Monterrasol Travel: all seasons multi-day private 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 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.
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
January 13, 2021 New tour added: Explore Croatia Bosnia Montenegro Albania Macedonia Greece by cultural tour 26 days. Monterrasol Travel minivan private tour. Balkans roadtrip from Zagreb to Athens via UNESCO sites, medieval towns, fortresses, monasteries. With this extended 26 days Balkans cultural tour you will explore 6 countries: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Greece. We will pass by Adriatic coast and Dalmatian Riviera of Croatia, wonderful hilly nature of Bosnia-Herzegovina, coastal medieval towns of Montenegro, unexpected panoramas and castles of Albania, meet truly roman sites of Macedonia and rich historic places of Greece. We will visit medieval and venetian towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; will see famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Greece; ancient roman theaters in Macedonia and Greece; fortified towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; archaeological places in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Greece; medieval fortresses of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro; UNESCO sites in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Greece.
January 7, 2021 New destination added: 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 29, 2020 New tour added: Discover Bosnia Montenegro Macedonia in 14 days tour. Private tour with minivan by Monterrasol Travel. Balkans roadtrip from Sarajevo to Thessaloniki via UNESCO sites, old towns, monasteries and fortresses. Balkans discovery 14 days tour will open for you 3 countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia. Together with mentioned countries, you will also briefly meet Albania and will able to enjoy great time in beautiful coastal city Thessaloniki in Greece. With this tour we will pass over wonderful hilly Bosnia-Herzegovina, coastal venetian towns of Montenegro, unexpected panoramas of Albania, and visit roman sites of Macedonia. In all 3 countries we will visit most of must-see places. We will walk venetian towns in Montenegro; medieval towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; will see famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; ancient roman settlement in Macedonia; fortified towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; archaeological places in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia; medieval fortresses of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; UNESCO sites in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro.
December 16, 2020 New destination 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 New destination 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.
December 6, 2020 New tour added: Belarus. Discover in 15 days mix of soviet era and modern country. Monterrasol Travel minivan private tour. Medieval castles, UNESCO sites and churches, WWII fortress. This all seasons tour will bring you to last country where elements of soviet era are still alive. Welcome to Belarus, where huge auto plant Belaz make 450 tons trucks, where exist great preserved medieval UNESCO World Heritage castles, meet rare UNESCO fortified church, see how Russian soldiers fight against nazi in surrounded fortress. Together with that, we will walk in large ethnic complex shown how was the life of locals century ago; we will visit so called Stalin line of defense with huge collection of war and after-war army and aviation vehicles; we will meet trains from begin of the era of stem locomotives, and understand what is the forest where now still living the European bison, also known as zubr.
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.
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.
The latest updates on our site
January 9, 2021 We recently updated information of the private tour: Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 29 days from Athens. Monterrasol Travel minivan private tour. Visit most 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.
January 9, 2021 We have enhanced the description of place Koroni, Greece. The picturesque and colorful seaside town of Koroni, founded in ancient times and with insular atmosphere, is located on a hill below a Venetian castle that reaches to the edge of the gulf.
January 8, 2021 We recently updated information of the private tour: All season 2 days Bosnia discovery tour from Dubrovnik. Private minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Discover Bosnia and Dubrovnik Riviera. Trebinje, Tvrdos monastery, cave. Discover in short all season 2 days tour Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dubrovnik Riviera. Visit Trebinje, known for its old town and beautiful cathedral. Close to Trebinje is located old orthodox monastery Tvrdos which we will visit also. On next day visit Vjetrenica cave and Zavala monastery. Return back by scenic road along Adriatic sea. At summer season on way back stop on beautiful beach for refresh.
January 6, 2021 We have reviewed the information of place Dubrovnik, Croatia. A stunning UNESCO walled old city with a splendid medieval architecture located on the Adriatic Coastline. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. The HBO series Game of Thrones, parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Robin Hood (2018) used Dubrovnik as a filming location.
January 6, 2021 We have reviewed the information of place 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).
January 6, 2021 We have improved the description of place Mystras, Greece. Mystras is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Mystras is situated on the slopes of Taygetos Mountain, near Sparta. Mystras served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
January 6, 2021 We make better the description of the place Methoni, Greece. This lovely coastal town is a real gem not only because its ancient history and fine golden sandy beaches but also because it houses an impressive medieval castle.
January 6, 2021 We recently updated information of the private tour: Explore Croatia Bosnia Montenegro Albania Greece by cultural tour 21 days. Monterrasol Travel private 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 21 days cultural tour from Zagreb to Athens. Discover Adriatic coast of Croatia; venetian towns of Dalmatian rivier; 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.
December 25, 2020 We have updated details of the private tour: In-depth cultural panoramic 24 days tour from Dubrovnik to Athens. Private tour with minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Explore Bosnia and Greece, discover Montenegro, meet Albania. This extended 24 days cultural and panoramic tour from Dubrovnik to Athens will allow you to explore amazing South Balkans countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, and of course beautiful Greece. We will pass through medieval fortified towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Greece, old venetian coastal towns in Montenegro, Albania and Greece, old castles and fortresses om each country, Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Greece, famous archaeological sites in Greece, and amazing Balkans coastal line with beaches and crystal clear sea. Each country we going to visit will show must-see attraction; many sites we going to will visit are UNESCO Heritage sites. At season time we will stop on beaches to take a rest, to refresh and enjoy the unbelievable clear water.
December 25, 2020 We have polished the description of the private tour: Amazing south Balkans 18 days tour from Dubrovnik to Athens. Private minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece mainland. This 18 days tour will allow you to meet amazing south Balkans countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, and of course beautiful Greece. We will pass through medieval fortified towns, old venetian coastal towns, old castles and fortresses, Orthodox monasteries, archaeological sites, and amazing Balkans coastal line. Each country we going to visit will show must-see attraction; many sites we going to will visit are UNESCO Heritage sites. At season time we will stop on beaches to take a rest, to refresh and enjoy the crystal clear water.
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