There’s nothing quite as thrilling as watching something come back to life, and in Berlin and Dresden you’ll experience this profound transformation firsthand as you explore two cities, once lost in suspended animation, now thriving.
Since the fall of the Berlin wall, the city has become one of the world’s hippest destinations with cutting-edge architecture, varied nightlife, and avant-garde fashion. Dresden’s baroque splendor and striking silhouette, with its delicate spires and soaring towers, are even more beautiful when you realize the city was destroyed overnight in 1945 in an Allied air raid. Along with these two success stories, you’ll tour the fairytale kingdom of Prague and explore its meandering cobblestone streets and squares that frame a bustling cosmopolitan city centre. Unwind from the day’s history lessons in luxury accommodations that offer the finest services and attention to detail.
Dive into Berlin’s turbulent past on a walking tour with your private guide and visit the Berlin Wall, the site of Hitler’s Bunker, Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Synagogue and other landmarks that paint a painful history. Switch gears and enjoy a journey through the beauty of the city as you explore the captivating architecture of Potsdam, the marvelous gardens of Sanssouci, and the famed Roman baths. Arrive in stunning Dresden and tour the Semper Opera, the Elbe-castles, and “Blue Wonder” bridge, one of the most beloved landmarks in Dresden. In Prague, wander the beautiful south Bohemian countryside with its picturesque villages and many ponds, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cesky Krumlov. As you take in magical views of Prague Castle from Charles Bridge, you’ll come back to life as well.
Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
Enjoy an airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome (5*) is located on Bebelplatz, off Unter den Linden. It is a conversion of an existing building constructed in 1889, which housed the head office of Dresdner Bank until 1945. Hotel has interesting tales to tell and not only from within its own walls. The name itself goes back over more than two centuries and is part of Berlin's history. This is one of the few luxury hotels in Berlin located in an original building making use of its full architectural splendour and thereby offering guests an authentic Berlin experience. Hotel has 146 large bedrooms, including 37 suites, most of the rooms have high ceilings and classical proportions. All bathrooms have separate walk-in showers and mosaic marble detailing above double ended baths. During the summer months the roof top terrace offers a breathtaking view over the city.
Stretch your legs today on an inside walking tour of Berlin which includes an English-speaking guide. Dig deep into Berlin's turbulent history. From the Prussian kings to the center of Hitlers 3rd Reich and its Cold War aftermath. You will see the Berlin Wall and the former Death Strip, the site of Hitler's Bunker and the new bunker Excavations, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag with its glass dome, Victory Column, Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz with Sony Centre, the twin cathedrals on Gendarmenplatz, Museum Island, Palast der Republik, TV-Tower, Berliner Dom, Unter den Linden, Jewish Synagogue and many more. Entrance fees are not included and need to be paid on the spot.
Enjoy a relaxing and harmonious journey through cultural, art- and architectural time during your sightseeing tour through Potsdam and see among other sights the historic sections of the city, the Russian Colony “Alexandrowka” and the Dutch Quarter (Holländisches Viertel). Enjoy a walk through marvellous gardens of Sanssouci and see the famous sights like Sanssouci Palace, New Palace, Palace New Chambers, Historic Windmill, Charlottenhof Palace, the Roman Baths, the Orangery Palace and more from the outside. (Inside visit into the palaces is not included, and cannot be pre-booked for the shared tour; availability will be advised by the guides during the drive to the palaces). Take the opportunity to visit one of the Palaces in Sanssouci gardens or relax in one of the local restaurants. (Their service personnel will be at your disposal for advice and support.) After the break of approx. 2 hours enjoy the return drive to Berlin in their comfortable coach. The tour is guided via ear-phones. Choose your language at every seat. Entrance, lunch not included. Visits possible during the break of 2 hours.
Avail of a private train station transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Enjoy a train ride from Berlin to Dresden.
Enjoy a train station transfer with a private vehicle and driver in Dresden.
Enjoy a private walking tour through Dresden with the baroque Zwinger, Semper Opera, the bright and clear Church of our Lady (with visit!) but also with the legendary art nouveau villas, the Elbe-castles, the "Blue Wonder" - bridge and the "most beautiful dairy in the world". No entrance fees are included.
The Westin Bellevue Dresden (4*), located in the heart of the city in the Bellevuegarten on the banks of the Elbe River, offers a fascinating view of the famous Old Town skyline with the Semperoper opera house and the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). World-famous sights such as the Zwinger, the Fürstenzug (a fantastic frieze depicting a procession of many former Saxon rulers) and the Green Vault are just a cosy walk from the hotel. Selected co-ordinated materials and warm wood tones lend the 340 rooms and suites a stylish charm. All rooms feature WLAN. Dining at this hotel is an experience to savour. The Elbsegler beer garden right on the banks of the Elbe presents itself with solar sail, wooden deck and railing. The Pöppelmann coffee bar in the baroque inner courtyard combines the atmospheres of a coffee house and a bar, offering coffee, cocktails and light snacks until late at night. Indulge in the sensations of wellbeing in the wellness area with sauna, solarium and fitness room.
Optional we can arrange a half day trip to Moritzburg, the impressive baroque hunting lodge, historically furnished - this is one of the most wonderful castles situated in a lake, with hand painted leather wall decoration, precious Meissen porcelain objects and fantastic hunting trophies.
Enjoy your 2.5 hour direct train ride today from Dresden to Prague.
A transfer between the train station and your hotel or city with a private vehicle and driver is provided. For your added comfort, your English speaking assistant will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.
Explore the 1,100 year old city centre of the Czech capital on a private walking tour. Starting at the Powder Tower you will stroll along the Royal Route to the Old Town Square, while you learn from your tour guide about Prague’s history and culture. The tour will continue along Karlova Street to Charles Bridge crossing the Vltava River. From here you will have a fantastic view of the magical Prague Castle.
Kings Court Hotel (5*), located in the heart of Prague, is a business-friendly hotel and just steps from Republic Square, Municipal House Hall, and Palladium Shopping Centre. The property offers 133 guestrooms, unique conference facilities and a magnificent ballroom, modern dining opportunities and a revitalizing hotel Spa Zen Asian Wellness. Enjoy royal and business and leisure treatment in the most inviting district in Prague downtown at one of the leading five-star hotels in the Czech Republic.
On this full day shared excursion you will have a chance to admire the beautiful south Bohemian countryside, with its picturesque villages and many ponds. Cesky Krumlov is a city on the UNESCO heritage list. The unique urban complex, comprising three hundred historic houses and the National Castle and Chateau, the second largest after Prague Castle, draws many visitors every year and is rightly called the "Renaissance Pearl". The tour takes around 11 hours.
A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Depart from Prague airport - end of itinerary.
February 19, 2014
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