This exciting vacation starts and ends in Berlin, the lively capital of Germany. In between, enjoy a 5-night stay in the capital of Saxony—Dresden. Included city sightseeing here introduces you to this fine city that is reborn since reunification. Visit the rebuilt Frauenkirche, and Rococo-style Zwinger Palace. Dresden will be your base for interesting day trips, including a visit to the Meissen Porcelain Workshop to see how the city’s world-famous pottery is made; to Erfurt to explore the city where Goethe, Luther, Schiller, and Bach spent time; and to Weimar, authentic birthplace of the Bauhaus architectural movement in the 1920s. In Colditz, visit the renaissance castle to learn about its surprising history as a WWII POW camp. Also visit the world’s first Protestant Church in Torgau, and consider ordering your next car as you walk around the Porsche Factory in Leipzig. Finally, on the way back to Berlin, stop in Potsdam to stroll around Sanssouci Palace & Gardens, former summer residence of Fredrick the Great.

City Highlights

Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: Visits to Meissen, Weimar, Erfurt, Leipzig, Potsdam

Hotels

BERLIN Abba (F) or Holiday Inn Express City Centre (ST)DRESDEN NH Neustadt (F)BERLIN Holiday Inn Express City Centre (ST)

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

Transportation

Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

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