Monterrasol Travel: all seasons multi-day small group car tours
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What you can do now with us
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
October 10, 2021 We have added a new tour, a small group tour: All seasons 11 days Croatia and Bosnia UNESCO sites tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Monterrasol Travel small group car tour. The most important UNESCO towns of Dalmatian coast and Bosnia. We invite you to take with us an all seasons tour covers the most important UNESCO towns of Dalmatian coast and Bosnia. Visit with us 2 countries, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, to see Venetian towns with amazing architecture, medieval fortresses and stunning scenic roads. On the way from Zagreb down to coast we will visit Dubovac fortress. We will stay in town Rijeka, where we will see a local museum and 2 fortresses. Coming down along the coastal line, we will see town 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 and two fortresses. Close to Sibenik is also located coastal St. Nicholas fortress we going to visit and walk around. 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 historical center with beautiful architecture. On the way from Split to Mostar we will see fortress Klis, known by Game of Thrones. In Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) we will explore the historic center and walk over famous Mostar bridge. After Mostar we will see historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520, historic town Pocitelj, served as open-air museum, with narrow streets and old Ottoman fort with great view and after that we will have refreshing walk in Kravica, a green area with cascade of waterfalls. On the way to Trebinje, we will see archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), hilly fortress Stolac with great view, and small Zavala monastery partially located in cave. In Trebinje, we will taste real Herzegovina wine from family running winery in Trebinje, and before arrive to Dubrovnik we will admire famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar where we will taste local wines.
October 4, 2021 We added one more tour, a small group tour: All seasons Balkans road trip 15 days via Croatia Bosnia Montenegro from Zagreb. Monterrasol Travel minivan small group tour. Balkans Adriatic coast discovery tour via 3 countries. We invite you to explore 3 Balkans countries, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro, by all seasons 15 days Balkans road trip, and discover main attractions in each country, passing by beautiful coastal line and scenic roads, see castles and fortresses, admire Venetian and medieval towns, visit monasteries and UNESCO sites. This Balkans road trip waiting you! Generally, in Croatia the tour will visit Rijeka, to see castle, fortress, museums and historical center of this coastal town, and several castles and fortresses near Rijeka. Next important place is Zadar, known for historical center. In Sibenik need to see the cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site) and fortifications from Venetian time. Next important area is Split, together with nearby town Trogir (UNESCO World Heritage site) and famous Klis fortress. We will also visit Omis, small coastal town with interesting architecture, and amazing Dubrovnik, with vast historical center. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will visit Mostar and few places in it's area: dervish monastery Blagaj, natural reserve Kravica with waterfalls, medieval town Pocitelj, pilgrimage center Medjugorje, Ottoman fortress Stolac, have a tour in Vjetrenica cave, visit Zavala and Tvrdos monasteries, and admire calm town Trebinje. In Montenegro, we will see small cure coastal town Perast and its two islets, historical center of Budva, and of course UNESCO World Heritage site Kotor.
September 29, 2021 We created a new tour, a small group tour: Bosnia discovery all seasons 3 days tour from Dubrovnik. Minivan small group tour by Monterrasol Travel. Trebinje, Tvrdos, Blagaj, Mostar, Medjugorje, Kravica, Pocitelj, Mogorjelo. Discover Bosnia-Herzegovina by small all seasons 3 days tour from Dubrovnik. We will visit 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, known for its river with crystal clear water, small old town and beautiful cathedral overlooking the town from a hill. On the second day we will take a road to see Zavala orthodox cave monastery, archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520, and rest of this day we will spend walking historical center of Mostar and Mostar old bridge (UNESCO World Heritage Site). On the third day we will walk in pilgrimage center Medjugorje, walk in natural park with famous Kravica waterfalls cascade, and visit old town Pocitelj to walk by narrow streets and enjoy panoramic view from the Ottoman fort. We will have a dinner in local restaurant and before start our way back to Dubrovnik we will have a walk in rare place, a real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD. We will return back by scenic road along Adriatic sea admire Dubrovnik Riviera. At summer season on the way back we can stop on beautiful beach for refresh.
September 11, 2021 Another one place was added: 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 recently added a new 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 destination: 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.
June 2, 2021 We have found a new destination: Červená Lhota (Cervena Lhota), Czechia. 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 We have added a new place: 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 have found a new destination: 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.
The latest updates on our site
September 26, 2021 We have polished the description for a 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.
September 26, 2021 We have updated details for a 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.
September 26, 2021 We have polished the description for a 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.
September 26, 2021 We have enhanced the description for a small group tour: Balkans castles tour 13 days. Visit 17 castles & fortresses in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia. Monterrasol Travel minivan small group tour. All seasons cultural tour across 3 countries. Balkans castles tour in 13 days. With this tour we going to visit 5 castles located in Hungary, 5 castles located in Croatia, together with historical center of Zagreb, and 3 castles and 4 fortresses in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Most of the sites are national monuments in own countries. Most of them dated back to 15-16 centuries and everyone have rich history.
September 26, 2021 We added more details in description for a small group tour: Bosnia medieval land discovery 17 days all seasons off the beaten path tour. Small group tour in minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Non-touristy medieval towns, castles, monasteries, UNESCO places cultural tour from Sarajevo. We welcome you to discover medieval land of Bosnia-Herzegovina, country in Balkans region of Europe. This cultural all seasons 17 days tour will start in the capital of the country, multicultural city Sarajevo. During this tour we will visit medieval towns, castles and fortresses of kings, ancient monasteries and UNESCO places. This tour should be considered as Balkans cultural tour visited non-touristy places and is great example European off the beaten path travel. During this tour we going to visit these notable places: 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, Tesanj, Velika Kladusa, Travnik, Gradacac and Srebrenik, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, stay silent in Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, refresh in Vjetrenica natural cave, walk 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.
September 2, 2021 We have polished the description of place Dubovac, Croatia. The Dubovac Castle overlooks the Croatian city Karlovac. The oldest part, square tower was built during the 13th century. In the 15th century, the castle was rebuilt in a renaissance style.
August 27, 2021 We have polished the description 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.
July 10, 2021 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.
July 9, 2021 We have updated details of the place Počitelj (Pocitelj), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Počitelj is a small Ottoman-Mediterranean settlement. The village is built along the Neretva river. The walled town of Počitelj evolved in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Architecturally, the stone-constructed parts of the town are a fortified complex, in which two stages of evolution are evident: medieval and Ottoman.
June 16, 2021 We make better the description of the 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.
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