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Black Forest New Year Steam Celebration

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.

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7 days from £1599



Tuesday 27 December 2022



  • Your choice of First of Standard Class rail travel from London to Germany and return

  • 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


We depart London St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels, 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.



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


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


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 in the Kinzig Valley. Here we have free time to admire the model railway version of the Schwarzwaldbahn, before retracing our tracks to Triberg.

B, D


New Year's Eve
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


New Year's Day
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 our farewell evening meal.

B, D


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


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Inter City Hotel Freiburg

Ideally located in the city centre and across the road from the train station. The hotel offers modern en-suite bedrooms with soundproofed windows, flat-screen TV, and Wi-fi. The hotel has a restaurant serving a large selection of international and national dishes and a bar serving light snacks and cocktails. City-Ticket allowing free use of public transport in Freiburg is included during stay.



From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to / from Freiburg including Standard Eurostar


Supplement for Standard Premier Eurostar upgrade return


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


Join and leave at Freiburg


Single Room Supplement


Fare inclusive of:

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





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.

Name Address Contact Details
London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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