City tour Dresden

Journey

Travel time
upon request
Arrival information
daily
Bookable from
10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
City tourtailor-made group tour suggestionfor groups of 10 or more people
  • Royal Palace Dresden

  • Parade of paddle steamers in Dresden
    Image source: Sylvio Dittrich

  • View of Dresden with Church of Our Lady
    Image source: Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH

  • Fasanenschlösschen (Little Pheasant Castle) Moritzburg

  • Old Masters Picture Gallery
    Image source: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

  • Lößnitzdackel (Lößnitzgrundbahn)

  • Panometer Dresden
    Image source: Archiv, dresden.de

  • Schloss Wackerbarth vineyard

  • Yenidze Dresden

What to expect

Dresden, the 800-year-old capital of Saxony, is one amongst of Europe’s leading cultural capitals. Its treasures include an abundance of architectural monuments, top-class museums and world-renowned cultural institutions, and promise those who discover them a real treat and wealth of surprises.

A city tour to Dresden offers you the chance to explore its historic centre, featuring the Zwinger Palace, Theatre Square, Royal Palace and the Church of Our Lady. Take the opportunity to enjoy an outstanding concert or a boat trip with the world’s oldest fleet of paddle steamers – and you too will fall in love with the “Florence on the Elbe” on this city tour to Dresden.

For all of you who already know Dresden and wish for one or another secret tip – we have a lot of ideas in mind to extend the classical Dresden programme. What do you think about a visit to the Dresden city museum or to the Panometer Dresden? Dresden's surroundings are worth a visit too: Go on a ride with the narrow-gauge steam train "Lößnitzdackel" to Moritzburg. Furthermore, you should not miss a day trip to the "unexplored" parts of Saxon Switzerland...



Contact Person

Manuela Leveghi

Manuela Leveghi

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

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My tip in Dresden: Visit Germany’s first garden town “Dresden-Hellerau” and also learn about the history of the workshops and festival theatre when taking part in a tour.

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "City tour Dresden"

Basic package for your group tour "city tour to Dresden":
4 days/3 nights

Day 1: Individual arrival
dresden residenzschloss c augustustoursOn the day of arrival, your group will go on a guided tour to get to know the city centre of Dresden. The guide will provide your group with impressive details, interesting stories and a lot of worth knowing information about the so called „Florence on the River Elbe“. There are many ways to explore Dresden: What about a sportive tour by bike, a wandering tour on Erich Kästner’s tracks or a discovery tour through various eras of architecture?

Day 2: Guided tour of Dresden
On the second day of your city tour to Dresden your group will get an impression of Dresden's museums and collections: Enjoy a stroll through the museums of the Dresden State Art Collections and discover the cherry stone, Raffael's Sistine Madonna, finest porcelain, the astronomical clock or the many precious ceremonial weapons. Alternatively your group visits the city museum of Dresden to learn more about the 800-year history of Dresden. At Panometer Dresden history becomes more vividly. From Januar to June you can immerse into “Dresden 1945”. From July to December there will be “Baroque Dresden”. Light and sound thereby demonstrate day times, reflecting the era and the setting in the scene.


Day 3: Dresden and its surroundings
Fasanenschlsschen mit Weg c AT ConniThe third day could be a day off for your group. We recommend you a trip to the surroundings of Dresden. We would be pleased to organise a trip...

  • to the city of porcelain Meißen
  • with the “Lößnitzdackel” steam train to Moritzburg. There you could walk throughout the beautiful park and visit the “Fasanenschlösschen” (Little Pheasant Castle).
  • to Bautzen and Upper Lusatia
  • to the Saxon Switzerland incl. a trip to the beautiful viewing platform "Bastei"
  • Alternatively your group could go on a trip to the “unexplored” parts of Saxon Switzerland: Do not miss a visit to Weesenstein Castle and Großsedlitz Baroque Garden.

Day 4: Individual departure
After your three days in Dresden we wish you a pleasant way home. We hope you have had a great time and an unforgettable group tour in Dresden! It would be our pleasure to organise the coach transfer to the train station or airport for you.

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next group tour to Dresden which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next city tour.

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Contact Person

Manuela Leveghi

Manuela Leveghi

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip in Dresden: Visit Germany’s first garden town “Dresden-Hellerau” and also learn about the history of the workshops and festival theatre when taking part in a tour.


Services

Services included

Basic package for the group tour "city tour Dresden":
4 days/3 nights

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  • 3 x overnight stay incl. breakfast
  • Themed guided tour of Dresden incl. the Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House, Bruehl Terrace, Procession of the Princes, New Market Square and Church of Our Lady, e.g. sportive tour on bikes, wandering on Erich Kästner’s tracks in Dresden Neustadt or a discovery tour through various eras of architecture, 2 hours
  • Culinary break during the walking tour incl. tasting of “Dresdner Eierschecke” (a local cake speciality)
  • Admission to Dresden Royal Palace (one day ticket, valid for Turkish Chamber, New Green Vault, Collection of Printings/Drawings/Photographs, Armoury)
  • Guided tour of the Royal Palace Dresden, 1,5 hrs
  • City map of Dresden per room
  • Travel documents for the tour manager/driver
  • 24-hrs AugustusTours telephone service during your city tour to Dresden with AugustusTours

PLUS packages for your city tour to Dresden

FineArtsPLUS
Dresden's importance as a centre for exhibitions dates back to 1897. Apart from the "Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden" (State Art Collections) and the municipal museums and galleries, there are now around 25 private galleries whose exhibitions cover the whole range of contemporary art. Make your city tour even more attractive and integrate a visit of the Old Masters Picture Gallery into the tour programme.

  • Admission to Zwinger
  • Guided tour of Old Masters Picture Gallery, 1 hr
  • Guided tour through the city museum
  • Admission and tour through the Asisi Panometer Dresden (January to June "Dresden 1945", July to December "Baroque Dresden")

MeissenPLUS
Just a short drive away from Dresden, Meissen attracts large numbers of visitors each year and might also be an interesting excursion option for your group tour to Dresden. Stroll through the narrow streets of this famed centre for porcelain, slowly wending your way up to Meissen Cathedral and the majestic Albrechtsburg – Germany’s oldest royal palace. After visiting the castle you also have the opportunity to visit Meissen’s world-famous porcelain factory.

  • Excursion to Meissen (6 hrs) with local guide
  • Guided walking tour
  • Visit to the famous Meissen Porcelain Factory

RoyalHeritagePLUS

  • Guided walking tour through the park of Pillnitz Palace
  • Admission and guided tour the Palace Museum incl. the originally preserved interior of rooms, royal kitchen and a catholic chapel
  • Boat trip from Pillnitz to Dresden

CoachPLUS

  • Return transfer from/to Dresden Airport by coach

Further suggestions

    • Museum of military history: Tour through the museum of military history in Dresden
    • VW manufacturing showcase: Visit to the glass-walled VW manufacturing showcase
    • Culinary highlight: Wine tour and tasting in Hoflößnitz or at a local winemaker or a tour through the beer museum with subsequent beer tasting in the Feldschlösschen brewery
    • Pillnitz: No city tour to Dresden is complete without an excursion to Pillnitz Castle, which was once the summer residence of Saxon rulers from the House of Wettin. A stroll through the park gives visitors the chance to explore a fascinating and important collection of rare and valuable plants.To finish your excursion to Pillnitz in style, why not travel back to Dresden on a historic paddle steamer?
    • By steam: Excursion by steam via the famous narrow-gauge railway "Lößnitzdackel" to Moritzburg, visit to Little Pheasant Castle in Moritzburg
    • Saxon Switzerland: Excursion to undiscovered parts of Saxon Switzerland including a visit to Weesenstein Castle and Großsedlitz Baroque Garden
    • Moritzburg: Moritzburg Castle is a popular attraction, and was built as a hunting lodge by the House of Wettin. It is also well worth taking a stroll to the Hunting Lodge or Little Pheasant Castle, where princes and noblemen once met on festive occasions.
    • Prague: An excursion to the “Golden City” Prague represents a great addition to the itinerary for your city tour to Dresden. A stroll through the city’s magical old town will give your guests the opportunity to explore the Old Town Hall and its astronomical clock, Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge.

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next group tour to Dresden which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next city tour.


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Wineyard © AugustusTours

Contact Person

Manuela Leveghi

Manuela Leveghi

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip in Dresden: Visit Germany’s first garden town “Dresden-Hellerau” and also learn about the history of the workshops and festival theatre when taking part in a tour.


Quotes

Prices for services included

This city tour to Dresden is characterized by its creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. It can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your city tour to Dresden or for city tours to other German cities . We are also happy to organize a cultural tour in different German cities for your group!

Please note:
The state capital of Dresden has passed an amendment regarding the calculation of the „Lodging Tax“, introduced 01/07/2015, effective 01/01/2016. The tax is now quoted based on the accommodation rate per person per night. The exact costs will be calculated for each tour individually, included in the offer and are to be paid on the spot. 

 

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All our group tour suggestions can be altered, shortened or extended as required. We will be pleased to make you an offer tailored to your specific needs – please send us your request for a group tour offer to Germany. Once you have submitted your request we will send you a tailor-made quote.

Being a very experienced and high-performance incoming partner, we offer you support and advice regarding the realisation of your group travels. Since 1997, we have been working for international travel agents, associations, companies as well as private clients. During all our work, we constantly follow our standard “Expertise. Ideas. Passion.” and thus implement it while booking your travel. Follow the link to find out how we work in the department of city and cultural tours.

We have numerous suggestions for you and your group – no matter if you are planning a city break, cultural tour or round trip throughout Germany! The mentioned tours are only some suggestions. Please do not hesitate to send us your special ideas and requirements on your next group or study tour.

We look forward to working with you and would be glad to put together a customized package for your group travel to Germany!

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Tour ratings

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Tour impressions from fellow travellers

5 Tour ratings
06.08.2013
written by Juliane Bahr
After always dealing professionally with this destination I wanted to get to know Meissen and Moritzburg from a different point of view. Therefore, I joined one of our groups in autumn 2010 on their excursion to this region. The porcelain manufactory was my highlight on this tour. The museum and the demonstration workshop were very interesting and we learned a lot about the ‘white gold’. Accompanied by one of our experienced local guides, we continued with a walking tour of Meissen and further on, a visit of Moritzburg Hunting Lodge. All in all, the excursion was fantastic!
 
10.10.2013
written by Travel Editions
The itinerary worked well and the hotel in both Dresden and Berlin were a good standard, good sized rooms and service and excellent locations. The restaurants were first class and so was the service and the coach drivers were polite and drove well. The guides were excellent with very good English, very knowledgeable and very informative. A very enjoyable holiday and all the members rated it "one of the best". Very many thanks again for making this tour such a success! (...) Everyone really enjoyed their time in Germany and we would like to thank you and all your colleagues very much for the wonderful and efficient organisation of all arrangements. We really look forward to working with you and Augustus Tours again in the future and I will be in contact with any group requests that we get for Germany.
27.03.2015
written by Greg Jessop, Stardawn Travel
Dresden welcomed us with open arms and warm hearts, and I was overwhelmed by the City's sense of identity and determination to grow into the future. With Dresden now firmly fixed in my own heart, I shall return again and again not only with my clients but also personally, as I feel I have been privileged to make new friends who will remain close to me into the brightness of the future.
 
27.03.2015
written by Greg Jessop
From my first moment of welcome from Augustus Tours at the airport, until seeing me safely at departures by transfer at Dresden International for my return home, I was looked after and provided with everything i needed to ensure a perfect visit/city tour of Dresden.
Information, guidance, a perfect hotel to stay in, every detail was taken care of with the ultimate Professionalism. Anke and her team ensured I had everything planned for a smooth, and relaxed exploration of the wonders of Dresden.
The City is truly a wonder, both from a historical viewpoint and for its vision for the future. The people of Saxony were a pleasure to meet, friendly, vibrant and so very welcoming. For anyone who has not yet visited Dresden...be sure to put this to the top of your wishlist!
 
23.09.2015
written by Mike Findley
The holiday was wonderful. Everybody enjoyed it thoroughly. With 2 flights, 3 hotels, 5 coaches, 5 guides, etc. everything was so well organised. It all went to plan. Hotels were all very good and very conveniently situated, guides had excellent English and were very knowledgeable, coaches all turned up on time and were very comfortable. The efficiency made my job all the easier. Thank you all so much for an excellent time. I shall be recommending you to others.
Many thanks indeed. Well done!
Mike Findley
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