2017 Bavarian Beer Festival & Rail Ale Trail

2017 Bavarian Beer Festival & Rail Ale Trail

Combine steam trains and railway museums with scenic journeys by train and boat, exploring historic Nuremberg and UNESCO World Heritage Bamberg. Taste Bamberg's smoked beer, tour Nuremberg's labyrinthine Altstadt Brewery and marvel at Maisel's Weissbier Experience whilst enjoying two evenings at Nuremberg's Beer Festival. Prost!

6 days from £875

 

Departs - Wednesday 14 June 2017

 

  • Enjoy two evenings at the Nuremberg Beer Festival

  • Visit the German National Railway Museum in Nuremberg

  • Heritage Railcar ride on the scenic Mainschleifenbahn line

  • Relaxing river cruise with lunch on board

  • Tour, tasting, and dinner at the labyrinthine Alstadthof brewery

  • Steam on the Franconian Switzerland Railway from Ebermannstadt to Behringersmühle.

  • Experience Schlenkerla smoked beer at the brewery restaurant

  • Enjoy guided tours of Nuremberg & Bamberg

  • Visit the new Maisels Weisse Beer Experience

  • Admission & tour of German Steam Railway Museum, Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg

  • The beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg

DAY 1

We depart London St. Pancras International circa 08.55 hrs and travel by Eurostar to Brussels and onwards to Nuremberg arriving circa 20.00 hrs for a welcome evening meal at the Inter City Hotel adjacent to the station.

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DAY 2

We head northwards through Franconia by rail to Seligenstadt, where we join the 'Mainschleifenbahn' railway. A heritage diesel railcar trundles along the scenic 10km route through vineyards to Volkach with views of the 'Main River Bend' not visible from the road. After a relaxing boat trip on the River Main, with lunch included, we return to Nuremberg, where the evening is free to visit the 20th Franconian Beer Festival, with over 100 types of beer served in charming surroundings.

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DAY 3

A guided walking tour of Nuremberg begins the day, uncovering the attractive and historic city, before we pay a visit to DB's fascinating National Railway Museum, with a guided tour also included. The day ends in style with a tour of the old cellar labyrinth of the Alstadthof brewery including dinner, 3 types of beer and also beer schnapps.

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DAY 4

Travelling by regional train, we visit and tour the superb German Museum of Steam Locomotives at Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg. Afterwards we travel to the historic town of Bayreuth, famous worldwide for its Wagner Music Festival, although our visit concentrates on its other famous export - wheat beer - with a visit and tour of Maisels Weisse Brewery Experience. Back in Nuremberg we enjoy another free evening to visit the Franconian Beer Festival.

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DAY 5

Today we feature a nostalgic steam excursion on the standard gauge Franconian Switzerland line from Ebermannstadt to Behringersmühle in the northern Bavarian countryside. Our day continues with a visit to the delightful city of Bamberg, whose cityscape is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bamberg is famous for its small breweries, arguably the most famous being the renowned Schlenkerla smoked beer. During our visit we enjoy a 3 course lunch and 3 types of beer at Schlenkerla's quaint restaurant, before returning to Nuremberg for our final evening, which is also the last night of the Beer Festival.

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DAY 6

We depart Nuremberg this morning, heading across Germany to Cologne, where we change for Brussels and our onward Eurostar service to London St Pancras International.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Inter City Hotel, Nuremberg

A modern 3 star hotel situated adjacent to the station and city centre. All rooms are en-suite with individually controlled air-conditioning, fully equipped bathroom, hair dryer, cosmetic mirror, minibar, LCD flatscreen with SAT-TV and SKY, phone with voice mail, WiFi, laptop size safe and work desk

 

FARES

From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to / from Nuremberg, including

Standard Eurostar

£875

First Class rail travel to / from Nuremberg, including Standard Premier Eurostar

£1125

Single Room Supplement

£110



 

Fare inclusive of:

5 nights’ bed & breakfast hotel accommodation

2 dinners & 2 Lunches

 

Standard Class 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 – No currency surcharge

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.

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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