Art Treasures of Dresden
15 Oct — 19 Oct 2018 | Tour Director: Lars Tharp
• Discover the rich cultural heritage and treasures of Dresden on this five-day tour accompanied by historian Lars Tharp
• Explore the city’s artistic history, influences and innovations
• Visit some of the world’s finest art and ceramics collections
"There are unbelievable treasures of all kinds in this beautiful place”, wrote Goethe of Dresden, where the magnificent Baroque dome of the re-consecrated Frauenkirche, in which Bach and Wagner once performed, vies with Augustus the Strong’s Zwinger Palace as the city’s dominant landmark.
Dresden’s Royal Palace, the former seat of the Saxon government, hosts the fabulous Green Vault treasure chamber, whilst the Zwinger is a vast complex of formal gardens, ornate fountains and grand pavilions – and home to the Porcelain room which, flooded with natural light, displays the Dresden Porcelain collection.
We also visit the Old Masters Picture Gallery, with works by Raphael (notably his Sistine Madonna), Botticelli, Velázquez, Dürer, Vermeer and Rembrandt. Meissen, a medieval hotch-potch of red-tiled roofs and stucco architecture, is Saxony’s oldest town. Here we will tour the Gothic cathedral and look behind the scenes at the celebrated porcelain factory.
We will enjoy a leisurely trip along the River Elbe, and there will also be an opportunity to attend an optional performance at the Semper Opera House, one of Europe’s most glorious music venues, where Wagner’s Flying Dutchman and Richard Strauss’ Rosenkavalier premiered.
15 Oct - 19 Oct 2018
DAYS | 5
COST | £1595
Cost per-person includes:
return flights, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three dinners and one lunch, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, optional evening concert at the Semper Opera House (cost to be advised), single room supplement £195.
Lars Tharp, MA, FSA
Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster who is particularly well known for his work on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, as well as Hidden Treasures and Art of the Baroque.
To make a reservation please call Gillian Harvey to reserve a place. A booking form should be completed and returned along with a deposit of £300 per person to Gillian Harvey, ACE Cultural Tours, Stapleford Granary, Bury Rd, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP.
Telephone: 01223 841055