Art Treasures of Dresden: Porcelain & Paintings
21 Mar — 26 Mar 2022 | Tour Director: Lars Tharp
• Visit the city described as the ‘jewel box’ of Germany, discovering a wealth of cultural riches, including magnificent collections of porcelain
• Explore the outstanding collections of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, which has recently undergone refurbishment
• Enjoy an excursion to Meissen, a medieval medley of red-tile and stucco architecture, and go behind the scenes to view a demonstration at the celebrated porcelain factory
Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster
Depart London Heathrow 1010 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1305. Transfer to Dresden for five nights at Hyperion Dresden am Schloss. Welcome and introduction.
Morning walking tour of Dresden including Frauenkirche, Meissen Wettin dynasty tile frieze and synagogue (exteriors) followed by visit to the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments (located in the Zwinger Palace). Afternoon: Augustan porcelain collection at the Zwinger Palace.
Morning visit to the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Master paintings). Afternoon: New and Historic Green Vaults (located in the Royal Palace).
Whole day excursion to Meissen for visits to Albrechtsburg (castle), citadel cathedral and modern Meissen Factory (demonstration of manufacturing process, exhibition of wares and Meissen shop). Free evening.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Panometer. Free afternoon.
Transfer to Berlin with visit en route to Charlottenburg Old Palace (Porcelain Cabinet) and New Wing (time permitting). Depart Berlin 1945, arriving Heathrow 2040.
21 Mar — 26 Mar 2022
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“We couldn’t have had a better guide – informative, interesting and witty”
“Lars is hugely knowledgeable and informative. His guided tour of the Zwinger was a masterclass”
- ACE customers on previous Art Treasures of Dresden tours
Please note that this tour requires a good level of fitness, as it involves a moderate amount of walking, including over sometimes uneven ground and cobbles that can be particularly challenging if wet. We will also spend periods of time standing in galleries. Lifts are not always available at sites so participants must feel comfortable using stairs. Our visit to Meissen will involve navigating steep steps.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £175.
Cost of £1995 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £245.