Small group touring is Different- Check out Intimate Germany!
By Jen Campbell of Escape Destinations Travel
Why book a small group tour to Germany with Us?
Easy….you’re not made to feel like a herd of Buffalo’s corralled to the next activity, with a large, sometimes hectic and chaotic herd…..err….bunch of people.
Join us in the fall of 2017 with a small group tour to Germany!
A maximum group size of 20-30 keeps the tour in a smaller coach vehicle, which means the size of the group is intimate. The bus can get into and out of places that large groups simply can’t get to. In Germany, where the roads can many times be quite narrow, this is perfect!
Many travelers choose small-group touring because this style of travel is super cozy and comfortable. Plus as a tour guide, it’s a more manageable size for our agency, more like family and less like an informal group of people. Our smaller size will provide opportunities for you to mix socially with other people on the trip and can interact with the 2 guides more deeply. Your interests and opinions on side trips and detours will be taken into account! You simply cannot do this with a large group!!
Smaller groups can accommodate small, boutique, quaint type hotels. Our tour is opting for local, indigenous lodging over multinational hotel chains. This is another advantage of a small tour size, we can accommodate our small group almost anywhere. When we stay in local lodging, you can absorb the culture without having to jump into a drafty old museum to do so.
Our tour will strive on immersion, not just into the environment in Germany, but among the people who live there. Our goal is for you to relate to the local culture, to eat in locally owned restaurants trying new cuisine and to see local craftsmanship.
Cultural immersion is what will distinguish our tour from some of the larger, cookie cutter type tours! One of the most powerful things we can do as your guides, is to place our small tour into situations and introduce you to local people, and show you unique and foreign things that you simply won’t see back home. We want you to enjoy your immersion environment! We don’t want you to head to Germany and spend all your money and get the same type of experience you’d get on a typical road trip stateside.
This smaller tour size is becoming more appreciated by many, who want to dig deep into a culture and land, as they visit Germany. And for some who have already been to Europe a few times, this trip is something quite exciting in that it visits some familiar places as well as new and exciting locales. This tour is focusing on one region, Germany….not many countries packed into a few days. The small group will get you up and close and personal with this amazing and historic destination.
Our agenda is flexible! You may want more time to explore independently, to reflect or just simply rest. Our trip is structured with flexibility built into the schedule.
Our tours goal is to get you off the typical “tourist track”. We have your behind the scene access! We’ll encourage wonderful, personal encounters with locals. We’ll put you in the heart of true foreign travel. This is simply the best way to experience any new place. Plus our tour guide is a native, which means you can ask him any questions about the life and history of Germany and Markus’ knowledge and expertise, will bring each destination to life!
Anyone can purchase a ticket to Oktoberfest and go there, but going as a small group together will bring the festival to life, with its rich history and age-old traditions shared! Just imagine, it’s going to be a true adventure to go into a small village where you meet families, traditions and authentic cultural views that have been ingrained into many for hundreds of years.
Our tour will travel through the romantic back roads and small towns. We’ll get you to the destinations of small villages so you’ll feel like you’re a part of the region, and having local experience to guide us there, will be the icing on top!
You’ll go home with a real life, amazing, personal experience of Germany, one that could probably not be had anywhere else.
Don’t take my word for it, please read some of Markus’ company reviews below and then check out our May Special (good only through the end of May when you place your deposit down) on this absolutely memorable trip of a lifetime!
“Markus and his company are just fantastic. It's like having a long-lost relative in Germany drive you around. I spent ten days in a car with this man, and we're still on speaking terms. If you're headed to Germany, check into Markus’ tours and tell 'em Andy sent you!”- Eunice/Andy
“Markus, Thank you for giving us a wonderful first experience outside the States. We admire your devoation towards your job. You were not only an excellent guide but a friend. Thank you so much!” -Becky, Ray, Glen and Chuck
“Thank you for a great tour! We felt like we were being guided by a friendly relative who wanted us to appreciate his country. We did the tour based on the itinerary adjusted according to the weather and spiced with little surprises that made the trip fun. Instead of a one country trip, we slipped into two more and got to taste French cuisine. Since Markus knows all the good places to eat, we never got to the snacks that we all had brought along.
Usually at the end of a trip you are ready to go home, I wanted to stay longer to enjoy more of the fun and beauty of Germany.” -Bobbe
“Markus, I know I speak for all of us that if it was not for your terrific services we would not have enjoyed ourselves as much as we did.
Germany is a beautiful country and your expertise only enhanced the experience.
The choices of hotels, sites and restaurants were perfect.
We have not stopped talking about our trip and tell everyone about your services. If you ever need a reference or someone has a question about your services, we will be more than happy to share our experience with them.
I cannot thank you enough for making our first (hopefully not the last) trip to Germany perfect!” -Theresa
“I can't begin to thank you enough for such a memorable vacation and fun vacation. I loved every minute of it.
Our tour was in fact "The Perfect Germany Tour" as we enjoy telling all our friends and family. We enjoyed your company as much as we enjoyed the beautiful sights and activities of the tour. You have set a high standard for our future tours that will never be equaled until we come back to Germany for another tour with you.” -Gus & Fay
OUR BLOG SPECIAL- BOOK YOUR GERMANY 2017 FALL TOUR BY 12/31/16 (by placing your deposit down) and receive $50 off per person on the total tour price, PLUS enjoy a FREE wine, beer and appetizer WELCOME PARTY (for 2 hours) when we arrive in Germany!
NOTE: Must mention this special when booking.
Call Escape Destinations Travel today to join the tour: 910.379.4033 OR...check out our detailed day-by-day agenda HERE!
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