Dresden
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Dresden: Boat Cruise, Wine Tasting and Lunch Platter

1. Dresden: Boat Cruise, Wine Tasting and Lunch Platter

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 a hearty buffet 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.

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Taste of Dresden Food Walk

2. Taste of Dresden Food Walk

Stroll through the Old Town (Altstadt) of Dresden learning the culinary secrets of Saxony on a guided food walk. Sample local specialties and experience the warm hospitality of the locals. Hear stories about the Middle Ages and the excesses of the inns. Explore the coffee culture of the Baroque era and hear about the improvised joy of life under communism. Stop for 6 different tastings, including an exclusive wine from Saxony, a typical beer from the region, the best eierschecke (cheese cake) in town and a fine chocolate and coffee from the Dresdner Kaffeerösterei.

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From Dresden: Saxon Wine Route Paddle Steamer Day Cruise

3. From Dresden: Saxon Wine Route Paddle Steamer Day Cruise

Discover the Saxon Wine Route on a Paddle Steamer boat tour. Start the tour in Dresden's old town and travel through the heart of the famous Saxon wine-growing region on the River Elbe. Travel past Radebeul and Meissen and see the famous Meissen Cathedral and the grand Albrechtsburg Castle. Around noon reach the charming wine villages of Diesbar and Seusslitz. After a short stop in each village, the steamer will return to Dresden.

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Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

4. Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

Historical Walking Tour: Travel back in time, and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear facts and stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide, who will bring the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, the vigor of the Renaissance, and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper, and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace and the Procession of Princes and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Then, follow your guide to the Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche. Chocolate Museum: Included with your tour is entry to Dresden's chocolate museum, which you can visit either before or after your walking tour. Dresden was known as Germany's "capital of chocolate" and is considered to be the place where milk chocolate was invented. From here it was exported worldwide. Experience this delicacy's fascinating history and what really good chocolate is all about. Learn surprising facts about the numerous chocolate factories in 19th-century Dresden. Discover one of the world's largest collections of chocolate moulds by Anton Reiche and trace the long path from cocoa bean to delicious chocolate. Afterward, find out what the first chocolate bars may have tasted like and what really good milk chocolate tastes like today.

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Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Meissen

5. Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Meissen

Explore the picturesque Saxon Wine Route on a boat trip from Dresden to Meissen and back. On board the boat you can discover interesting facts about the cathedral town, the cozy wine taverns, and the wine villages in the region. Set off on the paddle steamer in the morning and reach Meissen at midday. Even from a distance you can discover the silhouette of the town characterized by its castle hill and surrounded by the hills in the Elbe Valley. In the town itself, you can visit the Albrechtsburg with its cathedral. Heading from the pier, simply take a right turn down under the bridge and you'll reach the castle after a 10-minute walk or by using the lift. Take a stroll through the town with its historical wall and visit the town museum or the porcelain factory. Meissen's Frauenkirche is also worth a visit. The church, built in the 15th century, is located in the center of the town, a few minutes walk from the Albrechtsburg. Ride on the paddle steamer back to Dresden and reach the city in the evening.

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Scavenger Hunt to Elbe River Slopes & Castles (in German)

6. Scavenger Hunt to Elbe River Slopes & Castles (in German)

Explore the beautiful Elbe castles and the area around the famous Blue Miracle Bridge in a unique way. The City Game Box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes with small puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear directions, make your way on foot, by bus, train or bike to the beautiful Elbe River castles of Dresden and to the area around the Blue Miracle Bridge. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction - its history, its current use and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Tour and how much time to spend at each location. Embark on an enigmatic and extraordinary tour and take a break from your City Game whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you. There will be numerous cafes, restaurants and beer gardens along the way, so feel free to give in to the temptation to rest and linger. Start the game at Albrechtsberg Castle and walk through its beautiful park to the castle’s Roman baths. The neighboring Lingner Castle will also be worth a visit. Continue by bus, train or bike to Dresden’s suspension railway. If you want, make your way up the Elbe slope and enjoy a fantastic view of the picturesque Elbe Valley from there. Discover the Körnerplatz and the Friedrich-Wiek-Haus. Next, make your way down to the Old Fährhaus on the Elbe River, where beautiful beer gardens will provide an ideal spot for a break. Also not to be missed will be the famous Loschwitz Bridge, the Blue Miracle. No need to schedule your Scavenger Hunt City Tour for a certain date, simply order the City Game Box and have it delivered to your home, or make an appointment to pick it up in Dresden within the opening hours and you’re good to go.

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Casanovas Tour: Baroque District Dresden With Wine

7. Casanovas Tour: Baroque District Dresden With Wine

Discover the Dresden baroque quarter with the most famous womanizer in the world. Let Casanova take you back in time and learn more about history and the city. Casanova was far more than just the darling of women: theologian, lawyer, spy of the Inquisition, director of the French lottery, actor, and a lucky knight. Walk with him through the picturesque streets and discover the Golden Rider, the stately home of August the Strong, the Epiphany Church, and the artisan passages. Afterwards, visit a romantic vaulted cellar where you can taste Saxon wines. Try three of these delicious treasures and stay a little longer.

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Dresden Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

8. Dresden Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience an interesting tour through the inner city of Dresden on a ConferenceBike. After a short introduction, start right at the Frauenkirche and ride along the Elbe to the incredible Elbschlösser. During the tour, learn about the bygone history of Dresden. After a short break, take a walking tour through the Lutz Müller vineyards. Enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Dresden and sample some wine made on site. During the wine tasting, learn more about wine making in Saxony. Then, return to the historical inner city and Neumarkt on the ConferenceBikes.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 116 reviews

We had a super entertaining tour with our guide plus a hard-working additional driver! Learn valuable and above all new information and knowledge about Dresden and its walls, taste good wine with a wonderful view of the vineyards! The kicking is not to be underestimated, but it is really fun on the device and the pinching thighs are worth it! Super well done! Sympathetic guide

This event surpassed our expectations by far! Super knowledgeable and friendly guide, excellent wine choices and food, lot’s of stories about the region and its wine and a lovely hike through vineyards with spectacular views at the Elbtal. We much recommend this tour.

This Tour was just wonderful and amazing. Something will be unforgettable. Well organized and the crew are just nice and so kind. And every station we stopped was just in time. Thanks a lot

Overall it was a nice experience. Considering that now is October, it is quite windy and cold in the morning, so I suggest to be prepared in terms of clothing.

Def. Recommendable tour. Small, very informative chocolate museum with a really great shop.