Updates and Feedback When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Germany, we. What a megalomaniac he was. It felt rushed at times, but that was necessary to provide complete coverage. Our tour guide Fabian, could not have been better. I'm not sure what I would do to change it.
I must admit that, because we had some hot days during the trip, I got tired of staying at hotels that did not have air conditioning, nor ceiling fans. Its strength is its strong interpretative material, particularly the stories about individuals trapped behind the wall, killed while trying to escape, etc. Thank you for including that. This was my dream vacation and first time traveling outside the states. It was a great mix of big cities and quaint villages.
I've always wanted to see Germany and your all Germany trip, combined with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation just made it a must do trip. It was absolutely fantastic in every respect: Great venues and sights, great food and lodging, great local tour guides, a wonderful group to travel with, but the best part was having two fantastic professional guides with us every day to make everything come to life and help us connect in a very meaningful way with the cultures and lands we were there to experience. I will take advantage of the list of books and films supplied by our guides. Fabian and Caroline were great explaining the history of each place we visited. Some of our fellow travelers felt the bus time was too long, but I think our guides did a good job explaining about each area we traveled through.
It made the trip so much more pleasant and the bus times more bearable. Torben made sure that everyone was happy and provide for he had a good sense of humor and I would recommend him to anyone who was interested in a tour to Germany. Munich provided all of that and more. Since a ship ride usually calls for a train trip to get back to the car, and then a car ride, you will have an opportunity to evaluate the quality of our advice! Torben could not have been a better guide, and the group was delightful. The hotels were wonderful, especially Berlin and the delightful Munden. The first time I had been to Germany. I can't say enough about Carlos and Torben.
I especially enjoyed our time high up in a ski village in the Dolomite Mountains. Pocket guides include fold-out city maps. The food was great but it wasn't my idea of German, which could be my expectation was not realistic. Made me shudder and still sad to think of all the pain, suffering and death one man with a warped world view created. I'd be surprised if he hadn't read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain since his tour was very much in the same vein. And by the way not just for those who live in the U.
I, also to my surprise, thoroughly enjoyed the town of Erfurt! Germany is a gorgeous country, with a rich history and you learn about this rich history on a Rick Steves tour. We did and saw and experienced more than i can even say! Yes, the food is perhaps not the best in Munich, and surely there are other quieter and cheaper restaurants, but the experience of being there with the band playing, and just once, holding a liter of beer in my hand was my Wow moment. I will treasure that for a long, long time. I didn't realize at the time that is is a new tour. Sleep in Munich 2 nights. Overall experience was very good.
Our tour guide that accompanied us thru the tour and the tour guides in each city were knowledgeable, passionate about the country and personable. There's also diversity to this style of travel. I appreciated the history lessons while transiting from one stop to the next and the available free time to explore each location on our own. Loved the Night Watchman tour in Rottenburg! Series Title: , City, regional and country guides. In addition, nearly every arrondisement has its own market street — which are just lovely and much more authentic than Rue Cler.
After an orientation to town, the afternoon is yours to see the best woodcarving in Germany Riemenschneider's altarpiece , walk the medieval wall, tour the Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum, or hunt down the best apple strudel in town. The hotels exceeded my expectations. Then we'll board a boat for a relaxing Rhine River cruise, passing picturesque villages, vineyards, and feudal castles. It gave me a whole new perspective on this part of our trip. I couldn't fathom how my loved relatives could be part of a system that murdered the relatives of my Jewish friends.