2017 Golden Harz Enthusiasts Festival

2017 Golden Harz Enthusiasts Festival

With the Harz Mountains bathed in golden autumn hues we ride our photographic steam charter trains using historic locomotives, carriages and wagons, on this annual tour based in beautiful Wernigerode

6 Days From Only £999.00

 

DEPARTS

Wednesday 18 October 2017 (6 days)

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • A unique three days of steam charters with mixed stock and heritage locos.

  • Unusual rolling stock like special transporter waggons carrying standard gauge waggons

  • Travel over the Harz System with heritage locomotives and rolling stock

  • A classic heritage day from Wernigerode to Quedlinburg including the Stiege loop

  • Storm to Brocken summit with a Mallet and heritage coaching stock

  • We recreate the parallel departure from Alexisbad, which is no longer possible on public days

  • Special train charter on the Selketal with some overtaking en route and photo run-pasts.

  • Enjoy your stay in the beautiful historic town of Wernigerode

  • Great value tour fare, including HALF BOARD hotel accommodation

 

Join us once again on an immensely enjoyable Heritage Steam visit to the Harz Mountains Railway at this glorious time of year, organised in conjunction with ourselves and the Friends of HSB.

 

Enjoy something different on the wonderful Harz as we combine unusual steam workings with passenger, freight and mixed trains. Together with the beautiful golden autumn scenery and historic towns and villages, this holiday will appeal to enthusiast and non-enthusiast partners alike.

 

DAY 1

Wednesday 18 October: We depart London St. Pancras International 10.58 hrs and travel by Eurostar to Brussels and onwards via Cologne to Bielefeld and the Hotel Bielefeld close by the station. We have a welcome evening meal at a local restaurant.


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DAY 2

Thursday 19 October: After breakfast we travel by train via Hannover to Wernigerode arriving 12.38 hrs Choose to either have an afternoon at leisure in beautiful Wernigerode town or after depositing luggage at the excellent HKK Hotel we take a steam run up to Drei Annen Hohne before enjoying our first multi-choice buffet evening meal at our hotel.


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DAY 3

Friday 20 October: We now have three days of steam charters (organised in conjunction with "Friends of HSB") utilising the heritage coaching set, saloon bar car for food and drink, and various freight wagons. The days will feature photo run-pasts, photographic freight, mixed passenger and freight, the opportunity to travel over the whole of the Harz Railway system including storming to the top of the Brocken with a century old Mallet in heritage coaching stock, an amazing two train hop on/off on the Selketal, parallel departure at Alexisbad and lots more. Basically, our Railtrail tour will feature special workings not seen in the normal HSB operation!

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DAY 4

Saturday 21 October: Another incredible value day on the wonderful Harz with a private steam charter packed combination of unusual steam workings with passenger, freight and mixed trains using heritage locomotives. Together with the beautiful golden autumn scenery and historic towns and villages, this holiday will appeal to enthusiast and non-enthusiast partners alike.


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DAY 5

Sunday 22 October: A final day touring the fabulous Harz Mountains region aboard our special trains. Quite simply a superb day to end a superb steam tour, as we return to Wernigerode for our farewell evening meal and another convivial evening in this delightful town.

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DAY 6

Monday 23 October: With an abundance of memories of a fabulous event, we return by train via Hannover and Cologne to London St Pancras International arriving approx 19.57 hrs


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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTELS

B&B Hotel Bielefeld, Bielefeld

Located 200 metres from the station the hotel offers modern bright rooms designed in functional style, featuring a seating area, a flat-screen TV with free Sky channels, and an en suite bathroom. Breakfast is buffet style.

 

Hotel HKK, Wernigerode

This stylish, 4 star hotel is close by the historic Old Town and offers modern, comfortable rooms, featuring flat-screen TV and radio. Enjoy culinary delights in the buffet restaurant and relax in the bar or sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi.

 

FARES

From London St Pancras International:

 

Standard Class rail travel to / from Wernigerode, including

Standard Eurostar

£999

First Class rail travel to / from Wernigerode, including Standard Premier Eurostar

£1299

Single Room Supplement

£99



 

Fare inclusive of:

 

5 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal hotel accommodation

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

 

FARES Independent travel option:

 

Join Wernigerode Day 2 / leave Wernigerode Day 6

As described in itinerary

£699

Single Room Supplement

£80



 

Fare inclusive of:

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal hotel accommodation

All transfers, excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

GUARANTEED FARE – No currency surcharge

If wishing to travel BY AIR to join the tour: Please contact us with your variation request so that we may confirm availability and fare variation.

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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