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Meissen and Dresden Private Tour from Berlin

Your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel in Berlin and take you to the city of Dresden first. The drive there from Berlin is about two hours. You will have time to explore the beautiful sights of Dresden: Old Town with its Frauenkirche and the royal palace including the famous Zwinger, the river Elbe and the view from the Brühlsche Terrace and much more. After lunch, you will be driven to Meissen where you can visit the oldest Porcellain manufactury of Europe, stroll through the Old Town and view the historic cathedral dating back to the 9th century. This is a full-day tour so you will not be rushed. When you have seen enough, you will return to Berlin and be dropped of at your hotel.

$463.39 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Meissen and Dresden Christmas Market Full Day Private Tour from Prague

I will pick you up from the hotel you are staying with a driver at 8am.This tour is provided by car or minivan. It takes 12 hours. We will come back to Prague around 8pm. Meissen is approximately 3-hour drive from Prague. It will be our first stop. It is a town close by to Dresden on both banks of the Elbe river in eastern Germany. The Albrechtsburg, the former residence of the House of Wettin, is regarded as being the first castle to be used as a royal residence in the German-speaking world built in the 15th-century.Nearby is the 13th-century Gothic Meissen Cathedral,whose chapel is one of the most famous burial places of the Wettin family.The hill on which the castle and the cathedral are built offers a view over the roofs of the old town.Meissen´s historical district is located mostly around the market at the foot of castle hill. Imposing is the view from the 187-foot high tower (57 meters) of the Church of Our Lady,situated in the old market-place.This church was first mentioned in a 1205.Another popular tourist sight is the world-famous Meissen porcelain factory.In Meissen we will spend 2 hours.Then we are traveling to Dresden where we should be in thirty minutes. Enjoy up to four hours for this Dresden tour with shopping.Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe.The American and British bombing in World War II destroyed the entire city centre. After the war restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Frauenkirche.The Dresden Castle was the seat of the royal household from 1485.The wings of the building have been renewed, built upon and restored many times. Due to this integration of styles, the castle is made up of elements of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist styles.The Zwinger Palace is across the road from the castle. It was built on the old stronghold of the city and was converted to a centre for the royal art collections and festivals.Its gate by the moat, surmounted by a golden crown, is famous.Bruhl´s Terrace was a gift to Heinrich,count von Bruhl, and became an ensemble of buildings above the river Elbe.The Hofkirche was the church of the royal household. Augustus the Strong, who desired to be King of Poland, converted to Catholicism, as Polish kings had to be Catholic. At that time Dresden was strictly Protestant. Augustus the Strong ordered the building of the Hofkirche, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, to establish a sign of Roman Catholic religious importance in Dresden. The church is the cathedral "Sanctissimae Trinitatis" since 1980.In contrast to the Hofkirche, the Lutheran Frauenkirche was built almost contemporaneously by the citizens of Dresden. It is said to be the greatest cupola building in Central and Northern Europe. The city's historic Kreuzkirche was reconsecrated in 1388.

$24.21 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Munich Card (Group): Save at attractions and tours & public transport included

The Munich Card is your travel and discount card to see more and spend less in the Bavarian capital. Buy your Munich Card now and get free and unlimited use of public transport Munich and up to 70% discount at more than 80 offers including top attractions, restaurants, shops and more. Perfect for groups who want to discover Munich more flexible and want to get easily from one place to another.The following discounts are available in your Munich CardMuseums & CastlesOld Pinakothek - 29%Old Schleissheim Palace with history and religion exhibitions - 33%Bavarian National Museum - 14%Botanical Garden Nymphenburg - 33%Nymphenburg Palace - 17%Grünwald Castle – Museum and Tower - 71%Cuvilliés-Theater (famous Rococo theatre) - 29%German Museum (science and technology museum) - 17%German Museum Verkehrszentrum (transport museum) - 21%German Museum Flugwerft Schleißheim - 21%German Theatre Museum - 20%Greek and Roman sculptures collection - 33%House of Art - 20%Jewish Museum - 20%Kunsthalle München (art gallery) - 20%Lenbachhaus (art museum) - 20%Marstallmuseum - 22%Munich City and Film Museum - 20%Museum Brandhorst for contemporary art - 29%Museum Five Continents - 20%Museum Mensch und Natur – natural history experience - 29%Museum Villa Stuck - 20%New Pinakothek - 29%New Schleißheim Castle (baroque castle with park) - 22%NS Documentation Center - 20%Park palaces at Nymphenburg Castle - 22%Museum Realm of Crystals - 50%Ruhmeshalle and Bavaria Statue with viewing platform - 29%Collection Schack - 25%Treasury at Residence Museum - 14%Lustheim Castle with Meissen porcelain collection - 29%State Coin Collection - 33%State Museum of Egyptian Art - 29%Valentin Karlstadt Musäum - 20%Attractions & EntertainmentBavaria Film Studios Tour - 10%SEA LIFE Munich - 20%FC Bayern adventure world - 11%Hop-On-Hop-Off BustourHop-on-Hop-off Express Circle - 10%Hop-on-Hop-off Grand Circle - 20%

$12.63 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Munich Card: Save at attractions and tours & public transport included

The  Munich Card is your travel and discount card to see more and spend less in the Bavarian capital. Buy your Munich Card now and get free and unlimited use of public transport Munich and up to 70% discount at more than 80 offers including top attractions, restaurants, shops and more. Perfect for groups who want to discover Munich more flexible and want to get easily from one place to another. The following discounts are available in your Munich CardMuseums & CastlesOld Pinakothek  - 29%Old Schleissheim Palace with history and religion exhibitions  - 33%Bavarian National Museum  - 14%Botanical Garden Nymphenburg  - 33%Nymphenburg Palace  - 17%Grünwald Castle – Museum and Tower  - 71%Cuvilliés-Theater (famous Rococo theatre)  - 29%German Museum (science and technology museum)  - 17%German Museum Verkehrszentrum (transport museum)  - 21%German Museum Flugwerft Schleißheim  - 21%German Theatre Museum  - 20%Greek and Roman sculptures collection  - 33%House of Art  - 20%Jewish Museum  - 20%Kunsthalle München (art gallery)  - 20%Lenbachhaus (art museum)  - 20%Marstallmuseum  - 22%Munich City and Film Museum  - 20%Museum Brandhorst for contemporary art  - 29%Museum Five Continents  - 20%Museum Mensch und Natur – natural history experience  - 29%Museum Villa Stuck  - 20%New Pinakothek  - 29%New Schleißheim Castle (baroque castle with park)  - 22%NS Documentation Center  - 20%Park palaces at Nymphenburg Castle  - 22%Museum Realm of Crystals  - 50%Ruhmeshalle and Bavaria Statue with viewing platform  - 29%Collection Schack  - 25%Treasury at Residence Museum  - 14%Lustheim Castle with Meissen porcelain collection  - 29%State Coin Collection  - 33%State Museum of Egyptian Art  - 29%Valentin Karlstadt Musäum  - 20%Attractions & Entertainment Bavaria Film Studios Tour  - 10%SEA LIFE Munich  - 20%FC Bayern adventure world   - 11%  Hop-On-Hop-Off Bustoures  Hop-on-Hop-off Express Circle  - 10%Hop-on-Hop-off Grand Circle  - 20%