• Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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.

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

dilos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent!

Paris T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Amazing day tour from Prague to Dresden... Tour guide is very professional and explaining all the history to us...
Dresden is a small town but is worth taking a trip there... really enjoy !

lulu.petroeschevskym ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Wonderful view of reconscructed city. Dresden was desolated in WW2 and has some of the most striking examples of archtecture, including the amazing Semper Oper, Swinger Gallerie with its old masters and Residenz Schloss. The vision of the city on the elbe and yes the informative tour direct from Prague taking in beautiful chechz and german countryside.

Nakia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great trip! Good amount of time to see the Dresden, eat and shop. Very fun tour guide

James L. D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great day trip for me and my wife, we left Prague by 8 person van, Dresden was under the same control as Prague was until the late
1989. Beautiful city with a unbelievable large Mall with all the brand name shops.This trip is a history buffs must!!! Returned to Prague
around 6:00PM. This day tour also has a tour guide with it and has personal time allowance in Dresden.

Karla G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

nice trip to Germany - beautiful weather - enjoyed it.

Andrew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour is Amazing. I enjoyed everything

Sacha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The tour guide was awesome, it was a small group of people so it felt more like friends spending time in the city. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the local history and made good recommendations of places to see.

Marsha G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was a great trip. Guide was very knowledgeable and it was an enjoyable day.

MELISSA L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

It was a fantastic trip, The tour guide is extremely fun to be with. The group enjoyed it so much.

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