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Combo (Save 4%): Elbe River Sightseeing Cruise from Dresden + Semperoper Guided Tour

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Cruise along the Elbe River to learn of Dresden's past and enjoy a guided tour of the Renaissance-style Semperoper with this cost-saving combo tour.

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Semperoper English Guided Tour + Elbe Cruise
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  • English-speaking guide for Semperoper
  • Entry to Semperoper
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise in Elbe River
  • Audio commentary
  • Round-trip transfers from the pier
Semperoper German Guided Tour + Elbe Cruise
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  • German-speaking guide for Semperoper
  • Entry to Semperoper
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on Elbe River
  • Audio commentary
  • Round-trip transfers from the pier


  • Dresden's Elbe River cruise is a great way for you and your family to relax and admire its historic riverside landmarks.

  • See the 131-year-old Loschwitz Bridge aka ‘Blue Wonder’ among the 4 bridges, and 3 palaces, and learn about them through the audio commentary.

  • Discover the glamourous opera auditorium in Semperoper, with ornate rooms and unique acoustics with an expert English/German-speaking guide.

  • Observe the magnificence of this opera house and learn about its tragic past before the bombing at Dresden occurred.

  • Fun fact: The Semperoper is designed so that every musical note played in the auditorium will reach every corner of it.


Elbe River cruise

  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on Elbe River

  • Round-trip transfers from the pier

  • Audio commentary


  • Guided tour of Semperoper

  • English/German-speaking guide (based on option selected)

  • Entry to Semperoper

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

77 Ratings
Stefan Postupka



Apr, 2024

Herr Otto war ein hervorragender Guide. Tolle Informationen sehr lebendig und anregend vorgetragen. Es ist dadurch viel hängen geblieben.
Monteux Christina



Mar, 2024

Discover THE Secret of the Opera House's Splendor and Rapid Reconstruction! :sweat_smile::smiling_face_with_hearts: I no longer look at the buildings around me in the same way at all, and tell myself that we could soon be inhabiting a very Beautiful and Creative World :face_with_raised_eyebrow::face_with_monocle::relaxed:️
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Robert Zacios



Mar, 2024

Everything worked out great from the ticket purchase to the tour. Sepmperoper is very worth seeing, and the tour was great.
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Dr. Martin Meyer



Mar, 2024

Very impressive, but we had actually expected a visit behind the scenes of the opera as the most important thing - too bad :frowning_face:️
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Elke Bettina Paetsch



Mar, 2024

The guided tour of the Semperoper was very interesting. The detailed information was presented very sympathetically and clearly. A beautiful building that you absolutely have to see from the inside!
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Discover the historical beauties of Dresden with this budget-friendly combo that takes you on the Elbe River and also Dresden's jewel, Semperoper.

Elbe River cruise

Start your journey at Dresden's Old Town, Terrassenufer, and hop on the cruise to see the city's iconic bridges, palaces, and history. Sail under the majestic "Blue Wonder", the Loschwitz Bridge. You will also pass by the Lingner Palace where you can peek into the well-mowed gardens, where lavish parties were once hosted. Marvel at the trio castles, majestically built with huge towers, perched on the rocks. On your way back you will come across the Wasserwerk Saloppe, a water tower disguised as a Venetian palazzo, a charming site to admire.


Deep dive into history and heritage and learn about Semperoper, the jewel of Dresden from your guide. Walk through its ornate rooms, reconstructed to perfection after the bombing in 1945. This tour takes you through the elaborate opera house and allows you to experience its well-renowned acoustics, maintained by a modern technical team. Get to learn about why the performances are so flawless and how they are designed to reach every corner of the room.

What to bring

Elbe River cruise

  • Have your ID ready for a seamless experience.

  • Don’t forget your trusty earphones for an immersive audio guide experience.

What's not allowed

Elbe River cruise

  • Keep in mind smoking is not allowed on this experience.


Elbe River cruise and Semperoper

  • Pets and guide dogs can tag along for this experience.

  • This experience is accessible by wheelchair/strollers.

Additional information

Elbe River cruise

  • Cruise schedules are subject to change or be canceled in case of extremely high or low water levels.

`- Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the same at each ticket redemption point along with a valid photo ID. Students must show a valid student ID.

Ticket redemption points

Elbe River Sightseeing Cruise from Dresden

  • Board your cruise at Servicestation Terrassenufer - Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt.

  • Address: Augustusbrücke, Terrassenufer, 01067 Dresden, Germany.

  • Landmark: Please take a look at our timetable next to the ticket office where you can find the correct pier at which the tour will start. All piers are reachable in about 5 minutes.

Get directions to the Boarding point

Semperoper Guided Tour

  • Meet your guide at Semperoper Dresden.

  • Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany.

  • Landmark: At the main entrance of the Semperoper. The staff will welcome you inside the building.

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