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Black Forest New Year Steam & More

Black Forest New Year Steam & More

Enjoy a special New Year tour as we steam through glorious Black Forest scenery in its magical winter setting on three included steam excursions! We also spend New Year's Eve in beautiful Freiburg and tour the city at the 'Gateway to the Black Forest' by vintage tram.

7 Days From £1479

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 27 December 2020

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Steam through the heart of the Black Forest on the Zollernbahn steam line

  • Enjoy an afternoon of Black Forest steam with a ‘Tunnelfahrt’ on the Schwarzwaldbahn between Triberg, St Georgen and Haslach

  • A third celebration of Black Forest steam on the Three Lakes Line, climbing from Titisee lake-side to almost 1000m

  • Tour historic Freiburg aboard a private charter vintage tram

  • New Year’s Eve meal in a local restaurant & New Year’s day free for sightseeing in attractive Freiburg

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every day, including New Year’s Eve

  • Eurostar and rail travel to and from Germany, and all local rail

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

We depart London St Pancras International by Eurostar to Paris, and then by high speed train to Freiburg im Breisgau an attractive city and gateway to the Black Forest and a welcome evening meal at the conveniently located InterCity Hotel.

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DAY 2

We commence our stay with a mainline steam excursion on the Zollernbahn between Rottweil and Triberg, steaming through the heart of the Black Forest in all its wintry glory.

B, D

DAY 3

After a leisurely breakfast, and a little relaxation time, we take a guided tour of Freiburg in our privately chartered vintage tram with a glass of wine served on board. Afterwards enjoy the remainder of the day relaxing in beautiful Freiburg, perhaps taking the funicular railway that connects the city with the Schlossberg Hill to enjoy the spectacular views, visit the Old Town and the Gothic Minster.

B, D

DAY 4

Today we have our second mainline Black Forest steam train journey. Organised again by the Zollernbahn, our train steams through the heart of the Black Forest on the scenic Schwarzwaldbahn route, famed for its tunnels. We travel from Triberg to St Georgen and onto Hausach. Here we have free time to admire the model railway version of the Schwarzwaldbahn, before retracing our tracks to Triberg.

B, D

DAY 5

Our third mainline steam excursion takes in the high Black Forest Line between Titisee and Seebrugg, known as the 'Three Lakes Railway' as it steams past the lakes Titisee, Windgfällweiher and Schluchsee on a 19km stretch. One of southern Germany's most scenic lines, it reaches an altitude of almost 1,000 metres at its highest point. We enjoy New Year's Eve dinner at a local restaurant, before Freiburg's sky is illuminated by fireworks at midnight.

B, D

DAY 6

Today is 'recovery time' from the festivities of the night before. After a leisurely breakfast the day is free to enjoy at your leisure before taking a farewell evening meal at our hotel.

B, D

DAY 7

We conclude this fabulous, ever popular, New Year tour with a speedy return to Paris via Karlsruhe and onwards with Eurostar to London St Pancras International arriving late afternoon.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Inter City Hotel Freiburg

Situated across the road from the station and features modern rooms with soundproofed windows, flat-screen TV with Sky Sport and Bundesliga, radio, working area and minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, nutritious buffet breakfast, restaurant with large selection of international and national dishes, bar with snacks and cocktails, CityTicket for free use of public transport in Freiburg.

 

FARES

From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to / from Freiburg including Standard Eurostar

£1479

First Class rail travel to / from Freiburg including Standard Premier Eurostar

£1779

Join and leave at Freiburg

£1185

Single Room Supplement

£235


 

6 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast, including New Year’s Eve Dinner

Rail travel (subject to selected rail travel option) and seat reservations where available

All transfers, excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

GUARANTEED FARE

 

If wishing to travel BY AIR to join the tour: Please contact us with your variation request so that we may confirm availability and fare variation.

 

Important Note: Whilst the arrangements for all described steam train travel are in place we do reserve the right to make substitutions should it be deemed necessary for whatever reason. Your acceptance of this is a condition of your booking.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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