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Dresden Day Trip from Berlin

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Explore the city of Dresden, one of the cultural centers of Germany, on a day trip from Berlin. Take a guided walking tour of Dresden and hear interesting stories about the city’s vibrant history from your expert guide. Discover the city’s main sights, including the Semperoper (Semper Opera), the Zwinger palace and the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady). After the guided portion of your tour, the afternoon is yours to explore Dresden at your leisure. Stroll through the baroque city, explore the many green parks, or relax by the riverbanks of the Elbe, overlooking the skyline of Dresden.
You'll start at
Reichstagufer 17
Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, GermanyPlease meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears)
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    Frauenkirche Dresden
    Stop: 7 minutes - Admission excluded
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    The Dresden Zwinger
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Semper Opera House (Semperoper)
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Elbufer Dresden
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Travel easily between Berlin and Dresden in an air-conditioned coach
  • Learn about the history and culture of the city from a guide
  • Get an intimate insight into the city centre on a walking tour
  • Choose your own adventure during free time be free to stroll the city
What to Expect
Begin your day at a designated meeting poi and board the coach that will take you south to Dresden in comfort. On arrival, explore the city center by foot with a walking tour led by your guide. Learn about the city’s far reaching history and admire the unique architecture as you head toward the neo-renaissance opera house, the Semperoper, next door to which you’ll find the famous Zwinger palace and the Frauenkirche. Around lunchtime, enjoy free time to independently wander the city and pause for lunch (own expense). You could head down the Weisse Gasse and stop off in a traditional Kneipe (pub), take a stroll down the banks of the Elbe River, or snap more impressive sights in the historical center. Later that afternoon, regroup at a predetermined meeting point and rest on board the coach as you head back to Berlin, where you conclude your journey back at Zoologischer Garten station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transportation by comfortable, modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Frauenkirche Dresden
  • Entry/Admission - The Dresden Zwinger
  • Entry/Admission - Semper Opera House (Semperoper)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thank you great tour .Our guide Zvika was very knowledgeable and helpfull Thank you. Ralf and Michelle Glas
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A stop on our tour was here in Dresden. I was thoroughly charmed by this city and it’s architecture. Lovely palace grounds and the stollen was great in a small bakery there
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Response from John O, Manager at Dresden Day Trip from Berlin
Responded 12 Dec 2019
Hey Donna, It means a lot to us that you took the time to share your experience with us, we would love to welcome you back anytime! Happy Travels, Sophie
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Josh, our guide, was extremely informative. His brain is truly a history book. Learned a lot about Berlin. Highly recommend!
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The trip was great! Oren was amazing! He explained all the details and gave such interesting information! The bus was great too. This was definitely one of the best day’s trip I’ve taken. Thanks to Oren and team!
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Response from John O, Manager at Dresden Day Trip from Berlin
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Thank you for choosing Insider Tour. We feel so proud of Oren reading this review, so happy to hear you enjoyed his Dresden tour and that it brought the city to life! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to him! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we really appreciate it! Hoping you went on to have a fantastic stay in Berlin, All the best, Sophie
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Our guide, Tal, really made the difference. Dresden was OK but Tal's knowledge of history and interesting insights made it much better than it would have been otherwise. She was very friendly and helpful. The bus ride was also very comfortable.
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