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Northern Germany & Baltic Coast Steam Explorer

Northern Germany & Baltic Coast Steam Explorer

Enjoy a superbly relaxing summer steam tour as we meander across Northern Germany on a sojourn of discovery to enjoy the very best of the steam railways from town, countryside to seaside!

9 Days From £1799

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 26 July 2020

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • A full day of steam on the Molli with its renowned street running, we also lineside the train for photographic purposes

  • Vintage tram charter & guided walking tour of historic Rostock

  • Rover ticket for steaming along the Rasender Roland on Rügen Island

  • Guided tour of the Putbus Railway Museum

  • Photo session in front of Bad Doberan Loco Shed

  • Visit to Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland (the World's largest model railway)

  • Steamboat cruise on the Alster

  • The beautiful beaches of the Baltic coast

  • Full day at the Bruchausen-Vilsen steam festival, the oldest heritage railway in Germany

  • Visit the Niedersachsisches Kleinbahnmuseum

  • Steam day on the 22 kms long standard gauge Jan Harpstedt Line

 

Fare inclusive of:

  • 8 nights’ bed & breakfast, 3 evening meals, 2 light lunches

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

  • All transfers, excursions and admissions as detailed

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

A great Railtrail steam tour that has much to offer as a summer holiday for enthusiasts and partners alike.

 

We feature an amazing variety of steam lines and a plethora of differing gauges, locomotives and rolling stock - all explored in a relaxing style enabling everyone to unwind and enjoy themselves on a magnificent holiday.

DAY 1

Depart London circa 10.58 hrs by Eurostar to Brussels then, via Cologne to Rostock where after registering at our hotel we have a welcome evening meal at the hotel.

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DAY 2

After breakfast we have a one hour private vintage tram charter of Rostock followed guided walking of Rostock. You have a free afternoon to enjoy at leisure. You may like ride more of Rostock's tram network or visit some of the city's museums and fine churches.

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DAY 3

We continue this steam sojourn of discovery at probably the most popular line in Northern Germany: a full day on the Molli with unlimited train rides between Bad Doberan and Kühlungsborn, including the famous street running. We include a sandwich lunch along with a photographic session in front of the shed. In the afternoon we have made a special arrangement with the railway whereby the train will 'perform' at selected points for photographers who are on our private lineside bus.

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DAY 4

We travel by train to Prora and Putbus for a day of steam, including sandwich lunch, on Rügen Island's 750mm Rasender Roland line from Putbus to Göhren and return with included day rover tickets to enable you to have multiple journeys, plus a guided visit to the loco shed at Putbus.

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DAY 5

We travel by train to Hamburg to view 'the Harz Mountains to the Americas' at Hamburg's amazing "Miniatur-Wunderland", the largest model railway in the world, which has cost 10 million Euros! This amazing venue is stunning and requires a number of hours to fully appreciate both the magnitude and detail of the attraction. We then continue by train to Hamburg-Bergedorf and our base at the H4 Hotel. and a welcome evening buffet.

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DAY 6

Our 'steam' this morning is of the sailing type as we take a 45 minutes steam boat cruise on the Alster aboard the unique 1876 built St Georg viewing the city skyline. We then retrieve our luggage and return to the rails for our journey to Bremen and a welcome evening meal at the Inter City Hotel.

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DAY 7

A full day today at the steam festival on the Bruchausen-Vilsen line operated by the Deutscher Eisenbahn Verein, Germany's very first heritage railway dating from 1964 including admission to the Nieders?chsisches kleinbahnmuseum. We have arranged unlimited rides between Bruchausen-Vilsen and Asendorf with various changes of motive power during the day. The complete event itinerary has not yet been published but will be made available to you on the day.

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DAY 8

Our final steam line to be visited is the 22 Kms long Jan Harpstedt line. We travel by S-Bahn train from Bremen to Delmenhorst-Sud where the Jan Harpstedt line commences. The hour long outward journey travels through eight stations in a pleasant rural region before arriving at the terminus at Harpstedt where there is time to take lunch and view the locomotive shed before the return journey to Delmenhorst-Sud where we rejoin the S-Bahn route. A late afternoon arrival back in Bremen allows ample time to relax and reflect on this wonderful tour.


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DAY 9

We depart Bremen, travelling via Cologne and Brussels to London St Pancras International.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTELS

InterCity Hotel, Rostock

A modern hotel with bar situated adjacent to the railway station. All rooms are double glazed, fitted with wardrobe, television, complimentary water and Wi-fi. Bathroom is fitted with a shower, WC and washbasin. A public transport ticket is also included.

 

H4 Hotel, Hamburg Bergedorf

Located to the southeast of Hamburg in the charming suburb of Bergedorf with direct access to the city centre via the S-Bahn station. Combining maritime flair with premium comforts, the hotel features 203 modern guest rooms, an open-air restaurant with beer garden, and a wellness area with a fitness centre. All bedrooms are fitted with bathroom and shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, desk and mini-bar. Wifi available in the lobby.

 

InterCity Hotel, Bremen

A modern hotel. Located in a quiet area close to the station. All rooms fitted with double glazing, desk, wardrobe, television, telephone, bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.

 

FARE

From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to Rostock / from Bremen including Standard Eurostar

£1799

First Class rail travel to Rostock / from Bremen including Standard Premier Eurostar

£2099

Tour Base Fare Joining Rostock leaving Bremen

£1515

Single Room Supplement

£289


 

Fare inclusive of:

8 nights’ bed & breakfast, 3 evening meals, 2 light lunches

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

All transfers, excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

GUARANTEED FARE – No currency surcharge

 

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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