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Prague, Dresden & Berlin

8 days from £829*
Departing: March - November 2019
* Price shown: 24 March 2019 from STN - FR1013
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Delve into the powerful heart of historic Europe ,and discover a trio of marvellous, enthralling cities.

Experience the rich contrasts, tumultuous history, modern wonders and vibrant cafe life of three of Europe’s most sparkling cities. Journey first, to the exquisite capital of the Czech Republic, then follow three days of relaxation and exploration with a scenic train journey to magnificent Dresden. The chance to view the restored Baroque gem from the Elbe and visits to Meissen and infamous Colditz Castle are followed by two nights in glorious Berlin, one of the world’s most happening places.

Tour Highlights

  • Spend three nights in Prague, Bohemian capital of the Czech Republic
  • Tour and explore Prague’s Old Town and Castle District
  • Journey through Saxony by train to glorious, restored Dresden, for two nights
  • See Dresden’s Baroque treasures on a guided tour
  • Discover the wonderful world of Meissen porcelain
  • Visit historic Colditz Castle
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in vibrant, reunified Berlin and a guided tour of the glorious German capital

Inclusions

  • Seven nights’ carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodation at hotels in Prague, Dresden and Berlin
  • Outbound flight to Prague, returning from Berlin
  • Standard class rail travel between Prague and Dresden
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Prague, meet your tour manager and transfer to the hotel in the city’s heart. Dependent upon your arrival time, enjoy a first dinner, choosing from a vast selection of eateries to suit all tastes and pockets.

Day Two

A guided tour will introduce the exquisite, 13th-century Old Town and, across the River Vltava by the illustrious Charles Bridge, the left bank, dominated by Prague’s ancient castle.

Beneath this home to St Vitus’ Cathedral and the Royal Palace, are the narrow, cobbled streets of Mala Strana, or Little Quarter. Following the tour, the rest of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure, perhaps joining the optional river cruise, enjoying a buffet lunch and a peerless view of the city skyline, or taking in one of the city’s countless museums and galleries. In Old Town Square, crowds gather to watch the ancient astronomical clock strike the hour, with a procession of wooden figures just part of the mechanical display. Don’t miss Josefov, the fascinating former Jewish quarter once home to Franz Kafka, or Nove Mesto /New Town, at the heart of the famous Wencelas Square, Prague’s modern heart. This evening, grab another slice of Prague’s lively nightlife, maybe finding a bar serving famous Pilsner, or dining in one of a host of restaurants offering traditional Czech fare of soups, pork, dumplings, salads and delicious Austrian-style puddings.

Day Three

Spend a free day discovering your own Prague, or join the optional excursion to the Czech city of Pilsen. The city is famed as the birthplace of the golden lager, and boasts some superb Renaissance buildings and a majestic Gothic cathedral in addition to the popular brewery. Return to Prague for a last evening.

Day Four

Board the train for the journey west through the forested Bohemian countryside and on into Saxony and Dresden, for a two night stay (your luggage will be collected from the hotel in Prague and transferred directly to Dresden, where it will be waiting for you upon arrival). Begin your exploration of this lovingly restored Baroque treasure chest, perhaps enjoying the evening in the lively Neustadt area, or a riverside beer garden.

Day Five

Discover Dresden’s restored glories, including the famous Frauenkirche, the Altstadt, Baroque Theaterplatz, the Residenzschloss and the Zwinger buildings’ pavilions and courtyards, south of the River Elbe. On the northern bank, Neustadt and neighbouring Aussere Neustadt brim with life. Don’t miss the view of the Altstadt from Neustadt’s riverside meadows. Following the tour, perhaps join an optional river cruise. Spend a second evening in Dresden, choosing between the traditional south, or the north bank’s more modern scene.

Day Six

Board the coach for the journey north, with a morning visit to the famous Meissen porcelain works, Europe’s oldest, where a fascinating guided tour will explain the transformation of the raw clay into some of the world’s finest tableware and art collectibles. Continue on to the pretty town of Colditz, overlooked by the Renaissance castle that was enforced home to WW2 prisoners of war, whose attempts at escape have passed into folklore. The included guided tour will bring to life the tales of Allied ingenuity, before you continue on to Berlin for a final two nights. There’s so much to do in this ‘good-time’ city, and this evening you might choose between the restored Nikolaiviertel district, or Hackesche Hofe market’s ultra-trendy shops, bars and restaurants.

Day Seven

Join this morning’s included guided tour to get to know the city and its major landmarks. Highlights might include Norman Foster’s great Reichstag building, the gleaming new central station, the incredible Brandenburg Gate, marking the historic ‘division’ between east and west, and the poignant Jewish Memorial.

Stroll down great thoroughfare Unter den Linden; don’t miss Gendarmenmarkt, one of Europe’s most beautiful squares, while in former East Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee is a reminder of Socialist excesses. Another major landmark is the giant TV Tower offering a bird’s-eye view of the city and the former course of the infamous Wall (entrance payable). Perhaps visit the ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ museum, the Olympic Stadium on the city’s outskirts, or enjoy shopping – or window-shopping – on the famous ‘Ku’damm’. This evening, maybe take in lively Potsdamer Platz, a perfect end to a wonderful holiday.

Day Eight

Bid “Auf wiedersehen” to Berlin, and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BHX
BHX 24 March 2019 £1059
BHX
BHX 07 April 2019 £1129
BHX
BHX 19 May 2019 £1279
BHX
BHX 04 September 2019 £1299
BHX
BHX 06 October 2019 £1259
BHX
BHX 03 November 2019 £1119
BRS
BRS 24 March 2019 £879
BRS
BRS 07 April 2019 £969
BRS
BRS 19 May 2019 £1029
BRS
BRS 09 June 2019 £1039
BRS
BRS 23 June 2019 £1029
BRS
BRS 07 July 2019 £1029
BRS
BRS 04 September 2019 £1059
BRS
BRS 08 September 2019 £1059
BRS
BRS 15 September 2019 £1059
BRS
BRS 06 October 2019 £999
BRS
BRS 20 October 2019 £969
BRS
BRS 03 November 2019 £919
EDI
EDI 24 March 2019 £919
EDI
EDI 19 May 2019 £1059
EDI
EDI 23 June 2019 £1059
EDI
EDI 08 September 2019 £1089
EDI
EDI 06 October 2019 £1029
EDI
EDI 20 October 2019 £999
HUY
HUY 24 March 2019 £1059
HUY
HUY 07 April 2019 £1129
HUY
HUY 19 May 2019 £1279
HUY
HUY 04 September 2019 £1299
HUY
HUY 06 October 2019 £1259
HUY
HUY 03 November 2019 £1119
LGW
LGW 24 March 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 07 April 2019 £949
LGW
LGW 19 May 2019 £999
LGW
LGW 09 June 2019 £999
LGW
LGW 23 June 2019 £999
LGW
LGW 07 July 2019 £999
LGW
LGW 04 September 2019 £1029
LGW
LGW 08 September 2019 £1029
LGW
LGW 15 September 2019 £1029
LGW
LGW 06 October 2019 £969
LGW
LGW 20 October 2019 £939
LGW
LGW 03 November 2019 £889
LHR
LHR 24 March 2019 £989
LHR
LHR 07 April 2019 £1069
LHR
LHR 09 June 2019 £1119
LHR
LHR 07 July 2019 £1109
LHR
LHR 04 September 2019 £1159
LHR
LHR 08 September 2019 £1159
LHR
LHR 15 September 2019 £1159
LHR
LHR 20 October 2019 £1069
LHR
LHR 03 November 2019 £1019
LPL
LPL 24 March 2019 £909
LPL
LPL 19 May 2019 £1059
LPL
LPL 23 June 2019 £1049
LPL
LPL 08 September 2019 £1079
LPL
LPL 06 October 2019 £1009
LPL
LPL 20 October 2019 £979
LTN
LTN 24 March 2019 £869
LTN
LTN 07 April 2019 £969
LTN
LTN 09 June 2019 £1029
LTN
LTN 23 June 2019 £1009
LTN
LTN 07 July 2019 £999
LTN
LTN 04 September 2019 £1049
LTN
LTN 08 September 2019 £1049
LTN
LTN 15 September 2019 £1049
LTN
LTN 20 October 2019 £949
LTN
LTN 03 November 2019 £909
MAN
MAN 24 March 2019 £909
MAN
MAN 07 April 2019 £999
MAN
MAN 19 May 2019 £1059
MAN
MAN 09 June 2019 £1059
MAN
MAN 23 June 2019 £1049
MAN
MAN 07 July 2019 £1049
MAN
MAN 04 September 2019 £1079
MAN
MAN 08 September 2019 £1079
MAN
MAN 15 September 2019 £1079
MAN
MAN 06 October 2019 £1009
MAN
MAN 20 October 2019 £979
MAN
MAN 03 November 2019 £929
MME
MME 24 March 2019 £1059
MME
MME 07 April 2019 £1129
MME
MME 19 May 2019 £1279
MME
MME 04 September 2019 £1299
MME
MME 06 October 2019 £1259
MME
MME 03 November 2019 £1119
NWI
NWI 24 March 2019 £1059
NWI
NWI 07 April 2019 £1129
NWI
NWI 19 May 2019 £1279
NWI
NWI 04 September 2019 £1299
NWI
NWI 06 October 2019 £1259
NWI
NWI 03 November 2019 £1119
STN
STN 24 March 2019 £829
STN
STN 07 April 2019 £949
STN
STN 19 May 2019 £999
STN
STN 09 June 2019 £999
STN
STN 23 June 2019 £999
STN
STN 07 July 2019 £999
STN
STN 04 September 2019 £1029
STN
STN 08 September 2019 £1029
STN
STN 15 September 2019 £1029
STN
STN 06 October 2019 £969
STN
STN 20 October 2019 £939
STN
STN 03 November 2019 £889

Prague, Dresden and Berlin Touring Hotels

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of at least three-star standard.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

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.

Taxes

The cities of Dresden and Berlin operate a city tax of approximately €3-5 per person per night which must be paid locally direct to the hotel.

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.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

*This offer applies to new bookings on selected air-inclusive holidays to destinations within Europe, made between 17th July and 10th August 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (EARLYSH) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusions apply.