• Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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Visit two countries, two National Parks and two spectacular natural wonders on this private full-day tour from Prague. Discover the Baroque city of Dresden in Germany, the jagged rocks of Bastei in the Saxon Switzerland National Park and the famous Pravčicka gate in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park.


  • Full-day tour of Dresden, Bastei and Pravčicka from Prague
  • Marvel at the Baroque wonders of Dresden on a guided walking tour
  • Take in the highlights of the Saxon Switzerland National Park and the Bohemian Switzerland National Park
  • Marvel at natural wonders such as the rocks of Bastei and the Pravčicka gate
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, entrance fees and round-trip transport
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Bohemian Saxon Switzerland National Park tour from Prague with Local Guide

Pravcicka gate

Your morning begins with an 8am pick-up from your central Prague hotel by private vehicle. Set out on the scenic 2-hour drive to Dresden, during which your guide will share facts about the region’s history and point out natural landmarks and sights of interest along the way. After crossing the border into Germany and making a short photo stop in Pirna, continue through the vineyards of the Saxon wine region to Dresden.

Arrive in Dresden around 10am and follow your guide on a walking tour of the atmospheric Old Town, situated on the banks of the Elbe River. Learn how the city was completely reconstructed in the aftermath of WWII, and come to understand its nickname as the ‘jewel of baroque Germany’ as you admire monuments like the Zwinger Palace, Theater Square and Dresden Cathedral.

Around midday, depart for the wild mountains of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, and jump out to take in one of its most memorable natural wonders – the jagged rock formations of Bastei. Hear how they were formed over millions of years of water erosion as you marvel at the 636-foot (194-meter) high rocks, and enjoy spectacular views over the Bastei Bridge.

Continue through the Saxon Switzerland National Park, stopping at the German spa town of Bad Schadau and the picturesque Czech village of Hřensko. Then, drive through a dramatic panorama of mountains, forests and canyons as you cross back into the Czech Republic and venture into the heart of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park.

Make a beeline for the park’s star attraction, the Pravcicka gate, a striking natural arch carved into the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Embark on a 3-mile (5km) hike to the arch, stopping at viewpoints along the way to take photos and marvel at the panoramic views. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore or relax at the Sokoli hnízdo restaurant, overlooking the valley.

In the late afternoon, set out on the return journey to Prague, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 6pm.

Customer Reviews

Wildspirit United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Well this tour was brilliant, although it was raining it did not matter as our tour guide, Alex made it special. The walk was more then expected but we managed it to be greeted with a lovely meal at the top. Due to the rain and fog the views were not brilliant but it just gives us an excuse to go back and again and book another tour with Alex.

Clara Kathleen V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was amazing!

Sarina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was such a great experience to go off-the-beaten path in Prague! My boyfriend and I visited in early April and wanted to escape the city a bit. Alex picked us up from our AirBnB promptly in the morning. We drove to Dresdin and he gave us a quick tour through the city, before all the tourists flooded in. Then, we headed to the national park, which was gorgeous. I would highly recommend this private tour!

Jonathan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Ales was a wonderful tour guide - he lives in the district right beside the National Park, so he has expertise and familiarity with the region that other guides don't have. He's very knowledgeable, but gives you lots of quiet time to explore and process on your own. If you enjoy natural beauty and seeing something that is unique, I highly recommend this trip.

Dirk P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Wonderful tour with an outstanding guide, Ales! It was a super fun day for our whole family!

David D

4 star rating: Recommended April 2017

Ales was very accommodating to our requests to change the itinerary. We really enjoyed the hike in Bohemian Switzerland to see Pravčicka and getting to see Dresden, if even just for a little bit, was another highlight. The restaurant in Bohemian Switzerland was excellent, and some of the best food we had in Czechoslovakia.

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