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  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)
Explore the city of Dresden, one of the cultural centers of Germany, on a day trip from Berlin. Take a guided walking tour of Dresden and hear interesting stories about the city’s vibrant history from your expert guide. Discover the city’s main sights, including the Semperoper (Semper Opera), the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady). After the guided portion of your tour, the afternoon is yours to explore Dresden at your leisure. Stroll through the baroque city, explore the many green parks, or relax by the riverbanks of the Elbe, overlooking the skyline of Dresden.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Dresden from Berlin
  • Take a guided walking tour of Dresden and learn about the city’s fascinating history
  • See top Dresden attractions, such as the Semperoper, the Frauenkirche and the Zwinger
  • Stroll along the river Elbe and enjoy beautiful views of the city
  • Enjoy free time to explore the city at your leisure
  • Transport by comfortable, modern, air-conditioned minivan

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What You Can Expect

Dresden Day Trip from Berlin

Dresden Day Trip from Berlin

After meeting your guide in central Berlin, sit back and relax aboard an air-conditioned coach during your 2-hour journey to Dresden. When you arrive in Dresden, also known as the 'Jewel Box' because of its rococo and baroque city center, your guide will show you the city on a walking tour.

Learn about Dresden's history and how it served as a cultural capital between 1806 and 1918 under reign of the Saxon Kings. As you walk around, learn about the tragic end of World War 2 and hear about the controversial bombing in February 1945, during which the whole city center was destroyed. After the city's reconstruction and since the reunification of Germany in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the country's cultural centers, now featuring 56 galleries, 44 museums and 36 theaters, including the former royal treasure collection, the 'Green Vault.'

See the neo-Renaissance Semperoper opera house, in which the world-famous composer Richard Wagner held some of his premiers. Next to the opera house is the Zwinger, one of the most delightful baroque constructions in Germany. Once a palace for parties and celebrations for the royals, it now houses museums including the Old Masters Picture Gallery featuring among others Raphael's Sistine Madonna and a porcelain museum. Admire the impressive and newly rebuilt Frauenkirche, completely destroyed in 1945, which served as a war memorial in the German Democratic Republic and was not rebuilt until 2005.

By midday, you'll have time at your leisure to explore this interesting city. To get a feel for it like a true local, have lunch (own expense) at one of the many kneipen (pubs) in Weisse Gasse, a pedestrianized area in the old town. Later, you can visit the sights you saw on your walking tour from the outside in more detail, stroll along the beautiful river Elbe, visit Dresden's many parks, or enjoy a cold beer in a Biergarten (beer garden) overlooking the baroque skyline.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A very informative and enjoyable tour.
Dressed is a wonderful, historic city and well worth visiting.
Our tour guide, Alex, did a fantastic job and was a treasure of knowledge.
We wish we would have more time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great day trip..sadly it was a bit wet when we arrived in Dresden but it did become fine. The reconstructed city was amazing and the museum visits made it all worthwhiel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

the dat trip was long but good, the guide was extremely good ,informative,helpful,and funny,all helps to make for a good day trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lior guided us through the beautiful remains of Dresden's old city providing an excellent tour of its history. Even the bus ride there was very informative. Would recommend to anyone as part of their Berlin visit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a wonderful day trip. Everything ran according to plan, and our Guide Asaf was excellent and gave a a great deal of information. I would recommend the local tour company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I had never heard of Dresden before this trip but I'm glad I went. This tour was great! Our tour guide knew a lot about Dresden and her enthusiasm made the tour even better. There was also enough time to walk around, get something to eat, and do a bit of shopping. All in all, great trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent day trip. Beautiful city and our tour guide was amazing. She knew really knew her history of the city.
Highly recommended. A must see

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Dresden is a beautiful city with an interesting history, and our guide Alex was certainly well informed about it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Dresden was a remarkable city and mind-boggling to say the least. I highly recommend visiting. Our guide did an excellent job ob covering the things I had on my list to see on the walking tour. All I had left to do when she finished during the free time was eat and go inside a few churches. I even had time to go inside the museum.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our Tour Guide Alex was fantastic. VERY knowledgeable about all history and culture in the area. They gave us enough talk and free time to see the city. GREAT! Highly recommend

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