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Maritime Germany by Steam

(Tour code: GMS17)Tour the scenic coast of Germany by rail

Discover the contrasting cities and regions of the German coastline, historically connected by centuries of proud Hanseatic and maritime tradition, before exploring Germany's largest island, Rügen. Experience Hamburg, Lübeck, Rostock and Stralsund and enjoy two of Germany's finest steam railways.

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Tour Highlights
  • Hamburg
  • Lübeck
  • Rostock and Stralsund
  • Molli Steam Railway
  • Jasmund National Park
  • 'Racing Roland' steam train
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Eurostar
Day 1

London to Hamburg

Our holiday begins at London St Pancras at our dedicated Departure Office before joining the Eurostar to Brussels. We then head to Hamburg via Cologne.

Includes:
  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Lubeck
Day 2

Lübeck by rail

Today we travel by train (Standard Class) to Lübeck, an atmospheric trading port and merchant city that rose to prominence as the capital of the Hanseatic League. On arrival we enjoy a guided tour of this attractive city's rich cultural heritage and legacy of popular landmarks, including the Holstentor - a striking city gate built in a decorative brick style. We also admire the beautifully preserved Old Town. Still surrounded by the city moat, this charming area of quaint townhouses enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status. Here we see the superb array of architectural styles, including the 15th century Town Hall and Thomas Mann's House - where the Nobel-winning author was born in 1875. Following the tour you are free to continue exploring at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Niederegger Museum, home of one of the world's most renowned manufacturers of marzipan - truly the taste of Lübeck. Later we return to Hamburg by rail.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Lübeck tour
Hamburg
Day 3

At leisure in Hamburg

Having developed around one of the largest ports in Europe, Hamburg has long been Germany's 'second city', and today you are free to explore at your own pace. Amongst the tree-lined avenues and intricate network of waterways criss-crossing the city, Hamburg's grand and varied architecture spans out from the impressive City Hall. With its many exciting neighbourhoods - from the bustling harbour to the lively downtown, all well connected and easily accessible - Hamburg is a delight to explore. Perhaps visit Miniatur Wunderland, which is the world's largest model railway, featuring scenes from places as diverse as LA and Scandinavia. Alternatively, take a leisurely boat trip on the city's Alster Lake, follow in the Beatles' footsteps in lively St Pauli or relax in Hamburg's fabulous botanical gardens, in the very heart of the city.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Rostock
Days 4-5

To Rostock

Following a leisurely morning, today we leave Hamburg and travel by rail to Rostock. Day 5's excursion sees us join the Molli Line in Bad Doberan, travelling to Kühlungsborn on the coast.

Includes:
  • Days 4-5 - Breakfast, Dinner
Stralsund
Day 6

Rostock to Stralsund

Leaving Rostock behind, today we take the train eastwards to Stralsund for a guided tour. We spend three nights in Stralsund.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Rugen Railway
Days 7-8

Rügen Island

Today we enjoy a journey on the Racing Roland Steam Railway. Joining the train in Putbus, we meander eastwards to explore some of the island's most charming towns. Our journey passes through lush, leafy woods and alluring farmland as we make our way to the seaside town of Göhren. Day 8 includes a full-day coach excursion to Rügen Island. Although connected to the mainland town of Stralsund by a causeway, this tranquil island is one of Germany's hidden treasures.

Includes:
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
Cologne
Days 9-10

Return to London

Today we leave Stralsund and travel by rail to Cologne, via Hamburg, where we overnight. On Day 10 we take the high-speed service to Brussels, changing for the Eurostar back to London.

Includes:
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Eurostar Meal

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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