Hiking in a natural park and a historical city in Saxony, seriously damaged by bombing, but reborn
First we will visit Bastei. The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 metres above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion over one million years ago. They are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years.
After the lunch (not included) we will continue to Dresden which has a moving history - it was chosen as a target for bombing by the allies in 1945 and was almost destroyed. However, during the past 30 years it was reconstructed and now for sure is worth a visit. I recommend the visit of the so called Green Vault, a fairy-tale treasury with the most exquisite jewels I have ever seen. In December, Dresden has amazing Christmas markets.
9 AM Meeting at your hotel, cca 1, 5 hour journey to our first stop.
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Visit of Bastei rock formations.
12:00 Checking the Konigstein fortress, lunch in a local restaurant.
1:45 PM Heading to Dresden, cca 45 min journey.
2:30-5:30 PM Visiting Dresden, we will see:
*Residence palace with Historical Green Vault treasury (RECOMMENDED!)
*Zwinger - Old Masters Picture Gallery's Highlights
*Church of Our Lady
PLEASE NOTE - there is a partial closure in the Old Masters gallery: Though the Semper Building will close during the summer and autumn time most of its exposition space, it will still be possible to see important works of art from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery). These include Raphael's "Sistine Madonna" as well as Giorgione's "Sleeping Venus", Vermeer's "The Procuress" or Bellotto's famous panoramic view of Dresden.
5:30 PM Transfer back to Prague.
7 PM aprox. Arrival to Prague.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
The tour usually takes between 9 and 10 hours depending on traffic in the cities
A roomy modern MPV (Volkswagen Sharan 2014 with AC) that comfortably accomodates 4 adults, with a driver and guide in one person - me :)
The car has a panoramatic roof so you can admire the architecture around and above us.
For larger groups, I can arrange transportation in a Mercedes Viano (max 6 passengers) or a Mercedes Sprinter (max 20 passengers) upon request.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 € - euros - Lunch in a local restaurant: 10-20€/person
Entrance fees 9-26€/adult
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Markéta was an excellent tour guide... very organized and so knowledgeable about all that we saw throughout our tour. We highly recommend Marketa as a tour guide in and around Prague!