Dresden and Meisen
Dresden, the 800-year-old capital of Saxony, is amongst the cream of Europe's cultural capitals. Its treasures include an abundance of architectural monuments and top-class museums. A visit to Dresden offers you the chance to explore its historic centre, whose monuments include the Church of Our Lady, now restored to its former glory. Take the opportunity to enjoy an outstanding concert or a boat trip with the world's oldest fleet of paddle steamers – and you too will fall in love with the 'Florence on the Elbe'.
Dresden • Zwinger Palace guided tour • Moritzburg and Meissen • The Elbe • Colditz Castle
Day 1 Fly to Leipzig where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Dresden.
Day 2 Morning guided walking tour of Dresden including the Zwinger, Semper Opera House, the Catholic Hofkirche, a guided tour of the Royal Palace, admission to the Historic Green Vault, the Procession of the Princes, the Brühl Terrace and the Frauenkirche. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 3 Enjoy a full day excursion to Moritzburg and Meissen starting with a guided tour of the Baroque Moritzburg Hunting Lodge, one of the finest castles of its kind. An historic steam train ride from Moritzburg to Radebeul follows before rejoining the coach for a visit to the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory.
Day 4 A morning excursion by historic Elbe paddle steamer to Pillnitz Palace is followed by a guided tour of the site famous for its Baroque castle and park. The afternoon provides additional time at leisure in Dresden.
Day 5 Transfer to Leipzig airport for your flight home with an en route stop at Colditz Castle.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
This extraordinary and elegant hotel is located on the banks of the river Elbe only a few minutes' walk to the historical sites. All rooms are equipped with bath/WC, hairdryer, cable TV, telephone, Internet access, safe and mini-bar. Facilities include a restaurant with terrace, bar and a spa with a swimming pool.
• 4 star superior • 328 bedrooms • Lift
Your tour includes:
• Flights from the UK to Leipzig
• 4 nights half board in Dresden with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
3 course dinner including bread and iced water
• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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