We invite you to join us for a tour to Bavaria and Austria
- Visit the only 3-gauge station in Austria
- Tour the LOKWELT in Freilassing
- Stay in the quaintest area in Germany
- View your surroundings from Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest
- Explore the ICE maintenance facility in Munich
- Tour with us Salzburg
- Visit the Salzburg Model Railroad Club
- Go with us underground into a Salt Mine
Departure: September 12, 2012
Return: September 20, 2012
Air travel from Chicago to Munich
Please note: You can choose any airport within the US for departure. We will make the necessary arrangements for you.
LAND/AIR PRICE (per person) $3495.00
LAND ONLY PRICE (per person) $2695.00
Day 1, September 12
We are leaving Chicago late afternoon on our non-stop flight to Munich. Cocktails and dinner will be served en route. We chose to fly into Munich because it is a much smaller airport than Frankfurt, therefore much easier to navigate and it is much closer to our destination.
Day 2, September 13
One hour before landing they will serve breakfast. After checking through immigration and customs we will board the train to our hotel in the vicinity of Munich. This hotel is nestled in the foothills of the Alps with a great access to trains going in all directions. After checking into the hotel the afternoon is free for your own activities. Maybe you want to explore the town and the beauty of this area. We will meet for dinner at 7:30 and probably will call it a night after that.
Day 3, September 14
In 2006 many locomotives of the German Museum in Munich were brought to the locomotive shed in Freilassing. The “Friends of the Historic Locomotive Shed 1905” restored with the help of the city this facility. In there we will see all kinds of steam and electric locomotives. There is also a model train layout depicting the Freilassing locomotive maintenance facility in its heydays.
Day 4, September 15
Today we take the train to Berchtesgaden. This town has not only a breathtaking panorama but also one of the best climates in the world. From the train station we take a bus to the Dokumantation Center Obersalzberg. From there we have to switch to a special bus, which is able to climb up the mountain road to the Eagle’s Nest. The last 400 feet are done by elevator. The Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) was a gift to Hitler by Martin Bormann. Hilter visited it only 10 times, because he did not like how long it took to get there.
Day 5, September 16
We are on the way to Munich to see the ICE maintenance facility. This is a temple of modern technology. Within 1 hour the whole train can be repaired, stocked and cleaned. The train recognizes any problems during its travel and reports it to the facility and when the train comes in all the spare parts are already in place. After this we will head to the Hofbräuhaus for a beer and an authentic Bavarian dish.
Day 6, September 17
We board the train to Salzburg. This is one of the most beautiful city I know. The birthplace of Mozart and “The Sound of Music”. After the city tour we will take the funicular to the Hohensalzburg. This fortress is the biggest unconquered
Castle in middle Europe. You will love the view from up here. I also will try to get us in the newly remodeled railroad club in one of Salzburg’s switch towers.
Day 7, September 18
Today we are going to Jenbach in Austria. The Jenbach station is the only 3-gauge station in Austria. Besides the standard gauge line from Kufstein to Innsbruck. Still most of the longdistance traffic stops here. There is also the 760mm line for the Zillertal Railroad going from Jenbach to Mayrhofen. Besides that this is a tourist attraction the line is also been used for local traffic and freight, mostly wood. Last not least there is the 1000mm Rack and Pinion Achensee line. It connects Jenbach with the Achensee lake. This is an absolute tourist attraction, because they still operate this line with steam locomotives. This is the line we take today. We will decide on site if we will take the steam boat ride or go back to Jenbach to ride the Zillertalbahn.
Day 8, September 19
Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
We are returning to Berchtesgaden. We are visiting the Reichenhall salt mine. After we dressed up in our overalls we take the underground train to our first stop inside the mine. The dare-devils of you can then use the slide to go down even further. Then we take the barge to cross the salt lake, while they play music and have a laser show going. In their little souvenir shop they sell all kinds of products around the salt.
Day 9, September 20
Like all good things, this tour will come to an end today. Breakfast is really early in the morning with hotel check out to follow. We will transfer from Freilassing to Munich and fly back home.
Tour Price Includes:
- Round-trip airfare, economy class from Chicago
- 7 nights at a great hotels with daily breakfast
- Rail travel as per itinerary
- Attentive tour guides speaking English and German
- Buses as per itinerary
- No extra charge for single occupancy
- Taxes and service charges for included features
Tour Price does not include:
- All items of personal nature, such as phone calls, room service, laundry and beverages
- Gratuities to local guides
Airfare is included in round trip from Chicago. For departures from other cities, please contact Roman Plaszewski at Reynauld’s Euro-Imports, Inc.
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 August 25, 2012.
Checks must be made payable to R. Plaszewski and sent to: Reynauld’s Euro-Imports, Inc. 122 N. Main Street, Elburn, IL 60119.
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 August 01, 2012 will be $300.00 per person plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities! Cancellation fees between August 01 and August 21 will be $600.00 plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities!
After August 22, 2012 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 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 March 2013 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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