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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
  • 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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Dresden Day Trip from Berlin

Dresden Day Trip from Berlin

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, 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 kneipen (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.

Customer Reviews

Lewis G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Well worth it! Alex, our tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The trip cost little more than a normal train ride, but we got so much more. The walking tour was just right. Had time to grab a bite and visit a museum. Great day trip and value!

samy m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very good day trip. Worth every penny. Great company and great tour guide. Very informative. His name was Lior I believe, an Israeli man with Ph.D. In philosophy and very well informed man.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really enjoyed the day....great commentary from the guide. Would certainly recommend it.

Elma P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was good.

Kelsey Maxine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Dresden is a picturesque city. Our guide Lior was helpful in pointing out which museums to go to. On his recommendation, we went to the new green vault which was very enjoyable. The free time in dresden was enough to enjoy 1 museum and have some chocolate ice cream and cakes.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fabulous Day trip. Very well managed, had two guides with us as we were a bus full of tourists and were split into two groups upon our arrival in Dresden. Nadav is brilliant as a tour guide, his narration on the Dresden bombing was super.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

highly recommend this trip, absolutely great guide and comfortable coach with adequate time to visit palace and collection of treasures. great value for the oney


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

An excellent tour with Alex as our guide. The bus was comfortable, the guide very knowledgeable and we had time on our own to look around and go back to some attractions. A long day out but worth the day.

Doron M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

ZenyG United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I truly enjoyed this Dresden day trip learning the history and culture of this amazing city. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city and very informative. We had plenty of time to tour and learn the area and was given ample time to have lunch and walk around on our own before heading back to Berlin. I booked my hotel close to the meeting point which is right next to the train and bus station. I highly recommend this tour!

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