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Berlin, Colditz & Dresden

5 days from £539*
Departing: September - October 2017
* Price shown: 13 October 2017 from London Stansted - STN
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Sparkling cities of East Germany

Discover three of the most glorious cities of former East Germany. Spend two nights in reunified Berlin, and visit historic Leipzig, and the famous POW castle at Colditz, before a final two nights in stunning, Baroque Dresden - perhaps the greatest symbol of post-war restoration of all.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Experience Berlin, the historic, iconic German capital, on an included guided tour
  • Time to explore the sparkling university city of Leipzig
  • Step into a world of heroism, Allied ingenuity and escape on an included guided tour of Colditz
  • A guided tour of stunning, Baroque Dresden - perhaps the greatest symbol of post-war restoration
  • Four nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at three-star hotels in Berlin (2 nights) and Dresden (2)
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Berlin
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach transfers and travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Berlin and transfer to your hotel. After check-in, head out for a first look at the city. Berlin's legendary, efficient U-Bahn (underground), trams and buses bring everything within easy reach - from the restored 18th-century Nikolaiviertel district to the courtyards of the ultra-trendy Hackesche Hofe market, full of shops, bars and restaurants.

Day Two

Get to know Berlin on this morning's guided tour. See the city's symbol of reunification - Norman Foster's startling Reichstag building - which rises close to the majestic Brandenburg Gate and the wooded acres of the Tiergarten. Stroll down Unter den Linden, past the great Staatsoper, towards Schlossplatz, and see beautiful Gendarmenmarkt - home to two stunning cathedrals and the city's new Konzerthaus.

Delve deeper into Berlin's turbulent past at the 'Checkpoint Charlie' museum, see the Olympic Stadium, or enjoy shopping your way down the famous 'Ku'damm'. There's simply an unending array of things to see and do.

Day Three

This morning we'll journey south across the Elbe to historic Leipzig. This former home of Goethe, Bach and Schiller, university seat, and vibrant trade-fair venue epitomises the new Germany. Visit Europe's oldest coffee-shop, or stroll through the arcades and courtyards of the city's Altstadt.

Later this afternoon, we'll continue to the pretty town of Colditz, overlooked by the iconic Renaissance castle turned WW2 POW camp. An included guided tour will bring to life tales of Allied ingenuity and escape, before you continue on to Dresden for a further two nights.

Day Four

Discover Dresden on this morning's guided tour. In the south bank's Altstadt, the stupendous Frauenkirche lay in ruins for almost 50 years after WW2, and the Residenzschloss (former seat of Saxon kings) still houses a priceless jewel collection. On the northern bank, leafy Neustadt and neighbouring Aussere Neustadt brim with life, and are also home to several fascinating museums.

Day Five

Say "auf Wiedersehen" to Dresden and Saxony, and transfer back to Berlin to board your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 October 2017 £619
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 October 2017 £569
Bristol
Bristol 11 September 2017 £609
Bristol
Bristol 14 September 2017 £609
Bristol
Bristol 08 October 2017 £549
Bristol
Bristol 13 October 2017 £549
East Midlands
East Midlands 11 September 2017 £599
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 October 2017 £569
Glasgow
Glasgow 14 September 2017 £639
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 October 2017 £579
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 11 September 2017 £609
Liverpool
Liverpool 11 September 2017 £599
Liverpool
Liverpool 14 September 2017 £599
Liverpool
Liverpool 08 October 2017 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 September 2017 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 September 2017 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £539
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 October 2017 £539
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 October 2017 £549
London Luton
London Luton 11 September 2017 £589
London Luton
London Luton 14 September 2017 £589
London Luton
London Luton 08 October 2017 £549
London Luton
London Luton 13 October 2017 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 September 2017 £599
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 October 2017 £539
Manchester
Manchester 11 September 2017 £579
Manchester
Manchester 14 September 2017 £579
Manchester
Manchester 08 October 2017 £539
Manchester
Manchester 13 October 2017 £594

Berlin and Dresden Touring Hotels ★★★

You will be staying in two comfortable well-located hotels.

Further Information

Hotel room tax

The cities of Berlin and Dresden have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your Tour Manager of the exact charge.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel in Berlin is approximately 45 minutes. The transfer time from your hotel in Dresden to the airport is approximately two hours.

Access at sites visited

Please note that there is an incline up to Colditz Castle, and that the tour of Dresden will be mostly on foot.

Day Three Excursions

The extensive programme on Day Three of your holiday will involve an early start and a late finish.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Berlin, Colditz & Dresden reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Berlin, Colditz & DresdenScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 455 reviews
(9 out of 10)

ANNE

Bristol Couple
Very well organised. Good hotels in handy locations. Very helpful Tour Manager.
Confirmed traveller: 06 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(7 out of 10)

JOSEPH

Cheslyn Hay, S.Staffs. Couple
Disappointing that we lost half a day at the start due to rearranged flight departure fro B'ham.
The pick-up at Berlin Tegel was a mess because the taxi driver was displaying the wrong identification card, which we obviously didn't recognize, & it was only when we approached & asked him, that the situation was resolved (more time lost). He then rushed us through the departure area & drove dangerously fast to the Tiergarten Hotel. By the time we had settled in it was dark. We considered this a day wasted - reducing a 5 day break to 4 days, & leaving only 1 day in Berlin, which was not enough.
The hotels, coach trips & tours were fine - although the Tiergarten seems a little run-down.
The return trip from the Park Hotel, Dresden to Berlin was both good & bad.
The bad - the taxi driver told us that he had 4 passengers whilst the tour rep. (who had since departed) had told us that it was us 2 only - eventually resolved. A 2 3/4hr. journey to Tegel. We had not been told which terminal we would depart from.
The good - it was only through the goodwill of the taxi driver - who used his mobile phone to check it out - that we arrived at the correct one.
The waiting & the long taxi journey from Dresden to Berlin (during the evening 'rush-hour') further reduced the break to 3 1/2 days, and because of this we feel that some level of compensation should be considered.
Confirmed traveller: 11 May 2017
Published on: 12 June 2017