There is nothing better than taking a relaxing cruise along the River Elbe. The Saxon Steamship company has the oldest and biggest paddle steamers fleet in the world.
The Saxon Steamship Company offers a wide range of excursions between Seusslitz (near the porcelain town of Meissen) and Bad Schandau near the Czech border. The shortest, simplest tours are the roundtrip river excursion without stops (90 minutes) and the Dresden Bridges Tour (3 hours).
Other options include point-to-point tickets between towns or a day ticket that allows unlimited travel on the river. The company's ships visit 14 ports along the Elbe, so you can easily spend a day exploring the region by paddle steamer.
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