Black Forest Steam & Meiningen Steam Festival

Black Forest Steam & Meiningen Steam Festival

A holiday with wonderful steam trains of southern Germany's tourist resorts with steam excursions, private steam photo charter, superb heritage steam lines plus riding and photographing the fabulous Sauschwänzlebahn, topped off with a steam and heritage electric special to the unique Meiningen railway works steam festival.

6 Days From Only £1,299.00

 

DEPARTS

Wednesday 30th August 2017 (6 Days)

 

Two fabulous steam lines – the Zollernbahn with its 37 tunnels and the Sauschwänzlebahn known as ‘the pigtail’. Add to this a private steam photo charter, steam on the Murgtalbahn and a steam festival in Baiersbronn and its beautiful Black Forest Steam with a Meiningen twist.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meiningen Works Steam Festival

  • Mainline steam with Pacific haulage and heritage crocodile electric

  • Private steam charter with Class 99 7203 on the Alb-Bähnle, Amstetten to Oppingen

  • Steam on the twists and turns of the Sauschwänzlebahn, plus private lineside bus for great photo opportunities

  • Admission to Railway Museum Tuttlingen

  • Steam on the Öchslebahn from Warthausen to Ochsenhausen

  • Steam along the Murgtalbahn

  • Small steam festival and additional rides at Baiersbronn

  • Lots of scenic tourist interests for partners

DAY 1

Wednesday 30 August: We depart London St Pancras International by Eurostar to Paris, and then by high speed train to Stuttgart, where we have a welcome evening meal at the Maritim Hotel.

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DAY 2

Thursday 31 August: We travel by local train for a private steam charter on the delightful metre gauge Alb-Bähnle line with loco 99 7203. There will be numerous run-pasts for photography en-route between Amstetten and Oppingen. After a light lunch, courtesy of Railtrail, we continue our rural steam odyssey with an afternoon steam run on the Öchslebahn between Warthausen and Ochsenhausen.

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DAY 3

Friday 1 September: A day of steam on the magnificent spirals, twists and turns of the Sauschwänzlebahn. Combine riding this stunning steam line with our private coach to hop-on and hop-off for great lineside photography. The line is situated on the edge of the Black Forest and is commonly known as "the pigtail" due to its tortuous route.

En-route back to Stuttgart we will be stopping for a visit to Tuttlingen Railway Museum where a collection of around 26 steam locomotives are kept in the old roundhouse. As it will be a long day we have also included an evening barbecue at the museum with the volunteers.

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DAY 4

Saturday 2 September: It's mainline heritage steam and electric today as we have an amazing excursion with Pacific 01 519 and 'crocodile' heritage electric locomotive E94 088 from Stuttgart to Meiningen to enjoy an afternoon at the amazing annual Meiningen Locomotive Works Festival. We tour the works and view numerous steam locomotives giving demonstration runs and footplate rides - quite simply a now unique event that in yesteryear we took for granted in the UK.

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DAY 5

Sunday 3 September: Our final steam tour takes us on a journey along the Murgtalbahn from Karlsruhe to Baiersbronn and return to enjoy the festival at Baiersbronn station and additional optional steam runs can be booked locally for the journey from Baiersbronn to Raumünzach if you wish.

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DAY 6

Monday 4 September: We return by high speed trains from Stuttgart via Paris to London St Pancras International

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart

A 4 star international hotel all rooms en-suite with hairdryer, sat TV, free WiFi, safe and mini bar with swimming pool, sauna, fitness room. Piano bar, 2 restaurants, and café.

 

FARES

From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to / from Germany including Standard Eurostar

£1299

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

£1599

Single Room Supplement

£125



 

Fare inclusive of:

5 nights’ bed & breakfast, 1 evening meal, 1 barbecue, 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

 

Fares based upon sharing a twin-bedded an-suite room, single rooms available for a supplement

 

GUARANTEED FARE

 

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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