Meissen and Dresden Christmas Market Full Day Private Tour from Prague

Meissen is a town of approximately about 15 miles (25 km) northwest of Dresden on both banks of the Elbe river in the Free State of Saxony. Meissen is the home of Meissen porcelain, the Albrechtsburg castle, the Gothic Meissen Cathedral and the Meissen Frauenkirche.The Grosse Kreisstadt (English: "major district town") is the capital of the Meissen district. Experience the unique opportunity to enjoy the special atmosphere during the Meißen Advent season. It takes 3 hours by car from Prague to reach Meissen. We spend two hours there.If you like Christmas, you will love Dresden! 11 completely different Christmas markets lie right at your feet: from the very traditional to the merry medieval to the apres-ski charm of the Huttenzauber - you will find it all. Mmmh, can´t you already smell the enticing aroma of baked apples. Takes 30-minute drive from Meissen to Dresden. We have four hours in Dresden for all. The tour takes twelve hours and is provided by car or minivan.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch is available for purchase
    • Entry/Admission - Albrechtsburg Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Dom zu Meissen
    • Entry/Admission - Church of Our Lady, Meißen
    • Entry/Admission - Meissen Porzellan Manufaktur & Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Albrechtsberg Palace
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Albrechtsburg Castle, Domplatz 1, 01662 Meissen, Saxony Germany

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dom zu Meissen, Domplatz 7, 01662 Meissen, Saxony Germany

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Church of Our Lady, Meißen, Markt 10, 01662 Meißen, Germany

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Meissen Porzellan Manufaktur & Museum, D-01662 Meissen, Germany Talstr. 9 Esquina, 01662 Meissen, Saxony Germany

    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.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Albrechtsberg Palace, Bautzner Str. 130, 01099 Dresden, Germany

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Dresden Zwinger, Theaterplatz 1 Ostra-Allee, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Brühl's Terrace, Georg-Treu-Platz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany

    Bruhl´s Terrace was a gift to Heinrich,count von Bruhl, and became an ensemble of buildings above the river Elbe.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Katholische Hofkirche, Schloßstraße 24, 01067 Dresden, Germany

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Frauenkirche Dresden, Georg-Treu-Platz 3 Eingang G der Frauenkirche, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Striezelmarkt Altmarkt Dresden, Altmarkt 10, 01067 Dresden, Germany

    The Striezelmarkt in Dresden is considered the first genuine Christmas market in the world. Founded as a one-day market in 1434, it celebrated its 585th anniversary in 2019. Its 240 stands attract about 3 million visitors from all over the world. The annual market lasts throughout the Advent season until Christmas Eve.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Prague Marriott Hotel, V Celnici 8, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up the clients from the hotel or an airbnb accommodation. we just need to know the exact address and name of the hotel.Airports
    • Prague-Ruzyne Airport, Aviaticka, Prague Czech Republic
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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.


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Activity ID: V-41319P3

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