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Warsaw: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Warsaw: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Warsaw at your own pace and get to know the historic and modern sides to the city on the panoramic hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. The tour starts at the monumental Palace of Culture and Science, the highest building in Poland. Enjoy fantastic views of the city from the 30th floor, before you head off to explore further. History buffs will love the Warsaw Rising Museum, where the city’s turbulent history is brought to life through more than 1,000 exhibits, while the National Museum contains over 400 works by Poland’s greatest artists. Take the kids to meet the famous native brown bears of Warsaw Zoo, and see 500 other species of native and exotic animals while you are there. Bus Stops: Red Route: 1. Palace of Culture & Science (Dworzec Centralny 14) 2. A- Grzybowski Market Square (Plac Grzybowski 1) 3. Old Town (Stare Miasto 05) 4. B - Warsaw University Library (Bibliteka Uniwersytecka 01) 5. C- Copernicus Science Center (Metro Centrum Nauki Kopernik 03) 6. D- National Stadium (Most Swietokrzyski 04) 7. E- Praga (Okrzei 02) 8. F- Multimedia Fountain Park (Bolesc 02) 9. MURANOWSKA 9. G- Museum of Polish Jews History (Nalewki Muzeum 02) 10. H- Warsaw City Hall (Plac Bankowy 03) 11. Downtown (Centrum 06) Blue Route: 1. Palace of Culture & Science (Dworzec Centralny 14) 2. Norblin Factory Museum 3. Warsaw Rising Museum 4. Wronia 5. Grzybowski Square (Aleja Jana Pawla II 01) 6. Zacheta Gallery (Zacheta 01) 7. Old Town (Stare Miasto 05) 8. Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy 01) 9. Chopin Museum (Ordynacka 01) 10. National Museum (Foksal 01) 11. Three Crosses Square (Plac Trzech Krzyzy 03) 12. Lazienki Royal Park (Lazienki Krolewskie 01) 13. Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji 02) 14. Downtown (Centrum 06)

Warsaw: Afternoon Public City Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

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

Climb aboard a comfortable, coach and take in the sights of Warsaw on this guided sightseeing tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. Pass through the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, Castle Square, and the Praga District.  Hop aboard the bus which has plenty of space to stretch out your legs and head to Old Town. View 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. Stop briefly at the Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto and see the awe-inspiring contemporary architecture of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.  Go to Umschplag Platz and Mila Street to discover the site of the bunker where the leader of the Ghetto Uprising, Mordehal Anielewicz, committed suicide. Journey along the "Royal Route" admiring the aristocratic residences and famous monuments. Take in sights like the Holy Cross Church, where an urn contains the heart of Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849). Finally, walk through the Royal Park to experience the city's urban oasis at Lazienk park.   Admire the "Palace on the Water," the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Cruise by sights like the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Warsaw Uprising monument, and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. Go to the Warsaw Praga District (if traffic allows) and see sights like the the National Stadium, St. Florian's Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, and Targowa and Ząbkowska Street.  Drive by the monument of the Brotherhood of Arms and the 19th-century vodka factory of the Koneser with its unique view of Warsaw Old Town from the Dąbrowski Bridge.

Warsaw: Old Town Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Tour

3. Warsaw: Old Town Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Tour

Warsaw’s magnificent Old Town has a turbulent and colourful history. Its beautiful buildings and atmospheric lanes were nearly lost forever when the city was reduced to rubble during World War II. On this walking tour I’ll bring the past back to life, much like the area’s inhabitants did as, piece by piece and stone by stone, they combed through the rubble to salvage what they could so Poland could miraculously replicate the Old Town using old photographs, original building plans, and even paintings of Warsaw street scenes by the famous Italian artist, Canaletto. Our tour begins in the often-lively Castle Square, in front of its imposing Royal Castle. From there, I’ll show you some of the Old Town fortifications. You’ll hear how this renowned part of the city, with its regal elegance, was repeatedly threatened by jealous rival powers that coveted Poland’s wealth. I’ll show you statues of Jan Kiliński, a shoemaker who opposed the Russian invasion in the second half of the 1700s, and Mały Powstaniec (the Little Insurgent), which honours child soldiers who resisted Nazi occupation. You’ll also hear about the darkest period of the Old Town’s history, when Nazi Germany systematically demolished its infrastructure as the Germans tried to eliminate the Polish nation. We’ll enter the Old Town through its imposing Barbican gate and weave through its lanes and squares. Inside, I won’t just show you the most obvious sites. You’ll go down back lanes and check out corners where you’ll hear the stories and see the sites most visitors miss. These include: • The building known as Dom Kata, where the city executioner once lived before it was ironically repurposed as a doctor’s residence • Szeroki Dunaj Street, named after the Danube stream and housed a heaving market • The legend of a heartbroken prince trapped inside the statue of a bear • St Martin’s Church, where a hunger strike against Communist oppression inspired Lech Wałęsa to form the Polish Solidarity Trade Union movement • Beer street, or Ulica Piwna, where one woman melted a war-torn nation’s heart through her love for the Old Town’s birds Along the way, you’ll get answers to questions like: • Which parts of St Anna House – an Old Town building that has remained intact for more than 600 years – have been renovated? • What was the gruesome fate suffered by Michał Piekarski after he tried to assassinate King Sigismund III? • Where can you find the caterpillar tread of a tank that once burst through a cathedral's wall, a motif of a lion, and other colourful, quirky details that most people would miss? • How can the bell in Kanonia Lane make your wishes come true? On this 75-minute stroll, I’ll share the dramatic tale of how the Old Town has repeatedly flourished and fallen as it encountered dukes, kings, warriors, Nazis and Communists in its long history. It has always fought back and today stands more beautiful than ever, a time capsule filled with history, legends and inspiring artefacts.

Warsaw: City Highlights Tour with hotel Pick up /Drop Off

4. Warsaw: City Highlights Tour with hotel Pick up /Drop Off

A daily Cityrama Tour of Warsaw including a visit to Łazienki Park. You will have a chance to see the most recognizable and remarkable places in the capital of Poland. Explore the beautiful city of Warsaw in our air conditioned 18-passenger coaches. Enjoy the comfort of sightseeing in a small group. During this unforgettable trip relax and let our professional guides take you around the historic places of interest to feel the spirit of the city. We will not let our guests feel lost by waiting for us on a street as we will be glad to pick you up from your hotel and after the tour we will drop you off at your place of stay. Pick up from your hotel between 9:45 and 10:15. Drop off at the hotel between 1:00 and 1:15 pm. Available at all times of the year. Below we present an example program of such city tour: 1. The Old Town, one of the most prominent tourist attraction in Warsaw included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. 2. The Royal Castle and Castle Square, a residence of Polish monarchs between 1596 – 1795, as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. There is also a chance to see the first secular monument in Poland that is King Sigismund's III Column. 3. St. John's Cathedral, a witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland. In the Gothic church there are sarcophagus containing the remains of eminent Poles. 4. The Warsaw Old Town Market Square and Barbican. 5. The former Jewish Ghetto, The Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto and the Museum of the history of Polish Jews – a building that is a real modern work of art. Umschlagplatz and Mila Street, site of the bunker where Mordechai Anielewicz, the leader of the Ghetto Uprising, committed suicide. 6. The Royal Route, with superb aristocratic residences and famous monuments, including the Holy Cross Church with its urn containing the heart of Fryderyk Chopin (1810 - 1849). 7. The Royal Park, a walk through the most beautiful park in Warsaw commonly known as Lazienki or 'The Baths'. 'Palace on the Isle', the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764 - 1895). 8. Other important places of interest: the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. 9. Warsaw Praga District *: the National Stadium, St. Florian's Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, Targowa and Ząbkowska Street, the Monument to Brotherhood in Arms, The Koneser - the 19th century vodka factory, a unique view of Warsaw Old Town from the Dąbrowski Bridge. * this part of city tour is available if traffic allows

Warsaw Must-Sees: 4-Hour Private Tour by Retro Fiat

5. Warsaw Must-Sees: 4-Hour Private Tour by Retro Fiat

Start your private 4-hour tour with a pick-up at your central Warsaw hotel at the time of your choosing. Your driver/guide will meet you and you’ll hop on board a historic Fiat 125p, the iconic 1980s car and a symbol of Warsaw’s communist years. As you travel your guide will provide entertaining commentary about life in Warsaw, what it means to be Polish today and how this has changed throughout the years. The itinerary of the tour can be tailored to your preferences, so feel free to ask to visit places of particular interest. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town and learn how its buildings were rebuilt after WWII. See the Royal Castle and admire the beauty of churches, parks and palaces along the Royal Route. Visit the Palace of Culture and Science, the most iconic monument of Communist-era Warsaw. See the Soviet-era architecture around Constitution Square and housing blocks from that period, as you learn about life in Warsaw under Communism. During the ride you can enjoy a shot of traditional Polish vodka with a tasty snack on board. Visit the former Jewish Ghetto and see a fragment of the wall. Then you’ll visit Grzybowski Square, home to the only synagogue that survived WWII. Another stop will be in the Praga district, a once-derelict area where you’ll now find numerous bohemian bars and cafés.

Warsaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

6. Warsaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

The capital of Poland, Warsaw, is a phoenix that arose from the ashes, blending in historic monuments with contemporary architecture. Discover with us the charms of this diverse and vibrant city and learn about the history and culture of Poland. Make unforgettable memories in Warsaw! During the 2-hour tour you will see the best selected highlights of Warsaw Old Town and hear local history facts and legends. Starting from the Warsaw Uprising Monument, which commemorates the sacrifice of anti-Nazi resistance fighters in summer 1944, you will stroll towards the historic Old Town Market Square (Starówka). Walk through Warsaw Barbican to enter the inner city walls and admire the bustling square featuring colorful, old tenement houses and the iconic statue of the Mermaid of Warsaw. Discover the legend behind this iconic symbol of Warsaw! Follow your Private Guide through the charming, narrow streets to St John’s Archcathedral. Step inside this UNESCO-listed Brick Gothic church to discover an elegant interior and fascinating tales of the church's connection to Queen Anna Jagiellonka, King Stanisław August Poniatowski and King Sigismund III. Further on, at the Castle Square, you learn even more about Polish monarchs who lived at the Royal Castle, and see the landmark Sigismund’s Column. Choose the 3-hour option to continue the route along the historic Royal Route and see The Little Insurgent Monument, Braniecki Palace and the imposing, Neoclassical St Anne’s Church. Step inside the historic church, which is one of the oldest buildings in Warsaw. The inside will surprise you with High-Baroque decor and beautiful wall frescoes. Around the altar, which features a painting of the Holy Family, you will find original panels portraying Chinese landscape, architecture, exotic birds, floral twigs, etc. representations, which is a reflection of the Chinese fashion in the secular interior decoration of that time. Pick the 4-hour option to enrich your experience with a visit to one of Warsaw’s most recognizable landmarks, the Royal Castle with skip-the-line tickets to beat the crowds. Learn about the important historical events that took place here, such as the signing of the Polish Constitution or the castle’s detonation by the Nazis after the failed Warsaw Uprising. Explore the Great Apartment, King’s Apartment , Throne Room, and the Lanckoronski Collection with a Gallery of Paintings, Sculptures and Decorative Art, featuring paintings by Rembrandt and canvases by Canaletto. The 6-hour option will give you a full experience of Warsaw, with more expert knowledge and important sights. The walking route will be extended from Old Town to the modern New World district, featuring numerous museums, theaters and modern apartment buildings. The main attraction will be visiting the 1950s Soviet landmark Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN) with skip-the-line tickets. Learn about the fascinating history of the communist Poland. From the 30th floor terrace, at 114m, you will admire breathtaking panoramic views of the Warsaw skyline. The guide will explain to you the cityscape and give you tips on the best attractions, restaurants and pubs to make the most out of your stay in this exciting city.

Warsaw Must See walking tour | small group

7. Warsaw Must See walking tour | small group

Embark on an unforgettable walking tour to discover the three most important attractions in Warsaw, perfect for first-time visitors. Attraction No. 1 - The Palace of Culture: Our journey begins at the magnificent Palace of Culture, a true highlight of Warsaw. Our knowledgeable guide will share intriguing facts and secrets about this impressive building. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the viewing terrace on the 130th meter, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Highlights on the Royal Route: Holy Cross Church, the resting place of Frédéric Chopin's heart Warsaw University campus Baroque Visitationist Church Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Presidential Palace St. Anne's Church, home to Poland's most beautiful organs Highlights in the Old Town - Where our tour concludes: Immerse yourself in the charm of the Old Town with its captivating landmarks: Castle Square Royal Castle and Royal Gardens Market Square City Wall and Barbican Warsaw Mermaid We understand the importance of presenting historical dates and facts within a suitable context. Our guides ensure that information is shared in a tourist-friendly and easily understandable manner. Small Groups: To create a cozy and personalized experience, we limit our group size to a maximum of 15 people, even for public walking tours. Meeting Point and Guide Recognition: Arriving 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start time at the meeting point is sufficient. Look for our guide holding a white umbrella, making them easily recognizable in the crowd. Tour Conclusion: Our tour concludes at the vibrant Market Square in the Warsaw Old Town. Nearby, you'll find an array of cafes, restaurants, and bars to enjoy. Count on our city guide to recommend suitable options, including vegetarian and vegan-friendly establishments. Take the first step into Warsaw's enchanting world with our captivating walking tour. Let us make your visit truly unforgettable.

Warsaw: Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. Warsaw: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Warsaw Self-guided Audio Tour, a captivating journey through the heart of Poland's vibrant capital. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and dynamic spirit of Warsaw as you explore its iconic landmarks and hidden gems at your own pace. This audio tour is designed to provide you with a personalized and insightful experience, allowing you to discover the city's stories and secrets while enjoying the freedom to wander through its charming streets. As you embark on this self-guided adventure, you'll encounter a tapestry of historical narratives, from the medieval origins of the Old Town to the resilient spirit of Warsaw during World War II and its post-war reconstruction. Listen to fascinating anecdotes about the city's architecture, witness the juxtaposition of old and new, and feel the pulse of Warsaw's contemporary vibe. Whether you're a history enthusiast, architecture lover, or someone simply seeking to soak up the local atmosphere, this self-guided audio tour will be your companion, providing a seamless blend of information and entertainment. Let the narrations guide you through the city's diverse neighborhoods, inviting you to appreciate the unique charm of each district. Learn more about the top 18 tourist attractions in Warsaw. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Warsaw Central Railway Station 2. Palace of Culture and Science 3. Museum of Fryderyk Chopin 4. The National Museum in Warsaw 5. Chopin Monument 6. Łazienki Park 7. Warsaw University Library 8. Copernicus Science Centre 9. Warsaw University Library 10. Royal Castle 11. Warsaw Old Town 12. Castle Square 13. Old Town Market Square 14. Warsaw Barbican 15. Warsaw Uprising Monument 16. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews 17. Warsaw Uprising Museum So, grab your headphones, set your own pace, and let the Warsaw Self-guided Audio Tour be your key to unlocking the captivating stories woven into the fabric of this remarkable city. Enjoy your exploration of Warsaw, where history meets modernity in a harmonious dance that reflects the resilience and dynamism of its people.

Warsaw: Highlights Guided Retro Bus Tour

9. Warsaw: Highlights Guided Retro Bus Tour

Do you like visiting cities on a bus but not listening to a taped story on headphones? Then go for an amazing live-guided tour with style. A classic bus Jelcz 043, better known as “Cucumber,” and one of the most iconic communist-era vehicles will take you for a ride in Warsaw. A guide on-board will comment on the objects you will pass and tell you more on a walk around certain stops. On this tour, you will see the most popular landmarks of the city and hear fascinating stories about them. During this 2.5-hour tour, see the most important sights of Warsaw. The tour starts at the Palace of Culture and Science from where you will set off to Royal Park Łazienki. At this stop, you will find out who and when this place was established. Why was it popular to visit on Thursdays in the 18th century? Why should you bring nuts when you come here? On this walk, you will see a statue of Frederic Chopin, the Palace on the Isle and an 18th-century amphitheater. After a walk with the guide, the “Cucumber” bus will pick you up and drive you to the Old Town where you will see a city reconstructed from scratch. Get to know who the man on the column in the Castle Square is. What and why it is the symbol of the city? What is the most “romantic” place in Warsaw? During the walk, you will see the Royal Castle Square with Sigismund's Column, the Old Town Market Square, Cathedral of St. John, a statue of the Warsaw Mermaid and the Barbican. From the Old Town, you will return to the Palace of Culture and Science to hear the history of this controversial building and to finish the tour. The tour takes place every Saturday at 2 PM14:00. It starts by the main entrance of the Palace of Culture and Science. Just look for a big retro bus in front.

From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

10. From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then travel to the train station to board the express train to Krakow. A local guide will meet you on arrival. Experience the atmosphere of the city of the Kings of Poland at the landmark monuments of the medieval Old Town. Visit Wawel Castle and see some of its ceremonial rooms, and gaze in awe at the beauty of Sigismund Chapel inside the Royal Cathedral. Learn more about the Piast, Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties and admire tapestries that once belonged to King Sigismund August. Look at the monumental Cloth Hall on Main Market Square. Discover the remains of the old city wall and learn about the ceremonial St. Florian's Gate. See the oldest synagogue in Poland in the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, and get the chance to buy souvenirs of amber and silver jewelry along the way.

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Loved this activity, picked up on time in a yellow 1980s polish built fiat, even the locals were engrossed, karol was so passionate about this tour that it made it an even better tour, i did an afternoon tour and karol changed the sequence around to make the most of the light, great tour, highly recommend

This was a very nice tour! Olaf was my guide and he is very knowlegeable . I think there was too much information, maybe too much, it made it hard to remember. The tour could be shorten a bit and perhaps focus a bit more on downtown and maybe include bathroom stops and smack time too!

what a great choice and a unique experience. You not only take a nice glimpse of the city's history, but also history from all over the world. What can we say about the guide..he is such a smart guy and he has so much knowledge about everything. Wow, Good job!

Tomaz was really good. Lovely person we had a super time Thank you

Leo was awesome, passion about the topic, excellent knowledge!