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In the lights of current situation and limitations to travel for citizens of some countries and to some destinations, we want to clarify: for all people that would like to travel and can arrive to Bosnia-Herzegovina, we can provide tours all around the country.
Think about Bosnia-Herzegovina as a great example off the beaten path travels. Experience the Balkans in a safe and responsible way. You'll be totally out of the overcrowded touristy areas. You know, the safest trips are ones where you avoid other people as much as possible. A coveted destination increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19.
Follow the ideas of Slow Tourism philosophy, we consider the Bosnia-Herzegovina especially interesting destination in the current situation for Solo travellers and Senior travellers. All advantages of non-touristy places available all seasons are valuable during this COVID-19 situation.
Let's define a few things!
Currently there is no widely accepted definition of the term tourist destination. From the traveler perspective, a tourist destination is a city, town, or other area that is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from tourism, or "a country, state, region, city, or town which is marketed or markets itself as a place for tourists to visit". Tourist destination may contain one or more tourist attractions.
Cultural tourism is the subset of tourism concerned with a country or region's culture, specifically the lifestyle of the people in those geographical areas, the history of those people, their art, architecture, religion, and other elements that helped shape their way of life.
A tour operator typically combines tour and travel components to create a travel package. An independent tour operator is an individual or company that works by themselves as tour operators. They are not owned by another company like a franchise or chain. An independent tour operator develops, organizes and promotes its own tours directly.
An escorted tour is a form of tourism in which travelers are taken in a group to various destinations, versus a self-guided tour where the tourist is on its own. Escorted tours are normally conducted by a tour leader who takes care of all services from beginning to end of your tour. The tour leader takes care of the logistics; this includes accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, transfers to and from the airport/hotel and most meals.
Escorted tour, whether just a couple travelling with a guide in a private car or a small group led by a tour leader, becoming an increasingly popular way to discover destinations of all kinds. Travelling with like-minded people, you have more time to enjoy the destinations you have come to visit, and often you get insight and access to places and experiences which independent tourists cannot reach.
The small group car tour allows you to travel more like with family or friends instead having the trip with multiple strangers on a crowded bus. We, at Monterrasol Travel use passenger vans such as Renault Trafic, Opel Vivaro and Fiat Scudo, that carry up to 8 people, including driver and tour leader. One clear advantage of a small group tour is that we are not obliged to follow a strict timetable like a big tourist bus. So, we can be much more relaxed and flexible in our schedule.
Off the beaten path travel
This is how you'll be out of the overcrowded touristy areas and travel in a safe and responsible way. You know, the safest trips are ones where you avoid other people as much as possible. For all people that would like to travel and can arrive to Bosnia-Herzegovina, we can provide tours all around the country.
Slow Tourism philosophy
Follow the ideas of Slow Tourism philosophy, we consider the Bosnia-Herzegovina especially interesting destiantion in the light of current situation for Solo travellers and Senior travellers. All advantages of non-touristy places available all seasons are valuable during this COVID-19 situation.
All seasons Bosnia discovery tour
All seasons 11 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy tour from Sarajevo. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia.
The latest added tours and places
April 18, 2021 New tour added: Explore Croatia UNESCO sites + meet Bosnia medieval land in 16 days tour. Monterrasol Travel minivan small group tour. Balkans roadtrip from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Explore famous coastal line of Croatia and meet medieval land of Bosnia-Herzegovina within 16 days cultural tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. In both Balkans countries we will visit UNESCO sites, venetian towns, medieval towns; Orthodox and catholic monasteries, archaeological sites and medieval fortresses.
April 12, 2021 New tour added: All seasons 4 days Bosnia discovery tour from Sarajevo. Small group car tour by Monterrasol Travel. Bosnian Pyramid, Mostar, Blagaj, Zavala, Tvrdos, Trebinje. Discover Bosnia-Herzegovina by small all seasons 4 days tour from Sarajevo. The tour will start with short road from Sarajevo to Visoko, to the area where is located Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, there we will walk in the park and visit related museum. At second part of the day we will return to Sarajevo to walk in historical center and visit main attractions. On the second day we will move to Mostar, but on the way we will visit Konjic to walk over old bridge. The rest of this day we will walk over old town Mostar (historical center with Mostar bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The third day we will visit historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520, see archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), walk in Vjetrenica cave (currently in UNESCO Tentative list), see Zavala orthodox cave monastery, visit famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar, and at evening taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery in Trebinje, with small walk tour over Trebinje at evening. At the last day of this tour we will admire panoramic view of Trebinje from a hill with beautiful cathedral overlooking the whole town. On the way back to Sarajevo we will have a short stop to see old monastery Dobricevo, and lunch in a restaurant.
April 5, 2021 New tour added: All seasons 12 days tour over Bosnia from Tivat. Minivan small group tour by Monterrasol Travel. Explore the best in Bosnia and UNESCO town Kotor in Montenegro. Explore main attractions in Bosnia with all seasons 12 days tour, with small side tour covers UNESCO venetian town Kotor in Montenegro. We will pick you up in Tivat, a coastal town with an airport, in southwest Montenegro. This tour is particularly interesting for travelers without Schengen Visa. Within this tour we will visit charming Trebinje and taste famous regional wine in family running winery, historical Tvrdoš monastery, Vjetrenica cave (UNESCO Tentative List site), Zavala monastery partially built in a cave, hilly Stolac fortress with wonderful view, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) and walk over famous Mostar bridge. We will have a way around Mostar to see historical Dervish monastery located in Blagaj, built in the 13th century fortified town Pocitelj, served as open-air museum, with narrow streets and old Ottoman fort with great view, and before start our way back to Mostar will have a dinner in local restaurant and we will have a walk in rare place, a real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD. We will walk in historical Sarajevo and see its main attractions. We will visit a interesting landmark, called Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, see Bobovac hill that was a place of Bosnian kings, visit Vranduk and Travnik fortresses, walk in historical town Jajce with fortress, old town, and waterfalls, meet the beauty of Jajace, the park with watermills. On the way down we will see Scit monastery located in tiny peninsula of beautiful lake, walk in Medjugorje pilgrimage center, wonder on the beauty of Kravica waterfalls, and get to know why Radimlja is UNESCO World Heritage site.
March 28, 2021 New destination added: Stobi, Macedonia. Stobi, the biggest city from the antique period in this part of Macedonia, only 80km south from the the capital Skopje, is a place that links the Mediterranean to the continental Balkan hinterlands, shrouded by the mythical rivers of Axios and Erigon, along which countless Roman legions, Crusading cavalries, Ottoman conquerors and World War armies had marched. Today, this region represents the midpoint where the Old and the New World of wine meet.
February 13, 2021 New destination added: Kraljeva Sutjeska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kraljeva Sutjeska is a village in the municipality of Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, almost at the middle of Bosnia and Herzegovina territory. The village hosts a number of important historical sites: 14th century Catholic Franciscan monastery, ruins of the medieval Bosnian Court, an old Bosnian house with the original architecture from the 18th century, and mosque from 15th century, claimed to be the oldest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, very close to the village is located Bobovac, a fortified city of medieval Bosnia and Herzegovina.
January 30, 2021 New destination added: Ohrid, Macedonia. Ohrid is a city in the country with modern name North Macedonia (before it called just Macedonia). Ohrid once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem of the Balkans". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural sites.
January 22, 2021 New destination added: Szigliget, Hungary. The ruins of the medieval recently restored fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill.
January 7, 2021 New destination added: Berat, Albania. Berat is the ninth largest city by population of the Republic of Albania. Berat, UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2008, comprises a unique style of architecture with influences from several civilizations that have managed to coexist for centuries throughout the history. Like many cities in Albania, Berat comprises an old fortified city filled with churches and mosques painted with grandiose wealth of visible murals and frescos. Berat is one of the main cultural centers of the country.
December 16, 2020 New destination added: Bory, Hungary. One of two self-built castles in Hungary (the other is the much more ramshackle Tarodi Var), The Bory Castle In Szekesfehervar was the work of Hungarian sculptor and architect Jeno Bory. Bory built the castle between 1923 and 1959 with the help of several of his students.
December 11, 2020 New destination added: Siklós (Siklos), Hungary. The castle of Siklós, which guards the southern border of Hungary, was the residence of the most important noble families in medieval Hungary. The first record related to the castle of Siklós is in a certificate dated back to 1294. Perched on a hillside, the impressive structure of this castle dominates the southernmost town of Hungary, the town Siklós.
The latest updates on our site
April 8, 2021 We have polished the description of place Srebrenik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Srebrenik fortress is located near the town of Srebrenik, on the territory of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Currently, Srebrenik fortress is country's best-preserved medieval castle. Earliest records date back to 1333.
April 8, 2021 We make better the description of the small group tour: All seasons 15 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy cultural tour from Sarajevo. Small group tour in minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia. All seasons 15 days in-depth cultural discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Sarajevo. Visit this medieval land and see old towns, fortresses and monasteries. Think on this tour as good example off the beaten path travel, out of touristy areas but in-depth cultural, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj, Srebrenik, Gradacac and Tesanj, see the ethno museum of Bosnia village life, meet the capital of Republica Serbska entity the city Banja Luka and its fortress and cathedral, visit calm sunny town Trebinje and taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj served as open-air museum, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls, visit Medjugorje pilgrimage center, walk the territory of real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD. And all days of this tour we will wonder on the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature.
April 8, 2021 We make better the description of the small group tour: All seasons Bosnia discovery 6 days tour from Sarajevo. Monterrasol Travel small group tour by minivan. Bosnia as example of off the beaten path travel. All seasons Bosnia-Herzegovina discovery 6 days tour from Sarajevo. Discover medieval land with fortresses, monasteries and old towns. Consider this tour is a fine example off the beaten path travel. Important is, such tour is also safer way to travel in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval fortress Travnik, medieval town Jajce with its fortress and waterfall, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and walk over famous Mostar bridge, walk streets of fortified town Počitelj, get to know why Radimlja is UNESCO world heritage site, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, visit calm sunny town Trebinje and taste local wines in cozy winery, meet silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty nature all days.
April 8, 2021 We recently updated information of the place Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A medieval fortified old town of Jajce, one of the best preserved fortified capitals of the Bosnian Kingdom.
April 7, 2021 We added more details in description of the small group tour: All seasons 9 days Bosnia discovery tour from Split. Small group tour in minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Visit Jajce, Travnik, Sarajevo, Mostar. All seasons 9 days Bosnia discovery tour from Split. Visit Jajce, Travnik, Sarajevo, Mostar. Explore this medieval land and see fortresses, old towns and monasteries. This tour is a good example off the beaten path travel, but what is important, this is also safer way to travel to take in current situation. With this discovery tour we going to visit beautiful Kravica waterfalls, modern pilgrimage center Medjugorje, walk in historical center of Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) and over famous Mostar bridge, see in Blagaj dervish monastery, walk narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj, have a dinner in local restaurant and have a walk in real Roman villa Rustica, an agricultural estate from 4th century AD, get to know why Radimlja is UNESCO World Heritage site, admire panoramic view from the hill located Stolac fortress, walk in wonder of the nature the cave Vjetrenica, see cave monastery Zavala, enjoy famous Herzegovina vine in Trebinje private winery, visit silent Tvrdos monastery, walk in historical center of multicultural Sarajevo, see famous landmark, so called Bosnian Pyramid, walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk and Travnik, take a rest in ethno village Cardaci, and enjoy historical center of Jajce with its fortress and bear by located park with watermills.
April 7, 2021 We make better the description of the small group tour: All seasons 8 days Bosnia discovery tour from Sarajevo. Monterrasol Travel small group tour by car. Bosnia travel off the beaten path. All seasons 8 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Sarajevo. Explore this medieval land and see fortresses, old towns and monasteries. This tour is a good example off the beaten path travel, but what is important, this is also safer way to travel to take in current situation. During this tour we going to visit medieval old town Jajce with its fortress and waterfall, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) and walk over famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, walk narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj, have a dinner in local restaurant and have a walk in real Roman villa Rustica, an agricultural estate from 4th century AD, get to know why Radimlja is UNESCO World Heritage site, admire panoramic view from the hill located Stolac fortress, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, modern pilgrimage center Medjugorje, see in Blagaj dervish monastery, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days.
April 7, 2021 We have enhanced the description of the small group tour: Year round Bosnia & Montenegro discovery 8 days tour from Korcula. Monterrasol Travel small group tour in minivan. Bosnia & Montenegro: visit main attractions of 2 countries. This year round tour will pass through 2 neighbors countries of Croatia: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. Pick up and drop off in Orebic. During this multi-day tour we will visit main attractions of both countries: old towns include medieval town Kotor which is UNESCO World Heritage Site, climb Ottoman's empire fortresses, visit old monasteries. In Bosnia-Herzegovina we will visit old Christian monastery in Zavala, admire panoramic view from the hill located Stolac fortress, visit Blagaj dervish monastery, walk in UNESCO town Mostar and its old bridge, and next day will visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, watch wonderful waterfalls in Kravice natural park, and climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj. Next, we will move to see Sarajevo historical streets and Sarajevo market, after we will move to Trebinje, the southernmost Bosnia-Herzegovina town, to see Trebinje cathedral and visit located nearby Tvrdos monastery. In Montenegro, we must see 17th century Ostrog monastery, carved almost entirety in a vertically positioned mountain cliff. The night we will spend in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. After sleep in Podgorica, we will visit monastery Dajbabe which was built within a natural cave, and will walk streets of Old Bar, small settlement known from Byzantine Empire time. Our next destination is coastal town Budva, where we will walk over its narrow medieval streets. At next day after sleep in Budva we will visit UNESCO town Kotor, full of spirit of Venetian empire. If we're strong enough to survive climbing 1350 steps to a height of 1200 meters, we will be awarded to visit Kotor Fortress or otherwise known as The Castle of San Giovanni. If we can do it, we will admire amazing views over the city and harbor. On the way back, we will pass few nice beaches so at summer time we always can stop and refresh in crystal clear water of Mediterranean sea.
March 18, 2021 We recently updated information of the place Vranduk, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Vranduk fortress was built in late 14th century, and it is located approximately 14 kilometers from the town of Zenica. It was built on a rock above the river Bosnia, and represents one of many medieval towns with rich history. In the Middle Ages Vranduk was one of the several royal cities, and was a capital to many Bosnian kings at the time. For six centuries Vranduk fortress was known as the gate of Bosnia.
March 18, 2021 We make better the description of the place Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travnik is a city and the administrative center of Central Bosnia Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Historically, it was the capital city of Ottoman Viziers (governors) of Bosnia from 1699 to 1850, and has a cultural heritage dating from that period.
March 17, 2021 We recently updated information of the place Kravica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among the most fascinating natural features of this region are the sparkling waterfalls of Kravica, tucked away in the trees, on the Trebižat River, in the karstic heartland of Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 40 km from Mostar. These beautiful falls are well worth the visit and just perfect for a day trip.
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