The Wolsztyn Experience – Masuria Region

Berlin Railway Station
Lakeland region of Masuria, Poland
Ol49-59 Between Wolsztyn & Leszno - © Trevor Jones/The Wolsztyn Experience
Pt47-65 Between Wolsztyn & Leszno - © Trevor Jones/The Wolsztyn Experience
Pt47-65 Between Wolsztyn & Leszno - © Nigel Fitt/The Wolsztyn Experience
River Rhine, Cologne
Wolsztyn
Wolsztyn - © Bob Cable

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy the wonderful Wolsztyn Experience
  • Fantastic steam journeys
  • A chance to explore Poland’s beautiful Masuria region
  • A great way to see Poland
  • All travel by train from London to Poland
  • Overnight stays in Cologne and Berlin
  • 9 Days from £1,600pp
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Tour Dates:
Thursday 11 July to Friday 19 July 2019

Travel to Poland by rail to join the Wolsztyn Experience for a memorable 5-day steam-hauled trip. Travel to Lodz on new track between Leszno and Ostrow, and onto Warsaw (again on new track), before continuing to the lakeland region of Masuria. Once in beautiful Masuria, cover the branch lines to Bartoszyce, Skandawa, Wielbark and Chorzele. On the return journey to Wolsztyn, travel the historic Ostbahn from Tczew to Pila.

Itinerary

Day 1 – To Berlin

Leave London St Pancras on a morning Eurostar and travel via Brussels and Cologne to Berlin. Arrive late evening for a 1-night stay at the InterCity Hotel which is located right next to the railway station.

Day 2 – Arrive Wolsztyn

Travel by regional trains from Berlin to Wolsztyn. Once in Wolsztyn, you are guests of the Wolsztyn Experience who provide the accommodation for the next 6 nights as well as running the trains.

Day 3 – Steam Day 1

The steam route today will be Wolsztyn - Leszno - Ostrow - Kalisz - Zdunska Wola - Lodz Kaliska - Zgierz - Lodz Ulechow.

Day 4 – Steam Journey to Olsztyn

Today you will journey via Warsaw to the stunning Masuria region, famous for its 2,000 lakes. The route will be Lodz Kaliska - Piotrkow Tryb - Belchatow - Lodz Widzew - Skierniewice - Warsawa Gdanska - Nasielsk - Dzialdowo - Olsztyn.

Day 5 – Steam Day 3

Enjoy some of the branch lines that run through this scenic area on a route that will include Olsztyn - Korsze - Bartoszyce - Skandawa - Olsztyn - Szczytno - Wielbark - Chorzele - Szczytno - Olsztyn.

Day 6 – Steam Day 4

Another branch line to enjoy which includes Olsztyn - Mragowo - Olsztyn - Gizycko - Elk - Grajewo - Elk - Gizycko - Olsztyn.

Day 7 – Return to Wolsztyn

Return to Wolsztyn by steam-hauled train on a route that includes the historic Ostbahn - Olsztyn - Elblag - Malbork - Starograd Gd - Chojnice - Pila - Wolsztyn.

Day 8 – To Cologne

Transfer to Zbaszynek for rail travel to Cologne via Berlin. Arrive early evening for a 1-night stay at the Ibis Köln am Dom which is integrated into the railway station.

Day 9 – Return Home

A morning train from Cologne sees you arrive back into Brussels in time to catch the lunchtime Eurostar back to London.

Selected Hotels

InterCity Hotel, Berlin

TBC, Wolsztyn

TBC, Lodz

TBC, Olsztyn

Ibis Köln am Dom, Cologne

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • All rail travel as specified in standard class (upgrades available)
  • 8 nights' accommodation in en suite rooms on a bed and breakfast basis
  • All steam excursions as outlined plus any necessary transfers within Poland

Price per person

From £1,600 per person sharing

Single room supplement £205

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