Category: Germany

Breakaway’s 2018 Travel Guide

This is our round-up of destinations that have either been dubbed as trending for this year by travel and industry experts, or that we have chosen based on anniversaries or celebrations in the regions. Take a look and get some destination inspiration for the year!   Croatia Croatia boasts 1,250 mi of coastline, over 1,000 islands, and 8 national parks. And this month, the new James Bond film is filming…

7 Ways to break the norm in 2018!

Do something different on foot or by bike in 2018! Our walking & cycling tours focus on unique experiences where you can make memories and create those special moments that matter. This could be a fabulous meal you had during your trip, an encounter with the locals that made you smile or something as simple yet astonishing as a panoramic hilltop view. Do something different, broaden your horizons and make…

Destination Desire

Do you yearn for a vacation where you can soak in spectacular coastal views? Are you seeking marvelously quiet villages off the tourist trail? Or perhaps is strolling through vineyards, tasting home-grown wines and sampling world-class cuisine your idea of paradise? We have relaxed walking and cycling itineraries for you to explore on foot or by bike in 15 countries, with many different sights, sounds and experiences en route. Here's…

Our quirkiest hotel stays

Do an internet search for “the world’s quirkiest hotels” and you’ll see a magnet-shaped hotel in China, a converted Jumbo Jet in Sweden and ‘spirit spheres’ (posh tree houses) in Canada. At Breakaway we hand-pick each of our hotels and there’s one or two below that we think would give these a run for their money in the “unusual hotel” stakes! A 300-year-old prison Imagine what it was like for…

Introducing Cycling with GPS!

We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with RidewithGPS and begun rolling out electronic versions of our cycling route directions, which you can download to your smartphone. This tool, similar to a car sat-nav, provides turn-by-turn voice directions along your route! How does it work? · You simply download the RidewithGPS app to your smartphone or GPS device and register as a Breakaway customer. · Once you’ve downloaded…

Our bestselling cycling tours – the Breakaway classics

While we’re always introducing new tours and destinations to our program, there are some guest favorites, making them our bestsellers to date. Looking for some inspiration for your travels in 2017? Then maybe one of these will top the list for your next adventure! Our overseas product team have also recommended their favorites from the rest of our cycling line up… Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling Follow quiet country roads –…

New Year, New Experiences!

You’ve welcomed in the New Year and we’re pleased to introduce some exciting new walking tours in Bavaria, Catalunya, Norway, Romania and Spain. It’s a new year; a fresh start. Right now the world’s your oyster, so how about broadening your mind, getting out of your comfort zone and visiting somewhere new in 2017? It’s cold and it’s a great time to plan ahead for a fanastic year… NEW: Bavaria The Bavarian…

Treat yourself to a Christmas winter wonderland!

  The crunch you hear as your boots press on crisp snow underfoot, the sun gently warming your skin as you admire the breathtaking white backdrop. The icicles caressing wine-red berries on passing trees. The tingle of the open log fire on your toes as you reflect on the day's activities over a home-cooked meal. Treat yourself to the best parts of winter for the Christmas holidays... CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Vienna,…

Electric bikes? Hello stress-free cycling!

[caption id="attachment_1126" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Group biking through Switzerland on electric bikes[/caption] Whether you're exploring the lavender fields of Provence, or the Algarve's rugged Atlantic coastline, cycling is one of the best ways to discover a region. With the sun on your back and the wind in your hair, it's a sense of freedom like no other. If you've not ridden a bike since childhood or you're simply not as fit…

See Lake Constance by Bike and Visit Historic Towns in Three Countries

During the ice age, the Rhine Glacier in the northern Alps dug a notch into the earth, leaving behind a hollow that later filled in with fresh water. Today, that hollow basin is the third-largest lake in Europe, a vast lake that’s bordered by three countries: Austria, Switzerland and Germany. And one of our favorite cycling tours takes travelers through all three countries over 11 days, you’ll drink in views…

Lovin’ the Lake!

One of our newest cycling tours has proven to be a hit with many dates now sold out. So, we’ve decided to give you more opportunities to explore the beautiful country around Lake Constance. We recently added several new dates from May 4 to Sept. 28 to accommodate demand for the 11-day Lake Constance Cycling tour.The tour takes you through several countries in Northern Europe, including Austria, Switzerland and Germany,…

New York Times’ Destinations of the Year

The New York Times recently named their top destinations of the year (check out a slideshow of the locations here). If any of them look appealing, our tours travel to many of these exotic locales and offer an unspoiled, up close view of their beauty and charm.Listed as a cultural destination by the Times, Berlin is a stop on one of our barging tours of Northern Europe along with stops…