Germany Tour: Lorn Manthey

Hello Martin......Back from our trip to Europe and we had a blast! Breakfast at all locations was excellent......wide selection of pastries, cereals, beverages, cheeses, meats, fruits and fresh-cooked eggs. Superb layouts and nicely arranged tables. We enjoyed all of the locations and there aren't enough adjectives to describe the renovated garden villas at Cannobio,the quaint mountainside village of Soglio and the sky-high mountain top hotel at Falkenstein. Weather was super for 12 of 13 days......couldn't ask for anything better.

Accommodations and people excellent at all locations except Luzerne........those rooms were very small and not well ventilated. They provided fans, but circulating warm air doesn't work. Couldn't have windows open because of road noise. Would have enjoyed staying across the street at the Hermitage, even though the rate wouldda been higher!

The route you planned was agressive but manageable. We took day trips at each location, which allowed jaunts to castles, the countryside, wine country, hiking, and a train trip to Munich for a pre-Octoberfest stop at the Hoffbrauhaus! The van was just the
right size for 4 people and luggage and comfortable riding and driving. The transmission was a bit balky, especially on hills. On the Autobahn we stayed in the center lane and enjoyed seeing the Porsches, Ferarris and Mercedes speed by.

One event/glitch we didn't forsee was getting stopped by the authorities as we drove briefly in Austria, for less than an hour. They demanded a day pass for the auto, which we didn't have and didn't know about. Had we known about it we gladly would have purchased the $8 pass rather than begrudgingly paying the $120 Euro fine.

Thanks so much for your excellent arrangements and thorough itinerary booklet. We highly recommend your services to anyone seeking a custom-made trip at a very affordable price.

Mantheys and Oldenburgs
Minnesota, USA
9/22/12