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

Seasonal
March to October
Wednesday and Sunday

Meeting Time

9am

Details

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • 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

Brandenburg

Duration:

10 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Policy:

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.

9:00 AMTour
From
$ 55.36

Customer Reviews

richardgravells

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.

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

Great!

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

Maria R

March 2015

Wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable

K W

December 2014

The tour guide was a doll. The countryside was beautiful and the cake...yum. This was a highlight of my trip

Monica K

November 2014

Loved, loved Dresden! Signed up just to have a look at some of the original Meissen china from Dresden but Dresden is way beyond the most beautiful china - it's a jewel! The tour was an unforgettable experience - the grandeur was breathtaking! The Zwinger Palace and the Royal Palace were beautiful! The Green Vault a must see - even though you have pay extra for it!

Jennifer E

November 2014

Our day trip to Dresden was memorable - made all the more so by Alex, our knowledgable and articulate guide. It was especially moving to see the Frauenkirche rebuilt and the amazing porcelain collection at the Zwinger Museum. We wish Alex all the best in her operatic pursuits.

Linda M

September 2014

I truly enjoyed our guide Alex, the gal from Perth. She was knowledgeable and witty, which made the tour both informative and fun.

boaz.avron

September 2014

Superb Guide. Well planned both as regards sites of interest guided tour as well as free time for personal exploration.

Robyn A

August 2014

My husband and I did the day trip to Dresden in July 2014. We had a lovely Australian girl who is studying in Berlin as our tour guide. Alex was knowledgeable, organised and very helpful. The tour gave us a good look at Dresden old city and we really enjoyed it.
Robyn - Newcastle Australia

Alison R

August 2014

Our guide was absolutely fantastic and so informative and very very helpful. She was brilliant.

Joseph B

August 2014

4 days in berlin. Very interesting but a big city. Day trip to Dresden was just what the doctor ordered.
Breathtaking. a must see. Good guide. Very comfortable bus.

Stanley R

August 2014

I love that tour but not the guide. Dresden is beautiful, a must-see. I would have spent more time there actually.