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Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip From Dresden

1. Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip From Dresden

See the best of Bohemia and the Saxon Switzerland National Park on a full-day guided tour from Dresden. Transfer to the heart of Bohemia and the Saxon Switzerland National Park, the youngest national park in the Czech Republic. Stop at Bastei Bridge, perched high above the River Elbe. Enjoy stunning views as you walk across the bridge. Then, continue to Pravcika Gate on the Czech Republic side of the park. Admire Europe’s largest natural sandstone gate. Pause for lunch (included), before transferring to Kamenice Gorge. Here, you will board a small dinghy for a scenic journey through a canyon carved deep in the sandstone cliffs. Arrive at the colorful village of Hrensko at the confluence of the Kamenice and Labe rivers. Stroll around the former 15th-century trading post, before your return transfer to Dresden.

From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

2. From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

Choose from a hiking tour, a fantasy highlights tour and a winter tour, and discover Prague in a unique way. Visit National Parks, ancient castles, or snow-covered landscapes. Learn about your surroundings from your local expert guide. Your guide will pick you up from your Prague accommodation early in the morning. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle while learning about Czech culture, history, and the main highlights on your way to the national park. Taste snacks and enjoy beverages throughout the entire day.  Enjoy an abundance of time to admire the filming sites of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' movie in a group of a maximum of 10 persons. Spend an unforgettable day in the Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park, one of the unique natural reserves in Europe, by choosing one of the following Tour options:  Hiking Tour Choose this tour if you want to see the main highlights of both National Parks. Visit two countries in one day. The first destination is the magnificent Bastei Bridge. Feast on the breathtaking views of the Elbe river canyon, surrounded by unique sandstone rock formations. Then enjoy the rolling landscape full of tiny German villages and famous table mountains. The following hike brings you near the main symbol of Bohemian Switzerland — the Pravcicka Gate — the largest sandstone arch in Europe. After tasting the rich local cuisine (lunch included), sail on gondola-style boats through the soothing Kamenice river gorge (a 12-hour, 10-kilometer active hike). Fantasy Highlights Tour This tour brings together the two main fantasy filming sites of the region. Visit Saxon Switzerland and walk across the magnificent Bastei bridge and visit Neurathen Castle ruins. Cross to Bohemian Switzerland and adore the amazing views from the Sneznik lookout tower. Enjoy a tasty lunch (included) in a local restaurant and continue to experience Narnia while hiking through the sandstone labyrinth of Tyssa Walls (a 10-hour, 9-kilometer moderate hike).  Winter Tour Go on this tour for an active winter visit to the region. Marvel at the beauty of snow-covered sandstone towers. Stroll across the Bastei Bridge to reach the medieval ruins of Neurathen Castle. Enjoy the Pravcicka Gate during the season pictured in Narnia. Hot beverages and lunch in a local restaurant (included) will help you regain all your energy (10-hour, 7-kilometer moderate hike).

Dresden: Half day trip to Meißen and Moritzburg Castle

3. Dresden: Half day trip to Meißen and Moritzburg Castle

Discover two unique German places in one day. The bus will take you first to the beautiful castle of Moritzburg. Nestled between mysterious forests, rolling hills, and lovely lakes, the castle now serves as a museum and an enchanting backdrop for major Hollywood productions. A guided tour awaits you at Moritzburg. Tour through magnificent rooms with valuable porcelain, paintings, and the legendary treasure of the Saxons. From here, continue to Meissen, the "cradle of Saxony", with its thousand-year history. In Meissen, you can enjoy 2.5 hours of free time. Use the time to take an inside tour of the world-famous porcelain factory, or stroll with your tour guide through the medieval old town in the direction of the cathedral, and the oldest castle in Germany, the Albrechtsburg. Afterward, you can enjoy a typical Saxon lunch in a restaurant of your choice (price not included). Departure from Meissen is at 2:30 PM. After an eventful day, we will reach Dresden again around 3 PM.

From Dresden: Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

4. From Dresden: Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

Your local guide will pick you up at your Dresden accommodation early in the morning. From here you will set off to the National Park as you enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle whilst learning about local culture, history and the area's main highlights on the way. You will arrive at the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland just in time to beat the crowds, giving you a more private experience of the place. All the admission and bathroom fees are included and throughout the day you will have the chance to taste delicious beverages and snacks.  On your tour you have will plenty of time to admire the film set of the Chronicles of Narnia movie with your group. Spend an unforgettable day in the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland National Park - one of the most unique natural reserves of Europe – by choosing one of the following tour options: Best of - Hiking Tour: If you want to see the main highlights of both National Parks this is the right tour for you. Visit two countries in one day! The first destination is the magnificent Bastei Bridge. Feast on the breathtaking views of the Elbe river canyon, surrounded by unique sandstone rock formations. Then enjoy the rolling landscape full of tiny German villages and famous table mountains. The following hike brings you near the main symbol of Bohemian Switzerland - the Pravcicka Gate - the largest sandstone arch in Europe. After tasting the rich local cuisine (lunch included), sail on a gondola-style boat through the soothing Kamenice river gorge (12-hour 10 kilometer active hike). Best of - Winter Edition:  This tour is an ideal choice for someone wanting an active, Winter visit of the region. Marvel at the beauty of snow-covered sandstone towers and stroll across the Bastei Bridge to reach the medieval ruins of Neurathen Castle. Enjoy the Pravcicka Gate during the season pictured in Narnia. Warm up with some delicious hot beverages and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (10-hour 9-kilometer moderate hike). Fantasy Highlights Tour:  Enjoy a tour that brings together the two main fantasy filming sites of the region. First stop will be the amazing Bastei bridge. The breathtaking views of the Elbe River Canyon and the surrounding sandstone formations will be engraved into your memory forever. Next stop, Sneznik lookout tower on the Czech side of the national park. The views will be spectacular. After a delicious lunch in mountain climbers favorite tavern, move into the Tyssa Walls and experience the magic of Narnia Labyrinth (11-hour 9 kilometers moderate hike).

Dresden: Saxon Switzerland and Pillnitz Park Half-Day Trip

5. Dresden: Saxon Switzerland and Pillnitz Park Half-Day Trip

Discover the rare beauty and unique biodiversity of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Sit back and relax on the comfortable bus whilst listening to interesting commentary about the national park from your experienced guide. Tour the Bastei rock formation together and then enjoy some free time for your own exploring.  Before the journey to Saxon Switzerland, visit the fairy-tale Pillnitz Palace complex, former summer residence of the Saxon kings. Go on an exciting guided tour of the palace grounds and fantastic photo opportunities await you in this extraordinary ensemble of architecture and garden art. Continue back on the bus and enjoy the beautiful view on the way to Saxon Switzerland and listen to your experienced tour guide who will tell you about the unique flora and fauna as well as the history of the national park. Once arrived at the Bastei, begin your 1-hour guided tour that will take you to the enchanting Bastei rock formation with breathtaking views across the romantic Elbe Valley. Discover extraordinary photo opportunities and admire the beautiful rocky landscape. Afterwards, you will have one hour for your own discovery tour. Meet again at the Bastei parking lot at 2:30 PM to return back to Dresden by 3:30 PM.

From Prague: Bastei and Dresden Small-Group Day Trip

6. From Prague: Bastei and Dresden Small-Group Day Trip

Combine history, culture, and nature on this day trip from Prague. Travel in a comfortable minivan with wifi, accompanied by an expert guide. Explore the Bastei Bridge, the most popular part of Saxon Switzerland, located just a 2-hour drive from Prague. Enjoy panoramic views of the Elbe Canyon and River and walk across the famous sandstone bridge that connects Bastei and the ruins of an old Neurathen rock castle. Continue through Saxon land to the city of Dresden, notable for its stunningly rebuilt architecture and modern cultural history. After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, discover this city's rich architecture and see for yourself what makes it a popular royal retreat. Visit some of its historical monuments such as the Royal Palace and the Zwinger Old Master Gallery. Here, see masterworks including the ‘Sistine Madonna’ by Raphael and admire the domed Frauenkirche (Church of the Virgin Mary).  In the afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore the rest of the city at your own pace.

Dresden: 1-Hour Paddle Steamer Cruise with Canaletto-View

7. Dresden: 1-Hour Paddle Steamer Cruise with Canaletto-View

Experience a 1-hour steamer cruise through Dresden. Board your authentic paddle steamer a few blocks away from the Frauenkirche. Soak up the sun and relax as you enjoy a scenic view of the historical old town of Dresden. After traveling upriver, change course towards Dresden-Übigau. Catch sight of the world-renowned Canaletto View, the view made famous by painter Bernardo Bellotto. Float down the river and admire the Semper Opera House, the Catholic chapel of the palace built by Italian master builder Gaetano Chivari, the Bruehl Terrace, and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Marvel at the stark beauty of Dresden’s magnificent skyline.

From Dresden: Saxon Wine Route Paddle Steamer Day Cruise

8. From Dresden: Saxon Wine Route Paddle Steamer Day Cruise

Discover the Saxon Wine Route on a Paddle Steamer boat tour. Start the tour in Dresden's old town and travel through the heart of the famous Saxon wine-growing region on the River Elbe. Travel past Radebeul and Meissen and see the famous Meissen Cathedral and the grand Albrechtsburg Castle. Around noon reach the charming wine villages of Diesbar and Seusslitz. After a short stop in each village, the steamer will return to Dresden.

Dresden: Paddle Steamer Winter Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

9. Dresden: Paddle Steamer Winter Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

Embark on a scenic cruise through the city center of Dresden from the comfort of an authentic paddle steamer. Explore the historic Old Town, the Baroque Quarter, the 3 famous Dresden Elbe Castles, and the Blue Wonder Bridge. Sail towards Pillnitz Castle and Park, which transforms into a sparkling Christmas garden every winter. The ship will turn in front of this castle. On the way back, enjoy views of the wintery river landscape with a cup of hot mulled wine. Finally, enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town before arriving back at the pier.

From Prague: Guided Dresden Day Trip with Lunch

10. From Prague: Guided Dresden Day Trip with Lunch

Explore the most spectacular Baroque city in Germany on this day trip to Dresden from Prague. Discover the historic sites in a city once called the “Florence of the North” with an English-speaking guide. Visit the terrific Frauenkirche church, the renowned Dresden Cathedral, and the world-famous Zwinger museum complex. Choose to begin your trip either at the meeting point or at your hotel in Prague. Set off early in the morning and arrive in Dresden approximately 2 hours later. First, make your way to the stunning Bruhl’s Terrace, sometimes called the “Balcony of Europe.” From the terrace, look across the River Elbe and see the historic architecture lining the streets of Dresden Neustadt. After a cup of coffee and a famous local dessert in a renowned local café, visit the breathtaking Frauenkirche church, badly damaged during World War II and recently fully restored. Then, admire the ingenious Furstenzug — The Procession of Princes. As it stands over 10 metres tall, you’ll need to crane your neck to take in the detailed artwork. The next stop will be at Dresden Cathedral, whose façade is covered with intricate sculptures and reliefs. After walking through the doors, marvel as your eyes are drawn immediately to a large painting of Jesus Christ ascending to the sky. The inside of the cathedral also includes a stone pulpit and the tombs of former Saxon sovereigns. After exploring the cathedral, stop for a traditional German lunch in a cozy local restaurant. Finish your tour of Dresden by visiting the Zwinger museums and admiring the art and amazing porcelain. Finally, head back to Prague, where you should arrive around 7 PM.

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What people are saying about Dresden

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4.7 / 5

based on 421 reviews

Nice walk through a beautiful forested park, and visit to ruins of hilltop fortress overlooking the Elbe River. William told us of history of the area over past 600 years. And we dined on a tasty lunch of local Czech foods at a charming restaurant in the park.

Sarka and Josef were amazing guides, so friendly and knowledgeable. Such a good experience, delicious lunch, even though the trip we originally booked had to be changed to a different route and the weather wasn’t the best it was still such a worthwhile trip.

A great hike with a great guide - Bohemia Adventures is more than willing to make your experience as good as it can be. We were cared for the whole day and learned much about both the Czech Republic and Saxon Switzerland. 10/10

George and Vincent have both been amazing. Very knowledgable. Definitely recommend

Beautiful views and breathtaking pictures. Informative