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  • Address: Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro 85330, Montenegro

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Kotor Old City Tours

Tucked deep into a finger of the fjord-like Bay of Kotor on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, the photogenic town of Kotor started life back in Roman times as a port and was protected by fortified walls that were finally completed by the Venetians in the 14th century. Butted up against the rugged cliffs of St John’s Hill, its biggest draws are its spectacular geographical setting and the delightful Old Town (Stari Grad), which is wrapped in a protective mantle of sturdy walls and was built between the 12th and 14th centuries; over the years it has been occupied by the Venetians, the Ottomans, the Habsburgs, Napoleon and – more latterly – the Italians and Serbians. Today it is increasingly popular as a stopover on Mediterranean cruises and, thanks to its eclectic past – showcased in its architecture – the town was granted UNESCO status in 1979. 

Although Kotor Old Town gets rammed with visitors in high summer, it remains a charming respite from the modern-day town, built on a grid of narrow alleyways and marble-paved, fountain-filled piazzas backed by soft sandstone town houses lined with cafés and shops. Entered through a series of gates in the walls, it is home to the twin-spired Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (Sveti Tripun), constructed in the 12th century in honor of the patron saint of Kotor, plus several Romanesque churches, the 17th-century Prince’s Palace and a theater commissioned by Napoleon in 1810 (now part of a hotel). That’s also a small historical museum but the laid-back charm of Kotor Old Town is best appreciated while simply wandering around its tangle of streets. 

Practical Info

Kotor Old Town. Tourist information is found at Trg od Oružja. Kotor is easily accessed from Dubrovnik in Croatia in two hours along the D8 Adriatic motorway.

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Montenegro Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Montenegro Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

4 star rating: Recommended 726 Reviews

Be amazed by the beauty of Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik to some of the country’s main towns and sites. Take in views of the Župa Dubrovacka and ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.57
Old Town of Kotor Walking Tour, Kotor, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Old Town of Kotor Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 58 Reviews

This walking city tour of the Old Town of Kotor gives you a great introduction to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are staying in Kotor for couple ...  Read more

Location: Kotor, Montenegro
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.93
Historical Walking Tour from the Port of Kotor, Kotor, Walking Tours
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Historical Walking Tour from the Port of Kotor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy this 2 hour historical tour exploring Kotor with no more than 14 others.  As you walk with your guide, you will learn of the area from the 12th to the ...  Read more

Location: Kotor, Montenegro
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.00
Montenegro's Coast Day-Trip from Dubrovnik by Luxury Minibus, Dubrovnik, Sightseeing Passes
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Montenegro's Coast Day-Trip from Dubrovnik by Luxury Minibus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 103 Reviews

Take this day trip from Dubrovnik to discover the natural beauty and history of Montenegro. The tour will take you to Montenegro, a country of miracles. Not ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.21
14-Day Tour through Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro, Tirana, Day Trips
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14-Day Tour through Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro

This tour combines some of the lesser known countries in the Balkans; Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro, by trying to show the best each of these ...  Read more

Location: Tirana, Albania
Duration: 14 days (approx.)

From USD $2,452.43
Private Kotor Old Town Walking Tour, Kotor, Multi-day Tours
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Private Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a 1.5-hour private walking tour of Kotor's Old Town led by a local guide. See the Armory square, St. Tryphon Cathedral, the Karampana Fountain, and more. ...  Read more

Location: Kotor, Montenegro
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.93
Private Tour: Kotor Old Town and Perast Baroque Town, Kotor, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Kotor Old Town and Perast Baroque Town

On this tour you will have opportunity to see great number of monuments of the medieval architecture: churches, palaces of the wealthy families, museums, ...  Read more

Location: Kotor, Montenegro
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $526.38
Perast and Kotor Shore Excursion, Kotor, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Perast and Kotor Shore Excursion

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Tour which covers the pearls of Boka bay: Perast with Our Lady of the Rocks Island and Kotor Old Town. This tour is perfectly suitable for those with limited ...  Read more

Location: Kotor, Montenegro
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.56
Montenegro: Budva and Kotor Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Montenegro: Budva and Kotor Day Trip from Dubrovnik

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Visit Montenegro, the hidden pearl of the Mediterranean, in this day trip from Dubrovnik. Wander the ancient walled cities of Budva and Kotor, and get sand ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.80
One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour, Kotor, Day Trips
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One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

See Kotor's Old Town on this 1-hour small-group guided walking tour, which is a perfect way to get to know more about history and heritage not only of Kotor ...  Read more

Location: Kotor, Montenegro
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.75

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