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Winter Steam in Saxony's Ore Mountains

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Explore the exquisite Ore Mountains on a breathtaking journey

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2020 Tour code: SXW20

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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
  • Dinner
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