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Basic information for your tour
 
We would like to give you some useful hints and information
how you can create your best driving tour with our
special service.
 
1. First of all plan not too much!
This is the biggest mistake which you can do. You should know that you'll find in whole Europe many scenic roads through the countryside. Many roads have a special background and offers unique experiences as well as a marvelous countryside. When you take such a drive you can only calculate appr. 40 to 50km per hour driving time. For example if you choose the drive via the "Romantik Road" from Rothenburg to Fuessen, its appr. 250km or 160miles but you need at least 5 1/2 hour driving time without any stops. Another example is the drive from Grenoble to Nice via the "Route Napoleon" which is 350km or 220miles only but you need at least 7 hours driving time. Driving through Tuscany's countryside (Italy) takes a lot of time and you can calculate in average only 30 to 40km per hour. You see - less is much more!
 
2. Route Planner!
Your personal Route Planner helps you planning your tour. Please note that in Europe you find often some cities or villages in different regions with the same name. You can distinguish them with their postal codes. You can view maps with your route and you can zoom in so that you can see details. Note that all distances are show in "kilometer".
 
3. Car Rental information!
We offer only the best car rental companies in Europe and we show the bestpriced car groups on top and the most expensive ones at the bottom. Please note that driving into the Eastern European states isn't allowed and if you want to drive into Czech Republic or Hungary for example then you should send us your tour request with the Customized Tour Request form. We can offer some car rental companies which allow the lower car groups (Ford or Opel cars only) going east but they have higher rates.
In general no luxury car group is allowed to travel into Italy. You can't book a tour with a Mercedes, Audi or BMW or the luxury VW'S into Italy from all European countries.
If you want to travel with an automatic car, please note that these cars are more expensive in Europe then manual cars and that they are booked out early in advance. Also minivans and minibusses are strongly requested and has to be booked very early!
 
4. Hotel information!
You'll find more then 6.000 selected hotels in our database, mostly 3 to 4 star hotels with very special negotiated rates and a good quality. Some two star hotels which we can recommend are included as well as romantic, charming and special hotels which offers a unique experience.
In general the best priced hotels are listed on the top the most expensive ones on the bottom. You'll find the country classification with the stars and, as an additional help our recommendation as well. Our info reflects from own experiences as well as from the feedback surveys from all of our customers.
 
5. Our special service!
After you have selected your tour and you send us the booking request, we will review your tour and before we book it we will send you our comments if we have some information about the selected route or if we have alternative recommendations. We know Europe best and your advantage will be, that we know what's the best route and where you can see also the highlights and kept secrets of the beaten track.
If you want some customer feedback, checkout our tour benefit info with some comments or send a blank email without nothing in the subject and body and you'll receive the testimonials from our autoresponder.

See a comment which we recently received:

Dear Hubertus,

We have received the Tour Handbook, thank you very much.

I must compliment you with everything, right from the first contact through to the handbook. You always made us feel as if you are spending all your time on us, that we are not just one of your many customers, and the handbook was the final cherry on top. It is personalised, it has got much more detail than we ever expected, the cross-references in the text to the voucher numbers rounds it off nicely, the pamphlets and ... and ... and ... ; it is just fantastic!

Thank you once again for a very professional service, you are making us look forward to our trip even more.

Regards.

Jan and Philana

(from Langebaan South Africa, booked tour for Apr 22, 2005)
 
7. Last but not least!
Please note that we require your credit card details when you want to book a tour but we didn't debit anything on to your credit card before your prior advice. First of all we will review the tour and then we need your reconfirmation that everything is ok. After the whole tour is booked and confirmed, a deposit will be charged. More information see under Booking Conditions.
 
 
 
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