Town of Perast by Land
Sale Price: $84.00
This Kotor tour is a history lover's ideal Montenegrin shore excursion. Travel to noteworthy destinations loaded with rich histories, enjoying scenic environments throughout the entire experience. Book this Kotor tour today for an unforgettable memory.
Begin your day with a quick minivan ride to Perast, a city built by wealthy sea faring families, later becoming a well known artist's colony. View charming 17th and 18th century architecture and stop in a local museum to learn about the city's rich history. From there, you and your small group will board a boat for a quick ride across the bay to Our Lady of the Rocks Church.
The quaint Byzantine-style Our Lady of the Rocks Church treats your eyes to beautiful artwork and tapestries. The original church was constructed in 1452 and received extensive renovations following an attack by pirates in 1624. Legend has it, the island was built by generations of mariners who would lay rocks in the bay following each successful sea voyage.
Book this Kotor tour of Perast now and get ready to take a memorable peek into the city's history.
Reviewer: Kimberly Taylor
We enjoyed our visit to this charming village. It's quite small and compact but the trip out to the island was so interesting. I can say I wouldn't try going to the island and church on my own as there were quite a few people in line and poor signage. Our guide knew exactly where to take us to gain entrance and provided wonderful anecdotal insights about the local culture and all the fascinating "donations" lining the walls and ceilings of the church. It was a definite plus to have a local guide! The tenders were running a little behind but the guide was there waiting right at the gate.
Reviewer: Lenore Greaves
The town of Perast is no longer than 1 kilometre long. This tiny, quaint village is surrounded by mountainous terrain. Our informative guide walked us through the town pointing out places of interest and history. We then took a short boat ride to the Church located on a man-made named for the 'Lady of the Rocks', who protects those on the water. Over the years, this Church Church has been given many gifts from people all over the world and is full of relics, artwork and stories. After arriving back on shore, we were given some time to explore the rest of the town. My husband and I found the trip fascinating.
Reviewer: Kim Taylor
Enjoyed the tour and it was easy to find the guide even though we were a little delayed getting off the ship due to tendering. I found out later I should've asked for an earlier tender since I had a private excursion! The guide was delightful and spoke perfect English. She shared info about the village, it's history, and some great folklore but also shared personal stories about education and growing up in Montenegro. Our Lady of the Rocks was very interesting and exceeded my expectations. I was intrigued by all the donated items, the artifacts, and the stories behind them. I was glad to have a guide because a large group arrived at the same time, but she expertly guided us around the lines and made sure we didn't get lost in the crowd. The town of Perast is very small, but delightful to visit and we had just enough free time before returning to the ship.
Reviewer: Judith Hartl
Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The ship arrived late due to fog from the previous night. The captain extended the stay in port. The down side was it got dark early and I think that cut the tour short.
Reviewer: Audrey B
Our guide was a young lady who lives locally. Very knowledgeable.The church was so interesting and beautiful, built by the local people with many artifacts. Our guide even got her mom's recipe for Peraska Cake for me. Kotor is a beautiful city in a beautiful country.