Umfulana again arranged a perfect road trip for my wife and I. It was no surprise as we have used their services before.
We gave Martin and his team a time frame of 22 days and just told him we wanted to see the highlights of Switzerland and the Italian Lakes along with the Dolomite Mountains in Italy.
Just like our first trip, this trip was as close to perfect as could be. On second thought, I think it was perfect. Adding to the beauty of the two Countries were the hotels picked by Martin and crew. Because of the locations of the hotels we used all types of transportation to get to them which greatly added to the joy of the trip. Examples of travel: cable cars to get to towns that do not permit gas automobiles, cog railway, a boat to a converted monastery which was absolutely wonderful with a great restaurant. A hotel in (Hotel Julen) Zermatt with a world renowned restaurant. Our hotel (Hotel Alpenruh) in Murren was just steps from the cable car station(so convenient) and the nicest owners and staff. Order the Schnitzel but share it. It is delicious and HUGE. Our room had such a magnificent view you really could have stayed and sat on our balcony with coffee or a glass of wine. The scenery of the mountains and the valley were so beautiful I went Paragliding. What an experience that was!!!
Hotel Schloss Korb in Bolzano, IT a converted castle was also incredible with a wrap around deck where you could eat and drink and see forever. Outstanding food and staff.
I don't want to make this review too long where people won't take the time to read it but as the trip progressed it became a running joke with my wife and I upon heading for our next stop one of us would always say,
“Let's see if Martin can beat this” Guess what, he always did.