Monterrasol Travel: all seasons multi-day small group car tours
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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.
What you can do now with us
In the lights of current situation with ability to travel for citizens of some countries 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 destiantion 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.
The latest added tours and places
December 2, 2020 New destination added: Tepelenë (Tepelene), Albania. Tepelene is a historic town well know as the birth place of Ali Pasha, Vizier of Ioannina (1741-1822). The castle, completed in 1819, was built by Ali Pasha to enclose his palaces, is the most important monument in Tepelene.
November 24, 2020 New destination added: Dobrićevo (Dobricevo), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dobricevo, Serbian Orthodox Monastery, built in the first half of the 13th century, suffered and damaged many times.
November 16, 2020 New tour added: Cultural + wine 2 days Bosnia tour from Dubrovnik. Monterrasol Travel minivan small group tour. Discover Bosnia and taste wonderful Herzegovina wines. Discover Bosnia and taste wonderful Herzegovina wines with Cultural + winery 2 days Bosnia tour from Dubrovnik. Visit famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar, taste real Herzegovina wine from Vukoje winery and enjoy Trebinje walk. On the second day visit Zavala orthodox monastery, Vjetrenica cave, and enjoy wine in another winery from Herzegovina region of Bosnia.
November 11, 2020 New tour added: Cultural + wine tasting 2 days Bosnia tour from Korcula. Monterrasol Travel car small group tour. Discover Bosnia and taste wonderful Herzegovina wines. Discover and taste wonderful Herzegovina wines with 2 days Bosnia tour from Korcula. You will visit Vjetrenica cave (currently in UNESCO Tentative list), Zavala orthodox monastery, taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery in Trebinje and enjoy refreshing walk along river. On next day we will visit famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar, and take a road to see historical center of Mostar and Mostar old bridge (UNESCO World Heritage Site). After Mostar we will enjoy local food with local wine and return back.
November 6, 2020 New tour added: All seasons discovery Bosnia 4 days tour from Sarajevo. Small group tour from Monterrasol Travel in minivan. Off the beaten path travel in Bosnia. All seasons discovery Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 days tour from Sarajevo. Open to yourself this medieval land with fortresses, monasteries and old towns. Take this small tour is a good example off the beaten path travel. By take a such tour you also travel safer way 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, admire Blagaj tekka, walk streets of fortified town Pocitelj, get to know why Radimlja is UNESCO world heritage site, visit calm sunny town Trebinje and taste local wines in cozy winery, meet silent Tvrdos monastery, and pass the beauty nature all days.
October 20, 2020 New destination added: Krujë (Kruje), Albania. Kruje, a town in Albania, is located only 20 km north from the capital of Albania, Tirana. The town is well know within centuries, especially as the center of rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Nowadays the town Kruje is important center of tourism in Albania. The main attraction of the town is Kruje castle.
October 12, 2020 New destination added: Bobovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bobovac is a fortified city of medieval Bosnia and Herzegovina, firstly mentioned in 1349. Bobovac was the site of seat of the rulers of Bosnia, and was fortified much better than the other towns.
October 4, 2020 New destination added: Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Doboj It is one of the oldest cities in the country and the most important urban center in northern Republika Srpska. The area had been inhabited ever since the early Stone Age, and the Roman Empire had an army camp and a settlement in the vicinity of the town dating from the first century AD. Doboj Fortress, a magnificent object, was considered to be a royal property, now with Gothic structure, served as the focal point guarding the entry into Bosnia proper as it overlooks Doboj valley.
July 22, 2020 New destination added: Ozora, Hungary. Ozora is a village in Tolna, Hungary, not far from famous lake Balaton. It has been notable since the Middle Ages, when Pipo of Ozora built a outstanding renaissance castle at this site by permission of Sigismund of Hungary in 1416.
July 6, 2020 New destination added: 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.
The latest updates on our site
December 3, 2020 We have polished the description of the small group tour: Adriatic Grand tour 29 days from Budapest to Athens. Small group tour in minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Visit the most interesting places in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece. Adriatic Grand tour 29 days from Budapest to Athens. Visit the most interesting places in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece.
December 1, 2020 We have polished the description of 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.
November 19, 2020 We have polished the description of place Omiš (Omis), Croatia. Omiš is small town and port surrounded with massive gorges, located where the Cetina River meets the Adriatic Sea. Omiš is best known for the traditional Summer Festival and, in the past Omiš was notorious because of the pirates of Omiš whose ships were symbols of courage and strength.
November 17, 2020 We recently updated information of the small group tour: Discover Greece in 7 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. Monterrasol Travel tour with small group minivan. Visit the most important Greece mainland UNESCO sites. Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta museum, refresh in Mesolongi beach, take image of Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and swim down on the beach, visit UNESCO sites Delphi and Hosios Loukas monastery, walk in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on Meteora monasteries and return back via Ioannina with ancient castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List sites.
November 16, 2020 We have updated details of the small group tour: All seasons 17 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy places tour from Tuzla. Small group tour with minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Explore Medieval land of Bosnia by off the beaten path travel. All seasons 17 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Tuzla. Visit Bosnia-Herzegovina 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 visit medieval old town Jajce and its fortress, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO site) and stay on famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, Maglaj, Doboj and Tesanj, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk in streets of fortified town Pocitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina nature all days. And of course walk streets of multicultural Sarajevo.
November 12, 2020 We have polished the description of the small group tour: Golden Ring Russia small tour 5 days from Moscow. Small group car tour by Monterrasol Travel. Visit 6 historical russian towns from famous Golden Ring. This tour cover 6 historical towns of famous the Golden Ring, a cluster of ancient towns. All visited towns have rich history, beautiful churches and cathedrals, and full of spirit real russian soul.
November 12, 2020 We make better the description of the small group tour: Golden Ring Russia micro tour 2 days from Moscow. Monterrasol Travel small group car tour. Visit 2 historical russian towns from famous Golden Ring. This discovery tour cover 2 historical towns of famous the Golden Ring, a cluster of ancient russian towns. We will visit 2 closest to Moscow towns, Vladimir and Sergiev Posad. Both towns have impressive rich history, beautiful churches and cathedrals, and full of spirit real russian soul.
November 9, 2020 We have enhanced the description of 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.
November 4, 2020 We recently updated information of the place Vjetrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vjetrenica (the wind cave) is the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one of the most important caves in the Dinaric Alps mountain range, which is famous worldwide for its karstic and speleological richness. It is a real treasure in biodiversity. Also, it is the home to the famous olm (cave aquatic salamander) and houses beautiful cave formations as well.
November 4, 2020 We added few more details in description of the place Korčula (Korcula), Croatia. This Dalmatian island is one of the larger in the archipelago, and hosts several coastal and inland towns. Korcula is an excellent place to discover some of the most scenic beaches in Croatia. Korcula Old Town is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island of Korcula, in Croatia, in the Adriatic.
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