Events MEMBER'S TRIP TO DRESDEN 17-22 September 2024

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17.09.2024, 09:00 A.M.

Please note: There is a considerable amount of walking during this tour which some may find challenging. It is important for both you and your fellow travellers that you assess your ability to participate in the trip in advance of booking.

IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY

DRESDEN

17-22 September 2024

ITINERARY

(subject to amendment)

Devised & led by Harriet Landseer

Tuesday 17 September

9.05 Flight to Dresden on Lufthansa via Frankfurt

14.50 Arrive Dresden Airport and transfer to the GEWANDHAUS HOTEL, located very near the Neumarkt

16.00 Orientation walk in the restored historic centre, to include the Schloss Joisting Yard, the Fürstenzug, the Court Catholic Church and the Frauenkirche

20.00 Dinner at the hotel

Wednesday 18 September

9.00 Leave (on foot) with local guide to visit the Grünes Gewölbe and the other museums in the now completely reconstructed Stadtschloss

12.00 Leave (by coach) to visit Schloss Pillnitz, after lunch at the restaurant

Return to Dresden via boat along the Elbe

Dinner independently

Thursday 19 September

9.00 Leave (by coach) for Meissen

10.00 Visit ‘behind the scenes’ at the Meissen Porcelain Factory

Walk in the old city, to include the Cathedral and Albrechtsburg Castle

Continue for a private lunch (tbc)

p.m. Visit the Electoral Hunting Lodge at Moritzburg

Dinner independently

19.00 Performance of Benvenuto Cellini by Berlioz at the Semper Oper (optional & to be booked independently)

Friday 20 September

9.30 Leave (on foot) with local guide to visit the Zwinger, including the Gemäldegalerie and the Porcelain Collection

Lunch at the Altemeister restaurant

p.m. Some free time to explore museums

18.00 Drinks at a private villa in the Neustadt (tbc)

20.00 Dinner privately at the Dinglinger Villa (tbc)

Saturday 21 September

9.00 Leave (by coach) to visit the Villa Weigang in Bautzen (tbc)

Continue to see Augustus’s Baroque garden at Großsedlitz

p.m. Continue to Schloss Weesenstein for lunch, followed by a visit

Visit the Bastei viewpoint to see the dramatic rocks in ‘Saxon Switzerland’

Return to Dresden

Dinner independently

Sunday 22 September

am Some free time

11.00 Leave (with luggage) to visit the gardens of Schloss Brühl and the Seifersdorfer Tal, created in the 1780s

Lunch at a restaurant in the valley

16.00 Continue to the airport

18.40 Flight to Dublin on Lufthansa via Frankfurt

22.15 Arrive Dublin

PRICE INFORMATION: Cost per person sharing €1820. Single supplement

€234. Cost includes 5 nights bed and breakfast in 4* hotel as per programme; local

Guide; coach transfers; entries to museums, gardens and houses; 2 dinners and 5

lunches and €200 contribution to IGS.

Flights are not included. Suggested flights departing from and returning to Dublin are listed below. You may like to book flights via Travel Escapes.

Departure Flight:

17th Sept LH977 Depart Dublin 0905 arrive Frankfurt 1205

17th Sept LH210 Depart Frankfurt 1350 arrive Dresden 1450

Return Flight:

22nd Sept LH219 Depart Dresden 1840 arrive Frankfurt 1945

22nd Sept LH982 Depart Frankfurt 2105 arrive Dublin 2215

23kg check in bag included

Please note:

· Booking is only available via this link and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

· The trip will go ahead if a minimum number of bookings is reached.

· Those with places on this trip will be contacted by Travel Escapes in the coming days to confirm your place and process your non-refundable deposit payment of €250 per person - suitable travel insurance must be in place from time of booking.

· All travelling must be members of the Irish Georgian Society.

· Balance payment will be made directly to the Irish Georgian Society and balance due date will be advised at a later date.

· Once balance payments are made, we can only provide a balance refund if your place can be filled by another member. Otherwise, we suggest claiming from your travel insurance where applicable.

***Please click this link to go directly to the Travel Escapes booking page for this trip***

https://travelescapes.ie/irish-georgian-society/

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