TIVAT (PORTO MONTENEGRO) – DONJA LASTVA – OUR LADY OF THE ROCKS – PERAST – TIVAT
Duration: Up to 2.5 hours
- Meet your skipper at the pier (short introduction about tour and safety) 5 min
- Panoramic tour near Porto Montenegro and Donja Lastva 10 min
- Speed boat ride towards the island of Our Lady of the Rocks 10 min
- Visit our Lady of the Rocks 45 min
- Boat ride to Perast 10 min
- Visit and *leisure time at Perast 55 min
- Boat ride back to Tivat 15 min
* Captain can suggest and reserve a lunch at restaurant Giardino, Perast with special prices
The speedboat captain has the right to cancel, change, shorten or abort the tour at any time if safety of the passengers is at risk in case of bad weather
Group tour (min. 5 pax) from 20 EUR pp
Individual tour (max 7 pax) from 130 EUR
– Bottled water
– Fuel surcharge
– Shower on-board
– Multi-language Captain
PLEASE BRING: an extra bottle of drinking water, a sun screen, sun glasses, a hat, bathing suit, towel, camera and extra money for coffee, snack and/or souvenirs.
– In the agency SiP travel, 21. November bb
– On the spot, before the departure
*Our Lady of the Rocks is one of the two islands off the coast of Perast in the Bay of Kotor (the other being Sveti Đorđe Island). It is an artificial island created by bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks. The Church of Our Lady of the Rocks (Italian: Chiesa della Madonna dello Scarpello) is the largest building on the islet; it has a museum attached. There is also a small gift shop close to the church.
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 her child on the rock in the sea on 22 July 1452. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. The custom of throwing rocks into the sea is alive even nowadays. Every year on the sunset of 22 July, an event called fašinada in the local dialect, when local residents take their boats and throw rocks into the sea, widening the surface of the island, takes place.
** Perast is an old and idyllic village on the breathtaking Bay of Kotor. Despite a mere population, Perast’s rich history, ancient architecture, jaw-dropping views, and romantic waterfront restaurant patios make it a captivating destination. Its narrow streets and numerous, mostly abandoned renaissance, and baroque palaces, testify about the former richness of the Kotor Bay, and about the days when there used to be led a luxurious life of its inhabitants. Perast used to be a town of sailors, and it was known by that even outside the space of Montenegro. We can see even today that famous stone housed and captain’s palaces standing out.