7 days - from only £749pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Trains of the Harz Mountains

A wonderful tour designed for the train enthusiast. We include two nostalgic train rides and a host of cultural delights, including Goslar and Wernigerode.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

7 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2:

    We head east across Germany to our hotel in the Harz region for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Wernigerode & Brockenbahn

    This morning, we head to Wernigerode, where we include a guided walking tour of the town, known as the ‘colourful town in the Harz’. Discover the narrow streets with its half-timbered houses and see the famous Town Hall as well as the stunning palace above the old town.

    Later, we board the Brockenbahn for our rail journey to the Brocken summit. With over 130km of track, this is the longest unbroken narrow-gauge railway network in Germany. With its valuable fleet of 25 steam engines, 6 railcars, 16 diesel engines and numerous historic railway carriages, the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway, which operates the Harzquer, Selketal and Brocken railway services, is one of the most interesting narrow-gauge railway services in Germany.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Brockenbahn

    Brockenbahn

    Included Highlights

    • Wernigerode Guided Walking Tour
    • Wernigerode
    • Journey on the Brockenbahn
  • Day 4: Goslar

    We head to Goslar, where we include a guided sightseeing tour of Kaiserstadt & Kaiserpfalz.

    The imperial city of Goslar was founded in 922 by Henry I. Goslar gained its wealth mainly by silver mining from the Rammelsberg or Mountain of Fate. The old Emperors moved their seat of power from Werla to Goslar. This later strengthened Goslar's position as the 'secret capital' of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Goslar was not only considered as one of the most important political centres, but it also became a centre of the Christian faith.

    Forty-seven churches, chapels and monasteries earned the city the title ‘Rome of the North’. When walking through Goslar, you will find many half-timbered houses and other relics of the town’s ancestors' architectural achievements.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Goslar

    Goslar

    Included Highlights

    • Kaiserstadt & Kaiserpfalz Guided Tour
    • Goslar
  • Day 5: Selketalbahn from Quedlinburg to Alexisbad; Funicular from Thale to Hexentanplatz

    This morning, we include a train journey on the Selketalbahn from Quedlinburg to Alexisbad. The Selketal Railway is a romantic section of this narrow-gauge railway and has long been a well-kept secret among nature lovers. The railway winds its way through tight bends and natural landscape creating a feeling of adventure. Steep rock faces emerge suddenly on either side of the track, covered in blooming meadows and picturesque ponds with expansive forests of beech and oak trees.

    Upon arrival in Alexisbad, we head by coach to the town of Thale in the Bode River Valley. We include the funicular from Thale to the Hexentanzplatz, over the ‘most exciting canyon north of the Alps’, as described by Goethe. Enjoy the ever-changing views of a fascinating panorama: cliffs, green meadows, white water and the Brocken Mountain with the ‘Teufelsmauer’ (the devil's wall) in the distance.

    We return by coach to Quedlinburg, where we include a guided walking tour. This historic town boasts well-preserved Romanesque and timber-framed buildings and has been classified by the UNESCO as a unique example of a European medieval town. The collegiate church of St. Servatius, situated on a hill above the old town, is an architectural masterpiece.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Quedlinburg

    Quedlinburg

    Included Highlights

    • Selketalbahn
    • Funicular from Thale to Hexentanplatz
    • Quedlinburg Guided Walking Tour
  • Day 6:

    We leave the Harz Mountains and head to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £119.00 (7 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Ambiente in Halberstadt, just one mile from the heart of the town. The hotel has 74 spacious bedrooms with satellite T.V. In the morning you will be served with a rich breakfast buffet. A wide selection of food is served at the restaurant in Casablanca, which is located in the same building. Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels. 

  • Hotel Ambiente Halberstadt

    Gröperstr. 88, 38820 Halberstadt,

    The 3-star Hotel Ambiente in Halberstadt is situated just one mile from the heart of the town.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

For a full list of our joining points, click here.

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