We have been offering trips through Europe since 2004: most of them by rental car, a small number by train.
Wherever possible we use traditional, boutique-style hotels, inns and B&Bs.
If you want to get to know Sicily, you should try staying in an old olive mill.
In the Loire Valley counts unlock their castle-doors for ordinary guests. A privilege which for centuries had been reserved for the nobility.
And those waking up to the sound of the waves outside their bedroom window in a southern English cottage want to be nowhere else in this world.
Our Europe tours are designed to inspire the discerning traveler. Below are examples of self-drive itineraries for exploring Europe in a rental car. We will gladly personalize these itineraries for you.
Venice – Florence – Rome – Paris
See three of Italy's most famous cities, then hop over to Paris to conclude the tour in Europe's romantic cultural capital on the River Seine.
Experience the picturesque landscapes and charming villages of Bavaria and the Black Forest.
Munich – Salzburg – Venice – Rome – Tuscany – Lake Maggiore – Lake Constance – Neuschwanstein
This incredible 15-day tour will take you across the Alps: Before heading into the higher ranges bound for Italy, you travel from Munich to Salzburg via the pre-Alpine hills. After exploring Bella Italia's premier cities, the tour returns to Germany via Switzerland with a stop at stunning Lake Maggiore.
London – Cambridge – York – Lake District – Edinburgh
Between the venerable cities of London and Edinburgh you can enjoy the culture of Cambridge, the history of York, and the indescribable beauty of the Lake District.
Zurich – Andermatt – Zermatt – Lake Geneva – Lucerne
Tour Switzerland's highest mountain and most beautiful lakes by train and ride the famous Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt. Other fabulous stops on the roundtrip tour from Zurich include Lausanne and Lucerne. The trip can also be taken by rental car.
Ceret – Bagnères-de-Luchon – San Sebastian – Pyrenees – Barcelona
Ancient villages nestled among rugged mountain landscapes: the Pyrenees are a world of their own between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
Dublin – Clonmacnoise – Cliffs of Moher – Dingle – Ring of Kerry – Cork
The tour of Ireland begins in Dublin, the capital of Irish folklore, beer and pubs, then heads west to Clonmacnoise, the geographical and spiritual heart of Ireland, before working its way south along the spectacular coastline. The tour then returns to Dublin via Cork on the south-east coast.
The tours Umfulana set up for us were things we would have never found on our own
Every place we stayed was wonderful.
Umfulana staff compiled an excellent lodging itinerary
Accommodations were superb and in some cases totally unique
The tour guides that we had in Venice, Florence and Rome were all remarkable
The trip to Germany and France was extremely well organised