Rave Reviews: Tour Hotels

"I've come to appreciate the quirky, family-owned hotels that are a hallmark of ETBD tours. No two are alike but all share the same basic qualities: scrupulously clean, centrally located, with friendly, helpful staff." — Mary in Freeville, NY

Our guidebook research gives us an edge in discovering the charming, centrally-located, often family-run hotels that promise to be a memorable part of your travel experience. Often quaint (sometimes creaky), and full of personality, they are run by Europeans who are also our friends.

Be prepared for stairs — hundreds of them. Many of our hotels don't have elevators...one more reason to pack light and be in good shape. Private bathrooms are the norm, but on a couple of tours a small chance exists that for one or two nights your bathroom may be down the hall (only if you see it listed under your tour's Activity Level page).

If you're traveling solo, you won't pay the mandatory "single supplement" required by other tour companies. Instead, you'll share a room with another tour member of the same gender. If you'd prefer to sleep alone, we offer a limited number of optional single supplements on all tours for an additional fee.

Read what our tour members are saying about our hotels...

Hotel Frimurare in Kalmar, Sweden

"Hotel Frimurare was great; so friendly, and the 2nd floor sitting area was so comfortable for a group of us to chat after dinner."
— Caryl in Kirkland, WA

Pensione Guerrato in Venice

"The Pensione Guerrato is a wonderful, old world hotel. I enjoyed the medieval furnishings: chests and cabinets centuries old. Many great pubs, restaurants and shops are nearby."
— Michael in Tacoma, WA

Schluxen Hotel in Austria

"I loved the farm in Pinswang, Austria. The bunnies, the ponies, the bike ride to the river...woke up to hearing the cows 'moo' and the clink of their bells...What could be better?"
— Denise in Redmond, WA

Hotel Londres Eiffel in Paris 

"It was the perfect home-away-from-home for the traveler. The two ladies who cleaned and helped with breakfast each day were always singing and laughing. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and charming."
— Bonnie in St. Augustine, FL

Hotel des Remparts in Beaune, France

"Hotel Remparts in Beaune, France was a quaint hotel. It was worth carrying my luggage up three flights of stairs."
— Eden in Irvine, CA

Hotel Accademia in Florence

"The Hotel Accademia was really special because of the owners and staff. It was also the noisiest, but I would stay there again in a heartbeat."
— Kathleen in Lithia, FL