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Explore the exquisite Ore Mountains on a breathtaking journey

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2020 Tour code: SXW20

About the tour

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.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Nuremberg

We meet at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras, where we board the Eurostar to Brussels. From here, we continue to Nuremberg via Frankfurt, where we overnight.

Includes
  • Dinner
Eurostar
Day 2 - To Dresden

After a morning at leisure in Nuremberg, we transfer to the station to travel by rail to the sophisticated city of Dresden. We check into our hotel here, the 4-Star Westin Bellevue Dresden, located on the banks of the Elbe River. We enjoy dinner together in the hotel this evening.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Dresden
Day 3 - Exploring Dresden

We stay in our base Dresden, the capital of Saxony, where we embark on a guided tour. Dresden was originally a Slav fishing village, but rose to prominence in 1487 when it became the seat of the Duchy of Saxony. Now, it is a thriving Baroque centre, referred to as the 'Florence of the Elbe' due to its beautiful architecture. Upon conclusion, we enjoy a wonderful classical concert in the Zwinger Palace.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Dresden in Winter
Day 4 - Journey on the Fichtelbergbahn

Today, we enjoy the first of our heritage steam-hauled journeys in the breathtaking Ore Mountains, After transferring to Cranzahl, we board the Fichtelbergbahn for a picturesque journey over the Hüttenbachtal Viaduct to Oberweisenthal, the highest town in Germany.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Fichtelbergbahn
Day 5 - The Lößnitzgrundbahn and the Meissen Porcelain Factory

Our second heritage railway of the tour awaits today as we journey from Radebuel to Moritzburg on the Lößnitzgrundbahn, a line that opened in 1884 and still runs smoothly today. We arrive into Moritzburg, before continuing to the remarkable Meissen Porcelain Factory, a famous hard-paste porcelain producer with an iconic mark made on each individual ornate work made in the factory.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Loessnitzgrundbahn
Day 6 - To Kipsdorf on the Weißeritztalbahn

We embark on a journey on the Weißeritztalbahn, a wonderfully nostalgic steamhauled journey that takes us along the stunning Red Weißeritz valley from Freital- Hainsberg to Kipsdorf.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Weisseritztalbahn
Days 7-8 - Homeward bound

Today, we bid a fond farewell to lovely Dresden and transfer in First Class rail to Leipzig, where we join the train to Cologne. Here, we overnight. On Day 8, we travel to Brussels. Here, we board the Eurostar back to London.

Includes
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
Cologne

Additional information

Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 30 miles from your start and end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 19 miles from your start and end point.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure times

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.

Hotel

Hotel Westin Bellevue, Dresden

Hotel Westin Bellevue, Dresden

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Trains

Eurostar
Fichtelberg Railway
Radebeul-Radeburg Railway
Weisseritz Valley Railway
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