We invite you to join us for a tour of Berlin, Bad Doberan, Meiningen, Kühlungsborn and Nürnberg.
- Tour the city of Berlin
- Visit one of the biggest layouts in the world
- Tour the “Underworld” of Berlin (Bunker Tour)
- Attend the International Toy Fair, which is not open to the public
- Visit the Steam locomotive Repair Facility in Meiningen
- Take a Steam Ride on a narrow gauge line
- Ride on a high speed ICE train
Departure: January 27, 2011
Return: February 05, 2011
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) $3595.00
LAND ONLY PRICE (per person) $3095.00
Day 1, Thursday, January 27
We are leaving Chicago late afternoon on your non-stop flight to Frankfurt. Cocktails and dinner will be served en route.
Day 2, Friday, January 28
One hour before landing they will serve breakfast. After checking through immigration and customs we will board our flight to Berlin. 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, Saturday, January 29
Berlin-Loxx Miniature World
Loxx Miniatureland is one of the largest model train layouts in the world. The layout is 30,000 square feet, which includes a replicated diorama of the city of Berlin. The Berlin part of the layout includes heavy train traffic including S-Bahn, regional and long distance trains, a functional airport with planes taking off and landing and a functional car system. Loxx will give you a long-lasting impression, that’s for sure. There is so much to see we will most likely stay there the entire day. Since we will be in the heart Berlin you can also break away from the group and go shopping or sightseeing.
Day 4, Sunday, January 30
Yesterday we saw Berlin on a layout. Today we will tour the city by a sightseeing bus. Along that route we will pass the Alexanders Platz, the Dom, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Holocaust Memorial and the Museum Island. It the group decides to stay at one of the sights longer we can do that and just hop on the next bus. After this tour we will visit Berlin World War II Bunker system. A guided tour will explain how life was in those underground systems during the war.
Day 5, Monday, January 31
Our bus will bring us to Bad Doberan. This town on the shores of the Baltic Sea is our starting point for our Narrow Gauge steam trip. The train will drive through the narrow streets of this quaint little town, along the shores, passing Europe’s oldest race track for horses, going through Heiligendamm Germany’s oldest sea spa to Kühlungsborn. We will try to get you also in the cab of the locomotive to experience that trip from a different angle.
Day 6, Tuesday, February 01
Well our days in Berlin are over and today we will head to Bavaria. After we settle in our new hotel, we give you the rest of the day off to relax or do as you wish.
Day 7, Wednesday, February 02
This is definitely a highlight of our tour. Meiningen is the only repair facility in Germany for steam locomotives. Even more surprising they built a brand-new steam locomotive for the narrow gauge line we were on just 2 days ago. There is not much more to say you have to see it yourself.
Day 8, Thursday, February 03
The Toy Fair is surely the highlight of our tour. For any individual that likes toys, trains, Christmas ornaments or any hobby related products this fair is a must. Visiting the Toy Fair is a rare opportunity, because it is not open to the public; our guests are allowed to visit the fair because we get them in as employees. The fair is treat for our eyes. The manufactures booths are incredible with all the new products, all the layouts and dioramas – we will be like kids in a candy store.
Day 9, Friday, February 04
Many of our quests requested a 2nd day at the Toy Fair. So here it is. For everybody else we will stay in Nürnberg this day and you can visit the transportation museum or any other sites. Some of you want to do some research at the transportation museum’s library. Let us know, what you are looking for an we can make arrangements to have those documents pulled ahead.
Day 10, Saturday, February 05
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
- 8 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 December 15. Seats are limited, so reservations will be made on a first come-first serve basis. Final payment must be made by December 31, 2010. Please contact us before you send any payment so we can make sure that there are still seats available.
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 01, 2011 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 January 16, 2011 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 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.
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