Harz Mountains and Railways
This is an area that is peppered with small towns and villages and where the splendid and colourful half-timbered buildings reflect the prosperous past of this region. Based on a Sunday departure this tour can include all of the highlights of the area to include the medieval towns of Quedlinburg, Wernigerode and Goslar as well as a ride on the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway.
Quedlinburg • Goslar • Steam Train Quedlinburg to Alexisbad • Wernigerode
Day 1 Channel crossing. Overnight Belgium.
Day 2 Into Germany, past Dortmund and on to the Quedlinburg area for a 4 night stay.
Day 3 A full day in beautiful Quedlinburg. With over 1000 timber-framed houses from a period spanning six centuries, Quedlinburg is a fine example of a beautifully preserved medieval town.
Day 4 Travel to the edge of the Harz Nature Reserve to the World Heritage City of Goslar. We suggest a guided walking tour followed by time at leisure to explore the grand squares and cobbled streets.
Day 5 Today we include a scenic steam railway journey from Quedlinburg to the little spa town of Alexisbad. On then to medieval Wernigerode. See the old town, 16th century Town Square and Baroque Town Hall.
Day 6 Begin the journey home today, stopping for dinner and overnight in Belgium.
Day 7 Channel crossing and home.
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Set in the scenic Harz landscape this 4-star hotel in Ballenstedt, close to Quedlinburg, is a lovingly restored 18th-century castle. It is now an elegant retreat with modern comforts.
• 4 star • Lift • 49 bedrooms
• Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 4 nights half board in Ballenstedt with:
Hot buffet breakfast
• Steam train Quedlinburg to Alexisbad
• 1 night half board on inbound journey
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