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Poznań: Old Town Walking Tour with Private Local Guide

1. Poznań: Old Town Walking Tour with Private Local Guide

Start the tour by admiring one of the finest churches in Poznań, the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church). This stunning church is known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation in the chapels of the Holy Cross, which features a 16th-century crucifix and the Virgin Mary. Next to it you will see the former Jesuits Collegium. Explore the lively Old Market Square with its interesting medieval architecture, look at the Poznań Town Hall and listen to humorous legends about the goats on top of it. Follow the guide to see the Studzienka Bamberki monument, Gorka Palace, historic tenements, and Fountain of Proserpina. All these highlights are included in 2-hour tour option.   To explore city even better, take the 3-hour tour that also includes the The Polish Theatre in Poznań and Grand Theatre, both made in a great style of architecture. Go further and look at the Imperial Castle and learn about its turbulent history. The castle is now home to the Zamek Culture Centre and supports many artists. Walk around and find the castle’s gardens, right next to which the numerous beautiful buildings of the Adam Mickiewicz University are located, the university named after one of the greatest Polish artistic icons.   If you pick the 5-hour tour, you will have also visit Citadel Park with entrance to the Armored Weaponry Museum, one of main attractions in Poznań. The park is rich in nature with beautiful views and landscapes surrounded by medieval fortifications. Some real weapons are placed outside this museum and some smaller samples and photos are inside.

Poznan: Private Traditional Polish Food and Sightseeing Tour

2. Poznan: Private Traditional Polish Food and Sightseeing Tour

The culture of eating has strong roots among Polish people ⁠— let your professional private guide show you the best dishes from Polish cuisine in 2, 3, or 4 carefully chosen local venues. At these places, you will get a special chance to try, compare, and choose your favorite flavors from a wide range of traditional dishes. Combine each option with a guided tour of some of the highlights of Poznan as you go from one venue to the next.  Choose the 2.5-hour option to try a basic set of food in 2 places, including different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties, in addition to one soft drink and cake and coffee/tea (excluding soup and beer). On the 3.5-hour tour, taste tradition Polish food at 3 different venues. Sample 3 kinds of dumplings, different kind of polish meats, other specialities, traditional soup, in addition to one soft drink or beer, as well as cake and coffee/tea. During the tastings, your guide will tell you about some Polish traditions and customs and what meals are related to which occasion.  To explore the culture of Poland even further, opt for the premium 5-hour option, which combines your food tasting and sightseeing with your choice of a beer or vodka (with 8 types of each to choose from). Take a more extensive walk with your guide and see the highlights of Poznan city after a delicious feast.

Poznan: Srodka District & Cathedral Island Private Tour

3. Poznan: Srodka District & Cathedral Island Private Tour

Discover the wonders of Poznan, a pearl among the best cities in Poland, on this 3 or 4-hour private tour. Meet your friendly guide and start the tour at the Saint John of Jerusalem Church, a centuries-old building with unique architectural features. Follow our guide into the heart of the Srodka District, passing by a selection of its most attractive buildings including the Roman-Catholic Margaret’s Church, the Cathedral Music School, and the innovative Poznan Gate. Soak up the district’s charming atmosphere as you stroll along its narrow streets and admire a fantastic historical mural. Cross the Bishop Jordan Bridge to reach Ostrow Tumski, also known as Cathedral Island. Head towards Poznan Cathedral, stopping to admire the Palace of Bishops with its monuments of St. Peter and Paul along the way. Arrive at the cathedral and be amazed by its gigantic interior, complete with underground graves and a golden chapel. Afterwards, visit the Mickiewicz University Department of Theology and the Archbishop Seminary, this is where the 3-hour tour ends. Travelers who opt for the 4-hour option continue the tour to Old Town Poznan and its lively market square. Feel immersed in the hustle and bustle of this vibrant hub and learn about the unique medieval architecture that surrounds you. Next, visit the Town Hall, the Monument of Bamberka, the Palace of Gorki, and the Historic Tenements and Fountain of Proserpina. The tour ends at the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus, a stunning Baroque building which houses a 16th-century crucifix.

Poznan: Old Town and Croissant Museum Private Walking Tour

4. Poznan: Old Town and Croissant Museum Private Walking Tour

Poznan is a pearl and among the best cities in Poland. This medieval city has one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe. As a historic site, Poznan ranks as high as Kracow or Gdansk. It possesses a very rich history, many fascinating legends and beautiful parks with rich nature. Start the tour with admiring one of the finest churches - Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church). This stunning church is known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation in the chapels of the Holy Cross, which features a 16th-century crucifix and the Virgin Mary. Next to it, you will see also former Jesuits Collegium. Look around picturesque Chopin Park. Walk along the town square of Poznan, a path of powerful monarchs years ago. Explore the lively Market Square with interesting medieval architecture. Look at the Town Hall and listen to the funny legend about goats on top of it. Then see the monument of Bamberka, Palace of Gorki, historic tenements and fountain of Proserpina. Follow your guide to Croissant Museum, the famous place which makes regional cakes - St. Marcin’s Croissants with special white poppy seed filling, which has been Poznań's most important sweet delicacy for over 150 years. This unique museum shows Poznan’s customs and traditions and tells history and legends. It is an opportunity to learn some dialect words, try the Croissants, get the recipe of them and help the Rogal (Croissant) Master. Get an extraordinary lesson in a fun way!

Poznan: Old Town, Srodka District, & Cathedral Private Tour

5. Poznan: Old Town, Srodka District, & Cathedral Private Tour

Peer into the heart of Poznan on this walking tour of the famous city. Begin at Mickiewicz Square, where you will visit the Collegium Maius building, the famous Opera House, and the magnificent Michiewicz University. Afterwards take a tour round the Imperial Castle, which dates back over 100 years to the city's German era. Continue to the picturesque Srodka District and see the Gothic Cathedral on the island of Ostrow Tumski. Next cross the Chrobry Bridge to enter the splendid Old Town, famous for the Renaissance Town Hall dominating over Market Square. Along the charming streets, discover the impressive baroque church and the Franciscan church that contains a miniature model of old Poznan. Before returning to your hotel, visit Freedom Square which is surrounded by famous 19th century historical buildings including the National Museum, Raczynski Library, Bazar Hotel, and Arcadia.

Poznan Private City Walking Tour from Cathedral Island

6. Poznan Private City Walking Tour from Cathedral Island

Ready for the perfect intro to beautiful Poznan? Begin at the Gothic Cathedral on the Ostrow Tumski (Cathedral Island), and get ready to learn the history and culture of the city. Then take a stroll to the beautiful Old Town, and visit the exquisite Town Hall which overlooks Market Square. Continue your walk to the Baroque Church and the Franciscan Church; the former of which houses a miniature model of medieval Poznan. Further on is Freedom Square, surrounded by impressive 19th-century buildings ncluding The National Museum, Raczynski Library, the Bazar Hotel, and the Arcadia. Your tour ends here, in the prettiest plaza in Poznan.

Poznan: Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour

7. Poznan: Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour

Poznan is among the best cities in Poland. This medieval city has one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe and ranks as high as Krakow or Gdańsk. Experience a very rich history, many fascinating legends and beautiful parks with beautiful nature. Start the tour with a stop to the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus, known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation and 16th-century crucifix. See the former Jesuit Collegium and take a peek around the picturesque Chopin Park. Walk along the town square of Poznan, a path tread by powerful monarchs centuries ago.  Explore the lively market square with its interesting medieval architecture and learn about the funny legend of goats atop the town hall. Follow the guide to see the monument of Bamberka, the Palace of Gorki and the fountain of Proserpina. Then take a walk to Citadel Park where you can find many historical monuments and museums. Choose the 4-hour option to visit the Weapons Museum and see an interesting collection of armory, uniforms and photos.

Gniezno, Biskupin, Wenecja full day trip from Poznan

8. Gniezno, Biskupin, Wenecja full day trip from Poznan

Discover the historic Wielkopolska Region of west-central Poland on a full-day tour from Poznan. The 8-hour sightseeing trip takes you into the heart of Greater Poland to visit 3 of its most spectacular treasures. Departing from Poznan, drive to Gniezno, the first capital and cradle of the Polish state. Explore the Cathedral, famous for its bronze Romanesque doors that depict scenes from St. Adalbert’s life, and for the pure silver coffin of St. Wojciech. Continue to Biskupin, the oldest settlement in Poland. Dating back to the 8th century BC, it is now a superb open-air museum that recreates a life-size model of an Iron Age fortified settlement. After lunch, try to climb on board a narrow gauge railway and ride to the beautiful village of Wenecja, fondly known as the “Pearl of Pałuki.” Visit the fabulous Narrow Gauge Train Museum, which boasts a stylish waiting room and many kinds of old locomotives and carriages. But don’t depart until you have heard the legend of the Wenecja devil, and seen the ruins of its castle on the bank of the lake.

Kornik Castle and Rogalin Palace Half-Day Private Tour

9. Kornik Castle and Rogalin Palace Half-Day Private Tour

Make the most of your visit to the Wielkopolska region by taking a journey southwards to the historic town of Kornik, where you can discover the 14th-century castle and its hidden treasures of ancient armaments, period furniture, and extensive art collection. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off and transportation during the tour. Originally belonging to the noble Gorka family, Kornik castle's current neo-gothic style can be attributed to the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel, who remodeled the castle in the 1800s according to British trends. Take a stroll through the picturesque grounds surrounding the castle, which make up 40 hectares of the oldest arboretum in Poland, and try to identify the hugely diverse range of trees, shrubs, and blossoms. Perfectly maintained and immaculately designed, the gardens are a joy to visit, particularly in late spring or early autumn. Next, head to the tiny village of Rogalin to tour the grounds and palace once that once belonged to the aristocratic clan of Raczyński. Built in the Baroque style of the 18th century, the palace also contains a remarkable collection of art and furniture, but perhaps more noteworthy are the landscaped gardens lying opposite the main house. Here you will find a unique forest of centuries old oak trees, each telling a story of survival. Admire Polish beautiful countryside on the way back to your hotel in Poznan.

5-Hour Poznan City and Brewery Tour

10. 5-Hour Poznan City and Brewery Tour

Start your tour with a visit to the Gothic Cathedral on Ostrow Tumski island, the site of the baptism of Poland in 966 A.D. Passing the Chrobry Bridge, enter the splendid Old Town, famous for the Renaissance Town Hall dominating over the Market Square. Stroll along the charming streets to discover the impressive baroque church and the Franciscan Church with a miniature model of old Poznan. Continue walking to the Freedom Square surrounded by the historical 19th century buildings: the National Museum, Raczynski Library, Bazar Hotel, and Arcadia. Then, transfer to the Ulan Brewery, where you will learn all the techniques of beer production and the origin of bubbles. After this fascinating tour, you are invited to the brewery pub for a well-chilled beer. Cheers!

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What people are saying about Greater Poland Voivodeship

Amazing, tasty and insightful tour to Polish cuisine!

We booked this tour during our company offsite and I'm very happy we did. Our tour guide Anja was great, warm and welcoming to all of us. Not only did she guide us through the different dishes and how to eat them she also told us small anecdotes of the city. There was definitely more food available that we could possible eat and also couple different local beverages. I was also positively surprised how well both restaurants took into consideration the dietary preferences our group had and all of us were able to enjoy the tour! Thank you for this wonderful experience!

Excellent customer service!

The tour was very nice. Had a great time with our knowledgeable tour guide Anna. What took the experience to another level is the customer service that I had to contact because of my own mistake. I booked the tour twice (don’t ask me how or why) and didn’t notice it until the time of the tour. I called the polish rep and he told me to email headquarters since I booked everything online. Within just a couple of hours they deposited the extra charge back to my account. I just emailed them what happened, no questions asked whatsoever. Superb!

Great Tour with the Wonderful Ola As My Guide

I had a very wonderful tour with Ola ( Alekdandra ) who is most charming and very highly educated and an art and architecture historian, who is very involved in Poznan’s cultural affairs and its preservation. She showed me a great deal of the beauty of Poznan and it’s fascinating history. It was really like taking a college course If you are lucky enough to visit Poznan you must request Ola as your guide.

Our tour guide was absolutely amazing, she provided us with lots of information and great insight to the city’s history. I would 100% recommend.

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide who did his utmost to give us a rewarding trip