From Dresden: Paddle Steamer Cruise to Königstein Fortress
- Duration options: 3 - 8.5 hours
We did the walking tour in English with Grit. I've lived in Europe for the last 4 years and have done dozens of tours. Our tour with Grit was the best, no question. She was very open with her background growing up in Eastern Germany as well as very knowledgeable about everything we looked at. There was not a single thing I asked about that she didn't have a very well-researched answer for. She's so passionate at her job- she ended up spending an extra hour with us so that she could explain things more deeply. I'm not easily impressed but her commitment and depth of knowledge blew me away!
We enjoyed our tour experience very much. My kids (9, 11 and 12 Years old) were entertained and the Guide knew how to package the information so the kids would stay interested and had fun. I was impressed with the logistics. We used public transportation and Silvia had organized all tickets ahead of time and knew all the various schedules and connections so we could be flexible throughout the tour and still get to see everything we wanted to see.
Dresden has so many fascinating places and so much history it can be overwhelming to know where to start. The hop on hop off bus goes around to 22 important sites and explains a bit about each in about 1 1/2 hours and then you can decide where you want to go and get off the bus when you want and then back on to go to another place. We enjoyed the tour. Dresden really needs a week to do it right. We will be back.
Beautiful Landscape and exciting scenery of castles and Monuments. Only critical Point is the missing Information about the Starting Point where which Boat starts. The Location of the Ticket Shop (at starting point 1) is always to approach for changing the get your Guide Voucher into Tickets which you Need todo before you can enter a boat. Everything Else Went perfect.
I had a wonderful experience in countess von Brühl's company for 2 hours. The countess had a profound knowledge of the history of Saxony, Pillnitz Castle and court life in the 18th century. She was kind, charming and made me feel welcome, and she was stunningly beautiful in her costume. It was 2 fantastic hours!