1. Poland
  2. Mazovia Province
  3. Warsaw
  4. Warsaw Old Town

Warsaw: Chopin's Life Tour with Live Concert

Product ID: 217662
Enjoy a guided tour on the Royal Route showing Frédéric Chopin's life in Warsaw. It will be followed by a Chopin concert in the left wing of the Royal Castle in the Old Town.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 4:30 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the places where Frédéric Chopin spent the first half of his life
  • Visit churches where the Chopin played as a young boy
  • Visit a miniature park to see one of the destroyed palaces where the Chopin-family lived
  • See the balcony, from which his piano was thrown over
  • Visit the Holy-Cross-Church, where Chopin's heart is kept
Full description
Your tour will begin at 4:30PM from the Nicolaus Copernicus monument in front of the Polish Academy of Science. This is the beginning of Krakowskie-Przedmiescie-Street, which leads directly to the Old Town. Your guide will start with a short overview of Chopin's birthplace, and briefly discuss the uncertainty of his exact birth date.

Nearby is Chopin-bench, which plays a short piece of Chopin's most famous works. Only a few meters further is the Holy-Cross-Church, where the heart of the pianist rests. During your tour of Krakowskie-Przedmiescie-Street, which is part of the Royal Route in Warsaw, you will discover the places where his family lived, where the young Chopin learned to play in churches, and the music schools and where his genius was first recognized.

Halfway through your tour, you will encounter one of the most romantic streets in Warsaw, the often undiscovered Kozia-Street which Frédéric took to get to school. You will also see the place in Warsaw where Frédéric Chopin was seen for the last time, before never coming back.

Before ending at the King's Castle Square, the tour makes a short excursion to the nearby miniature park, where the Saxonian Palace is shown in a 1:25 sized miniature scale. The Saxonian Palace was the first place for the family to live in Warsaw, and was destroyed in 1944.

From there, the King's Castle Square with the beautiful Old Town in the background is already visible. Your guide will accompany you to the left wing of the King's Castle, where a cosy concert hall is located. You will then enjoy an hour-long concert, which begins at 6:00PM. Following the concert, you will be in the middle of the old town, a prime position to continue discovering the city.
Includes
  • Guided tour with a licensed Warsaw tour guide
  • Good English-speaking guide or German native-speaker
  • Ticket for the Chopin concert in the Old Town
  • Entrance to the miniature park
  • Apple juice or apple wine during the Chopin concert

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Meeting point

The meeting point is the Nicolaus Copernicus Monument in front of the Polish Academy of Science on the Krakowskie-Przedmiescie-Street in Warsaw.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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enjoyable

Led by a very good guide who speaks very good English. Clear and informative. Enjoyed the concert at the end of the tour. Since it covered a lot of places, didn't get a chance to see in-depth. Next time when I join a similar tour I would plan it in the earlier part of my trip so that I can go back on my own if I want to know more about the places.

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September 15, 2019

Toller Guide (Antoni), unterhaltsam, kurzweilig, sympathisch, witzig!

Dank unseres Guides Antoni war es wahrscheinlich die beste Führung, die wir in vielen Reisen hatten. Statt des üblichen Programms mit vielen langweiligen Sachdetails bot er uns eher ein nettes und interessantes Spaziergangsgespräch, in das er neben den Informationen zu Chopin zahlreiche Erläuterungen und witzige Beschreibungen zu den polnischen Landes- und Stadtkulturen, der gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung, der polnischen Politik und vielen anderen Themen eingeflochten hat. Oft mit subtiler Ironie, aber ohne alberne platte Witze. Klug, breit gebildet, aufmerksam und witzig - ein Vorzeige-Guide!

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October 7, 2019

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Antony was a knowledgeable and nice guy, who kindly waited for me when I was late. The piano concert was intimate and enjoyable.

July 2, 2019

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Walking Poland Group

Product ID: 217662