The Best of Warsaw – Overview Tour

This tour combines strolls and riding in a comfortable vehicle or public transport.

The tour provides a perfect overview of the city for those who don`t have much time in Warsaw. However, if you are staying longer – it can be like a road map to give you orientation and tips what to do later on your own.

The tour connects all important pieces – old and new Warsaw, the time of communism and the area of the Warsaw ghetto. This way, you will get a complete picture.

And there will be lots of personal stories, too. I will show you my favorite works of art, tell you what I think about communist architecture or explain why I didn`t like Warsaw first and how I changed my mind.  And some fun, too. How about trying the best Polish donuts? If you like it, I will take you to my place!

Itinerary:

This tour is divided into two parts:

First part – walk in the old, historic district. It lasts 2 hours:

The Old Town – enlisted by UNESCO as a 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

Second part – combines short strolls and riding in a comfortable vehicle or public transport.

Lazienki Royal Park – former summer royal resort, the most popular park in Warsaw with beautiful 18th century architecture (esp. Palace on the Water) and art nouveau Chopin`s statue.

Communism – we`ll see and discuss the impact of Soviet occupation and communism on urban landscape and layout:

– The Palace of Culture and Science – the tallest building in Poland, Stalin`s gift and icon of a socialist architecture.

– Marszalkowska street, the route of communist parades and marches which leads to MDM – the iconic, socialist housing development.

The new, modern city centre – how Warsaw has changed since the collapse of communism.

Briefly area of the Warsaw ghetto, including top memorials.

Please note:

It is a partly walking tour, given the proximity of the sites to each other and the structure of streets in the historic district. Many sites are located in alleyways or courtyards not easily accessible by car in any way.

Distance walked will be ca. 4 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:

 

 

How it works?

You can choose from two options!


Option One:
Walking + Public Transport (distance to walk ca. 4-5 kms)

Duration:
6 hours

Meeting point:
at a place convenient to you: your hotel, airport, train station etc.

Price:
650 zloty

What`s included:
Guiding service

Extra expenses:
Public transport ticket – 15 zloty per person


Option Two:
Private car (distance to walk ca. 3 kms)

Duration:
4 hours

Meeting point:
at a place convenient to you: your hotel, airport, train station etc.

Price:
610 zloty – maximum 3 persons (5-seat car)
670 zloty – 4-6 persons (mini van)
900 zloty – 7 persons and more (bus)

What`s included:
Guiding service
Car service

Extra expenses:
None


Book:
If you like this tour, just drop me a message with your preferred date and time. Let me also know which option of the tour do you choose, how many of you are coming and where are you staying in Warsaw