Dresden has a fine heritage of baroque and rococo architecture, a legacy of its long history as the capital of Saxony. The Electors and Kings of Saxony furnished the city with many exceptional buildings including their royal residences. Re-building and restoration of Dresden took place after the Allied bombing in WWII and among the many buildings destroyed and then re-built is the magnificent State Opera House of Dresden known as the Semperoper.
The Semperoper has a long and distinguished musical tradition. It was the venue for the premieres of works by Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss and Kurt Weill. Three Wagner operas received their first performance there, Rienzi, the Flying Dutchman and Tannhäuser.
Operas Abroad is pleased to offer packages to Dresden (3 hotel nights, breakfast and a best category ticket for the opera of your choice).
Hotel Maritim**** £460 per person
Extra night £65 per person
Single room supplement £38 per night
Hotel Bülow Palais***** £475 per person (During the low season Jan 8th-31st, February-March and September to December)
Extra night £70 per person
Single room supplement £50 per night
Hotel Bülow Palais***** £495 per person (During the high season April to October and January 1st- 7th)
Extra night £85 per person
Single room supplement £55
An extra opera ticket £95
Airport transfer both ways £75 (for two)
Private guided city tour lasting two hours £95 (per guide)
Packages are subject to price variation at the time of booking.
The package does not include flights but we will be pleased to arrange them. There are flights with Lufthansa or BMI from Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin changing at Frankfurt or Munich.
This elegant four star hotel is located on the banks of River Elbe. It has spacious rooms and a fine restaurant with a winter garden and a terrace overlooking the river. The amenities include a hotel shop, room service, Wifi, bicycle rental and an exclusive wellness area with a pool, steam room, sanarium and Finnish sauna.
The walking distance from the hotel to the Semperoper is approximately 380 yards.
Hotel Bülow Palais*****
This luxurious five star hotel is situated in the Baroque Quarter in an 18th century building. The Gourmet Restaurant Carroussel is one of Germany’s finest restaurants. There is also the Bülow Bistro which offers informal dining and views of the Konigstrasse and there is dining in the Inner Courtyard under a glass ceiling with the nearby Palais Bar and a cigar lounge. On the top floor there is a Fitness and Spa centre which is flooded with natural light. It offers an impressive range of facilities and treatments. The distance from the hotel to the Semperoper is a little over half a mile.
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A BEAUTIFUL CITY TO VISIT