2018 Trip Dates

May 27 - June 2 (economy trip)

June 2 - 8 (deluxe trip)

Custom departures available upon request.


Economy Trip: $1,195 per person

Deluxe Trip: $1,695 per person

Prices are in US Dollars, based on double occupancy.

This trip has two leaders and a maximum of 10 customers- one of the smallest groups and best leader to customer ratios in the industry- allowing us to personalize the trip to best suit your travel needs and style.

Includes (Deluxe Trip): Double occupancy accommodation for six nights at 3 and 4 star hotels, daily breakfast, four course dinner at castle hotel, wine tasting and guided vineyard walk, guided tour of Cologne's cathedral, 21 speed hybrid bicycle rentals, daily luggage transfer, support van, two knowledgeable leaders, online trip photo album, and a Carpe Mundo shirt.

Includes (Economy Trip): Double occupancy accommodation for six nights at unique hostels and comfortable inns, daily breakfast, wine tasting, 21 speed hybrid bicycle rentals, daily luggage transfer, support van, two knowledgeable leaders, online trip photo album, and a Carpe Mundo shirt.

Does Not Include: Airfare (we can help!), airport transfers, meals not listed above, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, leader gratuities.


  • Electric assist bike: $100
  • Single supplement: Contact us for additional information
  • Private airport transfers: contact us for pricing to/from various airports (Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hahn, Brussels)

Additional Information

Accommodations (Deluxe Trip): This trip stays at some very unique and memorable hotels/inns! One of the trip highlights is staying at a four star medieval castle hotel overlooking the Rhine. The rooms are decorated with antiques and you will enjoy exploring the castle grounds and gardens. In Konigswinter, we stay at the historic four star Rheinhotel Dreesen, which served as the headquarters for the allies after WWII and has also hosted notable guests including kings, queens, and presidents (including Eisenhower).  While staying in larger cities such as Koblenz and Cologne, we stay at centrally located 3-4 star properties. In some of the smaller towns, we stay at authentic family run inns that give a real feel for life on the Rhine.

Accommodations (Economy Trip): The accommodations on this trip are more basic, but still very comfortable! Four nights are in hostels that have been carefully chosen for their character- one is a medieval castle, another is in one of Europe's largest fortresses, and another is a converted convent. Four nights will be in private double rooms with shared bathrooms at hostels, one night is at a small family run inn (private rooms and bathrooms), and one night is in a shared dorm/bunk style accommodation at a hostel. 

Payment Terms & Conditions: If you are thinking about signing up for a trip but are not yet ready to commit, we offer a 4 day courtesy hold. To secure your space on a trip, a $500 per person deposit is required and can be paid by check or credit card. The remaining trip balance is due no later than 90 days prior to the start of the trip. If you decide to cancel more than 30 days prior to the start of your trip, you will receive a Carpe Mundo credit that is transferable with no expiration for the amount paid, or we will refund your payment less a $250/person cancellation fee.  If you decide to cancel less than 30 days prior to the start of your trip, no refunds or credits will be available.

Single Supplement: Single accommodations are available for an additional fee, based on availability. If you are willing to be placed in a room with someone else from the trip, we will match you with another traveller if possible and waive the single supplement fee. 

Release of Liability: We require that everyone participating in a Carpe Mundo trip completes and e-signs an Assumption of Risk/Liability Release waiver as well as a Medical Information Form. You will receive these after you have registered for a trip, and they must be completed prior to your trip.

Insurance: Due to the nature and locations of our trips, we require that everyone participating in a trip has medical insurance that provides coverage while abroad. Proof of insurance will be needed prior to the start of the trip. If you currently do not have insurance, we can assist in providing some recommendations for short-term insurance. Although not required, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance or a travel protection plan for your trip. We adhere to our cancellation policy, and these plans will protect your trip purchase in the event you cancel under certain circumstances. If you are interested in purchasing one of these policies, please contact us for additional information.