Thursday 16th to Monday 20th August 2018
London St. Pancras – Bruxelles Midi – Luxembourg
Bofferding, Beierhaascht, Mousel Breweries
New Tram and Funicular Lines
Minett Narrow Gauge Railway, Train 1900
Luxembourg – Bruxelles Midi – London St. Pancras
Another explorer tour from Crookham travel –
Now in our 41st YEAR!
THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST 2018
Departure from London St. Pancras will be by the 10:58 Eurostar to
Bruxelles due 14:05 where we change for the 14:33 SNCB IC train to
FRIDAY 17TH AUGUST
Public Transport is excellent in this state and the authorities have a plan to get a large number of residents out of their cars in the coming years. You will see many work sites for expanded railways and work on the extension of the tram route. Buses are very frequent and a day ticket for all transport is just €4. The first full day here will begin with the bus to the city centre for a local train at xx:22 and xx:52, 18 minutes to Bascharge with same level interchange for a bus (3,13,14,15) five stops to our first beer and brewery visit of the day. This commences at 11:00 at the (not so) microbrewery Beierhaascht, situated in the complex which includes a hotel, restaurant and a fascinating butcher’s shop! A light lunch will be taken here.
The afternoon event begins at 15:00 with a tour–with-a-difference at the family-owned Bofferding Brewery. This takes about one hour providing insights that we rarely see in the UK, followed by up to seven beer tastings. Return to the city is at your leisure by direct bus or bus and train.
SATURDAY 18th AUGUST
Down in the
gorge, in the old city, is one of
SUNDAY 19th AUGUST
Today will include a thorough visit to the narrow gauge train 1900 www.train1900.lu and Minett Park Fond-de-Gras system www.minettpark.lu which uses vintage steam, diesel and electric traction www.miniersbunn.lu. A special train is being investigated for Sunday morning, leaving the afternoon for the city’s new tram and funicular to be explored. Pubs in Luxembourg tend to use Sunday as it’s meant to be and open bars may be hard to find so an optional evening meal in a very good and reasonable restaurant (with alcohol) will be arranged; food at your own cost.
MONDAY 20th AUGUST
With our evening departure by Eurostar, the day will be available to you until 15:00. The railway-minded may like to ride the railway “Square” with two branches - suburban lines often still with late 20th century rolling stock. For everyone both levels of this city beckon. A manned left luggage office is at the rail station. The train back to Brussels departs at 15:20, arriving Midi 18:27, then perhaps time for a quickie before check-in for the 19:52 Eurostar back to London due 21:03 where this tour terminates.
Note ** In paragraph Thursday:
Hotel capacity is very tight on weekdays in Luxembourg city and groups are
generally not taken as a result and city hotel rooms are certainly expensive.
The population is one of the highest taxpayers in
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE
Please complete the booking form and send it with your deposit of £100 per person, payable to Crookham Travel, or send it by bank transfer to a/c No. 87825884 sort code 09-01-27 at Santander using reference LUX should be received by us please as soon as convenient and not later than 5th March 2018. The group size will not exceed 39.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
The tour cost (including return rail travel) is not expected to exceed £455 per person twin/double and £480 single occupancy based on 30 members. Exchange rate used is £1.00 = €1.10.
Items included are:-
· Standard class return rail travel from London to Luxembourg;
· Four nights B&B at 4*NH Hotel Luxembourg (see below);
· Three Brewery visits with samples;
· Hotel evening meal on Thursday with wine;
· Restaurant lunches Friday, Saturday;
· Transport tickets for all days in the city, from arrival until departure;
· Sunday narrow gauge trains;
· Service and VAT at current rate;
· Crookham Travel courier throughout.
Most of the arrangements have already been confirmed but some are still to be finalised and the right is reserved to enhance the programme where proposed, which may or may not, affect the tour price
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