East Germany – Leipzig, Dresden, and Colditz

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 • St Thomas’s and Nicholas Churches • Colditz Castle • Dresden

Day 1

Channel crossing and overnight in Belgium.

Day 2

Into Germany and on to Leipzig for dinner.

Day 3

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 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

A full day in Leipzig, city of culture. See St Thomas’s Church, the Old Town Hall, the magnificent railway station and St Nicholas Church, centre for the peaceful revolt that led to the fall of communism.

Day 6

Depart Leipzig. Dinner and overnight in Belgium.

Day 7

Channel crossing and home.

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Leipzig Marriott Hotel, Leipzig

The Leipzig Marriott is a luxury 4 star hotel with an excellent location in the centre of Leipzig near the Thomaskirche and close to the main sights and best shopping. Guest bedrooms are air-conditioned and the hotel’s facilities include several restaurants, a bar and an indoor swimming pool. It is possible for coaches to drop off and collect from the hotel and coach parking is possible nearby.

  • 4 star • Lift • Nearby coach parking
  • Indoor swimming pool • Leisure area
  • Buffet breakfast and buffet dinner
  • 7 day tour including:
  • Return short Channel ferry crossings
  • 1 night half board on the outbound journey
  • 4 nights half board in Leipzig
  • 1 night half board on the inbound journey
  • Plus EGT Added Value
  • Entrance and guided visit to Colditz Castle

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