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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.

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

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

Amelia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Excellent tour and tour guide.

Nathan C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

LOVED the history of Dresden.The whole city has been completely rebuilt. And they've done the most amazing job of it.

Xuedi L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was very interesting and showcased the history and culture of the city. Would highly recommend this to people!

marie c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Beautiful city and fabulous guides. We had the english speaking tour guide there were 2, one hebrew and english. Very knowledgable and engergic, especially since the weather was wet and dreary. Plenty of time to explore the city on our own.
The bus driver and drive to Dresden was wonderful!
Thank you.

Ed S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Wonderful trip. Our guide Oreet was fabulous and the most knowledgable guide we had the entire trip. I highly recommend it.

Johanna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I loved this tour, friendly people and great tour guide, history is very fascinating both new and rebuilds and great market place for lunch! Great views if you walk across the bridge in the free time too! can be seen on the bus but its too fast to get a great picture of the whole city!

anama95 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was very nice!! It was worth it .

Naomi Eta M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Dresden is a beautiful city. We were impressed with our tour guide Lior who is very knowledgeable and gave us interesting information about the city and history.

asa.lichfield5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The day trip to Dresden was just as I had hoped. I had wanted to go there for some time and finally made it. The fact that the city was virtually rebuilt after the war is very impressive. It appears to be untouched. Our guide was great and the city left a lasting effect on me. Thanks.

honey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

excellent day, with a guide who helped with stories of the Dresden area.

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