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  • Dresden: Saxon Switzerland Bastei Bridge Tour by Bus

    1. Dresden: Saxon Switzerland Bastei Bridge Tour by Bus

    Discover the rare beauty and unique biodiversity of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Sit back and relax on the comfortable bus whilst listening to interesting commentary about the national park from your experienced guide. Tour the Bastei rock formation together and then enjoy some free time for your own exploring.  Before the journey to Saxon Switzerland, visit the fairy-tale Pillnitz Palace complex, former summer residence of the Saxon kings. Go on an exciting guided tour of the palace grounds and fantastic photo opportunities await you in this extraordinary ensemble of architecture and garden art. Continue back on the bus and enjoy the beautiful view on the way to Saxon Switzerland and listen to your experienced tour guide who will tell you about the unique flora and fauna as well as the history of the national park. Once arrived at the Bastei, begin your 1-hour guided tour tha...

  • Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip From Dresden

    2. Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip From Dresden

    See the best of Bohemia and the Saxon Switzerland National Park on a full-day guided tour from Dresden. Transfer to the heart of Bohemia and the Saxon Switzerland National Park, the youngest national park in the Czech Republic. Stop at Bastei Bridge, perched high above the River Elbe. Enjoy stunning views as you walk across the bridge. Then, continue to Pravcika Gate on the Czech Republic side of the park. Admire Europe’s largest natural sandstone gate. Pause for lunch (included), before transferring to Kamenice Gorge. Here, you will board a small dinghy for a scenic journey through a canyon carved deep in the sandstone cliffs. Arrive at the colorful village of Hrensko at the confluence of the Kamenice and Labe rivers. Stroll around the former 15th-century trading post, before your return transfer to Dresden.

    A trip that should not be missed, especially in the company of Jan and William! The beauty of the places is worth the little effort dedicated to this hike!

  • From Dresden: Hike Through Saxon Switzerland with Transfers

    3. From Dresden: Hike Through Saxon Switzerland with Transfers

    Discover the diversity of one of the most beautiful national parks during a hiking tour through the Bastei and Malerweg regions in Saxon Switzerland. After a comfortable train trip (20 minutes) from Dresden main station to Pirna, you will take the bus to the Bastei bridge (20 minutes). From there you start the hiking tour. The guides will attend to you all the times, including during the train trip. The total hike is approximately 3.5 hours, 6.5 kilometers long including a short break (the entire trip including the transfers with bus and train is 5 hours). The level of difficulty is easy to average and the difference in altitude is approximately 160 meters downward. Along the spectacular and bizarre rock formations, you can enjoy the panoramic views over the romantic Elbe valley and experience the Bastei area with its unique beauty. During the tour you will see various kind of landscap...

  • From Dresden: Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland Day-Trip

    4. From Dresden: Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland Day-Trip

    Your local guide will pick you up at your Dresden accommodation early in the morning. From here you will set off to the National Park as you enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle whilst learning about local culture, history and the area's main highlights on the way. You will arrive at the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland just in time to beat the crowds, giving you a more private experience of the place. All the admission and bathroom fees are included and throughout the day you will have the chance to taste delicious beverages and snacks.  On your tour you have will plenty of time to admire the film set of the Chronicles of Narnia movie with your group. Spend an unforgettable day in the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland National Park - one of the most unique natural reserves of Europe – by choosing one of the following tour options: Best of - Hiking Tour: If you want ...

    Absolute aanrader voor een heerlijke daguitstap zonder zorgen. Dit hoort tot de mooiste stukken natuur van Europa.

  • From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle

    5. From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle

    Discover the beauty of Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. This day tour can take place in your own tour bus/rental car or with public transit from Dresden. When traveling by rental car or tour bus, tour the national park with a stop at the world-famous Bastei; when using public transit, travel with your tour guide to Rathen Station and hike your way to the Bastei. Let the romance of Saxon Switzerland with its otherworldly rock formation enchant you. Enjoy the beautiful view from the Bastei deep into the valley below. At the end of the day, head to Pillnitz to admire the Chinese-inspired fairytale palace and gardens and tour this summer residence of the Saxon kings and queens.

    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.

  • Dresden: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Pillnitz Castle

    6. Dresden: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Pillnitz Castle

    The Countess von Brühl will greet you at the "Alte Wache" or Old Guardhouse and will then explain civilized etiquette to get you ready for the evening's formal ball. After the drink the ladies of status begin their tour, taking you to the starting point of all festivities: the Riverside Palace. The Venetian gondolas moor here, from which the guests emerge before they indulge in lavish feasts, masquerade balls, theater performances, illuminations, and much more. In the pleasure garden between the Upper Palace and the Riverside Palace, the Countess bestows a deep insight into the subtle art of Baroque society games and reminisces about the bygone festivities. However, they stop for a moment when entering the palace garden. In the shadows of the colossal hedges, the cloak of secrecy is lifted to reveal the secrets to the art of female communication with a handheld fan. With the certainty...

    I had a wonderful experience in countess von Brühl's company for 2 hours. The countess had a profound knowledge of the history of Saxony, Pillnitz Castle and court life in the 18th century. She was kind, charming and made me feel welcome, and she was stunningly beautiful in her costume. It was 2 fantastic hours!

  • From Dresden: Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Winter Tour

    7. From Dresden: Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Winter Tour

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Dresden, and then travel to the heart of Czech Bohemia via the Bastei Bridge on the German) side of the park. Walk across the magnificent bridge perched high above the Elbe River, and marvel at the stunning views that will simply take your breath away. Continue on to Pravčická brána on the Czech side of the park. Take a 2-kilometer hike up to the largest natural sandstone gate in Europe. Get some free time for a break and to enjoy a delicious a la carte lunch. Sit back and relax in comfort on the journey back to Dresden, and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

  • From Prague: Bastei and Dresden Small-Group Day Trip

    8. From Prague: Bastei and Dresden Small-Group Day Trip

    Combine history, culture, and nature on this day trip from Prague. Travel in a comfortable minivan with wifi, accompanied by an expert guide. Explore the Bastei Bridge, the most popular part of Saxon Switzerland, located just a 2-hour drive from Prague. Enjoy panoramic views of the Elbe Canyon and River and walk across the famous sandstone bridge that connects Bastei and the ruins of an old Neurathen rock castle. Continue through Saxon land to the city of Dresden, notable for its stunningly rebuilt architecture and modern cultural history. After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, discover this city's rich architecture and see for yourself what makes it a popular royal retreat. Visit some of its historical monuments such as the Royal Palace and the Zwinger Old Master Gallery. Here, see masterworks including the ‘Sistine Madonna’ by Raphael and admire the domed Frauenkirche (Church...

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

A perfect day trip to Saxon Switzerland and Bohemia! After being picked up right at the hotel, there was a very well planned route to all the sights and with enough breaks and refreshments in between. There are some climbs, but the tour is easy to manage even for the untrained. Sturdy shoes and, if necessary, weatherproof clothing are recommended. We were a well mixed group and tour guide Jan made the day perfect with his charming and attentive manner. 100% recommend!

It was an absolute pleasure taking this tour with Jan! He did the tour with me even though I was the only person booked onto it. He's such a nice guy and it was such a fun day! The views are incredible. A must-see if you're visiting Dresden. You have to see the lovely scenery for yourself. Would recommend it to everyone! Thanks for the amazing day, Jan.

The explanation of all the sights during the bus tour by the tour guide was very interesting and well presented. It's just a shame that the time at Pillnitz Castle (20 minutes) and on the Bastei (60 minutes) is simply too short to go on a discovery tour yourself.

everything was perfectly planned out by Jan and William from picking me up in the morning, the short hikes around the bastei and prebisch gate, to bringing me home in the evening - I really enjoyed it :)

A trip that should not be missed, especially in the company of Jan and William! The beauty of the places is worth the little effort dedicated to this hike!