Toy Fair Tour 2006



We invite you to join us for a tour of Nuremberg, Dresden, Coburg, Meiningen and Hamburg.



Tour Highlights


·        Tour the city of Hamburg

·        Visit Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg

·        Stay in a real castle as our main hotel

·        Attend the International Toy Fair, which is not open to the public

·        Visit Nuremberg, the Toy Capitol of the World

·        Tour the city of Dresden

·        Take a Narrow Gauge Steam Ride

·        Visit Meiningen, the last repair facility in Germany for Steam Locos

·        Ride on an high speed ICE train



Departure: February 04, 2006

Return: February 13, 2006


Air travel from Chicago via Lufthansa Airlines

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)                     $2895.00


Day 1, Saturday, February 4


We are leaving Chicago late afternoon via Lufthansa on your non-stop flight to Frankfurt. Cocktails and dinner will be served en route.


Day 2, Sunday, February 05

Frankfurt-Hotel Schloß Hohenstein

One hour before landing they will serve breakfast. After checking through immigration and customs we will board the train to Lichtenfels. After checking in to 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, Monday, February 06


This is the day we were waiting for a year. We are going to attend the Toy Fair. If you never have been there it will be a once in a lifetime experience. 2800 manufacturers will display their items. The train exhibition hall alone will take you two days to see everything. Every manufacturer will have layouts, dioramas and displays in abundance. You will feel like a kid in the candy store. You cannot describe this-you have to experience it. In the evening we will have dinner in an authentic Bavarian restaurant.



Day 4, Tuesday, February 07


We will make a short tour through Coburg, to see some of the sightseeing places there. After that we will drive again to Nuremberg. The group, which wants to go back to the Toy Fair goes with me. The other group will go with my brother to see the Transportation Museum, the Nuremberg castle and other sights. You also will be free to roam the city on your own. In the evening we will meet at Eisenbahn Dörfler, a great hobby store.  At that time we will decide where to have dinner.


Day 5, Wednesday, February 08


We are taken a train to Dresden. From there we get on a Narrow Gauge Steam Train to Moritzburg. In Moritzburg we will visit the water castle and then return to Dresden. There we have a sightseeing tour through the city. We will also see the rebuilt Church of our Lady.


Day 6, Thursday, February 09  


The locomotive repair facility in Meiningen is the last one in Germany to take on steam engines. Maybe we will see some of the locos, which were destroyed in a fire at the Nuremberg Transportation Museum . It is very hard to get into this factory, so we really appreciate the opportunity. The rest of the day we will spend at castle Landsberg for dinner and sightseeing. We return to Hohenstein a bit earlier so we can pack our suitcases.

Day 7, Friday, February 10


Today we board a high-speed ICE train to Hamburg . The train will drive us through rolling hills till it gets flatter and flatter and we get to the northern part of Germany . Top speeds will be around 280 km/h. It will take us about 5 to 6 hours to get there, so we decided to give you the rest of the day off, when we arrive in Hamburg at the hotel.


Day 8, Saturday, February 11


Today we are visiting the biggest digitally controlled train layout in the world. Over 770 trains, 10,000 cars and over 100,000 people and trees are on this layout. Fortunately, we as a group don't have to wait in line, they will sneak us in through the backdoor. The layout is over 40,000 square feet. It is worth to spend the whole day there but if you want to see something else there is the Hamburg Dungeon right next door. It is one of the best torture museums in Germany .


Day 9, Sunday, February 12


We spend our last day in Germany with sightseeing in Hamburg . We will board a bus, which will show us the most impressive places in this city, like St. Michael's Church, the Town Hall, the Jungferstieg and so on. If the weather permits we will also make a Harbor Tour.


Day 10, Monday, February 13


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 from Hamburg to Frankfurt and fly back home.


Welcome Home!



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Please note:

Airfare is included in round trip from Chicago. Fore departures from other cities, please contact Roman Plaszewski at Reynauld’s Euro-Imports, Inc.



Terms & Conditions:

An initial deposit of $500.00 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 January 03, 2005.

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 January 03, 2005 will be $300.00 per person plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities! Cancellation fees between January 03 and January 31 will be $600.00 plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities!

After February 01, 2005 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 September 2005 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.