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