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.
Munich – Salzburg – Venice – Rome – Tuscany – Lake Maggiore – Lake Constance – Neuschwanstein
This incredible 19-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 – Pamplona – Pyrenees – Barcelona
Ancient villages nestled among rugged mountain landscapes: the Pyrenees are a world of their own between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
Munich – Neuschwanstein – Rothenburg – Heidelberg – Rhine Valley
Starting in Munich, your first visit is the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein, after which you follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. A stay in 2000-year-old Augsburg gives you plenty of time for stops in some of the charming villages along the way. After visiting Heidelberg, the highlight will be a stay in a medieval castle in the Rhine valley.
Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla – Lagos – Lisbon – Sintra – Coimbra – Salamanca
The Iberian Peninsula has been divided for centuries. On this tour not only the differences between an Atlantic Portugal and a Mediterranean Spain become apparent, but also their similarities.
We especially loved touring the Rhine River and Bavaria
Value for money and easy and efficient to deal with
They treated us like royalty and made our stay the best possible
The tours Umfulana set up for us were things we would have never found on our own
Umfulana staff compiled an excellent lodging itinerary
The tour guides that we had in Venice, Florence and Rome were all remarkable