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Explore three fascinating cities on this 11-day tour

10 daysFrom £1,695 per person

2020 Tour code: BDC20

About the 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.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Days 1-2 - Berlin

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.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Brandenburg Gate
Days 3-4 - At leisure in Berlin and to Dresden

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.

Includes
  • Day 3 - Breakfast
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Dresden
Day 5 - Steam trains and Colditz Castle

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.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Colditz Castle
Days 6-8 - Prague

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.

Includes
  • Day 7 Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
Prague
Day 9 - Prague to Nuremberg

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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Nuremberg
Day 10 - To London

We journey back via Cologne to Brussels. In the Belgian capital we connect with the Eurostar to London.

Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal
Eurostar

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Maritim Hotel, Dresden

Maritim Hotel, Dresden

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NH Berlin Kurfursterdam, Berlin

NH Berlin Kurfursterdam, Berlin

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Holiday Inn, Prague

Holiday Inn, Prague

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Trains

Eurostar
ICE Train
InterCity
Radebeul-Radeburg Railway
Thalys

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Upgrades

Inclusive Luggage Upgrade
London Hotels
UK rail connections

Reviews

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Mr M Arnold

Submitted 22/10/2019

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.

Mr R Canham

Submitted 22/10/2019

Good hotels in Germany and easy travelling

Anonymous

Submitted 15/10/2019

Lots of interesting places to visit and things to see.

Mr K Watson

Submitted 15/10/2019

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..

Anonymous

Submitted 09/10/2018

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.

Mr K Unwin

Submitted 14/08/2018

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.

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