Included excursions and visits
- Dresden: guided city tour on foot
- Dresden: private tour of the Semper Opera House
- Dresden: Guided tour of the Royal Palace
- Dresden: Historic Green Vault Entrance
- Dresden: excursion to Meissen Porcelain
- Dresden: guided tour of Meissen Castle (Albrechtsburg) & Cathedral
- Leipzig: visit of Mendelssohn House Museum
- Leipzig: visit of Schumann House Museum
- Leipzig: visit of Bach Museum
- Halle: visit of the Handel House Museum
Included recitals & concerts
- Dresden: organ recital in the Frauenkirche
- Dresden: performance of the Dresden Residence Orchestra
- Dresden: Meissen Porcelain Organ recital
- Leipzig: Mendelssohn House Quartet recital
- Leipzig: Bach Museum Cembalo recital
- Leipzig: private quartet chamber music in the hotel
- Halle: Handel Home Museum organ recital
None! All excursions and extra listed above and below are included.
- Hotel porterage
- Personal audio guiding system
- All hotel, restaurant, guide and driver gratuities
- Services of knowledgeable Local Guides
- Optional worship with our travelling Tour Leader
Included meals & drinks
Meals: all breakfasts and all evening meals are included. Breakfasts will be an extensive buffet in your hotel. Five evening meals will be in the hotels with two, one in each city, being in atmospheric local restaurants for that extra experience. During your Dresden city tour we include coffee and cake during a pause.
Drinks: welcome and farewell drinks as well as a beer, wine or soft drink and tea or coffee with all evening meals are included.
Our team in Germany
All excursions and city tours will also be escorted by a knowledgeable local guide who will also offer local advice, hints and tips for you to get maximum enjoyment of your time with us. Also, our dedicated McCabe Faith leader is there solely for our guests and will arrange optional worship. They will escort all excursions and be available for any queries.
The flight is direct to Berlin with British Airways. Regional flights to Heathrow from some UK airports and flight seat upgrades, for that extra comfort and ease through the airport, can be arranged at a supplement. An overnight stop at Heathrow may be required which we can assist you with. Please enquire at time of booking.
Outbound departs: 11:10 arrives: 14:05
Inbound departs: 14:50 arrives: 15:50
Length of flight to Berlin: 2 hours
Flight times are subject to change and confirmed with your final paperwork
DRESDEN: BILDERBERG BELLEVUE HOTEL (4*)
The Bilderberg Bellevue Hotel is an impressive 19th-century classical-style building on the banks of the Elbe, with modern wings for comfortable accommodation, all just a short stroll from the most important sights, museums, and shops, including Frauenkirche, Zwinger and Semper Opera. It is the only hotel in Dresden that enchants its guests with the world-famous "Canaletto view" of the Dresden Old Town on the other side of the Elbe River.
Hotel facilities: the hotel offers a fitness and wellness area including an indoor swimming pool, well equipped gym and sauna. There is a café inside the hotel. Meals are often taken in the panoramic restaurant overlooking the river. WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Your hotel room: all classic rooms are comfortably furnished with views of the Neustädter Markt Square, and its statue of August the Strong, and have a TV, telephone, safe, mini bar and come with a bathrobe and slippers.
Hotel bathrooms: all bathrooms have a shower over bath tub and are equipped with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Ample towels are provided for bathroom and pool use.
LEIPZIG: SEASIDE PARK HOTEL (4*)
A beautiful Art-Nouveau building in the heart of Leipzig just a short stroll to the main square, museums and many attractions.
Hotel facilities: American specialities and high-quality steaks are served in the elegant Steaktrain restaurant. The Nikolai Bistro opens daily at 10.00 and offers snacks, cocktails and homebaked cakes in a beautiful Art Deco atmosphere. It also looks out in Nikolaistaße and Willy-Brandt-Platz, the square in front of Leipzig Main Station. There is a small sauna, jacuzzi and spa for guests use.
Your hotel room: decorated in the Art-Nouveau style all come with air-conditioning/heating and are equipped with flat screen TV, safe, fridge, a complimentary bottle of water on arrival and complimentary Wifi.
Hotel bathrooms: shower or bath with hairdryer and complimentary soap, shampoo and shower gel.
Please note that some rooms have open plan bathrooms with no door or wall between bathroom and bedroom. Requests can be taken but cannot be guaranteed prior to arrival.
British Citizen and EU Citizen Passport holders can currently enter Germany freely with no restrictions or other documentation required. Stays within the EU can be up to 90 days (can be spread over multiple visits) within any 180-day period.
Please note your passport must be valid for six months after your return from Germany.
Full details of entry requirements and any required vaccinations will be detailed in your final paperwork 14 days before departure.
For the latest and most up to date travel advice including entry requirements please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office travel advice website.
Health & wellbeing
For travel within the EU you should ensure that you have the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is free of charge. You can apply for the GHIC card by calling 0191 218 1999 or applying on line at…
The level of cover offered by the GHIC card varies by country visited and is only applicable in state-run health facilities. In some countries coverage may just be a partial contribution.
Adequate insurance cover will be required for all hospital emergencies and doctors’ visits.
In June the daily minimum to maximum temperature range is 12 - 24 degrees and in September 11-22 degrees. Rainfall in September is low but in June late afternoon and evening thunderstorms can occur. Weather reliability is similar to the southern UK so always be prepared.
Casual clothing is recommended in the day-time with evenings being smart/casual. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings and some concert recitals . As this tour requires a certain amount of gentle walking and guided tours, we suggest you take a pair of lined shoes. It is advisable to bring a couple of warmer items for the evenings and some air conditioned buildings may require a warmer item to be worn.
There is a certain amount of walking (and stairs) involved on a daily basis on this holiday so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Local Guides will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up, then please make sure you tell your Local Guide and Group Leader who can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage.
Some streets in towns and villages that you will visit will be cobbled. We suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with good grips or trainers. For your guided walking tours you must be prepared to be on your feet for up to 90 minutes without the need to sit down and walk two to three flights of stairs unaided.
The McCabe Educational Trust
The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on some of our pilgrimages. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
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Full financial security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
McCabe Pilgrimages is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McCabe abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter.
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