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Christmas in the Harz Mountains 2014

Historic towns, mountain scenery and the Harz Railway

Experience the festivities of Germany at Christmas in the picturesque setting of the Harz Mountains. After a special Christmas Eve dinner you will be taken on an enchanting torch-lit walk, with plenty of mulled wine available for keeping warm. Christmas in the Harz Mountains is also celebrated with a journey on the region's famous narrow-gauge railway which passes dramatic mountains and scenic valleys. The many other highlights of this charming festive break include the chance to explore the stalls of Goslar's Christmas Market, where you will find a variety of seasonal goods including gingerbread, handmade gifts and bratwurst.

Tour highlights

  • Overnight stay in Brussels
  • Hahnenklee
  • The beautiful Harz Mountains
  • Christmas Eve dinner and torch-lit walk
  • Christmas Day lunch
  • Boxing Day in Goslar
  • Journey on the Harz Railway
  • Day 1 - London to Brussels


    We leave St Pancras International by Eurostar for Brussels and our overnight stay at the 3* Park Inn. This evening you are free for dinner - perhaps visit the famous Grand Place which hosts one of Belgium's finest Christmas Markets.

  • Day 2 - Brussels to Hahnenklee

    Hahnenklee, Ramada Hotel Vier Jahrezeiten

    Today we travel by rail over the border into Germany, travelling via Cologne to Hanover. Here we are picked up and transferred to Hahnenklee, which is located high above Goslar, set in the snow-capped Harz Mountains and surrounded by lush forests of spruce. We check into our hotel the 3* superior Ramada Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Enjoying a welcome drink on arrival, we dine together this evening.

    Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 3 - The Harz Railway

    Harz Railway

    Today we enjoy a trip on the Harz narrowgauge railway, which carries us past dramatic mountain ranges and through wooded valleys on a journey into the heart of the spectacular Harz area. We travel by coach to Wernigerode, a town complete with a hilltop Gothic castle and a myriad of half-timbered buildings, where we pick up the vintage train which steams through the beautiful scenery of the Harz National Park to Eisfelder Talmühle, from where we return to Hahnenklee.

    Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 4 - Christmas Eve at leisure


    Today is at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel's facilities. You may choose to explore the outstanding scenery of the area. In the afternoon we taste German specialities with coffee, gingerbread and Stollen cake in the hotel. This evening we celebrate the festive season with dinner before setting off together on a torch lit walk with mulled wine.

    Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 5 - Christmas Day

    Christmas Treat

    After a leisurely morning, we enjoy a Christmas Day lunch with a turkey roast. The afternoon is free in Hahnenklee. If you are feeling energetic, why not take a walk through the forests up Bocksberg Mountain for views over the beautiful surrounding area? Or you may choose to take a trip up into the mountains by cable car.

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 6 - Boxing Day in Goslar


    On Boxing Day we embark upon an excursion to charming, unspoilt Goslar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many historic buildings, majestic churches, over 1,500 half-timbered houses and a superb setting for one of the most charming Christmas Markets in the whole of Germany.

    Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 7 - Homeward bound


    We are picked up from our hotel and transferred to Hanover, where we catch our onward service via Cologne to Brussels. We change here to the Eurostar which whisks us back to St Pancras International in London.

    These meals, where shown, are included in the price of your holiday.

  • Please note

    Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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Celebrate Christmas in the Harz Mountains

Taking a holiday by rail is one of the most relaxing and eco-friendly ways to travel. Comfortable settings, continuous views and the chance to socialise with fellow guests are just some of its charms. Our Christmas tours only offer the best and most suitable services to ensure that each journey is a success from start to finish. Convenient rail travel, quality accommodation and interesting excursions are just some of the things that are included. The tour is also accompanied by a professional Tour Manager who will guide you through the holiday itinerary and answer any questions that may arise. Spend Christmas in the Harz Mountains.


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