2016 Europe Trip

A great group of travelers joined us in Germany this past summer.  We left the US on July 20 and returned Aug 2.  The highlight of this trip was the Festwoche in Garmisch, but EVERYTHING was amazing!  Guests are still talking about the fun they had while traveling with the band.  

Take a look at the photo gallery below to see what we were up to.  Below the photo gallery, you can find all the information and brochure from the 2016 tour.  It will give you an idea of how we planned things.

We hope you'll join us in the summer of 2017 when we visit the Rhine region, or in April of 2018 when we go to the Netherlands for the Tulips!


Check out this amazing vacation package!

Our own private luxury bus will take us to visit Meersburg, Uhuldingen, Stein Am Rhein, Rheinfalls, Hohenschwangau / Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau, Ettal, Garmisch / Partenkirchen, Innsbruck, and Munich.

We'll stay for 5 days on the Bodensee
6 days in the Bavarian Alps
Take day trips to Switzerland and Austria
Tour famous Castles
Have time to explore historic museums
Taste things at Breweries and distilleries
Marvel at basilicas that are larger than life
See intricate painted buildings
Visit a 400 year old Bell Foundry
Tour a Palace
Have music every day
Party at the Festwoche! (a traditional Bavarian festival complete with folk dancing and brass bands)
Have some time to relax!  ahh, Das ist the life!

Just imagine how farm fresh eggs, daily baked breads, seasonal berries, cheeses and local meats will taste while sitting on a terrace overlooking the beautiful Bodensee?

We depart the US
(group will leave from Houston)
on Wednesday July 20,
and return on Tuesday August 2.
That gives us 12 days and nights in Germany!

The hotels we'll stay in are very excited to have us as guests, and they welcome us to play our music for you in the evenings! Time to really take in your surroundings is important. This trip is designed to minimize the need to move luggage, and maximize the time you get to spend enjoying your vacation, all while giving you plenty of excursions and activities!  Even our departure day will be a breeze, as we will stay in a hotel near the Munich airport on our last night.


Our hotel in Ettal has a sauna and small indoor pool, and is located right up next to the hillside!  Rumor has it, we'll hear the gentle tink tink of cowbells in the distance.



Prices started at $4600 per person based on double occupancy.  Price for a single was $5150 per person.  Triple occupancy was limited but available.  Prices did not fluctuate this time because the Euro stayed low, and the airline did not raise their prices after quotes were made.  

Included in the price:

  • Non stop round trip flights between Houston and Munich.
  • All transportation on private motor coach (with airconditioning and lavatory)
  • 12 nights accommodations in beautiful locations (5 nights on lakefront, 6 nights in the Bavarian Alps, 1 night near Munich Airport) with breakfast each day.
  • 6 evening meals.
  • 16 group excursions with guides in English (Walking tour, Museums, Castles, Historic sites, Basilicas, a Palace, Boat rides, Bier and Schnapps tastings, Panoramic vistas, Trip to Festwoche in Garmisch with reserved seating)
  • Live music by Das Ist Lustig and local musicians
  • Helpful tour managers Ross and Valina 

Please call or send an e-mail if you're thinking of joining us for a future trip.  We'll make sure to keep you up to date on all of the developments. 

When the deposit is due, installments may be made by check to "Das Ist Lustig" and mailed to PO Box 424, Sugar Land, Texas 77487.  Please write "Germany trip" in the memo field.  If you have questions, we want to hear from you!

Our goal is to give you a worry free vacation full of fun, live music and memories! 


Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! Please check back here for updates and new information.

Updated August 26, 2016


What to expect when touring Europe with Das Ist Lustig

Das Ist Lustig will play music most nights of the trip. 

Europe has amazing flavors, edible and drinkable.  There will be tastings and samplings!

There are 16 excursions planned over the course of 12 days.  Some days will be action packed and full of adventure, other days will be a little slower paced with some free time to relax on your vacation.

Meeting people from far away places is always fun.  Unique experiences and wonderful people are everywhere you go. 

Valina and Ross are always looking for something unique for their guests in the towns where the tour stays. 

Europe is full of music and dance.  It's possible a local musician will visit us while we're in the area.

Europe is still best accessed on foot.  Elevators and escalators are minimal in their availability.  There will be lots of walking and stairs to navigate on a daily basis.  For instance, the Neuschwanstein castle has over 100 stair steps as you tour the inner rooms.