Famous and infamous locations from World War II
Friday 29 June £799
Single Supplement £200
INSURANCE £48.50 inc IPT
7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast. Channel crossings by Ferry.
Guided visits to the Mohne and Eder Dams and a cruise on both.
Visit to the Dambusters Museum.
Guided site visit at Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Guided walking tour of Dresden.
Guided tours of Pillnitz Palace & Gardens, Meissen Porcelain Factory, Colditz Castle & Museum.
Entry to Moritzburg Palatial Hunting Lodge plus wine tasting.
Day 1 Friday
Ferry to Calais, then we drive to one of the most scenic landscapes of central Germany and a popular local holiday destination. 2 nights at the Winterberg Resort Hotel with half board.D
Day 2 Saturday
Guided visits to the Mohne and Eder Dams with walking tours and a cruise on both, plus the brand new Dambusters Museum at the Edersee, recalling Barnes Wallace’s invention which caused such damage to the Nazi war machine.B, D
Day 3 Sunday
On the way through what was East Germany we have a guided site visit at Buchenwald Concentration Camp (near Erfurt). Established in 1937 and liberated by the Americans in 1945, it was one of the largest. Then to Dresden for 4 nights half board at the Radisson Blu Park Hotel.B, D
Days 4 -6 Mon - Wed
There is a formidable list of inclusions during our stay in Dresden. First a guided walking tour of the historic centre where the Old Town was completed in 1743, destroyed in WWII and subsequently rebuilt. Outstanding buildings are the Frauenkirche and the Versailles-inspired Zwinger Palace. We have guided tours of the Pillnitz Palace and Gardens, the Meissen Porcelain Factory, and Colditz Castle with its museum (which involves 2 hrs walking), the supposedly escape-proof POW camp. There is also entry to Moritzburg Palatial Hunting Lodge and a wine tasting nearby.B, D
Days 7 & 8 Thu & Fri
The return journey, which is via Belgium with dinner, bed and breakfast at a hotel in the Liege area.B, D
This intriguing tour through Germany is based on some of the famous locations and events of World War II, plus visits in and around Dresden, one of Europes most splendid cities. First we view the Mohne and Eder Dams which were miraculously destroyed by the legendary pilots of the RAF Dambusters squadron. Then Saxony and in particular Dresden on the River Elbe, Germanys Treasure House, with such wonders as the Frauenkirche and the Zwinger Palace. Also a day for Colditz Castle, looking in depth at its notorious role as a POW camp where officers devised many extraordinary escape attempts.
WINTERBERG RESORT HOTEL
105 well-equipped rooms in this Sauerland mountain resort hotel by Kahlen Asten, the highest point in the region. There is a large indoor swimming pool. Meals are buffet-style. The hotel has a lift.
RADISSON BLU PARK HOTEL
A very large (more than 500 rooms) 4 star hotel some 4 miles from the centre of Dresden, by the Lössnitz vineyards and the forests of Saxony. All rooms have all the usual facilities, including tea/coffee making and a minibar.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Ashingdon Golden Cross|| Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes) |
|Barking, North St|| North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church |
|Barkingside|| Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths |
|Basildon Trafford House|| Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station) |
|Billericay Sun Corner|| Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay |
|Brentwood|| Brentwood High St, by Argos |
|Canvey Island - Canute|| King Canute PH, Canvey Island |
|Canvey Island - Haystack|| Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack |
|Chalkwell Park|| Chalkwell Park Bus Stop |
|Chandos Garage Hockley|| Chandos Garage Hockley |
|Cricketers Westcliff|| Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea |
|Dagenham Wood Lane|| Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons |
|Eastwood - Kent Elms|| Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road |
|Eastwood - Rochford Cnr|| Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner |
|Eastwood Jones Corner|| Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner |
|Folkestone services XX|| Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20 |
|Grays Oak PH|| Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays |
|Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr|| Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh |
|Hadleigh Church|| Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby |
|Harold Wood|| Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station |
|Hockley Spa|| Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley |
|Hopes Green, S Benfleet|| High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G |
|Hornchurch|| North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station |
|Ilford|| Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop |
|Kents Hill Lights|| Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet |
|Kiln Road (Kenneth Road)|| Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley |
|Leigh on Sea - Elms|| Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea |
|Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr|| Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea |
|M25 Thurrock Services|| M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park |
|North Shoebury Road|| Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys) |
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
|Pitsea|| Granada Bingo, Pitsea |
|Rayleigh Websters Way|| Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes |
|Rochford Station Bus Stop|| Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way |
|Romford|| St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H' |
|Shenfield|| Shenfield Station |
|South Benfleet St Marys|| St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet |
|South Benfleet Tarpots|| Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet |
|Southchurch - Swintons|| Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road |
|Southchurch White Horse|| White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch |
|Southend Airport|| Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent |
|Southend Queensway|| Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend |
|Stanford le Hope Rookery|| Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G |
|TBA|| TBA |
|Thorpe Bay Station|| Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay |
|Upminster|| St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster |
|Vange Barge|| Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea |
|Wakering Crouchmans|| Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue |
|West Leigh Schools|| West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea |
|Westcliff on Sea Bell PH|| Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop |
|Westcliff on Sea Palace|| Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea |
|Wickford Halls Corner|| Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford |
|x Benfleet Hopes see hope|| xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up |
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