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Dresden: Walking Tour with a Night Watchman and Meal

1. Dresden: Walking Tour with a Night Watchman and Meal

Experience the perfect combination of dining and walking on a tour of Dresden's old town. Enjoy a traditional meal of food from Saxony and savor the excellent beers of the region. Choose from 4 dishes, including a delicious Saxon Sauerbraten (marinated tenderloin), red cabbage and potato dumplings. Savor the flavors of a tasty Freiberger Biergulasch (pork goulash), with pickled cabbage and Bohemian yeast dumplings. Alternatively, indulge yourself with a trout dish, served with red cabbage and parsley potatoes, or choose the vegetarian option of a cheese spaetzle with onion, fresh parsley and melted cheese.  Complement your meal with a beer or wine before making your way to the meeting point to enjoy a walking tour with the night watchman of Dresden.

Dresden: Evening River Cruise with Dinner

2. Dresden: Evening River Cruise with Dinner

Glide along the Elbe river after dark and enjoy Dresden’s lights in the evening. Pass the beautifully illuminated Pillnitz Palace, Blue Wonder bridge and old town. Tuck in to a three-course meal and listen to the smooth background music on this river cruise. Board the boat in central Dresden and set off along the Elbe. Cruise under the Blue Wonder bridge and continue past Dresden’s numerous riverside castles and palaces, whose lights shimmer on the river at night. Eat your three-course dinner to a backdrop of live piano music in the boat’s decorated salon. As you return to the city center, enjoy the warm glow of Dresden’s old town at night.

Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Meissen

3. Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Meissen

Explore the picturesque Saxon Wine Route on a boat trip from Dresden to Meissen and back. On board the boat you can discover interesting facts about the cathedral town, the cozy wine taverns, and the wine villages in the region. Set off on the paddle steamer in the morning and reach Meissen at midday for a break of 3 hrs. Even from a distance you can discover the silhouette of the town characterized by its castle hill and surrounded by the hills in the Elbe Valley. In the town itself, you can visit the Albrechtsburg with its cathedral. Heading from the pier, simply take a right turn down under the bridge and you'll reach the castle after a 10-minute walk or by using the lift. Take a stroll through the town with its historical wall and visit the town museum or the porcelain factory. Meissen's Frauenkirche is also worth a visit. The church, built in the 15th century, is located in the center of the town, a few minutes walk from the Albrechtsburg. Ride on the paddle steamer back to Dresden and reach the city in the evening.

Taste of Dresden Food Walk

4. Taste of Dresden Food Walk

Stroll through the Old Town (Altstadt) of Dresden learning the culinary secrets of Saxony on a guided food walk. Sample local specialties and experience the warm hospitality of the locals. Hear stories about the Middle Ages and the excesses of the inns. Explore the coffee culture of the Baroque era and hear about the improvised joy of life under communism. Stop for 6 different tastings, including an exclusive wine from Saxony, a typical beer from the region, the best eierschecke (cheese cake) in town and a fine chocolate and coffee from the Dresdner Kaffeerösterei.

From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

5. 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: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

6. Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

Historical Walking Tour: Travel back in time, and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear facts and stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide, who will bring the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, the vigor of the Renaissance, and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper, and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace and the Procession of Princes and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Then, follow your guide to the Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche. Chocolate Museum: Included with your tour is entry to Dresden's chocolate museum, which you can visit either before or after your walking tour. Dresden was known as Germany's "capital of chocolate" and is considered to be the place where milk chocolate was invented. From here it was exported worldwide. Experience this delicacy's fascinating history and what really good chocolate is all about. Learn surprising facts about the numerous chocolate factories in 19th-century Dresden. Discover one of the world's largest collections of chocolate moulds by Anton Reiche and trace the long path from cocoa bean to delicious chocolate. Afterward, find out what the first chocolate bars may have tasted like and what really good milk chocolate tastes like today.

Dresden: 1.5-Hour Tour with Beer Tasting and Meal

7. Dresden: 1.5-Hour Tour with Beer Tasting and Meal

Follow the trail of local beer on a walking and tasting tour through Dresden Old Town. Experience a different kind of tour in the Saxon capital of Dresden with a local landlady or a master brewer as your guide. Savor a 2-course meal with 3 beer tastings. Start your tour in the old town and finish in the Italienisches Dörfchen restaurant with an expert in the art of brewery. As you explore, learn about Dresden’s connection with beer and listen to stories from your tour guide that will bring you closer to the magical capital of Saxony. At Italienisches Dörfchen, sit down and enjoy a barley soup with smoked pork or a small mixed salad paired with your choice of onion roast beef with bacon beans and fried potatoes, char fillet with lemon tagliatelle and fried vegetables, or green spinach risotto with walnuts and scallions. As you're served your meal, enjoy a tasting of 3 beers, including 0.1 liters of Paulaner Münchner Hell, Waldschlösschen Zwickel, and Waldschlösschen Dunkel. Your trip concludes at the restaurant after your meal and tasting.

From Dresden: Saxon Wine Route Steamer Day Cruise

8. From Dresden: Saxon Wine Route 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 Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

9. Dresden Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience an interesting tour through the inner city of Dresden on a ConferenceBike. After a short introduction, start right at the Frauenkirche and ride along the Elbe to the incredible Elbschlösser. During the tour, learn about the bygone history of Dresden. After a short break, take a walking tour through the Lutz Müller vineyards. Enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Dresden and sample some wine made on site. During the wine tasting, learn more about wine making in Saxony. Then, return to the historical inner city and Neumarkt on the ConferenceBikes.

Hamburg: Self-Guided Culinary Tour for 2

10. Hamburg: Self-Guided Culinary Tour for 2

Embark on a self-guided culinary tour of Hamburg. Explore the city's food scene at your own pace and visit five fascinating locations. Benefit from vouchers for each of the food and beverage vendors visited and complete a fun quiz for a chance to win a prize. Begin your culinary adventure at one of the most exciting culinary projects in Hamburg, Hobenköök. Here you'll receive everything you need for your tour, including a map, a recipe that you can shop for along the way, your vouchers, and the list of questions for the quiz. This innovative store combines a restaurant with an indoor market that sells primarily regional products. See the goods on offer, admire the chic industrial setting and maybe grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Choose from a range of traditional dishes from Hamburg and Northern Germany with a focus on seasonal produce. Next head to Hamburg’s Chocolate Museum: Chocoversum. Browse all the different types of chocolate on offer at the shop and collect a sweet treat. If you want to take a deep dive into chocolate making you can take part in a guided tour (not included, must be booked in advance at chocoversum.de). Can you smell that? Freshly roasted coffee awaits at your next stop, Speicherstadt Kaffeerösterei. Enjoy a delicious pick-me-up in the largest warehouse district in the world and admire the striking red brick buildings that dominate this area. Continue your tour at Lieger Caesar. What is a visit to Hamburg without spending some time on a boat? In this case a house boat the offers lunch, dinner and a curated shop with tasty mostly local treats some of which are made in-house. End your foodie tour with a visit to FrischeParadies. Learn why this store is favored by foodies and chefs alike. Marvel at the wide range of fresh produce, meat, fish, wines, and more. Grab the last few items on your shopping list before you head home to cook the recipe provided with your tour.

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This was such a beautiful experience and the tour guide couldn't of been any better all thanks to Joseph who was the kindest person ever! Joseph is fantastic and would definitely recommend this tour! He was so helpful, knowledgeable and kind! He helped us walk on the snow and made sure we could take the tour at our own pace! Which was appreciated due to my mother having disabilities which was no issue for Joseph who was prepared to help when needed! Thank you for the perfect day trip - love from Scotland from Jennifer and Mum x

The whole itinerary was nice and well planned. Guide and pick up service was amazing. Price vs value is reasonable. You can see they put effort to make visitors happy. I will definitely recommend people to join this one :)

Excellent tour. Joseph was great. The hike was wonderful and so beautiful. Joseph was such a help with some of the stairs. Gave us all a hand. Literally. I would recommend to all!

Beautiful nature, comfortable minibus and amazing guide. Would definitely recommend to my friends. Our family had an amazing time! Thanks a lot to our guide Joseph!

Joseph was an amazing host. Really knew his stuff, and was a good laugh!