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Christmas in the Harz Mountains

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(Tour code: 20HZX)

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.

  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Free time in Quedlinburg
  • Journey on the Brocken Railway in the beautiful Harz Mountains
  • Christmas Eve festive dinner
  • Traditional Christmas Day Dinner
  • Tour of Goslar and its Christmas Market
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Christmas in the Harz Mountains 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Goslar

London to Goslar

From our St Pancras Departure Office, take the Eurostar to Brussels and transfer from here to Cologne, continuing on to Hannover. From here, take a coach to Goslar, where dinner will be served on arrival at your hotel.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Goslar Christmas Market
Goslar Christmas Market

Exploring Goslar

After breakfast, discover Goslar on a guided tour. Following the tour, there is time at leisure to explore the Christmas Market. With a dazzling range of stalls, all selling classic German goods such as incense, decorations, gingerbread and seasonal chocolates, this is the perfect place to get into the Christmas spirit. You may also wish to climb the church tower, giving you commanding views across the town and festivities below in the square.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Brocken Railway
Brocken Railway

Christmas Eve on the Brocken Railway

Today is Christmas Eve, which is spent on board the spectacular Brocken Railway. Travel to Wernigerode, where you join the line that travels to the top of Brocken Mountain. This unforgettable experience is a magical one, transporting you through chocolate-box scenery of deep valleys, rising foothills and crystalline streams. Later, return to the hotel where there is time to relax before a festive buffet dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Goslar

Christmas Day at leisure

Christmas Day begins with a morning at leisure, before enjoying a traditional festive gala dinner this evening. Perhaps head out after your meal under the light of the German stars and revel in the Christmas atmosphere. Somehow, Christmas feels just that little bit more special in Germany, the home of many classic Christmas traditions like mulled wine and Christmas trees.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Quedlinburg


After breakfast we pay a visit to charming Quedlinburg, where you have time to discover the wonderful medieval streets lined with half-timbered houses. You later visit one of the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridges which stretches an astonishing 1,502 feet across the waters of the Rappbode Dam, with dazzling views of the waters and forests below.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Eurostar

Homeward bound

Transfer to Hannover, where you return to Brussels via Cologne. From here, take the Eurostar back to London.

  • 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.

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.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day
  • Sightseeing tour of Goslar
  • Journey on the Brocken Railway
  • Free time in Quedlinberg

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
Christmas in the Harz Mountains

Historic towns, mountains and the Harz Railway


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