In Saxon Switzerland 22 – 29 June
An area of outstanding beauty, where the river Elbe breaks through the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) from the Czech Republic into Germany. Bad Schandau is a charming spa town amidst the towering sandstone formations and plateaux unique to this area. The walks (including one in Bohemian Switzerland) are moderate and some involve climbs on stone or metal steps safeguarded by handrails. We stay in en-suite double and single rooms in the Villa Anna and it’s associated Dekorahaus on the edge of town near the Kurpark and have dinner in the nearby ‘Gaststätte am Stadtpark’.