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Tour code: 2224DRESDEN
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

Bahnni M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A beautiful and historical town centre along with a knowledgeable and friendly guide(Peter) made all the difference! If you and #39;ve got more than a couple of days in Prague then Dresden and #39;s medieval town centre and art gallery(Zwinger) derserves a visit.

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very enjoyable day, guide was very informative

Jim K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very good. The tour guide was excellent.

Katherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a fantastic trip! Again - not enough time. It seems they try to get the tours done by 5:00 and really should allow for more time at the destinations that are further away.

Ajsa India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Beautiful city.. The Zwinger Gallery is amazing, but I thought a little over rated.. The building itself is fascinating.. Architecture around the city is fascinating, and the promenade on both sides of the river, especially the Balcony of Europe is breathtaking.. It snowed on the way to Dresden and was beautiful.. Our driver cum guide was wonderful, I don't remember the name however for which I'm sorry.. A must visit..

Ajsa India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A gorgeous city.. The Zwinger gallery is nice but I think a little over rated.. The building is very attractive though.. The architecture around the city is lovely.. The promenade on both sides of the river is very nice, especially the Balcony of Europe. Our guide was wonderful.. It snowed on the way and was beautiful.. A must visit from Prague..

Silvia Eugenia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Jan, the tour guide was excelent.

Richard O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

I highly recommend this day long trip with a two hour drive from Prague. The city's reconstruction is inspiring. The Zwinger art museum is the highlight with many paintings we study in university. Free time is provided to individualize your experience based on personal taste. The guide provided enough background to be helpful without overloading the group with too much information.

Kyla W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

What an incredible tour. I loved Dresden. I wish I had more time to spend here. We had a wonderful walking tour with our knowledgeable guide Mary. The bus tour to Dresden was very informative and beautiful scenery of the country side. TAKE YOUR PASSPORTS!!! We had an amazing lunch at the Swiss restaurant. Many cuisines to choose from. There are palaces and museums to explore. We visited the instruments museum - absolutely incredible and the art gallery. Thoroughly enjoyed both. I can't believe the appearance of Dresden. The buildings are beautifully restored and look amazing. Look up, look down and all around. So much to appreciate. I highly recommend this tour.

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!

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