Dresden Private Christmas Market Tour from Prague
Explore Dresden and its beloved Christmas market on this full-day, private tour from Prague. Travel by private coach on the 2-hour ride, and then follow your guide on a walking tour through the city. Learn about Dresden's long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, passing the Dresden Castle, the Semperoper (opera house), and the Hofkirche, church of the royal household. Keep the mood festive with a trip to the Dresden Striezelmarkt, where you can browse the Christmas booths, purchase gifts, or sip on mulled wine. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Prague is included.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Fuel surcharge
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What's excluded :
- Begin your day trip with 9am pickup at your Prague hotel. Hop aboard your private coach with your guide and personal group and enjoy the relaxing ride to Dresden.
Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with many of its cultural and artistic institutions. After the city center was destroyed in the World War II bombings, a restoration began, including the reconstruction of the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semperoper, and the Dresden Frauenkirche.
Take a walking tour around the royal buildings, some of the most impressive architecture in Dresden. See the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classicist styles of Dresden Castle, the seat of the royal household from 1485, as well as Zwinger Palace, now home to the royal art collections.
Continue past Brühl's Terrace and the Hofkirche, the church of the royal household. The crypt of the Wettin Dynasty is located within the church, and King Augustus III of Poland is buried in the Cathedral, as one of very few Polish Kings to be buried outside the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków.
Then head to one of Germany's most famous opera houses, the Semperoper. First opened in 1841, it has hosted premieres of famous works by Richard Strauss, Carl Maria von Weber, and Richard Wagner.
Next, take a look at the impressive domed cathedral of the Frauenkirche. The original structure graced Dresden's skyline for two centuries before collapsing in the February 1945 bombing, and was rebuilt from a pile of rubble between 1994 and 2005. Head inside to see the altar, reassembled from nearly 2,000 fragments.
Round out the day with a visit to the Striezelmarkt, one of Germany's oldest documented Christmas markets, first founded in 1434. Explore the stalls filled with handmade wooden ornaments, steaming pots of mulled wine, candle pyramids, and more. Your day trip will conclude with private transportation back to your hotel in Prague.
Departure Point :Your Prague hotel
Departure Time :Starting daily at 9am from Prague from November 24th till December 23rd
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is smart casual
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.