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Łódź Province

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Lodz: Jewish Heritage Private Tour

1. Lodz: Jewish Heritage Private Tour

Your guide will greet you at the hotel and invite you for the fully private sightseeing. Before the outbreak of World War II Lodz was inhabited by over 200,000 Jews. They constituted as many as one third of the total population in this multinational city. Get to know the history of Jews of Lodz – once one of the biggest Jewish society in Poland. Stop by the Radegast station, the final point of trains transporting Jews from western European countries and provincial ghettos from Wartheland. See the Jewish cemetery, the largest Jewish necropolis in Poland. Pass the Children’s Martyrdom Monument, also called the monument of the Broken Heart, dedicated to Polish children who died or were murdered while being imprisoned in the camp in Przemysłowa Street. Take a rest in the Survivors’ Park commemorating the liquidation of the ghetto and stop under one of over 600 “memory trees” planted by those who survived the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Visit the only remaining pre-war synagogue – Reicher synagogue which survived the times of occupation as a salt warehouse. Discover the renovated industrial complex of the Manufaktura, belonged to a Jewish businessman Israel Poznanski with an open-air plaza surrounded by large brick buildings and the longest stretch of fountains in Europe. At the end take a walk along Piotrkowska Street, a popular avenue full of shops, pubs, restaurants, and sculptures that commemorate famous inhabitants of Lodz and learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.

Lodz: Private 3-Hour City Tour

2. Lodz: Private 3-Hour City Tour

Discover how to become a millionaire by being a bootblack and follow the traces of 19th-century factory owners. To get the best walking tour around Lodz, you must visit Manufaktura - a former factory that was renovated a few years ago. Nowadays, this complex is located in the city center and is a shopping mall. It is also a center for culture, trade, and entertainment. One of the gates of the triumphal arch of the old mill remains. See Poznanski Palace belonging to the most famous factory magnate in Poland. Currently, this building houses the City Museum of Lodz, where you can admire the Neo-Baroque facade, staircase, dining- and ballroom. Then, have a walk along the longest European trading route – Piotrkowska Street. This pedestrian street is the heart of the city, full of clubs, restaurants, bars, and a wide range of cultural sites. Admire old buildings, renovated factories, and a Lodz’ specialty – Rickshaws. At the end, you will be invited to the White Factory (Biała Fabryka), which is home of Textile Museum (Muzeum Włókiennictwa). The museum houses a number of looms, old materials and examples of the weaver’s art. 5-hours walking tour option: After the 3-hour walk, you will also see the places connected to Jewish history and the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. First, visit the Jewish cemetery, the largest in Europe. A number of the tombs commemorate factory owners like Silberstein, Prusak or Stiller. Do not miss the spectacular Israel Poznanski Mausoleum in an Art Nouveau style. Then, visit Radegast Station (Stacja Radogoszcz) – railway station where more than 140,000 people (mostly Jews) were deported to the German concentration camps in Poland. Hear stories about the brave people who smuggled food from the countryside to the ghetto and escaped from the forced labor camps in Germany.

From Lodz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour with Lunch

3. From Lodz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Explore the tragic history of the Holocaust on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Depart Lodz and travel to the town of Oświęcim with an English-speaking driver. Upon arrival, learn more about the history of the camp at exhibitions that detail how almost 1.3 million people were put to death. See original documents and items belonging to the prisoners, such as shoes and suitcases. Learn about the terrible events that took place at both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, where more than 90% of the prisoners were killed behind the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate.

Lodz Private Vodka Tasting Tour

4. Lodz Private Vodka Tasting Tour

Meet your tour guide at one of the city’s most beloved bars, then embark on your vodka tasting adventure! Listen to your guide share fascinating insight into the history and culture of Poland’s national drink, as well as the customs surrounding vodka and the role it plays during weddings, family events, and more. Visit a selection of venues around the city, each of which have been carefully chosen to provide a different experience, atmosphere, and vodka. At each venue, feel immersed in the authentic and vibrant atmospheres which reflect the different periods of Polish culture and history. During the tour, try a selection of 7 different vodkas and learn about the production of the drink as well as the best ways to taste and serve them. Your guide will also help you to understand the different types of vodka produced in Poland, made from grains and potatoes. Finally, discover the answer to the age-old question surrounding the drink… was vodka invented in Poland or Russia?

Warsaw: Polish Countryside Tour

5. Warsaw: Polish Countryside Tour

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Łowicz region (about 1 hour from Warsaw). Visit the ethnographic park with its wooden, colorful houses which housed Polish peasants in the 18th and 19th century, and a reconstruction of a typical Polish village. After this hands-on experience, enjoy a traditional Polish lunch in a classic local restaurant. Then, walk along the alleys of a large 18th-century garden with picturesque ruins and small buildings. The garden is called Arkadia and was created for Helena Radziwiłł, who you will hear more about on your next stop: the palace of Nieborów.  See works of art, beautiful furniture and portraits of Polish kings and aristocrats. Learn all about the 17th-century palace from your guide and why the former owners left the palace in 1945.

Lodz: Private City Walking Tour

6. Lodz: Private City Walking Tour

Your guide will be waiting for you with your name by the Planetarium EC1 main entrance (Targowa 1/3, 90-001 Łódź). After a century marred by wartime occupation, economic woes, and industrial decline, Lodz - Poland’s third-largest city - is on the rise. Visit this vibrant metropolis, explore its rich cultural heritage and experience the renewed energy of a city in the midst of an exciting revitalization. Start your tour at the Planetarium EC1 main entrance. Head towards Piotrkowska street, a popular avenue full of shops, pubs, restaurants, and sculptures commemorating famous inhabitants of Lodz. Next, walk to the Old Town Square, where your guide shares how this area was home to a thriving Jewish community before World War II. Learn how the look of this square changed during and after the war as your guide points out the simple, Soviet-style architecture. At the end discover the renovated industrial complex of the Manufaktura, which boasts an open-air plaza surrounded by large brick buildings and the longest stretch of fountains in Europe. Once you've had your fill of the third-biggest city in Poland, learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.

Lodz: Traditional Polish Food Tour

7. Lodz: Traditional Polish Food Tour

Culture of eating has strong roots among Polish people and your professional guide will show you the best dishes from Polish cuisine in two, three or four carefully chosen local venues. At these places you will get an special occasion to try, compare and choose which flavour from rich range of traditional dishes you like the most. Choose 2,5-hours option to try basic set of food in 2 places includes different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats and other specialists, also one soft drink and cake and coffee/tea (except soup and beer). Also enjoy Old Town area! Don’t miss the best sights like Piotrkowska Street or Pasaz Rozy during your walking tour between meals. Your guide led you through Polish culinary as well as highlights of Old Town. Experience 3,5-hours food and sightseeing tour in the Old Town. You will taste even more traditional Polish food at 3 venues. Try various kinds of dumplings, different kind of polish meats, other specialists, traditional soup, also one soft drink, beer as well as cake and coffee/tea. Also during the tasting your guide will tell you about some Polish traditions and customs and what meals are related to which occasion.

From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

8. From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

Discover how to become a millionaire by being a bootblack and traces the lives of 19th century factory owners. To have the best walking tour around Lodz, you must make a visit to Manufaktura - former factory which was renovated a few years ago. Nowadays this complex, located in the city center, is a shopping mall. Think about the Industrial Revolution while seeing genuine architecture of red brick buildings. One of the gates remain as a triumphal arch of an old mill. Then, have a walk along the longest European trading route – Piotrkowska Street. This pedestrian street is located in the heart of the city, full of clubs, restaurants, bars and wide range of cultural sites. Admire the old buildings, renovated factories and a Lodz speciality – rickshaws. At the end, you will be invited to the White Factory (Biała Fabryka), home to the Textile Museum (Museum Włókiennictwa). The museum possesses a number of looms, old materials and examples of the weaver’s art.

Warsaw to Łódź: Discover Poland's Coolest City

9. Warsaw to Łódź: Discover Poland's Coolest City

On this tour you will discover the energy of Łódź, a city that used to be dominated by industrial activity and now is being transformed into a modern and innovative hub. Visit the former industrial complexes which have been transformed into beautiful art museums and buzzing commercial centers. Visit a beautifully restored palace that used to belong to the Herbst family, one of the richest factory owners in Łódź. After lunch you will be taken to the Jewish cemetery in Łódź (once the largest one in Europe) and listen to the history of the Jews who built this city along with Polish, German and Russian inhabitants. Then your guide will take you to the hidden backyards with artistic installations off the beaten track. The tour will finish with a walk along the longest promenade in Poland, Piotrkowska Street. Here you can take a rickshaw while you admire the beautiful facades of bourgeois palaces and tenement houses built in the 19th century.

Warsaw: Day Trip to Mazovia Province and Chopin's Birthplace

10. Warsaw: Day Trip to Mazovia Province and Chopin's Birthplace

Take a day to explore Mazovia province on the outskirts of Warsaw. Get to know all the highlights of this region at a glance: the birthplace of Frédéric Chopin and his world-famous piano music, noble residences of the Polish aristocracy, and the colorful folklore of the Mazovia region. Follow in the footsteps of Frédéric Chopin in Żelazowa Wola, and visit the place of his birth. Enjoy the wonderful nature and lovely piano music in the surrounding park. Find out what Chopin had in his ears when he saw the Mazovian landscape and what music was close to his soul. Visit the magnificent baroque residence of the Radziwiłł family in Nieborów, and learn about the turbulent fate of these world citizens, who were not only related to the Kennedy family but also had a network of contacts with the kings and emperors and their residences in France, Italy, Germany, and Russia. Learn how one of the most powerful families within the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth once lived here and how they financed their lives. Marvel at valuable art collections, extensive collections of books, English and Meissen porcelain, and ceramics from the local majolica factory in the splendidly furnished castle rooms. Discover why the great and famous have frequently visited Nieborów, including Alexander von Humboldt, Prussian kind Friedrich II, Russian emperor Alexander I. Visit a regional restaurant where you can try out the specialties of Mazovian cuisine and admire the colorful folklore of this region. In the late afternoon return to Warsaw full of impressions. Discover Mazovia with an English-speaking expert by coming along on this tour.

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