- Germany Tour: Brian Steiner
Germany Tour: Brian Steiner
Martin did a wonderful job setting up our trip. All of the venues we stayed at were fantastic. We had the best in quality of accommodations, level of service and locations. We were truly treated to the most unique and charming settings throughout our tour.
The trip was planned out with just the right amount travel in between stops, and we really appreciated the flexibility of independent travel, without the worry of finding quality lodging. Being centrally located in most of the cities allowed us to walk or use public transportation to reach attractions and events, and we were able to get a feel for the local culture and people. We especially enjoyed our time in Berlin and the guided tour we took with Thomas.
We did have a few problem issues on our trip. The rental car agency did not keep the vehicle we had reserved, and we had trouble finding one that would hold all three of us and our luggage, but we eventually settled for a Volkswagen minivan....a bit of let down from the Mercedes Benz I had expected. We have heard from other travelers that this is a common experience with rental car companies, so don't plan on getting the vehicle you think you reserved. The other issue we had was that we had a full day scheduled in Cologne (a beautiful and cultured city) on Monday....when all of the museums are closed.
Despite these couple of niggling disappointments, our trip was wonderful. After my experience with this tour, I will definitely have Umfulana set up any future travel to the continent, or other venues they cover. I could not have found the unique and charming places to stay that we had on our tour on my own. I'm incredibly grateful to the folks at Umfulana for giving us the opportunity to have a wonderful trip to Germany.