Classic Walking Tour
The tour provides a perfect introduction to the city. It explores the main highlights and stories – from Warsaw`s very beginning in the Middle Ages, through the centuries when it was the capital city of the largest country in Europe, total destruction, soviet occupation and communism, to contemporary changes.
We`ll go through Warsaw`s oldest and most beautiful district. But I couldn`t resist to show you at least briefly the new Warsaw. History is fundamental, but I believe what makes Warsaw so attractive today is the recent transformation of the city. I like telling my clients about my experience – how I came to Warsaw years ago, why I didn`t like it first and how my affection was growing.
My tours are always like that – very personal. And some fun, too. How about trying the best Polish donuts? If you like pastries, I will take you to my place. Actually, I`m writing this text a few days before the Donut Day, which is probably my favorite day in a year. I can tell you all about it on the way.
I will show you my favorite works of art, take you through the solar system in 20 seconds, explain the Polish soul while listening to Chopin`s music or… tell how to smuggle a heart through border control and not get arrested!
The Old Town – enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage site, this place mainly narrates a fascinating story of world`s first and largest reconstruction, which took place following total WW II destruction.
– Royal Castle
– Warsaw cathedral
– statue of the Warsaw mermaid
– house of birth of Madame Curie
– medieval defense walls
– Monument to the Warsaw Uprising
– Supreme Court
The Royal Route – the most beautiful, historic boulevard, filled with main monuments, palaces and churches:
– Presidential Palace
– Holy Cross Church
– University of Warsaw
– statue of Copernicus
– Chopin’s places and music
– Canaletto pictures
– Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Palace of Culture and Science – the tallest building in Poland, Stalin`s gift and icon of a socialist architecture.
The new skyline of the city centre – to see how Warsaw has changed since the collapse of communism.
It is a walking tour, given the proximity of the sites to each other and the structure of streets in this area. Many sites are located in alleyways or courtyards not easily accessible by car in any way.
Distance walked will be ca. 3 kms.
We will not be going inside the buildings and this tour does not include admission to any attractions.
You can combine this tour with:
- Basic Jewish History and the Warsaw Ghetto
- Daily Life in the Warsaw Ghetto – an Expert-level Tour
- Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- The Royal Castle
- Wilanow Palace and Gardens
How it works?
at a place convenient to you: your hotel, airport, train station etc.
Walking (distance to walk 3-4 kms)
If you like this tour, just drop me a message with your preferred date and time. Let me also know how many of you are coming and where are you staying in Warsaw