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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
September 11, 2021 We added one more place: Perast, Montenegro. Perast is a small picturesque town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It is situated a few kilometers from Kotor and is noted for its coast and proximity to two islets, islet of St. George and islet Our Lady of the Rocks.
September 6, 2021 We have found a new destination: Malbork, Poland. Malbork is a town in northern Poland, within the historical region of Pomerelia. The town was built in Prussia around the castle Ordensburg Marienburg, which was founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights. Both the castle and the town (named Marienburg in German and Malborg or Malbork in Polish) were named for their patron saint, the Virgin Mary.
September 1, 2021 We have added a new route, a private tour: Mediterranian explorer: Montenegro Albania Greece in 25 days tour from Tivat. Private tour in minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Southern Balkans all seasons grand 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 need to see a fortress and walk historical center. In Patras we need to see local fortress, rich museum (second after Athens museum), huge cathedral, and spend evening in local winery. Next important location is large archaeological site Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), with several museums on site. Next day, we will walk in archaeological site Messene (UNESCO Tentative List site), and move to coastal town Kalamata, to visit its cathedral and historical center. After Kalamata we will move to Sparta, to see archaeological site, king Leonidas monument, and visit local Olive oil museum. Our way to Nafplio will be by mountain roads, we will see mountain town Kosmas and visit hidden in mountains Elonis monastery. We will take a lunch in coastal town Plaka, before arrival to Nafplio. In Nafplio (UNESCO Tentative List site), we will see historical center, fortress, and small sea fortress. In the area of Nafplio, we need to see archaeological site Argos, archaeological site Tiryns (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and huge archaeological site Mycenae (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with its museum. After Nafplio we need to see archaeological site Epidaurus (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its museum, and take a rest in coastal town Loutraki. On the way to Athens we will walk in Ancient Corinth archaeological site, admire famous Corinth Canal, and finally arrive to Athens.
August 26, 2021 We added one more tour, a private tour: One day tour from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo via Tvrdos, Vjetrenica cave, and UNESCO Mostar. Monterrasol Travel private car tour. See also Zavala monastery and Konjic bridge. Come with us to see few attractions of Bosnia-Herzegovina on one day trip from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo. We going to see Tvrdos monastery and taste great white, red, and rose wines of its cellar. Next, we will see Vjetrenica cave (UNESCO Tentative List site) with unique animal called human fish and Zavala Orthodox monastery partially located in cave. After we will take a scenic road to see famous Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site), walk its historical center and admire Mostar Old Bridge. On the way to Sarajevo, we will have a short stop in Konjic, to see and walk over impressive old bridge.
August 26, 2021 We have added a new route, a private tour: One day tour from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo via Tvrdos, Blagaj, and Mostar. Monterrasol Travel tour with private minivan. Enjoy wine tasting in Tvrdos monastery, see Blagaj tekija and walk in UNESCO Mostar. We invite you to one day tour from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo. The tour will pass few attractions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. We going to see Tvrdos monastery and taste great white, red, and rose wines of its cellar. We will have a short stop to see small Orthodox monastery Zavala, partially located in cave. We will see historical town Blagaj (UNESCO Tentative List site), situated at the spring of the Buna river, and visit dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520. From Blagaj we will take a short road to famous Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site), walk in historical center and admire Mostar Old Bridge. On the way to Sarajevo, we will have a short stop in Konjic, to see and walk over impressive old bridge.
June 27, 2021 We discovered an interesting place: 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 recently added 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 We discovered 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 found 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 added one more place: 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.
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September 9, 2021 We have enhanced the 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 Rijeka, 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.
September 2, 2021 We have updated details of the place Dubovac, Croatia. The Dubovac Castle overlooks the Croatian city Karlovac. The oldest part, square tower was built during the 13th century. In the 15th century, the castle was rebuilt in a renaissance style.
August 27, 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.
August 24, 2021 We have improved the description for a private tour: All seasons 4 days Bosnia discovery tour from Makarska. Private tour in minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Pocitelj, Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnian Pyramids, Travnik, Jajce. Come with us to all seasons 4 days discovery tour from Makarska, to see beauty, main attractions and scenic roads of Bosnia-Herzegovina The tour will start with visiting medieval fortified town Pocitelj with narrow streets and amazing view from Ottoman fort, and continue in Mostar, to walk in old town Mostar (historical center with Mostar bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Next day, on the way to Sarajevo, we will see old bridge in Konjic; in Sarajevo (UNESCO Tentative List site) we will walk the streets of historical center and see main attraction of tis multi-cultural city; after the night in Sarajevo, we will understand what the Bosnian Pyramids complex and pass a tunnel with interesting findings, will see medieval fortress Travnik, and at the end of this day arrive to Jajce and see its famous waterfall. After one night in Jajce, we will see Jajce medieval fortress, see Jajce catacombs with underground church, see the exposition of Jajce museum, and on the way back we will pass by scenic road the Ramsko lake, to see Scit Franciscan monastery and nearby located ethnographic museum.
August 18, 2021 We have reviewed the details for a private tour: Day trip from Risan to Vjetrenica cave with wine tasting in Tvrdos monastery. Monterrasol Travel tour use private minivan. See also Zavala monastery and Trebinje. Come with us to see few attractions of Bosnia-Herzegovina on the day trip from Risan or any place around Risan. We going to see Vjetrenica cave (UNESCO Tentative List site) with unique animal called human fish and Zavala Orthodox monastery partially located in cave. After we will take a scenic road to see Tvrdos monastery and taste great white, red, and rose wines of its cellar. From Tvrdos we will take a short road to Trebinje, to see the town and whole valley from the hill with a beautiful church.
August 18, 2021 We added few more details in description for a private tour: Day trip from Risan to Mostar and Blagaj. Private minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Visit also Zavala monastery and enjoy wine tasting in Trebinje. We welcome you to see the proud of Bosnia-Herzegovina on the day trip from Risan or any place around Risan. We going to see Mostar (UUNESCO World Heritage site), walk its historical center, admire its Old Bridge, and feel the spirit of Bosnia. Before Mostar we will visit historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520 (UNESCO Tentative List site). On the way back we will see Orthodox monastery Zavala, partially located in cave. At evening, in Trebinje, you will able to taste real local wines in the best Herzegovina winery.
August 18, 2021 We have enhanced the description for a private tour: Day trip from Kotor to Mostar and Blagaj. Minivan private tour by Monterrasol Travel. Visit also Zavala monastery and enjoy wine tasting in Trebinje. We welcome you to see the proud of Bosnia-Herzegovina on the day trip from Kotor or any place around Kotor. We going to see Mostar (UUNESCO World Heritage site), walk its historical center, admire its Old Bridge, and feel the spirit of Bosnia. Before Mostar we will visit historical town Blagaj with dervish monastery (tekija) built around 1520 (UNESCO Tentative List site). On the way back we will see Orthodox monastery Zavala, partially located in cave. At evening, in Trebinje, you will able to taste real local wines in the best Herzegovina winery.
July 10, 2021 We make better the description 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 added few more details in description of the 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 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.
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