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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!

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9 days from £1995

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 31 July 2022

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • A full day of steam on the Molli with its renowned street running,

  • Private lineside photo bus paralleling Molli steam

  • Loco shed tour and photo session on the Molli

  • Narrow-gauge steam on Rügen Island’s Rasender Roland

  • Visit of loco shed at Putbus

  • Vintage tram charter Rostock

  • Guided tour of Rostock

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

  • Steam day on the rarely visited 22 kms Jan Harpstedt line

  • Annual steam festival at Germany’s very first heritage railway at Bruchhausen - Vilsen

  • Steam boat cruise on the Alster

  • The beautiful beaches of the Baltic coast

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 8 nights’ bed & breakfast, 3 evening meals, 1 light lunch

  • Standard Class 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

Sunday 31 July - Travelling by Eurostar to Brussels then, via Cologne and Hamburg to Rostock where after registering at our hotel we have a welcome evening meal at a local restaurant.

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DAY 2

Monday 1 August - A day to relax from our outward travels in historic Hanseatic city of Rostock by the Baltic Sea with a picturesque harbour and white sandy beach. We have an introductory guided tour in the morning with a privately chartered vintage tram followed by an afternoon free for exploration where you might like to make the short journey to Bad Doberan for a pre-tour introduction to the street running steam on the Molli.

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DAY 3

Tuesday 2 August - We continue our adventure 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. Also included is a visit to the loco shed 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 on our private lineside bus.

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DAY 4

Wednesday 3 August - 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. After returning to Rostock we are free to dine at leisure.

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DAY 5

Thursday 4 August - 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 where we enjoy a group dinner together.

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DAY 6

Friday 5 August - Our 'steam' this morning is of the sailing type as we take a steam boat cruise on the Alster aboard the unique 1876 built St Georg viewing the city skyline. We then return to the rails travelling onto Bremen and a welcome evening meal at the conveniently locate InterCity Hotel.

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DAY 7

Saturday 6 August - We have timed the tour to coincide with the steam railway festival at Bruchausen-Vilsen where the metre gauge line became Germany's very first heritage railway on its opening in 1966. A full day rover facility will enable you to enjoy this super line and its excellent collection of locomotives and rolling stock.

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DAY 8

Sunday 7 August - Our exploration of Northern Germany's heritage railways concludes with a day of steam on the rarely visited 22 kms, standard gauge Delmenhorst-Harpstedter Eisenbahnfreunde e.v.


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DAY 9

Monday 8 August - We conclude our tour travelling homeward via Cologne and Brussels to London St Pancras International.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTELS

InterCity Hotel, Rostock

This comfortable hotel is close to the main train station and beautiful old-town with its impressive Gothic architecture. It has bar and restaurant where the hanseatic specialities are recommended. Modern en-suite bedrooms include TV, radio, mini-bar and Wi-Fi.

 

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, 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. Wi-Fi available in the lobby.

 

InterCity Hotel, Bremen

Adjacent to the railway station, near the historic old town of this charming city, the friendly hotel has wine bar, bistro and restaurant. Modern en-suite bedrooms include TV, radio, air conditioning, mini-bar and Wi-Fi.

 

FARE

From London St Pancras International:

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

£1995

Supplement for Standard Premier Eurostar

£199

Standard Premier Eurostar return and First Class rail travel Brussels to Rostock and from Bremen to Brussels

£2295

Join & Leave at Rostock / Bremen

£1699

Single Room Supplement

£299


 

Fare inclusive of:

8 nights’ bed & breakfast, 3 evening meals, 1 light lunch

Standard Class 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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