Berlin & Classic Saxony Steam
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Mixed Board
- Tour Ref: D2TDIAREBSA0818
- Travel Type: Eurostar
Go back to the days when steam ruled the waves and railways, and discover the unique charm surrounding Saxony. This beautiful corner of Germany is etched with miles of preserved railways which are a gem in Saxony’s cultural heritage. We travel on three different routes and enjoy untouched landscapes with a wistful blend of hot steam and billowing smoke teasing the senses. We also step aboard a paddle steamer for a cruise along the river Elbe, and we visit the baroque wonderland that is Dresden as well as the capital of Berlin, a city which lives and breathes history. We even take some time out to visit Colditz, the most famous prisoner-of-war camp in the Second World War and the scene of many daring and ingenious escapes. It’s full steam ahead!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
• Return Eurostar from London to Brussels • Connecting rail journeys to Berlin, returning from Dresden • Two nights’ bed and breakfast in Berlin with one evening meal • Five nights’ bed and breakfast in Dresden with two evening meals • Services of our Tour Manager • Plus the following excursions: • Guided tour of Berlin and Dresden • Entrance to Colditz Castle • Visit to the House of MEISSEN® • Journey on the Weiβeritz Valley Steam Railway • Entrance to Pillnitz Park and Gardens • Paddle Steamer cruise on the Elbe river with coffee and cake • Journey on the Löβnitzgrund Steam Railway • Entrance to Moritzburg Castle • Saxony wine tasting at Wackerbarth Castle • Journey on the Zittau Mountain Steam Railway
We journey aboard Eurostar from London to Brussels and continue by rail to Berlin where we check in at our hotel.
The flourishing capital of Germany is a fascinating place to explore. Our coach tour makes it easy to get around this large city and see some of the main sights before exploring on foot. Dinner is included at our hotel tonight.
After a leisurely morning we take the train to Dresden, a beautiful city shaped by the soaring towers and dominant domes of its palaces, churches and stately homes. Our city tour is a great way to see the highlights, after which you can explore at leisure. Dinner is included at our hotel tonight.
This morning we visit Colditz Castle, which was used to detain significant allied prisoners of war and became the subject of numerous legendary escapes. In the afternoon we visit the nearby House of MEISSEN®, where this exclusive porcelain has been produced for more than 300 years.
Today we get to experience one of the oldest steam trains in Saxony, which weaves through the beautiful scenery of the Eastern Ore mountains. We also visit the beautiful gardens of Pillnitz Palace before boarding a paddle steamer for a relaxing cruise on the Elbe to Dresden with coffee and cake included.
Our second steam train journey takes you through picturesque villages, vineyards and dreamy forestland on the Löβnitz Valley Steam Railway. We also visit the fairytale castle of Moritzburg, which is built as a hunting lodge, before a light lunch and wine tasting at the Wackerbarth Castle, Saxony’s oldest sparkling wine producer, situated at the foot of the vineyards.
We enjoy our final steam train journey today, which takes us from the city of Zittau to the mountain spa resort of Oybin. After some free time in Oybin we return to Dresden for an afternoon at leisure. We enjoy a farewell meal in a local restaurant this evening.
We set off on the rail journey to Brussels and meet Eurostar for the return to London.
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