Hey @naomi_bessey, @Tom_L & @liebnitzky
I've taken a look at the travel options for going out on the Friday evening. I'm assuming @naomi_bessey and @Tom_L won't be able to leave work until after 5pm. Let me know if you can leave earlier as this will make a big difference to the travel options. I'm flexible.
We can get various flights to Berlin (SXF) for around the £120 mark from London (STN or LGW), leaving ~7/8pm and arriving 9/10pm. Normally public transport options to Bad Schandau would take about 4 hours, but it's too late for this option if we want to arrive on Friday evening. Hiring a car and driving would take ~2 hours.
Prague (PRG) is another option, and I agree it's ~£150. But again we encounter the same problem with public transport and it's about the same time by car (~2 hours).
I reckon we go for flights to/from Berlin and hire a car. Thoughts?