The Rudy Maxa Difference

Our small upscale group tours are crafted for ultimate peace of mind. 

When you let The Original Savvy Traveler arrange your trip through Europe, you are guaranteed peace of mind.

Rudy and his professional team of travel experts have curated extraordinary itineraries featuring top destinations from Rudy’s shows. The team provides personal service and assistance from booking throughout your journey.

Discover what upscale travel with Rudy Maxa is about.

classic or luxury? The choice is yours.

Classic Tours

  • Welcome package with luggage tags.
  • A complimentary concierge call to prepare you for your journey.
  • Smaller groups with a maximum of 22 guests.
  • All tours led by a Rudy Maxa Certified Tour Director supported by local tour guides with expert knowledge.
  • All excursions included per the program.
  • Handpicked hotels (3-5*) inspected and approved by Rudy Maxa’s Team.
  • Full breakfast daily, and many other meals included per the program.
  • All transportation per the itinerary.
  • Airport meet and greet with private transfers for an additional fee.
  • Luggage Butler Service available for an additional fee.

Luxury Tours

  • Welcome package with luggage tags, tour information, and a personal gift from Rudy Maxa.
  • A complimentary concierge call to prepare you for your journey plus booking assistance for flights. 
  • An exclusive small group experience with a maximum of 16 guests.
  • All tours led by a Rudy Maxa Certified Tour Director supported by local tour guides with expert knowledge. 
  • The freedom to choose between multiple excursions and programs.
  • All excursions, admissions, and entertainment.
  • Airport meet and greet with private transfers.
  • Upscale, handpicked hotels (5* when available) inspected and approved by Rudy Maxa’s team.
  • All meals, including an upscale restaurant every night inspected and approved by Rudy Maxa’s team.
  • Luggage Butler Service: leave your bags in your hotel room in the morning and find them waiting in your room at your next hotel.
  • Transportation between cities via smaller luxury vehicles, high speed trains, or by air.
  • All gratuities.

hotel choices you can trust

All Maxa Tours hotels are handpicked and inspected for you. We’ve stayed at them all and many of our hotels are Rudy Maxa’s personal favorites. Here’s a list of fantastic hotels you’ll stay at when you travel with us.

The Ritz-Carlton Vienna 5*

 What tour? European Christmas Market Tour 

Why Rudy loves it: Modern and quiet rooms, the only hotel in the world with its own Christmas Market on the roof


Hotel Laurin, Santa Margherita Ligure 4*

Part of tour: Definitive Italy Tour

Why Rudy Loves it: All rooms have ocean views. Nice rooftop pool, excellent breakfast

Hotel Continental, Oslo 5*

Part of Essential Scandinavia Tour

Why Rudy loves it: Family run hotel with a lot of history. Newly renovated, spacious, air conditioned rooms (rare in Norway). Excellent location


zurich marriott hotel 5*

Part of tour: European Christmas Market 

Why Rudy loves it: Not your average Marriott – this one is a 5 star with service to match. Excellent Club Lounge – which all Maxa Tours guests get access to.


Hotel Norge by Scandic,Bergen 4*

Part of tour: Essential Scandinavia 

Why Rudy loves it: Opened in 1885 it makes it the oldest hotel in Bergen, but also the newest after being closed for 2 years for complete renovations. Not only is it gorgeous and new, the breakfast was voted #1 by last years Maxa Tours guests.

Hotel silberhorn, lauterbrunnen 3*

Part of tour: Essential Italy, Switzerland, France

Why Rudy loves it: Lovely family run hotel with excellent food and service. Breathtaking views and a 3 minute walk to the train station for an early morning departure to Top of Europe


Hotel Kämp, Helsinki 5*

Part of tour: Best of the Baltics 

Why Rudy loves it: Luxurious, classic hotel located perfectly in the heart of Helsinki with a fabulous bistro and a lovely spa.


Rôtisserie du Chambertin 4*

Part of tour: Essential Italy, Switzerland, France 

Why Rudy loves it: Located in the center of the tiny village of Chambertin, this small, newly renovated family owned hotel has it’s very own Michelin restaurant where our guests will enjoy multiple meals.

Sheraton Stockholm 5*

Part of tour: Essential Scandinavia

Why Rudy loves it:  Overlooking the Old Town, this Maxa Tours favorite is not your average Sheraton. Fantastic breakfast and views.