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Palaces, Castles and Gardens in Saxony

Journey

Travel time
4 days or upon request
Arrival information
daily
Bookable from
10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
Cultural tourtailor-made group tour suggestionfor groups of 10 or more people
  • Palais at the Great Garden in Dresden

  • Palm House at Pillnitz Castle

  • Vineyards of Radebeul near Dresden

  • Wackerbarth Castle in Radebeul

  • Pillnitz Castle

What to expect

A visit to a famous castle or park is always a special treat not only for enthusiasts but history lovers and strollers alike.

Let yourself be swept of your feet by unique botanic paradises, created over several years with the purpose to ensnare, and majestic castles, built and preserved to enchant and be testament to German history.

Welcome to Dresden, the Florence on the Elbe, with its baroque style and extravagant glory! The city and its surrounding await with romantic castles, history-charged fortresses and captivating parks and gardens for your discovery.

Contact Person

Frauke Mollée Kreis

Frauke Molée

+49 (0)351 563 48 0

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My tip in Dresden: Don't forfeit the chance to visit the first German garden city: The garden city of Hellerau.

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "Cultural tour "Palaces and Gardens in Saxony""

Basic package for your cultural tour "Palaces, Castles and Gardens":
4 days/3 nights

Day 1: Individual arrival to DresdenDresden Elbufer mit Frauenkirche webC TMGS
After you have arrived in Dresden you will meet your tour guide who will take you through the historical Old Town of Dresden, immersing you into various tales of Saxony's magnificent capital.

Day 2: Moritzburg & Wackerbarth
weieritztalbahn web c m. mehnerDriving to Radebeul, the second day of your cultural tour will begin with a tour with the traditional narrow gauge railway “Loessnitzdackel”, taking you through the romantic surroundings of Dresden to Moritzburg. There you will have the chance to visit the Moritzburg Castle – a mid-16th century chateau surrounded by lakes and woodlands. This landscape used to be a favourite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony. The next stop on your special interest tour is the Wackerbath Castle wine estate in Radebeul. You will be taken onto an excursion through this estate, visiting the local wine cellars, ending the day with local dinner and wine tasting.


Day 3: Saxon Switzerland

The next step of your cultural tour will lead you to the beautiful Saxon Switzerland. Explore the Großsedlitz Baroque Garden and Weesenstein Castle in the bare nature of their surroundings.


Day 4: Pillnitz & individual departure

pillnitzBefore leaving you will have the opportunity to take a boat trip to Pillnitz. Take the paddle steamer along the River Elbe to Pillnitz and visit the renowned chinese-styled baroque castle and park. Ending your special interest tour, the last highlight of your cultural trip will be a guided tour through these glorious Gardens.

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next special interest tour 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 group tour.

Credits:
Dresden on the River Elbe © TMGS
Loessnitzdackel Radebeul - Moritzburg © M. Mehner, www.edition99.de
Schloss Pillnitz © AugustusTours



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Contact Person

Frauke Mollée Kreis

Frauke Molée

+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: Don't forfeit the chance to visit the first German garden city: The garden city of Hellerau.

Services

Services included

Basic package for your cultural tour "Palaces, Castles and Gardens":
4 days/3 nights

  • 3 x Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Dresden
  • Guided city tour of Dresden
  • Tour on the narrow gauge railway “Loessnitzdackel” through the romantic region from Radebeul to Moritzburg
  • Visit to Moritzburg Castle
  • Visit to the Wackerbarth Castle wine estate in Radebeul incl. tour of the wine cellar, dinner and winetasting
  • Tour to Saxon Switzerland with visits to Großsedlitz Baroque Garden and Weesenstein Castle
  • Trip by historic paddle steamer along the Elbe river to Pillnitz
  • Walking tour of the Gardens of Pillnitz
  • Travel documents for the tour manager/driver
  • 24-hours AugustusTours telephone service during the tour

PLUS packages for your cultural tour Palaces, castles and gardens in Saxony

MeissenPLUS

  • Day excursion to Meissen with local guide incl. guided walking tour, 6 hours
  • Visit to the Meissen Porcelain Factory

ColditzPLUS

  • Visit to Colditz Castle incl. guided tour

WörlitzPLUS

  • Visit to Dessau Wörlitz Garden Realm (UNESCO-listed) incl. guided tour of Wörlitz Park including a gondola ride

Further suggestions

  • Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace and Gardens (UNESCO-listed)
  • Bad Muskau/Kromlau: Fürst Pückler Park and Rhododendron Park
  • Dresden: The garden city of Hellerau

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next special interest tour which can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. Our group tours are characterized by their creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. Please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to your enquiries!


Contact Person

Frauke Mollée Kreis

Frauke Molée

+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: Don't forfeit the chance to visit the first German garden city: The garden city of Hellerau.


Quotes

Prices for services included

This special interest tour “Palaces, Castles and Gardens in Saxony” 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. The prices are based on the programme, group size and hotel class. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your special interest tour “Palaces, Castles and Gardens in Saxony” or for other cultural tours to Germany. We are also happy to organize a city tours 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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Request a tailor-made offer for your group tour to Germany

All our group tour suggestions can be altered, shortened or lengthened to your specific requirements, so please see them as food for thought rather than a set meal. It would be our pleasure to draw up a tailored quote based on your ideas and expectations – giving you a group tour that will leave you shouting “encore”! Please send us your request for a group tour to Germany. Once you have submitted your request we will work on a tailor-made quote for you.

Being a very experienced and high-performance incoming partner for Germany, 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”. We are based in Dresden, so we know where your guests travel.

We have numerous itinerary 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 suggestions. Please do not hesitate to send us your special ideas and requirements on your next group tour.

We look forward to working with you and would be glad to become your go-to partner for city and cultural tours in Germany!

 

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1 Tour ratings
01.08.2013
written by Juliane Bahr
Whenever I have got the time I head off with my camera in pursuit of new inspiration and the perfect photo. In autumn 2012 this led me to wonderful Weesenstein Palace. The illusionistic paintings all over the front of the castle create the impression of being in a miniature world. Even a lot of the windows are just painted on. The lovingly tended garden invites to stroll and enjoy the calm.
 
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