Explore Saxony's spectacular highlights by steam on a breathtaking journey that travels on three wonderful heritage railways and discover elegant Dresden, our charming base on the banks of the gentle Elbe River.
All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.
The high speed Eurostar trains link St Pancras International in London with Paris and Lille in France as well as Brussels in Belgium.
Eurostar's Standard Class coaches feature two seats on either side of the central aisle, most of which is arranged in an 'airline' seating configuration with drop down tray tables. There are two tables for four per carriage. Passengers travelling in Eurostar Standard Class coaches can take advantage of the Bar-Buffet which sells a range of snacks, meals, hot and cold drinks - including Champagne!
The highest class of Eurostar travel available for leisure customers is Standard Premier Class. In your dedicated Standard Premier carriage you'll find a less dense seat configuration, meaning the seats are larger and you have ample space to relax and stretch out. As part of the service you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments, served at your seat by friendly, helpful waiting staff.
For the class of travel used on your chosen tour, please refer to the 'What's Included' section of the tour page.
The historic Fichtelberg Railway takes its passengers on an atmospheric journey through the Upper Ore Mountains, travelling under the bulk of Saxony's tallest peak to the highest town in all of Germany. The line is noted for being entirely steam-powered, as all of the locomotives are at least a century old.
Also known as the 'Lößnitzgrundbahn', this narrow-gauge line has been running for just over 130 years, and is a firm favourite of tourists from all around the world. Beginning in Radebeul, the line winds through some truly lovely scenery, past the tiered layers of Radebeul's vineyards, and the nostalgic beauty of the Lößnitzgrund valley, all the way through to quaint little town of Radeburg.
One of the stops on the line is Moritzburg, a pretty area of woods and parkland, near which sits the beautiful hunting lodge of the same name that was used by the Kings and Princes of Saxony from the mid-16th century all the way up to 1945.
Running between Freital and Kipsdorf, the Weisseritz Valley Railway, also known as the 'Weuseritztalbahn' is the oldest running public narrow gauge railway in Germany, opening 135 years ago, in 1882. The line winds through the lovely verdant forests of the Rabenauer Grund valley, before running alongside the Weisseritz River, a beautiful shimmering waterway from which the line takes its name.
Our base in Dresden is the centrally located 4-Sar Hotel Westin Bellevue, positioned in picturesque gardens on the banks of the River Elbe. The hotel has impressive views of Dresden's skyline, including landmarks such as the Semper Opera House and the Zwinger. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, bar, swimming pool and gym, whilst the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, television, safe, minibar and hairdryer.
Typical meal arrangements when dining at the hotel:
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!
Buying tickets for UK train services can be a tricky business - there are so many fares to choose from, each with different rules and restrictions. As you are connecting with an international departure, we strongly recommend that you book a fully flexible ticket to ensure that should the departure times for your holiday change, your rail ticket can allow for these changes.
We can book fully-flexible UK rail tickets from your local station to join your holiday whether this be a European holiday from St Pancras or a UK holiday. The prices are competitive and tickets are not restricted to a particular train or time of day, and in most cases offer you a free choice of routes.
For an up to date quote from your local station, please ask one of our Tour Advisors.
Your holiday begins the moment you meet your Tour Manager at St Pancras International and board the Eurostar train for mainland Europe. If you wish to get your holiday off to an extra special start, why not consider upgrading your on-board accommodation from Standard Class to Standard Premier Class?
As well as all the amenities enjoyed in Standard Class, Standard Premier travellers benefit from extra spacious, comfortable seats, complimentary newspapers and magazines and a light snack with drinks served at your seat during the journey. Before 11am, the light snack comprises breakfast pastries, yoghurt, fruit juice and tea or coffee. After 11am there is a choice of 2 main dishes and a dessert, accompanied by soft drinks, wine or beer and tea or coffee.
Prices for an upgrade from £85 each way. Please call us for more details.
Spending a night in London before your tour can make such a
difference to the first day of your holiday - you can arrive in the
capital in good time, relaxed and ready to join your Tour Manager
the next morning. You may even want to take in a show on the West
End, or dine in one of London's famous restaurants. Perhaps on your
return to London, you would like to break your journey with an
overnight stay before continuing home.
We are able to book a wide range of hotels in central London or, for our holidays beginning with a flight, at Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester Airport for the night before or after your holiday. The hotels listed below are some of the more popular hotels our customers book in Central London, others are available on request.
|Hotel||Room Rate From Price|
|The Ambassador Hotel||From £65 per person|
|Pullman London St Pancras||From £110 per person|
|Studios2Let, Cartright Gardens||From £55 per person|
Above prices are approximate, subject
to availability, and per room per night based on two people
sharing. If you require a quote for single occupancy at any of the
hotels please contact us on 01904 734 805.
Whether as an added luxury, or essential to your enjoyment of
the tour, door-to-door luggage collection and delivery services can
really enhance your holiday experience. Travelling across Europe by
train is so much more relaxing without the burden of your suitcase,
and we can help arrange for your case to be collected from home
prior to the holiday and for it to be waiting for you at your first
main hotel in Europe.
We are pleased to recommend the services of The Baggageman, who offers competitively priced luggage transfers and excellent service. Details of this service is available on request.
Click here to read our customer reviews of the door-to-door luggage services.