From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland National Park Full-Day Trip
- Duration: 7 hours
We were picked up from our hotel on time . Our guide William was excellent .He really looked after the group . We got to our first activity early ,which was the visit to Bastei Bridge in Germany. There was a short walk from the car park to the bridge ,the scenery there was breathtaking and our guide was very knowledgable about the area and told loads of interesting facts about the history of the bridge . This lasted for approximately an hour and there was plenty of time to take lots of photos . Our next stop was a short journey back into Czech Republic to see Pravcika Gate,the largest sand stone arch in Europe, This was a moderate walk up through a wooded area and following a pathway to the arch ,,again our guide went at our pace and we weren’t rushed at any point. Again the views were amazing and we were also informed that scenes from the film Narnia. After lunch we went on the boat along Kamenice Gorge. I would really recommend this tour .Value for money and a great guide.
Jan our guide, picked us up in the morning perfect in time. we drove by car to our first stop for the Elbsandsteingebirge at the german side of the mountains. it was a short walk (500m) to the postcard view everybody knows. Nearly no tourist in the moning around, (Jan really made an ideal tour schedule for the whole day). The view was stunning and we had a lot of time for pictures. after this we drove by car to the czech side of the mountains to see the Prebisch-Door. For this we had a 2 km walk up to the side through the forrest (perfect air and very relaxed). Then we went back and we took a bus for a short ride to a restaurant for lunch. It was very delicious after the walking and hiking, a great stop to releax. Then we walked through the forrest for a boat-trip. The walk was stunning, because of the nature. The boat-ride was great and funny. And in the end we went by car back home. In total a great tour, well balanced by Jan (super friendly, informativ, great company)
The tour was great. The guide, Stephan - was wonderfull. (and also, our French driver, Vincent). The Bastei Bridge - a must! The walk to the arch was not easy at all and we should have been informed in advance that it is actually a hard climb, with a few hundred steps. But the view - was indeed spectacular!! The boat was a nice finish. Because of a delay in the restaurant, we didnt have time to visit the villages. Overall, we definately recomend it!!
We enjoyed our tour experience very much. My kids (9, 11 and 12 Years old) were entertained and the Guide knew how to package the information so the kids would stay interested and had fun. I was impressed with the logistics. We used public transportation and Silvia had organized all tickets ahead of time and knew all the various schedules and connections so we could be flexible throughout the tour and still get to see everything we wanted to see.
Amazing day trip, and worth every penny. We went to three amazing destinations, and each of them had to offer something totally different. I highly recommend this trip. Especially if you stay for a couple of days in Prague, this is a nice activity outside the city. Our tourgide Jan was super friendly and his English is very good. Also his information was really accurate and good.