Berlin & Dresden - Solo Tour

Overview

This tour for solo travellers takes in 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.

What's Included:

  • Based on one person in a double/twin room for sole occupancy
  • Return flights
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in four star superior hotels with breakfast
  • All local accommodation taxes
  • Transfers to and from the hotels
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Included excursions:

  • 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.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Berlin

You will be met at your departure airport by our representative before flying to Berlin. On arrival we will transfer to our excellently located hotel, the four-star superior Berlin Maritim, where the group can enjoy a relaxing welcome dinner and a chance to break the ice, expertly aided by your tour manager, experienced in delivering the very best tours for solo travellers.

Day 2: Berlin

This morning our tour manager will take us on a fascinating tour of Germany’s capital city, Berlin, originally two 14th century towns. Get up close to the iconic Brandenburg Gate, marvel at the majestic Reichstag building, and take in the remaining sections of the infamous Berlin Wall, which has now become a work of art in its own right. This afternoon is free for you to explore further with your travelling companions, or strike out on your own. As always, your tour manager will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.

Day 3: Colditz & Meissen

After breakfast in our hotel we will head south through the rolling Saxony countryside to the mighty Colditz Castle, guarding the town atop a river cliff. We enjoy a fascinating guided tour, where we’re regaled with stories of the notorious escape attempts by Allied soldiers during WWII. There will be time to peruse the modest museum and take in the magnificent views of this now-peaceful town and surroundings. The afternoon sees a change of pace as we head to nearby Meissen, famous for its exquisite porcelain, where we learn all about the delicate and intricate art of fine china on a guided tour. We then continue to Dresden where we check into our splendid four-star superior hotel, the Maritim Hotel or the Hotel Steigenberger, both ideally positioned to enjoy some of Dresden’s excellent nearby restaurants.

Day 4: Dresden

This morning we enjoy an enlightening guided tour of Dresden, an incredibly beautiful city with a rich history dating back to the 12th century. It’s hard to believe that the city was almost completely devastated by the allied bombings of 1945 as you stroll past splendid Renaissance and Baroque buildings, many of which were destroyed, and then painstakingly restored. In the afternoon, you have the option to explore the city by yourself, or your tour manager can arrange a relaxing boat journey along the river Elbe in the company of like-minded travellers.

Day 5: Return Flight

Enjoy breakfast this morning before heading back to Berlin airport for our return flight after a memorable break.

Hand Picked By

Margaret Moulton

A destination I have visted many times since childhood, I am always impressed with the efficiency of the pubic transport, their love of sausages and, of course, the many many varieties of beer - my favourite is Weissen Beer, which you can now get in Lidl! Top tip: for a cosy after dinner drink, try the Rum Trader, Berlin - old, characterful & quirky. Don’t miss: love classic cars? Try Stuttgart & the Mercedes Benz museum.

Margaret Moulton

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates in September 2020
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration: 4 nights
  • Departure Airport: Bristol
  • Guide Price: From £739pp
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