• Travelcode: 072

    Dresden home-based tour

    Art, Music and Theater...

    • You arrive and want to stay. Dresden offers a lot to see for many vacation days.

      Structures with international importance like the Zwinger Palace and the Semper Opera shape this town full of art, music and theatre. Nevertheless it is worth it to cross the citiy´s borders sometimes for trips into the surrounding region. You cycle through romantic river valleys, see grand palaces, castles and attractive old towns. In the evening you always return to Dresden.

      Your 4-star-hotel is located right beside the Elbe banks and offers modern hotel comfort in a heritage-protected building. Very stylish. Like everything in this town.

      Tour profile

      You cycle in a flat to undulating countryside. On Elbe cycle path free of traffic along one of the most beautiful rivers of Germany. Other parts follow minor roads and country lanes through varied river scenery.

      Day 1: Dresden

      Individual arrival in Dresden. You receive your bike (if booked) and important information about your cycle tour in the late afternoon. Use your spare time afterwards to go for a stroll through the old town of Dresden (included dinner).

      Day 2: Pirna, approx. 50 km

      Alongside the Elbe and via castle Pillnitz the cycle path leads you to Pirna. Attractions are the old town with the market place and the St. Mary’s Church. The Canaletto house in town is dedicated to the painter Canaletto. Every Monday you can take part in a guided city tour. (starting at 2 p.m.)

      Day 3: Radebeul and Moritzburg, approx. 45 km

      Serpentine paths through romantic valleys lead you to Karl May town Radebeul. From here the Lößnitz valley train takes you to Moritzburg, where you can visit the famous moated castle. Through the protected landscape Friedewald and the Moritzburger pond area you cycle back to Dresden.

      Day 4: Dresden

      Start the day with a city tour, which will show you many sights of Dresden. The afternoon is dedicated to the wines of the region. A local vintner offers some good wines during a wine tasting.

      Day 5: Meißen, approx. 25 km

      On the Elbe cycle path you reach Meißen. In addition to the porcelain manufactury the cathedral of Meißen and Albrechts castle are worth seeing. This castle is said to be the first castle of Germany. A ship takes you back to Dresden in the afternoon.

      Day 6: Trip to Saxon Switzerland with railway, approx. 20-40 km

      At the bastion you can enjoy the amazing view at the river "Elbe". You can also conquer the "Festung Königstein" with the wonderful panoramic view or you visit the "Edmundsklamm".
      You also can make a short tour in the famous nationalpark.
      (including railway)

       

      Day 7: Dresden

      Individual departure or extended stay.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Dresden (DRS)
      Airport - Hotel Cat. A: the rapid-transit railway (S2) to "Dresden Mitte" (approx. 30min)
      Airport - Hotel Cat. B: the rapid-transit railway (S2) to "Dresden Freiberger Str." (approx. 30min)
      Airport - Hotel Cat. C: the rapid-transit railway (S2) to "Dresden Industriegelände" and with an other bus to "Stauffenbergallee" (approx. 40min)
      Ticketprice for the the rapid-transit railway  approx. € 5,00
      You can also take a taxi price is approx. € 30,00 (20min)


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Cat.A: Parking Garage, payable on site. No reservation necessary. EUR 16,- per night, 6 or more nights EUR 14,- per night.

      Cat.B: Hotel Elbflorenz offers a few parking spots free of charge in front of the hotel (upon availability). Parktickets in side roads EUR 3.-, in the Parking Garage EUR 12.- per day.

      Cat.C: Hotel Best Western Macrander offers parking places at the hotel; Parking Garage € 6,- per Day


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Dresden
      Trainstation Dresden - Hotel Cat. A: You can reach the hotel by foot (approx. 10min)
      Trainstation Dresden - Hotel Cat. B: You can reach the hotel by foot (approx. 6min)
      Trainstation Dresden - Hotel Cat. C: with the rapid-transit railway (S1) to "Dresden Bischofsplatz" (approx 15min)
      You can also take a taxi price is approx. € 15,00 (10min)


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Special dates as of 4 persons on request.

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:
      •      6 nights in booked category
         
      •      Buffett Breakfast
         
      •      booked half board: Buffet or dinner
         
      •      1 Saxon speciality dinner (first evening)
      •      City tour Dresden and Pirna
      •      Railway to Saxon Switzerland
      •      Train ticket Radebeul – Moritzburg
      •      Cruise from Meissen to Dresden
      •      Welcome briefing on spot
      •      7-days-service-hotline
      •      Maps and information material/room
    • Choose Categories

      S2 07.04. - 19.05.19 Category A every SUN
      S3 20.05. - 30.06.19 Category A every SUN
      S1 01.07. - 31.08.19 Category A every SUN
      S3 01.09. - 22.09.19 Category A every SUN
      S2 23.09. - 13.10.19 Category A every SUN
      S2 07.04. - 19.05.19 Category B every SUN
      S3 20.05. - 30.06.19 Category B every SUN
      S1 01.07. - 31.08.19 Category B every SUN
      S3 01.09. - 22.09.19 Category B every SUN
      S2 23.09. - 13.10.19 Category B every SUN
      S2 07.04. - 19.05.19 Category C every SUN
      S3 20.05. - 30.06.19 Category C every SUN
      S1 01.07. - 31.08.19 Category C every SUN
      S3 01.09. - 22.09.19 Category C every SUN
      S2 23.09. - 13.10.19 Category C every SUN

      Extras

      Discount 3rd person (in double room with 2 adults)
      Children 0 - 5,99 years - 100%
      Children 6 - 11,99 years  - 50%
      Children 12 - 14,99 years - 25%
      15 - 99 years - 10%
         
      Bicycles & Equipment
      7-/21-speed-bike 70
      E-Bike 165
         
      Additional nights
      Cat A (dbl/sgl) 65/90
      Cat B (dbl/sgl) 53/75
      Cat C (dbl/sgl)  49/69

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Cat. A: Maritim Dresden

      The 4****-level Maritim Hotel in Dresden based beside the river elbe near Semperoper and the International Congress Center Dresden.  All rooms with shower or bath and toilet. The city centre with "Frauenkirche" and "Zwinger" is 10 minutes by foot away from the hotel.

      Cat.B:  Hotel Elbflorenz

      The 4****level Elbflorenz in Dresden based in the city centre. The hotel has 214 comfortable rooms, renovated in 2012.  The hotel has two restaurants, a spacious lobby bar and parking garage. A sauna and fitness area is available.

      Cat.C: Best Western Macrander

      The modern hotel offers peresonal and familiar atmosphere. The city with its restaurants, bars and shops you can reach by feet. The hotels has 85 rooms with air condition, sky-TV, Wlan and a coffee and teabar..

       

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      7/21-speed-bikes

      7-/21-speed-unisex bikes with comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon puncture resistant tires. All bikes are equipped with a rear rack pannier (saddle bag) and a handlebar bag/per room.


      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.
       
      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, spare tube and lock. Please check all functions of your bicycle carefully upon arrival.

    • 4,6 14.05.2018 | Rebecca T. Dresden home-based tour

      Dresden home-based tour

      We requested this self-guided tour at almost the last minute, so felt very lucky to be so well-served by agent Julia. On site, we were well-briefed in person by local contact Hans. The day trips were beautiful and interesting, and we enjoyed inclusion ...
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 3
      • Price-performance ratio 4
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      5,5 25.08.2016 | James D. Dresden home-based tour

      Dresden cycle tour.

      The daily cycle tours were excellent apart from the last one from Kamenz..The directions from Kamenz were very detailed and at times confusing, partly because the translation from German into English was not very good in places. After several minor wrong ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      5,5 15.08.2016 | Jacquin C. Dresden home-based tour

      cycle from Dresden

      Despite a bad wheather (cold and rain during a part of the tour) we are satisfied; The accomodation in Maritim hotel was very good; the assistance provided by Hans was pleasant: he is very fluent in French language and knows very well the local history. ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 4
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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