Germany Tour: Barbara and Stuart Brown

We enjoyed being able to travel in an independent and flexible fashion

Hi Martin
Sorry for the delay in providing feedback on our recent driving holiday through southern Germany. Firstly I would like to say how impressed we were with your prompt and informative responses to all our enquiries. The itinerary you provided was outstanding in detailed information and useful tips. The choice of overnight stays was amazing, giving us ample opportunity to explore delightful and picturesque villages throughout our stay.
Firstly the car rental pick up at Frankfurt was smooth and we were able to drive through to Rothenburg after stopping for some sightseeing at Wurzburg. The timing was perfect. The accommodation in Rothenburg was delightful and charming and the staff could not have been more helpful. We found there was plenty to explore and lots of photo opportunities. It was very busy during the day but the evenings provided an outstanding selection of restaurants to choose from, each with its own unique character. We were very pleased to have basically two days here as it was so quaint.
The drive the next day towards Munich gave us ample time to explore other walled towns, without feeling tired from the drive. Arriving in Munich, we did have a little difficulty locating the hotel, the directions given to us seemed to be for someone arriving by train. However we got there and found that parking was available at the hotel so we were able to utilize that. The Munich accommodation was in a great location, although the rooms were small they were clean and functional. The breakfast buffet was indeed excellent. We were able to walk to most of the significant sites and also to a variety of restaurants and shops.
From Munich to Fussen, again the distance proved not too taxing, which was good, and there was plenty to see along the way. The location of Burghotel Auf dem Falkenstein did prove challenging given the weather conditions. It was a fascinating hotel, we loved the small museum and the history of the site. We did feel we were limited by it’s location, and would have liked to do more exploring in the surrounding countryside. Perhaps one night at the hotel and another in Fussen, or at Neuschwanstein itself. Staying at the latter location would give a visitor plenty of time to explore the village, museum and the castles in one day.
Heidelberg was great, such a beautiful and picturesque city. Again we found we needed to park the car outside the centre of the town so that we could get directions from the hotel as to which streets could be driven through. Once at the hotel, however, we found it to be unique, with loads of character and in a perfect position. There was plkenty of time to wander the cobblestoned streets and to explore sites as well as shops.
Kronberg was certainly a highlight of the trip and an amazing way to end our holiday. I cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful, historical site. Staying there felt like a gift. The staff were professional and considerate, the food was wonderful and just walking the grounds was a pleasure.
This was a truly wonderful holiday, I cannot speak highly enough of your level of planning, professionalism and local knowledge. We enjoyed being able to travel in an independent and flexible fashion, not being restricted to some regimented routine. The trip ran perfectly. I have already spoken highly of your company to friends and family interested in visiting Germany and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting a holiday of this nature.
Warm Regards
Barbara and Stuart Brown