Warsaw
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Our most recommended Warsaw Castle & Palace Tours

  • Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

    1. Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

    Join this guided tour of the Palace of Culture and Science, one of the highest and most magnificent buildings in Warsaw and visible from almost all places in the city. As an added perk, skip the line to the viewing terrace. During the tour, discover the characteristic interiors of the Palace of Culture and Science: ballrooms with excellent woodwork, conference rooms with original furniture and equipment from the ’50s, and majestic marble staircases. Your tour guide will bring you closer to the entire history of the building from 1952 until now. Enjoy entertaining stories and anecdotes as you walk through the building’s history. At the end of your journey, skip the line to the elevator and go to the viewing terrace on the 30th floor to discover a beautiful view of the city. You’ll never look at the Palace of Culture and Science in the same way after this tour.

  • Warsaw: Afternoon City Tour with Pickup & Drop-off

    2. Warsaw: Afternoon City Tour with Pickup & Drop-off

    Climb aboard a comfortable, 18-passenger air-conditioned coach and sit back and relax as you see the sights of Warsaw in the intimacy of a small group. Tours are available year round and can typically start with a hotel pick-up at 2:00 PM and end with a return drop off at 5:00 PM. The program is flexible but includes many landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town. Go to Castle Square and the Royal Castle, where the Polish monarchs resided from 1596 until 1795 and the Polish President briefly took residence in 1918. Get the chance to see King Sigismund's III Column, the first secular monument in Poland. Admire the Gothic church of St. John's Cathedral, where the sarcophagi contain the remains of eminent Poles. Look at the architecture of the Old Town Market Square and Barbican, before visiting the former Jewish Ghetto. Here, stop briefly at the Memorial to the ...

    Started a little late but the knowledge of the guide made up for it. She was born here and her presentation of historical facts and stories was light years ahead of our other tour guide.

  • Warsaw: Skip The Line Royal Castle Guided Tour

    3. Warsaw: Skip The Line Royal Castle Guided Tour

    The Royal Castle in Warsaw is a baroque-classicist residence where many Polish monarchs used to live. Firstly, you will have a chance to take a careful look at the castle from the outside, and admire its Fourteenth Century architecture. During the default 2-hour option, once you have had a proper introduction, step inside the Royal Castle to see its rich interior. Walk around the kings’ chambers, full of old historical paintings and decorations. Listen to the history of this impressive building, as there was a long process involved to finish it. Explore the former home of Polish monarchs and find out how it has changed over the years. As the castle is placed at the very beginning of the Old Town of Warsaw, during the extended 3-hour option you will be taken for a walk around the area as well. Your professional guide will show you the most charming places of the Old Town, and tell you a...

    Best guided tour in Europe. Sebastian's detailed knowledge of the old town, history and castle made this the perfect tour.

  • Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

    4. Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey along the Royal Route of Warsaw to see aristocratic residences and famous monuments. Visit the summer residence of the last King of Poland in Łazienki Park. Then, walk around the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Old Town to see the Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral and the tombs of the Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties. Enter the former Jewish Ghetto to look at the Polin Museum and Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto. Continue to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and discover where the Nazis assembled the Jews for deportation to the death camps on the infamous Umschlagplatz. Continue by bus to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument of the Warsaw Uprising and Monument to the Victims of the Katyn Massacre. Drive through the gritty Praga District, traffic permitting, and see the Monument of Brotherhood of Arms. Get a uni...

    It was great tour in Russian. The guide was super polite, intelligent and told me many interesting stories on top of the classical tour. And he replied on all my questions, and usually I have a lot :)

  • From Krakow: Private Tour to Warsaw with Guide and Transport

    5. From Krakow: Private Tour to Warsaw with Guide and Transport

    The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Krakow in a private car. Next, travel to Warsaw either by car or train, depending on your preference. Arrive in Warsaw and be greeted by your friendly guide, then set out on your sightseeing adventure.  Stroll through the New Town and stop by the Palace of Culture and Science, the Grand Theater, and the Saxon Garden to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Explore the historical Old Town next and admire the impressive Royal Castle. Listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about the city's impressive history and former Polish Kings. Afterwards, wander around the Market Square, soak up the bustling atmosphere, and see the Uprising Monument. Stretch your legs as you discover Wilanow Park and admire the colorful gardens that surround you. Finally, stop by the White Hall to marvel at the richly decorated and ornamented interior. At the ...

  • Warsaw: Skip the Line Wilanów Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    6. Warsaw: Skip the Line Wilanów Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    Wilanów Royal Palace was constructed in the late 17th century by Kin Jan III. This baroque building is surrounded by beautiful gardens that are very colorful in the summertime. This palace and gardens complex have been the sites for a number of cultural events throughout their history.  Your private guide will show the building’s original architecture and explore unique interior as its chambers. You will see richly decorated and ornamented rooms such as White Hall, Apartments of King Jan III, The Dutch Cabinet and many more, filled with antique paintings. You will also get to admire the most beautiful gardens that surround the palace, such as Baroque Garden, Rose Garden, Courtyard, and Palace Foreground.

    Ula was an excellent guide to Wilanow palace. Her knowledge and language was excellent and she brought the palace to life with her stories. Excellent tour thank you

  • Warsaw Private Wilanow Palace & Garden Tour

    7. Warsaw Private Wilanow Palace & Garden Tour

    Discover the Wilanow Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Warsaw called "The Little Versailles." Wilanow Palace survived the time of Poland's partitions and both World Wars, and has preserved its authentic historical qualities. The palace was built as the royal summer residence of the King John III Sobieski. The typical baroque palace is remarkable for its original architecture, a blend of European art with the traditional Polish building techniques, and is one of the most important monuments of Polish culture. During this trip make sure you see the richly decorated palace interiors, and don’t forget to explore the beautiful French style gardens and landscaped park. Don’t miss out on this unique tour of Poland’s architectural history!

  • Warsaw: 3-Hour Morning Historical Sites Bus and Walking Tour

    8. Warsaw: 3-Hour Morning Historical Sites Bus and Walking Tour

    Take a 3-hour comprehensive tour of the main highlights of Warsaw on a comfortable air-conditioned bus with a group of 15 participants at most. Learn about the somber and troubled history of the city by visiting some of the remaining sites and monuments to the uprisings and tragedies that took place in Warsaw during WWII. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out some iconic architectural wonders along the way.   Start your trip in the Royal Garden Lazienki, full of monuments that survived the war. The next stop will be the Monument to Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, which commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during WWII. Continue on to Umschlagplatz, one of the most heartbreaking places in Warsaw: on this square, Nazis loaded Jewish people into carriages and transported them to Treblinka concentration camp.   Visit Warsaw’s Old Town, where the Royal Castle is located—destroyed during the ...

    Fantastic tour! Very rich in Poland history, just what I needed. The driver was so nice. My tour guide Olav(I’m not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgeable and patience with all of our questions. I love how passionate he was talking about Polish history. He also pointed out some great restaurants about certain food in the old town which I went back to have- the Polish sweet dumplings. They were delicious!!! I have a complete different view about Poland after my visit to Poland and May I tell you how much I love Poland?!

  • Warsaw: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Car

    9. Warsaw: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Car

    Discover the many facets of Warsaw on a private tour of the city. Find out how Warsaw was in the past, how it is today, and what it will be like in the future. Visit the important monuments, architectural highlights, royal palaces, and residences. A Polish expert will show you the places and events connected with the Second World War and the post-war period when the city was in the hands of Moscow. Admire the modern side to Warsaw, a city that is dynamically developing. Stroll through the picturesque old town and see the Royal Route. Marvel at the royal Łazienki Park and the palace complex, and learn more about the Warsaw Ghetto, the architecture of socialism, and the history of Warsaw Jews.

  • Warsaw: Lazienki Park & Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    10. Warsaw: Lazienki Park & Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    Discover two gems of Warsaw on a group tour. After pickup from your hotel, travel to Lazienki Park. The park covers an area of almost 80 hectares and is home to many historical buildings, some dating back as far as the 18th century. Stroll through the grounds like a local and see the Palace on the Island, the Orangery, the statue of Frederic Chopin, the Amphitheater and its renowned paths and alleys. Continue to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, to explore the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Multimedia exhibitions will explain the story of how Poles and Jews lived together for hundreds of years and how both cultures merged. The exhibition is made up of eight galleries that present the successive phases of Jewish history, from Jewish settlement in Poland, to the harrowing events of the Holocaust, concluding with contemporary times.

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What people are saying about Warsaw

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 177 reviews

Fantastic tour! Very rich in Poland history, just what I needed. The driver was so nice. My tour guide Olav(I’m not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgeable and patience with all of our questions. I love how passionate he was talking about Polish history. He also pointed out some great restaurants about certain food in the old town which I went back to have- the Polish sweet dumplings. They were delicious!!! I have a complete different view about Poland after my visit to Poland and May I tell you how much I love Poland?!

I really liked the tour, was really interesting and full of information! Our guide Olaf was amazing, gave us lot of details and curiosity, he is passionated about what he does and you can feel it! Thanks!

Started a little late but the knowledge of the guide made up for it. She was born here and her presentation of historical facts and stories was light years ahead of our other tour guide.

Beautiful tour made even more beautiful by the professionalism of the guide

A very professional guide - Mrs. Barbara. We loved it. Thank you.