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(Tour code: BDC20)

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.

Highlights
  • Berlin including a city tour
  • Potsdam
  • Palace of Moritzburg
  • Dresden including a walking tour
  • Vintage steam train excursion
  • Colditz Castle
  • Prague including a sightseeing tour
  • Time at leisure to explore each city
What’s Included
  • First Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • NEW Inclusive Luggage Transfer
    Throughout 1x bag up to 25kg per hotel room

Berlin, Dresden & Prague 2020Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate

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
Days 3-4 Dresden
Dresden

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
Day 5 Colditz Castle
Colditz Castle

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
Days 6-8 Prague
Prague

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
Day 9 Nuremberg
Nuremberg

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
Day 10 Eurostar
Eurostar

To London

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

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal

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.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • First Class rail travel throughout (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar with light meal and drinks)
  • All rail and coach transfers

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 9 nights' hotel accommodation including 3 nights at the 4-Star NH Berlin Kurfurstendamm, 2 nights at the 4-Star Maritim Hotel Dresden, 3 nights at the 4-Star Holiday Inn in Prague and 1 inbound overnight stay in Nuremberg

Delicious meals included

  • 12 meals including 9 breakfasts and 3 dinners, including a farewell dinner

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tour of Berlin
  • Guided tour of Dresden
  • Journey on the Lößnitzgrundbahn
  • Visit to Moritzburg Palace
  • Guided tour of the iconic PoW camp; Colditz Castle
  • Exploration of Prague by guided tour
  • Excursion to Potsdam

NEW FOR 2020: Inclusive Luggage Transfer

  • Inclusive luggage transfers throughout 1x bag up to 25kg per hotel room (size and weight may vary)
  • To arrange for a second suitcase up to 25kg (size and weight may vary) - prices start from £65 per bag. Just let us know at time of booking. View more information.

 

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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