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Baltic Berlin Germany Steam Railway Holiday

BB8 - Molli railway in street

Baltic and Berlin Bonus

Steamy fun beside the seaside

Holiday date: Tuesday, 14th May 2024
8 days for  £1789 per person
£3578 for two people sharing
Single supplement £280
Tour reference: BB8/1
Price, based on 1.1 Euro to the £. (see Booking Conditions for currency fluctuation clause)

Sitting on the Baltic coast, right at the top of Germany, is the Hanseatic City of Stralsund and it is beautiful. From here we can explore the islands of Rugen and Usedom along with other nearby steamy attractions.

Pack your bags, cancel the milk, and join us for a truly diverse collection of visits and rides, bundled together and tied up with fun!

Holiday Highlights

The Molli Railway running through the streets
Rocket history at imposing Peenemunde
Charming “off the beaten track” narrow-gauge steam
Racing Roland, steaming through Rugen
A capital experience or three in Berlin
Amazing white cliffs scenery that inspired artists

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday
After meeting at St Pancras International about midday the adventure begins by Eurostar to  Brussels and then THALYS to Aachen. Overnight is at the comfortable Aquis Grana Hotel, in the centre of this lovely city, with its cobbled streets, pavement cafes and imposing cathedral.
Day 2 - Wednesday
Back up to the station this morning to complete our journey to the north coast. We take a regional train to Dusseldorf and change into an intercity train that goes directly to Stralsund passing through Bremen, Hamburg and Rostock. A coach awaits to transfer us down to the waterfront and our home for the next week.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 - Thursday
“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!” and just across the water is Rugen. This is Germany’s top domestic holiday destination and is a bit like the Isle of Wight with chalk cliffs, wild flowers and thatched cottages. This morning we travel by local train to the seaside resort of Binz and then join “Racing Roland” for a jaunty ride through fields and woods by steam train. Later we get to know Stralsund with a relaxing boat trip from the harbour followed by an informative guided walking tour ending up at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 - Friday
Perhaps more well-known than Stralsund on the Baltic coast is the nearby city of Rostock, and it’s here that we travel to this morning. We find another Hanseatic trading post, with a lovely centre and an extensive tram system. In a coach/ferry/rail/ tram coordinated day we combine time in the city with the steamy highlight of a major tourist railway. Running, all year round, for over 15km, through town streets and off across the fields to the seaside is one of Germany’s most exciting steam railways. This afternoon we have allowed for multiple journeys, photographic options, and time for you to lunch in Bad Doberan. Munching on a sausage outside one of the High Street cafes as a steam train trundles serenely past is a memorable experience indeed – that’s the marvel of the Molli!
Meals: Breakfast
Georg Denda via CC3
Day 5 - Saturday
From one island to another. Usedom is our next destination where local railway journeys combine with our luxury coach to create a triangular tour to the south. Our time on the island allows for a visit to spooky Peenemunde – an imposing museum themed around the history of rocket development and WWII. Then, our highlight today is a really off the beaten track attraction so typical of Inside Track. Narrow gauge fun and frolics this afternoon at the ever so friendly Schwichtenbergbahn near....well, nowhere really!
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 - Sunday
Back to Rugen today for more rail-riding and some literal scenic highlights. From Stralsund we journey clean across the island by train to Sassnitz and then drive into the Jasmund National Park. Enjoy the tranquillity of the beech forest and marvel at the cliff-top views as we pause at Konigstuhl – super ecological exhibition here too. Next stop is at Prora for the amazing collection at the Eisenbahn Technical Museum – trains, trams, cars, fire-engines, bikes – you name it - even a helicopter and fighter plane! A further steam hauled ride with Roland before we complete the Islands railway system with the privately run Lauterbach branch line and rail back to Stralsund from Bergen.
Meals: Breakfast
Louis Bafrance, CC BY-SA 3.0
Day 7 - Monday
Transfer day today so it’s up to the station for a morning train to Berlin. After disposing of our luggage at the 4 star Intercity Hotel we’re off to see the sights. We’ll tour around by tram, metro and bus to see The Brandenburg Gate, The Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and the quite excellent Deutsches Technikmuseum – trains, planes and automobiles doesn’t cover the half of it.
Meals: Breakfast
Daniel Berger
Day 8 - Tuesday
After breakfast we head for home using an ICE train to Cologne and then Thalys across to Brussels. A final Eurostar experience concludes the holiday and we arrive into St Pancras mid-evening reflecting upon a wonderful week away.
Meals: Breakfast


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Our Hotel(s)

4 Star

Hafenresidenz, Stralsund

As the name suggests this hotel is located in the harbour area of Stralsund where its history was formed. There are numerous old buildings and a wide range of eating establishments nearby. The view from here across the water is to the holiday island of Rugen. We are so pleased to have discovered this classy hotel and are excited to be staying at such a wonderful place for the very first time.

Features and Facilities

Fitness center with exercise room
Free high-speed internet (WLAN)
Flat screen TV
Non-smoking rooms

What's included


All heritage railway rides
All public transport journeys, in standard class accommodation
Private coach transfers throughout the holiday


All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout


Hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
Other meals
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