Europe Top Ten Steam Train Journeys
07/07/2016 · By Joel Draba-Mann
Steam Railways were once ubiquitous throughout Europe and the arrival of the railway was an integral moment in the Industrial Revolution.Read more
2020 Tour code: SDS20
About the tour
Boasting winding valleys and rugged mountain ranges, Saxony is among Germany's most scenic regions. We discover its prettiest towns and most beautiful scenery on excursions by historic narrow-gauge railway.
We travel by Eurostar to Brussels from our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office. Here, we join the high-speed service via Frankfurt, to Nuremberg where we stay overnight.
Maritim Hotel, Dresden
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Mrs J Yaxley
A wonderful holiday in great company. The overnight hotels in both Nuremburg and Cologne were acceptable as overnight stays. The main hotel in Dresden was excellent, lovely rooms, fabulous food. Well organised by Great Rail. Excursions were all excellent. We felt the Tour Manager treated us all rather like schoolkids but it didn't spoil the holiday. Would certainly recommend.
Mrs P Levett
Everything was perfect except I found the first day journey all the way to Nuremburg extremely taxing. I think it was too far St Pancras to Nuremburg in one hit. Also such a short time in Nuremburg seemed little reward for the time taken to get there. I did find manipulating my luggage on escalators on stations wearing. (I knew loading onto European trains would be challenging).
Mr A Jones
Very enjoyable holiday. We did not get off to the best start on Eurostar as we assumed that we would be served breakfast on the train as we have always had on previous holidays. However we discovered that we should have upgraded for this and it was stated in the brochure. We checked this on our return and it was there proving we should not take things for granted even with Great Rail. This was our eighth holiday with you. I used the swimming pool at the Hotel in Dresden and at checkout at the end of the holiday I was asked to pay a charge for that. I was not impressed with this along with the other members of our group who had used the pool. It was an expensive hotel and one assumed that such facilities should have been included for guests. Furthermore we had to ask for coffee at the end of dinner as we were not offered this. Many of our group had the same sentiment. However, the holiday was good and there were many positives.
Mr K Clark
Great holiday, lovely area of Germany and very good tour manager
it was a well organised holiday. I have no specific points to make either for or against the holiday.
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a fascinating area of Europe - centred on Dresden, a remarkable city
Germany's most scenic region by steam