Welcome to Perast


The town slopes down from the highway to a narrow waterfront road (Obala Marka Martinovića) that runs along its length. At its heart is St Nicholas' Church, set on a small square lined with date palms and the bronze busts of famous citizens.

Perast's most famous landmarks aren't on land at all: two peculiarly picturesque islands with equally peculiar histories.


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$58.21 Day Trips & Excursions

Montenegro Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

After pickup from your Dubrovnik hotel, get ready for an exciting day in Montenegro! Relax in a comfortable minivan and take in views of Dubrovnik's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you leave the Croatian city behind and continue through the beautiful Župa Dubrovacka valley and the Konavle region. Next, cross the border to Montenegro and admire the picturesque Montenegro coast, offering a varied palette of ocean-blue colors. Drive along the Bay of Kotor. Continue with a visit of Perast, another beautiful small town, located at the foot of St Elijah Hill. Here, you have the option to board a local boat (own expense) and head to Our Lady of the Rocks island to visit the 17th-century Baroque-style church. Continue to Kotor by minivan and enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the town, one of the best-preserved medieval towns on the Adriatic Coast, and discover the area’s important sailing tradition. Visit St Tryphon Cathedral with your guide, before enjoying free time to explore on your own. Get back in your comfortable minivan and relax on the drive to the Sveti Stefan islet and resort. Take in views of the beautiful Adriatic Sea and learn the interesting history of this location from your guide. Admire views of the Montenegro coast as the drive continues toward the coastal town of Budva. Here, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town, take time to wander around Budva Old Town on your own, relax on a beautiful sandy beach, and satisfy your appetite with lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). To end your tour, take a short ferry trip across the Bay of Kotor and enjoy a scenic drive along the coastal roads of Montenegro back to your Dubrovnik hotel.

$63.69 Day Trips & Excursions

From Dubrovnik to Montenegro Private Day Trip with Guide

Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Dubrovnik hotel, and then travel out of the city by luxury vehicle. While your private guide drives, sit back and relax, admiring the scenic countryside of Župa Dubrovacka Valley and the Konavle region. Cross the border to Montenegro and travel along the picture-perfect Montenegro coast, typified by sweeping blonde-sand beaches. Pass the UNESCO-listed Bay of Kotor -- Europe’s southernmost fjord -- and then stop at the charming coastal town of Risan to stretch your legs and admire the seaside views.Continue to the neighboring village of Perast, lying at the foot of St Elijah Hill, for a walking tour. Much of it was destroyed following an earthquake in the late 1970s, but the gorgeous village still exudes a very Baroque feel with its beautiful villas and churches. After exploring the town with your guide, take a boat ride to a small island close to Perast to see a magnificent 17th-century Baroque church called Our Lady of the Rocks (own expense).Travel to Kotor, and then enjoy a walking tour of this beautifully preserved medieval town. Learn about the town’s important sailing heritage, having had its own merchant navy under the Byzantine Empire. Visit St Tryphon Cathedral, an elegant Romanesque building, and then enjoy some free time in the town to explore independently.Hop back into your minivan and enjoy a coastal drive to Sveti Stefan, a small island city that juts out into the Adriatic Sea. Soak up the views and then head to the coastal town of Budva for lunch (own expense). Enjoy a couple of hours here at leisure, perhaps relaxing on its famous beaches or strolling around the pretty streets.Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and start your journey back to Dubrovnik, passing along the scenic coastal roads. Enjoy one last treat– a ferry crossing along the Bay of Kotor – and then finish your tour in the late afternoon back at your hotel.

$61.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Ancient Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Start your day with a hotel pickup from central Dubrovnik, and relax on your way to the ancient country of Montenegro, where the natural beauty of the countryside merges with a rich historical and cultural heritage. Pass through the beautiful Konavle region and the Bay of Kotor as your guide talks about the surrounding area, detailing its history and charm. The countryside around Konavle is known for its beauty, so look out your window to see scenic valleys, rolling hills, traditional villages and more.Hop out of your vehicle at the Baroque town of Perast, and take a boat ride to a small island in the bay called Our Lady of the Rocks. With your guide, visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, a Baroque church built in the 17th century, and admire its fine collection of wall paintings. After exploring the church, return to the mainland by boat, and then travel onward to Kotor, a city said to be one of the best-preserved medieval walled dwellings on the Adriatic. Enjoy a guided tour, followed by free time to explore the city on your own. Your guide will answer any questions and help you to not end up lost in the winding alleys! After a short ferry ride across Kotor Bay, return to Dubrovnik in the evening, with beautiful pictures and interesting facts about Montenegro to remind you of your day trip. Your experience finishes with a hotel drop-off.

$76.09 Shore Excursions

Perast and Kotor Shore Excursion

This tour involves two of the richest cultural places on the Montenegrin coast - Perast and Kotor. Starting point is Kotor from where you are heading to small man-made island near Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks.  First you arrive in town of Perast, from where you’ll take a boat ride to most famous island in Montenegro – Our Lady of the Rocks.According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and the Child on the rock in the sea on July 22, 1452. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. Here you will get chance to visit Lady of Rock church and museum.After quick visit to Our Lady of the Rocks church and museum you are heading again to Perast where you can have some free time to enjoy in charming atmosphere of the quietest town in all Boka. Then you will proceed back to Kotor, where will you get opportunity to discover tremendously rich history of town through walking tour with our professional guide. Every single piece of this town is hiding story on its own written by Ottomans, Venetians and Christians. 

$111.75 Water Sports

Full-day Tara River White Water Rafting Tour from Kotor

Tara river canyon is the 1333 m deep,which makes it the deepest in Europe and the worlds second deepest canyon right after the Grand canyon of Colorado river! Tara river is 146 km long,and most of the river (including its canyon) is under UNESCO protection.The river is ideal for rafting, whitewater rafting and fishing. The deepest canyon in Europe,in some places over 1300 m above the sea level,is characterized by unique beauty,with diverse wildlife.The canyon was carved by the river of emerald green color, and it is safe to drink water along the whole of its course, which is why the river is known as the 'Tear of Europe'. Be one of many satisfied customers who didn't miss the opportunity to do the rafting tour with us!Itinerary:07:00 am Start from Kotor07:20 am Photo stop at Perast07:40 am Photo stop above Risan Bay10:00 am Arrival at Plužine, photo stop10:20 am Photo stop at dam Mratinje10:45 am Arrival at Blue River Rafting Camp, breakfast break, outfitting11:30 am Departure to rafting starting point12:00 pm Start rafting (rafting duration depends on the river speed – stops for swimming, optional cliff jumping and visit to waterfall “Skakavica” along the way)03:00 pm Return to the camp, changing and lunch break04:00 pm Scenic drive to Kotor07:30 pm Finish in the Old Town of Kotor

$618.20 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-Night Tour

Your 4-night experience starts with a tour of Dubrovnik before progressing through the valley of Župa Dubrovačka to the picturesque Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Discover the charming fishing towns of Risan and Perast on the Adriatic Coast, and then visit the age-old towns of Počitelj, Medjugorje and Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Throughout the experience, make the most of having a guide at your side with personalized commentary, tailored to your interests.In between daily excursions, make the most of ample free time in the evenings to experience Dubrovnik independently. Both the 3- and 5-star accommodations are located centrally, allowing you to access the city’s top sights with ease.With the exception of breakfasts, all other meals are excluded from your tour. This means you can eat wherever you please, according to your budget. Free time during excursions is allocated for you to enjoy lunches, and your guide will happily recommend restaurants or dishes for you to try.