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Advent Tour Dresden: Christmas magic in Dresden

Journey

Travel time
upon request
Arrival information
daily arrival between 01/12 and 27/12/2017
Bookable from
10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
Festive tourtailor-made group tour suggestionfor groups of 10 or more people
  • Christmas market Striezelmarkt in the city of Dresden

  • View of the old town of Dresden

  • Mountain Church in Seiffen
    Image source: Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V.

  • Medieval Christmas market in the city of Dresden
    Image source: Sylvio Dittrich

  • Christmas market Striezelmarkt in the city of Dresden

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What to expect

The nicest time of the year begins in December when the Christmas season starts in Germany. This is a time of contemplation which is characterised by candle light and the smell of biscuits, frost patterns on windows, mysterious Christmas stories and crisp cold weather. German Christmas cake (Stollen), ginger bread, spiced biscuits, cinnamon stars and mulled wine are a definite must during this time of the year – and there is more than enough of all of this available in a large variety and in a good qualitiy at the Christmas markets.

Especially in Dresden you can find exceptional Christmas markets. Have you for example ever seen people taking a bath at a Christmas Market? If not, it is time to visit the medieval Christmas Market at Dresden Stallhof. Besides the bath house you can watch various craft men practising old traditional crafts like hatters, stone dresser and carvers. You should also not miss the famous Dresden Striezelmarkt. Enjoy a fascinating Advent Tour to Dresden and feel the Christmas magic!

Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

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My Tip for your Christmas tour: Plan your arrival on a sunday. You will avoid the hurly-burly of the weekends in advent and enjoy the Christmas feeling better.

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "Advent tour Dresden"

Basic package for your festive tour to Dresden:
4 days/3 nights

Day 1: Individual arrival to Dresden
dresdner striezelmarkt 2009 web c landeshauptstadt dresden sylvio dittrichThe first day of your Advent Tour to Dresden gives your guests the opportunity to get to know the Saxon capital. During a festive tour of the city centre, a knowledgeable guide will introduce your guests to a wealth of fascinating details, anecdotes and historical events – allowing them to delve into past centuries before diving into the hustle and bustle of the city’s Christmas markets.

Day 2: Dresden
The second day of your Advent Tour awaits you with a festive boat trip along the Elbe on a historic paddle steamer (includes Stollen cake and non-alcoholic hot drinks). 

Day 3: Excursion into the Ore Mountains
weihnachtsmarktimpression tveOn this day, we recommend to take a trip to Christmas wonderland, the Ore Mountains (TraditionPLUS package*). It would be our pleasure to organise a visit to Freiberg Cathedral and its famous Silbermann organ, as well as a traditional workshop in Seiffen where you can hand-craft your own “Räuchermann” incense smoker under expert supervision.

Day 4: Individual departure or extension in Dresden
Your exciting Advent Tour to Dresden is sadly now at an end, and it is time for you to return home or travel to your next destination. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to extend your stay or require a bus transfer to the train station or airport.

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next Christmas 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 Advent Tour.

Credits:
Dresden Striezelmarkt © Sylvio Dittrich, Landeshauptstadt Dresden
Christmas Wonderland © TVE



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Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

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

My Tip for your Christmas tour: Plan your arrival on a sunday. You will avoid the hurly-burly of the weekends in advent and enjoy the Christmas feeling better.

Services

Services included

Basic package for your festive tour to Dresden:
4 days/3 nights

  • 3 x overnight stay incl. breakfast in a hotel in Dresden
  • Return transfer from/to Dresden Airport by coach
  • Guided city tour Dresden by coach incl. stop for a hot wine punch, 2 hours
  • Free time for the visit to the Dresden Christmas Market (the oldest Christmas Market in Germany)
  • Romantic boat trip on the Elbe River with Christmas music and pastries and hot non-alcoholic drinks during the afternoon
  • One day free for individual sightseeing/shopping or one of the PLUSPackages
  • City map of Dresden per room
  • Travel documents for the tour manager
  • 24-hrs AugustusTours telephone service during the tour

PLUS packages for your festive tour to Dresden

CulinaryPLUS

  • Local guide and coach for an extra tour to a Christmas cake bakery
  • Demonstration with a short tasting
  • Christmas dinner as 3-course-menu in a centrally located restaurant (exclusive drinks)

TraditionPLUS

  • Guided day excursion by coach to the Christmas Land in the Ore Mountains
  • Visit to the Freiberg Cathedral with its famous Silbermann Organ
  • Visit to the idyllic village of Seiffen incl. visit to a demonstration workshop where you see original Ore Mountains nutcrackers, carved wooden incense-smoking figures, angels and miners

Further suggestions

  • Day excursion to the towns of Annaberg-Buchholz und Oberwiesenthal incl. visit to a Christmas cake bakery with tasting and coffee break, steam train tour with the "Fichtelbergbahn"
  • Day excursions to the Christmas Market of Leipzig incl. sightseeing, visit to the Bach Museum
  • Excursion and guided tour to Colditz Castle
  • Excursion and guided tour to the Meissen Porcelain Factory
  • Day excursion to the Christmas Markets of Berlin incl. sightseeing and free time
  • Christmas Concerts in the Church of Our Lady, Semper Opera or one of the churches of the city of Dresden

Our hotel recommendation

Hotel am Terrassenufer
The first class hotel "Am Terrassenufer" is situated near the historic part of the town in the inner city of Dresden. Its international character turns your stay into a relaxing experience not only for businessmen but also for holiday-makers. From the Bruehlsche Terrace near the hotel you can get a view of the "Florence on the Elbe" with its "White Fleet" and the famous skyline. All famous sights as well as the commercial center and the government sector can be reached on foot in a few minutes.

ibis Hotel
The ibis hotels are a higher standard two-star hotel complex in the central Prager Straße pedestrian precinct featuring department and clothing stores and restaurants. Historical sights are all within easy walking distance, e.g. the Old Market Square (5 minutes), the Zwinger Palace (15 minutes).

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next Christmas 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 Advent Tour.


Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

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

My Tip for your Christmas tour: Plan your arrival on a sunday. You will avoid the hurly-burly of the weekends in advent and enjoy the Christmas feeling better.


Quotes

Prices for services included

This Advent 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. 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 Advent tour to Dresden or to other German cities . We are also happy to organize 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 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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Please click here to fill out our enquiry form for a personal group tour offer to Germany.

 

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1 Tour ratings
06.08.2013
written by Juliane Bahr
During a FAM trip in November 2011 we ascended the dome of the Church of Our Lady in Dresden. What a great view over the roofs of the historic city centre and the Christmas Markets. I can definitely recommend including this to your visit in Dresden. But please plan enough time for this visit, because there are a lot of stairs to climb, partly a bit steep and narrow.
 
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Further information about our festive tours to Germany

Experience German Christmas magic!

The cold air fills with the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread, Christmas carols ring out across streets and squares… Advent is a wonderful time to visit Germany, especially during one of our festive tours to Germany! For a few enchanting weeks, German towns and villages show themselves from their most cosy and romantic side – offering you the opportunity to stroll through traditional Christmas markets and let yourself be charmed by their unique atmosphere.

The breaking of our bookings record for Advent, Christmas and New Year's tours seems to have become an annual event in recent years  and no trip is complete without a visit to one of Germany's oldest and most charming Christmas markets!

To whet your appetite:

  • The "Striezelmarkt" in Dresden
  • Leipzig Christmas Market
  • The "Christkindlesmarkt" in Nuremberg
  • The "Christkindlmarkt" in Munich

Our incoming service for groups to Germany

Dresden’s Striezelmarkt and Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt are amongst Germany’s oldest and most celebrated Christmas markets, and make a great occasion for a club tour, company excursion or special interest holiday. Go on a festive tour to Germany with AugustusTours and experience festive cheer in Germany’s most beautiful cities!

More information about our festive tour suggestions

The smaller, alternative Christmas markets now established in many larger towns and cities are also gaining in popularity. When you're next in Germany for some festive cheer, why not try the romantic Advent market next to Dresden's famous Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) or the Mediaeval Christmas Market in Munich?!

It's well worth rounding off your tour with a trip out into the surrounding area. This is especially true in Dresden, where you are just a stone's throw away from the Ore Mountains a winter wonderland with a long tradition of hand-made candle holders (Schwibbögen), revolving pyramids and incense smokers (Räuchermännchen).

A visit to a gingerbread maker's in Pulsnitz or a stollen baker's in Dresden is always a tasty treat for your festive tour. If your journey takes you to Bavaria, why not enjoy its winter landscapes with an excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle or Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Our portfolio also includes tours spread over Christmas and New Year's Eve, with many hotels offering special packages including a traditional Christmas menu or a gala dinner to see in the New Year. If you would like to take in an opera or a concert during your stay, we recommend Berlin, Dresden, Munich or a combination thereof!

Expertise. Ideas. Passion. – Group tours to Germany tailor-made by AugustusTours

Does your group have particular interests or hobbies? Our themed cultural tours for groups are available to book all year round. How about a group tour to the Harz or along the Romantic Road? Simply give us a call – we look forward to giving you a quote for a winter tour tailored to your specific requirements!

Contact us when your group tour to Germany or your festive tour to Germany is in the planning stages, as we can assist you in making practical and sound travel decisions. We will help you make your group tour become a successful journey!

 

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