St Nicholas Church, Leipzig
East Germany... Colditz and the Iron Curtain
The area of 'Old East Germany', with its exciting history, is both fascinating and charming. Our luxury 4 star hotel is in the centre of Leipzig, in the former East Germany. Famous names such as Bach, Schumann and Goethe are all associated with the city, indeed Bach spent most of his life here. It has a wealth of historic buildings, stylish shops and a café culture. It is well placed for touring and highlights can include Colditz Castle, Berlin and Dresden.
Leipzig • Colditz Castle • St Nicholas Church • Dresden • Stasi Museum
Day 1 Channel crossing and overnight in Belgium.
Day 2 Into Germany and on to Leipzig for dinner.
Day 3 A full day in Leipzig with an included guided tour 'in the footsteps of the Peaceful Revolution'. During the tour see St Nicholas Church and other sites associated with the momentous events of 1989. We then include the Stasi Museum, the 'Runde Eck'. Our guided tour will help uncover the history of this sinister organisation.
Day 4 Full day to Dresden. Lying on the Elbe, the city was badly damaged during WWII. Now reconstructed, many historic buildings have now been restored to their former glory. An optional scenic boat trip can be arranged today.
Day 5 Excursion to Colditz, an historic town dating back to the middle ages. High above the village is the famous castle that was used as a prisoner of war camp in World War II. We include entrance and a guided tour.
Day 6 Depart Leipzig. Dinner and overnight in Belgium.
Day 7 Channel crossing and home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Leipzig Marriott Hotel, Leipzig
A luxury 4 star hotel with an excellent location in the centre of Leipzig. Guest bedrooms are air-conditioned and the hotel's facilities include several restaurants, a bar and an indoor swimming pool.
• 4 star equivalent • Lift
• 231 bedrooms with tea/coffee facilities
• Indoor swimming pool • Leisure area
• Nearby coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 4 nights half board in Leipzig with:
Hot buffet breakfast and buffet dinner
• Entrance and guided visit to Colditz Castle
• Themed guided walk of Leipzig
• Guided entrance to Stasi Museum
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
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