Don't Stay Home For the Holidays
Aug 16, 2023 · By Vacations By Rail
Don't stay home for the holidays this year; there are so many incredible places to explore, and our array of Christmas and New Year's Vacations can take you there.Read more
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2023 Tour code: HZM24
About the tour
An all-encompassing journey for the senses beckons this holiday season in Germany's Harz Mountains. Warm, spiced aromas waft through the air. Sounds of traditional carols and bells curate a festive environment. Medieval cities, perfectly adorned in twinkling lights and customary holiday decor, pave the course for a Christmas to remember. This tour is based out of Wernigerode, a charming mountain town characterized by its cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and imposing age-old castle. From your base, enjoy a memorable ride through snowy forests and past impressive peaks on the Brocken Railway and visit two incredible UNESCO World Heritage towns, Quedlinburg and Goslar. The towns' rich histories and notable architecture welcome you, and their Christmas markets embrace the true meaning of holiday cheer. Yuletide offerings and timeless winter landscapes aplenty, this trip is your chance to merge traditions old and new.
We meet at London St Pancras and depart on the Eurostar to Brussels. Continuing to Hanover via Cologne, here we board a coach for the final leg of our journey to Wernigerode. A charming town with elaborate half-timbered buildings, Wernigerode dates back to the 9th century and is overlooked by its stunning castle. At this time of year, it's brilliantly illuminated and adorned with festive decorations.
HKK Hotel Wernigerode, Wernigerode
5.0 / 5 · 1 review
Submitted 30 Dec 2022
Great trip! Our tour director was excellent.
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