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Dresden Day Trip from Berlin With Guided Dresden Walking Tour

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Overview

Absorb the wealth of culture and elegant architecture found in Dresden, longstanding hub of German arts, during this full-day from Berlin. Begin with a guided tour of the city center on foot, learning about its history as you explore the Zwinger palace, Semperoper (Semper Opera) and Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady). Spend the afternoon independently, wandering through the city’s lush parks, baroque architecture or lovely riverbanks along the Elbe, offering skyline views. This Berlin to Dresden visit also includes transport by air-conditioned coach.
  • Take a guided walking tour of Dresden and learn about the city’s fascinating history
  • See top Dresden attractions, such as the Semperoper, the Frauenkirche and the Zwinger palace
  • Enjoy free time to explore the city at your leisure
  • Transport by comfortable, modern, air-conditioned coach
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Transportation by comfortable, modern, air-conditioned coach
Professional English Speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Reichstagufer 17 , Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point: outside FRIEDRICHSTRASSE TRAIN STATION, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Get a taste for the city of Dresden, a historic German center of culture during the 19th and early 20th century, on this day trip from Berlin. It’s a great opportunity to get a taste for historic Germany as you admire the incredible architectural gems and scenic parks of this elegant town.

Start your day in the morning by meeting your guide at Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten underground or S-Bahn station, continuing by comfortable coach bus on the 2-hour drive south to Dresden. This architectural gem of a city, often referred to as the “Jewel Box” because of its wealth of rococo and baroque buildings, offers a range of beautiful sights to explore.

Follow your guide on a walking tour of Dresden’s center, learning about its history between 1806 and 1918, when it served as a key hub of culture for the reigning Saxon Kings. You’ll hear stories about the calamitous events of World War II, including the notorious 1945 bombing which leveled Dresden’s city center. Following a period of reconstruction and the reunification of Germany in 1990, Dresden once again returned to a position of prominence in German cultural life, today boasting more than 50 art galleries, 40 museums and 30 theaters. This includes the “Green Vault,” a unique museum boasting a collection of former royal treasure. 

Head next to the Semperoper, a neo-renaissance opera house where iconic German composer Richard Wagner premiered several of his works. Adjacent to the opera house is the Zwinger palace, a baroque palace that once hosted celebrations for the royal family. Today, the building is home to a wealth of paintings and porcelain, including Raphael’s Sistine Madonna. Also nearby is the recently reconstructed Frauenkirche, a structure that was ruined in 1945 and served as a war memorial for the East German GDR government until it was rebuilt in 2005.

Around noon you’ll be given free time to wander the city independently. For a true local experience, enjoy lunch at a Kneipe (pub) along the Weisse Gasse, the pedestrian street that cuts through Dresden’s Old Town. Feel free to then check out any of the sights from your walking tour in more detail, wander down to the Elbe River to stroll the banks, relax in one of Dresden’s beautiful parks or down an icy-cold beer at the Biergarten (beer garden) with a view of the Dresden skyline.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Frauenkirche Dresden
See the Church of Our Lady
Duration: 7 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Dresden Zwinger
Medieval fortress that houses the Old Masters Gallery, featuring works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens and others
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Semper Opera House (Semperoper)
See the Semper Opera House and walk through the Old Town of Dresden
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Elbufer
Walk down the river Elbe and see the picturesque Baroque city of Dresden
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insider Tour Berlin
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dresden Day Trip from Berlin With Guided Dresden Walking Tour ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Dresden Day Trip from Berlin With Guided Dresden Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • "Had a 1.5 hour guided walking tour which was optional." See review
  • "I highly recommend the porcelain museum, historic Green Vault and the chocolate museum which serves the best hot chocolate!" See review

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Fantastic Day Trip
stormietravels
, Dec 2019
We had such a good time on this trip. Eran was a fantastic guide with loads of great information. The bus we traveled on to Dresden was huge and really nice. When reaching Dresden we got a tour of the city and then were given over 3 hours to explore on our own. We were lucky to be there in December for all of the Christmas markets. It was a great day and Dresden (the old town part of it we saw) is a great city to explore.
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Memorable Dresden Day Trip from Berlin
meli072019
, Nov 2019
A very memorable visit to Dresden with Viator. Our guide Oren was the highlight of the trip, very knowledgable and informative. We were very lucky to had him as a guide. Recommended day trip to Dresden with Oren
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Day trip Dresden
marinanikolicma
, Nov 2019
Beautiful town, comfortable bus. Our tour guide Eran was very nice and provided us with usefull infromations about the city. Great trip.
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Picturesque & Informative
GSVA
, Nov 2019
Picturesque & Informative Though I’d been to Dresden before, Tour Guide Lior helped me to see Dresden with a new perspective. I learned a lot about Berlin, Brandenburg and Dresden. Information was presented in an interesting manner. I highly recommend the porcelain museum, historic Green Vault and the chocolate museum which serves the best hot chocolate!
star-5
Great guide and informative tour
sarahbsmall
, Oct 2019
Had a great time on this tour. The long bus ride was spent productively learning about local history, and once in the city, it was nice mix of organized tour and independent exploring :)
star-5
Dresden Day trip with Lior
Pazzozep
, Oct 2019
Great trip, informative as we departed Berlin. Lior was helpful, very knowledgeable and patient. Great detail on the buildings and the history of Dresden. Would highly recommend this day trip.
star-5
A beautiful rebuilt city
beiqizh
, Oct 2019
Our guide Oren is informative and attentive to everybody in the group. I enjoyed listening to all the stories he told us on the bus, first time not fell asleep on the bus. Good recommendations of restaurants and museums, I enjoyed all of them!
star-5
Dresden Day Trip
RustyRose120
, Oct 2019
An eye-opening experience with very knowledgeable guides. Well worth the journey! The tour is well planned, with enough free time to explore and experience on one's own.
star-4
Dresden bus tour.
886delg
, Oct 2019
Overall trip was informative and was covered well by the guides. I think the guides can back off a bit on their political agenda and stick more with the facts.
star-5
Day Trip to Dresden
632debjanib
, Sep 2019
Was an enjoyable trip. Our guide Tal was friendly, obliging and informative. It was a day trip worth doing. Dresden is full of history and the museums are a must for history lovers.

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