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Christmas in Dresden

Dresden 5 nights Prices on request

Since the re-unication of Germany, Dresden has been completely and sensitively restored and has regained its position as one of Europe‚Äôs greatest cultural centres, a glorious city full of architectural, artistic and musical treasures. 

Dominated by the Frauenkirche, which had lain in ruins since the end of World War II until it was re-consecrated in 2005, the historic quarter of Dresden is explored on foot. Highlights include the Zwinger Gallery with its superb collection of Old Masters, the New Green Vault and the Historic Green Vault, both brimming with treasures from the magnificent decorative art collections of the Saxon Kings and Electors of Saxony. Dresden sits on the banks of the River Elbe with the historic centre on one side of the river looking out to the Neustadt on the far side with its wonderful Art Nouveau buildings. We stay at the Hotel Steigenberger de Saxe, superbly located in the heart of historic Dresden overlooking the Frauenkirche and Neumarkt. Behind the traditional fa√ßade, the hotel has well-appointed modern bedrooms and a restaurant and bar.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners and one lunch
  • First category tickets for two performances at the Semper Opera
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Lecturer and a local guide.


  • Day 1 - Fly to Berlin

    We fly from London to Berlin and on arrival transfer by coach to Dresden, a journey of approximately two hours, where we stay atthe 4* Hotel Steigenberger de Saxe in the heart of the old town. Dinner is included in the Restaurant de Saxe at the hotel this evening.
  • Day 2 - Green Vaults

    This morning we will walk through the historic centre, making a stop at the Frauenkirche – Dresden’s immaculately restoredround church, which dominates the square in front of the hotel – before we reach the Green Vaults. The afternoon will be free to enjoy the Christmas decorations throughout the city, or perhaps visit the Christmas Market, which has taken place on the Striezelmarkt for almost 600 years. Christmas Eve dinner will be taken at the hotel, after which there will be an opportunity to attend Midnight Mass in one of Dresden’s churches.
  • Day 3 - The Nutcracker

    A free morning until we go to the Kempinski Taschenbergpalais Hotel for a special Christmas lunch. There will be more free timein the afternoon before attending a performance of ‘The Nutcracker’.
  • Day 4 - Zwinger Gallery

    We will continue our discovery of Dresden today with visits to the Zwinger Gallery at the extravagant Rococo palace where a wonderful collection of Old Masters was assembled by The Elector of Saxony, Augustus the Strong and then by his son, Augustus III. The architect, Gottfried Semper – famous for his work on the nearby opera house – designed the gallery, which was built between 1847 and 1855. Dinner is taken independently this evening, and you may wish to attend an optional performance of Hansel und Gretel by Humperdinck.
  • Day 5 - Eugene Onegin.

    Today is free for independent exploration. This evening we will go to the Semperoper to see Eugene Onegin.
  • Day 6 - Flight back

    After breakfast we will travel back to Berlin airport for the flight to London.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways
23 December: London Heathrow 14.15, Berlin 17.05
28 December: Berlin 16.25, London Heathrow 17.25

Departure Dates and Prices

Anton Crayton

Anton Crayton

Tour leader

More Info

Music Programme

Christmas Day: The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
27 December: Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky

Optional Performance
Boxing Day: Hansel & Gretel by Humperdinck
Price £108 per person



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