Germany and Austria lie at the heart of several Rick Steves tours — and the sights and experiences there always generate lots of raves from our tour members. From the charm of Hallstatt to the "wow" of the Alps to the surprises of Berlin, here are just a few...
"I loved how we arrived in Hallstatt — immediately boarding a boat for a tour of one section of the lake. Then we saw the hotel where we were to stay. It was fabulous! From the broad deck behind our room was the lake view and room enough to host our tour group to a happy hour that evening."
— Kay in Portland, OR — Best of Germany, Austria & Switzerland in 14 Days Tour
"Each day was special. There are so very many things to absorb and get a sense of, if you have any curiosity at all. I could easily spend a year there and not be fully satisfied. The magic of having an escort who knows and has experienced life in these places is immeasurable and a constant inspiration to me."
— Bob in Seattle, WA — My Way: Germany, Austria & Switzerland in 12 Days Tour
"I wanted to see mountains and my wishes were granted. It was incredible experiencing the Alpe di Siusi on Friday, the top of the Zugspitze on Saturday, the view of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau from the Schilthorn on Tuesday, and capping it off with being up-close and personal with Mont Blanc on Thursday."
— Ray in Alachua, FL — My Way: Alpine Europe in 12 Days Tour
"The city of Berlin was a pleasant surprise — a treasure trove of museum exhibits and historical sites. Out of ignorance for what the city had to offer, Berlin was not on my list of must-visit cities — now I'm so glad it was on the tour. The warmth and easy accessibility of our neighborhood hotel was delightful."
— Mary in N. Little Rock, AR — Best of Berlin, Prague & Vienna in 12 Days Tour
Our Best of Europe tours also enjoy spending time in Germany and Austria!