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Our most recommended Łódź Province Day Trips

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

1. 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.

Warsaw: Polish Countryside Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Warsaw to Łódź: Discover Poland's Coolest City

4. 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.

From Warsaw: Chopin & Masovian Country 1-Day Tour with Lunch

5. From Warsaw: Chopin & Masovian Country 1-Day Tour with Lunch

During the tour you will see: Zelazowa Wola – the place of birth of Frederic Chopin. Put yourself in little Frederic’s shoes while strolling down the hallways of his old home. The exhibition includes lots of valuable memorabilia from the Chopin family, including an original Playel piano. If you are lucky, you may hear the live piano concert on Sunday afternoons (from May to September). The mansion is situated on the river Utrata and surrounded by a picturesque park. Brochow – fortified church. The current exterior church was created during the reconstruction in 1665. The church was built of red brick and is one of the most valuable examples of  ‘defensive’ architecture in Poland. Here Frederic’s parents – Nicholas Chopin and Tekla Justyna Krzyżanowska were married and Frederick was baptized. Lowicz - This small town is known for its triangular market square, the only one in Poland and one of three in Europe. Just next to the market square lies a cathedral from the 17th century and Lowicz Museum, which displays a rich collection of wooden sculptures, colorful costumes and paper cuts. In Lowicz, traditions are still alive. With a little luck, you can even meet women dressed in traditional folk costumes! Maurzyce – etnographic park. Discover Polish folklore just outside Lowicz. Maurzyce Etnographic Park gives you an opportunity to see villages characteristic of the 19th century. Admire genuine buildings with stunning furnished interiors and interesting buildings: a school, stable and huts.

Warsaw: Private Life and Times of Frederic Chopin Tour

6. Warsaw: Private Life and Times of Frederic Chopin Tour

Discover some of the most interesting places around Warsaw on this private tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in the morning, head to the village of Zelazowa Wola, located near Warsaw, where world-famous composer Frederic Chopin was born. Visit Chopin's birthplace, an old manor, which now houses a museum with a beautiful garden dedicated to the composer. Next, head to the traditional village of Maurzyce and pay a visit to the town's heritage park to learn more about Polish daily life. On the way back to Warsaw, stop in Nieborow Palace. Admire the baroque architecture of the palace and its surrounding park which was designed in the traditional French style. Nearby, visit a traditional English-style garden in the village of Arkadia before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Lodz: Warsaw City Private Guided Day Trip

7. From Lodz: Warsaw City Private Guided Day Trip

Meet your driver at the hotel and take a full day trip to Warsaw. Get to know the sights in Poland's capital on a tour to explore the city of Warsaw. With the company of a private guide, visit some of the most important sites from the city's long and remarkable past, all as you get to know the city's background and its role in the history of Poland. Start your route with a visit to the city's Old Town. Now inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, after World War II, much of Warsaw lay in ruins. But it has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, with buildings dating from the 13th to the 20th-Century. Pass the former residence of Polish monarchs at the Royal Castle, the Baroque edifice of Krasinski Palace, the modern columns of the Supreme Court building, and the monument dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Next, visit the city's largest park, Lazienki Park, where you see the famous monument to Frederic Chopin. During World War II, the Royal Lazienki was extensively plundered and heavily damaged by the German occupiers. In 1960, after many years of careful restoration, the Royal Lazienki was returned to the Polish people as a museum. Walk around the sublime park with its serene Palace on the Water, see the beautiful Orangery and Amphitheatre, and admire the exquisite Island Theatre, nestled among the sound of ducks and swans. Take the chance to relax in the beautiful rose garden and among the amazing nature of this place before the tour comes to an end with a ride back to your hotel in Lodz.

From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

8. From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your driver at the hotel and take a full day trip to Lodz. After a century marred by wartime occupation, economic woes, and industrial decline, Lodz - Poland’s third-largest city - is on the rise. 19th century Lodz was the heart of the Polish textile industry and the sheer number of factories there earned the city its reputation as the “Polish Manchester”. The local economy attracted immigrants from far and wide, with an emphasis on Jewish, Russian, and German culture, as well as that of its native Poles. Travel to this vibrant metropolis to explore its rich cultural heritage and discover the modernist architecture that was once home to the country's richest display of multiculturalism. Arriving to Lodz, meet your guide. The first stop on your route is 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. Next, walk to 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. Head to the Ksiezy Mlyn fabric-making complex, the perfect showcase for the revitalization of the city as it has grown a great deal in recent years. At the end of the tour, discover Piotrkowska Street, a popular avenue full of shops, pubs, restaurants, and sculptures that commemorate famous inhabitants of Lodz. Once you've had your fill of the third-biggest city in Poland, make your way back to Warsaw.

From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

9. 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.

From Warsaw: Lodz & Litzmannstadt Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

10. From Warsaw: Lodz & Litzmannstadt Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

Discover the cultural relevance and unique architecture of Lodz, Poland’s third-largest city, on a private tour that commemorates the tragic history of the Jewish Ghetto enacted during World War II. Depart Warsaw on a 1.5-hour drive to Lodz, which was the once center of the polish industry and was referred to as the Promised Land or the Polish Manchester.  Learn about its grim history during World War II, where, under Nazi control, it was annexed and its name changed to Litzmannstadt.  Walk around the Jewish Ghetto, where over 200.000 Polish Jews were retained, and unfortunately only a few survived. See how this historic district has survived and now serves a memorial, commemorating the tragic events of the Holocaust.   Explore the maze of factories and workshops that contrast with the splendid pre-war buildings with richly decorated facades found in the picturesque city center.

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