Kotor – Budva – Perast

Kotor – Budva – Perast

Perast, Montenegro




4 h

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This tour includes a visit to Budva and Perast, two popular Montenegrin coast resorts and old towns.

In Budva, Montenegro’s most popular resort town, you will have a walking tour of the old town and some free time to explore its rich architecture. Within the walls of the old city, there are numerous restaurants, boutiques, and souvenir shops.

The Budva Riviera, the area surrounding Budva, is known for its well-preserved ancient city, sandy beaches, and nightlife. Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.

The most authentic legend of the founding of Budva, recounted by Stefan the Byzantine in the 6th century, was related to a hero from Boeotia, Cadmus. He founded Thebes and was also said to be the son of Phoenician King Agenor and Queen Telephassa. Cadmus left his homeland in order to find his sister Europa who had been carried off by Zeus.  Unsuccessful, he consulted the Delphic oracle, which ordered him to give up his quest, follow a cow, and build a town on the spot where she lay down. The cow guided him to Boeotia (Cow Land), where he founded the well-known city of Thebes, which he was ruling for many years.  Gods gave him as a wife Harmonia, daughter of the divinities Ares and Aphrodite. In their old age, Cadmus and Harmonia were expelled from Thebes, and on an oxen-drawn carriage came to the land of Encheleae (Enchelleae), where they founded a new town – Budva (Bouthoe). According to the legend, the name of Budva is derived from the Greek word for oxen (in the Greek language: bous – oxen).

Perast is a town with a rich history, built in the Baroque style, and a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site. According to archaeological research, the first settlements appeared in the Perast area in the Neolithic. There are also monuments from the Illyrian, Roman, and Early Christian periods. The city was founded by the Illyrians and was named after one of their tribes: Pirusti.

A visit to Perast also includes a tour of the church/museum Our Lady of the Rocks. According to legend, the icon of Madonna (Mary) and Child (Jesus) was discovered by two brother fishermen on the rock in the sea on July 22nd, 1452. This led to an ancient tradition of seamen adding rocks to the island every time they came back from a successful voyage. The island has been gradually emerging from the sea over centuries. Today, there is an event called Fašinada that takes place on the 22nd of July on sunset - when local residents take their boats and throw rocks into the sea, widening the surface of the island.



  • Pick up/Drop off from/to Port of Kotor/hotel/apartment
  • Car/Minivan Transfer
  • Boat transfer
  • Parking
  • Tourist tax
  • Guiding services
  • Additional Services
  • Drinks
  • Meals

Tour Plan

1. Panoramic view of Beach Jazz

A panoramic view of the Jazz beach where you can enjoy views of the beautiful sandy beach where famous singers have performed.

2. Panoramic view of Budva Riviera

Panorama of Budva - Here you will see beautiful view of the Old Town, which was built a thousand years ago, and the urban part of the city of Budva.

3. Panoramic view of Sv Stefan

Panorama of Sveti Stefan - medieval city/hotel where rich and famous makes their holidays.

4. Free time in the Old Town of Budva

In the old town of Budva, you will have free time to explore this historic place.

5. Panoramic view of Kotor Bay

Kotor part of the Bay is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful areas. It’s known for its beautiful landscape, which is perfect for taking photos.

6. Panoramic view of Perast & Our Lady of the Rocks

Perfect view of Perast - a small baroque village, a two beautiful islets resting in the middle of the bay.

7. Short ride with a small boat

The visit of Our Lady of the Rock islet – a beautiful man-made islet resting in the middle of the bay by small boat.

8. Free time in Perast old Town

In the old town of Perast, a small baroque village, you will have free time to explore this historic place.

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Kotor, Montenegro