Monterrasol Travel: all seasons multi-day private 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 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.
The latest added tours and places
June 14, 2021 New route added to our catalog, a private tour: All seasons 12 days exploring Croatia + Bosnia tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Monterrasol Travel car private tour. Scenic roads of Dalmatian Rivera and medieval Bosnia. Welcome to the all seasons 12 days exploring tour via Venetian towns of Dalmatian Rivera and fascinating landscapes of medieval land of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Scenic roads will take you through 2 countries, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, on the trip from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. On the way from Zagreb down to coast we will visit Dubovac fortress, and the very 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. We will explore Sibenik, a Venetian town known for famous cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site) and see its historical center. In another one Venetian town, Trogir (UNESCO World Heritage site), we will walk narrow streets of in historical center, beautiful squares and harbor. Next Dalmatian town we going to visit is famous Split, known for its gorgeous Diocletian's Palace and historical center with beautiful architecture. Before we move to Mostar, the first Bosnian town, we will see the Klis fortress, known from Game of Thrones, In Mostar 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 see small Zavala monastery partially located in cave. The day will finish with visit a family running winery in Trebinje to taste real Herzegovina wines. Before we will arrive to Dubrovnik, we will admire famous Tvrdos orthodox monastery with it own wine cellar and have there a wine tasting.
June 7, 2021 We welcome you to a new tour, a private tour: Discover Croatia + Bosnia in 6 days all seasons tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Private minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Dalmatian Riviera, UNESCO Venetian towns, fortresses and scenic roads. This 6 days discovery tour will open for you 2 countries: Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The tour running by scenic roads all seasons from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. On the way from Zagreb down to coast we will visit Dubovac fortress and see Sokolac castle. 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 walk historical center of Zadar and see why it was important Venetian town. In another Venetian town, Sibenik, we will see famous cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site), and walk in historical center of another Venetian town, Trogir (UNESCO World Heritage site). Split, next Dalmatian town we going to visit, is well-known for its ancient center and 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. On the way to Dubrovnik we will visit historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520, and small Zavala monastery partially located in cave.
June 2, 2021 We have added a new place: 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 29, 2021 We have added a new route, a private tour: All seasons best of Bosnia 3 days discovery tour from Korcula. Monterrasol Travel minivan private tour. Mostar, Blagaj, Sarajevo, Kravice waterfalls, Bosnian Pyramid. All seasons 3 days Bosnia-Herzegovina discovery tour from Korcula (pick up and drop off in Orebic): old towns, fortresses, monastery, waterfalls and park with Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun. At first day of this tour we 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). On the next day, on the road to Sarajevo, we will walk over old bridge in Konjic, and rest of the day will walk in multicultural Sarajevo with it famous historical old quarter. Next day morning we will walk in the park where is located Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, and visit related museum. After that we will take road back but on the way will visit wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls.
May 17, 2021 We have added a new place: 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 destination: 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 discovered 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 We discovered a new place: 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 recently added a new place: Szigliget, Hungary. The ruins of the medieval recently restored fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill.
January 7, 2021 We have found a new destination: 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.
The latest updates on our site
June 12, 2021 We have reviewed the details for a private tour: Travel 15 days Adriatic coast of Montenegro and Albania + discover Greece mainland. Monterrasol Travel private tour in minivan. All seasons tour from Tivat to Athens. Let's come together to 15 days all seasons tour 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. We will visit archaeological site Oeniadae (UNESCO Tentative List site), known for its shipyard and small amphitheater. On the way to Nafpaktos we need to see a Messolonghi lagoon, unique biodiversity area. In Nafpaktos, we will walk inside a fortress, and will see why in the port there is the statue of Cervantes. Next place we will see if famous Delphi (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the place of Delphian Oracle, now it's large archaeological site and museum with extended collection. Next, on the way to Athens, we will see hidden in mountains monastery Hosios Loukas (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and walk along of river in historical center of Livadeia. The sane day evening we will arrive to Athens.
June 11, 2021 We have enhanced the description of place 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 11, 2021 We recently updated information of the place Kotor, Montenegro. Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. The fortified city of Kotor is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
June 9, 2021 We have updated details for a private tour: Discover Peloponnese with all seasons 9 days tour from Athens. Monterrasol Travel private tour with minivan. Mycenae, Sparta, Mystras, Olympia, Corinth and others. Discover famous Peloponnese peninsula of Greece with all seasons 9 days tour from Athens. Visit must see attractions: Corinth canal, Mycenae archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage site), famous Sparta, Mistras archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage site), Olimpia (UNESCO World Heritage site). We will pass though fantastic Greece landscapes, walk ancient towns, admire beaches, climb castles and be silent in monasteries.
May 30, 2021 We have reviewed the information 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.
May 30, 2021 We have improved the description 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.
May 30, 2021 We have reviewed the information of 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.
May 23, 2021 We have reviewed the details for a private tour: All seasons 5 days discovery Bosnia tour from Korcula. Monterrasol Travel private tour in minivan. Mostar, Pocitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Trebinje and more. All seasons 5 days discovery Bosnia-Herzegovina tour from Korcula (pick up and drop off in Orebic): Mostar (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Pocitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Trebinje and more. With this tour you will visit Christian cave monastery Zavala, take panoramic images from hilly fortress Stolac, visit Blagaj dervish monastery, walk in UNESCO town Mostar and his old bridge, visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, walk and watch wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls, climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj, visit multicultural Sarajevo with his old market, enjoy famous Herzegovina vine in Trebinje, admire Christian monastery Tvrdos and walk inside unique Vjetrenica cave.
May 22, 2021 We added more details in description for a private tour: Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 19 days from Athens. Monterrasol Travel private tour in minivan. Visit most of Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places. This off-season tour will allow you to visit not only some of Greece's eighteen UNESCO World Heritage sites but also some of the country's fourteen sites in the UNESCO tentative list, together with other top destinations across this beautiful Mediterranean land. Come and visit this stunning country in the off-peak months! You will quickly understand why Greece is much more than just a perfect summer destination. Greece is a truly year-round destination! It boasts plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Greece is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.
May 8, 2021 We added few more details in description for a private tour: Explore Croatia UNESCO sites + meet Bosnia medieval land in 16 days tour. Monterrasol Travel minivan private 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.
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