Kotor Above the Clouds

Kotor Above the Clouds
Price: $59.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided A tasting of goat cheese and home made pomegranate juice is included.
Recommended Dress Comfortable closed toe walking shoes, bring a bottle of drinking water, sun screen, sun glasses and a hat.
Restrictions Must be physically healthy enough to hike up and and down a small mountain side.

Kotor Above the Clouds

Starting in Old Town Kotor, you'll take a moderate hike to the village of Spiljari. From there, ascend the mountain trail for stellar views and sample some homemade cheese before descending to see the entrance of the San Giovanni Fortress. This Kotor tour is a great escape for travelers wanting an authentic and active Kotor shore excursion.

A professional tour guide will collect and escort you to meet the only remaining family in the abandoned village of Spiljari. Afterward, you'll follow a scenic winding trail up a mountain that, in Ottoman times, was the only connection between Montenegro and the outside world for hundreds of years.

Soon, you'll reach a terrace featuring unparalleled views of Kotor Bay from the mountaintop. Survey the farm in Spiljari before sampling their homemade goat cheese and wild pomegranate juice. Delight in the breathtaking views and see the hidden entrance of the San Giovanni fortress before descending the mountain along ancient city walls considered to be among the longest in Europe.

Book this Kotor tour to experience a rare bird's-eye view of Kotor. You may add a private guided tour of Old Town Kotor before or after your hike.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Very strenuous
July 02, 2022
On this excursion it was just my wife and I. Our tour guide Petar was excellent. He had a lot of infomation about the history of Kotor and tthe area. We did not go up the steps as every other cruise tour does. He took us around the side and went up an old goat road that has many switchbacks. It was very hot out and he let us take as many breaks as we needed. We were very glad there was a place at the top to get some cold water to cool of and drink. He took us down the steps and back to the meeting point. The views were amazing! Make sure to bring water with you on the way up.
Reviewer: Jeffrey Morin
5 Stars
Private Guide Hiking Tour
June 12, 2022
The hike and tour guide were amazing.
Reviewer: Renee Hall
5 Stars
Great hike!
October 22, 2019
Although we could have done the hike on our own, we loved the imput from our guide and our unique route back down. The stop for refreshments was fun too. Really enjoyed ourselves despite the physical workout!
Reviewer: Brenda Meding
4 Stars
August 22, 2019
This was my favorite tour from my whole trip. If you like to hike, this is the tour for you. There were only 5 of us in this group with Gordon our guide and he was great. Fantastic views, went up a switchback trail, climbed through a window of the fort, them proceeded to climb to the very top of the old fort looking down on the old town of Kotor. Walked back down the 1400 plus steps, fantastic!
Reviewer: Vonda Todd
5 Stars
Climbing above Kotor
July 30, 2018
This was described as a hike up a small mountain. Sailing in, we wondered which one was the 'small' mountain but it turned out we climbed part way up a big one. Most people went up and down the stairs, but since we had a guide we took the easier route up some switchbacks, had refreshments at the top, climbed through a window into the fort for a spectacular vista, and came down the 1400 stairs. It's not for the fainthearted and we were very happy we didn't have to climb the stairs. The guide was excellent and as we were a group of 6, we could all hear all the time.
Reviewer: Rosemary Brown
5 Stars
Highly recommended
August 27, 2016
Excellent excursion. Our guide was extremely nice and willing to go at any pace we liked. The views were breathtaking and the old Fort and walls were very interesting. Be sure to bring water, sunglasses and a hat, though water was provided free of charge at the quaint stop in the old villiage.
Reviewer: Christopher Pom
5 Stars