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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
July 31, 2021 We discovered a new route, a small group tour: Exploring Montenegro Albania Greece in 15 days tour from Tivat. Monterrasol Travel tour use small group minivan. All seasons Southern Balkans tour with UNESCO sites, fortresses, monasteries. Come with us to 15 days all seasons tour over Southern Balkans, to explore 3 countries: Montenegro, Albania, Greece. In Montenegro, we will visit town Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. In coastal town Budva we will walk its narrow streets of historical center and surrounding walls. We also will visit Old Bar, the settlement known from Byzantine Empire ages. On the way to Albania we will visit cave monastery Dajbabe with unique frescoes. In Albania, we need to see historical center of town Krije and its museum, admire ancient theater in Durres, wonder on beautiful sea on Divjaka beach, and come to sleep in town Berat (UNESCO World Heritage Site), called as town of thousand windows. After Berat, we will visit archaeological site Apollonia (UNESCO Tentative List site), and come to see historical center of town Gjirokaster (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Here in Gjirokaster we will walk in Ottoman fortress and see local museum. In Greece, we will stay in mainland, and see fortress of Ioannina, together with historical town and Silversmithing museum. We will admire huge amphitheater at Dodoni archaeological site (UNESCO Tentative List site), and cute small coastal town Parga with small fortress and gorgeous beach. Next day we will visit Nekromanteio Acheron, a Greek temple of necromancy, walk over famous bridge in Arta and see local museum. Bext, we will visit archaeological site Oeniadae (UNESCO Tentative List site) with amphitheater and old shipyard, see Messolonghi lagoon, and come to coastal town Nafpaktos with beautiful long sandy beach. Here in Nafpaktos we will see a fortress, walk historical center, and enjoy sandy beach. At next day we will see Rio fortress, and visit Patras museum, 2nd by importance museum in Greece after Athens museum. In Patras we need to see local fortress, rich museum (second after Athens museum), huge cathedral, and spend evening in local winery. On the way toward to Athens, we will see Ancient Corinth archaeological site, admire famous landmark Corinth canal, and see rchaeological site Mycenae (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
July 26, 2021 We have added a new tour, a small group tour: All seasons Montenegro+Bosnia discovery 2 days micro tour from Tivat. Small group tour in minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Visit Kotor, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdos, Vjetrenica, Zavala. Come with us to all seasons Montenegro + Bosnia discovery 2 days micro tour from Tivat, to see there two Balkans countries. In Montenegro, we will see Venetian town Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site) and climb to its fortress; walk in small coastal town Perast, admire its architecture, and come by boat to a nearby tiny island with small monastery. At evening, we will arrive to Trebinje, where the same evening will come to taste local wines in the best Herzegovina winery. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, after one night in Trebinje, we will see the town's panorama from the hill with beautiful church, see old orthodox monastery Tvrdos with own wine cellars where we will taste local wines; explore natural cave Vjetrenica (UNESCO Tentative List site) and see nearby located monastery Zavala, partially located in cave.
July 26, 2021 Our tours catalog have one more tour, a small group tour: Montenegro+Bosnia all seasons discovery 3 days mini tour from Tivat. Small group tour in minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Visit Kotor, Budva, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdos, Vjetrenica. Come with us to all seasons discovery Montenegro + Bosnia 3 days mini tour from Tivat, and get to know there 2 Balkans countries full of history. In Montenegro, we will see coastal town Budva, and walk its historical center; will see Venetian town Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site) and climb to its fortress; walk in small coastal town Perast, admire its architecture, and come by boat to a nearby tiny island with small monastery. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will visit calm town Trebinje, see the town's panorama from the hill with beautiful church, taste local wines in the best Herzegovina winery, see old orthodox monastery Tvrdos with own wine cellars where we will taste local wines; explore natural cave Vjetrenica (UNESCO Tentative List site) and see nearby located monastery Zavala, partially located in cave.
June 27, 2021 Another one destination was added: 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 discovered 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 New destination added to our catalog: 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 Another one destination was 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 Another one destination was 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 We added one more place: Szigliget, Hungary. The ruins of the medieval recently restored fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill.
The latest updates on our site
July 29, 2021 We have enhanced the description for a small group tour: All seasons 2 days Bosnia discovery tour from Dubrovnik. Small group tour with minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Trebinje, Tvrdos monastery, Blagaj, Mostar. Discover in short all seasons 2 days tour Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dubrovnik Riviera. 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 next 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). 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.
July 23, 2021 We have enhanced the description for a small group tour: All seasons Bosnia 3 days mini tour from Makarska. Monterrasol Travel tour in small group minivan. Kravice waterfalls, Mostar, Blagaj, Pocitelj, Vjetrenica cave, Tvrdos, Trebinje. Welcome to discover Bosnia-Herzegovina with all seasons 3 days mini tour from Makarska, to see old towns, fortresses, monasteries, waterfalls, cave and taste famous Herzegovina wine. 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 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.
July 21, 2021 We have enhanced the description for a small group tour: Explore Croatia Bosnia Montenegro Albania Greece by cultural tour 32 days. Monterrasol Travel small group minivan tour. Balkans roadtrip from Zagreb to Athens. Old towns, fortresses, monasteries, UNESCO sites. Explore 5 Balkans countries Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece in 32 days cultural tour from Zagreb to Athens. Discover Adriatic coast of Croatia; venetian towns of Dalmatian riviera; medieval towns of Montenegro; famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia, Montenegro and Greece; archaeological places in Albania and Greece; medieval fortresses of Croatia, Albania and Greece; UNESCO sites of Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece.
July 15, 2021 We recently updated information for a small group tour: Croatia + Bosnia all seasons discovery 10 days tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Monterrasol Travel small group tour by car. More nature, less cities. Scenic roads of Dalmatian Rivera. This our tour not by the way called More nature less cities. We welcome you to this 10 days discovery tour with emphasis on nature of 2 countries: Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The tour running all seasons through scenic roads from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. On the way from Zagreb down to coast we will visit Dubovac fortress and see Rastoke village with river and waterfalls. 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. From Zadar, we will see museum of Solt in Nin, and explore wonderful landscapes of Pag peninsula. In Sibenik, another Venetian town, we will see famous cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site) and see its historical center. Close to Sibenik is also located coastal St. Nicholas fortress we going to walk around. On the way to Trogir, we will see amazing small coastal town Rogoznica located on former island. In another one Venetian town, Trogir (UNESCO World Heritage site), we will walk in historical center, harbor, and small church on the cliff with astonishing panoramic view. Next Dalmatian town we going to visit is Omis, well known in the past by the Corsairs of Almissa and today for 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. Next what we need to see are few places not so far from 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. After Mostar and on the way to Trebinje, we will see archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), explore in Vjetrenica cave, and see 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, and walk in very special park, an Arboretum, with a lot of unique trees from around the world.
July 11, 2021 We recently updated information for a small group tour: All seasons 6 days Bosnia slow travel discovery tour from Split. Small group tour with minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Visit main attractions in Bosnia and enjoy nature, wine, history. culture, cuisine. All seasons 6 days Bosnia-Herzegovina slow travel discovery tour from Split. We welcome you to visit main attractions of Bosnia-Herzegovina and enjoy its nature, wine, history. culture, cuisine. Come with us to see medieval fortresses Travnik, Vranduk and Stolac, natural reserve Kravica with beautiful waterfalls, fortified town Pocitelj, monasteries Blagaj, Tvrdos and Zavala, pilgrimage center Medjugorje, multicultural Sarajevo, archaeological sites Radimlja, Mogorjelo, Vjetrenica cave, famous Mostar with old bridge (UNESCO World Heritage Site), beautiful Trebinje with crystal clear river and hilly church, and enjoy the beauty of nature all the way passing by scenic roads.
July 10, 2021 We have updated details 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 enhanced the description of 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 have reviewed the information 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 make better the 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 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.
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