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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.

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Dresden: 2 hour 15-Minute Trabi Safari

2. Dresden: 2 hour 15-Minute Trabi Safari

Experience an unforgettable Trabi safari in Dresden. Whether in a bright red convertible or the sky-blue limousine – a city tour in one of the legendary vehicles is great fun for young and old. Discover the city from a unique perspective and experience a touch of Trabi fever. In a convoy of up to 6 Trabis, you can enjoy the driving experience behind the wheel. After a short technical introduction in German to the secrets of the 4-speed revolver gear system you can set off on the tour. Take a leisurely drive in your preferred Trabi across the last cobbled remnants of Dresden. Explore the famous sights in Dresden’s old town, experience your own “Blue Wonder” (one of the famous bridges over the Elbe river), and explore the districts of Loschwitz and Weißer Hirsch. See the beautiful palaces and drive through the Gründerzeit district of Äußere Neustadt.

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Dresden: Welcome Card with Museum Entrance and Discounts

3. Dresden: Welcome Card with Museum Entrance and Discounts

Experience cultural and musical experiences and visit restaurants with the Dresden Museums Card and discover the capital of Saxony over 2 days. Use the included services and save with countless discounts and offers for tourists, including city tours, walking tours, concerts, theater performances, restaurants and shopping. Free entry to the following museums and exhibitions is included: At the Zwinger Palace • Porcelain Collection • Museum of Mathematics and Physics • Old Masters Picture Gallery with Sculpture Collection until 6 PM (reopening Feb. 29, 2020) At Dresden Castle: • Royal State Apartments and the Porcelain Cabinet • Cabinet of Prints, Drawings and Photographs • Coin Cabinet • New Green Vault • Renaissance Wing • The New Hall of the Giants • Turkish Chamber At the Albertinum Modern Art Museum: • Art from the Romantic period to the present day At the Jägerhof Museum of Saxon Folk Art: • Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Puppet Theatre Collection • Japanese Palace (special exhibitions) • Lipsiusbau Exhibition Hall • Joseph Hegenbarth Archive • Schiller Pavilion – smallest museum in Dresden (Museen der Stadt Dresden) Special offers for further exhibitions: • Deutsches Hygiene – Museum The Human Adventure (-10%) • Deutsches Hygiene – Museum Children’s Museum the World of the Senses (-10%) • Karl May Museum Radebeul (-10%) • Panometer Dresden (-1,50 EUR) • Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum (reduced admission) • The World of GDR (-1,50 EUR) • Memorial Place Bautzner Straße (-1,00 EUR) • Hans Körnig Museum (-1,00 EUR) • Kraszewski-Museum (reduced admission) • Kügelgenhaus – Museum of Dresden Romanticism (reduced admission) • Kunsthaus Dresden – Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art (reduced admission) • Leonhardi Museum (reduced admission) • Palitzsch Museum (reduced admission) • Dresden City Art Museum (reduced admission) • Dresden City Museum (reduced admission) • Museum of Technology and Industry (reduced admission) Special offers for concerts and theater: • Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts (-20%) • Dresden State Operetta (-20%) • State Playhouse Dresden (2 for 1) • Theaterkahn Dresden (-10%) Discounts on city tours and walking tours: • Der besondere Stadtrundgang (-20%) • Dresden im Laternenlicht (-20%) • Genusswandern in der Sächsischen Schweiz (-20%) • Lieblingsorte der Dresdner – Der Insider-Ausflug (-20%) • Glanzlichter Dresdens (up to 12,00 EUR discount) • Semperoper erleben (Dresden opera house) (-1,00 EUR) • Comedy tour Dresden (-5,90 EUR) • Die Roten Doppeldecker: Grand city tour through Dresden (-10%) • Schloss Wackerbarth – Wine or sparkling wine guided tours with tasting (-10%) • Weinerlebniswelt Meissen – wine cellar guided tour (-10%) Restaurants and Leisure Activities: • There are also more than 20 special offers on culinary experiences and leisure activities Castles and Parks in the Area:  • Discover five of the most famous castles and parks near Dresden with reduced entry, including one featured in the movie Charlie’s Angels.

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Dresden: 75-Minute Trabi Safari

4. Dresden: 75-Minute Trabi Safari

Whether you ride in a fiery-red Trabant Cabrio or a sky-blue limousine, an unforgettable experience and lots of fun await you on this 75-minute city tour riding in the official vehicle of East Germany! On this 75-minute Trabi safari, you’ll squeeze behind the steering wheel and drive one of these unique vehicles yourself, joining a convoy of up to 6 colorful Trabis. First off, you’ll have a short technical introduction to the secrets of the 4-speed manual gearbox, and then you’re off on a discovery tour of Dresden, maneuvering the vehicle over the last cobblestone streets of the city. You’ll experience Dresden from a unique perspective, and before the second bend, everyone with you will be a Trabi fan! Every first-time driver also gets a free Trabi driving license.

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From Dresden: Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Winter Tour

5. From Dresden: Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Winter Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Dresden, and then travel to the heart of Czech Bohemia via the Bastei Bridge on the German) side of the park. Walk across the magnificent bridge perched high above the Elbe River, and marvel at the stunning views that will simply take your breath away. Continue on to Pravčická brána on the Czech side of the park. Take a 2-kilometer hike up to the largest natural sandstone gate in Europe. Get some free time for a break and to enjoy a delicious a la carte lunch. Sit back and relax in comfort on the journey back to Dresden, and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

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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.

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Dresden: Advent Tour with Stollen Tasting and Mulled Wine

7. Dresden: Advent Tour with Stollen Tasting and Mulled Wine

Experience the colorful hustle and bustle of the Dresden Christmas markets! See the most beautiful places in Old Town and learn about Dresden Stollen, Pflaumentoffel (dried fruit figurines), and Ore Mountain woodcarvings while surrounded by enticing scents and sparkling lights. Your journey begins at Neumarkt with the famous Frauenkirche, followed by the Procession of Princes. After this, you will go to the Royal Palace, the Semper Opera, the Zwinger and finally the Striezelmarkt.  Visit the three most beautiful Christmas markets with their gorgeous huts and sweet treats and stroll through the world-famous squares of Dresden's Old Town. Your guide will show you the world of Saxony's Christmas traditions. See the world's largest Christmas pyramid and an enormous, Saxon Schwibbogen (candle holder) . Enjoy a tasting of Stollen cake and mulled wine.

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Dresden Neustadt: Scavenger Hunt Box in German

8. Dresden Neustadt: Scavenger Hunt Box in German

Take part in the city game of Dresden and explore the city with fun and good vibes How the city game works: In the game box, you find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes. In these, you find small tasks that need to be solved. Led by clear directions, you walk around Dresdner Neustadt. You have to solve the puzzles in order to get to the next station. As solution for the puzzles, you get a number that tells you what envelope you have to open next. You don't know in advance, in what sequence the tasks of the scavenger hunt have to be solved. Detailed background information on the history, current use and much more is provided for each sight. You decide for yourself, when you start your scavenger hunt tour of the city of Dresden and how long you want to linger in every place. Enjoy an enigmatic and extraordinary tour. You can pause the game at any time and even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day of your choosing - whatever works best for you. On your path, numerous cafés and restaurants invite you to linger, if your feet are tired or you need some time to think. Experience the trendy and cultural district with this scavenger hunt in an extraordinary way. An adventure for the whole family. What sights are waiting for your? The Neustadt Route of the city game Dresden guides you through the neighborhoods of inner and outer Neustadt, located right opposite the wonderful old town of Dresden. In inner Neustadt, you can discover landmarks such as the Golden Rider (Goldener Reiter) and the baroque district around Königstraße. Also climbing up the tower of the Dreikönigskirche is worth it. From there, you have wonderful views of Dresden's old town. But outer Neustadt is worth a visit as well. Primarily known as scene district with countless bars, it also boasts the world's most beautiful dairy shop: "Pfunds Molkerei". Kunsthofpassage with its unique themed indoor courtyards will enchant you. Additionally, there are a variety of small and unusual shops to explore during the city game. You will experience the way of life of the residents of Dresden's Neustadt and let yourself be enchanted by the flair of the quarter. During your scavenger hunt, many cafés, pubs and restaurants invite you to linger. Take a break, whenever you like. The start and end point of the Neustadt Route, the original tour of the city in the manner of a scavenger hunt, is the Albertsplatz. The Neustadt Route of the city game is perfectly suited for strollers and for wheelchair users. All of the attractions on this route are wheelchair-accessible. You don't need a date for your scavenger hunt. Simply order the city game box and let it be shipped to you or pick it up during opening hours (after prior arrangement) and your tour can begin.

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From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle

9. From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle

Discover the beauty of Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. This day tour can take place in your own tour bus/rental car or with public transit from Dresden. When traveling by rental car or tour bus, tour the national park with a stop at the world-famous Bastei; when using public transit, travel with your tour guide to Rathen Station and hike your way to the Bastei. Let the romance of Saxon Switzerland with its otherworldly rock formation enchant you. Enjoy the beautiful view from the Bastei deep into the valley below. At the end of the day, head to Pillnitz to admire the Chinese-inspired fairytale palace and gardens and tour this summer residence of the Saxon kings and queens.

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From Dresden: Christmassy Day Trip to the Ore Mountains

10. From Dresden: Christmassy Day Trip to the Ore Mountains

Kick off  the Christmas season in style with a tour of the winter wonderland that is the Ore Mountains. Admire picture-perfect mountain towns covered in snow and bathed in twinkling lights as you make your way to your first stop, the village of Seiffen.  Here, meet a wood craftswoman who will introduce you to her traditional craft, wooden toy carvings. Pick up a unique and authentic souvenir in the form of a nut cracker or musical box.  Pay a visit to the mining town of Freiberg and learn more about the mysterious Christmas traditions of the locals. Make a stop at a smoking candle factory, where you can see how the much loved Smoking Man Christmas decorations are created. Afterward, sample some local delicacies including snacks and drinks. Later, enjoy some free time to visit the Seiffener and Freiberger Christmas markets and pick up some presents for your loved ones before making your way back to Dresden.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 125 reviews

Great day out with Jan and his team. 3 fantastic sights, combined with some walking in natural surroundings. Extremely well organized, very friendly, nice lunch and very punctual pick up and dropoff. A great days outing.

everything was perfectly planned out by Jan and William from picking me up in the morning, the short hikes around the bastei and prebisch gate, to bringing me home in the evening - I really enjoyed it :)

The trip is excellent and no way a traveler can plan and do all this in one day. Besides some hiking, I have nothing to worry about. Everything is arranged and timed perfectly. Well worth the money.

Jan was the best guide we could ask for and the whole trip was one of the best we ever had; beautiful and exciting. Thanks again for everything ❤️

Fantastic museums although some were not included despite being on the list.