Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz for Solo Travellers

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This tour for solo travellers takesin two of Europe’s great cultural cities, Berlin and Dresden, both having endured violent interludes in an otherwise glittering history and now returned to their former glory at the heart of the new Europe of the 21st century.

The outpouring of joy and energy that accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall now staggeringly over twenty years ago, has rekindled Berlin’s legendary vibrancy and the city throbs with new life whilst doffing its cap respectfully to the lessons of the past. Here, iconic locations abound from the spy stories of checkpoint Charlie to the magnificent avenue of Unter den Linden with its thriving cafés and magnificent museums, the great monuments of the Brandenburg Gate and the instantly recognisable Reichstag – symbol of the newGermany.

Dresden is perhaps more sedate yet equally revelling in its renewed splendour, architecture, opera and museums -a cultural jewel reborn as a beacon for hope and peace. Before the last war it was Germany’s most beautiful city due to its amazing art treasures and imposing baroque buildings. After huge bomb damage, it has now been almost completely restored after one of the world’s most extensive such projects ever undertaken.Spanning over 60 years, the results are magnificent. But our tour is much more than two cultural cities. We experience the traditional Germany of small towns and picturesque villages too, rolling countryside plus reminders of the former East Germany - even the occasional ‘Trabant’ – and, as you would probably expect, these distinctive cars are rapidly becoming collector’s items!

Another face of Germany is medieval Meissen where the most stunningly beautiful porcelain is crafted by highly skilled artisans in the only factory in Europe where the processes are still completed entirely by hand. Finally, and in complete contrast, we visit Colditz Castle - the famous Second World War Prisoner of War camp for serial would-be escapees including the legless fighter pilot Douglas Bader. This tour contains some fascinating insights to Germany, its vibrant and remarkable cities; striking countryside; and its past, present and future.

This tour can operate in reverse staying first in Dresden for two nights followed by two nights in Berlin.You will experience the same tours and visits.

Holiday Highlights

  • Tour of Berlin, home to Norman Foster’s Reichstag, ‘Check Point Charlie’, the DDR (former East Germany) Museum, and some of the world’s finest archaeological and fine art museums
  • Walking tour of Dresden, ‘Florence of the Elbe’, home to one of the world’s greatest art collections, formerly capital of the Kings of Saxony
  • Visit Meissen and take a guided tour of the world-famous porcelain studio
  • Guided tour of Colditz Castle of Second World War prisoner of war fame – with entrance fees included
  • Four nights in conveniently located accommodation rated four-star superior, including all local taxes, with breakfast
  • Return travel from a selection of regional airports and transfers to and from your hotel included
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager
  • Departures from April to October 2019

What's Included

  • The price of this holiday is per person based on one person in a double/twin room for sole occupancy. The price includes return flights, four nights’ accommodation in four star superior hotels with breakfast, all touring as mentioned, all local accommodation taxes, transfers to and from the hotels and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.
  • Included excursions are a guided tour of Berlin, a walking tour of Dresden, entrance to and a guided tour of Colditz Castle and museum, entrance to and a guided tour of Meissen porcelain factory.
  • Please note that some dates will operate in reverse to the itinerary as published on this website. These dates will stay first in Dresden for two nights followed by two nights in Berlin. You will experience the same tours and visits.

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