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  • Location:Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Dresden Day Trip from Prague

Visit one of Germany’s most beautiful cities on this day trip to Dresden from Prague. Nicknamed the ‘Florence of the Elbe,’ Dresden is brim with baroque and rococo buildings, many raised and rebuilt, phoenix-like, from the ashes of World War II. After traveling from Prague to Dresden by air-conditioned coach, visit the Zwinger Old Masters Gallery to see masterworks including the ‘Sistine Madonna’ by Raphael; admire the domed Frauenkirche (Church of the Virgin Mary); and enjoy the afternoon free to have lunch and explore this resplendent city further at leisure. 

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful city of Dresden on a full-day trip from Prague
  • See top attractions, such as the Royal Palace, the Church of the Virgin Mary and the Blue Wonder Bridge
  • Visit the famous Zwinger gallery and see its historical artworks
  • Admire paintings by Raphael (Sistine Madonna), Titian, Canaletto, Lucas Cranach and many others.

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What You Can Expect

Dresden Day Trip from Prague

Day Trip to Dresden

Leave Prague by air-conditioned coach and travel toward the Czech Republic's northern border with Germany.

As you travel, hear about the history of Dresden from your expert guide. Sitting on the Elbe River and the capital of Germany’s state of Saxony, the city is known as the ‘Florence of the Elbe’ for the glorious rococo and baroque architecture of its center.

On arrival in the late morning, head for the splendid Zwinger Palace, a former royal residence that’s home to a world-famous art collection. Visit the Old Masters Gallery and view the masterpieces such as the Sistine Madonna by Raphael, works by Titian and Canaletto, and paintings by 17th-century Dutch and Flemish masters including Rembrandt and Rubens.

Next, head through the Dresden Castle complex and visit the iconic Church of the Virgin Mary (Frauenkirche), crowned by one of Europe’s largest domes. Admire the baroque masterpiece as you learn how it was rebuilt after its destruction during WWII.

After your guided tour, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense). Perhaps eat at any of the pubs and restaurants along the pedestrianized area of Weisse Gasse, before enjoying more free time to sightsee or shop on your own.

If you wish, admire the grandiose Semper Opera House, where premieres of works by Richard Wagner were held in the 1800s; or stroll along the Elbe to see the Blue Wonder, a steel bridge declared a miracle of engineering on its completion in 1893.

Finally, travel back to Prague, where your tour ends at the starting point.

Customer Reviews

tgroover

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We really enjoyed our trip to Dresden. We were in a comfortable coach and were able to tour the city, see the highlights and then walk around on our own. Highly recommend visiting this city, specifically for historical buff's like myself!

yoav b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Was perfect

Kit Yin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The place was beautiful

Mohammed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

our guide Alison was just so good!

Rebecca L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This trip was the highlight of our two weeks in Europe! We took a van with several other folks and our guide over the border into Dresden. Our tour guide was so nice and kept the conversation going during the ride. His tour was great- he knew a lot about this history of Germany and Czech Republic so we got detailed information from a knowledgeable source.

Dresden is simply beautiful! It is a great city to spend a day. We had two full weeks of activities and this way my favorite by far!

mai.shihah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A small group tour with only five of us...with different interest but our tour guide cum the driver entertained us fairly....

Lupita P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

excellent

Peggy L D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Since I booked online, I was assured of my trip to Dresden despite the fact that there was only one other passenger. Our driver was also our tour guide. So my fellow tourist and I pretty much received a personal one-on-one guided tour through Dresden!

Jerrold L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Worked out very well. I appreciated the time to roam around on my own over and above the guided part.

cbclappi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great day trip with a relaxed pace. The art gallery is fantastic! Really enjoyed the porcelain museum too.

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