Dambusters, Dresden & Colditz 2018

Dambusters, Dresden & Colditz 2018

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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Days 7 & 8 Thu & Fri

The return journey, which is via Belgium with dinner, bed and breakfast at a hotel in the Liege area.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

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 Europe’s 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, Germany’s ‘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.




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.



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.

Name Address Contact Details
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
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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