OVERVIEW: Delve into local history and culture on a walking tour of Perast and Kotor and a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks Islet.
HIGHLIGHTS: See the town center of Perast and enjoy refreshments on a walking tour of this Baroque village. Travel by motor boat to visit the Our Lady of the Rocks Church and view works of art, including "The Death of the Virgin." Stroll through the streets of Kotor's Old Town.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, minor inclines and few steps. Guests will have time for shopping in Kotor. Camera usage is not allowed inside the church.
Delve into local history and culture as you experience the charm of Perast during this walking exploration. Enjoy classic works of art on display at the Our Lady of the Rocks Church, just off the coast. Greek history is also revealed during your picturesque stroll through Old Kotor.
-Perast: See local monuments and the town center and enjoy refreshments on a walking tour of this Baroque village
-Our Lady of the Rocks Church: View “The Death of the Virgin” and other important paintings
-Kotor: Stroll through the streets of the UNESCO protected Old Town
Your excursion begins with a short drive to Perast, small, peaceful baroque village near to Kotor. Your experience begins with a walking tour exploring Perast as it is a pedestrian only village. The center of the town is an amazing sight thanks to the huge proportions of the cathedral of St. Nicholas. During your tour, you'll see numerous monuments, including the Parish Church and 12th-century Sveti Djordje Church, located on the island in front of Perast. You'll also view the Sveti Nikola Church, built between the 15th and 17th centuries. Time permitting; guests will have approximately 30 minutes of free time before board private motor boat for journey to Gospa od Skrpjela, from the Italian Madonna dello Scarpello, a Baroque-style church situated on one of two islets in the Bay of Kotor, across from Perast. The islet is man-made, and its original church was built in 1452. You'll view the stunning present church, built in 1632 and enlarged in 1722. According to legend, seamen once laid a rock in the Bay of Kotor upon returning from each successful voyage, thus creating the islet that gradually emerged from the sea. At Our Lady of the Rocks Church, you'll see 68 magnificent paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century Baroque artist from Perast. His most important painting, The Death of the Virgin, is nearly 33 feet long. You'll also view paintings by Italian artists, along with the classic, mid-15th-century masterpiece, Our Lady of the Rocks, by Lovro Dobricevic of Kotor.
Following your tour, you'll rejoin your bus for the return drive back to Town of Kotor for a city tour. Take a walk through ancient Greek history during this picturesque walking tour through Old Kotor. Once in Kotor, you'll have a panoramic sightseeing walk through the UNESCO protected Old town Kotor before returning to the ship. At the end of guided portion, you will have free time for shopping and the opportunity to explore the town of Kotor on your own before returning independently to the ship.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.7 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, minor inclines and few steps. Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. Interior visits are made at the Our Lady of the Rocks Church at the Our Lady of the Rocks Islet. Head Sets included for this tour.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Camera and cash for shopping
What to Wear:
-Comfortable clothing and non-slip walking shoes are strongly recommended.
-Sun protection and sunglasses
- Camera usage is not allowed inside the Our Lady of the Rocks Church at Gospa od Skrpjela Islet.
- Guests must be able to walk 1 mile approximately
- No shopping stops are made during the tour but guests will have ample time once the tour has concluded or during the free time in Kotor.