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We offer beautifully designed Rail- and Self-drive tours through Germany and Central Europe for those of you who prefer independent travel and enjoy the comfort of a professionally arranged tour.

If you are interested in history, culture, landscape or culinary delights - we have the right tour for you. Look at our most popular tour like the 8-Day Bavaria Self-drive tour or the 9-Day Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg Rail tour. Visit different countries along our 5-Day Paris to Vienna 1st-class Rail tour or pick a seasonal tour like the 9-Day Germany & Austria Christmas Rail tour.

Our aim is to combine the great experiences you have by visiting historic towns, charming castles and beautiful landscapes with the excellent organization of travel in between. Most tours start/end at an international airport which makes it easy: just add air from/to your home town and enjoy a great vacation tour!

Please take a look at the Reviews and Comments page on our InfoHub tour page site and see what guests write about the tour you are interested in and they have been on.

The company was founded 2001 by Thomas Giesick who - at the time - looked back at almost 20 years in leading positions in the travel industry after he studied business administration (Transportation Science & Technology) in Frankfurt. The analysis of the theory "In Search of Excellence" by Peters/Waterman was the theme of his degree dissertation and "In Search of Excellence" is what moves him today. Thomas is a Lay Judge to the Fiscal Court of the German State of Hesse and a Director of Skal International Germany - the largest organization of travel professionals worldwide.

Our mission is to provide very thoroughly designed tours. We are aware that your vacation time is precious and a tour with us should be a great experience to remember for a long time.
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We offer beautifully designed Rail- and Self-drive tours through Germany and Central Europe for those of you who prefer independent travel and enjoy the comfort of a professionally arranged tour.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

In 2011 we celebrated our 10th anniversary. The company was founded by Thomas Giesick who believes in the benefit of a pre-arranged tour whilst traveling apart from the crowd. This is the way he likes to travel himself.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our mission is to provide very thoroughly designed tours. We are aware that your vacation time is precious and a tour with us should be a great experience to remember for a long time.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Our aim is to combine the great experiences you have by visiting historic towns, charming castles and beautiful landscapes with the excellent organization of travel in between. Most tours start/end at an international airport.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

The company was founded 2001 by Thomas Giesick who - at the time - looked back at almost 20 years in leading positions in the travel industry after he studied business administration (Transportation Science & Technology) in Frankfurt. The analysis of the theory "In Search of Excellence" by Peters/Waterman was the theme of his degree dissertation and "In Search of Excellence" is what moves him today. Thomas is a Lay Judge to the Fiscal Court of the German State of Hesse and a Director of Skal International Germany - the largest organization of travel professionals worldwide.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

The most popular package for years was the 9-Day Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg tour. This was one of our first tours and word of mouth lead to a high booking volume of this tour. In recent years multiple country tours like the 5-Day Paris to Vienna tour or the 9-Day Germany & Austria Rail Circle tour are very popular. At Christmas season the 8-Day Romantic Road Christmas Self-drive tour is very popular.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

The reviews we receive are the greatest benefit for us. When a client writes "Thank you so very much for the most fabulous vacation of our lives!" we enjoy this probably as much as our guest enjoyed his/her tour with us. Please take a look at the Reviews and Comments page on our InfoHub tour page site and - if you book with us - please send a review when you are back from the tour!

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  Michael C. / 8-Day Luther Rail Tour - Fabulous Arrangement
Hi Thomas

My wife Michelle and I have finished the trip in Germany. Thank you for your fabulous arrangement. We found that particularly the locations of the hotels you chose are wonderful. Wish you prosperity in your business.

Warm regards

– Michael C., Gordon NSW Australia

 2  Sylvia G. / 14-Day France-Germany Rail/Self-Drive Combi - Cetainly recommended
Dear Thomas

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with your company. The hotels were very satisfactory which was great after a busy day sightseeing and driving on the autobahns! Your driver from the airport was very helpful and it was wonderful not to have to worry about transport after a long flight. Maybe advise people when going into Rothenberg that you do go through the narrow castle gates – just like the GPS says! For people like us it was a bit daunting for a start. I spoke to some Americans and they ... view more were unsure like us as well. Your suggestions of what to see and do we’re very helpful. We opted for the Hop On Hop Off bus in Munich and found we were able to see maybe a little bit more than if we had walked. Might be a suggestion for those who are not quite so keen on walking all the time? We visited the BMW showroom which gave us a change from all the wonderful historic sights. We will certainly be recommended your company to friends when we get back. We felt we saw more of the real people and the country than we have on previous bus trips.

Kind regards

– Sylvia G., New Zealand

 3  William Wagner / Paris to Vienna
Thomas organized and presented my trip in such a fashion that it was a trip of a life time. This man is a true professional and is most knowledgeable in every aspect. If you book with this man, you will not be disappointed!!!
Bill Wagner

 4  Moira J. and Rosina H. / December 2011: 7-Day Christmas Classic Rail Circle Tour 2011
Hello Thomas,
On behalf of my friend Rosina and myself we just want to say what a fantastic holiday we had...Thanks so much for being so helpful with quieries while there and being very patient with us...the whole trip was just wonderful and we will never forget it..We DID love Heildleberg..we wish we have had more time there to explore, it was gorgeous...apart from the flue bothering me it was perfect...Anyway thanks again and we are recommending the company/tours to all our friends...Many thanks and have ... view more a wonderful Christmas.
Moira J. and Rosina H.
Washington D.C.
United States of America

 5  Marc & Carrie D. / (Extended) 8-Day Christmas Magic Tour 2011
Hi Thomas,
I just wanted to let you know that Carrie and I had great time on our vacation. Germany is a very beautiful country and Munich is the now my favorite city. The architecture there is beautiful! We loved the beer gardens we visited all three while in Munich. I feel deprived back in the US because your beer is so good there, especially the liter steins...Had a few of them. The Christmas markets in every town were great! It was like 9 days of Christmas. The gleuwein was just as good as the beer if ... view more not better and it warmed us right up. The trains were great, clean, comfortable and prompt.

The weather was as expected and we got a nice snow shower while in Salzburg. We really enjoyed Salzburg and I did not realize this was where the sound of music took place... This is my mothers favorite movie and she used to force me to watch as a child. Carrie and I were most impressed with Rothenburg! The hotel we stayed in was great! The family who owned the place was very accommodating! While I am on this topic, all hotels were very nice and easy to get to.

The night watchman tour was great! We even bought his DVD to show our family. Carrie is an avid photographer and she took about 800 pictures! Once we get some time to sort through we will post on your Facebook. I don't think this email can do justice in my explaining of what a great time we had. This was the best December and Christmas season of our lives! We will definitely return to Germany...next time in the spring! Thanks again for all your help. I have recommend your site to friends and family!
Kind Regards,
Marc & Carrie D.
New Haven
Connecticut, USA

 6  Karien E. / December 2011: (extended) Bavaria Self-drive tour 2011
Good morning Thomas,
All the best for a prosperous and a blessed 2012! We are back in South Africa after a fabulous time in Germany and Ireland! On behalf of my husband and myself we just wanted to thank you for an amazing holiday in Germany! We had no problems, hick-ups or any kind of discomfort anywhere. All the arrangements were absolutely perfect! The accommodation selected was in every case superb and the sights selected were fantastic – We really had such a good time! We only got back the feedback ... view more form on the voucher at the hotel in Würzburg – would you like us to provide any additional comments on the other accommodation should we have any Just a quick couple of notes on some of the special people we met on our trip:
- On our visit to the New Residency in Bamberg we were taken on a guided tour, however we were told that the tour is only presented in German. As myself and Carl were the only two on the tour the guide made a special exemption and presented the tour in English which we greatly appreciated. Her English was very good and her knowledge, passion and lovely demeanor ensured that we had a fantastic visit to such a special place. Unfortunately I cannot remember her name.
- All the staff we had met at the hotel in Würzburg were fantastic – they made us feel very at home!
- Herr Hocher was a very gracious host who welcomed us like family into his lovely hotel. He was so friendly and very helpful!
- Also, a special mention to Avis at the Frankfurt Airport – their service was fantastic and everyone was again very friendly and helpful! I have been recommending To Europe here in South Africa to anyone who wishes to visit Germany – your arrangements were all of such an incredibly high standard, ensuring a problem-free and very special holiday!
Vielen, vielen Dank Thomas!
Kind regards,
Karien E.
Sunninghill, South Africa

 7  Robyn M. / December 2011: (extended) 7-Day Christmas Rail Circle Tour 2011
Hello Thomas,
As you predicted I really enjoyed Heidelberg, a great place to finish my German Christmas market tour. I was lucky to enjoy Heidelberg's first snow this winter...and the hotel was beautiful...I had a balcony room at the front overlooking the bridge and river!
I will certainly recommend your services to others.
Thank you and happy Christmas
Robyn M.

 8  Christine R. / December 2011: (Adjusted) Christmas Market Rail tour
Dear Thomas,
Thank you so much! I have had a great time on this tour and ýour extra information and instructions have been so useful. I did not encountered any problems. I particularly loved the coziness and ambience of the hotels in Lubeck and Nurnberg. The Hotel was so easy to get from the station again thanks to your instructions and so central for everything (although I barely scratched the top of Berlin). The one here in Regensborg is also very convenient and while in a interesting building it is not ... view more among my favourites but possibly only because my favourites have been so charming and personal. Thank you again Thomas, for helping to make my holiday so wonderful. I will be back in touch next time I am coming over and I will be recommending you to my friends.
Christine R.

 9  Bill D. / September 2011: 7-Day Bavaria Rail tour & Rhine River Cruise
We are back from our month long European vacation including the 7 wonderful days you coordinated for us Thomas. I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job. Everything went without any problems. Interestingly, we ran into some other Canadians who were using your services and were very pleased with the details of their tour as well. Thanks again.
Bill and Donna D.
Alberta/ Canada

 10  Stephen W. / September 2011: (Extended) German Highlights: 1st-class Rail & Cruise
Dear Thomas,
Thank you for putting together a great holiday for our group. It was an exceptional selection of accommodations, venues and train travel especially the first class level provided. We had only one issue with travel between Munich and Vienna with the weekend traffic but really it was not an inconvenience.

We would highly recommend your service again as we had many highlights and memories that will be difficult to match on future trips.
It was a pleasure doing business with you and ... view more your staff.
Regards, Steve
Stephen W.
Toronto, Canada

 11  Jodie M. / September 2011: (Adjusted) Paris to Rome Rail Tour
Hello Thomas,
Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know about our holiday. We enjoyed it thoroughly, especially Heidelberg and Munich. All hotels were lovely, although the hotel in Paris, was not as good as the other ones in Germany and Italy. Thank you for all your help and I will definately be in contact next time we travel to Europe. We will definately be going back to Heidelberg!
Thank you,
Jodie M.
Highfields, QLD

 12  Cindy A. / October 2011: Romantic Road, Lake Constance & Black Forest Self-drive Tour
Hello Thomas,
We just got home yesterday and wanted you to know that everything was WONDERFUL!! We had such a great time and took tons of photos... we will add some to your site. The hotels were all very nice and charming...we loved the owner!! It was a perfect vacation and I say "Thank You" once again for getting it so right!!
Cindy A.
Philadelphia, PA
United States of America

 13  Susan and Ken T. / September 2011: (Extended) German Highlights: 1st-class Rail & Cruise
Dear Thomas,
Ken and I enjoyed a wonderful trip to Germany and Austria last month. We want to thank you for all the arrangements and helpful information. We were pleased with all the hotels and the locations were excellent just as you described. We did very well with the trains. All the connections went smoothly and the personal timetables were very helpful.

We had only a couple of minor disappointments which might be worth sharing. Both were in Nuremberg. The Handwerkerhof seems to have ... view more deteriorated into a few tourist trinket shops and cafes. We saw no craft workshops. We were also not impressed with the Barfüsser for dinner. (Fortunately we found many other opportunities to enjoy wonderful sausages, sauerkraut, potato dumplings, sauerbrauten, spätzle and good beer throughout our trip). The remainder of our Nuremburg experience was wonderful and from Koenigstor to Kaiserburg we enjoyed the historic sights. I have attached a photo taken in our family village of Kocherstetten. The house was painted by a relative. You might see me with my cousin Alfred Werner in the lower right corner. Again, many thanks for your good work. We will happily recommend them to anyone who wishes to travel by train or car in your part of the world. All our best wishes for your continued success!
Susan and Ken T.
Fort Wayne, IN
United States of America

 14  Sandy and Bruce K. / October 2011: (Extended) Bavaria Self-drive Tour
Hi Thomas!
We've been around the world but have never had such a superb vacation as the one you planned for us!! We're in Romrod getting ready to head for home and have been reminiscing about our fabulous vacation in Deutschland!! We can't thank you enough for the attention to detail that you arranged for us! We never expected to have the accommodations that you made for us. Every hotel has been better than the last one! We can't wait to plan another vacation with you!
Most ... view more appreciably yours,
Sandy and Bruce K.
Los Angeles, CA
United States of America

 15  Ming Sue K. / October 2011: (Extended) Rome to Paris 1st-class Rail Tour
Dear Thomas,
I would like to update you that we have smoothly made our way from Rome through the 7-day First-Class Rail Tour of Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Heidelberg and onward through Colmar, Ribeauville and have finally arrived in Paris. Thank you very much for all the wonderful arrangements that you have very well organised. It was a very pleasant trip and the weather was also kind. Grateful and thankful!
Ming Sue K.

 16  Colleen H. / September 2011: 9-Day German Highlights: 1st-class Rail & Cruise
Hello Thomas,
I just want to email you to say how much we enjoyed our tour of Germany with your company.
Colleen H.

 17  Gary D. / June 2011: 6-Day Rothenburg, Heidelberg & Rhine River Cruise Package
Dear Thomas,
I thought we should let you know how much we enjoyed our Germany vacation. Everything worked like the proverbial Swiss watch. The manager/owner of the hotel in Rudesheim am Rhine was particularly helpful and friendly.

Peter M. was the person who recommended you to us and we have thanked him many times. Also, you should know we have been recommending you to all our friends. Thanks again Thomas.
Gary D.
Vancouver, Canada

 18  Sonia and Bernard M. / August 2011: (Extended) 4-Day Caste Road & Rhine River Cruise
Hi Thomas,
Well, the holiday is over...but we have a lifetime of memories to cherish!!! Thanks so much for your help and support, providing all the information we needed for our wonderful 4day tour of the Rhine Valley. The accommodation was superb and your maps and information were informative and easy to follow. We had a wonderful time exploring the many small towns along the river and marveled at the history and beauty that we encountered. Also the time we had in Frankfurt was bonus time for us and at ... view more the end of our tour so we certainly enjoyed every minute.

Thank you once again and we will happily be recommending your site to other travellers and look forward to using your service when we next travel.
Kind regards,
Sonia and Bernard M.
Chelsea, Vic

 19  Dave B. / August 2011: Central Germany (customized) Family Rail Tour
Hi Thomas,
I would like to take the time to thank you for your help in organizing our vacation. It was a truly great experience. Accommodations and food were all first class. I am already thinking of taking a longer vacation in Europe next year.
I hope to talk to you soon to plan our next adventure.
Thanks again
Dave B.
Ottawa, Canada

 20  Ron B. / August 2011: (Customized) Romantic Road Self-drive tour
Nancy and I would like to thank you for your help in making all the arrangements for our trip. It was so much more than we expected. The hotels were first class as well as the car. We were extremely impressed with the extras that you booked for us. The Mozart dinner was the highlight of the trip. You did a fantastic job, made every thing so easy. We cannot thank you enough.
Thanks again,
Ron and Nancy B.
Sarasota, FL
United States of America

 21  Bryan and Susan B. / July 2011: 7-Day Heidelberg & Bavria Rail Circle tour
I wanted to thank you for arranging our tour. It was all we could have hoped for and more. It was a trip to remember, especially since we were traveling for our 20th wedding anniversary.
From the moment we stepped onto the first train to Wurzburg from Frankfurt airport to our final train from Mainz, every detail was perfect and the itinerary was exactly as advertised. Your assistance was greatly appreciated. Easy, well-planned logistics make for a fantastic travel experience. Well done! ... view more
Our favorite town was Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Absolutely beautiful! The Hotel Spitzweg was a wonderful place to stay. Heidelberg was a close second. Munich is a great city - we made it to the Hofbrauhaus and to the top of the Olympic Tower. Each town on the Romantic Road we visited gave us great memories. Every castle or residence was unique. The region's history and architecture added so much to our trip. Neuschwanstein and Linderhof were unbelievable!
Please call on us for a testimonial if you ever need one. We have already started recommending To Europe to our friends and family. Of course, we hope to return to Europe someday soon.
Again, many thanks for exceeding our expectations.
Bryan and Susan B.
Summerville, South Carolina
United States of America

 22  Andrew M. / July 2011: 7-Day Romantic Road Avis Rental Car Tour
Dear Mr. Giesick,
I wish to thank you very much for your wonderful work organizing our 7 Day Romantic Road Avis Rental Car Tour. On arrival to Frankfurt on 8th July we have been upgraded to group F car (Volvo S80 D5). It was really nice surprise. All our hotel accommodations have been great and despite quite busy schedule we could manage to sightseeing majority of planned attractions. The pearls of our tour, not surprisingly I presume, have been the castle Neuschwanstein and city Rothenburg ob der Tauber. ... view more
Thank you for our great tour!
M. Family
Montrose Pietermaritz
South Africa

 23  Des and Glenda D. / (Extended) 5-Day Romantic Road Coach Tour
Dear Thomas,
We have a spare hour or two here in Strasbourg while we wait for our train to Paris, and then the long flight to Hong Kong (for three nights) before our final flight home to Brisbane. Thought we might drop you a quick line to say how much we appreciated the arrangements you made for us in Europe, and how much we enjoyed our stay here. All the hotels were very suitable and very well located for touring each city on foot. All the hotel staff were friendly and very helpful with touring maps, ... view more advice on things to see etc. The highlight of our tour was the Romantic Road and the visit to Rothenburg en der Tauber.

We had a wonderful time touring the city on foot during the day, and of course the tour with the Nightwatchman was something special. We also enjoyed the visits to the two castles and will remember the whole experience for many years to come.

Thank you again for your help with hotels, some travel (the bus from Prague to Nuremberg was spot on), and of course the Romantic Road tour. We will be pleased to recommend your company to all of our friends and colleagues who may one day wish to visit Europe.
Kind regards
Des and Glenda D.

 24  Wayne and Suellen B. / June 2011: 7-day Amsterdam to Budapest 1st-class Rail tour
Dear Mr. Giesick,
We wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the tour from Amsterdam to Budapest which you arranged for us. The hotels were comfortable, clean, and convenient. The train service was efficient, and the tours were excellent. The hotel room in Amsterdam was small, but it was clean, comfortable, and central. I only mention this as a comparison to the other hotels; it is not a complaint. I was a bit dubious about the Sound of Music tour and we almost didn't go. I am glad we decided ... view more not to skip it. We and the Reagans agree that it was one of the highlights of the trip. The guide was exceptionally good, and the scenery on the out of town portion was wonderful! We will recommend your service to anyone planning a trip to Europe, and we will use your company again if the opportunity arises. Thank you for a wonderful trip.

Wayne and Suellen B.
Evans, GA
United States of America

 25  Karen P. / June 2011: 8-Day Bavaria & Heidelberg Circle Self-drive tour
Dear Tom, thanks so much for your help while we were in Germany. The trip was wonderful and my granddaughters and I had a great time together. The car turned out to be very good on gas so I was worried over nothing. Our favorite was Rottenburg. Thanks again.
Karen P.
Chicago, Il
United States of America

 26  Angela J. / June 2011: (Extended) 9-Day Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg Tour
Thank you so much Thomas! My husband and I did the Romantic Road Tour. It was fabulous! One city was better than the next! OUr hotels were first rate, very convenient locations, and our activities planned were awesome! I thought it was a great value as well. It was so nice to have everything planned and yet not have to travel with an actual tour. Thomas actually customized some things for us, adding cities and excursions we wanted to see. It was perfect, I cannot give enough positive feedback. I will be ... view more posting pictures soon, we absolutely loved Germany-Austria and loved M18662 for making it such and easy wonderful experience!

Angela J.
Chicago, IL
United States of America

 27  Mohit B. / June 2011: Custom made Germany & Austria Honeymoon Tour
Dear Thomas! It is just a few days since we came back from the most splendid trip ever to get back into our new routine, into our new life. We just wanted to take a moment and thank you from the bottom of our heart for being our friend and guide and plan our travel through sights and sounds of Germany & Austria.

It is a rare occasion of transforming a perception, vision, ideas into reality. When Vrush and I started to imagine a honeymoon we would like to have, it was just a hypothetical idea ... view more with some ideas and internet research. But now after having gone through it, we couldn’t be more amazed as to how perfectly real our idea was!!

It is hard for us to describe how the trip was and surely words would fall short. But I will take a shot anyway. It couldn’t get more fulfilling experience.

Thanks to the crisp Rhine waters, quite roads, super fantastic cars, exquisite meat & trout preparations, supreme beer, warmth of family run hotels, clear blue skies and occasionally rainy when our mood demanded, the serenity of the alps, the thrill of speedy autobahns, the royal feel, thanks to his majesty Ludwig of Bavaria, the inspiring & soul-touching philharmonic, the sound of silence and the utter bliss at the summit (Hafelekar), the vibrancy of the street side music & café’s, the leisure of taking countless pictures at will (thanks to rental car), the communication without language, the extraordinary hospitality & friendliness, …. ….. ….. ….

And truly a huge number of item we could enlist. Not only we have a big bag of wonderful memories we could cherish, but a broadened perspective of the European grandeur and we surely would be wishing to visit Europe often. And we now know who would help us in our future endeavors. Thank you so much for everything once again.

Warm regards,
Vrushali & Mohit
Pune, India

 28  Marie M. / June 2011: 9-Day German Highlights 1st Class Rail Tour
Dear Mr. Giesick,
To Europe

My husband and I just returned from your 9 day German Highlights 1st Class Rail Tour. It was wonderful. The information you provided prior to and during the trip was complete and accurate. The hotels were all convenient to the rail station, immaculate and welcoming. The day tours included were very professional and informative. Your suggestions for other activities were perfect. I highly recommend this tour to all who would like the reassurance of accommodations and ... view more transportation, but the freedom to pursue their own interests and at their own pace. I thank you and your staff for a splendid vacation and hope for your continued success in all your endeavors.

Marie M.
Accord NY
United States of America

 29  Claudia G. / June 2011: 7-Day Heidelberg / Bavaria Rail Circle Tour
Wanted to get back to you with some follow up. We had a wonderful time, everything was well organized, no problems at all. Highly recommend you and will plan to travel with you again next time we go to Europe. Thanks, Claudia
Claudia G.
Greenville, NC
Unites States of America

 30  Adele von S. / May 2011 (Extended) 9-Day Day German Highlights 1st-class Rail Tour
Hi Thomas,
We just arrived back in Canada from our vacation. We had an amazing time. All of us want to thank you for making our trip to Germany so memorable. Everything was in order - all the trains, the hotels, tours, transportation, etc. Everything worked like clockwork - we had absolutely no issues and everyone at the hotels were very friendly and accomodating.
We really enjoyed the itinerary you put together for us - our favorite places were the small historic towns. We loved Rudesheim and the ... view more Rhine River Cruise, Wurtzberg, Rothenberg, Heidelburg, the day trips from Munich to the castles and the Sound of Music Tour. We really enjoyed Berlin as well - you recommendations really came in handy, We will definately use your services again on our next trip to Germany. You have our highest recommendations - thank you so much for making our vacation a vacation of a lifetime.
Adele von S.

 31  Sharon S. / June 2011: 7-Day Gourmet & Castle Self-drive tour
Hi Thomas
Terry & I are now in Hamburg and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful places we have seen and stayed in ! We had a fabulous time and would like to advise that both Castle Waldeck and Schlob Petershagen were both wonderful experiences.
Both hotels had excellent facilities and wonderful staff, all be it, both very different experiences. When we arrived at Schlob Petershagen, we were greeted by name and shown a great deal of hospitality which made our stay ... view more very personal, thank you.
I believe we were true to your itinerary and visited each and every one of the itinerary suggestions. Travelling with a GPS is certainly the best way to travel and I will never attempt to travel any other way in future !
On arrival into Bremen we had a most enjoyable morning and on arrival at the Park Hotel, we were absolutely astonished at the venue for our last evening on tour! Oh what a wonderful way to end a fabulous week, once again we would like to thank you for your attention to detail and for your precise planning on all accounts.
I am yet to put my documents together for our train trip next week but will do so over the week. If I have any questions, I will contact you, but would suggest that from the week we have just had, every last detail will be in place for us !
Our travel to Germany has been very rewarding and we will certainly be passing on our travel experiences to friends and family !
Cheers, Sharon & Terry
Baulkham Hills, NSW

 32  Jerry M. / May 2011: Custom made Austria & Switzerland 1st-class Rail Tour
Dear Thomas,
We want to let you know how our tour went to Austria & Switzerland. Well it was absolutely "FANTASTIC". The schedule worked out perfectly. The hotels locations and the hotels themselves were very good. The tours in the cities were perfect. The tours to Interlaken and Lucerne were terrific and absolutely beautiful, especially the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. Traveling by rail in Austria & Switzerland work out very good like it was in our trip to Germany. The cities we visited ... view more and the countryside was absolutely beautiful.
Thomas, let us know if you would like any more input on this tour. We would be very glad to do this.
Thank you very much for providing us with a "Fantastic" vacation. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Best regards,
Jerry, Janet & Tim M.
Minneapolis, United States

 33  Susanna Y. / May 2011: (Extended) 9-Day Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg tour
Hi Thomas,
I just want to thank you again for helping me plan a truly wonderful trip for my family. We all enjoyed the trip very much. It was one of the most successful trips we have ever made. We have already spread our words about you in our family and I have no doubts in recommending you to anyone who wants to visit Europe in the future. It was great working with you and I look forward in planning the next one with you again in the near future.
Susanna Y. and family
Toronto, Canada

 34  T. Chee Wah / February 2011: 7-Day German Fairy Tale Rail Tour
Hi Thomas, we are back in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Peter and I had a wonderful experience with all the meticulous planning of the rail schedule and accommodation package from you. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly with the 7D Fairy Tale Route. We had so much exceptionally good German food in every cities and towns, and I must say, the shopping was great. There were sales and great offers everywhere we went. I will write more later. Just want to give you a big hug and to say 'Thank You'.
T. Chee Wah ... view more
Kuala Lumpur

 35  Brian, Joan & Russell F. / January 2011: 9-Day Bavaria, Rothenburg & Salzburg Rail Circle Tour
Dear Mr. Giesick,
We would like to thank you for the preparations for our trip. All of the hotels were excellent. We very much enjoyed the Castle Tour and we had no problems following the train schedules. It was enjoyable for us to be in the land of our Bavarian heritage.
We will definitely recommend to any of our friends and relatives who are planning to travel to Europe.
Brian, Joan, and Russell F.
Chicago, IL
United States of America

 36  Brian A. / January 2011: 4-Day Custom made Franconia Rail Tour
Dear Thomas,
Just to let you know that both Boris and I very much appreciated the efforts you made on our behalf in putting together our tour package. It was excellent. The hotel in Bamberg was wonderful. Thank you again for your attention to these details.
Best Regards,
Brian A.
Americus, GA
United States of America

 37  Terry & Lucie H. / October 2010: (Extended) 8-Day Bavaria & Heidelberg Circle Self-drive Tour
I just realized that I never thanked you for organizing our vacation last Oct. on the Romantic Road. My wife and myself had a great adventure while in Germany.The castles, country side the Cathedrals the residents where unbelievable. Our hotels where also very nice. Everyone spoke English nice and were very friendly. The G.P.S. on the rental car was the hot ticket for getting around. Thanks again and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends as well.
Terry & Lucie H. ... view more
Trabuco Canyon, CA
Unites States of America

 38  Deborah G. / October 2010 / (Extended) 5-Day Romantic Road Self-drive tour
Hello Thomas,
Sorry in the delay of this email I have been meaning to write for sometime now. I just wish to thank you for the excellent tour you organized for us, it was truly an amazing experience -all the bed and breakfast/hotels where of high standard and staff were friendly (I do not rate the hotel In Munich dinning was a nightmare) and general sights along the way were well organized Although took 3 days to see the castle due to poor weather (heavy fog) so we did detour a fair bit from the original ... view more itinerary (thank god we had GPS) still staying in the allocated towns.

We drove along most of the romantic road but when it turned into the highway/freeways we got off and went through more small villages which was a unique experience. All of the towns in Bavaria/South Germany are lovely but Rothernburg is our favorite. I will definitely use your company again if I am lucky to visit your homeland again I will also recommend you to anyone who's looking for a tour.
Deborah G.

 39  Shamsul L. / October 2010: (Adjusted) 7-Day Bavaria Rail tour & Rhine River Cruise
Hi Thomas,
We have safely arrived in Singapore and finally recovered from the jet lag and excitement from visiting the many beautiful places in Germany:) It is indeed an eye-opener to cruise down the romantic River Rhine surrounded by the majestic castles, walk with the night watchman at the medieval Rothenburg, climbing the forest to the enchanting Neuschwanstein, all the memorable experiences are much treasured.

We thank you again for arranging such a lovely package, and somehow managed to ... view more squeeze one day in Frankfurt in between for the concert at Batschkapp – which turned out to be the most awesome show we have ever watched. We even managed to get in touch with the band members in person with precious autographs and photos:)

Hope to visit more destinations in the near future. Please send our regards to your family too.
Best regards,
Shamsul L.

 40  Alexandra L. / November 2010: Prague to Vienna Custom Tour
Dear Thomas,
Thank you for the wonderful holiday you have arranged for me. I am very grateful for your understanding and patience, I will definitely recommend to my friends and use your service again.
Alexandra L.

 41  Ed & Sharon K. / December 2010: 8-day Bavaria & Heidelberg Circle Self-drive tour
Thank you for a wonderful 8 days in Germany.
We loved the tour and would recommend this tour to everyone. Also, do you do other areas of Europe like Germany?
Ed & Sharon K.
Rome, GA
United States of America

 42  Jenny L. / December 2010: 8-Day 1st-class Christmas Magic Grand Tour
Dear Thomas,
I have had a wonderful time in Germany, thanks to your organization. I am on facebook and will certainly help by adding photos and some comments to your page. I will also recommend you to friends and will be back again in the spring. There is so much more to see. This trip has been a taste.
Many thanks
Jenny L.

 43  Noel & Cristina T. / December 2010: (Extended) 9-Day Germany & Austria Christmas Rail Tour
Dear Thomas and the entire staff. Before we go back home to the Philippines tomorrow, we just want to say a big "danke schön" for organizing such a wonderfully amazing holiday for us. We can't wait to tour with you again and will definitely recommend you to friends and family! Happy 2011 to you and your loved ones! Cheers!
Noel & Cristina
Makati, Philippines

 44  Paul L. / December 2010: 9-Day Germany & Austria Christmas Rail Tour
Hi Thomas,
Thanks for putting together such a great trip for me. I have told everyone I know how exceptional it was. I was looking up places to visit in the Germany area and wondered if you could work some magic for a Berlin, Bayreuth, Potsdam, Rothenburg, Prague and Kutna Hora tour?
Very Respectfully,
Paul L.
West Melbourne, FL
United States of America

 45  Fiona M. / December 2010: 8-Day Custom made Prague to Paris Rail Tour
Dear Thomas,
We are having a wonderful time in Bavaria. The tours you arranged have all been very enjoyable. The private guide in Rothenberg was lovely. Due to bad weather we missed one of our connections and arrived late. We phoned ahead and the lady was very gracious and still gave us a lovely tour.

We also enjoyed the palace tour in Wurzburg very much and made full use of our grand circle tour in Munich. Our boys loved the carriages at the palace and BMW world and Olympic park.

Today ... view more we went to Salzburg. I forgot to take the voucher but was still able to take the tour. I don’t know if you need to send them anything. The tour was wonderful. Our travel on the trains has been very comfortable and we have only had a couple of minor disruptions due to bad weather. Also our accommodation has been great. German hotels certainly know how to do breakfast. We are looking forward to seeing Heidelberg and will be happy to upload some photos for you when we have some more internet capacity. Wishing you a happy new year.
Fiona M.

 46  Cheng-Wei (Wil) H. / December 2010: 5-Day Paris to Vienna 1st-class Rail tour
Dear Thomas,
Wish you a happy new year! More importantly, I would like to thank you for your professionalism and making our trip so memorable. Everything went according to plan! Although we are not one for stereotypes, everything that you have planned for us was of top German precision and certainly lived up (if not exceeded) our expectations. I do not think that the trip could have gone any better!

Although the snow caused a little delay here and there with the schedules, the information you ... view more have provided allowed us to easily move forward and prevent much anxiety from the stress of traveling. We enclose herewith two photos which we have taken at Linderhof Palace and of Schloss Neusweinstein for your viewing.

The snow had made the scenery more beautiful and certainly filled our journey with many unforgettable moments. Again, thank you for the wonderful trip.
Yours sincerely,
Wil and Nancy
South Africa

 47  Madeline B. / December 2010: (Adjusted) 5-Day Paris to Vienna 1st-class Rail tour
Dear Thomas
My sister and I have recently returned from our European Trip and I write to thank you for your fabulous assistance with our Germany Adventure. Every train, hotel or tour you booked for us was fantastic.

All your Google Map directions, train details and timetables were 100% accurate and made our trip so easy and enjoyable. We will highly recommend you to our friends and my sister has put positive feedback concerning your company on Trip Advisor.

Thanks again for your detailed ... view more help in the planning of our holiday and all the final details and bookings. May your year prove good and your business flourish.
Madeline B.

 48  Brian S. / September 2010: 4-Day Romantic Road Self-drive tour (northbound)
Dear Thomas,
My wife and I have just returned to Australia after ten weeks overseas. Part of our time included the four days Romantic Road self-drive tour you arranged for us (following e-mails will help you make some identification if necessary). I want you to know that we had a terrific time! The car was excellent (a small-car Volkswagen Something), and the hotels you booked were also excellent. They were well-located in the cities, moderately priced and gave the best of service. The daily destinations ... view more were also well-spaced, making for easy travel - a leisurely start each morning and an arrival at a convenient time. I am so glad that we booked with you; you made us feel very well cared-for.

Sincere wishes for your success,
Brian and Val S.
Camden, N.S.W.

 49  Rupert D. / June 2010: 7-day Romantic Road Self-Drive tour
Hallo Thomas.
After our wonderful trip along the Romantic Road in June, I've never taken the time to make contact with you again to thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed it! The accommodation was superb, the scenery splendid and the versatility of having our own transport with the rental vehicle made it worth while. Thank you very much for your flawless arrangements! This was truly an experience we will cherish for years to come.
Regards, Rupert D.
Meerensee, South Africa

 50  Tapanee G. / October 2010: (Extended) 7-Day Heidelberg & Bavaria Rail Circle Tour
Dear Thomas:
Sawasdee Ka! We can't thank you enough for our wonderful trip. Everything was well planned and prepared for us. We love the hotels, especially those in the small towns and those that are close to the train station. We voted Spitzweg Hotel in Rothenburg as the best for breakfast and hospitality. It's old but clean and very well-maintained. We were so impressed that the big, traditional German breakfast was brought to our table by the owner himself!! And the town is lovely. The rest of ... view more hotels are all OK, only Hilton in Bonn is a bit too far from the station. Monopol is the best for being right across the station and for their free mini-bar and WiFi.

I showed our photos to family members and you will sure get more customers soon!! Thanks again for your excellent service, Thomas. We love Germany now and would love to come back again in the future (to sleep in the castle this time!!).
Tapanee G.
Samutsakorn, Thailand

 51  Evan R. / October 2010 / 5-Day Romantic Road Self-drive tour
Sue & I returned from our vacation last weekend and I thought I'd tell you how much we enjoyed the tour thru Bavaria we booked thru you. The sites were a good distance apart, not too much time spent on the highway. All the hotels you booked were wonderful, in a great location, wonderful hosts in every city (especially in Rothenburg ODT). The funny thing was in picking up the car in Frankfurt my wife commented that we came all the way to Germany and had to drive a Ford!

The car was ... view more just fine, but with all the tight spots, if I had to do it again, I would not have upgraded to a larger vehicle. We were very pleased with the tour and will recommend you to others.

Thanks for everything.
Evan R.
Mount Airy, MD
United States of America

 52  Hal & Marsha L. / September 2010: 7-Day Bavaria Rail Tour & Rhine River Cruise
Can't say enough about our perfect trip thru Germany! This was such a wonderful way to get a taste of Old Germany. The trip was so well planned with delightful Bavarian Hotels in great locations and good train connections. It was so nice to be at our own pace yet have a plan. There is a lot of walking on cobblestone streets and stair climbing in hotels and train stations so one must be up for the task. Definitely a test of our agility but never presented a problem for us. This will certainly be an ... view more experience never to forget and we thank you, Hal and Marsha L. Patrick Air Force Base, FL United States of America

 53  Janet & Paul G. / September 2010: 5-Day Castle Road Prague to Frankfurt
Dear Thomas,
Thanks so much for the fantastic job you did booking the express bus, hotels, rail tickets, and rental car for our recent trip. We had such a good time and knowing that the transportation and hotels were competently taken care of really eased our minds. We especially liked the NH hotel in Nuremberg, it was so modern and sophisticated, but the others were great too.

I do apologize for calling you so early that one morning. The information was in the packet you sent and I printed out, ... view more but we just panicked. Thank you again.

Janet & Paul G.
Crowley, TX
United States of America

 54  Ron B. / 9-Day German Highlights: 1st-class Rail & Cruise
Guten Morgen Thomas, Our time in Germany comes to an end (we are in the Frankfurt airport waiting for our return flight), and we have had a simply marvelous time. We could not be happier with the accommodations you booked for us, or the travel arrangements between cities.
We give you and to your company our highest recommendation. All of our expectations on this journey were greatly exceeded.

Viehlen Dank !!
Ron B.
Austin, TX
United States of America

 55  Don P. / September 2010: (Extended) 3-Day Romantic Road Self-drive tour & Waldeck Castle
Well we just got back from our vacation in Europe thru you and your service. I don't know all the things to say to describe our vacation. It was absolutely FABULOUS..it started with the first thing..the pickup of the rent car. They told us you requested a Mercedes and it only had 40km on it. Brand New..After that each place you had us staying at was top of the line and although each was absolutely fantastic the next astounded us as it was better.

I definitely want to say THANK YOU in ... view more a very very big way it was something we will remember the rest of our life...Bobbie is my special lady friend that traveled with me and I imagine she will also send you a thank you...If you even need a reference them please do use us..we are very very pleased.

Thank You Again
Don P.
Chandler, TX
United States of America

 56  Harley B. / August 2010: 7-Day Heidelberg/Bavaria Rail Circle tour
Dear Thomas,
I want to express my appreciation for the perfectly planned Heidelberg and Bavaria Rail Circle Tour that I just completed. The Hotels were ideally located near the Train Stations and the local transportation hubs. Each hotel was different and yet together they were well chosen. The suggested local activities were great and more than I had the energy to fully complete. The complete package of rail schedules, Google maps to the hotel, vouchers, taxi transfers, etc made it all execute like clock ... view more work.

I have been fortunate over the years to travel throughout Europe and the world with most tour operators, including Insight, Trafalgar and Globus. Since I travel alone, I use the tour companies to select hotels and provide the needed transportation. I endure the discomfort of the coaches and the often boring commentaries of the guides. Now there is an option provided by your company either by train or by car. Of course, I prefer the trains.

I wish you great success. I look forward to the trip we have just planned to combine two of your tours in March 2011. I also look forward to the details of the Imperial Cities Rail Circle Tour. I may consider that for the Fall of 2011. Warm regards and best wishes,

Harley B.
Houston, TX
United States of America

 57  Lisa C. / 7-Day Gourmet & Castle tour & 8-Day Bavaria Self-drive tour
Hi Thomas,
We just returned from our 18 day trip on Sunday night and I wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Germany. We really enjoyed both tours. The gourmet and castle tour was very nice and we loved staying in the castles. The maps and directions you provided were easy to follow and very helpful. The 8 day Bavaria self drive tour was fun. We enjoyed visiting all the beautiful towns and palaces along the romantic road. We especially liked Rothenberg and the tour with the night watchman was ... view more fun. Thanks again for suggesting that we stay in Heidelberg on our last night. The city is very beautiful and it was the perfect ending to our wonderful trip.
Thanks for everything,
Aurora, ON

 58  Adeline and Glen Z. / August 2010: (adjusted) 9 Days Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg tour
Dear Thomas
I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for making the trip a great and truly Bavaria style for both my husband and I. It was romantic too. Although it was raining for the first few days, it did not dampen our spirits. The itinerary you planned was wonderful and thankfully for your map, we were able to find our way to the hotel and attractions with ease. The staff and residents in Germany were really friendly. They even came fore to speak to us even though we do not know Germanic ... view more language.

The hotels were great and the personal time table was a great help to plan our itinerary for the day. We even get to experience night cycling around Munich city center as the hotel you had provided were able to rent us the bicycles for free. In our spare time, we got to visit other famous attractions on our own like the Alliance Arena and BMW museum. All in all, we really enjoyed ourselves and the pictures we took were really lovely too.

Thank you very much for making this trip a memorable one for us!

Adeline and Glen
from Singapore
24 August 2010

 59  Alex T. / August 2010: (Extended) 4-Day Castle Road & Rhine River Cruise Rail tour
Dear Thomas,
We are back to our base in Athens. Me and my family we will like to thank you for the wonderful trip we experienced. Everything was in order (even the zig-zag trip from Rudesheim
to Heidelberg due to rail problem!!) the Hotels - the travel \"tips\" and of course the whole country side.

Many thanks
Alex T.
Athens, Greece

 60  Tom P. / August 2010: 8-Day (adjusted) Bavaria Self-drive tour (from Prague)
Hi Thomas,
Just letting you know we\'re safely home from our trip and that we had a wonderful time. We particularly enjoyed the smaller towns from Rothenberg south. Though our favorite cities were Dinkelsbuhl and Nordlingen, the apartment and the landlord in Rothenberg were simply super. Shoengau (sp?) was kinda miserable as it was raining heavily. But we drove through the Austrian Alps on our way to Munich and that was pretty nice. Thanks again for organizing this wonderful trip for us and I\'ll ... view more certainly recommend you to everyone who asks.

Tom P.
Newark, DE
United States of America

 61  Jessica, Soosh, Daniel & Steven G. / July, 2010: 13-Day customized Rail- and Self-drive tour (from London)
Hello Thomas,
We are home again in California after our wonderful Germany trip. Germany is an absolutely beautiful country. I wanted to thank you for all the bookings you made for us, the help along the entire process, from thinking through the whole plan, the wonderful reservations, answering all of my questions quickly and succinctly, to checking in on us and helping out with anything that came up during the trip. We had a really nice time and loved the hotels you selected.

The children of ... view more course loved the hotels with the pools, we loved the charm and style of the Bed and Breakfast style hotels in Rothenburg and Munich and felt the rooms we received were perfect in size, location and amenities. Sebastian at the Hotel Laimer Hof was also wonderful. So helpful in every way. You helped make our family adventure to Germany a wonderful success and if we ever make it there again we will be sure to contact you. And of course if anyone I know plans to take a trip to Germany I will give them your name.

Jessica, Soosh, Daniel & Steven G.
Mountain View, Ca.
United States of America

 62  V. Thomas T. / July, 2010: 9-Day Germany and Prague customized Rail- and Self-drive tour
Thanks so much for the great arrangements, everything worked out well. We really enjoyed our visit. I look forward to doing business again with you. Regards!

V. Thomas T.
Ogden Dunes, In.
United States of America

 63  Patti B. / August, 2010: 4-Day Magic Cities tour (north)
Hello Thomas we had a wonderful time in Germany!! I absolutely love the country, our accommodations were wonderful and convenient. I will definitely use your company again!!! and will recommend you to anyone who\'s looking for a tour like you might offer.

Patti B.
United States of America

 64  Terri C. / May 2010 9-Day Romantic Road, Bavaria and Salzburg tour
Dear Thomas,
I apologize for the lengthy delay in sending this message, but I did want to let you know how our trip went. The accommodations worked out very well all the way around. The hotels were very convenient to the train stations, as promised, and all provided very good service.
We were able to make great use of the vouchers and the Bavaria pass. And the trains were convenient and the schedules worked out great. We made reservations on the ICE legs of the trip which made it easier to travel when ... view more we had our luggage with us. We did not visit two cities (Aschaffenburg and Bayreuth).

It would\'ve been too hectic of a pace for us to try to visit two locations on a single day. Your tips of what to see and experience in each city were very helpful. Thanks for your thorough, well-planned arrangements. We would certainly recommend your services if any of our acquaintances are looking to plan a similar adventure. Danke sehr!

Terri C.
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States

 65  Mary S. / July 2010: 7-Day Gourmet and Castle Tour
Thomas. We are finishing up the fairy tail tour today. I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much my family has enjoyed this vacation. The castles have been fabulous and the towns remarkable. Do you do other tours in Germany or other countries? We would definitely be interested in anything.

Mary S.
Philadelphia, PA
United States of America

 66  Mark H and family / July, 2010: (Extended) 7-Day Romantic Road Self-drive Tour
Hi Thomas,
Thanks for a great trip! We had a wonderful time revisiting Germany. Everything was arranged as you explained. Having everything pre-arranged made the trip very relaxing and stress-free. We will definitely keep you in mind for our future travel and will gladly refer you to friends and family. Thanks again.
Mark H and family.

San Antonio, TX
United States

 67  Robyn M. / June, 2010: 7-Day Romantic Road Coach & Rail Circle Tour
I wanted to write and thank you for setting up our vacation itinerary. Your directions of the daily events were very detailed, the trains, walks and sights. It was very easy getting around. Our hotel stays were a pleasant experience as well. I like to travel and I believe this was the BEST trip I have taken. Germany is a very beautiful country from what I had a chance to see. My husband and I had a great time.

Thank you again for everything!
Robyn M.
Altoona, PA
United States

 68  Jamie N. / July 2010: 5-day Romantic Road Self-drive tour
Hi Thomas,
Just letting you know we have just dropped off the car after a wonderful five days - all went smoothly, although the time went so fast!
We loved each place we stayed, but were particularly impressed with the Hotel Spitzweg in Rothenburg - a very charismatic hotel, and the owner recommended some great wineries to visit!

Again much appreciated, I will be able to recommend the tour in Australia.

Hamilton Brisbane
Queensland, Australia

 69  In Don / June 2010 (Adjusted) 10-Day Central European Rail Tour
Hi Thomas,
I meant to send you an email yesterday right after I came back from the vacation but I was tied up with other things - few pending business related work from my company. Both my wife and I really enjoyed European vacation trip you arranged for us.

All extra activities you arranged for us such as dinner cruise on evening, city bus tour, etc. were very good and the choice of the hotel in different cities were excellent. Train ride between cities was also very smooth and good. In overall, ... view more we had a really good time and very satisfied with your services.

Thank you!
In Don B.
Vancouver, Canada

 70  Maria / June, 2010: (Extended) Romantic Road, Bavaria and Salzburg tour
You are a genius! What a lovely trip we had! Everything was so perfect! The trains were so easy to navigate and everyone was so helpful, even without asking for help! The hotels were just perfect, the staff was always so pleasant, the rooms so clean and comfortable and they were all so perfectly located.

We could not have done so much if the breakfasts were not included in the hotel every morning, it got us off on our way bright and early and ready to tackle the day. All our stops on our ... view more trip were lovely, we can not decide on which we liked the best. We have 1744 pictures trying to capture all the beauty and fun in Germany! The pass to enter in all those museums and palaces was a wonderful thing to have, we did not have to compromise on where to enter and where not enter. The combination of doing so much yet on our own schedule, in our own time is a winning combo for us. Thomas, you offer a great service and we will make sure we let everyone know Germany is a beautiful destination and you have the best tours for a perfect vacation.

Thank you so very much,
Maria and Ralph G.
Miami, FL
United States of America

 71  Wayne Croswell / May 2010: (adjusted) 4-Day Romantic Road Rail Tour
First I want to thank you for putting together such a fantastic trip. Your recommendations were superb. In addition, your organizational attention to detail was great. Everything was as you indicated. The stay in Munich was fantastic. The museum pass saved us a ton of money. The trains are on time, clean, efficient and very comfortable as a means of transport in Germany. Rothenburg was incredible as was Wurzburg. Our castle trip was a memory for a lifetime. We can cross one item off my bucket list ... view more visiting Neuchwanstein. It was great. Ludwig was quite a man.

Here are the only things we want to share of a critical nature: 1. Rothenburg au der Tauber - A great city, a great hotel, we wish we could have stayed there for many more days. It\'s a city you could visit for a week. The night watchman tour guide was awesome. Everyone must take that tour when they visit the city. 2. We were not aware of \"reserved\" coach seats on the train, so when someone asked us to vacate our seats after sitting in them for an hour, we were a little confused. Not sure how much reserved seats are, but on the long trip to Essen, that would have been a little less stressful.

Every restaurant and meal choice you recommended was right on. We pretty much followed your suggestions to the letter. Once again, thanks for a great trip and arranging all that you did. When we return, we will be sure to look you up for advice again.

Have a great day,
Wayne C.
Boston, MA
United States of America

 72  Kathrine W. / June 2010: (Adjusted) Romantic Road, Bavaria and Salzburg Tour
Hello Thomas!!
Thank you so very much for the most fabulous vacation of our lives! My husband and I were amazed at the beauty of Germany, culture, food quality, beer/wine quality, and the friendly people! It was a fantastic experience, and your plans were great! Thank you for your very thorough arrangements. The hotels were very centrally located, and easy to walk to various places. It was very easy to travel via train!
I am definitely in LOVE with Germany food! Great job Thomas, and I will definitely ... view more use you again when we return to Germany!

My best,
Kathrine W.
Lexington, Kentucky (USA)

 73  Bob and Lynne T. / 4-Day Castle Road and Rhine River Cruise
Hi Thomas,

My wife Lynne and I want to extend our thanks for your efforts in providing us with an exceptional fantastic 4 day tour of Frankfurt and Rudesheim and the additional day in Frankfurt. The arrangements, schedule and hotels were all great. All the additional considerations with respect to locality, convenience, timing, etc reflects on you as being a super organized individual and always thinking of your clients. A job very well done in our eyes. The Rudesheimer Schloss Hotel was a five star ... view more experience. The owners treated us almost as royalty, we wish we could have stayed longer.

Many thanks
Bob and Lynne T.

 74  Jerry M. / Romantic and Castle Road 1st-class Rail tour
Dear Thomas,
Just got back from our tour in Germany. I want to \"Thank You\" for the fantastic trip we had. We saw absolutely beautiful cities and sites. The hotels were very good and as stated in the tour guide we received they were within easy walking distance to the train stations. We were very impressed with the German Rail System. The extended two day trip to Rudesheim and the Rhine River Cruise was terrific. The detailed information we received from you made the tour very easy. The ... view more suggestions and the tips including where to eat were very helpful.
Thomas, we would like to \"Thank You \" again for the fantastic trip. We hope we will have a opportunity to work with you again.

Jerry, Janet and Timothy M.
Minneapolis, United States of America

 75  Tom and Mary B. / April 2010: (adjusted) 9-Day Romantic Road, Bavaria and Salzburg tour
Dear Thomas, we have recently arrived home from our wonderful transatlantic cruise and incredible trip to Germany. We could not wait to tell you how pleased we were with the arrangements you made for us. Everything was in order and went smoothly. We appreciated the convenience of the hotels to the train stations as I had mentioned to you that my husband has a little difficulty with walking.

How delighted we were to find that they were so close and actually one was just across the street. The use of ... view more the ICE trains was great and we actually met so many wonderful German people on these train trips. The excursions and sights to see were great. The trip was more than we expected thanks to your careful planning. We have already recommended you and your company to at least a dozen people. Thank you so much for making such a wonderful memory for us. Our best wishes to you and again so many thanks.

Tom and Mary B.
Florida, United States

 76  Seiji O. / March, 2010: Romantic & Castle Road 1st-class Rail tour
Mr. Giesick,

We came back to Oslo on last Saturday after enjoying the fantastic trip very much. We did not have any trouble on the trip. I thank you very much.

Seiji O.
Japan (currently: Oslo/Norway)

 77  Lori M. / March, 2010: 7-Day Rome to Paris 1st-class Rail Tour
Everything we did worked out great! Thanks so much!!! Had a wonderful time!!!

 78  Leonard G. / November, 2009: (Extended) 7-Day Romantic Road Self-drive tour
Thomas, We had a great time!!!

The John Deere tour was excellent. Had we had more time we could have toured the plant that makes the cabs. All hotels were great. The top three being Hotel Schlossstuben in Büdingen, Hotel Spitzweg in Rothenburg, and Schlosshotel Lisl in Hohenschwangau. The only downside to the trip was our vehicle being under powered.

The Christmas shopping was great and along with the John Deere toy tractors my kids had to buy two more bags to get all the purchases home. I ... view more would certainly recommend you and your tour to anyone.

Thanks again,
Leonard G.
Marion, IA, United States

 79  Daniel B. / December, 2009: 9-Day 1st-class Emperors, King´s & Kaiser´s Rail Tour
Gday Thomas,

Just a quick note to thank you for a well organized and magnificent break. Had no idea what to expect in Germany and was totally amazed! Great country full of great people. Only disappointment was the short time that I had to spend there to see so much.

Thanks again,
Daniel B., Australia

 80  Isa S. / December, 2009: (Extended) 9-Day Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg Rail Tour
Dear Thomas,

We have been home now just a week, we have been very tired since we have come back and mainly rested, and that is why I am only writing to you now. I wanted to thank you for organizing everything for us. We had the most wonderful trip especially on the Romantic Road. We loved every bit of it. Everything worked very well and we were so lucky that even the weather played ball. It was like a winter fairyland everywhere with all that snow.

We did not get to see a lot in Nuernberg, as ... view more the train was over an hour late due to problems with the snow, but we still saw the castle and it was worth it just the same. We were very pleased with all that you did for us, the time tables the tickets and the hotels, everything was just great. We particular enjoyed the hotels in Frankfurt, Rothenburg and also the one you organized in Bremen. The others were much the same as what you would get in Australia. We also found the staff particularly nice in the Hotels in Frankfurt, Rothenburg and Bremen. On the whole we had the best holiday.

Heidi my daughter also enjoyed the trip very much, she had to go back to work the next day after coming home, I think she is also still trying to recover. My son Neil and his partner Karen came back early and spent the last week of their holiday here at the beach and they too had the best time and were very impressed what they saw. Bruce and I very much loved it all, if I did it again, I think I would like to take a little more time, there is so much to see, we were very pleased we had the extra time in Rothenburg, it was like living in a fairytale with all that snow.

All five of us want to thank you for organizing our trip along the romantic road and putting up with all those changes due to the problems that came with Karen and Neil`s Dog getting ill and finally dying.

Thank you for everything!
Yours Isa S., Australia

 81  Daren & Jane M. / December, 2009/ January, 2010: (Extended) 4-Days Magic Cities Tour South
Hi Thomas,

I just wish to thank you for organizing our tour through Germany Austria and back to Paris. And a special thank you for contacting Renaissance Salzburg Congress Center Hotel. They provided us 3 nights’ accommodation at the Renaissance Arc de Triomphe, Paris which was more than we expected. I have recommended your service to other travelers and I hope they take my advice for future travels. We will definitely contact you when next we travel to Europe.

Daren & Jane M.,

 82  Jeannie, Troy & Kinsey C. / January, 2010: 9-Day Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg Rail Tour
Hi Thomas,

Thank you for the great trip. We had the best time. Kinsey and I made it home safe and sound and Troy got back to Kuwait yesterday. … We will pass your name along and use your company again with any future Europe trips. Thank you again, and take care.

Jeannie, Troy & Kinsey C.,
Liberty Lake, WA, United States

 83  Kimber R. / November, 2009: 7-Day Romantic Road Self-drive tour

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on the trip. It was great - really the best vacation ever. Thank you for all your help!

Kimber R. and family,
St. Louis, MO, United States

 84  Robert H. / November, 2009: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg tour
Thomas, We had a great trip and appreciated how you arranged all the hotels so close to the train stations. Everything went like clockwork. I will recommend your service to any of my friends when they are traveling to Germany.

Where else do you provide travel services? We are going to Hong Kong in February.

Thanks for a great trip,
Robert H.
Kempton, PA, United States

 85  Barbara B. / August, 2009: 4-day Historic Cities of Rhine and Mosel
Dear Thomas,

We are back from a wonderful trip to Europe and I want to thank you for helping me arrange the wonderful Rhine/Mosel cities tour. It was a great tour, the perfect introduction for the two of us who have never traveleled in Germany before. What a fascinating mix of cities! And all of your (expeditiously prepared) instructions and documents were a godsend - the logistics worked like a dream.

We would never have been able to plan such a nice little trip on our own, knowing little ... view more about Germany. So thank you very much! (One minor detail - there are no baggage lockers at the Rudesheim train station, but we were able to find a shopkeeper who graciously stored our bags while we explored the charming town.) We hope to book one of your tours again in the future, and will certainly recommend you to our friends and family.

Best regards,
Barbara M., Towson, MD., USA

 86  Mr and Mrs. J.R.W / Luxury Rhine Cruise & Rail Package
Dear Mr Thomas Giesick,

We would like to send you very Good Wishes and very many thanks for the wonderful cruise you arranged for us on the "Premicon Queen". We really had a wonderful journey down the Rhine, and everything went to your plans as you had presented to us. We would like to say how very grateful we all were for the way in which you handled our booking - it was done with such good manners and efficient way, and all went exactly as you said, we were able to follow your detailed ... view more instructions so very easily. All the hotels booked were very very good, the rail journeys to the places to stay were excellent and of very high standard.

You made our holiday a very memorable one and we cant "Thank You" enough for all you did to make it so easy and enjoyable. There were only 45 guests on the cruise and about 80 crew and staff. This made it even more special - we were treated like Royalty. Many many thanks and good wishes to you - we had a Fabulous Holiday and most of all it was nice to meet you in Frankfurt.

Best wishes from
Mr and Mrs. J.R.W. and Mr and Mrs F.
Cape Town South Africa.

 87  Dave D. / July, 2009: (Extended) 5-Day Romantic Road Rental Car tour

Well, we are back home in California. All went well and I really appreciate all your help. All the details and suggestions were perfect. The only thing I would change would be to shorten up the Rhine trip. Four hours rather than six would have been long enough.

Thanks again,
Dave D.

 88  Tom M. / July, 2009: (Extended) Munich Grand Circle Package
Mr. Giesick,

My wife and I just returned from our vacation to Munich. We took the Grand Circle package and had a Wondeful time. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for some specific attributes of your travel program. First, we found the itinerary to be thrilling. The activities on this package included everything we hoped we would see in Germany. The sights truly took our breath away.

Second, we loved having the freedom to choose our own times of departure and return from the train ... view more schedules you provided us. This allowed us the opportunity explore some attractions for longer periods of time at our own leisurely pace. It was a wonderful feeling of freedom to know that we could stay in a particular city for an entire day instead of being held to a rigid schedule. Third, we appreciate your efficiency and professionalism in handling all of our tour issues. All of the necessary tickets, time tables and itineraries were delivered promptly and with 100% accuracy. The trip proceeded perfectly.

... Between my wife and myself, we snapped over 700 photos. This was a trip of a lifetime. I have recommended your services and website to over a dozen of my friends so far. Thank you for all of your assistance, professionalism, and effort. I look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Sincerely, Tom M.
Lancaster, CA

 89  Gillian S. / April, 2009: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg
Hi Thomas,

Thank you for all the directions, advise that made my holiday absolutely awesome. The hotels were all easy to find, friendly and well serviced. I will def be recommending you to any other travelers.

Kind regards,
Gillian S.

 90  Gerald O. / May, 2009: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg
Mr Geisick, Many thank again for your flawless trip arrangements. All went well train schedules perfect weather beautiful. Would like to have spent a few more days but maybe next time. Do you arrange tours other than Germany? Thank you also for printing the train tickets very helpful. The countryside was spectacular with spring colorand the cities neat and clean. Very impressive. Very helpful people. I would highly recommend your company.

Regards, Gerald O.

 91  Lucia B. / May, 2009: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg
Dear Thomas,

Sorry it has taken me so long to thank you for the wonderful vacation you booked for me and my sister. Everything was booked to perfection, the train tickets, hotel rooms and the admissions to the various palaces and residences. You met all our expectations including the extra day trip to Innsbruck for us to go to the Swarovski Crystalline exhibit. I have emailed my travel agent that I would highly recommend your services to her clients.

Many thanks again for making our vacation ... view more successful.
Lucia B.

 92  Peter & Linda M. / June, 2009: (Extended) Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg
Dear Thomas (Grusse Gott as they say in Bavaria and Austria),

We leave Frankfurt today to go back to Manchester. Thank you for all your help. Your train connections, hotels (very nice mixture) and tour recommendations were all excellent. Appreciate your attention to detail and the personalized service you provided. Thank you again - will be recommending you to a travel agent friend of mine in South Africa and some of our friends.

Take care now,
Peter & Linda M., South Africa
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PS: Enjoyed an evening in Saxenhaus with my long lost cousins - apfel wein and green sauce were very good !

 93  Elena H. / 7-Day Romantic Road Rental Car Tour
Hello Thomas,

I would like to thank you for that wonderful trip that you arranged for me and my mom through Germany during Christmas. I know it's a late response, but as I was looking through my pictures I realize what a wonderful time I had there and what a great job you did to set everything up. The choice of the hotels was excellent, especially in Heidelberg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Neuschwanstein castles tour and hotel there were simply breathtaking. It was so much more then I expected. ... view more And I also appreciated the fact that it was so easy to get hold of you and get answers on all my questions.
Thank you very much for your work Thomas. I hope your business goes well during these difficult times. You really deserve it.

Elena H.
Houston, TX

 94  Sandy G. / Romantic Road & Black Forest (customized) Tour
Hello Thomas,

we had an absolute wonderful time. Thank you for everything you have done. Your instructions were great. Triberg was the best ever. We never used the bus, we just walked. We got back to town around 8:00 pm. She was the sweetest thing ever. … It was our favorite and the most beautiful. Thank you again for the wonderful trip of our lives.

Sandy G.,

 95  Fred W. / (Adjusted) Christmas Magic Grand tour 2008
Hello Thomas,

Scott and I arrived back in Boston last night after completing our Christmas tour in Germany. Thank you so much for a near-perfect experience. We had an absolutely wonderful time - and now we need a vacation to rest from all the activities! We especially appreciated the small details that you included such as the printed time-tables for the trains and the walking directions to/from the train stations and the hotels. The excursion in the Black Forest was also very memorable. …
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Thank you again for a perfect and memorable experience. I am already budgeting our next trip!

 96  Natalie C. / Historic Highlights of Bavaria & Rhine Cruise
Hi Thomas,

Greetings to you from Melbourne.

Firstly, I want to let you know - that we had an absolutely wonderful time in Germany on our tour.

Commencing from the cruise on the Rhine all the way through to our time in Rothenburg - it was just the most fantastic time. Thank you for all your suggestions - which really made the trip even more special. Thank you particularly for your advice to remain in Regensburg for longer - this was the most beautiful of towns for me. Definitely my ... view more favourite - along with Rothenburg.

Thank you once again Thomas. We all had a wonderful time. I look forward to returning to Germany one day.

Kind regards,

 97  Ian McG. / German Fairy-tale Route
Hi ! Thomas,

We are home safely after a great trip. Your arrangements were impeccable.

Kindest regards
Ian McG.,

 98  Liz W. / (Customized) German Fairy-tale Route Tour
Dear Thomas,

Just wanted to write and say what a wonderful holiday we had. The highlight was the stay in Trendelburg Castle, a truly wonderful setting. The views from the restaurant were breath taking. Kassel was also very impressive with the Hercules monument, would be interested to see that when all the work if finished.

A friend of mine is now sounding interested in doing a similar sort of trip to ours so I will be passing on your details to him.

Thank you for all your help. I ... view more think in a few years time we may do Kassel to Frankfurt and finish off the trail so will be keeping hold of your details.

Kind regards

Liz W.,
Great Britain

 99  Kok L. / Romantic & Castle Road

I'm back from my trip and want to let you know that I had a wonderful time. Thanks.


 100  In Don B. / Romantic Road AVIS Rental car tour (extended)
Hi Tomas,

We just came back from our vacation. We arrived yesterday but slept most of day (due to time differences and jet-lag, etc.) but I am up now, and decided to write you about our experiences.

It was one of the most wonderful vacations we had in recent years. Daily itinerary you made for us was well planned and done. The hotel accommodations, rental car and recommended places to visit were all very, very good. There wasn't anything or any places we didn't like or we can ... view more complain.

We really enjoyed and had fantastic times in beautiful country Germany, thanks to you! The trip will be long remembered.

As I mentioned, we are planning to have an additional trip to Germany as well as Czech Republic very soon.

We'll rely on your service again for that trip.

Thank you!!!


In Don & Sungsook, Vancouver

 101  Irv D. S. / Christmas Magic Grand Tour

thank you for arranging this tour. We had a great time! … All of the hotels were good. We enjoyed Stuttgart the best. The markets there were the best. Thanks again, and Merry Christmas to you!

Best Regards,


 102  Emily Y. / From the Black Forest to the Danube
Dear Thomas Giesick,

the tour has been wonderful- I am on my last day in Regensburg at the moment. It is lovely to have a bit of flexibility and the information you provided has been very helpful!

Thank you so much for all of your help!

Kind regards,

 103  Meg V. / Romantic Road (adjusted)
Hi Thomas,

Well we made it home safely after having a fantastic holiday. Thank you so much for your organisation it all went very smoothly. We especially enjoyed Rudesheim, Rothenburg and King Ludwigs castle. Hotel Schloss was wonderful and we had a lovely view of the parents castle out of our bedroom window. The night watchman was very entertaining and informative...

We enjoyed many glasses of wine and my friend was a beer drinker also and tried many different ones. We met wonderful people ... view more who were more than happy to assist us wilth our lack of German. Several translating commentaries for us.

All in all we will keep some very happy memories of our trip to Germany. Thank you!!

 104  Di Sheperd / August 2008: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg
Dear Mr Giesick
Thank you for organising such a wonderful trip for us. It gave us a chance to travel independently without having to worry about train and hotel bookings. Also we took your valuable advice about special sites to visit at each location.

 105  Alastair and Heather Wilson / June, 2008: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg
Hello Thomas,

Heather and I thoroughly enjoyed our rail tour, everything went without a hitch. The trains were well organized at sensible times and your information was spot on.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would have no hesitation in recommending your tours to other visitors to Germany.

Many thanks once again
kind regards
Alastair and Heather,
Melbourne, VIC

 106  Dianne Colleran / May 2008: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg
Hello Thomas

I have arrived home from my Europe journey and want to give you my feedback on your part of my trip.
I found your tour very well organized and easy to follow. It enabled me to see a lot of worthwhile sights that I may not have otherwise. The hotels were all quite comfortable and easy to find from the Railway Stations, with your directions.

I was impressed with your organization of train schedules and tickets all printed out, a very good way for an independent traveler to ... view more see Germany.

Kind regards
Hillcrest, SA

 107  SUELI HATSUMI MASUNAGA / March 2008: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg Tour
Dear Thomas,

Everything was terrific!

The tour information sheets with train schedule were very helpful. The hotels are located next to the train station that was very good and practical!

In summary, I had a nice travelling and enjoyed every places of the tour.

Thank you.

 108  Hans Haebler / Sept. 2008: Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg
Lieber Herr Giesick,

Die Deutschlandreise liegt nun hinter uns. Vor Allem moechte ich mich fure Ihre Fuersorge und Umsicht bedanken

Das toeurope- Konzept ist praktisch und durchaus zu empfehlen. Alles lief ziemlich reibungslos, die Zielorte waren gut ausgewaehlt ...

Ich bedanke mich nochmals und wuensche Ihnen guten Erfolg.

Mit besten Gruessen,

Hans H.