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  1. Germany
  2. Saxony
  3. Dresden
  4. Dresden Frauenkirche

Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Meissen

Product ID: 50405
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Discover the Saxon Wine Route by paddle steamer on this full-day tour. Travel from Dresden to Meissen, where you can visit the Albrechtsburg, stroll through the town, and explore the town museum or the porcelain factory before returning to Dresden.
About this ticket
Duration 2 - 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Audio guide/headphones
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience a relaxing boat ride along the Elbe river and enjoy the fantastic views of the vineyards
  • Get off at Meissen and see the impressive Scharfenberg Palace and Siebeneichen Palace
  • Stroll through the historical town and visit the town museum or the porcelain factory
Full description
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. The Meissen Zoo is also a fun experience for young and old and is located near the Siebeneichen Palace.

Ride on the paddle steamer back to Dresden and reach the city in the evening.
  • Boat cruise Dresden - Meissen - Dresden (if return journey booked)
  • Audio commentary (in German)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Pick-up and drop off from the pier
  • Entrance fees in Meissen

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Important information
What to bring
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
Departure from Dresden: 9:45; arrival in Meißen: 11:45
Departure from Meißen: 15:00; arrival in Dresden: 18:15
Stay in Meißen from 11:45 to 15:00

In case of extremely high or low water levels, the timetable may change or certain trips may be cancelled.
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