My husband and I are planning a trip to Germany next year. I've even been brushing up on my German so I don't embarrass myself. I stumbled across the Rick Steves' TV shows and looked up to see if he had a website. Boy does he! We WERE planning on going to Germany for 3-4 weeks with half that time in Berlin where I was stationed in the dark ages. Although the Germany tours are not exactly what we planned for the non-Berlin portion, they do look appealing. As well as ... doggone it ... NOT having to plan everything. The last time I was in Germany it was under the auspices of the USAF ... which if you think about it ... is essentially a super-guided tour.
This is our objection to a pre-planned tour. We do NOT want to get up, drag the sun up and the bird's out of their nests each morning and fall into bed totally exhausted only to start all over in 6 hours. We can handle walking and hiking around as long as it's not up Mt. Everest.
So for you Rick Steves' tour groupies ... what does a typical day look like? And will I indeed have a chance to use the German I've worked so hard on?