Otmar, our tour manager, was wonderful. Daown, our bus driver, was also fantastic. The scenery is stunning. I cannot praise enough our tour manager Julian and our bus driver Tibor. We had never before traveled internationally, and the trip was so enjoyable and easy. We plan on booking another trip with Gate 1 within the next couple of years.
The Operation Team of Holiday Aces did a good job especially Meenu Goyal, Amit Rajput and Sumit. They made a Whattsapp group and answered our queries in time. Although the hotels are excellent, they are far from the city centre. I suggest that Indian travelers who are visiting Europe for the first time consider hotels close to cities. This will allow them to easily reach historical sites. The magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most striking sights near Munich. It was built by Ludwig II, Empress Sisi’s possibly mad cousin. It’s probably something you’ve seen before.
Because there was not a lot of emphasis on visiting museums and cathedrals, palaces, or other historical sites, the itinerary was suitable for teens. There were just a few of those visits to make the trip seem well-rounded and a to wander around on our own. We had a wonderful tour director and a small group of fellow travelers. Most of the hotels were very nice and the included meals were very good. Really liked a few of the local tours, such as in Hamburg, Hamelin and Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Always a smile and a kind, playful word We had a great group of bus mates, only 22 years old, but they were all different in age and backgrounds. Each person contributed something unique to the experience.
Potsdam is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Sanssouci Palace with its beautiful gardens is a wonderful reminder of the city’s rich past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well. My wife and I took the Classic and Romantic Tour of Germany. We normally travel Europe on our own, but there were so many places in Germany that we wanted to see, we decided to try a Collette tour.
First, 35 people were on the tour, which was way too many. (I was aware this was a possibility, but it slowed the tour and made quick stops for photo ops impossible.) In Berlin, in particular, the tour of the city was primarily in the bus.