Guided tour

Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town Tour

Activity provider: Semperoper Erleben

Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town Tour

Activity provider: Semperoper Erleben
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From US$ 20.08 per person

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Discover one of the most beautiful and culturally significant opera houses in the world, the Semperoper, then tour the lovely old town of Dresden. Enhance your experience with an ice-cream treat.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


2.5 hours
  • Theaterplatz

  • Semperoper (guided tour)

  • Zwinger

  • Dresden Castle

  • Dresden Frauenkirche

  • Neumarkt, Dresden

  • Old Market Square, Dresden

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • Admire the gorgeous architecture of the Opera with its richly decorated interior
  • Discover the complex history of its unparalleled acoustics in the auditorium
  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of baroque in all its splendor
  • See the Zwinger, Dresden Castle and the world-famous Frauenkirche on Neumarkt
  • Experience the wonderful ambience of the old town of Dresden
Full description

Take a walking tour of Dresden’s historical Old Town, and go inside the world-famous Semperoper with a local guide. Explore the Semperoper to see its grand Baroque architecture and ornate rooms, reconstructed in the original style.

Head to, walk around Neumarkt, and explore other highlights like the Zwinger, Dresden Royal Palace, and Frauenkirche.

Experience a tour of the Semperoper and discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house and immerse yourself in its rich history. Guided visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day when performances or other events are not taking place. Next, soak in the ambiance of Dresden Old Town as you follow your guide to cultural highlights such as the Zwinger, Dresden Castle, Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), and the newly-established Neumarkt. Choose the Summer option for an ice-cream treat during the tour.

Hear about how Dresden worked so hard to reconstruct its historical monuments along the way.

  • Entry with tour of the Semperoper
  • Guided tour of Dresden's old town
  • Ice cream (If option selected)
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 3274 reviews

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The tour started with the visit at the opera house, which already set high expectations for the rest of the tour . Make sure you’re on time. We were 3minutes later and the tour started without us, with no way for us to get into the opera house. However, an employee came outside to check for any late comers, which was helpful. Overall, the tour lasts 2.5 hours. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and standing. As for the guide, he was very knowledgeable and engaging. Would highly recommend this tour!

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September 20, 2020

Great tour

This was a very nice tour. Unlike the usual city tours, we first got to see the Semperoper from the inside, and after a short break, we got to see the rest of the surrounding buildings and historical marks. Most of those historical places are nearby, and it's great to learn about them. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

July 4, 2019

This tour was lovely and our guide Saskia was very sweet, eloquent and knowledgeable. We got an in-depth view of the opera house and how it was meticulously rebuilt after being destroyed, as well as a tour of the main landmarks and buildings, and walk around the old town. Such a great start of our little trip to Dresden, I recommend it!

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June 6, 2019

Product ID: 38909