Things to do in
Risan

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Dubrovnik: Montenegro Kotor Bay Tour with Optional Boat Ride

1. Dubrovnik: Montenegro Kotor Bay Tour with Optional Boat Ride

Visit Kotor Bay in Montenegro on a day tour from Dubrovnik. Discover one of the most scenic and picturesque places on the Adriatic Sea and the biggest bay on the Adriatic. Explore Kotor with a local guide leading the way, and enjoy an optional boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks. After departure from Dubrovnik and a scenic drive through Konavle Valley, enter Montenegro where you make a short photo and coffee stop at Verige to take photos of the beautiful landscape just before entering Kotor Bay. Continue your drive along the coast through Risan and Perast, to reach Kotor for a 3-hour tour. Often called the best preserved and prettiest town in Montenegro, this UNESCO-listed fortified city is famous for its city walls, a display of Venetian-inspired architecture, beautiful churches, and rich history. Perast may be one of the most historically intriguing places in Boka Kotorska. Baroque, renaissance palaces and narrow streets in Perast will take you back to a time of luxury and wealth. See a beautiful blend of architectural influences from the Romans, Turks, Venetians, and Austrians. In Perast, you have the opportunity to take a boat ride and visit Our Lady of the Rocks island (costs payable on the day of the tour). The legend says that in 1452 two brothers found Mary’s picture on a rock in the sea. This led to the miraculous healing of one of the brothers. Ever since, locals have been bringing rocks and sinking ships next to this rock. An island was formed and first, a chapel was built, then a church in its place.

From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Tour to Montenegro

2. From Dubrovnik: Private Full-Day Tour to Montenegro

Montenegro is a country with a rich history and beautiful nature, located less than 1 hour from the city of Dubrovnik. You will have the opportunity to visit all the important historical and natural sights of the Montenegro coastline. Visit the charming village of Perast and take an optional boat ride to the man-made island, Our Lady of the Rocks. After, join your driver again for a short ride to Kotor. Located on the banks of Kotor Bay, the old town of Kotor is the best preserved urban center from the Middle Ages, typical of the towns that were created in the 12th and 14th centuries. Surrounded by 5-kilometer long ramparts, the town’s medieval architecture and numerous monuments have put Kotor on the UNESCO list of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites. Budva is the main center of the Montenegrin tourism. Many tourists are attracted to its beautiful, sandy beaches but it is also rich in historical monuments. The old town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of the cultural heritage.

From Kotor: The Best of Boka Bay & Blue Cave! (by speedboat)

3. From Kotor: The Best of Boka Bay & Blue Cave! (by speedboat)

BLUE CAVE speedboat tour is a "MUST DO" tour when you visiting this area.A highlight of Bay of Boca is located on the open sea, 3 hours with exciting speedboat rides from the Kotor city harbour.During this trip you will have opportunity to sea and explore the entire bay of Boca wich is officialy one of the twenty most beautifull bays on the world ! *Similar to the fjords in Norway, the Bay of Boca was created by tectonic movements of the land thousands of years ago, and that is why it is called a bay and not a fjord, which, unlike a bay, was created by the melting of glaciers in the far north of Europe. *Looking at the map, the Bay of Boka is made up of four smaller bays that are also municipalities, and in order to get to the blue cave you have to pass through each of them. Blue Cave is one of the largest natural cereations in a series of caves on this peninsula, and was formed at the foot of a 30-meter-high cliff, as a result of thousands of years of sea waves hitting the porous rocks of Lustica. The cave has two entrances, smaller, on the south side and larger, 3 meters high and 15 meters wide, located on the southwest side. Boats and smaller boats can enter the cave through a larger entrance, which allows tourists to attend indescribable games of light and water in the interior. This natural hall, with a vault at 9 meters above sea level, is a unique stage of natural wonders, which will leave everyone who visits the Blue Cave breathless. When the days are clear and sunny, through the entrances of the cave, sunlight enters its interior, and there it refracts on the surface of the water in indescribable shades of blue making the water and cave walls the color after which the cave is named. You will hardly be able to see such shades of blue anywhere in the world. The resonance of this cave turns every sound inside it into an echo, which is another phenomenon characteristic of this hidden wonder of nature, and one of the most beautiful places on our coast.

Montenegro Private Full-Day Tour from Dubrovnik

4. Montenegro Private Full-Day Tour from Dubrovnik

You will be picked up at your accommodation in Dubrovnik by an air-conditioned vehicle to make the drive south to Montenegro. Enjoy the view of the Adriatic and the Dubrovnik Riviera,and learn from your guide about the history and culture of Montenegro.  After crossing the border, ride along the coast roads surrounded by high mountains reflected in the blue waters; the fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Mediterranean. Visit Risan with Roman mosaics and Perast with its two islands, one of which you can visit, called "Our Lady of the Rocks". The next stop is in the ancient town of Kotor – the pearl of the medieval Mediterranean. During the visit to the Old Kotor, hop in the famous St. Tryphon Cathedral and the Maritime Museum of Kotor, which preserves the valuable exhibits of old traditions, or walk up the 1,350 steps to the Castle of San Giovanni and enjoy the amazing view. In the late afternoon, you will reunite with your guide. Your host can suggest some additional places to visit in Croatia, depending on how much time you have.

Montenegro & Bosnia 2 Countries in 1 Day Tour from Dubrovnik

5. Montenegro & Bosnia 2 Countries in 1 Day Tour from Dubrovnik

This is an excellent choice for travelers who are short on time and want to maximize their cultural experience. Less than half hour from Dubrovnik is a state called Bosnia i Hercegovina and a place called Trebinje. Trebinje is is a small sized city situated in the Trebišnjica river valley in south eastern Herzegovina, about 30 km by road from Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the Adriatic coast. Despite its small size, there is plenty going on in this town in the way of live music, festivals, outdoor activities, and nightlife. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is called “the city of sun and platan trees”. The city is the economic and cultural centre of the region of Eastern Herzegovina. Hercegovina is well known for its wine and food. In Trebinje you will visit Hercegovačka Gračanica. You can climb up the Hercegovačka Gračanica hill for great panoramic views of the whole town of Trebinje area, Friar's field, Trebisnjica River and Leotar mountain in the back. Learn about Easter Orthodox religion and visit Eastern Orthodox Church of Holy Announciation. After Hercegovačka Gračanica you will explore Trebinje Old Town Your guide will explain how the city of Trebinje grew over centuries. Visit of Old Town of Trebinje and its wide 19.ct Austrian alleys and squares covered by thick shade of Great Plane Trees. Check out the colorful Farmers' Market. Visit the 17.ct Ottoman Turkish walled part of the city and enter through an auxiliary town gate to the Trebisnjica riverfront. Learn about the Bosnian way of life, people, customs, and their delicious food . After Trebinje we will go to Montenegro and visit first town Perast. But first we need to enter to Bay of Kotor (Pass By) Scenic drive along Bay of Kotor passing villages Bijela, Kamenari, Verige (photo-stop), Morinj, Risan before arrival in Perast. The guide explains the history of Montenegro, its culture, people, customs, food, and wine. Short photo-stop in the small town of Perast. Marvell the stunning scenery of Kotor Bay with islands of Saint George and Our Lady of the Rocks in front. There is a private boat that can be hired (extra charge) for a short (1 mile) drive to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks with a visit to its church and museum. After Perast we will visit Kotor Old City Upon arrival to Kotor, once an independent city-state, and from 14.ct under Venetian influence, you will have time to explore its narrow streets, sunny squares, and churches followed by time for lunch (optional). We suggest entering the Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Triphon, Maritime Museum of Kotor, and Saint Nicolas Serbian Orthodox Church. Possible climb to Saint John's Fort above the city of Kotor (750ft altitude).

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro, Lady of the Rocks and Kotor

6. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro, Lady of the Rocks and Kotor

Surrounded by high mountains that are reflected in the blue waters, the fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Mediterranean. After passing Risan, once the seat of the Illyrian queen Teuta, you will arrive in Perast. There you will visit the man-made islet of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Škrpjela). Your final destination is the town of Kotor, where a local guide will lead you on a walking tour. The highlight of this tour is the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Triphun that is included in UNESCO`s World Heritage List.

Montenegro: Perast & Kotor - Day Trip from Dubrovnik

7. Montenegro: Perast & Kotor - Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Begin the full-day trip to Montenegro at Gruz Port, Dubrovnik’s ‘new’ port, located in the northern part of the city, or start with a pickup from your hotel. As the comfortable air-conditioned coach snakes along the gorgeous seaside highway in a southernly direction, enjoy the views of the shimmering sea and learn from your guide about the history and culture of Montenegro. After crossing the border, encounter the Bay of Kotor, flanked by towering craggy mountain and dotted with bay-side medieval villages. Ride through Risan, one of the most ancient settlements on the bay. Learn how how Queen Teuta, monarch of the Illyrian dynasty, once fought off the mighty Romans. From there, ride on to gorgeous Kotor, a UNESCO-protected town tucked away within a fjord. In Kotor, enjoy free time to explore the Cathedral of St. Typhon or the city walls. In the late afternoon, reunite with your guide. After a short bus ride north, board a ferry for a trip across the Bay of Kotor. Finally, get dropped off back at Dubrovnik’s Gruz port or at your hotel in Dubrovnik.

Private Half-Day Ostrog Monastery tour

8. Private Half-Day Ostrog Monastery tour

Ostrog Monastery is one of the most revered religious sites in all of the former Yugoslav states. It’s visited by up to a million tourists and pilgrims every year. It’s also revered and visited by Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics and Muslims. From afar, Ostrog looks like it defies gravity. It’s built right into a sheer cliff face way above the plains below. You can see the white of the building shining like a beacon against the dark rock from miles away. It is located 900 meters above sea level, in the central part of Montenegro, with two-hour drive from Kotor. On the way to Ostrog you will enjoy the beauties of Boka Bay and Slano Lake with breaks for taking photographs.

Private Transfer from Kotor or Perast to Dubrovnik airport

9. Private Transfer from Kotor or Perast to Dubrovnik airport

Transfers-Montenegro.me provide transportation from/to airport in Dubrovnik for any address, hotels, apartments on territory of Montenegro. Transfers-Montenegro.me is provided to be quality, shuttle and taxi service in Montenegro and beyond. For transfers we use high class cars air conditioned and very comfortable.. We guarantee quality, professionalism, comfort, security, availability 24/7, professional drivers with at least 5 years of professional driving experience. During Your transfer from Kotor to Dubrovnik airport we’ll pass through a lot of the small picturesque places like Perast, Risan, Herceg Novi, lot smaller places near the Kotor Bay then Montenegrian and Croatian border control and fianally arrive to Dubrovnik airport... Getting a transfer service from Kotor old town or same place in Kotor area to Dubrovnik airport will take approx. 1:30h, depending on the traffic. Professional, experienced and English speaking drivers will always assist You with Your luggage or any question You may have during Your ride from Kotor to Dubrovnik airport.. Book with us and enjoy Your transfer from Kotor to Dubrovnik airport with us!

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What people are saying about Risan

Overall rating

4.7
(25 reviews)

I was worried because there were no reviews about tours during the winter off-season, but after making a reservation and contacting them via WhatsApp, I received an immediate reply and it was easy to make a reservation! We accept tour applications not only online but also locally in Dubrovnik, so even if it is the winter season, make a reservation for the date you want first and contact the company! First of all, the vehicle was comfortable, and most of all, it was a very satisfying tour thanks to the friendly guide Gabriel. The humorous and friendly Gabriel explained Kotor and Montenegro in detail on the way, and it was a great tour to see Montenegro in just the right and compact way. There was a separate local guide in Kotor, and since she is from Kotor, I was able to hear in detail about the city and buildings, and she was very nice and kind. It was a trip with her mother, and it was very comfortable and satisfying, so I definitely recommend it!

Ivanna was a fantastic guide, so warm and witty! Despite the early start, she made the morning and the rest of the trip incredibly enjoyable. The bus looked brand new and the driver was also really professional. Both Kotor and Perast were beautiful and charming places to visit, as was Our Lady of the Rocks which we were lucky enough to see too! Overall we had a fantastic day and would recommend to anyone considering the trip! :)

I am really satisfied with this tour and Gabriel, ane Yelena the tourguides of this trip. Gabriel knows and euplained a lot about places and histories. Yelena took after us very carefully and was really kind. Both two are really nice and friendly. Also this tour is really organized and everything went so smoothly. I definitely recomend this tour! Thank you very much, Gabriel and Yelena!

Our guide on this day was fantastic. All guides were the best we have ever had. They were funny, informative and very knowledgeable. The country was also stunning, the food was lovely and there was plenty to do

Excellent guide, Gabriel was very nice and explained everything related to the trip very well.