This morning meet your driver at the hotel lobby for a private transfer to Montenegro – tiny country of unsurpassed beau ty. Your local guide will meet you right after you cross the border of Croatia and Montenegro.
You will ride through magical Boka Bay, the only fiord in Mediterranean, where rugged mountains sink into the crystal-clear sea. Your first destination is the beautiful and sleepy town of Perast. The strong merchant navy tradition formed here the best-preserved baroque entity in the Adriatic. The town’s most graceful buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries when seafaring was growing in Boka and captains were building their magnificent villas.
From the waterfront promenade of Perast, you will take a traditional boat to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rock, one of two islets in Boka Bay. The local legend says that, in 1452, two fishermen found a painted icon of the Virgin Mary and Child on a small crag jutting out of water. So they made an oath to build a church on that same rock, for which took them amazing two hundred years. Today the chapel abounds with many treasures, including oil canvases by many famous baroque masters and gold and silver tablets, which give this chapel a rich historic significance.
Back on the mainland, enjoy a short ride to the historic town of Kotor. Surrounded by dramatic folds of rock and city walls, Kotor enjoys a unique position and a picture-perfect visage. But it is not only the city’s architecture that makes it a must-see, but also its rich history and cultural heritage. Your guide will take you for a walk through the Old Town and its remarkable landmarks. You will visit the Cathedral of St. Trifun, a monument of Roman culture and one of the most recognizable symbols of the town. You will also visit the Maritime Museum, the custodian of Boka navy fame. Here, among other things, you can admire portraits of the famous captains, models of old galleys and sailboats and other very valuable exponents.
After the tour you will say goodbye to your guide and continue with your driver back to Dubrovnik.