Christmas Market – Stralsund
- Unlimited mainline rail travel within Germany for duration of stay
- Christmas Market in Stralsund
- Opportunity to explore Baltic Coast with German Rail pass
- Molli Bahn and Rugensche Baderbahn narrow gauge steam railways (at an additional cost)
- 8 days from £1,345pp
Thursday 30 November to Thursday 7 December 2023
Well established in Ffestiniog Travels tour programme is a visit to the German Christmas Markets. This year as we head north to the Baltic coast resort of Stralsund, visiting a couple of steam railways in the local area as well as taking in the colourful and festive Christmas markets.
Day 1 – Cologne
We begin our tour by taking a mid-morning Eurostar from London St. Pancras International to Brussels where we connect with a high speed train to Cologne. Our hotel is located within the station building.
Day 2 – Stralsund
The tour continues with a mid-morning InterCityExpress service north east to Stralsund. We arrive early evening and it is an easy transfer to our hotel, located adjacent to the station and just a short walk from the centre of town.
Day 3 – Baltic Coast
Stralsund's Christmas market extends from Alter Markt Square with its Gothic town hall to Neuer Markt Square. The town hall has the largest vaulted cellar in the Baltic region where you can browse the arts and crafts stalls to find that perfect gift. There is also plenty to see in the local area whether you want to visit the astronomical clock in nearby Rostock or visit the “Historical Technical Information Museum” in Peenemunde, today is free to explore with your German Rail pass.
Days 4 & 5 – Steam Railways
Your tour leader will organise optional escorted excursions to the Molli narrow gauge steam railway in Bad Doberan and also a visit to the Island of Rügen, where the narrow gauge railway and its Rasender Roland steam train is an important tourist attraction. The cost of reaching these lines is included in your German Rail pass but the steam train fares must be purchased locally.
Day 6 – Stralsund at Leisure
The tour leader will organise an optional excursion by rail to Lübeck, a beautiful Hanseatic city and port.
Day 7 – Cologne
We return to Cologne using the same rail route, arriving early evening and allowing time to explore its festive Christmas markets.
Day 8 – Homeward Bound
A morning departure by high speed train to Brussels and finally London. Arrive back in London mid afternoon.
Ibis Köln am Dom, Cologne
InterCity Hotel, Stralsund
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- Standard class rail travel throughout
- German Rail Pass
- Accommodation in good quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
- Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour
Price per person
|Single room supplement:||£305|
|Deposit for this holiday:||£200|
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