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Christmas in the Harz Mountains

(Tour code: 17HZX)Historic towns, mountains and the Harz Railway

Discover breathtaking mountain landscapes, charming historic towns and enjoy a journey on the Harz narrow-gauge Railway in picturesque Germany.

Tour Highlights
  • Overnight stay in Brussels
  • Hahnenklee
  • The beautiful Harz Mountains
  • Christmas Eve dinner
  • Christmas Day lunch
  • Boxing Day in Goslar
  • Journey on the Harz Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    Christmas Lunch
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Day 1

London to Brussels

From our St Pancras Departure Office, take the Eurostar to Brussels where you spend the first night of your holiday.

Day 2


Continue by rail over the border into Germany, travelling via Cologne to Hanover. Here you transfer by coach to Braunlage, which is set in the snowcapped Harz Mountains and surrounded by lush forests of spruce. Check into the 3* superior Maritim Braunlage, enjoying mulled wine on arrival.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Harz Railway
Day 3


Today (Christmas Eve), enjoy a trip on the Harz narrow-gauge Railway, which carries you past dramatic mountain ranges and through wooded valleys on a journey into the heart of the spectacular Harz area. Travel by coach to Wernigerode, where you will pick up the vintage train for a journey spent steaming through the beautiful scenery of the Harz National Park to Eisfelder Talmühle. Enjoy a festive dinner at the hotel tonight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4


Today (Christmas Day) is at leisure to relax and to explore Braunlage. Why not take the cable car up to Wurmberg? The second highest peak in the Harz Mountains offers enchanting views of the wintry countryside.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Christmas Treat
Day 5


On Boxing Day, embark upon a guided tour of the charming town of 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. Back in Braunlage, the hotel will be hosting their annual Christmas Ball.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6


Take the coach to Quedlinburg today, a beautiful town and one of Germany's best kept secrets. The Old Town has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and is home to a collection of preserved medieval architecture. After a guided tour, enjoy some free time to discover the town.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7

Homeward bound

Transfer to Hanover, where you catch your onward service via Cologne to Brussels. Change here for the Eurostar which whisks you back to St Pancras International.

  • Breakfast

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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