We invite you to join us for a tour of Hamburg, Oberwiesenthal, Meiningen and Nürnberg.
- Tour the city and harbor of Hamburg
- Visit the biggest layout in the world
- Visit the Airbus facility in Hamburg
- Attend the International Toy Fair, which is not open to the public
- Visit the Steam locomotive Repair Facility in Meiningen
- Take a Steam Ride on a narrow gauge line
- Ride on a high speed ICE train
Departure: February 03, 2012
Return: February 12, 2012
Air travel from Chicago
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) $3795.00
LAND ONLY PRICE (per person) $3095.00
Day 1, Friday, February 03
We are leaving Chicago late afternoon on your non-stop flight to Frankfurt. Cocktails and dinner will be served en route.
Day 2, Saturday, February 04
One hour before landing they will serve breakfast. After checking through immigration and customs you will board your train to Lichtenfels. After checking into the hotel the afternoon is free for your own activities. We will meet for dinner at 7:30 and probably will call it a night after that.
Day 3, Sunday, February 05
Nürnberg Toy Fair
The Toy Fair is surely the highlight of our tour. For any individual that likes toys, trains, Christmas ornaments or any hobby related products this fair is a must. Visiting the Toy Fair is a rare opportunity, because it is not open to the public; our guests are allowed to visit the fair because we get them in as employees. The fair is a treat for our eyes. The manufactures’ booths are incredible with all the new products, all the layouts and dioramas – we will be like kids in a candy store.
Day 4, Monday, February 06
This is definitely another highlight of our tour. Meiningen is the only repair facility in Germany for steam locomotives. Even more surprising they built a brand-new steam locomotive for the narrow gauge line on the island of Rügen. There is not much more to say you have to see it yourself.
Day 5, Tuesday, February 07
This is one of the nicest narrow gauge train rides in Germany. Our destination point (Oberwiesenthal) is 2999 feet above sea level and therefore the highest situated town in Germany. Besides tourism and winter sports Oberwiesenthal is also known for their wood carvings. Expressive items from this region are the “Smoking Men, the Christmas Pyramids and the Schwibbogen”. I am sure you can find an artsy item for yourself.
Day 6, Wednesday, February 08
Well, our days in Bavaria are over and today we will head to Hamburg. We will board our ICE to Hamburg, which will bring us there within 5 hours. After we settle in our new hotel, we give you the rest of the day off to relax or do as you wish.
Day 7, Thursday, February 09
Hamburg-City and Harbor Tour
The first day in Hamburg we will use for sightseeing with a local guide. All the important attractions will be on this route, like the Michel’s Church, the Red Townhall, the Elbe Tunnel and so on. We hope that we can also arrange a boat tour through the huge Hamburg harbor.
Day 8, Friday, February 10
As you know there are other means of transportation besides trains. To check this out we will visit the Airbus factory in Hamburg. In this factory they do the final assembly of the A320 family. If we are lucky we will also get a glimpse of the A 380 interior assembly. After a visit to the Airbus Shop we will bring you back to the city where you can do you shopping for you and your loved ones at home.
Day 9, Saturday, February 11
Hamburg Miniature Wonderland
This is my real highlight on our trip. You might have been before at this fabulous layout but if you haven’t been there in the last year you missed the new airport. The airport was planned to open already in 2008 but because those guys are such perfectionists it took them to open up this segment till May 2011. You have to spend the whole day to see everything. We will also arrange a tour behind the scenes to show you all the technology which goes into a project like this.
Day 10, Sunday, February 12
Like all good things, this tour will come to an end today. Breakfast is early in the morning with hotel check out to follow. We will transfer to Hamburg Airport and fly back home via Frankfurt.
Tour Price Includes:
- Round-trip airfare, economy class from Chicago
- 8 nights at great hotels with daily breakfast
- Rail travel as per itinerary
- Attentive tour guides speaking English and German
- Buses as per itinerary
- Tickets for Toy Fair
- 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. In most cases there is no additional charge if you fly from a different city.
Terms & Conditions:
Seats are limited, so reservations will be made on a first come-first serve basis. Final payment must be made by January 12th, 2011. Please contact us before you send any payment 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 January 20, 2011 will be $500.00 per person plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities! Cancellation fees between January 25 and January 30 will be $900.00 plus any deposits lost to airlines or any other facilities!
After February 1, 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 September 2012 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.
Toy Fair 2012 Tour Reservation Form
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