Festive Harz Steam & the Kaiser's Carriage

Festive Harz Steam & the Kaiser's Carriage

Imagine the sweet aroma of chestnuts, almonds and spicy, warming gluehwein amidst the half-timbered picturebook squares of Wernigerode and Goslar - a perfect pre-Christmas backdrop. And not forgetting a mountain steam adventure and a journey aboard the Emperor's Carriage!

5 Days From Only £775.00

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 3 December 2017 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Standard Class travel from London to Germany and return

  • Specially chartered journey on Kaiserwagen on Wuppertal’s ‘dingle-dangle’ railway

  • Free time at Wernigerode’s lovely Christmas Market

  • Action-packed steam-hauled journey up the Brocken Mountain

  • Excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Goslar with its Christmas Market

Also included in your Tour Fare:

Dinner every evening

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

We depart London St Pancras by Eurostar, speeding across Kent and towards France. Our Eurostar terminates at Brussels, where we change onto a high-speed train into Germany. Our hotel for one night is the InterCity Hotel Wuppertal.

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DAY 2

Wuppertal is well-known throughout journey for its unique 'Schwebebahn' suspended railway, which floats high above the River Wupper. The railway dates from the early 1900s and prior to its opening Kaiser Wilhelm II made a test run with his wife Auguste Viktoria from Elberfeld to Vohwinkel. We enjoy a nostalgic journey in the specially chartered Kaiserwagen's beautiful red carriage. Rejoining the German rail network, we continue to Hanover and onwards to Wernigerode, where our hotel for three nights is the Hotel Alt Wernigeroder Hof

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DAY 3

Today we enjoy an exhilarating ride aboard the Brockenbahn, a steam-hauled journey from Wernigerode through wintry landscapes up to the summit of the Brocken mountain to Germany's highest narrow-gauge station and the Harz region's highest peak. Returning to Wernigerode, the remainder of the day is free to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the Wernigerode Christmas Market, beautifully nestled within the market square in front of the picturesque town hall. Wander amidst the quaint half-timbered buildings sampling the delights of traditional German advent, overlooked by Wernigerode's stunning castle.

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DAY 4

Our excursion by regional railway takes us to the historic and charming town of Goslar. At any time of year Goslar, with its imperial heritage and gorgeous Old Town, is worth a visit. With more than 1,500 half-timbered buildings, Goslar deserves its UNESCO World Heritage status. However, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the town hosts one of northern Germany's best Christmas Markets in one of the most beautiful surroundings.

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DAY 5

Leaving Wernigerode, we change trains in Hanover and Cologne. In Brussels we join the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

InterCity Hotel, Wuppertal

The InterCity Hotel puts you right in the centre of Wuppertal, close to the main station and just a short walk from the Schwebebahn ‘dingle-dangle railway’.

 

Hotel Alt-Wernigeröder Hof, Wernigerode

This traditional hotel is close by the historic Old Town and offers buffet breakfast and restaurant with  comfortable bedrooms all fitted with modern bathrooms and cable TV. Free Wifi is available in the public areas.

 

FARE

From London St Pancras International

£775

Single Room Supplement

£80

 

  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast and evening meal

  • Eurostar Standard Class rail travel

  • Standard Class rail travel to Wernigerode and return

  • All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

Fares based upon sharing a twin-bedded en-suite room; single rooms available for a supplement.

 

GUARANTEED FARE

Connecting, flexible travel, return rail tickets – valid on peak trains in to & out of London – from any UK station to London terminal stations, are available from us at special fares.

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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London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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