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Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

1. Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

Enjoy our walking tour of the Kotor's old town which will last up 1.5 to 2 hours and is perfect if you only have a short time visit from a cruise or if you are visting for a few days and would like to to have the first hand introduction and insight from your guide, while learning about our heritage and culture. Your licensed your guide, professional and fluent in English will meet you by the port entrance or Old town main entrance. After meeting your guide you will enjoy walking through the maze of Kotor's medieval quarter, its bustling market and among beautiful Renaissance buildings. The tour provides an excellent orientation to Kotor and optional visits St. Tryphon Cathedral and the Maritime Museum if you wish to pay for the entrance. Otherwise a nice introduction of our mayor building in town. After your visit you will have enough time to enjoy the town without rushing back on board the cruise ship 1 Kotor Old City Kotor is situated in the most secluded part of Boka Kotorska (The Bay of Kotor). While it dates from the Illyrian period, Kotor developed into an important commercial and artistic center in the Middle Ages. Many empires battled for control over the city throughout the centuries: from being an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire, free city of medieval Serbia, then under Venetian or Hungarian states, gaining independence and then returned to Venetian control once again, just to be occupied by France and then Austria, until Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia. e 7 St. Tryphon Cathedral The tour leads us to one of the iconic sites of Kotor - St. Tryphon Cathedral with short guided tour of the Cathedral. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 8 Maritime Museum Our tour will lead us to The Bokelian Navy Square with Karampana well. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 9 Karampana Well We continue to the Karampana Well... 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free 10 Church of St. Luke We arrive at the St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 11 Church of St. Nikola We arrive at the St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 12 Church of Blazena Ozana The tour will take us to Blazena Ozana Church and the Northern Gate. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 13 Northern Gate We will take a quick look at the Northern Gate and the Skurda River, before returning to the Square of Arms where this tour ends. 5 minutes

Private Kotor Walking Tour: Rick Steves' Recommended

2. Private Kotor Walking Tour: Rick Steves' Recommended

This private walking tour of Kotor old town starts at the Main Gate and after short introduction about the history of this UNESCO enlisted town, we proceed towards the main square called Square of Arms. The charm of Kotor’s squares and old family homes of local aristocracy is a journey through time to the golden age of Kotor. After getting familiar with the life of the locals, strolling through the narrow streets, we will reach the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, one of the best-preserved monuments from the 12th century. Kotor is also known for the long seafaring tradition so after the Cathedral, we will reach the Museum square where you will be able to visit Maritime Museum. The tour will continue towards the orthodox churches of St. Nicolas and St. Luke where we will learn about their importance with which we will make final touch and the story of Kotor complete. After this Kotor Walking Tour you will be able to say that you know how this coastal town breathes, what its most important parts are and how the locals spend their time living here.

Canyoning Skurda River - Extreme adventure in Kotor City

3. Canyoning Skurda River - Extreme adventure in Kotor City

You are going to explore one of the most interesting adrenaline attraction in Montenegro. Canyon Skurda is hidden in the place that no one would expect. Tour starts from Old town Kotor, just behind Kotor walls. At the beginning you would have to hike for 1 hour to come at the starting position for canyoning. We would adjust your equipment and prepare you for adventure. In the canyon you would enjoy in spectacular shapes of rocky cliffs and waterfalls up to 25 meters. Canyon has a lot of challenges like crossing slippery rocks, jumping to the pools or and rappelling down the rope. Canyon is available for passing most of the time. In the summer the water stays just in the pools, but in rest of the year it has big waterfalls. Water in the pools is not much cold in the summer, so you need just light clothes, but when is a big water we give you neoprene suite. Passing trough the canyon is about 3 hours and it ends up just behind Kotor old town. This would be unforgettable adventure. 

Tour of Kosovo, Montenegro & N Macedonia in 3 Days

4. Tour of Kosovo, Montenegro & N Macedonia in 3 Days

Day 1 - Tirana - Kotor - Budva - Shkoder We will leave Tirana at 07:00 to head toward the North of the country. The North West of Albania is characterized by mainly a flat surface and it is one of the main trading and industrial areas of Albania. Passing through the historical city of Lezha we will be soon by the Buna river. Our tour of Montenegro continues driving further and leaving behind the Scadar Lake. The next stop will be Kotor. Situated in an unusual gulf, named after its name it has been a very important historical, strategic, and trading center. Founded around the 6th century BC, Kotor resembles an Open Book of history where you can spot different tracks and records from different periods of history. In our days most of the influence is from Venetian time, as for a good amount of time it was part of the Venetian Republic. The Old City is very charming. We will walk around the small squares, surrounded by typical quarters, and visit some of the Old City Highlights for their architecture, historical values, and style. Finishing the Tour of Kotor we will continue driving toward the southern part of Montenegro, along some of the picturesque Riviera and tiny rocky beaches. The city of Budva is also one of the most important tourist cities of Montenegro with a fascinating history, dating 2600 years ago. The tour of Budva continues in the Old Part of the city with some quick visits to the Roman Ruins and the Budva Fortress by the coast offering spectacular views. Leaving Montenegro we will return back to Albania, for the final stop of the day, Shkoder. Known as the Capital of the North, Shkodra is the biggest and the most developed center in the North of Albania. Day 2 - Shkoder - Prizren - Prishtina - Skopje Leaving Shkoder we will head toward Prizren. It is also called the Cultural Capital of Kosovo. Lied on both sides of the Bistrica River, under the Prizren’s Castle this city has played a major role in Albanian History and Politics. It is one of the most important buildings and political events of the 19th century in Albanian History. Pristina is the Capital of Kosovo and furthermore, the largest city at the same time. Habited since the Old Stone Age from the Vinča culture. City tour of Pristina to and visit at National Library, Cathedral, and the Old Neighborhoods of the city. Last stop of the Day, Skopje, overnight in Skopje. Day 3 - Tour of Skopje - Ohrid - Tirana According to a UNESCO article, the town of Ohrid is one of the Oldest Human Settlements in Europe. Furthermore, it lies on the shores of Ohrid, one of the oldest lakes in the world as well. In addition, it has been in centuries a crossway of different Cultures, traditions, and different invasions. Called the “Jerusalem of the Balkan”, Ohrid played a huge role in the spread of Slavic Orthodoxy. It has had 365 Churches, one per day of the year dating from the 11th Century. Tour of Ohrid and return to Tirana in latte afternoon.

Kotor: Self-guided Discovery Walk of the Old Town

5. Kotor: Self-guided Discovery Walk of the Old Town

Did you know that most of Kotor as can be seen today was constructed by the Venetians? And the the town houses the smallest street in the world? Embark on an interactive discovery experience as you explore the charming city of Kotor. Open the web app and start the challenge from the Kotor Clock Tower. Simply open the e-mail link provided by the local supplier and your adventure will begin. Curious facts: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Find monuments and hidden secrets: Our local creator created an interactive walk through the city. Cryptic indications make you wind through the cities streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually won't notice. Once you've arrived at the next stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Enjoy: While doing this discovery trail, you will get to know the city from another point of view. Even locals discover new facts while doing secret city trails! Solve 13 riddles created by our local creator Sarah. These riddles will take you from one location to the next. As you solve each riddle, you will unlock local recommendations and fun facts about Kotor, as well as fascinating information about this town in Montenegro.

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What people are saying about Old Town Square, Kotor

I picked a tour from this company because of the description, that we'd learn more about how Kotor lives and breathes, and our guide Nikola totally delivered! I really appreciated that. We took 3 tours in different cities along that coast line during our cruise, and this was the only one I can say we got a solid glimpse of the people and culture there. Thank you Nikola!

The perfect walk-about tour. 1 1/2 hours is the perfect amount of time to get the feel for this area. Plenty of information was provided on the history and various architectural designs. After the walk, have lunch at one of the wonderful restaurants pointed out by the guide.