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!
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
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.D
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.B, L
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.B, D
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.B
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.B, L
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.B
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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
From London St Pancras International:
Standard Class rail travel to / from Nuremberg, including
First Class rail travel to / from Nuremberg, including Standard Premier Eurostar
Single Room Supplement
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
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