• Nuremberg Christmas Market Germany

    Eifel area

    Explore the Eifel with ITT

Explore the Eifel area

Distance from base: 70-120 km

You are currently living in Germany in an area called “Eifel’. The Eifel lies between the cities of Aachen to the north, Trier to the south and Koblenz to the east. It descends in the northeast along a line from Aachen via Düren to Bonn into the Lower Rhine Bay. In the east and south it is bounded by the valleys of the Rhine and the Moselle. To the west it transitions in Belgium and Luxembourg into the geologically related Ardennes and the Luxembourg Ösling. The Eifel covers an area of 5,300 km² and is geographically divided into the North and South Eifel. It is further divided into several natural regional landscapes, some with further subdivisions. Its highest point is the volcanic cone of the Hohe Acht (746.9 m).

If you click on the button "Eifel Routes" you can check out which tour goes to which region. 

Below you can check out the tours which we offer by clicking on the + symbol. 

Tour 1 (orange): Moated Castle and picturesque town

Start the day off at the beautiful moated castle Satzvey. A guide will show you the castle and after the tour you may walk around the castle grounds and grab lunch. In the afternoon we will visit a lovely town full of half timbered houses. You can spend your free time there walking around picturesque streets with a flyer for orientation, walk up to the castle or check out some of the outlet shops. Finally you will visit a big radio telescope. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions you may or may not be able to go inside this magnificent radio telescope. Worldwide there are only two of this kind.

Tour 2 (pink): WWII side & game reserve

Today you will get to see the big water reservoir of the Urft river. After a peak at the reservoir, we will head towards Vogelsang. This is a former Nazi military training ground which is now part of the Eifel Nationalpark. After a guided tour through the remains of the military history, you may grab some lunch and/or explore a bit by yourself. Refreshed we will visit a wildlife park where you may get to see a flight show with birds of prey.

Tour 3 (light green): Visit 2 beautiful halftimbered villages & a monastery

Monschau - Pearl of the EifelHigh above the historic town is Monschau castle, which dates back to the 13th century — the first mention of Monschau was made in 1198. The town center has many preserved half-timbered houses and narrow cobble-stoned streets which remained largely unchanged for 300 years, making the town a popular tourist attraction nowadays. Over 300 buildings are listed as monuments. Monschau was formerly known as a center for textile production in the 18th century. We will visit the 1756 Red House, one of the most noticeable buildings in the heart of town, which was owned by Johan Heinrich Schreibler, one of the most prominent cloth producers and traders in town. The mansion is now a museum, displaying how people lived in the 18th and 19th century. It is boasting a full historic interior with all the grand features of the Rococo / Louis XV style that marked the wealth of its former proprietor. Of particular interest is the three story open-newel spiral staircase, decorated with wood carvings depicting all the main steps in the cloth production.

After a guided citytour you have time to visit the Red House, explore the city by yourself and grab some lunch in one of the restaurants before we will depart towards the monastery established in 1070.

Steinfeld Abbey is a former Premonstratensian monastery, now a Salvatorian convent,with an significant basilica. The origins of the site go back to about 920. The first monastic settlement at Steinfeld took place in about 1070, and the Premonstratensians settled here in 1130. It became an important monastery in the German Empire and was raised to the status of an abbey in 1184.The basilica, formerly the abbey church, was built between 1142 and 1150. The church received the status of a papal basilica minor in 1960. The basilica also contains the well-known König-Orgel ("King Organ"), one of the most significant church organs of the Rhineland Baroque period. It was built around 1600. The original pipework is still largely intact.The original Romanesque cloister was replaced between 1492 and 1517 by a Gothic one. After the dissolution in 1802 the stained glass windows, made between 1526 and 1557 by Gerhard Remisch, were sold by a local dealer to a compatriot in Norwich in England. Two panels are now in Steinfeld again.

After a short tour of the basilica you may want to stop at the little shop for a cup of coffee and a pastry.

Tour 4 (dark green): historical water mill & game reserve

Start the day at the historical water mill which powers the sawmill which still saws wood. There is also a grain mill which shows how grain turns into flour. Nearby is an old stone backing oven where they bake delicious bread which can be purchased. At the mustard mill you will learn everything about the production of the "Eifeler Mühlensenf" (Eifeler mill mustard). 
In the afternoon we will have a stop at the Gerolsteiner spring where you learn everything about the production of the local spring before finishing the day off at a game reserve. Maybe you will get to see the flight show and the feeding of the wolves. 

Tour 5 (dark blue): Open Air Museum

An open-air museum (or open air museum) is a museum that exhibits collections of buildings and artifacts outdoors. It is also frequently known as a museum of buildings or a folk museum.

Living-history museums, including living-farm museums and living museums, are open-air museums where costumed interpreters portray period life in an earlier era. The interpreters act as if they are living in a different time and place and perform everyday household tasks, crafts, and occupations. The goal is to demonstrate older lifestyles and pursuits to modern audiences. Household tasks might include cooking on an open hearthchurning butterspinning wool and weaving, and farming without modern equipment. Many living museums feature traditional craftsmen at work, such as a blacksmithpewtersmithsilversmithweavertannerarmorercooperpottermillersawyercabinet-makerwoodcarverprinter, doctor, and general storekeeper.

Tour 6 (light blue): Racing Museum & Brewery

(Travel back in time to the 40s & 50s in a small museum on our way to the famous Nuerburgring. The Nostalgikum is a museum which showcases the life of simple folks of the last century. Get insights in a life where you would purchase your groceries next door in a corner shop, where not every household owned a television and those who did watched it in black and white and not in color. The time where music didn’t come from an ipod but from a vinyl record.) closed due to COVID-19

Now discover the ring°werk, the Nuerburgring’s large indoor theme park where visitors young and old embark on a journey of discovery through the world of motorsport. Everything revolves around the legend, motor racing and mobility and you can experience the world of the Nuerburgring with all your senses. The theme park is located at the famous Nuerburgring. The Nuerburgring is a 150,000 person capacity motorsports complex located in the town of Nuerburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It features a Grand Prix race track built in 1984, and a much longer Nordschleife "North loop" track which was built in the 1920s around the village and medieval castle of Nuerburg in the Eifel mountains. The north loop is 20.8km (12.9mi) long and has more than 300 meters (1,000 feet) of elevation change from its lowest to highest points.

In the afternoon our bus will take us to the Vulkaneifel (Volcanic-Eifel). Many crater lakes or maars, volcanic tuffs and lava streams bear witness of the volcanic history. Although there has not been an eruption for 12.900 years now, the volcanic activity can still be observed in the volcanic Eifel. One sign of this activity is the escaping gases in the Laacher See (Lake Laach) which is a volcanic caldera lake with a still active magma chamber below the surface. Today we will explore a brewery that is that is one of a kind with the deepest fermentation cellar in the world. Make sure that you bring solid shoes and a warm jacket since it will get chilly on the brewery tour which will take us 30 meters 98 ft (153 steps) under the earth. During the tour you will learn about the connection between the volcanic eruption which created the nearby lake Laach and the brewing of this special beer. After returning from the underground you have time to enjoy dinner and have some special volcano bee


There you can spend your time at the museum and shops and find your lunch. In the afternoon we will have a Foto stop at a giant bench before reaching our final destination; the brewery in Mendig. 

Tour 7 (red): Vulcanic Adventure

In the morning we will drive to Mayen  ‘The Gateway to the Eifel’. Explore the city on your own with its beautiful castle and get some lunch before we will drive to a vulcano museum where you will learn all about the geology of this region.
In the late afternoon we visit a vulcano brewery and have a guided tour through the deepest fermentation cellar in the world. Make sure to bring sturdy shoes and warm cloth since the temperature down there is around 43°F.

Tour Departures

To ensure ITT is providing you with the best possible experience, please always check the status of your tour a day before departure, to ensure it is not cancelled.

TourDateDeparts - Returns
Tour 1
N/A

on request

Tour 2
N/A

on request

Tour 3
N/A

on request

Tour 4
N/A

on request

Tour 5
N/A

on request

Tour 6
N/A

on request

Tour 7
12 Dec 20

on request

Please review our cancellation policy prior to booking.

Tour Statuses

Itinerary

Important Notice for Reservations

Booking requests for tours are not finalized bookings until payment has been received by ITT and bus registration has been given to customer.

Always check the tours departure info for the status of your tour (eg. open to book, Confirmed or cancelled).

Prices

PricesAdultChild (3-12)
Tour 1
€ 60

€ 50

Tour 2
€ 99

€ 89

Tour 3
€ 79

€ 74

Tour 4
€ 73

€ 69 (4-17)

Tour 5
N/A

N/A

Tour 6
€ 86

€ 78 (3-14)

Tour 7
N/A

N/A

  • €25 per child (0-2)

  • Method of payment: cash (EUR and US), credit card (MC, VS, AX)
Please participate!

Included

TourIncluded
Tour 1

Round Trip Bus Transportation
ITT Escort
Guided Castle Tour
Guided Tour at the radio telescope
free time for shopping and/or exploring the town with a flyer

 

Tour 2

Round Trip Bus Transportation
ITT Escort
Guided Tour at Vogelsang
Ticket to visit the exhibition "Master race"
Entry fee for game reserve
Fotostop at water reservoir

 

Tour 3

Round Trip Bus Transportation
ITT Escort
Guided citytour in Monschau
guided tour at the monastery
free time in Monschau and the monastery



Tour 4

Round Trip Bus Transportation
ITT Escort
Guided tour at the mill
Guided tour at the Gerolstein spring
Entry fee for game reserve

Tour 5

Round Trip Bus Transportation
ITT Escort
Entry fee for Open Air Museum

Tour 6

Round Trip Bus Transportation
ITT Escort
Entry fee for museum (50s until 70s)
Entry fee for Nürburgring Racing Museum
visit at Brewery


Tour 7

Round Trip Bus Transportation
ITT Escort
boat trip to and from geyser
Guided tour at the vulcano museum
Guided castle tour Bürresheim
Guided citytour in Mayen



Not Included

  • Tips
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the tour description
Cancellation, Passports & More

Snapshots of the Tour

See your photos displayed here!

Have you captured some amazing images on your latest trips? Share your photos with us and have them displayed here on our site.

Contact ITT for more information.

Contact ITT

Building 124
Spangdahlem AFB
54529 Germany
DSN 452-6567
+49 (0) 6565-616567

Service Hours

Mon - Fri • 9 am - 5 pm
Closed • Sat, Sun, US/DE Holidays
Last ticketing for Airline • 4:30 pm
Last sign in for Cruises/Packages • 4 pm



"You got served!"
ITTtravel