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    Experience the ultimate adventure as we invite you to join us on an extraordinary tour, immersing you in the captivating world of Märklin, LGB & Trix. Prepare to embark on a journey filled with excitement, discovery, and unforgettable moments.

    Highlights of the tour include:

    Märklin IMA Event: Step into the heart of the Märklin IMA event, where you'll witness the latest innovations and marvel at the intricate model railways on display. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you explore the event's diverse offerings.

    Märklin Museum: Delve into the rich history of Märklin at the renowned Märklin Museum. Discover the evolution of model railways through captivating exhibits and learn about the iconic locomotives that have captivated enthusiasts for generations.

    Märklin Factory Tour: Gain exclusive access to the inner workings of Märklin with a captivating factory tour. Witness firsthand the craftsmanship and precision that goes into creating these exceptional model trains, and gain insight into the intricate manufacturing process.

    Train Rides: Embark on scenic train rides, where you can witness breathtaking landscapes unfold before your eyes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the soothing rhythm of the rails as we traverse through picturesque regions.

    Stuttgart: Explore the vibrant city of Stuttgart, where modernity and history intertwine seamlessly. Discover the architectural marvels, immerse yourself in the cultural richness, and visit the renowned Porsche Museum to witness the impressive legacy of this iconic car brand.

    Esslingen: Step into the enchanting town of Esslingen, where history comes alive through charming streets, stunning churches, and captivating half-timbered houses. Let a professional guide lead you through the town's hidden gems, providing insight into its fascinating past.

    This is just a glimpse of what awaits you on this remarkable journey. Join us as we create lifelong memories, ignite your passion for trains, and explore the captivating destinations that make this tour truly exceptional.

    Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity. Reserve your spot today and prepare to embark on an adventure that will leave you with lasting impressions and a deep appreciation for the world of Märklin.

    Departure: September 13, 2023

    Return: September 21, 2023

    LAND ONLY PRICE (per person) $3,395.00

    Air travel from Chicago or Airport of your choice:

    Please note: You can choose any airport for departure. If you want we can help you with the necessary arrangements.

    Our upcoming trip is centered around the highly anticipated Märklin Days IMA event, which coincides with the 38th International Model Railway Exhibition in Göppingen. Due to the unfortunate circumstances of COVID-19, Märklin had to cancel this event for several years, making our journey all the more special as we seize this remarkable opportunity. In addition to the IMA Märklin Days and the model railway exhibition, our itinerary is packed with numerous exciting places to visit and engaging activities to participate in. Here's a day-by-day breakdown of the highlights our wonderful trip has to offer:

    To read more about this amazing Märklin event click here:

    Day 1, Wednesday, September 13

    Today marks the start of your exhilarating adventure! You'll begin by choosing the airport from which you'll depart, and then board a convenient non-stop flight to Frankfurt. Once on board, you can unwind and make yourself comfortable, enjoying the exceptional in-flight experience that awaits. Indulge in a nice warm meal prepared paired with a selection of refreshing cocktails to enhance your journey. This delightful combination of comfort, gastronomy, and libations guarantees that your travel experience will be truly extraordinary. Sit back, relax, and savor the beginning of your unforgettable trip.

    Day 2, Thursday, September 14

    One hour before landing, a delightful breakfast will be served to energize you for the day ahead. Once you've completed the immigration and customs procedures, you'll proceed to board a train bound for Esslingen. Upon arriving at your destination and checking into the hotel, the remainder of the afternoon will be yours to enjoy at your leisure. Take this opportunity to explore the surroundings, engage in activities of your choice, or simply relax and rejuvenate. At 7:30, we will gather for a dinner to warmly welcome everyone and kickstart our adventure together. Following the meal, many of you may choose to retire for the night, replenishing your energy for the exciting days to come

    Day 3, Friday, September 15

    The highly anticipated moment has finally arrived - Märklin IMA Days is here! We will embark on an exciting train journey to Göppingen, where the enchanting world of Märklin awaits. As we step off the train at the station, our first surprise awaits us - a captivating display of vintage locomotives from Germany and its neighboring countries. The sight of these majestic trains will transport us back in time and evoke a sense of awe.

    During previous events, attendees were treated to the breathtaking beauty of locomotives such as the Bavarian S 3/6, renowned for its elegance, the iconic BR 01 with its striking Wagner smoke deflectors, the versatile BR 75 accompanied by a delightful commuter train, and the formidable F series. Additionally, the exhibition featured a fascinating array of electric and diesel locomotives, each with its own unique charm and significance.

    To make the most of our Märklin Days experience, We highly recommend embarking on the factory tour on the first day itself. This exclusive opportunity is available only on Friday and Saturday. By taking this tour, we will have the privilege of witnessing firsthand the craftsmanship and innovation that go into creating Märklin's renowned model trains. It is a chance to delve into the intricate details and precision that make these models so remarkable.

    Some of you may want to spend more time observing all the locomotives which is fine however to ensure that you don't miss out on the factory tour we recommend taking the factory tour early in our itinerary. It will set the stage for an immersive and unforgettable Märklin Days experience, allowing us to appreciate the brand's legacy and expertise right from the start. Let the magic of Märklin transport us into a world of endless fascination and joy

    Day 4, Saturday, September 16

    Today, we will return to Göppingen by train, and the day holds a multitude of highlights beyond the museum and factory. Upon arriving at the station, you have the option to indulge in a captivating train ride or even experience the thrill of a cab ride. For a unique adventure, a vintage railbus awaits to transport you to the renowned track construction company, Leonhard Weiss.

    At Leonhard Weiss, you will have the opportunity to witness an impressive collection of track maintenance vehicles, including tamping machines and catenary repair engines. This fascinating glimpse into the world of track construction provides a deeper understanding of the intricate processes involved in maintaining and upgrading railway infrastructure. Marvel at the efficiency and power of these specialized machines as they work tirelessly to ensure smooth and safe train operations.

    As you explore Leonhard Weiss, you'll gain insights into the technology and expertise behind track maintenance, further enhancing your appreciation for the intricacies of the railway system. It's an experience that combines both educational value and a sense of adventure.

    Whether you choose to embark on a train ride, enjoy a cab ride, or visit Leonhard Weiss, this day offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating aspects of railway operations beyond the museum and factory. Prepare to be captivated by the precision and innovation that goes into maintaining the tracks and witness firsthand the remarkable machinery at work.

    Day 5, Sunday, September 17

    As we bid farewell to the Märklin IMA event, we embark on our last day of exploration. Today, we have the opportunity to explore the vast marketplace bustling with over 100 vendors offering a wide array of model train-related products. From miniature locomotives to intricate accessories, this marketplace is a haven for train enthusiasts and collectors alike. Take your time to browse through the stalls, as you may stumble upon unique treasures or find inspiration for your own collection.

    In addition to the vendors, numerous train clubs have brought their meticulously crafted layouts to be admired. These awe-inspiring displays showcase the artistry and dedication of fellow enthusiasts, offering a wealth of ideas and inspiration. Explore the intricately detailed landscapes, marvel at the realistic train movements, and allow your imagination to soar as you envision possibilities for your own model railway. Before concluding our time at Märklin, we have the option to return to the station and embark on a ride up the Geislinger Steige. This scenic journey promises breathtaking views and a memorable experience as we traverse the steep incline. Allow yourself to be captivated by the stunning landscapes and revel in the joy of rail travel.

    As our time at Märklin draws to a close, treasure the memories and knowledge gained throughout our visit. Reflect on the vast array of train-related products, be inspired by the layouts on display, and soak in the beauty of the Geislinger Steige. Our visit to Märklin has undoubtedly enriched our passion for trains and provided us with lasting memories to cherish.

    Day 6, Monday, September 18

    Esslingen, a charming and picturesque town, awaits us with its wealth of fascinating sights and historical landmarks. As we venture through its quaint streets, we will be captivated by the beauty and significance of its architectural treasures. Among the notable attractions are the magnificent churches, the majestic town hall, the abundance of half-timbered houses, the enchanting castle, and the delightful "Little Venice" area.

    To ensure a comprehensive and informative experience, a professional guide will accompany us, providing insightful commentary and stories about the history and significance of each location. Rest assured, the guide will deliver the tour in English, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the rich heritage of Esslingen.

    As we explore the town, we will marvel at the intricate details of the churches, admire the grandeur of the town hall, and appreciate the unique charm of the half-timbered houses. The castle will transport us back in time with its compelling tales, while "Little Venice" will enchant us with its picturesque canals and quaint atmosphere.

    With the assistance of our knowledgeable guide, we will gain a deeper understanding of the town's history, architecture, and cultural significance. As they share their expertise and passion for Esslingen, we will be able to appreciate the town's beauty and heritage on a whole new level.

    Prepare to be captivated by the wonders of Esslingen as we embark on this guided tour, immersing ourselves in the captivating history and architectural splendors of this delightful town.

    Day 7, Tuesday, September 19

    Located just a few miles away, the vibrant city of Stuttgart beckons us to explore its renowned Porsche Museum. This extraordinary museum offers a captivating journey through the entire history of this iconic car brand. From its humble beginnings to its status as a symbol of engineering excellence, we will witness the evolution of Porsche's legendary vehicles. Immerse yourself in the captivating exhibits, which showcase not only the cars themselves but also the stories behind their creation and the people who brought them to life.

    If time permits, we can further delve into the abundant attractions that Stuttgart has to offer. This vibrant city is brimming with cultural, historical, and architectural wonders waiting to be discovered. From the impressive Stuttgart State Opera to the majestic Stuttgart Palace, there is an array of captivating landmarks to explore. Additionally, Stuttgart is known for its picturesque parks and gardens, such as the stunning Rosenstein Park or the serene Killesberg Park, offering tranquil respites amidst the urban hustle and bustle.

    Stuttgart also boasts a diverse culinary scene, allowing us to indulge in regional delicacies or savor international cuisine. Whether it's exploring local markets, strolling through charming neighborhoods, or visiting art galleries, Stuttgart offers a plethora of activities to suit various interests.

    As we venture beyond Märklin and Esslingen, a visit to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart promises to be a thrilling experience, immersing us in the legacy of this iconic brand. And should we have the luxury of time, exploring the other attractions that Stuttgart has to offer will further enrich our journey, providing a deeper understanding of the city's culture and heritage.

    Day 8, Wednesday, September 20

    Today's adventure takes us aboard the sleek and efficient ICE train as we journey to Ulm. The journey is brief, and soon we find ourselves in the presence of a remarkable sight—the town boasting the world's highest church tower. Soaring to an impressive height of 161.5 meters, the tower stands as a testament to human achievement.

    For those in the group who enjoy a sporty challenge, there is an opportunity to ascend the tower's 768 steps. Scaling this architectural marvel rewards climbers with breathtaking views from the top. However, if you've already conquered this feat in the past, you may choose to skip the exercise this time around and simply admire the tower from the ground.

    But the excitement doesn't end there! As a special treat, we will embark on the Ulmer Spatz (Sparrow), a charming vessel that will carry us along the picturesque Danube. This delightful river cruise allows us to soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscape as we navigate between the towns of Ulm and Neu-Ulm. Take in the serene atmosphere, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the unique perspective offered by this leisurely boat ride.

    Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating scenery as we explore Ulm, with its towering church and delightful river cruise. It promises to be a day filled with discovery, relaxation, and memorable experiences that will leave a lasting impression on our journey.

    Day 9, Thursday, September 21

    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and today marks the conclusion of our memorable journey. After enjoying an early breakfast, we will check out from our accommodations and make our way back to Frankfurt Airport via train. It is here that we will bid farewell to the enchanting destinations we have explored and the wonderful experiences we have shared.

    As we depart, take a moment to reflect upon the cherished memories and newfound knowledge acquired throughout our trip. The connections made, the sights witnessed, and the adventures embarked upon will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

    Once at Frankfurt Airport, it will be time to begin the next leg of our individual journeys. Whether you are returning home or continuing your explorations, take with you the spirit of adventure and the sense of fulfillment that accompanies the conclusion of a remarkable trip.

    As we part ways, let us carry the joy and inspiration gained from our time together, fostering a desire to continue exploring and discovering the wonders of the world. Until we meet again on our next adventure, may your travels be filled with excitement, discovery, and the kind of memories that will last a lifetime. Safe travels, and farewell for now.

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    Tour Price Includes:

    • 7 nights of comfortable accommodation at great hotels with daily breakfast, ensuring a delightful start to each day.
    • Convenient rail travel throughout the itinerary, providing a hassle-free and efficient means of transportation.
    • Knowledgeable and attentive tour guides fluent in both English and German, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.
    • Entrance tickets to the renowned Marklin Museum, offering an immersive journey into the world of model railways.
    • Admission tickets to the prestigious Porsche Museum, allowing you to explore the rich history and evolution of this iconic car brand.
    • No additional charge for single occupancy, providing flexibility and convenience for solo travelers.
    • All taxes and service charges for included features, ensuring transparency and peace of mind.

    Tour Price does not include:

    • Personal expenses: Items of personal nature such as phone calls, room service, laundry, and beverages are not included in the tour price. These expenses can be settled individually as per your preferences.
    • Meals: Lunches and dinners are not included in the tour price, allowing you the freedom to explore local cuisine and dine at your own pace. Your tour guides can offer recommendations for dining options in each destination.
    • Gratuities: While our tour guides provide exceptional service, gratuities to local guides are not included. You may choose to show appreciation for their efforts based on your satisfaction and personal discretion.

    • Please note that the items listed under "Tour Price does not include" are designed to provide you with flexibility and the freedom to personalize your experience according to your preferences. Our focus is to ensure your comfort, convenience, and enjoyment throughout the tour, and we are readily available to assist you with any additional requirements or information you may need.

    Please note:

    For departures from other cities, please contact Roman Plaszewski at Reynauld's Euro-Imports, Inc.

    Terms & Conditions:

    An initial deposit of $900.00 per person is required to secure the reservation. We accept Checks or Credit Cards. Seats are limited, so reservations will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis. Final payment must be made by July 31, 2023. Please contact us before you send any payments, 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 July 31, 2023 will be $800.00 per person plus any deposits lost to railroads or any other facilities! Cancellation fees between August 01and August 31 will be $1200.00 plus any deposits lost to railroads or any other facilities! After August 31, 2023 there will be no refund for cancellations.

    After August 31, 2023 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 the required documentation 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 the correct document requirements. Your passport must be valid till March 2024 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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