This tailor-made package includes from 7 nights' accommodation based on 4 nights in Dresden, 3 nights in Leipzig plus extra nights in Berlin can be added if required. Accommodation is at a 3* or 4* centrally located hotel in each city. The itinerary content and mode of transport of your choice will be discussed at the time of enquiry.
- Our suggested itinerary could include:
- A Guided Walking Tour of Dresden
- Full day coach tour of the Elbe Valley & the Königstein Fortress
- A Visit to the Meissen Factory & Museum
- A Tour of Colditz Castle
- A Guided Walking tour of Leipzig
- Visit the Jewish Museum in Berlin
- Group Organiser benefits
- Single room supplements (on request)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - Travel to Germany by way of your preferred mode of transport. Check in to your hotel in Dresden.
Day 2 - A guided walking tour of the Highlights of Dresden’s Old Town, including the Frauenkirche, Royal Palace, Zwinger Palace and the Semper Oper.
Day 3 - Full day guided coach tour of the Elbe Valley and Saxon Switzerland. Pirna is a beautiful townset in the picturesque landscape of the Elbe Valley, known as the gateway to Saxon Switzerland. The Bastei is an impressive sandstone formation that has been a popular with tourists for 200 years. The Felsenburg Neurathen was first documented in 1289 and was the largest rock castle in Saxon Switzerland. Take an audio tour of Festung Königstein (Königstein Fortress) which is a unique monument to the art of European fortress construction. You can also take a guided tour of the Barockgarten Großsedlitz. The baroque garden is a magnificent garden artwork with over 400 potted plants, including more than 100 bitter oranges, fountains, precisely trimmed hedges and 64 sandstone sculptures.
Day 4 - Free day in Dresden.
Day 5 - Visit Meissen, the MEISSEN® artCAMPUS and the demonstration workshop for a guided tour of the museum. Enjoy a little free time to admire the Albrechtsburg and the adjacent Cathedral on Castle Hill. The building of the present castle, Albrechtsburg, began in 1471 and is considered to be the first construction of a castle in German history. The construction of the adjacent Gothic cathedral was started in 1260. In 1425 the Prince's Chapel was added as the burial place of the House of Wettin. The twin steeples however were not attached until 1909. Both buildings have been elaborately restored. The Albrechtsburg is now a museum, presenting itself in royal splendour and providing the perfect frame for the exhibited masterpieces of Meissen porcelain. An extended tour of Colditz Castle will show you all the accessible places and covers the WWII history. Continue on to Leipzig and your hotel.
Day 6 - A walking tour of Leipzig’s historic city centre, takes inthe market place with its impressive Old Town Hall, medieval St. Thomas‘s Church where composer Johann Sebastian Bach worked, the oldest coffeehouse in Germany from 1711 and the St. Nicholas‘s Church where the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 started, and the unique passage and courtyard system.
Day 7 - A free day in Leipzig gives the opportunity to visit the site of the Battle of the Nations 1813, follow the complete Music Trail, visit some of the places associated with the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 or partake in some retail therapy.
Day 8 - Travel to Berlin for avisit to the Jewish Museum which is one of the largest Jewish Museums in Europe. This architectural masterpiece is a spectacular structure and is one of Berlin’s most recognisable landmarks. Inside there are two millennia of German-Jewish history on display in the permanent exhibition as well as various changing exhibitions.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.