September 9 - 23, 1995
Join C. H. Wendel from Gas Engine Magazine, and the English engine expert Alex Skinner, on a marvelous European Tour to Switzerland, Germany, Holland, through the Channel Tunnel to England. We'll fly with American Airlines using the direct services from New York and Chicago to Zurich, Switzerland, with connecting American flights available from your home town.
The basic price from New York is just $2445, and from Chicago $2545, per person sharing a room. This holiday, arranged exclusively for Gas Engine Magazine and Iron Men Album readers, is provided by Wade Farm Tours. To book this holiday, write for a tour brochure to: Gas Engine European Tour, Stem gas Publishing Company, PO Box 328, Lancaster, PA 17608. Regrettably, reservations cannot be made by telephone, but for details of availability or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to telephone (717) 392-0733.
Highlights of the itinerary include:
September 11 Full day scenic tour by lake steamer on Lake Luzern to Vitznau, then Rack and Pinion Railway to Mount Rigi Kulm, returning by cable car to Weggis. Overnight in Luzern.
September 12Leave Luzern today, and drive to the Swiss Institute for Agricultural Economics and Engineering at Tanikon. After lunch you'll continue to the Schaffhausen/Rhine Falls area for sighseeing, then to the little German town of Stuhlingen.
September 13 Morning visit to the private vintage engine collection of Roland Porten. Afternoon drive through the Black Forest to Sindel fingen. En route we'll visit through Schlusee, Titisee, Felberg, Furtwangen (where we'll see the Clock Museum), Triberg (where there are some spectacular waterfalls), Hornberg, and Schramberg. This evening we'll visit Willi Hoffmann's small private collection near Sindelfingen.
September 14Morning visit to the Mercedes Benz Factory. We'll continue to Stuttgart for lunch, and an afternoon visit to the German Agricultural Museum in Hohenheim. After the visit we'll drive on to Heidelberg.
September 15Morning special visit to the John Deere Factory and museum at Mannheim. After lunch, we'll drive to Frankfurt to attend a special 'Trade Only' day of the International Automobile Fair (IAA).
September 16Full free day for shopping and sightseeing in Heidelberg.
September 17Today we drive to Cologne and include a cruise on the River Rhine and a visit to Rudesheim on the Mosel.
September 18Morning sightseeing tour of Cologne with its famous cathedral and Museum of Roman relics. Afternoon drive north, through the Rhur industrial area, to the Dutch border town of Arnheim.
September 19Morning visit to the museum and collection of William van Schayik in Langen boom, south of Nijmegen. Afternoon visit to the small museum of the Dutch Agricultural University city of Wageningen, before continuing north to Lelystad, the National Land Reclamation Centre in Flevoland. After dinner, visit the private collection of Mr. C. van Meel.
September 20Morning departure from Lelystad for the drive to Amsterdam for a sightseeing canal cruise. Late afternoon visit to the Donald van Schaik private collection of over 3,800 model trucks and construction equipment.
September 21Today you'll drive through Belgium, into France, and the port of Calais to board a train which will take you under the English Channel through the new Euro Tunnel. On arrival in Folke stone, England, you'll visit the Euro Tunnel Exhibition Centre, which includes the 1922 Whitaker Tunnel Boring machinery, before continuing to London with a stop at the Brattle Farm Collection in Staple hurst. Accommodation in London will be at the Radisson Vanderbilt Hotel, South Kensington, close to Harrods and the famous Knightsbridge shopping district.
September 22A free day in London for shopping and sightseeing.