“Old East Germany” has an exciting history and is both fascinating and charming. Discover three magnificent cities all located in the Saxony region of Germany, known for art, music and amazing architecture.
BERLIN is a vibrant city steeped in history both old and new and has undergone dramatic changes since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. During an OPEN TOP BUS TOUR discover many of the major sights and take the opportunity to hop on and hop off at different points. Famous sights will include: Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag Parliament, the UNESCO Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie and the Wall, all must-sees for anyone visiting Berlin! About one third of the city is made up of waterways and parks so you if you tire of the city’s hustle and bustle there are plenty of places to relax.
LEIPZIG is a city of waterways, parks and forests that has retained much of its historic character with many examples of outstanding architecture. In the Market Square is the 16th century Old Town Hall and nearby St Nicholas Church. This church is where the peaceful revolution began in 1989, leading to the end of Communism. The city has also been labelled ‘city of music’ with connections to Bach, Wagner, Mendelssohn and Schumann. There is so much to discover: including museums, galleries, ornate shopping arcades and courtyards and even a Panorama Tower for spectacular views over the city.
DRESDEN is a beautiful compact city that combines art treasures, impressive architecture and a charming landscape. In spite of massive destruction during WWII, historic buildings were restored to their former glory. Many date from the Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century and include the Zwinger Palace, Royal Palace, Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche church whose magnificent Baroque dome dominates the city.
View Dresden’s impressive skyline whilst enjoying a CRUISE ON THE RIVER ELBE, passing through lovely countryside and three romantic castles perched on a hill, high above the river.
Your holiday includes
7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Open top bus tour of Berlin
River cruise in Dresden
Complimentary tea/coffee on coach
Driver & courier throughout tour
All coach travel & excursions
The impressive 4 star Maritim proArte, Berlin (2 nights) is a modern hotel, centrally located with spa facilities.
The 4 star Leipzig Marriott Hotel (3 nights) is a modern hotel, conveniently located in the historic part of the city, it also has an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.
The Maritim Hotel, Gelsenkirchen (1 night outward) Ramada Plaza Leige, (1 night return)
All hotel rooms are en suite with telephone, television and hairdryer. All hotels also have Wi-Fi and lifts .