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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. 


  • 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

Beverly F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Excellent guide. Interesting city with friendly people.

Rhonda I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was a great tour. Jan arrived at our hotel early when does that ever happen?. Gave us a great orientation tour when we arrived in Dresden and then we could choose how long we wanted to spend on each activity. Especially appreciated since the Christmas markets were open in Dresden.

Marina USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

What a beautiful city!!! We are so glad we took this tour from Prague. Our guide was wonderful and had enough time for lunch and exploring. Loved The Masters exhibit at the museum...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent!! A perfect day trip! Dresden is a beautiful city!

Puneet G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Everything was perfect. I enjoyed a lot

Mitchell LP C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Glad to have Mr Johane as our guide he's brilliant! A lovely place to visit and will return again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

suparb, excellent !! travellers should not miss this tour. everything was perfect. we had a fantastic sunny day with fantastic group. a lot to see at dresden. one day is not enough, i guess but we covered a lot. service was great. value for money indeed.

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.

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