Should we bring tuxedos and ball gowns?
No. You are not allowed to. Below we give you some information about the most important topics when you travel with us. If you have more questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
For all our customers the official rules of the European Union will apply. There might also be additional rules in place, varying from country to country. These could be related to border crossing, testing and vaccination requirements, and apps for coronavirus contact tracing and warnings. If you decide to travel with us we will stay in close contact with you in order to react to changing situations. Should unforeseeable pandemic restrictions prohibit your attendance you will benefit from our customer-friendly booking conditions. For general information about travelling the EU please follow this link. There are also information about restrictions on travel from “third countries” to the EU. For regularly updated country-specific restrictions see the “Re-open EU” website.
Family & friends: create your own travel bubble
For groups we will offer attractive, special discounts. If you decide to rent a motorhome through us we have rental partners who fulfil the necessary hygiene standards before handing out the vehicle. Of course you can also join our tours with your own vehicle.
Coronavirus travel insurance
Are you covered? Then you should be able to answer the following example questions with yes. Does your insurance include COVID-19-related medical expenses and other non-COVID-19 emergency-related expenses, as well as trip interruption? Are quarantine costs included? Is your entire trip, including all visited countries, covered? Please note that standard trip cancellation insurance most likely does not provide coverage if you choose not to travel because of COVID-19 fears or concerns.
Visa & Driver's license
Make sure that you have a valid passport and a valid driver's license. We strongly recommend an international driver's license.Your European point of entry is Germany. Visit the German Federal Foreign Office for the most up-to-date information. Once in the "Schengen Area" (the Schengen Area compromises more than 20 European countries and operates like a single state for international travel purposes) you normally can travel the European Union without a visa for up to 90 days. However, because requirements differ based on your country of origin and other factors, it is your responsibility to find out if you need a visa. Check individual tour details for countries visited. Here we have some useful links for you:
- American Citizens
- Australian Citizens
- New Zealand Citizens
- Canadian Citizens
- South African Citizens
- Further visa requirements by nationality
It is a good idea to make copies of your passport identification pages, your credit card account numbers and your airline ticket and leave them with someone reliable. You should also have a set of copies with you or store them with your cloud provider. In the latter case make sure that your documents are not accessible to the public. If you are a member of an automobile club you may benefit from their partnership with European clubs. Please ask your local branch.
You can find the latest and official information here.
Cash or plastic
Don't bring cash with you; a credit card (or two) is the best way to always be flush. MasterCard and Visa are very common in Europe and you can find an ATM at nearly every corner. Please check with your bank to be sure that you can use your credit card abroad.
Insurance and Medical
Medical treatment and hospital care abroad can be expensive. Check with your insurance company to make sure that you have coverage in Europe. Please don't forget your personal medication. It's a good idea to bring along your prescriptions as well. As with any big travel plans it's a good idea to look into travel insurance.
In spring or autumn you can expect a few cool and rainy days. There's no need to pack winter clothes however we recommend packing a warm sweater and a windproof jacket. In summer it can cool off in the evening. To bring a fleece jacket that keeps you warm and comfy while sitting outside is a good idea. A hat or cap to protect your head should also be in your luggage. Or you can buy a fancy one over here as your first souvenir. Expect some summer rain once in a while. Don't bring bulky umbrellas, a light rain jacket will do the trick. Regardless of the country, if you like being outdoors hiking boots are appropriate. There will be plenty of walking, so bring comfortable shoes. Additionally, robust hiking sandals are a great idea. We suggest that you pack clothes for about 10 days "only". We will have the opportunity to use laundry facilities at campsites several times. Hand washing for smaller amounts will be possible at any time.
Showers and Personal Hygiene
Bring hanging shower bags. For sanitary reasons flip-flops or Croc-type shoes (also good for short walks) you can wear in the shower booth should be in your luggage as well. We will provide bath towels. Regarding soap, shampoo & toothpaste: unless you are used to special products you could buy everything before we start our road trip.
European power is 230 AC. Modern dual-voltage laptops are fine with this. You can find the information on the power pack. Please check the power pack of your cell phone or your (video) camera, too. While you're at it, have a look at your hair dryer and shaver as well. You will probably want extra memory cards for your digital camera. You can bring them or buy them during one of our shopping opportunities. If you are not sure about your phone's abilities please ask your dealer if you can use it in Europe. What you should buy before you leave is an adapter suitable for German outlets. Your motorhome has at least one outlet so that you can charge all your gadgets there.
Living Costs Abroad
How much money you will spend each day depends on many factors so it's not really possible to tell you the exact amount. If you buy food in the supermarket you spend approximately as much money as in your home country. Going out for dinner can be expensive and good or cheap and good. A hearty dinner for two in a traditional German restaurant with beverages will cost you about 50 €. A big glass of beer or a glass of wine is about 3 €, but the prices can differ significantly from country to country. But we will always help you avoid tourist traps and save money for the "goodies".
We assume that when you are back home you would like to show off a little bit with your newly gained language knowledge. There's only one problem: most of the Europeans (especially the Germans) speak English and will happily use you to brush up on their school lessons. This makes it really difficult to learn some, let's say, German words. On the other hand your German knowledge is already better than you guess. Have you ever used words like hinterland, fahrvergnügen (think Volkswagen), angst, wiener or wanderlust? Our guess for the most commonly used phrase during this trip: "Noch ein Bier, bitte" (another beer, please).
A typical Day
Please keep in mind that we are on holidays and a motorhome is no racing car and safety comes first.
The night before we leave for the next destination your tour guides will inform you in detail about the next day's itinerary. This includes the route and the road conditions. Although you normally just follow the lead car the tour package includes road maps for your convenience, too. It is a good idea to highlight the route and the final destination on these maps. Additionally this tour book provides you with the addresses of all accommodations including their GPS coordinates. So, you won't get lost.
Depending on the next destination's distance we normally set sail between 9 and 10 am. This will give us enough time to enjoy our ride and allow numerous stops for sightseeing or taking pictures. Running out of food and beverages? There will always be a shopping opportunity along the road. There are normally supermarkets within walking distance of campgrounds. Fancy a dinner out or a BBQ together at the campsite? We will plan it together. For the motorhome supplies we will make refueling stops together. We will also make sure that you always have enough fresh water on board and get rid of the waste water. Refilling water can be done when arriving at the next campsite.
If you book a tour with us it is a matter of course for us to provide you with a certified translation of our "Terms & Conditions". We also provide a "Reisesicherungsschein", insurance against insolvency of the tour operator. For Germany based tour operators the "Reisesicherungsschein" is statutory. It is not a travel cancellation insurance.