Germany – The Great Escape


Holiday Details

Hotel Penta Chemnitz | 11/06/2016 | 7 days

Iconic monuments, beautiful destinations, rejuvenated cities and fascinating history combine on our wonderful tour of cultural Germany. With fabulous views over the old city, the Hotel Penta in Chemnitz is the perfect place from which to explore the mountain scenery, castles and cobble street market towns of Saxony including its capital, Dresden. Few other cities have undergone such a radical transformation as Dresden and our guided city tour gives you a unique insight into both the traditional and modern. Inspiring a string of books and films, Colditz Castle is a place of ingenious escape plans and Allied heroism. Learn about the fascinating history of the escape routes and the stories of the 30 men who managed to flee. Leipzig is synonymous with the lives of Bach and Wagner, where you can visit Europe’s oldest coffee-shop, or stroll through the arcades and courtyards of the city’s old town.


Hotel Penta Chemnitz Situated on the Schlossberg hill with an excellent view overlooking Chemnitz’s historic quarter, this modern hotel offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning, a writing desk and all modern amenities, including satellite television, free WIFI and a free film channel.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Health club


Dresden Explore this magnificent city, with the help of an experienced guide who will be able to show you all the sights. Known as the ‘Florence of the Elbe, Dresden is home to some mesmerising attractions and landmarks, such as Pillnitz Castle, Dresden Castle and Zwinger Palace. Leipzig & Colditz Castle Built high on a crag above the sleepy town is the castle, a Renaissance fortress that has served as a hunting lodge and a hospital in its long history. However, it is most famous for being the site of the infamous ‘bad boys’ camp, a maximum security prisoner of war facility during the Second World War. A constant battle of wits between the Allied officers imprisoned there and the German guards resulted in more than 300 daring escape attempts; incredibly, just thirty prisoners were successful. Our guided tour takes you to the castle’s museum, which includes a variety of escape devices. Leipzig is one of Germany’s most historic cities and you’ll have time to admire the outstanding architecture and to browse its wonderful antique shops.


Day 1: After joining the coach at your designated pickups and all passengers have boarded the coach, you will then make your way to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais. The coach will then make its way to your first overnight hotel. Day 2: Hot/cold buffet breakfast will be provided before setting off to your destination - Hotel Penta, Chemnitz. On your first evening and for the following 3 evenings at the hotel a set menu dinner will be served for all guests. - 3 course buffet menu with 3 choices per course, including veg option made at dinner - Jugs of water on all dinner tables - Tea and coffee available from self service station after dinner Day 3 - 6: - Cold buffet breakfast will be provided daily Between day 3 - 5 your excursions will take place where there will be plenty of photo opportunities whilst surrounding your selves with the beautiful and perfect settings Germany has to offer. - 5 Hour step on tour of Dresden - Colditz castle and museum (Prisoner of Colditz War history tour War camp) / Colditz Day 6: Cold buffet breakfast will be available for all guests before leaving Hotel Penta, Chemnitz and heading back towards Calais via one overnight hotel. Day 7: Ferry crossing Calais to Dover.


  • Half board*
  • Free WIFI*
  • Free film channel*
  • Tea & coffee after dinner*
  • Guided tour of Dresden
  • Tour of Colditz Castle & Museum
  • Guided tour of Leipzig
* - Inclusions apply only to Hotel Penta, Chemnitz

Important Notes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Itinerary available on request OUR PRICES Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing; a selected number of singles available with no supplement. For the latest prices and offers visit us in store, online or call our travel experts. Free bar and drinks specials available on selected dates, subject to availability. Please ask for details.


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