2016 Trip Dates
June 19 - 25 (only 4 spots left!)
August 14 - 20 (only 5 spots left!)
Custom departures available upon request.
$2,125 per person
Pricing is based on double occupancy.
All of our trips have a maximum of 10 participants, and at least two trip leaders- one of the best ratios in the industry allowing us to provide the most personalized attention possible.
Includes: Double occupancy accommodation for six nights, daily breakfast for five days, four course dinner at castle hotel, 21 speed hybrid bicycle rentals, daily luggage transfer, support van, two knowledgeable leaders, online trip photo album.
Does Not Include: Airfare, airport transfers, meals not listed above, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, optional leader gratuities.
- Single supplement: $225 for June trip, $190 for August trip
- Room upgrade package: $150 for June trip, $100 for August trip
- Pre/post trip accommodation in Cologne/Nackenheim: $75/person/night
- Electric assist bike: $100
- Carpe Mundo shirt: $20
- Private airport transfers: contact us for pricing to/from various airports (Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hahn, Brussels)
- Discount for third person sharing room with two others: $125 for June trip, $100 for August trip
Accommodations: 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, the June trip stays at the five star Grand Hotel Petersberg, a historic building built in the 19th century where notable guests have included kings, queens (such as Queen Elizabeth II), and presidents (including Bill Clinton). The August trip stays 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 more modest family run inns that give a real feel for life on the Rhine.
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 signs an Assumption of Risk/Liability Release waiver as well as a Personal Information Form. You will receive these after you have registered for a trip, and they must be completed and returned 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.