Germany Testimonials from our Clients

Below you will find a selection of testimonials submitted by our clients following their tour with Umfulana.
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10/24/2014


Bavaria Tour: Helen Haase

We were very happy with the tour organised for us by Martin and his team. They made the organisation phase easy by being quick to respond to questions and proposals. They patiently made alterations to the proposed itinerary several times till we had arrived at a plan that met our requirements. The hotels booked for us by Umfulana were without exception delightful places to stay, each in their own way. The rooms were always comfortable and the hearty breakfasts gave a good start to the day. English language was never a limiting factor in our experience with these hotels. We had wanted a scenic and historical tour of the region, and the planned route certainly met those criteria. We travelled in autumn and were treated to some wonderful autumn colours particularly as we got into Austria and Saxony, Germany. We were glad we got to stay in the historic and beautiful town of Melk rather than the larger Vienna. The hotel staff advised us on where to drive and park so we could catch the metro train to Vienna for our day trip there.

Out of all the hotels, the one that we would rate the highest is the hotel in Prague. However we had trouble navigating in Prague as our Navi did not have Czech maps loaded and we were trying to work off printed maps. Not being able to read Czech was also a disadvantage. It took us about 2 hours to find the hotel after we entered the city, and even after finding it we could easily get lost on our first day of exploring. What a pleasure it was to finally find our way home to our lovely little hotel!

We deviated a little on the proposed route from Melk to Prague, deciding to go via Cesky Kremalov rather than the suggested longer route via Brno. I have attached some beautiful pictures from there.
We also enjoyed the beauty of the Bavarian Switzerland National Park on the Border between Saxony and Czech Republic, which we did as a day trip from Dresden.

Thank you for your help in making this experience possible for us
Regards
Helen
10/07/2014


Germany Tour: Jose Rodrigues Parga Filho

Dear Martin,

We have just arrived from our vacation period today.

We would like personally thank you for all assistance and attention with respect to our trip to Germany. Every aspect of it was well thought and a delight. We enjoyed the hotels and all of your suggestions.

Surely we will recommend and keep Umfulana on our next vacation periods!

Kind regards,
Parga family
10/07/2014


Germany Tour: Albina Glaz

Hi Martin,
We had a great time in Bavaria, learned some Bavarian tradition and history as well as enjoyed local food and bear. We toured palaces, museums, cathedrals; climbed towers to see spectacular views; attended organ concerts as well as listen to incredible sounds of Heidelberg church bells.

Neckar Vally and Alps were spectacular. The Falkenstein Inn located on top of a cliff with 360 degree view of the Alps, valleys and lakes was incredible as well as mountain inn in Grainau right at the foot of Zugspitze.

The itinerary you prepare for us with with tips, directions, places of special interest, etc were very usefull and essential during our trip.
Accommodations you selected for us were perfect with high quality and great hospitality.
Inns/hotels you arranged for us in Heidelberg, Rothenburg, Augsburg, Passau and Munich were located right in heart of old part of each City with walking distances everywhere so we could enjoy the beauty and dynamics of old towns without hassle of driving or looking for parking space that as we learned, can be quite challenging.

We thank You and Umfulana for all arrangements, do-diligent work and impute so our vacation were very enjoyable and without any problem.
We strongly recommended your services.

Sincerely,
Albina & Kaz
09/10/2014


Germany Tour: Debbie Dennison

What an amazing trip to southern Germany we had for our 25th anniversary, thanks to all your company's efforts! I want to let people know that I am 'paying it forward' with my email address below. When I was searching for a self guided tour of Germany and found Umfulana, I didn't know anything about the company, but a lovely gentleman who'd just taken a tour included his email address for anyone interested to get more information about the locations he visited and how well everything worked. It put my mind at ease that this tour would be as unique and special as it appeared from the website – and it was!

We visited Munich, Fuessen, Rothenburg o.d.T, and Oberwesel. All my questions before and while booking the tour were quickly answered and the information was so helpful to book the tour we wanted to take.

We enjoyed staying a little outside Munich (very easy to get there with the tram). We found a local beer garden that we enjoyed so much we went back the next day when friends from Stuttgart came to stay there as well to visit with us. They said when they lived in Munich they also used to go there and it is definitely a place for locals (Hirschgarten). Much preferred this to Hofbrauhaus where we just walked in and out as it was just too crazy.

The hotel on top of the mountain near Fuessen was amazing – the room, the owners/staff, the restaurant and the view! My husband had only briefly seen some photos of our hotels, and even with my research it still didn't prepare me for how beautiful everything was! The picture of the room didn't show the view when you open the door and even with the drizzle, it was breathtaking. The one lane road was as scary as people have written – it was very narrow, but the main thing was that you didn't know if someone would be coming the wrong way, which did happen to us a few times. But it worked out and we just loved the hotel.

Rothenburg was so much fun and loved that the hotel was very close to the town center and also had so much history. As with all the hotels, the staff were so warm and helpful. We enjoyed walking the walls and imagining how things might have been when it was first built so long ago.

We stayed 2 nights at the castle in Oberwesel and I recommend this if someone might be interested in taking a riverboat cruise, which we did. It was so lovely and relaxing. I'd always dreamed of staying in a castle and that wish came true with an amazing room and view and incredible dinners.

Thank you so much for making our anniversary trip so very special. We would absolutely work with your company again!

Debbie Dennison
North Carolina
debbiedennison@mindspring.com
Linderhof castle and gardens
View from mountain hotel near Fuessen
Walking the wall in Rothenburg o.d.T
Picture of the wall in Rothenburg o.d.T
Ice cream in Rothenburg!
Castle gardens in Oberwesel
Pfalz castle, seen from the riverboat cruise on the Rhein
View from the riverboat cruise - town and vineyards
09/10/2014


Germany Tour: Debbie Dennison

Hello Martin,
Our trip was just wonderful! I will definitely put in a testimonial as everything was as unique as I'd hoped it would be from reading and seeing the photos. My husband hadn't looked too carefully at what I'd planned, and when he opened the door to the outside in Pfronten, he was absolutely amazed by the view, even with the light rain we were having. Being in the center of town in RODT was also a big bonus as we didn't have to get in our car the 2 nights we were there. And the balcony overlooking the Rhein in Oberwesel was the perfect last stop!

Only thing I might recommend is to ask if travelers would like a GPS in the car. The Skoda we got didn't have one. My husband had downloaded google maps on his phone, but sometimes it didn't seem to know what we were trying to do. However, with your directions and an actual map, we figured things out!

Every place we stayed, the owners/staff were so welcoming, even seeming happy with my rusty German after all these years! An amazing 25th anniversary trip that neither of us will ever forget. And you and your staff were so helpful throughout this planning process, I could not have asked for anything more. I've already mentioned your company on my Facebook page and would certainly want to work with you again in the future.

Thank you so much, and I will post a testimonial in the next few days.
Debbie Dennison
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