Press release

Saga creates Bohemian rhapsody of culture, castles and crown jewels

Monday 10 February 2014

Make every minute count on a bespoke Berlin to Prague tour which includes six excursions, from a steam train journey through forest scenery to Dresden, and visits to Colditz and the Elbe Valley

Marvel at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate once used as a spectacular backdrop for military parades by the Prussian Empire and Nazi Germany. The Berlin Wall later stranded the neoclassical triumphal arch in no-man's land and the structure became a symbol of the deep division of Germany.

Leave the city and travel through sweeping forests on a steam train to Dresden and visit Moritzburg Castle, a well-preserved 16th century hunting lodge.

Tour Colditz Castle, the notorious World War II high-security prison camp for Allied officers who had repeatedly escaped other prisoner-of-war camps.

Get back to nature and view the mighty sandstone mountains of Elbe, nestled between the borders of Saxony and the Czech Republic's North Bohemian region. From Bastei Bridge enjoy the panorama over this stunning region which has been declared a National Park.

The last destination is elegant Prague. The Guinness Book of World Records recognises Prague Castle as the largest ancient castle in the world and dating from the 9th century it is home to the Bohemian Crown Jewels. Today the building depicts nearly every architectural style of the last millennium.

Berlin, Bohemia and the Florence of the Elbe: Departs London Heathrow from April to October.
8 nights from £899, includes return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, all breakfasts, three dinners, six excursions, porterage, tour manager, travel insurance and cancellation cover.

Extend the trip by two nights in Prague from £987.

For details call free on 0800 414 8986 or visit

Brandenburg gate at sunset, Berlin