Each tour starts in Germany. Depending on the tour you need to fly to Frankfurt, Hamburg or Düsseldorf. On the arrival day a shuttle will take you from the airport to our comfortable hotel. In the afternoon your tour staff will meet you for the first briefing and a delicous Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. The next day you will get your fully equipped rental motorhome which is included in your tour package.
Beginning with the moment when we pick you up at the airport we will be available for you during the entire tour. That also includes the driving section. We don’t leave you in the morning and see you at the next campground. We stay with our group and help you, for example, to fill up with diesel or to park your rig when we have a rest stop.
Yes – we do unless you want to go on your own. This is possible because we travel in small groups and we leave enough space between motorhomes so that the local traffic can merge in. You may enjoy the countryside just following us instead of worrying about where to make the next left or right turn and how to figure out the strange signs in a foreign language! But if you don’t like to travel this way, you could of course easily go on your own. You will get a detailed trip log for every day, maps and a GPS with the pre-programmed coordinates of our RV parks and major stops.
We often go on local roads and you will see picturesque European villages, lovely countryside and old towns right from the driver’s or co-pilot’s seat of your comfortable rental RV. On our tours we only have 2 to 3 long driving days (about 300 miles). On those days we will drive parts of our route on the Autobahn (freeway). On the Autobahn we do not go faster than 60 to 65 mph, on local roads 45 to 55 mph. Sometimes we use toll roads. The average miles of driving are 60 to 150 miles a day. We have frequent stops for rest and taking pictures. We also stop to fill up with diesel and at supermarkets to stock up on groceries. We stay in contact with our fellow caravaners on handheld radios.
Because of the EU and the common border called the Schengen Area, mostly all border crossings are very easy. You won’t need any paperwork for your vehicle and usually you do not even need to stop at the border.
For sightseeing tours in big cities like Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen or Athens we charter a comfortable bus which picks us up at the campground. Where the sights are in pedestrian only zones, as in Heidelberg or Oxford, we order taxis to bring us into town. Sometimes we go by public bus or metro train like the locals. Even though taxis or a bus bring us close to the sights there is some walking involved. For every sightseeing tour we hire a local English speaking guide. You even get a personal receiver and head-set so you won't miss a thing, but since our groups are so small you can always interact directly with our guides if you have questions.
We stay every night in a campground. We select the best campgrounds which are available on our route. European campgrounds seldom have full hookups, but always electrical hookups, a dump station and a place to fill up with fresh water. All the campgrounds on our tours have nice facilities and often a little restaurant.
When we arrive at the campground we show you where our reserved spaces are and help you park and connect your rig. Later, we meet for fun at our Happy or Social Hour and provide information for the events of the upcoming day.