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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

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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.


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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Tour of the month

We would like to introduce you our tour of the month. This mean, you can order this private tour with 3% discount within this month. Claim your discount today!

Discover Greece from Athens: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Sparta, Olimpia, Delphi. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

Latest news

From 28 April 2019 we added a new tour that cover in 15 days south part of Greece mainland, so called Peloponnese. We will visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. Some of the towns we going to visit: Corinth, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafplio, Sparta. A few of places are UNESCO. Ask us now to set a schedule, especially at September and October, where is not so hot there! Here is the page of this tour with more details: Greek Peloponnese round tour in 15 days. Visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. This is Peloponnese where located Sparta, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Monemvasia.




From 1 Feb 2019 we load on our site the description of new place: Monemvasia, Greece. We have visited this beautiful place few times and we definitely like to be there, and we are welcome you to have a trip there with us!

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period.


The latest added tours and places

October 5, 2019 New tour added: Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 14 days from Athens. Monterrasol Travel minivan private tour. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places. This off-season tour is for 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 main 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 main UNESCO places in one tour.

October 4, 2019 New destination added: Ostrožac (Ostrozac), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ostrožac castle is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Una-Sana Canton just outside the town of Cazin, near the village of Ostrožac. The castle dates back to the 16th century when the Ottoman Turks established the Ottoman province of Bosnia. A second addition was made to the castle between 1900 and 1906 by an unconfirmed member of the Habsburg family.

October 3, 2019 New destination added: Velika Kladuša (Velika Kladusa), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Velika Kladuša is a town and municipality located in Una-Sana Canton of the country Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the far northwest of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located near the border with Croatia. The Velika Kladuša fortress was built in the Middle Ages and was first mentioned in 1280.

October 3, 2019 New tour added: Balkans castles tour 13 days. Visit 17 castles & fortresses in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia. Monterrasol Travel minivan private tour. All seasons cultural tour across 3 countries. Balkans castle tour in 13 days. With this tour we going to visit 5 castles located in Hungary, 5 castles located in Croatia, together with historical center of Zagreb, and 3 castles and 4 fortresses in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Most of the sites are national monuments in own countries. Most of them dated back to 15-16 centuries and everyone have rich history.

October 1, 2019 New destination added: 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.

October 1, 2019 New destination added: Medvedgrad, Croatia. Medvedgrad is a medieval fortified town located on the south slopes of Medvednica mountain, approximately halfway from the Croatian capital Zagreb to the mountain top Sljeme. For defensive purposes it was built on a hill, Mali Plazur, that is a spur of the main ridge of the mountain that overlooks the city. On a clear day the castle can be seen from far away, especially the high main tower.

September 27, 2019 New destination added: Argos, Greece. According to mythology, it is considered the most ancient city of the world. Built at the center of the fertile Argolic plain, along with Thebes, it was the most powerful city of Ancient Greece. Argos, one of the beauties of the famous Peloponnese, is an enchanting destination just a stone’s throw from Athens. The surrounding area has plenty of other sights as well.

September 22, 2019 New tour added: 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 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.

February 15, 2019 New destination added: Slano, Croatia. Slano (Islana in Italian) is a village in southern Croatia with a small harbour in the bay of the same name. It is located 27 km northwest of Dubrovnik.


The latest updates on our site

October 3, 2019 We have improved the description of place Hvar, Croatia. The hills covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields hills, spectacular beaches, lush vineyards, and vibrant nightlife of Hvar make it the perfect island getaway. The Stari Grad Plain is Croatia's 7th location protected by UNESCO.

October 3, 2019 We have polished the description of place Diros, Greece. The cave complex of Diros is considered to be the first of the three most beautiful and impressive lake caves in the world (along with this of Padirac in South France and the Jeita Grotto in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut) because of its multicolored and wonderful decoration.

October 3, 2019 We have improved the description of place Pelješac (Peljesac), Croatia. The peninsula is part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and is the second largest peninsula in Croatia. From the isthmus that begins at Ston, to the top of Cape Lovišta, it is 65 km or 40 mi long.

October 3, 2019 We have improved the description of place Mljet, Croatia. The southernmost and easternmost of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia. The National Park includes the western part of the island, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Soline Bay and a sea belt 500 m wide from the most prominent cape of Mljet covering an area of 54 km2. The central parts of the park are Veliko jezero with the Isle of St. Mary, Malo jezero and the villages of Goveđari, Polače and Pomena.

October 3, 2019 We have improved the description of place Cres, Croatia. The island has several villages, all of them connected by a road that runs down the middle of the island. On one side is the ferry from the mainland (to the city of Pula); on the other is the bridge to Lošinj (Lussino), which was once connected by land but is now separated by a waterway. Approaching the island from Pula, you will first come to Porozina.

September 30, 2019 We recently updated information of the private tour: All seasons 7 days tour to visit the best of Bosnia. Private tour in minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Tour start in Dubrovnik. Visit fortresses, monasteries, old towns and cave. All seasons tour from Dubrovnik to discover Bosnia in 7 days. Meet Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje. Visit medieval old town Ston, see Blagaj Dervish monastery, walk in Mostar old bridge, pray in Medjugorje, enjoy fresh water in Kravica, visit old Pocitelj, walk in old two cultural Sarajevo, see Stolac fortress, pray in Zavala monastery after walk in Vjetrenica cave, walk in old town of Trebinje, visit old Tvrdos monastery and at summer time refresh in clear water of Adriatic sea on the way back to Dubrovnik.

September 29, 2019 We added few more details in description of the private tour: Summer 7 days tour from Dubrovnik to visit Montenegro and explore Bosnia. Private minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Ostrog monastery, Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje. This 7 days summer discovery tour will come across 2 countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Montenegro. The main attraction in Montenegro will be famous Ostrog monastery. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, we will visit Trebinje, known for its old town and beautiful cathedral. Close to Trebinje is located old orthodox monastery Tvrdos which we will visit also. In Sarajevo, we will walk across historical center and see all main attractions. In Mostar we will see old town and famous Mostar bridge. In the area of Mostar we will visit pilgrimage center Međugorje, natural park Kravica with waterfalls, Počitelj fortress. On next day we need to see old fortress Stolac and Blagaj monastery and castle. On way back we will go to see Vjetrenica cave and Zavala monastery. At the summer period we will stop on a beach to refresh in the Adriatic sea.

September 24, 2019 We make better the description of the private tour: Discover Bosnia in 4 days roadtrip from Split. Private tour with minivan from Monterrasol Travel. Visit famous Sarajevo, Mostar, Pocitelj, Kravica. All seasons 4 days Bosnia discovery tour from Split. Visit old towns and monasteries, waterfall and fortresses. Walk streets of multicultural Sarajevo, stay on old Mostar bridge, walk in Počitelj, enjoy beauty of Kravica waterfalls, and walk old Omiš on the way back to Split.

September 23, 2019 We added few more details in description of the private tour: Amazing south Balkans 14 days tour from Dubrovnik to Athens. Private minivan tour by Monterrasol Travel. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece mainland. This 14 days tour will allow you to meet amazing south Balkans countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, and of course beautiful Greece. The route will pass through Trebinje, Podgorica, Durres, Ioannina, Nafpaktos, Olympia, Sparta, Nafplio and other towns. We will see old castles, monasteries, archaeological sites, and amazing coastal line. At summer time we will stop on beaches to take a rest, refresh and enjoy the crystal clear water.

September 23, 2019 We have updated details of the 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. In this tour we will travel 15 days by Adriatic coast of Montenegro and Albania, and discover Greece mainland and Peloponnese. Meet during the tour ancient monasteries and castles, enjoy amazing beaches, touch stones of old places in 3 countries.



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