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Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Dresden

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the beautiful Saxon Switzerland National Park on this 8-hour day trip from Dresden. Delve into the Saxon Switzerland National Park with a guide and take in top attractions such as Bastei Bridge and Pravčická Gate — Europe’s largest natural sandstone gate. Admire panoramic views over the mighty Elbe River, cross from the Saxon side of the park into the Czech side and gain insight into the region’s fascinating geology. After lunch, head into Kamenice Gorge for a dingy ride through the sandstone canyon and explore the pretty town of Hrensko.
  • 8-hour Saxon Switzerland National Park day trip from Dresden
  • Explore the Saxon Switzerland National Park with a guide
  • Admire top park attractions including Bastei Bridge, the Elbe River and Pravčická Gate
  • Take a dingy ride through Kamenice Gorge
  • Visit the charming town of Hrensko
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Dresden
  • Skip-the-Line at Pravcicka Gate - the largest arch in Europe

What's Included

  • English or Spanish speaking local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Central Dresden
  • A la carte lunch
  • Guided tour by air-conditioned mini-van
  • ‘Alraid’ Halal Certification and Research Centre of Halal poultry meat
  • Skip In Line at the largest natural sandstone archway in Europe
  • Gratuities

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08:00 AM

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We pick up in hotels and AirBnb

What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide in English
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Skip In Line at the largest natural sandstone Arch in Europe
  • ‘Alraid’ Halal Certification and Research Centre of Halal poultry meat
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Dresden?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Dresden?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Dresden?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Be warned that there is quite a bit of walking: uphill, downhill, stairs, It was a warm and humid day which made it pretty hard work.
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Great adventure through German and Czech national parks
Anne_A, Jul 2022
This was a great trip which I highly recommend. One note of caution - it is a full day with A LOT of walking (20K steps) and not much down time, so you need to be mentally and physically prepared. It's not super strenuous hiking but there is a lot of of it (and a lot of up and down including a long walk down a lot of stairs!). So, knowing that, come prepared to hike through some amazing parks, see beautiful scenery, eat delicious Czech food and be well taken care of by the staff. We had the pleasure of being guided by William who was very funny and had good tidbits to share and we were driven to/from our hotel by Jan who was also funny and full of information. A really fun day!
Amazing day
Mary_A, Jul 2022
I traveled solo and signed up for this trip. I was picked up in time from my guest house which was great and we met a group of 10 others. The trip was excellent. Yan was very nice and helpful and knowledgeable. The hike was a bit challenging for me but Yan kept encouraging and supporting me until I got to reach the top and see the view. The views and landscape were spectacular. Food was excellent (which was included with the trip as well as beer) and the boat cruise was good. Overall, it was a great experience and I will highly recommend for anyone that wants to spend the day in nature.
awesome tour
Zaijin_H, Jun 2022
This is great tour. We saw the national park from both German side and Czech side. Very beautiful. Jan is great tour guide. The tour also covers beer in two different restaurant. The lunch is great Czech food. The boat ride is awesome. I walked 21000 steps from this tour. A lot of walking. Really fun. View is amazing.
Fun trip to Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland
Andrew_D, May 2022
A really enjoyabke trip to Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland with Jan who was a very fun and informative guide. Everything was well planned and well timed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was a fantastic trip,...
Ali_H, May 2022
It was a fantastic trip, Jan is a great tour guide, thank you very much for the beautiful day! Thanks, Ali
Too much fun hiking in a postcard
Wanda_L, Oct 2021
I had an amazing day on this tour, lots of fun and plenty of exercises. The food was really good and the guide Jan was entertaining. I was throughly impressed with the scenery and the colors of Czech Republic. Highly recommend 👍😊😎
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome experience
Marcella_L, Oct 2021
William a fabulous guide. He was very engaging with everyone and made sure we were all doing well on the hike. I enjoyed the whole trip and was amazed by the wonderful scenery.
Beyond beautiful!
Angie_T, Oct 2021
This was an outstanding day! We were fortunate enough to be the only people on our tour and Jan made sure we had a first class experience! The views were beyond amazing, the food & beer top and Jan was gracious and so attentive to making sure the day was exactly what we wanted! You definitely need a good base of fitness for this tour but all the climbs and step are worth the effort! Thanks for the memories Jan and we highly recommend this tour!
Just bring your desire to hike and see amazing sights!
Chris_O, Sep 2021
An amazing guide and experience in a beautiful national park that straddles Germany AND The Czech Republic 

(REMEMBER your passport/vaccination or other documentation - you cross the border and it may be asked for) 

The trip out to the park was about 35 min from central Dresden.

 I’d split the excursion into two main parts: 

Climb up to the arch - a nice walk up; it’s a good walk that we forged through almost too quickly - our guide Jan was constantly reminding me it’s not a race; so there is more than enough time to make it up with a more leisurely stride than mine. The fresh air and scenery helped moderate that a bit.

 Once up there - we took pictures and Jan took pictures of us along the way; it’s a great view and the bridge to the old fort has a LOTR vibe going. 

We stopped in the restaurant at the top for some beer (50/50 as recommended - DELISH!); then headed back down to go to the restaurant reserved for us for lunch. We remained a private tour, but met one of the other tour guide (William) and his charge who was from Italy and spoke great English despite his self-consciousness. 

Lunch was great; the goulash and chicken with risotto were both delicious (as was more beer!).

 Walk down to the gorge - another nice walk down; fortunately Jan had moderated me to a relaxed state (beer helped) and got to see pictures of a saint below the path we were on that others walked right by. 

The trail eventually led to the boat ride that would take you through the dammed portion of the tributary before it reached the Elbe. 

The boat ride was fun and while in Czech; Jan translated for us and it really is a mix between facts and whimsy. Rock formations were pointed out for different pop-culture characters (Jabba the Hut as one example) and everyone got a kick out of the boatsman that hammed it up as he poled us forward. 

It was a great day and I highly recommend Cayman for your tour needs; Jan took care of our every need and you’d be in good hands with him.
Magical day hike
Jill_A, Aug 2021
The park is amazing! Jan was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide and the day was just magical. It was nice to get back into nature after taking in the city sites.
Superb experience.
prakriti_y, Aug 2020
Superb experience with Jan. Enjoyed every bit of it. Time well spent. Nice weather coupled with nice group of people added to the fun. Jan turned out to be a pro in this business and planned meticulously.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour!
Åsa W, Aug 2019
Thank you Simona of Cayman Travel for making arangements so I could take this tour even though I was the only one going from Dresden. I was able to join a group of three going from Prague so we made a group of four. This meant that our fantastic guide Sarka could give all of us full attention. Our guide was both entertaining and knowledgeable. Be warned that there is quite a bit of walking: uphill, downhill, stairs... It was a warm and humid day which made it pretty hard work. Well worth it though! The incuded lunch in a nice restaurant was very good with a number of dishes to choose from.
YatFai_Y, Aug 2018
I booked and paid for this tour weeks ago. The day before the tour I received a message from the company asking if I could postpone the tour for 3 days because I was the only one who registered. I rejected as I had other arranged meetings. The evening before the tour I was notified that it had been cancelled. The tour company (Cayman Travel Business Consultants s.r.o. - Guided Tours) had been extremely irresponsible. They should still go ahead only if there is only one participant, just like what many other tour companies would do. In addition, if they had to cancel the tour, they should do it DAYS before that! They just screwed up my whole plan and wasted my whole day. The company is no longer replying to my emails and I hope viator will investigate and penalise this company. AVOID THIS TOUR!!!
2 travelers found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this tour. Tour...
Kristen G, Oct 2017
I really enjoyed this tour. Tour guide and driver were great. Be prepared for lots of walking. Saw beautiful views and learned a lot. Lunch was very tasty too. Guides went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Trip did not live up to the hype we...
Peter B, Sep 2017
Trip did not live up to the hype we had read in researching before this trip. Our guide, Peter, while pleasant enough seemed more engrossed in his phone than imparting information to guests. Very little information was offered about the places we visited and we felt as if he was simply going through his paces. Also we were concerned that the driver who collected us from Dresden, also pleasant enough, in the morning spent a lot of texting while driving which we found unnerving. Scenery was great although the castle at the end of the bridge was closed which our guide clearly found unexpected but perhaps it was something which the tour operator should have know in advance. Given the price, we expected more. Sorry if this seems negative but we are well-travelled and being honest.
LOVED this tour with Peter - he is a...
Rebecca F, Aug 2017
LOVED this tour with Peter - he is a GREAT tour guide! Would highly recommend this tour - I know its a bit pricey but its well worth the money. Peter takes great care of his guests. We only had about 7 people in our group which made it nice. The area he takes you to is so beautiful. The walk isn't too bad. We had a nice drink at one place. Then a great lunch at another place. We had a boat ride. So many things included in this tour!
Amazing day with Jacob! Extremely...
Elena M, Aug 2017
Amazing day with Jacob! Extremely well organized and super friendly! It was one of the best experience on a day tour I have had with Viator. Tour involves quite a bit of walking up and down the hill, nothing extreme but you have to be more or less fit. Trust me, the beauty of the area and a great guide's job is worth every minute of it! Highly recommended!
Beautiful amazing sandstone pillars...
Lauren L, Jun 2017
Beautiful amazing sandstone pillars. Lovely park. Our guide, Janna was outstanding. She explained everything, was personable and friendly. A well planned and enjoyable excursion. Be prepared to walk. I brought walking poles along and was glad I did for the uphill hiking.
Excellent. A word of caution to the...
LindaK_D, Mar 2017
Excellent. A word of caution to the description provided. The walking is strenuous by American standards. It is understood by those of is who travel a lot that generally Germans do a lot of hiking and walking, so for them this would be routine.
'WOW!' This was a spectacular tour...
Peter_S, Dec 2016
'WOW!' This was a spectacular tour. More than I expected. Jakob was our guide and he was sensational. The views are worth the walking involved. It was everything I expected and more.


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