1. Germany
  2. Saxony
  3. Dresden
  4. Pillnitz Castle

From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle

Product ID: 51914
Take a hike through the national park in Saxon Switzerland or enjoy a tour up to the Bastei. Take in a fantastic panoramic view from the top, then visit and admire the Pillnitz Castle.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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English, French, German, Italian
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  • Choose between scaling the world-famous Bastei on foot or riding to the top in a bus
  • Enjoy the beauty of the national park and experience a truly exceptional panoramic view from Königstein to Böhmen
  • Wander the grounds at Pillnitz Castle and learn more about this summer residence of the royals
Full description
Discover the beauty of Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. This day tour can take place in your own tour bus/rental car or with public transit from Dresden. When traveling by rental car or tour bus, tour the national park with a stop at the world-famous Bastei; when using public transit, travel with your tour guide to Rathen Station and hike your way to the Bastei.

Let the romance of Saxon Switzerland with its otherworldly rock formation enchant you. Enjoy the beautiful view from the Bastei deep into the valley below. At the end of the day, head to Pillnitz to admire the Chinese-inspired fairytale palace and gardens and tour this summer residence of the Saxon kings and queens.
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets for transit
  • Boat tickets (€14 per person)
  • Entry to Pillnitz Castle Garden (€2 per person)
  • Entry/tour Königstein Fortress (€10 per person)
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Dresden Hauptbahnhof

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Important information
Know before you go
• Ship rides on the Elbe are offered throughout the day. The times and courses require prior arrangement.

From US$ 433.25 Per group up to 20

Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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    5 / 5
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    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
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We enjoyed our tour experience very much. My kids (9, 11 and 12 Years old) were entertained and the Guide knew how to package the information so the kids would stay interested and had fun. I was impressed with the logistics. We used public transportation and Silvia had organized all tickets ahead of time and knew all the various schedules and connections so we could be flexible throughout the tour and still get to see everything we wanted to see.

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February 23, 2020

Saxon Switzerland: it's super beautiful

Silvia Tröster loves her region and she knows how to share this love and her knowledge. She is very sociable and listens to the people she supports. She had planned everything from the organization of transport, and gave explanations that went beyond the region we were going to visit. Thank you Silvia The tour is quite expensive considering that we were only 5 however it is easy to understand and follow in a small group.

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September 7, 2019

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Troester Tours - Kulturreisen

Product ID: 51914