Kotor Cruises

Cathedral of St. Tryphon 
The Elegant Town of Perast
Blue Cave

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Kotor is one of the most atmospheric medieval towns on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains. It's an attractive MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination for those with a love of history and architecture. Glimpse ancient churches, an array of rustic palaces, and a maze of streets and squares. Kotor is also a gateway for other extraordinary Montenegro destinations, such as the stunning town of Perast.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
• Cathedral of St. Tryphon 
• The Elegant Town of Perast
• Blue Cave
 
Discover Kotor and Montenegro on a fascinating MSC Cruises excursion. A medieval city crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor boasts ancient lanes and atmospheric squares. Visit the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Tryphon with its Baroque bell towers, Romanesque interior, and Byzantine-style frescoes. Then, take a coach tour to glorious Grbalj Valley for a farm-made brandy tasting. End the day with a glass of wine, samples of organic produce, and a live performance by local musicians. Don’t miss Kotor’s incredible fortification system on the drive back to port, showcasing ancient citadels, gates, and ramparts.
 
Perast, a short distance from Kotor, makes for an unforgettable MSC Cruises excursion. Stroll through the streets of this picturesque town and marvel at its historical churches and Baroque palaces. Take a leisurely boat ride across Boka Bay to see Our Lady of the Rocks, a tiny island imbued with myths. Then, finish the day with a visit to the 20th-century church of St Nicholas, with its impressive bell tower and golden crosses.
 
Pleasurable hours await you at sea on an MSC Cruises excursion to the magnificent Blue Cave. Board a fibreglass boat and take in spectacular views as you zip across the bay. Glimpse tiny islands and peaceful villages perched atop the hilly coastline, before entering the mysterious ‘Blue Grotto’ — a natural wonder filled with sunlight. Marvel at the water’s extraordinary shades of blue before taking a dip or diving below. Finally, unwind at Zenjice Beach for a waterside drink and a stroll.

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    Montenegro

    An unexpected jewel
    An unexpected jewel

    The tiny state of Crna Gora is better known under its Italian name, Montenegro. The English translation – “Black Mountain” – may sound a little bleak, but it’s a land exploding with colour.

    Carpeted with flowers for much of the year, the country’s muscular peaks are dappled with the dark greens of pine, beech and birch from which turquoise streams rush down to a tantalizingly azure blue sea. Its Mediterranean coastline is dotted from border to border with beaches of yellow and volcanic grey, and huddles of picturesque, orange-roofed houses – a postcard come to life to admire during your holiday to Montenegro.

    While the coastline is most appealing for the traveller, Montenegro’s most precious jewel – phenomenally photogenic Kotor – sits just a little inland at the end of a fjord-like bay. The beach town of Budva is the other real highlight, but you should also try to make time for the ruins of Stari Bar.

    Away from the coast, the country’s pleasures are mainly confined to the mountains, particularly the spectacular national park of Durmitor, while the old Montenegrin capital of Cetinje is also well worth a visit; the present-day capital, Podgorica, gets few visitors but certainly has its charms.