Group trips with the "Vulkan-Expreß" are a special experience! Whether as a start to a hike or as part of a organised day trip: as a group you will receive a discount on the ticket price and the opportunity to book attractive combined offers!
For groups of 10 or more adults, we grant graduated discounts on the fare after prior registration (except for short journeys under 6 km). Registration is required to ensure that your group can be seated on our train and that you can sit together. You get
- a discount of 10 % from 10 people (adults) or more
- a discount of 20 % from 41 people (adults) or more.
Packages & combined offers
As a group you can enjoy additional package deals with lunch, boat trips or a visit to the Maria Laach monastery or the largest cold water geyser near Andernach. Book your day trip to the volcanic Eastern Eifel as a package - we will be happy to advise you!
Package Rail & Rhine Ship
On many Thursdays from May to September, we offer you an interesting day trip from Bonn or Linz to Engeln in the Eifel in cooperation with the passenger ship of the "MS Beethoven"!
From 10:00 a.m. you will take the boat from Bonn up the Rhine via Linz and Bad Breisig to Brohl. A freshly prepared lunch is served onboard the ship. After arriving in Brohl, we will pick you up by "Vulkan-Expreß" directly at the jetty and accompany you on a historic train journey up to the Eifel heights at Engeln (arrival at 3:40 p.m.). There is an opportunity for coffee & cake or a short walk before the return trip starts at 4:30 p.m. In Brohl the "MS Beethoven" is ready for you again and brings you back to Bonn, where you will arrive again around 7:30 p.m. It is possible to book dinner on board.
Our attractive combination offer includes shipping, lunch and a trip in the "Vulkan-Expreß" for only € 55.
Travel dates 2023: Thursdays on May 25th, June 29th, July 27th, August 24th and September 14th. Special trips are possible after prior notification!
Bookings can be made directly via the "MS Beethoven" office on Tel. +49 (0)228/221122 or www.ms-beethoven.de.
Please find more information here.
Package Rail & Abbey
Not far from our narrow-gauge railway is the Lake Laach with the world-famous Benedictine abbey Maria Laach. On all operating days of the "Vulkan-Expreß" we are happy to offer you a combined offer with a trip in the "Vulkan-Expreß", lunch (alternatively breakfast) and a guided visit to the monastery.
The day itinerary of this offer is based entirely on your wishes. We would like to show you two sample processes below. We would be happy to advise you about further options:
a) Combination with breakfast
You drive to our terminus in Engeln with your coach. There we offer your group a continental breakfast in the Vulkanstube tavern in the station building, before you take the "Vulkan-Expreß" to ride through the volcanic Brohl Valley from 11:30 a.m. Your bus will pick you up in Brohl (12:40 p.m.) or at an intermediate station and take you to the Maria Laach Monastery in about 30 minutes, where a guided tour of the monastery complex awaits you.
b) Combination with lunch
Your excursion begins at our Brohl BE train station at 9:30 a.m. with a ride in the "Vulkan-Expreß" through the Brohl valley up to the terminus in Engeln (at 10:55 a.m.). A rustic Eifel lunch (or a brunch buffet) awaits you there in the Vulkanstube tavern. Afterwards you drive with your bus in approx. 20 minutes to the monastery Maria Laach to join a guided tour.
This variant can also be booked by smaller groups without their own bus by transferring with the 322 public bus. Other variations in the afternoon, e.g. with coffee & cake are possible!
We offer you this attractive combination option including a trip in the "Vulkan-Expreß", lunch or breakfast in the Vulkanstube tavern and a guided tour of the monastery for only € 39. Transfers are not included. Booking is possible directly through our Office.
Package Rail & Geyser
The largest cold water geyser in the world with a discharge height of 50 to 60 meters is located very close to our historic railway line! For groups with their own coach, we offer an exciting combination offer for a successful day trip!
On our operating days, you have the option of combining a trip in the "Vulkan-Expreß" with a visit to the geyser in various versions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, weekends and public holidays from Easter to the end of October.
With your coach you head for our terminus in Engeln, where you start your journey through the Brohl Valley at 11:30 a.m. with the "Vulkan-Expreß". On the way, get off in Weiler or Bad Tönisstein, where lunch will be prepared for you in a restaurant near the train station. Afterwards you continue with your bus to Andernach. Further procedure as above.
We offer you the combination package "Rail & Geyser" including a trip in the "Vulkan-Expreß", lunch and a visit to the Geyser Experience Center with a boat trip to the Geyser eruption for an affordable € 49.
Package Rail & Brewery
The regional organic beer of the Vulkan brewery is brewed very close to our narrow-gauge railway. On all operating days of the "Vulkan Express" we are happy to offer you a combined offer with a trip on the "Vulkan Express" and lunch in the Vulkan brewery.
Your excursion begins at our Brohl BE train station at 9:30 a.m. with a trip on the "Vulkan-Express" through the Brohltal up to the terminal station in Engeln (arriving at 10:55 a.m.). There you can visit the geogarden or take a short walk to a beautiful viewpoint.
Afterwards you take your bus in about 25 minutes to the Vulkan brewery in Mendig. There you have the opportunity to visit the famous brewing town of Mendig, which once had 28 breweries, and to descend into the unique lava cellar. In the brewery you will be spoiled with Eifel delicacies and tasty beer. The group ticket will be given to you when you make your booking.
Tip: This option can also be booked by smaller groups without their own bus by taking the Vulkanpark public bus (line 322). The destination stop is Mendig Lava-Dome, directly in front of the brewery.
We offer you this attractive combination including a trip on the "Vulkan-Express" and lunch for just € 43. Transfers are not included. Booking is possible directly through our office.
If group trips are canceled before the start of the trip or if the trip is not started, the following cancellation fees will be charged:
- up to 21 days before the start of the trip: EUR 1.60 per person
- up to 10 days before the start of the trip: EUR 2.60 per person
however at least EUR 26.00 per group.
Reservations are not possible for groups of less than 10 people (except for special events)!