Please note: You can choose any airport for departure and we will help you with the arrangements, if you wish.
One hour before landing they will serve breakfast. After checking through immigration and customs you will board your next flight to Nürnberg. In Nürnberg we take a short train ride to Lichtenfels. 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.
Nürnberg Toy Fair
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 a 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.
We take a short train ride from Lichtenfels to Neuenmarkt. From the station we walk over to the former roundhouse which shelter over 30 Steam locomotives, from the big BR10 to the tiny Glaskasten. Neuenmarkt is on the foot of the Schiefe Ebene a steep incline on the route between Bamberg and Hof. In the steam era the depot housed all the heavy steam locomotives like the BR95 and BR96 which were used as pusher locomotives to get the trains over the 2.3 percent incline.
You know us, there is no Toy Fair tour without a narrow gauge steam ride. Our bus will pick us up at the hotel and bring us to Cranzahl. This is one of the nicest narrow gauge train rides in Germany. Our destination point (Oberwiesenthal) is 2999 feet above sea level and therefore the highest situated town in Germany. Besides tourism and winter sports Oberwiesenthal is also known for their wood carvings. Expressive items from this region are the “Smoking Men, the Christmas Pyramids and the Schwibbogen”. I am sure you can find an artsy item for yourself.
Well, our days in Bavaria are over and today we will head to Amsterdam. We will board our ICE, which will bring us to Amsterdam in about 7 hours. After we settle in our new hotel, we give you the rest of the day off to relax or do as you wish.
We will use our first day in Amsterdam for sightseeing. We are using the Hop-On, Hop Off service, because it will bring us to all the major sights. I would recommend staying on the bus for the complete tour (about 70 minutes) to pick out the most interesting places to get off on the second round. Main Attractions would be the Museum Square, Vondelpark, the Heineken Brewery, the Sarphatistraat and the Gassan Diamond Company.
Just a short train ride will bring us to Utrecht. Our destination is the famous train museum there. Not only that they have a wonderful collection of rolling stock, they even have rebuilt train station from the glory days of international train travel. If we have time left we can enjoy the sights of this town also.
Our fast train will bring us to Ghent in Belgium. Ghent is a medieval city with sights like the Castle Gravensteen, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, St. Nicholas Church, the Belfry Tower, Graslei, Saint Michael’s Church and not to forget the Castle of Gerald the Devil.
Like all good things, this tour will come to an end today. Breakfast is early in the morning with hotel check out to follow. We will transfer to Amsterdam Airport and fly back home.
Tour Price Includes:
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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. Seats are limited, so reservations will be made on a first come-first serve basis. Final payment must be made by December 15, 2015. 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, 2016 will be $500.00 per person plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities! Cancellation fees between January 02 and January 15 will be $900.00 plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities!
After January 16, 2016 there will be no refund for cancellations.
No refunds will be made for unused portion of the tour after travel begins.
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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 2016 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.
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