"City Tour of Dresden with Excursion to Pillnitz"

This excursion includes a guided walk and a bus drive – either on your own bus or on one we’ll rent for you.

The walking tour leads you through the historic Old Town of Dresden with the Zwinger Palace, Frauenkirche, Semper Opera House, Cathedral and many more, presented with wit, charme and expertise.

After the walk it is time to relax: Enjoy a bus drive around the most beautiful parts of Dresden. You will see the most beautiful districts of Dresden, the  villas and palaces that were built amidst vast gardens and parks. We will drive along the Saxon Wine Route and you will see the original picturesque rural villages of fishermen and wine makers on your way  to the magnificent park of Pillnitz Palace.

After a drive of about 30 minutes we arrive at Pillnitz, the ancient summer residence of the Saxon Kings. It is here where Augustus the Strong built a magnificent Asian style palais surrounded by a spacious landscape park. 

On a walking tour through the palace park of Pillnitz you will experience many wonders of nature and gardening.  You will see incredible plants, such as the 200 year old camelia, splendid speciemens of redwood trees, sycamores, ginkos or orange and lemon trees that are over 300 years old, still bearing fruit.  Secret labyrinths of hedges, cozy places and a natural pavillion of love remain unforgettable.

You will stroll over the symmetrically laid out lawns with opulent flowers in the styles of French baroque and English landscape gardening art. You will hear exciting stories about amorous adventures of the kings of Saxony and also important political events that formed Europen history. Relax in the midst of beautiful nature, amazing architecture and great culture!

4 hour trip through Dresden and Pillnitz palace. Fee for the guide 175,00 Euro

Admission fee in Pillnitz 3,- Euro / reduced 2,50 Euro / groups from 10 persons 2,50 Euro p.P.

http://www.schlosspillnitz.de/en/guest-service/

Upon request we can rent a bus, coach, minibus, van or taxi for you. (Prices differ according to availability and group/vehicle size)

Special offer:

The return trip from Pillnitz to Dresden (or the other way round) can be made by paddle steamboat. This historic way of travelling on the river is always a special and nostalgic experience.

 

"Moritzburg Palace"

The dense forests with an abundance of game in the middle of a lovely pond landscape were perfect for the hunting activities of the court. Situated on an artificial island Moritzburg Palace marks the center of these historical hunting grounds – it is one of baroque’s  most beautiful treasures.

Moritzburg is only a short drive away from Dresden.

You will have a guided tour through the lavish park around the palace in the picturesque setting of the Moritzburg pond landscape. You will hear exciting and funny stories about the hunting activities of the court, the sumptuous dinners and other good and bad habits of baroque times. Moritzburg is also the filming location for the popular Christmas movie “Three wishes for Cinderella”, and maybe you’ll find the famous lost shoe here. In 2019 Moritzburg Palace was also a major shooting location for the film “Charlie’s Angels”.

The exhibition in the palace boasts rare and priceless leather tapestry, vast quantities of hunting trophies, escpecially rare antlers from all over the world.

The royal bedchamber is absolutely unique: The bed and the tapestries are made of colored bird’s feathers!. The first catholic masses on Saxon soil were held in the baroque chapel.

A short walk brings us to the cosy summer residence, called the Pheasant Palais (Fasanenschlösschen). Right beside this little architectural jewel the next surprise is waiting: There is a lighthouse with a pier – almost like being at the seaside. This place was built as a model of the Dardanelles and was used for playing naval battles for entertainment.

3 Hour trip – Guide’s Fee 135,- Euro
plus admission to the guided tour in the exhibition (on request)

Upon request we can rent a bus, van or taxi for you. (Prices differ according to availability and group/vehicle size)

Possible Combination:
Ganztagsausflug: Excursion to Meissen (with Porcelain manufactory Meissen)

"Radebeul – Moritzburg: Nostalgic ride on the Narrow-Gauge Railway"

Excursion for indiviual guests or small groups. No bus is needed for this tour.

From Dresden we go by train to Radebeul Station – but then we will change to the historic narrow gauge steam railway, locally nicknamed the Lößnitzdackel (Lößnitz Dachshund). With full steam, but unhurriedly we will puff away through the scenic landscape! The engine is steaming, whistling and smelling like burnt coal – as it was in the olden days. A pleasure almost forgotten in our modern age of transport – but simply unforgettable. A moment of special excitement is when the train crosses the water … and you won’t get wet.

A short walk leads us to Moritzburg Palace, the baroque hunting lodge. Here you will feel like being in a fairy tale yourself, because Moritzburg is also the filming location for the popular Christmas movie “Three wishes for Cinderella”. Maybe you’ll find Cinderella’s famous lost shoe here. In 2019 Moritzburg palace was also a major shooting location for the film “Charlie’s Angels”.

You will have a guided tour through the lavish park around the palace in the picturesque setting of the Moritzburg pond landscape. You will hear exciting and funny stories about the activities of the court – not always hunting, to be sure – the sumptuous dinners and other good and bad habits of baroque times.

A short individual snack break, and then we will get back to Dresden with the public bus.

For groups with their own bus:
Transfers Dresden-Radebeul und Moritzburg-Dresden can be done with your own bus.
5 hour tour, start and finish in Dresden. Fee for the Guide 200,- Euro
Plus tickets for the narrow gauge train.

For Individuals and small groups without a bus)
5 hour tour, start and finish in Dresden.
Special offer for groups from 1-9 persons: Fee for the Guide 180,- Euro
From 10 Persones Fee for the Guide 200,- Euro
Prices plus Tickets for the train, narrow gauge steam train and public bus approximately 20 € per person.

Upon request we can book a guided tour through the baroque interior of the palace.
(Admission not included in the fee for the guide)