Do you want to go to Europe and visit the places about which you've always heard?
Would you like to tell your friends about places you got to visit? Would you like to travel with a small group, in a private bus with drinks, air conditioning, a lavatory, and no worries about where to park, or who's going to drive you home?
What have our past trips been like? Drop in on the pages of our previous trips to see what we experienced in Austria, the Netherlands, north western Germany, The Rhein region, Franconia, and Bavaria.
Sometimes we plan local gatherings to see Texas history, breweries, wineries and other fun places. We also organize party buses to a festival or Oktoberfest where we play. Check back here to see if there's one coming up!
“Music, fun and dancing every where we went....such a merry band of travelers....were we”
— Carole W
Our group trips are unique. It's more like a family vacation with friends, complete with vacation movies! Carl Henderson has joined us for every trip so far. He takes footage and photos everywhere we go, then he edits the footage together to share the experiences. Click on the links below!
About the tour hosts: Ross and Valina of Das Ist Lustig have each traveled and performed in Europe many times. Valina visited the Netherlands every other year since she was born, and lived there as an exchange student 1991 - 1992. Ross toured with his family as a child, then toured and performed with the UMKC accordion orchestra in the early 2000's. Bus driver Helmut speaks a little English, and goes above and beyond on each trip to make travel a breeze for guests. Sam is Valina's brother. He has also traveled in Europe since childhood. He acts as an assistant, schlepper of luggage and general good humor guy. Ross and Valina are familiar with some of the local customs, and speak some German, as well as Dutch.
Why travel with Das Ist Lustig? You will experience Europe with a group of people who love laughter, history, architecture, nature, live music, a variety of ethnic foods, and beverages. Many travelers are repeat clients who are happy to share their prior experiences and can't wait for the next trip with the group. Hotels are in friendly villages where the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities is left behind, and a little bit of the old ways are still alive in the day to day activity of the people who live there. Lustig Tours strives to find unique places to visit as well as ensuring you get to see the popular places too. We bring some of our instruments, and provide music for evening parties and fellowship.
Keep an eye on this website for updates.