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The Beauty of Dresden

The Beauty of Dresden

The beautiful city of Dresden, the capital of the Eastern German state of Saxony was completed in 1743. However, 80% of Dresden's historic centre was destroyed in WW11, but has been lovingly reconstructed to its former splendour, making it one of the cultural and architectural highlights of Germany.

The Beauty of Dresden

Castles, Boats and Steam

 

8 Days 16th May 2020

 

The beautiful city of Dresden, the capital of the Eastern German state of Saxony was completed in 1743. However, 80% of Dresden’s historic centre was destroyed in WWII, but has been lovingly reconstructed to its former splendour, making it one of the cultural and architectural highlights of Germany.

 

Tour Itinerary

           

Saturday – Our luxury coach will depart this morning and head to Folkestone for our Eurotunnel train to Calais. We overnight in Germany. Comfort stops on-route.

 

Sunday – After breakfast we continue our journey through Germany to Dresden and our hotel for the next 5 nights. Dinner this evening after plenty of time to settle in.

 

Monday – This morning we enjoy a step-on guide of this beautiful city for an informative tour by coach. This afternoon is free for you to explore at leisure.

 

Tuesday – This morning we travel to Radebeul and join the Radeburg railway, a narrow-gauge steam hauled railway in the outskirts of Dresden, which will take us through the Saxony countryside. We continue our day with a visit to Moritzburg palace in Saxony, named after the Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had this grand castle, built with four round towers, and lies on a symmetrical island.  We will enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful piece of architecture and some free time to explore the gardens before returning back to the hotel later this after.

 

Wednesday – Today we will take a relaxing cruise from Dresden to Pillnitz to experience Dresden from a different angel on the river Elbe. Pillnitz is most famous for its baroque palace and park. Following our cruise, we continue our day with a visit to this superb palace and park which was once the summer residence of Saxon royals. Plenty of time to explore at leisure this beautiful building and immaculate gardens.

 

Thursday – A free day for you today to explore Dresden or simply relax in our hotel with it indoor swimming pool and river view terrace.

 

Friday – Time to leave Dresden and head for Gelsenkirchen and our overnight hotel. If time allows, there will be an opportunity to visit the impressive Möhne dam and reservoir, famous for ‘Operation Chastise’ an attack on German dams carried out in May 1943 by royal air force no617 squadron ‘The Dam Busters’

 

Saturday – Today we head to Calais and our Eurotunnel crossing home after a memorable experience of beautiful Saxon Dresden.

 

Your Hotel

4* Maritim Hotel - Dresden

 

Situated on the river Elba and in Dresden’s historic old town district, this superb hotel also offers a swimming pool and large terrace over-looking the river. The elegant air-conditioned rooms are all en-suite with TV, mini-bar, hairdryer and free WiFi. The restaurant serves excellent food and there is a piano bar for evening relaxation.

 

Price Includes

Luxury Coach Travel with Extra Leg Room.

Home Pickup, Full Hostess Service.

Eurotunnel Crossing.

7 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Tea/Coffee after evening Meals

Guided Tour of Dresden

Cruise on River Elba

Guided Visit to Moritzburg Castle

Trip on Lößnitzgrundbahn Steam Railway

Entrance to Pillnitz Palace and Gardens

 

8 Days £849.00

Single Supplement £155 (Limited)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Countess Services Countess Services, A303
Esso Garage, West Knoyle Garage on A303 at West Knoyle
Fleet Services Northbound M3 Fleet Services Northbound
HillSide Cafe Hillside Cafe, A36, Codford, BA12 0JZ
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