Sample Itineraries

This client wanted a WWII themed trip, which proved challenging because there are no major battle sites in Germany. We started the trip with the Dachau concentration camp to set the scene and to put the most emotional segment of the trip first. We visited the SS tunnels and Hitler’s retreat in Berchtesgaden, the bridge at Remagen and several museums that examined the rise of the Nazi Party and its actions. The clients also requested visits to Zugspitz and Aachen.

  • Sunday, June 21, Day 0: fly to Munich (flight leaves at 16:35)
  • Monday, June 22, Day 1: Into Munich at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, June 22, Day 1 afternoon and evening: wander around inner city
  • Monday, June 22, Day 1 night – Munich
  • Tuesday, June 23, Day 2 Morning: Dachau (40 mins. Travel; ½ day to visit)
  • Tuesday, June 23, Day 2 afternoon: travel to Berchtesgaden (2½ hours travel)
  • Tuesday, June 23, Day 2 evening: dinner at Eagle’s Nest
  • Tuesday, June 23, Day 2 night – Berchtesgaden
  • Wednesday, June 24, Day 3: Berchtesgaden in a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 24, Day 3 afternoon: travel to Garmesh (4½ hours) Go up Zugspitz (couple hours)
  • Wednesday, June 24, Day 3 night – Garmesh
  • Thursday, June 25, Day 4: travel to Hechingen (6¼ hours)
  • Thursday, June 25, Day 4 night – Hechingen
  • Friday, June 26, Day 5 morning: visit Burg Hohenzollern (2 hours)
  • Friday, June 26, Day 5 afternoon: travel to Remagen (4½ hours) and visit bridge (1 hr?) and travel to Cologne (45 minutes)
  • Friday, June 26, Day 5 evening: wander Cologne
  • Friday, June 26, Day 5 night – Cologne
  • Saturday, June 27, Day 6 morning: travel to (1:45) and visit Aachen (Dom at 2?)
  • Saturday, June 27, Day 6 afternoon and evening: Cologne
  • Saturday, June 27, Day 6 night – Cologne
  • Sunday, June 28, Day 7 morning: Cologne
  • Sunday, June 28, Day 7 afternoon: travel to Berlin (4½ hours)
  • Sunday, June 28, Day 7 evening: Berlin
  • Sunday, June 28, Day 7 night – Berlin
  • Monday, June 29, Day 8 all day: Berlin
  • Monday, June 29, Day 8 night – Berlin
  • Tuesday, June 30, Day 9 all day: Potsdam
  • Tuesday, June 30, Day 9 night – night train to Munich (11 hours) dep 21:34 arr 08:30
  • Wednesday, July 1, Day 10 morning: Munich
  • Wednesday, July 1, Day 10 afternoon: fly home (flight leaves at 14:05) arrive at 19:10

This was a trip where the clients wanted a history and movie-themed trip with required stops at Loch Ness, St. Andrews, Durham and Hadrian’s Wall.

July 16 – Flight to Edinburgh

17:20 Aer Lingus flight EI118 from Dulles to Dublin

July 17 – Edinburgh

05:20 arrive in Dublin

06:40 Aer Lingus flight EI3250 from Dublin to Edinburgh

07:55 arrive in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle (3-4 hrs to visit) 9:30-6pm, last entry at 5pm

The Royal Mile Gallery (map store) 272 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH88AA

Stay the night in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Regency Guest House, a B&B 1.2 miles from Edinburgh Castle

July 18 – Castles

Blackness Castle (2 hrs to visit) 30 to 40 minute drive time, 9:30-5:30, last entry at 5

Rough Castle Antonine Wall (1 hr to visit) 40 minute drive from Blackness Castle; 24 hrs/day

Doune Castle (2:30 hrs to visit) 30 minute drive from Rough Castle; 9:30-5:30, last entry at 5

Stay the night in Fort William at Craig Nevis, a B&B in walking distance to the train station and downtown Fort William. A 2 hour drive from Doune Castle.

July 19 – Harry Potter Day

Steall Falls (2 hour hike) 24 hrs/day, or we can explore Fort William

Jacobite Steam Train “the Hogwarts Express” 14:30-20:30

Stay the night in Fort William at Craig Nevis, a B&B in walking distance to the train station and downtown Fort William

July 20 – Loch Ness Day

Drive to Drumnadrochit – one hour and 12 minutes to the Loch Ness Center

14:00-15:00 Loch Ness Cruises

Loch Ness Center and Exhibition (1:30 hrs to visit) 09.30 – Last entry: 18.00

Urquhart Castle (2hrs to visit) on shore of Loch Ness, hiking trails to and from; Daily, 9.30am to 8pm, Last entry 7:15pm

Visit Drumbuie Farm if we want to see “hairy highland cows.”

Stay the night in Drumnadrochit at Kilmore Farmhouse B&B six minute drive from Urquhart Castle

July 21 – Castle and Golf

Dunnottar Castle three hour drive (4 hrs to visit) 9:00 – 17:30 every day

St Andrews Links one hour 15 minute drive (1:30 hrs to visit) Tours booked for 3:30

Stay the night south of Edinburgh at Aaron Glen B&B, close to Rosslyn Chapel; one hour 15 minute drive from St. Andrews Links

July 22 – Chapel, Holy Isle & Driving

Rosslyn Chapel Visitor Center – five minute drive (2 hrs to visit) 09.30 – 17.00 (last 16.30)

Holy Island – 09:30-17:50 & 22:00-05:35 time the tides

Lindisfarne Castle one hour 30 minute drive (2 hrs to visit) garden 24 hrs/day; castle 11:00-17:00

Lindisfarne Priory – 15 minute walk (2 hrs to visit) 10:00-18:00 every day

Stay the night in Alnwick at The Market Tavern a four minute walk to the Castle, and a 38 minute drive from Lindisfarne.

July 23 – Alnwick

Alnwick Castle (one day to visit w/gardens) 10:00-5:30, last castle at 3:45

Stay the night in Durham at the Victoria Inn an eight minute walk to the cathedral; 1 hour drive from Alnwick

July 24 – Durham

Durham Cathedral (3 hrs to visit) ? until 6, treasury 10-5, last 4pm

Durham Castle (3 hrs to visit) tours are usually available every day at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm

Stay the night near Corbridge at Fellcroft B&B; 45 minute drive from Durham

July 25 – Hadrin’s Wall & back to Edinburgh

Corbridge Roman Town – Hadrian’s Wall – 10:00-18:00

Birdoswald Roman Fort – Hadrian’s Wall – 10:00-18:00

Stay the night south of Edinburgh at Aaron Glen B&B, 15 minute drive to the airport

July 26 – Flight to DC

09:30 Aer Lingus flight EI3551 from Edinburgh to Dublin

10:50 arrive in Dublin

12:35 Aer Lingus flight EI0119 from Dublin to Dulles

15:35 arrive in Dulles

This was a two-family trip to the Czech Republic and Poland to visit places their families were from. It involved multiple arrival and departure dates to accommodate work schedules, as well as multiple starting and ending cities.

June 15 (Thursday) – Bacewicz’s fly to Frankfurt

June 16 (Friday) – Bacewicz’s fly to Prague stay in Plzen

June 17 (Saturday) – Bacewicz’s in Plzen

June 18 (Sunday) – BCMM fly to Reykjavik

Bacewicz’s in Plzen

June 19 (Monday) – BCMM arrive in Munich at 6:16 a.m.

BCMM take train to Prague arrive 14:41

Bacewicz’s return to Prague 14:30ish key pick up Opletalova 39 street ground floor (Ruterra sign) Address is: Na zbořenci 276/14, 120 00 Praha-Praha 2, Czech Republic

June 20 (Tuesday) – Prague

June 21 (Wednesday) – Derek flies home at 11:20 a.m.

Everyone else day in Prague

June 22 (Thursday) – Prague

June 23 (Friday) – Travel to Krakow: key pickup Szpitalna 40, Kraków 31-024

June 24 (Saturday) – Nowy Tag (Where Great Grandpa was born) (only day trains work in our favor)

June 25 (Sunday) – Krakow

June 26 (Monday) – Krakow and Auschwitz

Tony and Aaron to Auschwitz in a.m.

Everyone else tour Krakow in a.m.

All meet up in afternoon

June 27 (Tuesday) – Bacewicz’s fly to Munich (4:50pm)

BCMM Travel to Gdańsk

June 28 (Wednesday) – Bacewicz’s in Munich – visit Neuschwanstein

BCMM in Gdańsk (Where Grandma’s family are from)

June 29 (Thursday) – Bacewicz’s in Munich

BCMM fly to Munich @ 16:45

June 30 (Friday) – BCMM fly from Munich to Reykjavik at 14:05

Bacewicz’s tour Munich

July 1 (Saturday) – Bacewicz’s fly home at 10:00 a.m.

BCMM at Blue Lagoon; fly home at 4:50 p.m.

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