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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
June 21, 2021 We invite you to the new tour, a small group tour: Discover Croatia + Bosnia in 7 days all seasons tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Monterrasol Travel small group minivan tour. UNESCO venetian towns of Dalmatian Riviera and scenic roads. With this 7 days discovery tour we going to visit 2 countries: Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The tour running all seasons by scenic roads 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 move to Zadar to walk over historical center and see why Zadar was important Venetian town. In Sibenik, another Venetian town, we will see famous cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site) and see its historical center. In another one Venetian town, Trogir (UNESCO World Heritage site), we will walk in historical center and harbor. 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, small Zavala monastery partially located in cave, taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery in Trebinje, and admire famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar.
June 17, 2021 New route added to our catalog, a small group tour: Explore Bosnia+Montenegro by all seasons 15 days slow tour from Sarajevo. Monterrasol Travel small group tour with minivan. UNESCO sites, medieval towns and fortresses of two Balkans countries. We welcome you to explore 2 Balkans countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro, with our all seasons 15 days slow tour from Sarajevo. In both countries, with this tour we will visit most of the important attractions. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will see are of Bosnian Pyramids, medieval fortresses Vranduk, Travnik, Stolac, Jajce. We will be in few museums, visit an ethno village, walks historical centers of medieval towns, visit monasteries in Zavala, Tvrdos and Scit, see cathedrals in Trebinje, spend evening in winery, walks in parks and see waterfalls. We will see UNESCO World Heritage site town Mostar and UNESCO World Heritage site archaeological site Radimlja. In Montenegro, we going to see cave monastery Dajbabe, Venetian towns Budva and Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site), picturesque coastal village Perast, mosaic in Risan, abandoned medieval town in Bar.
June 16, 2021 New route added to our catalog, a small group tour: Explore Bosnia+Montenegro in all seasons 20 days tour from Sarajevo. Monterrasol Travel small group tour with minivan. UNESCO sites, fortresses and medieval towns of two Balkans countries. We welcome you to explore 2 Balkans countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro, with our all seasons 20 days tour from Sarajevo. In both countries, with this tour we will visit all the most important attractions. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will see are of Bosnian Pyramids, medieval fortresses Vranduk, Doboj, Srebrenik, Gradacac, Kljuc, Maglaj, Tesanj, Jajce. We will be in few museums, visit an ethno village, walks historical centers of medieval towns, visit monasteries in Zavala, Tvrdos and Scit, see cathedrals in Banja Luka and Trebinje, spend evening in winery, walks in parks and see waterfalls. We will see UNESCO World Heritage site town Mostar and UNESCO World Heritage site archaeological site Radimlja. In Montenegro, we going to see cave monastery Dajbabe, Venetian towns Budva and Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site), picturesque coastal village Perast, mosaic in Risan, abandoned medieval town in Bar.
June 2, 2021 We have added a new destination: Červená Lhota (Cervena Lhota), Czech Republic. Červená Lhota is a picturesque Renaissance castle in south Bohemia, Czech Republic. The castle stands at the middle of a lake on a rocky island. The name Červená Lhota meaning "red lhota" can be explained by the colour of the castle's bright-red roof tiles. There is also a park, where the Chapel of the Holy Trinity is located.
May 17, 2021 We have found a new destination: Gjirokastër (Gjirokaster), Albania. Gjirokastër is a city in southern Albania, in a valley between mountains, at 300 metres above sea level. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, described as "a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate". The city is overlooked by Gjirokastër Fortress.
March 28, 2021 New place added to our catalog: 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 We discovered a new place: 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 We discovered a new destination: 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 Another one place was added: Szigliget, Hungary. The ruins of the medieval recently restored fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill.
January 7, 2021 We recently added a new place: 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.
The latest updates on our site
June 23, 2021 We recently updated information for a small group tour: All seasons 9 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy tour from Mostar. Monterrasol Travel small group tour by car. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia. All seasons 9 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Mostar. 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, and safer to take in current situation. During this tour we going to walk in pilgrimage center Medjugorje, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj and historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, see historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520. Next day we start with archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and climb on hill with medieval fortress Stolac, see silent Zavala monastery partially located in cave, visit famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar, admire panoramic view of Trebinje from hilly viewpoint with church, pass small monastery Dobricevo on the way to Sarajevo. In multicultural Sarajevo we will walk its historical center, and after come to visit Franciscan monastery Kraljeva Sutjeska and hill with medieval town Bobovac. In town Zenica need to see local museum, walk in medieval fortress Vranduk, see historical center of Jajce and its fortress and waterfall, and on the way back to Mostar see lake with tiny peninsula where we will see a Scit monastery.
June 18, 2021 We have updated details for a small group tour: All seasons Baltic tour 21 days from Warsaw. UNESCO medieval towns and Teutonic Knights castles. Small group tour from Monterrasol Travel by car. Discovery tour across Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and north of Poland. Discover Baltic in 21 days all seasons tour from Warsaw. Open to yourself three Baltic countries Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and north of Poland. Visit UNESCO Teutonic Knights castles and medieval European towns. We will start this tour in Warsaw, Poland and visit Augustow on the north of Poland, well known town for relaxing vacations. After that we going to Lithuania, where in Kaunas we need to see a medieval fortress with historical exhibitions and located in old town Kaunas Cathedral Basilica; continue with Lithuania, we will walk in Klaipeda castle. After we move to Latvia to see historical center of two coastal towns Liepaja and Ventspils, and old town of Latvia's capital Riga (UNESCO site). Next we will move to third Baltic country, Estonia, and first place there is historic center of town Parnu and Estonia's capital Tallinn (UNESCO site). We will visit also the cafe-filled Town Hall Square of Tartu, the town famous with 17th century University. On the way back, again in Lithuania, we will meet the country's capital, Vilnius (UNESCO site) and walk the paths of Trakai castle, located on small peninsula in lake. As we return back to Poland, we will visit small village Swieta Lipka, famous church there have unique still active working organ. We will see medieval castles in Reszel, Olsztyn, Ostroda, and finally walk the streets of Malbork castle, the UNESCO site founded in the 13th century by the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Before we return to Warsaw, we will visit also coastal towns Gdansk and Sopot, and take a look on smaller castles in towns Sztum and Kwidzyn.
June 18, 2021 We have updated details for a small group tour: Off-season 8 days tour across Bosnia and Montenegro from Tivat. Minivan small group tour by Monterrasol Travel. Explore the best in Bosnia and Montenegro. During this off-season 8 days tour we are going to explore 2 fascinating countries, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. We will pick you up in Tivat, a coastal town with an airport, in southwest Montenegro. Within this tour we will visit the fortified UNESCO town Kotor, the country's finest town, Perast in the center of the Bay of Kotor, the charming Trebinje, the perfect off the beaten path destination. There we will visit one of many wineries and the famous Tvrdoš Monastery and on our way to Mostar, a UNESCO city, we will show you the Stolac fortress, the historical Dervish monastery located in Blagaj, and another old monastery partially built in a cave. We will visit Kravica waterfalls, a natural beauty, Pocitelj, another fortified town, built in the 13th century; we will walk in the multicultural Sarajevo, the lively capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Montenegro, we will visit the famous Ostrog monastery built along the vertical cliff, and another one with unusual frescos located in a cave; we will stroll the gorgeous streets of Bar's ancient town, and before we finish our tour in Tivat, we will meet the vibrant coastal town of Budva, full of many narrow streets surrounded by stone walls.
June 18, 2021 We have enhanced the description for a small group tour: All seasons 12 days tour across 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.
June 18, 2021 We added few more details in description for a small group tour: Discover Greece in 13 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Monasteries, castles, UNESCO sites. Small group tour with minivan from Monterrasol Travel. The tour across Peloponnese and Greece mainland. This Peloponnese and Greece mainland discovery 13 days (12 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through castles and fortresses, beaches, ancient towns and monasteries. Some of visited places are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and some on the UNESCO Tentative List. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi lagoon, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), explore old Messene (UNESCO Tentative List site). We will also visit Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras (UNESCO World Heritage Site), touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae (UNESCO World Heritage Site), wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), ask Delphi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique (UNESCO World Heritage Site) complex of monasteries in Meteora, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.
June 16, 2021 We have improved the description of place Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stolac and surroundings have been inhabited since ancient times due to the area's favorable natural environment. The rich grounds along with other natural benefits attracted prehistoric man, and later the Illyrians, Romans and Slavs, all of whom left a wealth of anthropological evidence. The area has been settled for at least 15,000 years.
June 16, 2021 We added few more details in description 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.
June 16, 2021 We have reviewed the information of place Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Jajce is a town and municipality located in the central area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the confluence of the rivers Pliva and Vrbas. Jajce was first built in the 14th century and served as the capital of the independent Kingdom of Bosnia during its time. A medieval fortified old town of Jajce is one of the best preserved fortified capitals of the Bosnian Kingdom. The old Jajce walled city core, including the waterfall, and other individual sites outside the walled city perimeter, such as the Jajce Mithraeum, is designated as The natural and architectural ensemble of Jajce and is placed on the UNESCO Tentative list.
June 11, 2021 We make better the description of the place Apollonia, Albania. Apollonia was an ancient Greek city located in the Fier County, in modern-day Albania. The Museum of Apollonia (also called Fier Archaeological Museum) contains artifacts unearthed from the ancient Apollonia. Apollonia flourished in the Roman period and was home to a renowned school of philosophy, but began to decline in the 3rd century AD when its harbor started silting up as a result of an earthquake. It was abandoned by the end of Late Antiquity. Apollonia is UNESCO Tentative List site.
June 11, 2021 We have polished the description of place Kotor, Montenegro. Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. The fortified city of Kotor is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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