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From Pirna: Saxon Switzerland Boat Full-Day Tour via Dresden

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From Pirna: Saxon Switzerland Boat Full-Day Tour via Dresden

From US$ 42.82 per person

Take a boat trip to discover Saxon Switzerland and Dresden from the riverbanks. See the romantic villages between Pirna and Bad Schandau, impressive rock formations, and view Pillnitz Castle on this day trip.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Enjoy a boat trip on a traditional paddle steamer
  • Settle back and pass through the stunning landscapes
  • Take a look at Königstein Fortress, one of the largest mountain fortresses in Europe
  • Cruise alongside the beautiful riverbanks of the Elbe
  • Admire picturesque villages, Pillnitz Castle, and the historic city of Dresden
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Discover the beauty of the National Park Saxon Switzerland and cruise along the Elbe on a half-day boat trip. Travel in a traditional paddle steamer, as you savor the most beautiful scenes of the Elbe Valley.  During the tour from Pirna to Bad Schandau and back you can admire the impressive bastion rocks in the Kurort Rathen. On this day trip, you will also see the gorgeous Pillnitz Castle and the historic city of Dresden. Also, see the natural theater of Felsenbühne Rathen, often described as the most beautiful natural theater in Europe, and the 250-meter tall Fortress in Königstein. This unique monument has a history that goes back more than 750 years.

  • Boat trip
  • Transfer to and from the pier
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Student card
  • Disability card

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • If applicable, you will be asked to present your student card or disability ID.
  • In case of extremely high or low water levels, the schedule may change or certain trips may be canceled.
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4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

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It was a wonderful trip with fantastic weather. The ship is a historic paddle wheel steamer. The drive is a pleasure, even through the passing landscape, but there is also a nice menu. I can only recommend this tour ... especially if you want to escape the stress of everyday life.

September 15, 2019

The booking worked wonderfully. However, initially I could not see the booking in the APP. After a short phone call, help was quickly provided. The boat trip is a normal trip with the Elbe Schifffahrt, from Pirna to Bad Schandau and back. The ship was very clean and had great service. Gladly again. Note: The ticket was not immediately recognized on site by the service center on the cell phone, so be sure to take the printed version with you.

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June 20, 2019

War sehr schön, sind aber von Pirna aus bloß 6 Std aufgerundet.

October 24, 2021

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