Dresden Day Trip from Berlin

Explore the city of Dresden, one of the cultural centers of Germany, on a day trip from Berlin. Take a guided walking tour of Dresden and hear interesting stories about the city’s vibrant history from your expert guide. Discover the city’s main sights, including the Semperoper (Semper Opera), the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady). After the guided portion of your tour, the afternoon is yours to explore Dresden at your leisure. Stroll through the baroque city, explore the many green parks, or relax by the riverbanks of the Elbe, overlooking the skyline of Dresden.

What You Can Expect

Dresden Day Trip from Berlin
Dresden Day Trip from Berlin

After meeting your guide in central Berlin, sit back and relax aboard an air-conditioned coach during your 2-hour journey to Dresden. When you arrive in Dresden, also known as the 'Jewel Box' because of its rococo and baroque city center, your guide will show you the city on a walking tour.

Learn about Dresden's history and how it served as a cultural capital between 1806 and 1918 under reign of the Saxon Kings. As you walk around, learn about the tragic end of World War 2 and hear about the controversial bombing in February 1945, during which the whole city center was destroyed. After the city's reconstruction and since the reunification of Germany in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the country's cultural centers, now featuring 56 galleries, 44 museums and 36 theaters, including the former royal treasure collection, the 'Green Vault.'

See the neo-Renaissance Semperoper opera house, in which the world-famous composer Richard Wagner held some of his premiers. Next to the opera house is the Zwinger, one of the most delightful baroque constructions in Germany. Once a palace for parties and celebrations for the royals, it now houses museums including the Old Masters Picture Gallery featuring among others Raphael's Sistine Madonna and a porcelain museum. Admire the impressive and newly rebuilt Frauenkirche, completely destroyed in 1945, which served as a war memorial in the German Democratic Republic and was not rebuilt until 2005.

By midday, you'll have time at your leisure to explore this interesting city. To get a feel for it like a true local, have lunch (own expense) at one of the many kneipen (pubs) in Weisse Gasse, a pedestrianized area in the old town. Later, you can visit the sights you saw on your walking tour from the outside in more detail, stroll along the beautiful river Elbe, visit Dresden's many parks, or enjoy a cold beer in a Biergarten (beer garden) overlooking the baroque skyline.

Days of Service

March to October
Wednesday and Sunday

Meeting Time




  • Transportation by comfortable, modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide


  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point



10 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

German Activities Terms & Conditions

The 20% Off German Activities offer is valid with bookings of any German Rail Pass with coupon code OKTOBERFEST20. The maximum coupon code discount is $35 per booking. Offer is valid for the first 280 coupon codes redeemed or until the promo’s end date of 5:00 pm ET on September 29, 2015, whichever comes first. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. One coupon code per booking may be applied.

9:00 AMTour
$ 54.70

Customer Reviews

Katherine A

August 2015

Lior guided us through the beautiful remains of Dresden's old city providing an excellent tour of its history. Even the bus ride there was very informative. Would recommend to anyone as part of their Berlin visit

Jeniece C

August 2015

I had never heard of Dresden before this trip but I'm glad I went. This tour was great! Our tour guide knew a lot about Dresden and her enthusiasm made the tour even better. There was also enough time to walk around, get something to eat, and do a bit of shopping. All in all, great trip!

Robin G

August 2015

It was a wonderful day trip. Everything ran according to plan, and our Guide Asaf was excellent and gave a a great deal of information. I would recommend the local tour company.

Alan L

August 2015

Excellent day trip. Beautiful city and our tour guide was amazing. She knew really knew her history of the city.
Highly recommended. A must see

Jeremy G

July 2015

Dresden is a beautiful city with an interesting history, and our guide Alex was certainly well informed about it.

Harriette S

July 2015

Dresden was a remarkable city and mind-boggling to say the least. I highly recommend visiting. Our guide did an excellent job ob covering the things I had on my list to see on the walking tour. All I had left to do when she finished during the free time was eat and go inside a few churches. I even had time to go inside the museum.

Christine T

July 2015

Our Tour Guide Alex was fantastic. VERY knowledgeable about all history and culture in the area. They gave us enough talk and free time to see the city. GREAT! Highly recommend

Helene D

July 2015

It was wonderful, our guide was the best I have ever had, he was so knowledgeable, his english was perfect even the weather was great. It was an outstanding experience.I would highly recommend this tour.


July 2015

Fantastic day trip from Berlin. Dresden is a beautiful city, we want to spend more time there the next time we go back to Germany.


June 2015

The tour guide that we had was 'Alex, she was very knowledgeable of the destination of Dresden. In the drive there we were informed of its history from medevil times to present day. This carried on throughout the walking tour as well. She passed the information in such a way that it was entertaining, therefore the group didn't lose interest in the tour. Alex had the fascination of Salad Dodging with famous cake from Dresden, and the words, 'Oakey Smokey, which was very entertaining. There was time at the end of the tour to have a little wonder around Dresden as well. I throughly enjoyed myself and do highly recommend the tour. I paid 35.73p on Viator for it and believe it is good value for money.

Sunita M

July 2015

This tour was amazing!

kevin m

June 2015

A fantastic tour !!!, are guide Ronen was brilliant , one off the best tours I have done
The two hour walking your was very interesting and Ronen pointed out all the major sites while telling us all about the history of this beautiful city and how it was rebuilt .
a most do tour if your in Berlin

Charles S

June 2015

Wonderful guide.

Gerald J C

June 2015

Loved the experience. Awesome to see how Dresden has reinvented itself after the bombing.

Rodney S

June 2015

Excellent Tour Guide.Enjoyed the day but maybe it would have been helpful if we were given a map of dresden for our free time.

Keren P

June 2015

I enjoyed the tour very much. The guidance was very informative and professional.

Lyubov T

June 2015


Barry J

May 2015

Whole experience very good, enjoyed the day trip

Elfriede T

May 2015

Dresden is a beautiful and interesting city and our tour guide made it even more so. I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to get a taste of what Dresden has to offer.

Joseph V

June 2015

Excellent tour and guide. Ya did wonderful job. Highly recommend. A bit like Disney as everything rebuilt since reunification. Still worthwhile. Green Vault alone highly memorable,

wayne c

May 2015

Excellent tour and guide

Ye M

May 2015

Lior is our English speaking tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. He had prepared lots of pictures to demonstrate to us how Dresden was like immediately after the war, and we were able to have a better understanding about how much effort the Germans have put into rebuilding the beautiful city. I'd definitely recommend this tour to my friends!

reg b

June 2015

Amos was Great and there was a great deal to see.I loved Dresden

reg b

June 2015

Amos was Great and there was a great deal to see.I loved Dresden