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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 as 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
January 17, 2022 We have found a new place: Butrint, Albania. Butrint was an ancient Greek and later Roman town and bishopric in Epirus. It declined in Late Antiquity, before being abandoned during the Middle Ages after a major earthquake flooded most of the town. Today it is an archaeological site in Albania, close to the Greek border. The town is considered as one of the most important archaeological sites in Albania. On the strength of the immense wealth of cultural, historical and natural value with a considerable history, Butrint was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 and further a National Park in 2000.
January 10, 2022 We just added a new tour, a small group tour: Cultural + wine tasting 2 days all seasons Bosnia tour from Korcula. Monterrasol Travel tour in small group minivan. Visit Trebinje, Tvrdos, Blagaj, Medjugorje, Kravica. Discover Bosnia-Herzegovina and taste wonderful Herzegovina wines with all seasons 2 days Bosnia tour from Korcula (pick up and drop off in Orebic). We will visit Vjetrenica cave (currently in UNESCO Tentative list), Zavala orthodox cave monastery, famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar, admire panoramic view of Trebinje from hilly viewpoint, taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery in Trebinje and enjoy small walk tour in Trebinje. On the next day we will take a road to see archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), admire dervish monastery in Blagaj, visit Medjugorje pilgrimage center, and walk in natural park with famous Kravica waterfalls. After we will enjoy local food with local wine and return back.
January 4, 2022 We added one more route, a small group tour: Off-season 2 days micro tour to Montenegro and Bosnia from Dubrovnik. Monterrasol Travel small group tour by car. Ostrog, Trebinje, Tvrdos, Vjetrenica, Zavala. Come with us to visit 2 countries, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, with off-season 2 days micro tour from Dubrovnik. With this your we will pass beautiful coastal line of Montenegro to see famous Ostrog monastery, situated against an almost vertical cliff. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will visit Trebinje, the center of the area with famous wines. In Trebinje we will have a dinner in local family running winery. Near by Trebinje we will see old orthodox monastery Tvrdos with own wine cellars where we will taste local wines. Before we will return back to Dubrovnik, we will see another monastery, Zavala, partially located in cave, and explore natural cave Vjetrenica (UNESCO Tentative List site).
December 31, 2021 We have added a new tour, a small group tour: All seasons 3 days micro tour to Montenegro and Bosnia from Dubrovnik. Small group tour by car from Monterrasol Travel. Meet Venetians towns, monasteries, tasty Herzegovina wines. Come with us get to know 2 countries, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, with all seasons micro 3 days discovery tour from Dubrovnik. With this your we will see the most important attractions in Montenegro: old venetian town Kotor (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), coastal town Budva, and small fisher village Perast. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will visit Trebinje, the center of the area with famous wines. In Trebinje we will have a dinner in local family running winery. Near by Trebinje we will see old orthodox monastery Tvrdos with own wine cellars where we will taste local wines. Before we will return back to Dubrovnik, we will see another monastery, Zavala, partially located in cave, and explore natural cave Vjetrenica.
November 15, 2021 We have found a new destination: Koronisia, Greece. Koronisia (sometime also called as Korakonisia) is the largest and only inhabited island in the Ambracian Gulf, in Greece. There is a fishing village of the same name, with two churches and the small castle. Koronisia is known for unique location that is connected to the mainland by 6km long narrow route surrounded from both sides by sea.
November 4, 2021 New place added to our catalog: Bosnian Pyramids, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Bosnian pyramids complex is a pseudoarchaeological notion to explain the formation of a cluster of natural hills in the area of Visoko in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2005, Semir Osmanagic, also known as Sam Osmanagic, a Bosnian American businessman now based in Houston, Texas, has claimed that these hills are the largest human-made ancient pyramids on Earth. His claims have been overwhelmingly refuted by scientists but he has proceeded to promote the area as a tourist attraction.
October 24, 2021 We discovered an interesting place: Elbasan, Albania. Elbasan is a city and a municipality in central Albania, attract visitors by ancient walls of the castle, tuins of the Basilica and ancient theater.
September 11, 2021 We recently added a new destination: Perast, Montenegro. Perast is a small picturesque town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It is situated a few kilometers from Kotor and is noted for its coast and proximity to two islets, islet of St. George and islet Our Lady of the Rocks.
September 6, 2021 We discovered an interesting destination: Malbork, Poland. Malbork is a town in northern Poland, within the historical region of Pomerelia. The town was built in Prussia around the castle Ordensburg Marienburg, which was founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights. Both the castle and the town (named Marienburg in German and Malborg or Malbork in Polish) were named for their patron saint, the Virgin Mary.
June 27, 2021 We have found a new place: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tuzla is the third-largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the administrative center of Tuzla Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tuzla is a modern multicultural city with rich history goes back to the 9th century, in touristic meaning the most known for salt lake.
The latest updates on our site
January 13, 2022 We added more details in description for a small group tour: Off-season Bosnia 4 days mini tour with Montenegro Ostrog monastery from Makarska. Monterrasol Travel tour in small group minivan. Kravice waterfalls, Mostar, Blagaj, Pocitelj, Vjetrenica cave, Tvrdos, Trebinje. Welcome to discover Bosnia-Herzegovina with off-season 4 days mini tour from Makarska, to see old towns, fortresses, monasteries, waterfalls, cave and taste famous Herzegovina wine. With this tour we will also visit famous Ostrog monastery in Montenegro. The first day of this tour will start with amazing Kravice natural park with waterfalls, after we will walk in a real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD, and on the way to Trebinje we will visit Zavala monastery partially located in a cave. After sleep one night in Trebinje, we will take a road to Montenegro to see famous Ostrog monastery, and will return back to Trebinje the same day to taste a wine in the best in region family running winery. On the next day, we will see Tvrdos monastery, know for its wine cellars, and taste few varieties of wine monks produce there; after we will have a tour in Vjetrenica cave and see unique creature, so called human fish; before we will arrive to Mostar, we will climb to Stolac, old Ottoman fortress with great view to the valley, and we will spend rest of day in Mostar, to walk over old town Mostar (historical center with Mostar bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Next day, after night in Mostar, we will see beautiful tekija (dervish monastery) in Blagaj, nearly 600 years old, and walk streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj with great view from Ottoman fort.
January 9, 2022 We make better the description for a small group tour: Discover Croatia + Bosnia in 6 days all seasons tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Small group minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Dalmatian Riviera, UNESCO Venetian towns, fortresses and scenic roads. This 6 days discovery tour will open for you 2 countries: Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The tour running by scenic roads all seasons from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. On the way from Zagreb down to coast we will visit Dubovac fortress and see Sokolac castle. The first Dalmatian town we'll meet is Senj, where need to see historical center and the symbol of the town, Nehaj fortress from 1558. Next, we will walk historical center of Zadar and see why it was important Venetian town. In another Venetian town, Sibenik, we will see famous cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site), and walk in historical center of another Venetian town, Trogir (UNESCO World Heritage site). Split, next Dalmatian town we going to visit, is well-known for its ancient center and beautiful architecture. On the way to Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) we will have a dinner in local restaurant at rare place, a real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD. We will explore the historic center of Mostar and walk over famous Mostar bridge. On the way to Dubrovnik we will visit historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520, and small Zavala monastery partially located in cave.
January 9, 2022 We have reviewed the details for a small group tour: Off-season Bosnia & Montenegro discovery 8 days tour from Korcula. Monterrasol Travel small group tour in minivan. Bosnia & Montenegro: visit main attractions of 2 countries. This Off-season 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 hilly 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.
December 17, 2021 We have updated details for a small group tour: All seasons Mostar and surrounding discovery tour 2 days. Small group tour from Monterrasol Travel in minivan. Bosnia UNESCO town Mostar and Blagaj, Medjugorje, Kravica, Pocitelj. All seasons 2 days discovery micro-tour for Mostar and surrounding. The medieval land of Bosnia-Herzegovina in nutshell. During this tour we going to walk in historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) and cross the famous Mostar bridge, visit historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520, visit Medjugorje pilgrimage center, admire the wonder of the nature, Kravica waterfalls, see a real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD, and finish the day with walk in historic medieval town Pocitelj, served as open-air museum, with narrow streets and old Ottoman fort with great view.
December 13, 2021 We added few more details in description for a small group tour: Off-season 8 days explore Montenegro and Bosnia tour from Dubrovnik. Minivan small group tour by Monterrasol Travel. Venetians towns, fortresses, monasteries. Come to explore 2 countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro, with our off-season 8 days discovery tour from Dubrovnik. With this your we will see the most important attractions in Montenegro: old venetian town Kotor (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), famous Ostrog monastery, situated against an almost vertical background, and coastal town Budva. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will visit Trebinje, the center of the area with famous wines. In Trebinje we will have a dinner in local family running winery. Near by Trebinje we will see old orthodox monastery Tvrdos with own wine cellars where we will taste local wines. On the way to Mostar we will see another monastery, Zavala, partially located in cave, walk in natural cave Vjetrenica, and see Blagaj dervish monastery. In Mostar (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site) we will walk narrow streets of historical center and see panorama of town from famous Old Bridge. In the area of Mostar, we will visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, natural park Kravica with waterfalls, medieval town Pocitelj served as open-air museum, and real Roman Villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD. Before we will return back to Dubrovnik, we will see archaeological site Radimlja (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and hilly fortress Stolac.
December 11, 2021 We recently updated information of the place Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Blagaj has always been a place visited for its beauty, fascinating nature and history. Blagaj area is known for its diverse flora and many endemic species. Here are some national monuments that will be worth visiting besides the noteworthy Blagaj Tekke, a monastery built for the Dervish cults. The unique atmosphere at the source of the river Buna, the peace of the Dervish House and the fresh waters of Buna make it a truly special place.
December 11, 2021 We have updated details of the place Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo, nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. It is the capital city, the administrative, political, economic, social, cultural, educational and sport center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is affected by both the continental European climate from the North, and the Mediterranean climate from the South. This historical city is rich in cultural and religious diversity.
December 11, 2021 We make better the description of the place Dubrovnik, Croatia. A stunning UNESCO walled old city with a splendid medieval architecture located on the Adriatic Coastline. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. The HBO series Game of Thrones, parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Robin Hood (2018) used Dubrovnik as a filming location.
December 11, 2021 We make better the description of the place Zagreb, Croatia. The capital and the largest city of Croatia, lively and with a rich history dating from the Roman times, Zagreb is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb is an important tourist centre because of its culture, arts, music, architecture, gastronomy among other things.
December 11, 2021 We added few more details in description of the place Praha (Prague), Czechia. Whether it's the imposing Baroque buildings, splendid Bohemian art or world-class beer, there are plenty of reasons people are drawn to the magnificent Prague. There are plenty of stunning architectural masterpieces! Lots of famous sights! A wealth of exquisite churches and museums! There is so much to see!
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