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2020 Insider's Rail Tour of Germany

Highlights Include

  • Rub shoulders with global industry insiders
  • Unique charters including freight mileage
  • Unrestricted access to Innotrans 2020 Berlin
  • OBB Night Jet sleeper car journey
  • RDC Autozug journey to Sylt
  • 600mm narrow gauge island railway “Lorenbahn”
  • Narrow gauge lines in Dresden area
  • Steamboat journey along the Elbe River
  • Private charter with Swiss electric locomotive “Crocodile”
  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Deutsche Bahn Museum in Nürnberg
  • Tour of Deutsche Bahn ICE facility
  • Cultural experiences such as making incense cones in the Ore Mountains, walking along vineyards in Radebeul, local wine & beer tasting, and guided tours of Bamberg, Nürnberg, Berlin and Dresden
  • 15-day first class Eurail global pass
  • Free time in Munich to enjoy Oktoberfest

Join Special Interest Tours along with Trains Magazine and Railroad Development Corp. on this very unique trip, designed by industry insiders, featuring exclusive rail experiences across Germany.

Day 1 - Arrive by air or rail to Frankfurt Airport. SIT staff will greet you, checking you into the Hilton Frankfurt Airport. Relax before meeting your fellow travelers and our Trains Magazine host at our welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Head out early for a day of private charters on Bahn Touristik Express and Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz before arriving to Nürnberg.

Day 3 - Get acquainted with Nürnberg on a historic tram ride tour of the city. Round out the day with a visit to the Deutsche Bahn Museum.

Day 4 – Head to Berlin for a guided tour of the city and a special meal with fellow railroad aficionado Rabbi Walter Rothschild.

Day 5 – Spend the day exploring the Innotrans 2020 biannual rail industry event.

Days 6-8 – Travel to Dresden for an extended stay exploring the old city and the nearby narrow gauge lines.

Days 9-10 – Make your way to the island regions in northwest Germany. Ride the Autozug, an island railway Lorenbahn, and enjoy local seafood.

Day 11 – Spend the day in Hamburg with a guided tour of Miniatur Wunderland and a delicious dinner before boarding our cabins for the overnight journey to Zurich on the OBB Night Jet.

Day 12 – Experience the wonder of the Swiss electric locomotive “Crocodile” on our private charter before making our way to Munich for an informative meal with Kurt Bauer from OBB.

Day 13 – Visit the Deutsche Bahn ICE maintenance facility before our farewell meal. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring Munich on the last weekend of Oktoberfest.

Day 14 – Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and prepare to head home.

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    Select the tour option and number of travelers, proceed to the shopping cart via the bag icon in the upper right corner of your screen

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    Proceed through the checkout process. Please note we will not collect payment at this time.

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    Once your order has been placed you will receive an email confirming your registration within 24 business. This email will include: a deposit payment link, Final Order total, and Final Payment Date. If you have a questions or concerns regarding this process please feel free to give us a call and send us an email.

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    As the trip dates approach we will be in contact with addition information, updated itineraries, and a (fairly) brief questionnaire collecting emergency medical and contact information.

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    We will send a Final Payment Invoice for your remaining balance around one week before the Final Payment Date specified in your email confirmation.

  6. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the process. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.


Deposits for Solar Eclipse Tours are fully refundable* until 1 year prior to the tour start date.**

Tour deposits are fully refundable* until 6 months before the tour start date.**

At 6 months, the deposit becomes 50% refundable.

At 3 months from the tour start date, the deposit is non-refundable.

All tour payments become non-refundable after final payment date.

*Minus a $25 per person service fee.

**Unless otherwise stated


We strongly recommend that all guests travel with a trip protection plan.

Terms & Conditions

Special Interest Tours and sponsoring organizations act only as an independent contractor for the suppliers of transportation, accommodations, food and other goods and services provided to our tour guests.

All arrangements to transport and accommodate other services are made upon the express condition that Special Interest Tours and its agents shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, injury, or loss to person or property, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond our control, including without limitation: any act or negligence or breach of contract of any third party, such as an airline, cruise line, train, hotel, restaurant, ground handler, etc., who is to or does supply any goods or services to the tour.

Without limiting the foregoing, Special Interest Tours and its agents are not responsible for any loss or expenses due to delay or change in schedule, overbooking and/or other default done by any third parties, sickness, weather, strikes, acts of nature, acts of terrorism, war, quarantine, theft, criminal activity or for any other cause beyond our control.

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Special Interest Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary of its tours without prior notice, upon extenuating circumstances. If a tour is canceled by Special Interest Tours due to low enrollment (less than the required minimum of 10 registered guests), Special Interest Tours shall incur no liability beyond the refund of all tour guests' payments thus far received. However, if Special Interest Tours must cancel for reasons beyond its control, including but not limited to weather, disease, strikes, acts of nature, acts of terrorism or war, SIT liability shall be limited to a refund of only those portions of the tour cost, as able to be recovered from suppliers.

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*This amount is your total tour balance. Upon confirmation of your registration, you will be charged ONLY a $500 per person deposit. Additional deposits may apply for extensions.