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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
May 2, 2021 We have created an interesting tour, a small group tour: Cultural + wine tasting 2 days all seasons Bosnia tour from Korcula. Monterrasol Travel tour in small group minivan. Visit Mostar, Medjugorje, Blagaj, Pocitelj, 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, archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), admire dervish monastery in Blagaj, and spend rest of the day walking historical center of Mostar and Mostar old bridge (UNESCO World Heritage Site). On the next day we will take a road to see Medjugorje pilgrimage center, walk in natural park with famous Kravica waterfalls, and visit old town Pocitelj to walk in small streets and enjoy panoramic view from the Ottoman fort. After we will enjoy local food with local wine and return back.
April 26, 2021 Another one tour was added, a small group tour: All seasons best of Bosnia 3 days discovery tour from Korcula. Monterrasol Travel tour with small group minivan. Mostar, Pocitelj, Stolac, Tvrdos, Trebinje, Kravice waterfalls. All seasons 3 days Bosnia-Herzegovina discovery tour from Korcula (pick up and drop off in Orebic): old towns, fortresses, monasteries, natural cave. We will visit Vjetrenica cave (currently in UNESCO Tentative list), admire old Christian cave monastery in Zavala, see 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, on the road to Mostar, we well see hilly fortress Stolac with great panoramic view, archaeological site Radimlja with carved gravestones (UNESCO World Heritage Site), see in Blagaj dervish monastery, and rest of the day walk over old town Mostar (historical center with Mostar bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Next day will bring to pilgrimage center Medjugorje, after we will walk in wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls, and after that climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj. After that we will take road through the beautiful hilly landscape to return back.
April 18, 2021 Another one route was added, a small group tour: Explore Croatia UNESCO sites + meet Bosnia medieval land in 16 days tour. Monterrasol Travel minivan small group tour. Balkans roadtrip from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. We invite you to visit with us the most important UNESCO towns of Dalmatian coast and Bosnia. with our an all seasons 16 days tour we going to see 2 countries, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, to walks Venetian towns and medieval fortresses, take stunning scenic roads and admire architecture, nature and landscapes. On the way from Zagreb down to coast we will visit Dubovac fortress. We will stay in town Rjeka, where we will see a local museum and 2 fortresses. On the way to Pula, we will see small town Labin with cute historic center and amazing view from hilltop. In Pula, the largest town of Croatian Istria, known for its multitude of ancient Roman buildings, we need to see the most famous one, the Pula Arena, one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters. In Pula, we will see the historic center with fortress and few churches. Before we will arrive to the the neighbor of Pula, the town Rovinj, we will see very good preserved castle Morosini and walk in Medieval Theme Park located nearby. In Rovinj, officially bilingual town with Italian and Croatian languages, we will walk over historic center to see the Basilica of St. Euphemia. On the way to Dalmatia region, we will see town Senj, where need to see 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 (UNESCO World Heritage site) 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. 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.
March 28, 2021 Another one destination was added: 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 added 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.
January 30, 2021 New destination added to our catalog: 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 have found a new place: Szigliget, Hungary. The ruins of the medieval recently restored fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill.
January 7, 2021 We added one more 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.
December 16, 2020 Another one destination was added: Bory, Hungary. One of two self-built castles in Hungary (the other is the much more ramshackle Tarodi Var), The Bory Castle In Szekesfehervar was the work of Hungarian sculptor and architect Jeno Bory. Bory built the castle between 1923 and 1959 with the help of several of his students.
December 11, 2020 Another one destination was added: Siklós (Siklos), Hungary. The castle of Siklós, which guards the southern border of Hungary, was the residence of the most important noble families in medieval Hungary. The first record related to the castle of Siklós is in a certificate dated back to 1294. Perched on a hillside, the impressive structure of this castle dominates the southernmost town of Hungary, the town Siklós.
The latest updates on our site
May 10, 2021 We have reviewed the information of place Šibenik (Sibenik), Croatia. Sibenik, known in Italy as Sebenico, is a historic city in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia, where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Sibenik has four fortresses and historic center with the Cathedral of St James. The Cathedral and St. Nicholas fortress are included in UNESCO's World Heritage Site list. Roughly 18 kilometres north of the city is the Krka National Park, similar to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, known for its many waterfalls, flora, fauna, and historical and archaeological remains. The Kornati archipelago, west of Sibenik, consists of 150 islands in a sea area of about 320 km2, making it the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
May 10, 2021 We make better the description of the place Zadar, Croatia. Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city, it is situated on the Adriatic Sea, and serves as the seat of Zadar County and of the wider northern Dalmatian region. Zadar is the second-largest city of the region of Dalmatia and the fifth-largest city in the country. Zadar gained its urban structure in Roman times; during the time of Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus, the town was fortified and the city walls with towers and gates were built. Now, the fortified city of Zadar is on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list as part of Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar in 2017.
May 4, 2021 We recently updated information for a small group tour: All seasons central Greece discovery 10 days small tour from Athens. Small group tour with minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Main attractions of Central Greece. Come to explore central region of Greece mainland with our all seasons 10 days tour from Athens. We going to see main attraction of Greece mainland: UNESCO archaeological sites, ancient castles, orthodox monasteries, and amazing coastal line with beaches. All the places we going to visit with this tour has a rich history. Walk with us archaeological site Delphi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its rich museum, Nafpaktos hilly fortress, old bridge and museum in Arta, Dodoni archaeological site famous for huge amphitheater, Meteora complex of monasteries (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Thermopylae, the place of forever glory of Sparta, and few other places.
May 3, 2021 We have improved the description for a small group tour: Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 17 days from Athens. Monterrasol Travel minivan small group tour. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places. This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.
May 3, 2021 We added few more details in description for a small group tour: Explore Greece central region main attractions with 14 days tour from Athens. Small group car tour by Monterrasol Travel. Epidaurus, Sparta, Messene, Olympia, Delphi and other famous places. We welcome you to explore central region of Greece mainland with our off-season 14 days tour from Athens. We going to see main attraction of Greece mainland: UNESCO archaeological sites, ancient castles, orthodox monasteries, and amazing coastal line with beaches. Archaeological sites we will visit with this tour: Epidaurus (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Mycenae (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tiryns (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Sparta, Mistras (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Messene, Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Delphi (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Together with that we will see famous museums in Epidaurus, Delphi, Patras, Olympia. We will see also monastery Hosios Loukas (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The fortresses and castles we will walk are: Nafplio, Palamidi, Rio, Patras, Nafpaktos.
May 1, 2021 We have reviewed the details for a small group tour: All seasons 2 days micro tour from Dubrovnik to visit Montenegro and Bosnia. Small group minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Kotor, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdos, Vjetrenica, Zavala. Welcome to visit with us 2 countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro with 2 days all seasons discovery tour from Dubrovnik. The main attraction in Montenegro will be old venetian town Kotor (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and small picturesque 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.
April 29, 2021 We have polished the description for a small group tour: All seasons 8 days tour from Dubrovnik to visit Montenegro and explore Bosnia. Monterrasol Travel small group tour in minivan. Visit fortresses, monasteries, old towns. This all seasons 8 days discovery tour from Dubrovnik will come across 2 countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. The attractions in Montenegro will be old Venetian town Kotor (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), coastal town Budva, ancient settlement Old Bar, and cave monastery Dajbabe. Tohether with that, we will spend an evenings in Podgorica and coastal town Bar. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will visit Trebinje, known for its old town and beautiful cathedral, and near by orthodox monastery Tvrdos famous for its wine cellars. On the way to Mostar we will see Vjetrenica cave and Zavala cave monastery, see Blagaj dervish monastery, and spend rest of this day in Mostar (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In the area of Mostar we will visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, natural park Kravica with waterfalls, and medieval old town Pocitelj. On the way back to Dubrovnik we will see archaeological site Radimlja (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and hilly fortress Stolac.
April 8, 2021 We have enhanced the description of place Srebrenik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Srebrenik fortress is located near the town of Srebrenik, on the territory of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Currently, Srebrenik fortress is country's best-preserved medieval castle. Earliest records date back to 1333.
April 8, 2021 We have enhanced the description of place Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A medieval fortified old town of Jajce, one of the best preserved fortified capitals of the Bosnian Kingdom.
March 18, 2021 We have enhanced the description of place 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.
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