Germany Travel Planning Services

***UPDATE ***
We are completely booked out through March!

If you’re interested in a doing a consult in April or beyond, please add your name to the waitlist here.

Eager to start planning your trip? You’ll love our Germany Travel Planner.
We answer all of the questions we’re typically asked in consults and MUCH more!

Feeling overwhelmed by all of the amazing places you could visit in Germany?

Maybe your departure date is zooming towards you..but you don’t have any time to plan your trip?

Or perhaps you’ve got an itinerary you’re excited about and could use some expert input to take it from good to unforgettable?

Here’s where my 30+ years of Germany travel, culture, and language expertise come in!

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Hi, I’m Cate, your Germany Travel Planning Expert!

I not only have decades of experience traveling aaaaaaall over Germany, I’ve lived in several German cities, taught German in the US, prepared people to live and work in Germany, and even have a PhD in German Applied Linguistics. I know a lot about Germany!

I’ve relieved the stress of planning an unforgettable trip to Germany for loads of travelers and I’d love to help you, too.

If you’re wondering about things like…

  • Stick to Bavaria or can we fit in Berlin, too?
  • Drive a rental car or take public transit?
  • Is buying a rail pass a good deal or a waste of money?
  • Is our itinerary setting us up for exhaustion…or FOMO (fear of missing out)?
  • How can we get off the beaten path?
  • Should we book tickets and tours before we leave or after we arrive?
  • Which guided tours and day trips are worth the money? Or can we DIY them?
  • What do we need to know about German culture to enjoy our trip?
  • How can I plan my trip when I have no time to plan?!

Book a Mini, Full or VIP Day consult so you can feel prepared, confident, and ready to enjoy your Germany trip from day one!

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Here’s How It Works

Step 1. Choose your consult – VIP Day, Full or Mini (see below for more info about each).

Step 2. You’ll receive an email with links to an intake form, my booking calendar, our Germany Travel FAQ doc, and our digital Germany Travel Planner to use before and after your consult.

Step 3. During your consult we’ll meet in Zoom or via phone (your choice).

Step 4. After your consult you’ll receive the follow-up that comes with the VIP Day, Full or Mini consult. If you have questions as you finalize your trip, you’re welcome to contact me (within reason).

Step 5. Get excited about your upcoming trip!

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***UPDATE ***
We are completely booked out through March!

If you’re interested in a doing a consult in April or beyond, please add your name to the waitlist here.

Eager to start planning your trip? You’ll love our Germany Travel Planner.
We answer all of the questions we’re typically asked in consults and MUCH more!

Book Your Consult Here

Mini Consult

Need a little expert advice?
Book a Mini Consult!


  • 60-minute live Zoom (or phone call)
  • 1-2 travelers in consult
  • I’ll review & improve an existing itinerary OR help with big-picture planning
  • Germany Travel FAQ doc
  • Itinerary template & booking cheatsheet
  • BONUS: immediate access to our digital Germany Travel Planner ($97 value) to use before & after your consult

Full Consult

Need help creating your itinerary?
Book a Full Consult!


  • 90-minute live Zoom (or phone call)
  • 1–4 travelers in consult
  • I’ll help you create an itinerary from scratch
  • Germany Travel FAQ doc
  • Personalized itinerary
  • Booking cheatsheet
  • Personalized follow-up with links & resources
  • BONUS: immediate access to our digital Germany Travel Planner ($97 value) to use before & after your consult

VIP Day

Want to plan & book your trip in a day?
Book a VIP Day with us!


  • 90-minute + 30 minute live Zoom (or phone call)
  • 1-2 travelers in consult
  • Get both Cate & Aaron’s expertise
  • We’ll first meet for 90 minutes to create your itinerary (up to 2 weeks of travel), assess your trip planning needs, and answer your questions
  • After the Zoom meeting, Aaron and I will get to work finding accommodations, transportation, tours, and things to do for your dates, budget, and interests
  • We’ll email your itinerary with booking links, typically within 24 hours
  • At the time of your choosing, we’ll meet again in Zoom for about 30 minutes to answer any additional travel questions you have
  • After your VIP day you’ll be ready to book your trip!
  • BONUS: immediate access to our digital Germany Travel Planner ($97 value) to use before & after your VIP Day
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What’s Not Included In the Consults?

Since we’re not travel agents, we cannot book anything on your behalf. But we can recommend the best booking sites for your trip, show you where and how to buy German train tickets, rail passes, etc. We’ll also send you a cheatsheet with sites and services we recommend for easy booking.

Terms & Conditions

  • Payment in full is required before your consult.
  • Please schedule your consult date and time as quickly as possible (you’ll receive a link to my booking calendar via email).
  • If you need to reschedule, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance.
  • If you do not show up to your consult you are not entitled to reschedule or a refund.
  • We do not offer refunds except in the case that I have to cancel your consult due to a personal emergency. If this happens, I will let you know with as much advance notice as possible so you can reschedule, or you can request a refund.

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