Luxembourg Steam Railway Holiday
Our adventure begins late morning at St Pancras International from where we travel by Eurostar to Brussels and on by international train to Luxembourg. After check-in there will be the opportunity to familiarize the locale with an accompanied stroll into town to see the famous Petrusse Gorge.
Luxembourg has so much to offer and so we have no hesitation in devoting our first two days to exploring the city and tiny country. Near Luxembourg runs one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe – The Moselle – so our “must do” today is a wonderful cruise, with lunch on board included. Returning to the city we’ll take you on a guided stroll through the city centre to fully introduce you to this fascinating place.
Totally overlooked in the world of tourism are the beautiful forests, valleys and towns of Luxembourg’s Northern Province. So, our rail/coach -coordinated tour will discover towns and countryside that are both beguiling and fascinating. A half-day innovative rail tour of the south will complete an exciting day of trains and touring.
On our “Super Scenic Saturday” we head north and into the Luxembourg and Belgium Ardennes. We will take you to some delightful places and find some truly interesting and very “different” visits to occupy us fully. How about a ride aboard a 100 year old tram to some caverns once occupied by prehistoric man. Rock formations, wildlife interest, and nostalgic transport at Grottes de Han and at the excellent Tramway Touristique de l’Aisne with its “panoramic delight” completes our ‘Ardennes experience’
We are heading west today to one of the very best tourist railway experiences in any Inside Track itinerary. Train 1900, at a place called Fond-de-Gras, is the central highlight with narrow gauge steam, diesel and electric train rides. But here there is so much more with a subterranean surprise, exceptional scenery and first class full size steam journeys completing our unforgettable experience. A great finale to a grand holiday.
A comfortable return journey aboard the morning train from Luxembourg to Brussels. Incidentally the rail journey between Luxembourg and Namur (en route to Brussels) is one of the most highly scenic routes through the Ardennes region. At Brussels we connect with the Eurostar, arriving in London mid-afternoon.