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Winter Steam in Saxony's Ore Mountains

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(Tour code: SXW20)

Explore the exquisite Ore Mountains on a breathtaking journey

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.

  • Journey on the Weißeritztalbahn
  • To Moritzburg on the Lößnitzgrundbahn
  • To Oberweisenthal on the Fichtelbergbahn
  • Guided tour of Moritzburg
  • Guided tours of Dresden
  • Guided tour of the Meissen Porcelain Factory
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Weißeritztalbahn
    Journey on the Fichtelbergbahn
    Journey on the Lößnitzgrundbahn
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Private classic concert in the Zwinger Palace

Winter Steam in Saxony's Ore Mountains 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

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.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Dresden

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Day 3 Dresden in Winter
Dresden in Winter

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.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 Fichtelbergbahn

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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Loessnitzgrundbahn

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.

  • Breakfast
Day 6 Weisseritztalbahn

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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 7-8 Cologne

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.

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

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 St Pancras Departure Office
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation, including 1 outbound overnight stay in Nuremberg, 5 nights at the 4-Star Westin Bellevue Dresden in Dresden in Dresden, and 1 inbound overnight stay in Cologne

Delicious meals included

  • 12 meals, including 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the Weißeritztalbahn
  • Excursion to Moritzburg on the Lößnitzgrundbahn
  • To Oberweisenthal on the Fichtelbergbahn
  • Guided tour of Moritzburg
  • Guided tours of Dresden
  • Private classic concert in the Zwinger Palace
  • Guided tour of the famous Meissen Porcelain Factory

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys from £85 per person per journey

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

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
Lynne Broadley
Winter Steam in Saxony's Ore Mountains

Explore the exquisite Ore Mountains on a breathtaking journey


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