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Berlin, Dresden, Meissen and Colditz for solo travellers

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£1,329*per person


5 Days - Tours for Solo Travellers

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. The outpouring of joy and energy that accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall now staggeringly over twenty years ago, has rekindled Berlin’s legendary vibrancy and the city throbs with new life whilst doffing its cap respectfully to the lessons of the past. Here, iconic locations abound from the spy stories of checkpoint Charlie to the magnificent avenue of Unter den Linden with its thriving cafés and magnificent museums, the great monuments of the Brandenburg Gate and the instantly recognisable Reichstag – symbol of the new Germany. Dresden is perhaps more sedate yet equally revelling in its renewed splendour, architecture, opera and museums - a cultural jewel reborn as a beacon for hope and peace. Before the last war it was Germany’s most beautiful city due to its amazing art treasures and imposing baroque buildings. After huge bomb damage, it has now been almost completely restored after one of the world’s most extensive such projects ever undertaken. Spanning over 60 years, the results are magnificent. But our tour is much more than two cultural cities. We experience the traditional Germany of small towns and picturesque villages too, rolling countryside plus reminders of the former East Germany - even the occasional ‘Trabant’ – and, as you would probably expect, these distinctive cars are rapidly becoming collector’s items! Another face of Germany is medieval Meissen where the most stunningly beautiful porcelain is crafted by highly skilled artisans in the only factory in Europe where the processes are still completed entirely by hand. Finally, and in complete contrast, we visit Colditz Castle - the famous Second World War Prisoner of War camp for serial would-be escapees including the legless fighter pilot Douglas Bader. This tour contains some fascinating insights to Germany, its vibrant and remarkable cities; striking countryside; and its past, present and future. This tour can operate in reverse staying first in Dresden for two nights followed by two nights in Berlin. You will experience the same tours and visits.


  • 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 Maritim Pro Arte, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. The afternoon sees a change of pace as we head to 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, ideally positioned to enjoy some of Dresden’s excellent nearby restaurants.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy breakfast this morning before heading back to Berlin airport for our return flight after a memorable break.

What's Included

Holiday Highlights

  • Tour of Berlin, home to Norman Foster’s Reichstag, ‘Check Point Charlie’, the DDR (former East Germany) Museum, and some of the world’s finest archaeological and fine art museums
  • Walking tour of Dresden, ‘Florence of the Elbe’, home to one of the world’s greatest art collections, formerly capital of the Kings of Saxony
  • Visit Meissen and take a guided tour of the world-famous porcelain studio
  • Visit Colditz Castle
  • Four nights in four-star superior accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, with daily breakfast
  • Hotel porterage

Our Price Includes

  • The price of this holiday is per person based on one person in a double/twin room for sole occupancy. The price includes:
  • Return flights
  • Four nights accommodation in four-star superior hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • All touring as mentioned
  • All local accommodation taxes
  • Transfers to and from the hotels
  • Hotel porterage
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager
  • 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.
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4* Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz -


Situated in the centre of the city, the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz is the highest hotel in Berlin offering unique views over the capital from the rooftop terrace. The 4* hotel is home to a restaurant, bar and lounge as well as a spa and fitness centre and all rooms have free Wi-Fi, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

4* superior Maritim Dresden - Dresden -

The Maritim Dresden is four-star superior rated, situated on the banks of the Elbe, housed in a building that is a protected monument. The hotel has a restaurant piano bar, and a wellness centre with a pool (a charge may apply to some of the facilities) . All rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite TV with pay TV channels, mini bar, telephone, safe and hairdryer. Excellent restaurant, comfortable bar with live music, wellness centre, indoor pool and sauna.

4* superior Maritim ProArte - Berlin -

The Maritim Pro Arte Berlin is a four-star superior rated located in the centre of Berlin. The modern architecture which is of a high quality creates a unique design of hotel. The hotel has a number of restaurants, bar, a spa area with a pool, sauna and steam room (a charge may apply for the use of some of the spa facilities). The rooms are fully air-conditioned and are equipped with satellite TV with pay TV channels, mini bar, telephone, lap top sized safe and hairdryer.

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