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Monterrasol Travel: multiday private car tours

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Welcome to the world of private car tours! We are delighted to see you here on our site! Please feel free to explore it, and we always happy to hear from you.

We invite you to your new journey!




Monterrasol Travel statement about the coronavirus situation

We, Monterrasol Travel, would like to clarify our position regarding the services we provide in the light of the coronavirus crisis.

1. All our travel activities temporarily stopped following the World Health Organization (WHO) advices, due to the unability to cross the borders and being in quarantine if the border crossing happens. We closely monitors the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on travelers and the travel industry from trusted sources. We are concerned about your safety and health. It is important to stay home right now and follow the recommendations from the WHO and our governments.

2. By experts understanding and authorities expectations the coronavirus will be finally contained since the situation evolves rapidly and the current severe global restrictions will be finished at some point. Of course, no one knows for sure how long this will take. However, when the situation change, it gets better and travel is safe again, we will restore our services.

3. Based on strong and positive believes that the coronavirus pandemic will be over, we welcome everybody who wants to think forward and do some travel planning. There is a lot of free time while staying home these days. Use some of that leisure time for research, plan and tune the trip of your dreams.

4. We are available (online only) for any kind of assistance you might need to help you make informed decisions about your next travel plans and design your future trip. Please do not hesitate to contact us, and share what kind of trip you would like to have, which places you would like to visit, how many days, etc. We can create together the tour with customised itinerary that fit exactly your needs and wishes.

You do not need to pay us any fee for developing your itinerary. Also, you do not need to pay any money now for your future tour. There is no prepayments. At all. The payments will be only when the right time will come. We are looking forward to hear from you.

You can count on us when making travel decisions!

One more thing...
Tourism has stopped around the world, prime destinations such as UNESCO World Heritages sites and world-class museums were forced to close. Everyone is forced into lockdown and self-isolation. Certainly, these are hard times that we are in, but you can still feed your travel inspiration and keep positive. Follow us on our social networks!

Last but not least, we would like to ask you to do your best to protect yourself and your loved ones against infection. Stay safe at home. Stay optimistic. Keep informed. Take care. Travel later.


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 private 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.

Under term custom tour we at Monterrasol Travel understand an independent travel plan designed and arranged just for you. Custom tours from us are always include private airport and hotel transfers; hotels; transfers during the tour by car, trains, cruises; events and activities; and visits any place and in any style that you want to travel.

Monterrasol Travel private tours are fully escorted tour packages, which means in each tour you will have your own tour leader and your own driver that use a private, only for you or your party, a car, as a rule a passenger van. Both, tour leader and driver, are at your service during time of the trip. The meaning of private tour also mean, you will not be mixed with any other travellers in car.


Just one from places we love

Mostar

The beautiful and historical city of Mostar, located only 60 km away from the Adriatic Sea, is the cultural, political and financial centre of Herzegovina. Its diversity and architecture make it truly special. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.

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One from trips our clients decided

Split > Jablanica > Sarajevo > Mostar > Počitelj > Zavala Monastery > Tvrdoš Monastery > Split

The tour will start and finish in Split (Croatia) and will take 3 days. During this tour you will visit Jablanica, Sarajevo, Mostar, Počitelj, Zavala Monastery, Tvrdoš Monastery located in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Our service through the eyes of our passengers

Erika and Daniel, Czech republic

We had a very nice trip! We love freedom and flexibility we had, good communication, safety, and easy going with everything. Definitely recommend it!

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The latest added tours and places

August 8, 2020 New tour added: All seasons 8 days Bosnia discovery tour from Sarajevo. Monterrasol Travel private 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 site) and walk over famous Mostar bridge, will walk in medieval fortresses Vranduk, walk in streets of fortified town Počitelj, get to know why Radimlja is UNESCO world heritage site, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, visit calm sunny town Trebinje, silent Tvrdos monastery and Zavala monastery, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty nature all days.

July 31, 2020 New tour added: All seasons 12 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy tour from Mostar. Monterrasol Travel private tour by car. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia. All seasons 12 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 visit medieval old town Jajce and it's 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 Počitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls, visit historical multicultural Sarajevo, and pass the beauty nature all days.

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 14, 2020 New tour added: Central Greece off-season 24 days tour from Athens. Private tour in minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Visit non-touristy and UNESCO and tentative list sites of Greece mainland. This off-season 24 days tour is interesting for people who would like to touch the history of Greece through visit few UNESCO Word Heritage sites, few UNESCO tentative list sites, and some of non-touristy places, all located in Central Greece. With this tour you will walk ancient historical places where are roots of the culture of our civilization. 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 Central Greece UNESCO places in one tour.

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.

June 24, 2020 New destination added: Radimlja, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Radimlja is a main UNESCO World Heritage Site where is possible to see so called Stecci, a monumental medieval tombstones. Radimlja necropolis located near town Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is one of the most valuable monuments of the medieval period in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

June 22, 2020 New destination added: 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 5, 2020 New destination added: Reszel, Poland. Reszel is a small medieval town situated in the historical Warmia region, in northeastern Poland. The town Reszel is known for the gothic castle dating back to the 14th century, the main square and the historical center surrounded by brick defense walls.

May 21, 2020 New destination added: Banská Štiavnica (Banska Stiavnica), Slovakia. Banská Štiavnica is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. For its size, the caldera is known as the Štiavnica Mountains. Banská Štiavnica is a completely preserved medieval town. Because of their historical value, the town and its surroundings were proclaimed by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993.

May 21, 2020 New destination added: Spiš (Spis), Slovakia. The ruins of Spiš Castle in eastern Slovakia form one of the largest castle sites in Central Europe. The castle is situated above the town of Spišské Podhradie and the village of Žehra, in the region known as Spiš. It was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1993 (together with the adjacent locations of Spišská Kapitula, Spišské Podhradie and Žehra). This is one of the biggest European castles by area (41 426 m2).


The latest updates on our site

August 2, 2020 We have improved the description of the private tour: All seasons 11 days Bosnia discovery non-touristy tour from Sarajevo. Monterrasol Travel private tour by car. Off the beaten path travel to Medieval land of Bosnia. All seasons 11 days discovery tour over Bosnia-Herzegovina from Sarajevo. 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 visit medieval old town Jajce and it's 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 Počitelj, enjoy Stolac hilly fortress, wonder on beauty of Kravica waterfalls and pass the beauty nature all days.

August 1, 2020 We make better the description of the private tour: Out of season 11 days panoramic tour from Tivat to discover Bosnia and Montenegro. Monterrasol Travel private car tour. Explore the best in Bosnia and Montenegro. During this out of season 11 days tour we going to explore 2 countries, Montenegro and Bosnia&Herzegovina. This tour is panoramic, to explore the most important places and towns of both countries. We will pick you up in Tivat, small town with airport in Montenegro. Within this tour we will visit UNESCO town Kotor, cute coastal village Perast, meet Trebinje, the southernmost town of Bosnia&Herzegovina, visit old monastery Tvrdoš; on the way to historic town Mostar we will travel through and see fortress Stolac, dervish monastery Blagaj, and another one old monastery built in partially in cave; we will visit natural beauty Kravica waterfalls, fortified town Pocitelj built in 13th century; we will visit 4 medieval fortresses: Jajce, Tešanj, Doboj and Maglaj, and each one played important rolee in the history of Bosnia&Herzegovina; we will walk in the capital of Bosnia&Herzegovina, multicultural city Sarajevo; on the territory of Montenegro we will visit famous Ostrog monastery built in along the vertical cliff, and another one old small monastery with unusual frescoes located in cave; we will walk in streets of ancient town Old Bar, and before we finish our tour in Tivat, we will meet coastal town Budva, full of many narrow streets surrounded by stone walls.

August 1, 2020 We added more details in description of the private tour: Greece cultural tour 12 days from Athens. Monterrasol Travel private minivan tour. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places. This off-season balanced tour is aimed for people who interesting in the history of Greece, to walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. During this tour we will visit 6 places that are on the list of UNESCO. Many other we going to visit 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.

July 31, 2020 We make better the description of the private tour: Small 9 days discovery tour of Central Greece from Athens. Private tour with minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Explore main touristy attractions of Central Greece. Come to explore main touristy attractions of Central Greece with this 9 days discovery tour from Athens. We will visit UNESCO Word Heritage sites and UNESCO tentative list sites, old monasteries, medieval fortresses, ancient theaters and archaeological sites. We will walk the places truly called as roots of the culture of our civilization.

July 31, 2020 We added few more details in description of the place Trikala, Greece. Trikala is a city with a rich history and a gateway into the mountainous region of northwestern Greece.

July 31, 2020 We have reviewed the information of place Larissa, Greece. Larissa, surrounded by lush valleys and some of the most imposing mountains in Greece, is in close proximity of many interesting destinations in the region (Mount Olympus, Mount Kissavos, Meteora, Lake Plastira, Pilio, among others) suitable for daily trips.

July 31, 2020 We make better the description of the place Volos, Greece. Volos, one of the cities that never ceases to amaze! It is not only conveniently located for exploring Mount Pelion (the Centaurs mountain) and the Sporades Islands, but it is also a renowned gastronomic attraction in Greece.

July 31, 2020 We have polished the description of place Arachova, Greece. While Greece is known as a beach holiday destination, few know that it's also perfect for a green holiday. The lovely Arachova is a great destination! You will quickly see why Greece is much more than just a summer destination.

July 23, 2020 We have polished the description of the private tour: Czech castles and fortresses 22 days tour from Vienna. Private minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Visit famous castles, medieval towns and UNESCO sites in Czech Republic. This all-season 22 days tour is focused on preserved medieval castles and fortresses located in Czech Republic. We will also visit few places from UNESCO World Heritage list. The tour started in Vienna, Austria, as the closest city with large international airport to the Southern Morava area of Czech Republic, from where we will start to visit famous Czech castles. With this tour we going to see 30 well preserved castles in south, central and west areas of Czechia and 3 sites from UNESCO World Heritage list.

July 16, 2020 We have enhanced the description of place Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo, nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. It is the capital city, the administrative, political, economic, social, cultural, educational and sport center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is affected by both the continental European climate from the North, and the Mediterranean climate from the South. This historical city is rich in cultural and religious diversity.



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