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    We invite you to join us for a tour of Innsbruck, Jenbach, Northern Italy and Venice.

    Tour Highlights

    • Visit with us Venice, one of the most unusual cities in the world
    • Enjoy train rides on German, Austrian and Italian routes
    • Explore Lake Garda, Mount Baldo and Malecine
    • Train ride on the Zillertal Bahn
    • Train ride on the Achenseebahn
    • Visit the new Marklin layout and Toy Museum of the Porsche Family
    • Sightseeing in Verona

    Departure: September 07, 2015

    Return: September 15, 2015

    Air travel from Chicago to Munich

    Please note: You can choose any airport. If you want we will make the necessary arrangements for you.

    LAND ONLY PRICE (per person)                                    $3295.00

    We decided to offer just the land only package for this trip. Many of you have frequent flyer miles or would like to use a different airline or upgraded seating. In any case we will help you to get the right fare through our travel bureau.


    Day 1, Monday September 07

    Chicago-Munich

    We are leaving Chicago late afternoon on your non-stop flight to Munich. Cocktails and dinner will be served en route. If you are coming from a different city, we can help you with your flight arrangements.

    Day 2, Tuesday September 08

    Munich-Innsbruck

    After arriving in Munich we will take a train to Innsbruck (Austria). This will be our hub for the next 3 days. After checking into the hotel the afternoon is free for your own activities. Maybe you want to explore the town or do some shopping. We will meet for dinner at 7:30pm and probably will call it a night after that.

    Day 3, Wednesday September 09

    Innsbruck-Jenbach-Achensee

    Our first trip is to Jenbach. A short 30 minute ride from Innsbruck will bring us there. The Jenbach station is the only 3-gauge station in Austria. Besides the standard gauge line from Kufstein to Innsbruck, there is also the 760mm line for the Zillertal Railroad going from Jenbach to Mayrhofen. Besides that this is a tourist attraction the line is also been used for local traffic and freight, mostly wood. Last not least there is the 1000mm Rack and Pinion Achensee line. It connects Jenbach with the Achensee lake. This is an absolute tourist attraction, because they still operate this line with steam locomotives. This is the line we take today.  

    Day 4, Thursday September 10

    Innsbruck-Aufham

    Today, we are visting Hans-Peter Porsche’s TRAUMWERK. Since his early youth Mr. Porsche was collecting toys from different eras. With this “museum” he is able to fulfill a long-cherished dream. The almost 6000 square feet layout depicts parts of German, Austria and Switzerland. There are over 180 trains moving along 10.000 feet of track, which will overcome a difference in altitude of almost 13 feet. It is an all Marklin trains layout with a highly detailed landscaping.


    Day 5, Friday September 11

    Innsbruck-Mayrhofen

    We are coming back to Jenbach, but today we take the narrow gauge train to Mayrhofen. Many of you know the Zillertal trains from the Liliput catalog, but here, you have the opportunity to see the real train in action. As it should be, we want to ride the steam train, so we have to catch it leaving at 10:17AM. After 1 ½ hours we will reach Mayrhofen the last station on this line. We will use the time to hang out at the station, having lunch and discover the town. At 3:07PM we will take the train back to Jenbach and Innsbruck. This gives you enough time in the evening to pack for tomorrow.



    Day 6, Saturday September 12

    Innsbruck-Verona

    Our train will bring us in 3 ½ hours from Innsbruck to Verona (Italy). We will cross the famous Brenner railway pass which was the first through line to cross the Alps. At Brenner station we will most likely change locomotives. Even they have multi-system locomotives nowadays it is not sure that the locomotive engineers are familiar with the signaling and rules of the Italian state railway. After checking into our new hotel, we give you the rest of the day off to relax, shop or do as you wish.     


    Day 7, Sunday September 13

    Verona-Venice    

    Venice is the city to see and we will do that. Venice is made up of more than 100 tiny islets closely packed around canals. The city itself is essentially a lagoon, and as the water levels rise each year it reminds us the city is sinking. It's traditionally divided into six districts with the Grand Canal winding its way through its heart. The train will bring us in no time to the center of Venice. There we will meet our tour guide to show us the most important sights. For those who enjoy, history, art and architecture, then this is the place for you. Venice is steeped in all three, found in galleries, museums, churches, and even on the islands around Venice. Piazza San Marco is the most famous sight with its pigeons and string quartets serenading the cafés. The centerpiece of the square is St Mark's Basilica rebuilt between 1063 and 1094 echoing eastern models with rare marbles and semi-precious stones adorning it. The Palazzo Ducale, with its historical background, is a magnificent showcase of Venetian art and craftsmanship. The Academia has a wonderful collection of art by Canaletto, Titian, Tintoretto and many more.


    Day 8, Monday September 14

    Trip to Lake Garda

    Mount Baldo, Malcesine, Castello Scaligero

    Today our tour will take us along Lake Garda. From Malcesine we will take the very famous cable car to Mount Baldo. On our way up, the gondola will spin, so everybody will get a 360 degree look of the area. On top of Mount Baldo you have the best panoramic view of the lake. Back in Malcesine we will stroll through the narrow lanes of this little town and then make our way up to the fortification Scaligero.


    Day 9, Tuesday September 15

    Verona

    It is about time to learn and see more of this city. We booked the Hop On Hop Off bus tour to do this. I would recommend staying on the bus for the first trip around to find out what will really interest you. On the second round you can get then off and do your own sightseeing. You are free to spend as much or as little time you want. Here are some of the attractions: Roman Arena; Lamberti Tower; Juliet’s house, Piazza delle Erbe; all the famous churches – St. Anastasia, St. Fermo, St. Giorgio and Baslilica St. Zeno. Castelo San Pietro, Porta della Bra, Giusti Gardens and Castelvecchio would be also important.

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    Day 10, Wednesday September 16

    Verona-USA

    Like all good things, this tour will come to an end today. Breakfast is really early in the morning with hotel check out to follow.

    Welcome Home!


    Tour Price Includes:

    • 8 nights at a great hotel with daily breakfast
    • Rail travel as per itinerary
    • Attentive tour guides speaking English and German
    • Buses as per itinerary
    • No extra charge for single occupancy
    • Taxes and service charges for included features

    Tour Price does not include:

    • All items of personal nature, such as phone calls, room service, laundry and beverages
    • Gratuities to local guides

    Please note:
    If you need help with your airline tickets, please contact Roman Plaszewski at Reynauld’s Euro-Imports, Inc.

    Terms & Conditions:
    An initial deposit of $600.00 per person is required to secure reservation. Seats are limited, so reservations will be made on a first come-first serve basis. Final payment must be made by August 12, 2015.

    Checks or Credit card must be made payable to R. Plaszewski and sent to: Reynauld’s Euro-Imports, Inc. 122 N. Main Street, Elburn, IL 60119.

    Rates are subject to change including but not limited to increases in applicable taxes, government imposed fees and exchange rates.

    Cancellations:
    All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations fees before July 15, 2015 will be $600.00 per person plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities! Cancellation fees between July 16 and August 12 will be $900.00 plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities!
    After August 12, 2015 there will be no refund for cancellations.

    Refunds:
    No refunds will be made for unused portion of the tour after travel begins.

    Proof of Citizenship:
    It is the traveler’s responsibility to provide proper documentation of proof of U.S. citizenship.  Married women traveling with documentation in their maiden name must supply a marriage license.
    Failure to possess required documentations may result in denied boarding. No refunds will be made if passengers are denied boarding.
    For non-U.S. citizens, please contact the appropriate destination embassy or consulate for correct document requirements.
    Your passport must be valid till March 2016 or longer.

    Itinerary:
    Every effort will be made to operate the program as per the scheduled itinerary. Due to local conditions or circumstances, we reserve the right to adjust or alter the itinerary.

    Responsibilities:
    Reynauld’s Euro Imports, Inc. is not in any way responsible for this tour. Rey and Roman Plaszewski arranged this tour for the enjoyment of European train enthusiasts.
    Rey and Roman Plaszewski are responsible for arranging the services and accommodations offered hereunder, except in the absence of negligence on their part; Rey nor Roman Plaszewski are not responsible for any act, error, omission, injury to person or property, inconvenience, accident, delay or default of any company and/or their employees, agents, or servants, or facilities in connection with these. It is expressly understood that Rey and Roman Plaszewski are not responsible for any delays for any flight or non-operation of any flight hereunder due to any reasons beyond their control, including work stoppages, labor strikes, or Forces Majeure and shall have no liability of any nature whatsoever relating to flight delays, including (but not limited to) liability for damage related to shortened vacation time, inconvenience or hardship, additional expenses or any other form of damage. By accepting this contract, you hereby relieve Rey and Roman Plaszewski of all such liabilities.

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