About the tour: Little Trains of the Harz Mountains

On this brand new tour join us as we journey by train through the beautiful scenery of the spectacular Harz Mountains in Germany. Designed for the train enthusiast, we take unforgettable rail journeys on the Brockenbahn, Selketalbahn and the small cable car from Thale to Hexentanplatz. From the breath-taking Brocken summit, to the romantic views from the Selketal Railway, exciting canyons and ever changing scenery on the funicular and trips to the historic towns of Quedlinburg, Goslar and Wernigerode, this is a journey you’ll never forget.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    We head across Germany to the Harz Mountain region for a four-night stay in Halberstadt.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    This morning, we head to Wernigerode, where we include a guided walking tour of the town, known as the ‘colourful town in the Harz’. Discover the narrow streets with its half-timbered houses and see the famous Town Hall as well as the stunning castle above the old town.

    Later, we board the Brockenbahn for our rail journey to the Brocken summit. With over 130km of track, this is the longest unbroken narrow-gauge railway network in Germany. With its valuable fleet of 25 steam engines, 6 railcars, 16 diesel engines and numerous historic railway carriages, the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway, which operates the Harzquer, Selketal and Brocken railway services, is one of the most interesting narrow-gauge railway services in Germany.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Wernigerode Guided Walking Tour
    • Brockenbahn Train Journey

    We head to Goslar, where we include a guided sightseeing tour. (Entrances at extra cost.)

    The imperial city of Goslar was founded in 922 by Henry I. Goslar gained its wealth mainly by silver mining from the Rammelsberg or Mountain of Fate. The old Emperors moved their seat of power from Werla to Goslar. This later strengthened Goslar's position as the 'secret capital' of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.

    Goslar was not only considered as one of the most important political centres, but it also became a centre of the Christian faith. Forty-seven churches, chapels and monasteries earned the city the title ‘Rome of the North’.

    When walking through Goslar, you will find many half-timbered houses and other relics of the architectural achievements of the town’s ancestors.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Goslar
    • Goslar Sightseeing Tour

    This morning, we include a train journey on the Selketalbahn from Quedlinburg to Alexisbad. The Selketal Railway is a romantic section of this narrow-gauge railway and has long been a well-kept secret among nature lovers. The railway winds its way through tight bends and natural landscape creating a feeling of adventure. Steep rock faces emerge suddenly on either side of the track, covered in blooming meadows and picturesque ponds with expansive forests of beech and oak trees.

    Upon arrival in Alexisbad, we head by coach to the town of Thale in the Bode River Valley. We include the small cable car from Thale to the Hexentanzplatz, over the ‘most exciting canyon north of the Alps’, as described by Goethe. Enjoy the ever-changing views of a fascinating panorama: cliffs, green meadows, white water and the Brocken Mountain with the ‘Teufelsmauer’ (the devil's wall) in the distance.

    We return by coach to Quedlinburg, where we include a guided walking tour. This historic town boasts well-preserved Romanesque and timber-framed buildings, and has been classified by the UNESCO as a unique example of a European medieval town. The collegiate church of St. Servatius, situated on a hill above the old town, is an architectural masterpiece.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Train Journey on Selketalbahn
    • Quedlinburg Guided Walking Tour
    • Cable Car Ride from Thale to the Hexentanzplatz

    We leave the Harz Mountains and head to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Ambiente in Halberstadt.

    Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.


    Gröperstr. 88, 38820 Halberstadt,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

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    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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