Step into a medieval world in Montenegro

Kotor is one of Montenegro’s most historically important towns. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it will spark the imagination of both big and small kids with a passion for learning about the past.

Take a tender into Kotor for the day to learn about this strategically important town, with its various fortifications and churches. Even the approach by water is impressive, with the town’s 20-metre-high defensive sea wall looming over you as you arrive.

One of the most striking features of Kotor is a wall and pathway that leads up the hillside behind the town, which would not look out of place on a set for Game of Thrones. The challenging climb up the steps of the wall lead you to St John’s fortress, which rewards you with the stunning vistas of the vast expanse of Kotor Bay below, with the mountain peaks as a backdrop.

Kotor is full of historical attractions, including St Tryphon’s Cathedral, named after the town’s patron saint; the 12th-century Romanesque St Luke’s Church; the Pima Palace and the Maritime Museum in the Grgurin Palace, which has various fascinating displays and artefacts explaining Montenegro’s naval history. Take a guided tour of the town and immerse yourself in the local culture and history.