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Dresden: Boat Cruise, Wine Tasting and Lunch Platter

Dresden: Boat Cruise, Wine Tasting and Lunch Platter

From £70.96 per person

Explore the countryside of the Elbe around Dresden on a cruise on a steam paddler. Look forward to magnificent views of the beautiful Dresden Elbe Valley, admire the castle of Seußlitz and take a hike to the vine yards.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Experience a unique boat cruise on the Elbe on a paddle steamer
  • Enjoy a laid back, guided tour through the vineyards and learn everything about Germany's smallest wine region
  • Sample some of the regional wines at an exclusive wine tasting and enjoy a hearty buffet
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Take a boat cruise on a traditional steam paddler from Dresden to Diesbar-Seußlitz. Admire the views of the magnificent old castles and the Saxon vineyards on your 3-hour cruise.

The impressive Albrechtsburg with the cathedral in Meißen can already be seen from far away while you make your way to the scenic wine villages on the shores of the Elbe. After your arrival, hike through the vineyards and explore one of Germany's smallest wine regions with its distinctive wines. Enjoy a hearty buffet with your wine tasting in the heart of the vineyards and sample 5 different wines from the region.

Some of the local grape varieties can only be found in Saxony. Their rarity has made them a sought-after product. End your tour in a rustic winegrower's house and afterward drive back to Dresden.

  • 3-hour boat cruise
  • Guided hike
  • Wine tasting
  • Buffet with your wine tasting
  • Return journey to Dresden
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
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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The exact ship name and pier number for your tour will be communicated by email, a few days in advance. Look for the guide, who will be holding a sign or wearing a t-shirt with the local partner’s name on it.

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What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is only available in German
  • Only guests above the age of 18 are allowed to partake in the wine tasting
  • In the event of high or low tide, there may be restrictions on boats in the Elbe. You will be informed of the exact tour itinerary a few days in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 111 reviews

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Thank you very much for the beautiful day - Marcel Beier from Elbtal Tours Dresden has skilfully covered up corona-related changes in the shipping schedule with small changes to the schedule. He presented us with an interesting and "drinkable" day including wonderful sunshine. The winemaker picnic was plentiful and tasty. Overall, this tour is highly recommended; also to escape the Corona monotony as a Dresdener.

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4 October 2020

I never expected such a great, familiar and perfect wine tasting! A relaxed atmosphere, a lot of wine and the specialist knowledge didn't fall by the wayside either! Definitely to be recommended and should not be missing during a stay in Dresden. We'll be back for the next visit !!! THANKS! Greetings from the pot, Julius and Lina

18 September 2020

For wine lovers in good physical condition. Marcel gave everything was very nice and informative. However, the wine tasting at all the wine viewing tables of the year, including information about the wineries of the youth friends, is tiring in the long run. The fact that only short ship passages are possible due to the isolation of shipping is annoying, but the guide cannot do anything about that.

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18 July 2020

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