Explore three fascinating cities on this 11-day tour
Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments, and rejuvenated cities combine on holiday to Berlin, Dresden, and Prague. Visit 3 of the continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on this journey into history.
We meet at our exclusive Departure Office in St Pancras, before boarding the Eurostar to Brussels. Here we change trains and travel by high-speed rail to Cologne. The final leg of our journey takes us to Berlin, where we spend three nights at the 4-Star NH Berlin Kurfurstendamm Hotel.
Day 2 is our first full day in Germany's capital begins with a coach tour around the once divided German capital, admiring impressive Imperial buildings and introducing the sights of the former East Berlin. Following the tour, you have plenty of time to explore at your own pace and the opportunities are nearly endless.
Within easy reach is the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Unter den Linden avenue, which leads past the State Opera House to the soaring TV tower and World Clock. Alternatively, perhaps stroll past the shops, bars and restaurants in the west of the city, or pay a visit to Checkpoint Charlie and the engrossing history of the Berlin Wall.
You are at leisure to explore the historic streets of Berlin today. Museum Island is well worth a visit, and boasts 5 museums on the Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On Day 4 we depart by rail, making our way to Dresden where a walking tour introduces the city's famous sights including the Baroque Zwinger Palace, the grand Semper Opera House, and the rebuilt and reconsecrated Church of Our Lady.
Today we embark on a vintage steam train ride through Saxony's countryside to visit the enchanting town of Mortizburg, home to Moritzburg Palace. Later in the afternoon, we take a coach excursion to Colditz for a tour of the iconic Castle, one of the most feared Second World War POW camps in Germany.
Bidding Dresden farewell, we travel by train through a picturesque region of dramatic crags, peaks and rocky gorges known as Saxon Switzerland. After travelling through the Bohemian countryside, we reach the Czech Republic and Prague, the 'City of 100 Spires'. The next day we enjoy a guided tour of the city, featuring the impervious and indomitable Hradčany District before enjoying a cruise on the Vltava. As we sail this famous river, we get a fantastic view of the city's buildings. Day 8 is at leisure for you to continue exploring under your own steam. Perhaps you'd like to visit the popular Prague Zoo?
Alternatively, you could see the Lesser Quarter, one of Prague's most historic quarters. Other options include the Petrin Tower, an observation tower offering tremendous views over the city, you may also like to return to the Castle District - the buildings here representing virtually every architectural style of the last millennium and are one of Prague's most famous draws. Whatever it is you wish to see, Prague is one of Europe's most popular and varied destinations.
Gourmet restaurants, cocktail bars and trendy cafés are easy to find. If you are looking for something more authentic, you can feast on pork and dumplings washed down with beer in a traditional pub.
Many of Prague's main sites are just a short journey away and trams and public transport are available throughout the city. Day passes may be purchased for the extensive tram, bus and metro network. You can take a leisurely stroll along the Vltava River, or possibly cruise gently through the city, the most relaxing way to see the sights.
Departing from Prague we travel by coach back into Germany heading for Nuremberg. Here we spend our final night at the Maritim Hotel, situated a short walk from the city's Old Town and close to the stunning Cathedral building. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell meal together at our hotel.
We journey back via Cologne to Brussels. In the Belgian capital we connect with the Eurostar to London.
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.
An escorted experience and all travel arrangements
Comfortable accommodation in your destination
Delicious meals included
Exciting excursions and free time to explore
NEW FOR 2020: Inclusive Luggage Transfer
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The tour manager was brilliant and the group made up of interesting and nice people who geld as a group of travellers. Hotel were very nice and the Eurostar was a great experience as was the German rail network.
Good hotels in Germany and easy travelling
Lots of interesting places to visit and things to see.
I would haven't given five but we had the disappointment of facing backwards on all but one train journey. On that one, only one of us had a forward facing seat..
Excellent trip but Prague had too many tourists. It would have been better to have had 2 nights in Prague & an extra night in Nuremberg.
Excellent standard of hotels well situated in the centre of each city. Superb buffet breakfasts with a wide variety of hot and cold food. Very little or no choice for the hotel dinners. Expert service from the tour guide who ensured that everything ran smoothly and who made himself constantly available to answer questions and offer advice. The included guided tours were interesting but went on for too long - lots of standing round having too many facts being fired at us. The included visits to Moritzburg and Colditz were superb. All-in-all a very enjoyable holiday.
excellent breakfasts but poor evening meals
Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Th tour guide was excellent. The food for group dinning at the Dresden and Prague hotels was poor. Infact , we went out to eat after our first experience in Dresden and would have done in Prague , but as it was our last night together as a group we thought it would have been ill mannered so we stayed in for dinner and regretted doing this!
Loved every minute of this holiday. The cities were wonderful, with Dresden my favourite.
Excellent itinerary, lovely people in the group and a great Tour Manager.
Explore three fascinating cities on this 11-day tour