We invite you to join us for a tour of Rüdesheim,
Trier, Castle Eltz, Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg and Cochem.
- Tour with us Trier, the oldest German City
- Come with us for a boat ride along the Rhine river
- Explore with us the Moselle area
- Visit sights like Moselkern, Cochem and Castle Eltz
- Celebrate the 175 years of German Railroads
- Take a Ride on a famous German Steam Train
- Enjoy Germany’s biggest Steam Locomotive Museum
Departure: May 17, 2010
Return: May 25, 2010
Air travel from Chicago
Please note: You can choose any airport within the US for departure. We will make the necessary arrangements for you.
LAND/AIR PRICE (per person) $3395.00
LAND ONLY PRICE (per person) $2645.00
Day 1, Monday, May 17
We are leaving Chicago late afternoon on your non-stop flight to Frankfurt. Cocktails and dinner will be served en route.
Day 2, Tuesday, May 18
One hour before landing they will serve breakfast. After checking through immigration and customs we will board our train to Cochem. After checking into the hotel the afternoon is free for your own activities. We will meet for dinner at 7:30 and probably will call it a night after that.
Day 3, Wednesday, May 19
After Breakfast our bus will bring us to Rüdesheim. With its castles, the Niederwald monument and the “Drosselgasse” this little town is known through out the world. You have time for a stroll or a visit of the mechanical Musikkabinett.
In the afternoon we board our ship going to St. Goar. We are passing numerous castles and castle ruins bordering the Rhine valley. Very famous of course is also the Loreley with all its fairy tales.
After 2 hours we reach St. Goar, where you have the opportunity for shopping or coffee with some wonderful German pastries. Then we will board our bus and return back to the hotel.
Day 4, Thursday, May 20
Today we are on our way to Trier. We will ride along the Moselle, passing hundreds of vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins. The Moselle district is one of the most picturesque areas in Germany. I am sure you will fall in love with it. Arriving in Trier we will meet our tour guide, which will show us sights like the Basilika and many other churches, Porta Negra, different baths like the Imperial Bath, the Forum Bath and the Barbara Bath. This is a breathtaking city with over 2000 years of history. After dinner we return back to our hotel.
Day 5, Friday, May 21
It is time to say good-bye to the Moselle area and heading to Bavaria. Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg is our new destination. Nestled on the foot of the Fichtelgebirge it is the home of the biggest steam locomotive museum in Germany. Our ride will take over 6 hours, so after we are settled in our new hotel, we give you the rest of the day off, so you can explore the area.
Day 6, Saturday, May 22
Steam Fest Day 1
We start the celebration for the 175 years of the German railroad. Today we expect all the Express steam locomotives in Neuenmarkt. Aside from all those locomotives under steam we can also explore the locomotives in the sheds. There is also one of Josef Brandl’s museum layouts to admire.
Day 7, Sunday, May 23
Steam Fest Day 2
Today is the day for the regular passenger and freight steam locomotives. Besides that we will take a ride to Marktschorgast over the “Schiefe Ebene” one of the steepest grades in Germany. There is also a model train flea market. Maybe you will find something what you were looking for a long time.
Day 8, Monday, May 24
Steam Fest Day 3
This is the big day for the steam fest spectacle. There are steam- powered trains coming from all over Germany to Neuenmarkt. Even the Bavarian TV station is there to film this event. Trains will go up and down the steep grade, stop for taking pictures under full load, have drive-by with full steam ahead. This is an event that will set you back 80 years, when all those steam locomotives dominated this line.
Day 9, Tuesday, May 25
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. We will transfer to Frankfurt Airport and fly back home.
Tour Price Includes:
- Round-trip airfare, economy class from Chicago
- 7 nights at great hotels with daily breakfast
- Rail travel as per itinerary
- Attentive tour guides speaking English and German
- Buses as per itinerary
- Tickets for Toy Fair
- 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
Airfare is included in round trip from Chicago. For departures from other cities, please contact Roman Plaszewski at Reynauld’s Euro-Imports, Inc. In most cases there is no additional charge if you fly from a different city.
Terms & Conditions:
An initial deposit of $600.00 per person is required to secure reservation. This deposit has to be made by April 1. Seats are limited, so reservations will be made on a first come-first serve basis. Final payment must be made by May 01, 2009.
Checks 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.
All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations fees before , 2010 will be $300.00 per person plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities! Cancellation fees between January 02 and January 15 will be $600.00 plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities!
After May 01, 2010 there will be no refund for cancellations.
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 2011 or longer.
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.
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.
Steam Fest 2010 Tour Reservation Form
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