Guided tour

Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town Tour

Activity provider: Semperoper Erleben

Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town Tour

Activity provider: Semperoper Erleben

From US$ 21.08 per person

Discover one of the most beautiful and culturally significant opera houses in the world, the Semperoper, then tour the lovely old town of Dresden. Enhance your experience with an ice-cream treat.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


2.5 hours
  • Theaterplatz

  • Semperoper (guided tour)

  • Zwinger

  • Dresden Castle

  • Dresden Frauenkirche

  • Neumarkt, Dresden

  • Old Market Square, Dresden

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • Admire the gorgeous architecture of the Opera with its richly decorated interior
  • Discover the complex history of its unparalleled acoustics in the auditorium
  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of baroque in all its splendor
  • See the Zwinger, Dresden Castle and the world-famous Frauenkirche on Neumarkt
  • Experience the wonderful ambience of the old town of Dresden
Full description

Take a walking tour of Dresden’s historical Old Town, and go inside the world-famous Semperoper with a local guide. Explore the Semperoper to see its grand Baroque architecture and ornate rooms, reconstructed in the original style.

Head to, walk around Neumarkt, and explore other highlights like the Zwinger, Dresden Royal Palace, and Frauenkirche.

Experience a tour of the Semperoper and discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house and immerse yourself in its rich history. Guided visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day when performances or other events are not taking place. Next, soak in the ambiance of Dresden Old Town as you follow your guide to cultural highlights such as the Zwinger, Dresden Castle, Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), and the newly-established Neumarkt. Warm up with a hot mulled wine (if option selected).

Hear about how Dresden worked so hard to reconstruct its historical monuments along the way.

  • Entry with a tour of the Semperoper
  • Guided tour of Dresden's old town
  • Mulled wine (if option selected)
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 3415 reviews

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At short notice to Dresden with a €9 ticket. On site, a quick look at what is possible on a tour or guided tour of the city. Lo and behold, the Semperoper and city tour was free, quick and uncomplicated, as always booked. The lady explained a lot very well, including insider knowledge. So the time flew by, we got to know downtown Dresden. 3 euros photo fee for the photo license in the Semperoper is a good investment.

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August 26, 2022

It is advisable to purchase a photo license at the ticket office for an additional 3 euros so that you can also photograph the inside of the magnificent Semperoper. The tour was informative, in the opera as well as on the Altmarkt and although I have been to Dresden countless times, I learned a lot of new and interesting facts from history. The guide spoke in a relaxed and entertaining way. The tour is highly recommended.

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July 9, 2022

I had a single tour because apart from me there was only one booking for the tour. Which didn't come. The tour was very interesting and informative. Since I was alone, the guide was able to fully respond to my wishes and questions. I can definitely recommend the tour wholeheartedly.

March 11, 2022

Product ID: 38909