PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING TOURS
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DRESDEN DAY TRIP/10 HOURS
1 - 3 people: CZK 7100,-
4 - 8 people: CZK 7600,-
Please ask for personalised price offer for larger groups.
Prices include car+fuel and personal driving guide. Prices do not include entrance fees.
Cash payment to your tour guide (CZK, EUR, USD)
The capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany, Dresden, is located near Czech borders, approximately 150km from Prague in in a marked widening of the Elbe valley.
For centuries the Electors and Kings of Saxony had their royal residence in Dresden and they were responsible for the city’s cultural and artistic splendor. Sadly, the town was completely destroyed by allied bombing in February of 1945. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German socialist era have considerably changed the face of the city.
Since the reunification of Germany in the early 1990 Dresden has experienced dramatic changes. The city still bears many wounds from the bombing raids that took place, but there has been much reconstruction in the past few decades shaping Dresden into a jewel of eastern Germany that it is today.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Dresden, approximately 1,5 to 2 hours drive. On the way you will learn about town’s history and current affairs.
After arrival we will explore the town centre. During 1,5 hour walking tour you will have a chance to see the main highlights like Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Fürstenzug (wall made of pieces of porcelain depicting 800 years history of Wittin dynasty - rulers of Saxony), Dresden Castle, Brühl ´s terrace with a beautiful view, Semper opera, Zwinger art gallery, Church of the Holy Cross and more.
You will also have free time (3hours) should you wish to visit sights, art galleries, or have lunch in a local restaurant.
There are nowhere as many art galleries as in Dresden.
We recommend to visit:
The Old Masters Picture Gallery (closed on Mondays) in the Zwinger is perhaps the most significant museum in Dresden. Italian Renaissance painting, with canvases by Raphael, Giorgione and Titian, amaze. Do not miss out on the Mannerist and Baroque painting. The collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, with artwork by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens and Van Dyck, is another plus. The highlight of the collection is Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna.”
The Porcelain Collection (closed on Mondays) in the Zwinger has over 8,000 Meissen pieces as well as a numerous examples of Chinese and Japanese porcelain.
The Green Vault (closed on Tuesdays) has been recognized internationally as one of the richest treasure chambers in Europe. Here, between 1723 and 1730, Augustus the Strong realized his vision of a Baroque Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) as an expression of his wealth and power at his Royal Palace. Some 3,000 masterpieces include precious objects in amber and ivory as well as jeweled vessels and masterfully rendered bronze statuettes. The Jewel Room is sure to enthrall with the sets of jewels that belonged to Augustus the Strong and his son. It consists of a unique historical collection of 18th century jewelry. The collection is divided into two parts: the Historical Green Vaults (Historisches Grünes Gewölbe) is housed in the original lavish Baroque rooms while the New Green Vault (Neues Grünes Gewölbe) is in modern display rooms.
The tour ends in the evening at your hotel or in the centre of Prague based on your preferences.
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