Day trip

Dresden: Boat Cruise with Wine Tasting and Snacks

Activity provider: Elbtal Tours

Dresden: Boat Cruise with Wine Tasting and Snacks

Activity provider: Elbtal Tours

From US$ 106.20 per person

Explore the countryside of the Elbe on a drive on a steam ship. Look forward to magnificent views of the beautiful Elbe Valley, admire the castle of Seußlitz and take a hike to the vine yards.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Experience a unique boat cruise on the Elbe on a paddle steamer
  • Enjoy a laid back, guided tour through the vineyards and learn everything about Germany's smallest wine region
  • Sample some of the regional wines at an exclusive wine tasting and enjoy a hearty buffet
Full description

Take a boat cruise on a traditional steam paddler from Dresden to Diesbar-Seußlitz. Admire the views of the magnificent old castles and the Saxon vineyards on your 3-hour cruise.

The impressive Albrechtsburg with the cathedral in Meißen can already be seen from far away while you make your way to the scenic wine villages on the shores of the Elbe. After your arrival, hike through the vineyards and explore one of Germany's smallest wine regions with its distinctive wines. Enjoy snacks with your wine tasting in the heart of the vineyards and sample 5 different wines from the region.

Some of the local grape varieties can only be found in Saxony. Their rarity has made them a sought-after product. End your tour in a rustic winegrower's house and afterward drive back to Dresden.

  • 3-hour boat cruise
  • Guided hike
  • Wine tasting
  • Snacks with your wine tasting
  • Return journey to Dresden
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The exact ship name and pier number for your tour will be communicated by email, a few days in advance. Look for the guide, who will be holding a sign or wearing a t-shirt with "Elbtal Tours" written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour is only available in German
  • Only guests above the age of 18 are allowed to partake in the wine tasting
  • In the event of high or low tide, there may be restrictions on boats in the Elbe. You will be informed of the exact tour itinerary a few days in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 144 reviews

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The excursion was well organized by Marcel and his parents and very informative. The wines offered for tasting are all worth trying and we found them very tasty. The places selected for the tasting of the individual wines on our hike were very well chosen by Marcel. The explanations about the different wines were very informative and were always accompanied by funny toasts. The offered rustic snack in historical surroundings was very tasty, lovingly prepared and very rich. Marcel is an attentive tour guide who was there for us without being intrusive. We can only recommend this tour to every wine lover and those who want to become one.

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June 26, 2022

Spent a great Saturday with 11 other interested people and Marcel. A very nice tour over the Elbe, through the vineyards and peppered with a lot of personal and professional contributions. In addition to the delicious wines, there was also a wonderful snack in a beautiful ambience. Is highly recommended!

May 15, 2022

Thank you very much for the beautiful day - Marcel Beier from Elbtal Tours Dresden has skilfully covered up corona-related changes in the shipping schedule with small changes to the schedule. He presented us with an interesting and "drinkable" day including wonderful sunshine. The winemaker picnic was plentiful and tasty. Overall, this tour is highly recommended; also to escape the Corona monotony as a Dresdener.

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October 4, 2020

Product ID: 68544