About the tour: Little Trains of Saxony & Dresden Christmas Markets

On this unique Christmas Markets coach holiday, enjoy a taste of the German region of Saxony, as we journey to Dresden, where you can indulge in some festive shopping and join a guided tour exploring the history of this spectacular city that was rebuilt after WW2. And why not join our optional excursion to the festive markets of Leipzig, one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets, dating back to the 1500s! On this festive short break, you will also delight in journeys on two of Germany’s most spectacular railways, The Wesseritztalbahn, visiting Dippoldiswalde and the Lossnitzgrundbahn to Moritzburg to see its beautiful Baroque place, adding to the magic of this Christmas holiday!

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals

Departure Dates

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  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Today we head across Germany to Dresden and our hotel for four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    This morning, we include a guided tour of Dresden. Learn more about this fascinating 800 year-old city, which literally rose again from the ashes to be lovingly restored after the Second World War.

    During the tour, you will see sights such as the famous silhouette of the Church of Our Lady, the Zwinger and the Old Town.

    Afterwards, visit the Christmas market: the lights, the scent of mulled wine and Christmas music spreads throughout the city. The Dresden Striezelmarkt, one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets, is waiting for you!

    In the afternoon, we will travel south to Freital-Hainsberg where you will board the Weisseritztalbahn, a little train which will take you to the Dippoldiswalde, climbing 348m in the process. Slowly but surely, the steam engine makes the journey, as you can enjoy the pleasant landscape.

    Tonight, dinner will be served in a traditional restaurant in Dresden.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Dresden & Guided Tour
    • Ride on the Weisseritztalbahn single ticket

    In the late morning we will ride the Lössnitzgrundbahn, an old steam train dating back to 1884. Departing from Radebeul East, we will make our way to Moritzburg where we will visit the Baroque Palace. The impressive park, with numerous sculptures, is complemented by the rich interior of the palace. Learn more about the history of this beautiful building via audio guides.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Ride on the Lössnitzgrundbahn
    • Moritzburg Palace entrance inc. audio guide

    Join our optional excursion to Leipzig to explore the Christmas markets. Dating back to the 15th century, Leipzig Christmas Market is not only one of the oldest but also one of the largest of Germany's Christmas markets. Enjoy the array of festive and culinary delights. B,D

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Leipzig Christmas Market
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home. B


    Little Trains of Saxony & Dresden Christmas Markets

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 385674

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Achat Premium Dresden Hotel. The hotel is situated within a short drive of the historic heart of the city. 


    Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

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    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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