC cruise ship for the day and coming ashore in Kotor. You don’t need to venture far for this unique destination to reveal its charms. Join our city walking tour, which takes in the old town, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in this part of the Mediterranean.

We will continue exploring and head on to Perast, a city renowned for its exquisite Baroque architecture, full of lavish palaces and houses. Our other Kotor excursion packages not only offer great deals on local sights but will also take you further afield; epicureans won’t want to miss our outing to Njegusi, a unique village renowned for its production of air-dried hams and local cheeses.

Try and take home some tasty holiday souvenirs! History lovers on board the ship will be keen to take the Montenegro coastal tour, which covers Kotor and Budva, which, at over 2,500 years old is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.

Montenegro is a lesser-known vacation destination but its beauty is all the more appealing for being such a well-kept secret.
Make Kotor part of your Mediterranean cruise vacation. Find the best cruise to Kotor Montenegro with MSC Cruises.

Cruise to Kotor - Montenegro - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises

Directions


The ship docks at Kotor pier about 300 metres from the town centre. A taxi service is available.

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 KTR01 - KOTOR & PERAST (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  The excursion begins with a walking tour through the old town of Kotor, one of the best preserved medieval towns in this part of the Mediterranean. The asymmetric structure of the narrow streets and squares, combined with the many important medieval monuments helped secure Kotor’s position as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the Maritime Museum and the Cathedral of St. Tripun before continuing to the elegant town of Perast which built its wealth on maritime trade; the city is the most significant example of Baroque architecture on the Montenegrin coast and has numerous examples of lavish palaces and houses. We will visit St. Nicola Church and the church of Our Lady of Rock which is situated on a man-made island in the middle of the beautiful Boka Bay. Please note: conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per person $55.00 Adults $39.00 Children

   


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 KTR02 - MONTENEGRO COASTAL TOUR  (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Panoramic views of Montenegro’s stunning coastline on the Adriatic Sea, complete with rugged cliffs falling steeply to the water far below, as well as calls at two picturesque coastal resorts, the port of Kotor itself and the nearby Budva, await you on this relaxing half-day excursion. Starting out from the port of Kotor – whose sheltered position on the Gulf of Kotor gave rise to strong historical ties with Venice, as evidenced by the many the Venetian-style houses in the town – you will make your way to the nearby resort of Budva on the so-called “Budvanska Rivijera”. A vast body of archaeological and documentary evidence is available to prove that Budva is one of the oldest urban settlements on the Adriatic coast, having been founded in the 5th century B.C.. You will have some free time to explore the old city walls or citadel in Budva’s appealing historical quarter at your own pace, or perhaps just amble through the narrow streets with their many churches, inviting cafés and a slew of great souvenir shops. The short return drive to Kotor and your ship will then give you a chance to relax and enjoy more lovely views of Montenegro’s countryside.

Price per person $54.00 Adults $38.00 Children

   


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 KTR03 - NJEGUSI: THE ORIGIN OF MONTENEGRO  (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Take a break from the ship and join this historical discovery tour of beautiful Montenegro, which begins with a short coach drive from Kotor to Njeguši, a tiny village situated on the slopes of Mount Lovcen in the national park of the same name. As the birthplace of the famous Petrovic-Njegoš dynasty – which ruled the country from 1696 to 1918 – the village is of immense importance for Montenegro. Nowadays, pretty little Njeguši is particularly noted for its traditional production of the delicious njeguški sir, a ricotta-like cheese, and the equally tasty njeguški pršut, a high-quality type of air-dried ham. A stop will be made to give you a chance to try some of these superb local specialities, which are sure to tantalise your taste buds in the best possible way. The tour then continues by coach to the town of Cetinje, the old royal capital of Montenegro that was founded in the 15th century. Due to its importance to the heritage of Montenegro, it still bears the venerable title of “Montenegro’s honorary capital”. The region is also home to the beautiful Petrovic Castle and other sites of key cultural and historical importance. On your return route to Kotor from Cetinje via Budva, a photo stop will be made at a spot that affords panoramic views of the Montenegrin coastline and the island city of Sveti Stefan, the Villa Milocer and the lovely resort of Budva.

Price per person $54.00 Adults $38.00 Children

   


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 KTR04 - JAZ BEACH (4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Drink included  Recommended for families  Leave the ship and enjoy a few hours in the sun on Jaz beach, one of the most beautiful in Montenegro, distinguished by its open sea view and clear waters. The beach is a mix of gravel and set in typically lush Mediterranean landscape. The area is protected by the state and gained international prominence as a venue for major rock concerts including those of the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz and Madonna. Free time is scheduled for you to swim or relax in the sun and enjoy a refreshing drink. Please note: 2 sun beds & 1 sun umbrella per couple. This tour operates from June until middle of September and is dependant on weather conditions.

Price per person $45.00 Adults $32.00 Children

   


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 KTR06 - SPEED BOAT TO THE BLUE CAVE (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Limited seat  Drink included  Recommended for families  Board a fiberglass rigid boat and enjoy a few hours in perfect harmony with the sea and the surrounding nature of Montenegro. Glimpse the small villages dotted along the seashore and enjoy beautiful views of hills, bays and small islands. We will reach the Blue Grotto, one of nature’s visual wonders, where different shades of blue bounce off the white cave walls, refracted by the natural light. We will stop to bathe in the cave, an experience described as “descending into the blue”. We will then head to Zenjice Beach where you will be served a waterside drink and have free time to stroll around. Please note: this tour operates from June until the middle of September and is dependant on weather conditions.

Price per person $101.00 Adults $101.00 Children

   


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 KTR07 - KOTOR & MONTENEGRO VILLAGES (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Drink included  Upon leaving the port, you will first head for the old coastal town of Kotor, one of the best preserved medieval towns in this part of the Mediterranean, to enjoy a pleasant walking tour. The asymmetrical structure of the narrow streets and squares, combined with the town’s many important medieval monuments, helped to put Kotor on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your tour then continues by coach for a 45-minute drive to the village of Zabrde, which is situated on the Luštica Peninsula that effectively separates Tivat Bay from the Adriatic Sea. As you travel to the village, you can enjoy amazing views of both the peninsula and of the Orjen and Lovcen Mountains. On arrival at the Stoikovic estate, you will be welcomed with a drink served by the host and his family. The old mill naturally takes pride of place on the estate, which offers breathtaking views of the landscape beyond. Look forward to a live performance of local music accompanied by a tasty snack of smoked ham, cheese and salad. You will also have a few hours to get a feel for Montenegro folklore before returning to the port.

Price per person $85.00 Adults $60.00 Children

   


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 KTR08 - SEA KAYAKING IN KOTOR  (approx. 3.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Possibility of swimming  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  No guide available  This entertaining water-based tour not only gives you a chance to get active, but also to explore the highlights of Montenegro from a completely new perspective. A short walk from the port will first take you to the kayak base for a thorough safety briefing and to be kitted out with the requisite safety equipment. After climbing into your kayak, you will then set off on a relaxing 2-hour tour along Kotor Bay and the lovely surrounding coastline, with swimming stops included. Look forward to spectacular views of the mountains towering over the sea as well as of lovely small towns, picturesque villages, scenic islands and beaches plus greenery as far as the eye can see. This kayaking experience is perfect even for absolute beginners and guarantees a thoroughly entertaining time off the ship. Please note: guests must be in good physical condition and good swimmers to take part in this tour, which is open to people of 10 years or older; each kayak takes 2 people. This tour is foreseen from June until the middle of September and is dependant on weather conditions.

Price per person $64.00 Adults $45.00 Children

   


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 KTR09 - BIKE TOUR  (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  There is no better way to discover the highlights of Boka Bay and its natural beauty than by bike. At the pier you will be met by an assistant who will give you a short introduction to the tour, a safety briefing and all the equipment you will need. Your 40-km biking adventure will then take you through stunning landscape to some of the most interesting places in the area, including typical fishing villages, small islands with churches, old palaces and gorgeous beaches. Your guide will provide information en-route on the places you pass along the way, for instance Muo, Prcanj, Lepetane, Kamenare, Risan and Perast. Several stops will also be made for you to admire the scenery and take photos. Finally, you will board a ferry for a short trip to the other side of the bay, during which you can enjoy further panoramic views of the beautiful coastline. Please note: participants must be physically fit and competent bike riders; helmets are compulsory. We recommend wearing light clothing, comfortable shoes, sunglasses and taking sunscreen. The tour is open to guests over the age of 16, but is not suitable for guests with mobility problems, pregnant women or guests with heart conditions or respiratory problems. This tour will run in all weather conditions so you are advised to take suitable rainwear.

Price per person $98.00 Adults  Not AvailableChildren

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.