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Overview

Absorb the wealth of culture and elegant architecture found in Dresden, longstanding hub of German arts, during this 10-hour day trip from Berlin. Begin with a guided tour of the city center on foot, learning about its history as you explore the Zwinger palace, Semperoper (Semper Opera) and Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady). Then spend the afternoon independently, wandering through the city’s lush parks, baroque architecture or lovely riverbanks along the Elbe, offering skyline views. This Berlin to Dresden visit also includes transport by air-conditioned coach.
  • 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 palace
  • 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 coach
Get a taste for the city of Dresden, a historic German center of culture during the 19th and early 20th century, on this 10-hour day trip from Berlin. It’s a great opportunity to get a taste for historic Germany as you admire the incredible architectural gems and scenic parks of this elegant town.
Start your day in the morning by meeting your guide at Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten underground or S-Bahn station, continuing by comfortable coach bus on the 2-hour drive south to Dresden. This architectural gem of a city, often referred to as the “Jewel Box” because of its wealth of rococo and baroque buildings, offers a range of beautiful sights to explore.
Follow your guide on a walking tour of Dresden’s center, learning about its history between 1806 and 1918, when it served as a key hub of culture for the reigning Saxon Kings. You’ll hear stories about the calamitous events of World War II, including the notorious 1945 bombing which leveled Dresden’s city center. Following a period of reconstruction and the reunification of Germany in 1990, Dresden once again returned to a position of prominence in German cultural life, today boasting more than 50 art galleries, 40 museums and 30 theaters. This includes the “Green Vault,” a unique museum boasting a collection of former royal treasure. 
Head next to the Semperoper, a neo-renaissance opera house where iconic German composer Richard Wagner premiered several of his works. Adjacent to the opera house is the Zwinger palace, a baroque palace that once hosted celebrations for the royal family. Today, the building is home to a wealth of paintings and porcelain, including Raphael’s Sistine Madonna. Also nearby is the recently reconstructed Frauenkirche, a structure that was ruined in 1945 and served as a war memorial for the East German GDR government until it was rebuilt in 2005.
Around noon you’ll be given free time to wander the city independently. For a true local experience, enjoy lunch at a Kneipe (pub) along the Weisse Gasse, the pedestrian street that cuts through Dresden’s Old Town. Feel free to then check out any of the sights from your walking tour in more detail, wander down to the Elbe River to stroll the banks, relax in one of Dresden’s beautiful parks or down an icy-cold beer at the Biergarten (beer garden) with a view of the Dresden skyline.

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T
, Oct 2018

It is a must see place for everyone. It is beautiful, incredible renovations took place. Enjoying the city walk so much, and the views as well.

A
, Oct 2018

the trip was just simply amazing and our guide Omer very friendly and he knew very well the history and the life of the city founder, I really recommend this trip,

J
, Aug 2018

Our tour guide is Orit Arfa who is also an author, Journalist. Her story about Dresden is interesting. She prepared well for the trip, with folders of old pictures to compare with rebuilt architectures. Overall the tour is good. Thanks Orit!

E
, Aug 2018

Impressive first contact with this amazing city! The trip was very well orgaized and the information provided by our guide, Oren, exceeded our expectations. I strongly recommend this trip to everybody.

r
, Aug 2018

The tour goes to Dresden by bus -- a 3-hour trip each way. You only spend 12pm-4pm in Dresden, during which you'll have a 1-1.5 hour walking tour and the rest of the time is free time for lunch, walking around and museums. I think it would be more efficient to travel to Dresden by train and book a walking tour while you're there. Dresden was not interesting enough to spend an entire day devoted to it.

G
, Jul 2018

not memorable

S
, Jul 2018

Oren is a great guide proficient in both Hebrew and English, I learned a whole lot about German History just from the excellent way he presented things on the way

I
, Jul 2018

Well organized and informative - a great experience. A beautiful town with a fascinating history. Victoria was an excellent guide.

C
, Jul 2018

It was a great informative, friendly guider Amix, who expanded on many helpful elements involved in making it a delightful safe trip

J
, Apr 2018

A very nice excursion from Berlin.


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