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Best Of Saxony (Self Drive)
5 Days

ITINERARY

5 Days: Berlin, Dresden, Meissen, Weimar, Eisenach, Erfurt, Leipzig

Tour Overview:
Explore Saxony at your pace with this self drive tour. Start in Dresden, nicknamed the Florence on the Elbe; explore “Saxon Switzerland” with its beautiful scenery; visit Meissen and its world renowned pottery factory; visit the impressive castle of Wartburg and end in Berlin.

Day 1 – Berlin – Dresden

In the morning travel to Dresden. Dresden is one of the most charming cities in Central Eu-rope, nicknamed “Florence on the Elbe”. Visit the recently re-stored Frauenkirche church, the famous Dresden Opera House, the Imperial Zwinger palace and stroll along the Elbe River.


Day 2 – Dresden – “Saxon Switzerland” – Dresden

“Saxon Switzerland”, located southeast of Dresden, features exotic sandstone formations that dot the landscape. Sail by steam-boat on the Elbe River to the Pill-nitz Palace. Distinctly different from other German palaces and castles, this palace was built in a Chinese style. Continue by car to the “Bastion”, the symbol of Saxon Switzerland. The lookout on top of this 305 meter high rock offers an impressive view of the Saxon Swiss landscape, the Elbe River and the Bastion Bridge. This sandstone bridge, constructed in 1851, crosses a 40 meter deep gorge. Return to Dresden in the afternoon.


Day 3 – Dresden – Meissen – Weimar

In the morning depart for Wei-mar. Along the way we visit Moritzburg Castle. Nestled in a romantic landscape of lakes and forests, this baroque castle ser-ved as the movie set for “Three Wishes for Cinderella”. Then continue to Meissen, the first town in Europe to manufacture porcelain . Visit the city’s histo-ric center and tour its main at-traction: the Meissen porcelain factory. Next we travel to Wei-mar, the home town of famous historic figures such as Goethe, Schiller, Bach and Liszt.


Day 4 – Weimar – Eisenach – Erfurt – Weimar

Today we travel to Eisenach and explore the impressive castle of Wartburg, where Luther trans-lated the New Testament into German. Then continue to Erfurt, also known as “Thuringian Rome“ because of its architec-tural beauty. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the Au-gustine monastery and the Mer-chants´ Bridge (Krämerbrücke). Return to Weimar.


Day 5 – Weimar – Leipzig – Berlin

Travel to Berlin. On the way to Berlin we visit Leipzig and enjoy a sightseeing tour. For several centuries Leipzig was the econo-mic and spiritual center of Euro-pe. Continue to Berlin.


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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions :

  • Self-drive: Accommodation in the hotel category of choice
  • Daily buffet breakfast & City Tax
  • Economy-category rental car
  • Unlimited mileages, A/C
  • Mandatory insurances (please ask for details)
  • Self Drive Without Guide

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses, gasoline, parking fees, speeding fines, winter tyres, GPS, map etc.

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