Many guests have lunch here on the way to Prague. We recommend you stay at least three nights, to take in the full glory of the city. Dresden is a mere two hours from Berlin, and in handily in between Prague and Berlin.
Dresden’s baroque cityscape nestling the curve of the Elbe River is back. The Zwinger is one of the most beautiful spaces anywhere. If you know where to look there’s great contemporary architecture and lovely neighbourhoods spared by the bombing.
Dresden’s palace has been rebuilt and the royal collections are on show again in all their glory for the first time since 1939, from the most exquisite paintings (think Raphael and two Vermeers), world class porcelain and a royal treasury bettered by few others.
In recent years countless powerful memorials have been built in a search for some way back to humanity. The physical destruction has been replaced by architecture from the world’s greatest architects: Daniel Libeskind, IM Pei, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry and Helmut Jahn.
Art Tours can give you weeks of access in Berlin in only a few days. Berlin is home to first class collections, once barely accessible; treasures from Ancient Egypt and Babylon, Expressionism and Modernism have now been reunited. There is also a pulsing contemporary art scene.
Over the years we have built up precious knowledge about hotels and fine restaurants and can advise you accordingly. We have friends who live in Vienna who update us about what is new and exciting.
Some of our best guides tour Vienna and they will bring to life the unique mix of history, art and architecture for you. You will get more from one day with them than most people would in a week touring the city.
As with all of Europe's treasure capitals, Vienna is a city where we can offer private access to major museums and private collections. You will be shown around by curators and owners. Our clients tell us that these visits are the highlights of their trip.
Whether you are interested in some of the finest Old Masters in the world or 20th century masterpieces, grand imperial architecture or the great Secessionists Vienna has a unique mix to explore. The city also has an interesting contemporary art scene.