Bad Schandau: Saxon Switzerland Boat Trip

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Bad Schandau: Saxon Switzerland Boat Trip

From $35.12 per person

Look forward to a boat trip from Bad Schandau through Saxon Switzerland to Pillnitz and back. See bizarre and impressive sandstone formations and romantic villages alongside the beautiful riverbanks of the Elbe.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 7 hours
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Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Optional audio guide
German, English


  • Enjoy a boat trip on a traditional paddle steamer
  • See an incomparable landscape and relish the view
  • Discover the small picturesque villages in the National Park Saxon Switzerland
Full description
Discover a unique landscape from this historic paddle steamer and enjoy the journey along the Elbe River from Bad Schandau to Pillnitz and back. You can admire the prettiest scenes of the Elbe valley in the Nation Park Saxon Switzerland.  Discover the picturesque Old Town with the Canaletto-House and the church St. Marien. Also pay a visit to Sonnenstein Castle for a fantastic view of Pirna. Take a closer look at the 250-meter high Fortress in Koenigstein and the impressive bastion rocks, Basteifelsen, in Kurort Rathen. Settle back and enjoy a delicious cake and specialty coffees while passing small picturesque villages. The National Park Saxon Switzerland, with its diverse flora and fauna, is a paradise for hikers and climbers.
  • Boat trip between Bad Schandau and Pillnitz
  • Pick up or drop-off
  • Food or drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Saxon Steamship ticket kiosk, An der Elbe, 01814 Bad Schandau.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card
  • Disability card

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Voucher must be exchanged for a valid ticket at the meeting point up to 20 minutes before departure
  • Student or disability ID card must be presented on the day if applicable to your booking
  • In case of extremely high or low water levels, the timetable may change or certain trips may be canceled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 17 reviews

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was a very nice trip through Saxon Switzerland. There were a couple of stopovers that seemed planned. Actually, it was said that you can tell if someone wants to get out somewhere on the way and is taken back again. But people were getting on everywhere. But okay, it wasn't crowded anyway. The only annoying thing was that it was once a crèche and then you didn't understand anything about the announcement. Overall it was nice.

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June 30, 2018

Very nice boat trip, friendly staff, lots of information about the area. It's a shame that the weather wasn't that good. Stupid that in Bad Schandau there was no access to the online tickets

May 24, 2019

Die Fahrt war sehr schön Allerdings mit 6 Stunden zu lang Leider nur eine 3/4 Stunde Aufenthalt in Pillnitz , das war viel zu wenig

September 14, 2020

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