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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

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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

November 9, 2019 New tour added: Out of season 12 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 12 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.

October 31, 2019 New destination added: Hosios Loukas, Greece. Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo in Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

October 31, 2019 New tour added: 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.

October 21, 2019 New destination added: Коломна (Kolomna), Russia. Kolomna is an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers, 114 kilometers southeast of Moscow.

October 21, 2019 New tour added: Golden Ring Russia micro tour 2 days from Moscow. Monterrasol Travel private car tour. Visit 2 historical russian towns from famous Golden Ring. This discovery tour cover 2 historical towns of famous the Golden Ring, a cluster of ancient russian towns. We will visit 2 closest to Moscow towns, Vladimir and Sergiev Posad. Both towns have impressive rich history, beautiful churches and cathedrals, and full of spirit real russian soul.

October 16, 2019 New destination added: Юрьев-Польский (Yuryev-Polsky), Russia. Yuryev-Polsky is home to the unique 13th century white-stone Cathedral of St. George. It is one of just a dozen of these white-stone churches built in northeastern Russia before the Mongol invasion.

October 16, 2019 New destination added: Боголюбово (Bogolyubovo), Russia. If you want to see some truly breathtaking religious buildings, Russia is the place you should choose for your next trip. For over a thousand years, Russians have spared no expense when constructing some outstanding places of worship.

October 16, 2019 New destination added: Переславль-Залесский (Pereslavl-Zalessky), Russia. Beautifully located on Lake Pleshcheevo, Pereslavl-Zalessky is home to the Transfiguration Cathedral, where Prince Alexander Nevsky was baptized. Visitors can also take in the original boat created by Peter the Great in 1692.

October 16, 2019 New destination added: Суздаль (Suzdal), Russia. Suzdal, a charming little town that boasts a 10th-century Kremlin, numerous churches and five monasteries, including Spaso-Yevfimiev Monastery.

October 16, 2019 New destination added: Владимир (Vladimir), Russia. Vladimir, dreamy and quiet at the same time, offers a variety of attractions and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has a notable significance in Russian history, as it served as the country's capital city in the 12th-13th centuries.


The latest updates on our site

November 9, 2019 We have updated details of the private tour: All seasons 8 days tour over Bosnia and Montenegro from Tivat. Minivan private tour by Monterrasol Travel. Explore the best in Bosnia and Montenegro. During this all seasons 8 days tour we going to explore 2 countries, Montenegro and Bosnia&Herzegovina. 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 one of its winery and close located old monastery Tvrdoš; on the way to historic town Mostar we will travel through and see fortress Stolac, dervish monastery Blagaj, and another old monastery built in partially in cave; we will visit natural beauty Kravica waterfalls, fortified town Pocitelj built in 13th century; 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 frescos 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.

October 27, 2019 We added more details in description of the private tour: 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 27, 2019 We recently updated information of the place Ključ (Kljuc), Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Old Town Kljuc is the pearl of our medieval heritage and architecture and represents an invaluable cultural asset of great historical value. He played a significant role in the history and politics of the medieval Bosnian state, and his masters were powerful nobles from the river valley of the Sana. The first fortifications of the medieval town Kljuc dates back to the 13th century. The first written mention of Kljuc is from 1322.

October 27, 2019 We recently updated information of the place Kastel, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Medieval fortress Kastel is located in city Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina. The fortress is situated on the site of previous fortifications going all the way back to Roman and even pre-Roman times. The fortress is well-preserved, and is one of Banja Luka's main attractions.

October 27, 2019 We make better the description of the place Gradačac (Gradacac), Bosnia and Herzegovina. Gradačac castle was constructed with 2 main parts: a fort with 18 meters high walls, and a watchtower 22 meters high, all built in by Bosnian hero Husein-kapetan Gradaščević.

October 21, 2019 We have updated details of the place Сергиев Посад (Sergiyev Posad), Russia. Sergiyev Posad, included on the famous Golden Ring route of ancient towns, is rich with historic and cultural heritage, as well as boasting a small town charm. The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is undeniably the major draw for the city and the symbol of Russian Christianity.

October 21, 2019 We recently updated information of the private tour: Golden Ring Russia small tour 5 days from Moscow. Private car tour by Monterrasol Travel. Visit 6 historical russian towns from famous Golden Ring. This tour cover 6 historical towns of famous the Golden Ring, a cluster of ancient towns. All visited towns have rich history, beautiful churches and cathedrals, and full of spirit real russian soul.

October 20, 2019 We have improved the description of place Москва (Moscow), Russia. If you want to witness exceptional colorful fairytale-like places and visit a must-do spots in Russia, let us organize your holidays in this amazing country! Your travel dreams will turn into an incredible journey...⁣

October 8, 2019 We added more details in description of the 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 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.

October 7, 2019 We have polished the description of the private tour: 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.



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