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Day Trip to Dresden

Highlights

Join us for a fascinating day trip with a private bus to Dresden - the royal residence of the Saxon  Kings, who established a city of such cultural and artistic splendour it was named "The Pearl of the Baroque" and is considered one of Germany's most beautiful cities.

Description

Dresden is widely known for the devastating and controversial Allied bombing campaign. US and Royal Air Force bombers dropped 3,900 tons of high-explosive and incendiary bombs over 3 days in February 1945, destroying 13 square miles of the city. It caused a firestorm of such intensity many of the estimated 40,000 civilian casualties died of asphyxiation. American Kurt Vonnegut, who was a POW in Dresden during the firebombing, later memorialised the event in his novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

 

Duration: 10 hours incl. travel time of 2 hours each way

Departure times:

March 1st - October 31st: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 9:00AM

November 1st - 31st of December: Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00AM

Departure point:

McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoologischer Garten Station.

Price:

49EUR (the trip is cheaper than a regular train ticket to Dresden alone)

Please note:

Please present yourself at the location 15 minutes before departure time. The bus departs promptly on time at 9:00AM so it will not be possible to join the tour if you are delayed.

Reservation in advance is necessary - latest 24 hours before the tour start.

Itinerary

We'll explore the immaculately restored Old Town including the famous Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the Semper Opera House, the 'Balcony of Europe' - once Dresden's defensive rampart on the River Elbe, and the Zwinger medieval fortress - home to the Old Masters Collection featuring works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens and more. Hear stories of Dresden at the time of August the Strong (who allegedly sired 300 children), on to horrific wartime experiences, the Communist era and also discover the vibrant city of today - enjoy free time to visit the world class museums, relax on the waterfront, or stroll through the flea market  

Pictures

Pickup

McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoo Station.
Look for the guides with the yellow bags : InsiderTours.

The tour leaves at 9:00AM sharp. Please make sure to arrive at the very latest 15 minutes ahead. If you cannot locate our guide please call our Dresden Tour emergency number: +49-30-6923149.

Things to bring

Printed voucher

Cancellation

Cancellation more then a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution