Saxony and Prague by Train
Posted: Nov. 7th, 2008 | By JustLuxe Team
Luxury Tours: Dazzling countryside, architecture, sights, smells and experiences await you in Saxony
and Prague. One of the most beautiful cities on earth, Prague's history goes back over
1,100 years, and the largest castle in the world calls this city home. Many fascinating
structures fill Prague; places like Triton restaurant, which is housed in a stalactite cave.
Here you can dine on traditional Czech cuisine like roast duck with red wine cabbage and
potato dumplings. Built in 1844, Prague National Theater is an exquisite building, and a
perfect place to enjoy an evening at the opera. In Saxony, situated in a palace built in
1744, restaurant Coselpalais offers delicious German specialties. Widely showcasing
Saxony's baroque treasures, you will want to squeeze in a visit to the Zwinger museum.
To loosen up in the evenings both Prague and Saxony offer divine nightlife, sip cocktails
and dance to your hearts content at ultra modern venues like Dance Factory or Superfly.
Touring these two amazing cities by train is the ultimate way to experience the best of
both Saxony and Prague.
Begin your train tour by relaxing in First Class Eurostar seats and indulging in a
champagne lunch as you journey to your first stop: Cologne. Here you will check in to
the 4 Points Hotel, spend the rest of your day perusing avant-garde art in the Museum of
Cologne, and visiting the Kölner Dom. Building of this amazing cathedral began in 1248,
however was not completed until 1880. With so much time and care put into constructing
this breathtaking sanctuary, it's no wonder it made the Unesco World Heritage List.
Tonight, Fame nightclub is the place to be for dancing.
Traveling in luxury, you are whisked off by high-speed train to Prague. After checking in
to the Marriott hotel, Prague Castle is your next destination. Czech kings and Holy
Roman emperors have held office in this Château, and the building currently houses the
Royal Jewels, among other treasures. Bily Konicek Restaurant is the perfect place to find
lunch. Situated underneath one of the oldest houses in Old town, Bily Konicek is located
in the 12th century medieval cellars. With a fine selection of both Czech and other
western European cuisine, you will be sure to find something delicious.
Days 3 & 4
Following a guided tour of Prague, board a boat for a relaxing lunch on the Vlata River.
Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the Museum of A. Dvorák. This museum is
located in the baroque pleasure house built at the beginning of the 18th century by
architect Kilian Ignac Dienzenhofer and contains many of the composer's original
manuscripts, and sheet music. This evening dine at Bellevue and indulge in the
degustation menu for dinner.
In all of Europe the best-preserved complex of Jewish historical monuments lies in
Prague, and that is where you are off to today. Known as the Jewish Quarter, this area,
dating back to the 13th century, boasts six synagogues, and an Old Jewish Cemetery. For
dinner this evening, spoil yourself at the fabulous Frambee. This cozy and superb
restaurant offers tantalizing duck, lobster and much more. Ambiance here is unparalleled
as the establishment dates back to the 11th century, and the wine cellar the 8th! To
complete your night, head over to Lavka Bar & Club where you can drink, dance and
take in the breathtaking view of Prague Castle.
Your day will begin with a visit to the Karlstejn castle. Originally built in 1348, the
Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV entrusted the walls to safeguard royal
treasures. Tours of the castle include many of the interior rooms, complete with
furnishing from the 14th to 19th centuries. After your tour of the castle, and with your
luggage safely traveling ahead of you, you will board a train headed for Dresden, where
you will check into the beautiful Bellevue Hotel. After dinner don your evening attire and
join the ultra chic crowd at Aqua Lounge for cocktails and conversation.
You awake this morning with a new city to explore. After breakfast, enjoy a cruise on the
Elbe River, and arrive at the picturesque Pillintz Palace & Garden. With its East Asian
styling, it is the largest castle of its kind in all of Europe. Visiting the Meissen porcelain
factory will also be on the agenda, and for a bite to eat stop in at Alta Meister for
delectable dishes such as chicken roulade with rutabaga and spinach gnocchi. Enjoy a
ride in a nostalgic steam train through the idyllic Saxony countryside to arrive at
historical hunting lodge, Moritzburg Palace. Dress to the nines and celebrate your time in
Dresden this evening at the ultra stylish M5.
Express train will pick you up in Dresden and speedily transport you back to Cologne.
Cruise the River Rhine and enjoy a candlelit dinner as your tour comes to an end. After,
raise a toast to your Saxony and Prague experience as you ride by train one last time
enjoying a final meal and sipping champagne as you head back to London.
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