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About Kotor

The old Mediterranean port of Kotor, is in the Gulf of Kotor - one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea, and sometimes referred to as the most-southern fjord in Europe. Ruled by Venice for hundreds of years, this lovely coastal town's architecture bears heavy Venetian influences.

Surrounded by impressive walls, which have stood since medieval times, a stroll around the Old City will take you past historic buildings, criss-crossed with narrow streets and squares. The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, constructed in 1166, is one of the oldest and most beautiful examples of Roman architecture along this coast.

Head inland and you can discover the compelling Montenegrin landscape. With a backdrop of the rugged Balkan Mountains, Durmitor National Park is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Gaze in awe at the Tara Canyon, which is surrounded by dense pine forests and is one of the deepest gorges in the world.


Shore excursions in Kotor

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Montenegro Riviera

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy the beautiful Montenegro coastline and the medieval towns of Budva and Kotor.

The natural beauty of the Montenegrin coast is legendary, with its numerous bays, islands and beaches. The city of Budva lies on a small peninsular and is rich in historic monuments. Visit the old town where you can roam the narrow streets and squares within its 15th century walls. Take some free time in Budva for shopping or relax with a coffee.

Enjoy beautiful views of Montenegro as you journey back to Kotor to embark on a guided walking tour. During your tour of the UNESCO listed town, you will visit the 12th century Cathedral of St Tryphon and the Maritime Museum. The orthodox church of St Luka will be viewed from the outside.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours’ walking over some cobblestoned ground, therefore comfortable shoes are recommended. There are steps at the entrance to the Cathedral and Maritime Museum.


A selection of cruises to Kotor

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