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Warsaw: Afternoon Public City Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

1. Warsaw: Afternoon Public City Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

Climb aboard a comfortable, coach and take in the sights of Warsaw on this guided sightseeing tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. Pass through the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, Castle Square, and the Praga District.  Hop aboard the bus which has plenty of space to stretch out your legs and head to Old Town. View Castle Square and the Royal Castle, where the Polish monarchs resided from 1596 until 1795 and the Polish President briefly took residence in 1918. Get the chance to see King Sigismund's III Column, the first secular monument in Poland. Admire the Gothic church of St. John's Cathedral, where the sarcophagi contain the remains of eminent Poles. Look at the architecture of the Old Town Market Square and Barbican, before visiting the former Jewish Ghetto. Stop briefly at the Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto and see the awe-inspiring contemporary architecture of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.  Go to Umschplag Platz and Mila Street to discover the site of the bunker where the leader of the Ghetto Uprising, Mordehal Anielewicz, committed suicide. Journey along the "Royal Route" admiring the aristocratic residences and famous monuments. Take in sights like the Holy Cross Church, where an urn contains the heart of Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849). Finally, walk through the Royal Park to experience the city's urban oasis at Lazienk park.   Admire the "Palace on the Water," the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Cruise by sights like the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Warsaw Uprising monument, and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. Go to the Warsaw Praga District (if traffic allows) and see sights like the the National Stadium, St. Florian's Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, and Targowa and Ząbkowska Street.  Drive by the monument of the Brotherhood of Arms and the 19th-century vodka factory of the Koneser with its unique view of Warsaw Old Town from the Dąbrowski Bridge.

Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

2. Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

Have you seen the top attractions in Warsaw and want something more? Are you bored with the touristy places and feel like adding some new thrills to your stay in the city? Then take this unique bus tour to the “dark side” of Warsaw – the infamous Praga district. Find out why the district was considered the most dangerous part of Warsaw. See a marketplace where you could buy almost everything from jeans and diplomas to Kalashnikov rifles and check yourself if it’s still open. Every Saturday morning (at 11:00 AM) in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, there will be a retro Jelcz “cucumber” bus to take you to the Praga district for a 2.5-hour tour. On-board, there will be a guide to help you through the district and to make sure you come back in one piece. On the road, your guide will provide commentary and introduce you to the history of Warsaw and the Praga district - a district of an amusing yet sometimes scary past. After crossing the Vistula River, you will get off at the first stop – a chocolate factory. Here, get to know the story of the company producing sweets in Warsaw since the mid-19th century and taste a cup of their delicious hot chocolate. The next stop will be Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which is one of the most impressive religious buildings in Warsaw. It’s architecture was inspired by the Roman basilica of St. Paul. See a former vodka factory, Koneser, and find out what delicacies where made there and what is in this complex now. Tour will also cover the area called the Praga “Bermuda Triangle.” Get to know the origin of the name, and see some examples of the authentic pre-war architecture with scenic courtyards and colorful shrines inside. The neighborhood still has the atmosphere of old Warsaw and is loved by film directors, like Roman Polański, who filmed “The Pianist” here and many more that will be mentioned by your tour guide. From here, you will head back to the Palace of Culture and Science to finish the tour.

Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

3. Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey along the Royal Route of Warsaw to see aristocratic residences and famous monuments. Visit the summer residence of the last King of Poland in Łazienki Park. Then, walk around the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Old Town to see the Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral and the tombs of the Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties. Enter the former Jewish Ghetto to look at the Polin Museum and Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto. Continue to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and discover where the Nazis assembled the Jews for deportation to the death camps on the infamous Umschlagplatz. Continue by bus to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument of the Warsaw Uprising and Monument to the Victims of the Katyn Massacre. Drive through the gritty Praga District, traffic permitting, and see the Monument of Brotherhood of Arms. Get a unique view from Dąbrowski Bridge before getting dropped off at your hotel. 

Warsaw: Guided Bike Tour

4. Warsaw: Guided Bike Tour

Discover the different sides of Warsaw as you pedal around the city with your knowledgeable guide. Admire the iconic sights and buildings in both the city and center and the UNESCO listed Old Town area. Ride along the Royal Route, a beautiful venue with many important buildings from both historical and architectural standpoints including Warsaw University and the Holy Cross Church, where Frederic Chopin's heart is interred. Continue your ride and head to Warsaw's UNESCO Site - The Old Town. It's the only example of such type of post war reconstruction in the world. Learn about the most iconic landmarks such as the Royal Castle, St. John`s Cathedral, Market Square and more about the area’s history spanning over 700 years.  See the most important monument dedicated to Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Right next to it you will see one of the city's iconic contemporary buildings, The Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Next, pedal towards the Vistula River to discover the city's natural treasure. Experience the vibrance of promenade, a favourite place of locals full of cafes, bars and sport activities. Head back to the other side of the river to see how a pre-war and ruined power plant that was transformed into a trendy multi-purpose hub full of restaurants, public squares, designer boutiques, and outdoor activities.

Warsaw's Must-Sees Self-Driving Tour

5. Warsaw's Must-Sees Self-Driving Tour

Your first time in Warsaw? Or you know it but want to admire it in a different way? Try out a Fiat 126p self-drive Must-see tour. Feel the spirit Warsaw and find out more about its fascinating history while driving an iconic car of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – Fiat 126p a.k.a „Toddler”. Hop on board and just enjoy the ride while listening to our guide presenting you the best known landmarks of Warsaw The best fun way of diving into the city’s atmosphere, the architecture and to meet the people of Warsaw. Drive down the streets of Warsaw and feel like a Monte Carlo race driver in our 650cc Fiat 126p. Do you want to know how the Palace of Culture was constructed?  Visit one of the youngest Old Towns in Europe, altogether with even younger Royal Castle. See what survived the turmoil of War in Warsaw. Bow down in front of the Monument of Warsaw Uprising and know the story of this fascinating action of WW II. If you feel more adventurous drive across the river and visit Praga district – a bit darker side of the city. Drive by its pre-war buildings, feel the multiculturalism of the district, with its Catholic St. Florian’s Church next to Eastern Orthodox Church, and remains of a synagogue. Drive around former vodka factory „Koneser” and visit nearby heart of Praga – Różycki’s market. Enter the part of Warsaw with pubs, bars and cafes hidden in places known only to locals. 

Warsaw: 2-Hour Praga Walking Tour

6. Warsaw: 2-Hour Praga Walking Tour

This tour shows a different face of Warsaw, the authentic and legendary district of Praga. Located on the right bank of the Vistula, just a few minutes from the Old Town, Praga differs significantly from the left side of Warsaw. Over the centuries this part of Warsaw was characterized by trade and industry and was a melting pot of cultures, where the Christians, Jews and Orthodox lived side by side. During this 2-hour walking tour, you will explore the streets of pre-war Warsaw including tenement houses with bullet holes, as well as grey apartment blocks from the communist time and the industrial post-industrial zones. These buildings now home art galleries, boutique designers and restaurants. You will hear about the best known entrepreneurs who helped make Praga the major trading hub in the pre-war time, and later on during the communist time to a symbol of free trade. You will also hear the authentic history about the director of the Warsaw Zoo and his wife, who helped save hundreds of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. Take a look at St. Florian Cathedral, the orthodox church (former place of the synagogue and the ritual bath), the Rozycki Bazaar, the monument of the Praga Street Band and the complex of the vodka factory “Koneser”, all with your local expert guide.

Private Warsaw City Tour

7. Private Warsaw City Tour

Relax and enjoy the comfort of a private city tour, at any requested hour. Tour the beautiful city of Warsaw straight from your hotel in an air-conditioned limousine, van, minibus or coach (depending on the number of persons). Don’t hesitate to provide your own suggestions for sightseeing. The guides will respect all your requests, and can change the plan according to your needs.  An example program for the 5-hour city tour might include the following.  Drive through the Warsaw City Center, during the rush hours hundreds of thousands of the Warsaw citizens are flitting between the glass skyscrapers. In the central point of the city there is the monumental Palace of the Culture and Science - the highest and probably the most characteristic building in Warsaw and Poland. You will have a chance to enjoy the view of the City from the highest viewing terrace in Warsaw located on the 30th floor. From there go to the Royal Park, and walk in the most beautiful park in Warsaw commonly known as Lazienki or 'The Baths' with its 'Palace on the Water', the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764–95). The park is inhabited by friendly squirrels, awaiting to be fed them with hazelnuts, and proud peacocks strolling around with their huge, colorful tails. Next, go to the Royal Route, with superb aristocratic residences and famous monuments, including the Presidential Palace, Warsaw University and the Holy Cross Church with its urns containing the heart of Fryderyk Chopin. Walk through the Old Town, included on the UNESCO World Heritage site list. Go sightseeing to the interiors of the Royal Castle, residence of monarchs (1596–1795), as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. There is also a chance to see King Sigmund's III Column- the first secular monument in Poland. St. John's Cathedral, a Gothic church and witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland with sarcophagi containing the remains of eminent Poles. The Old Town Market Square and Barbican. Make a trip, then to the former Jewish Ghetto, the Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto, Umschlag Platz and the real modern work of art – the building of the Museum of the history of Polish Jews. Visit the Old Praga district, a fascinating district, overflowing with artistic studios, galleries, alternative theaters and underground clubs, where we can also find many streets which were undamaged during World War II, and so there are some beautiful pre-war lamp-posts, sidewalks and apartment blocks. On the way back there will be opportunity to see The National Stadium, the largest, state-of-the-art stadium in Poland. Winner of the 2012 CEEQA Industry Awards in category: “Building of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe”. The stadium is the venue that hosts the most important sport and cultural events in Poland. Other important places of interest include the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising.

Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

8. Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

Get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw and set off for an exciting experience. Cruise around in a luxury Mercedes car with a dedicated driver. Enjoy a wonderful eight hours with a private city guide as you visit locations inaccessible by foot. Your guide will create your route based on your requests; some sample itinerary items are as follows: • The Royal Route drive along the most elegant artery in Warsaw • The Royal Łazienki Park to explore the unique European park with a monument of Frederic Chopin • The Praga district to see the mysterious tenement houses on Ząbkowska and Targowa Street, St. Florian’s Cathedral, and the National Stadium • The former Jewish ghetto of Umschlagplatz, Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, Tomb to the Unknown Soldier, Grand Theatre, and Monument to the Katyń Victims • Warsaw Old Town with Sigismund’s Column, the Royal Castle, the Warsaw mermaid, the colorful facades of tenement houses, and St. John’s Cathedral In addition to your full-day tour, you can enjoy included entry into two museums from the following four:  • The Royal Castle in Warsaw (Polish: Zamek Królewski) is a castle residency that formerly served throughout the centuries as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland were located there from the sixteenth century until the Partitions of Poland. • Palace of Culture and Science is one of the tallest buildings in Warsaw. With a total height of 237 metres (778 ft) it is the tallest building in Poland, the 5th-tallest building in the European Union (including spire) and one of the tallest on the European continent. Constructed in 1955, it houses various public and cultural institutions such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, university faculties, and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  • The Warsaw Uprising Museum in the Wola district of Warsaw, Poland, is dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The institution of the museum was established in 1983, but no construction work took place for many years. It opened on July 31, 2004, marking the 60th anniversary of the uprising. • Life Under Communism Museum feels like a time capsule of communist Poland. It’s meant to let younger generations get a sense of the lives their elders lived within the People’s Republic of Poland. A lot of the material was donated by members of the public, and the collection continues to grow as more donations arrive.

Warsaw: Praga District Tour with Vodka Museum and Tasting

9. Warsaw: Praga District Tour with Vodka Museum and Tasting

Your guide will greet you at the hotel and invite you for the fully private sightseeing. Cross the bridge to east side of Vistula River and discover different face of the Polish capital! This part of Warsaw was culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse for centuries. Nowadays Praga is considered to be the most authentic part of the city, as it miraculously was not destroyed during World War II. During the tour you will see two historical churches: St. Florian's Cathedral (Catholic) and the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene (Orthodox) and the Monument to the Prague Backyard Band. Pass through the most popular streets in Praga – such as Zabkowska street. While strolling along cobbled roads, among old pre-war tenement houses, feel as if have stepped back in time by several dozen years! During the walk seek out famous little shrines hidden everywhere and the original murals on the old buildings. In the end, visit the Polish Vodka Museum in the renovated Koneser centre. Here explore the interactive exhibition, walk through over 500 years of history and tradition connected to Polish national beverage and learn what made Polish Vodka famous worldwide. Learn ins and outs of alcohol tasting and experience the taste of three different Polish Vodkas. Na zdrowie!

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This was an excellent observational tour of Warsaw with a knowledgeable and gracious guide, offering not only dry facts, but contextual understanding of history of the city and its people, even with insightful references to current realities of life in Warsaw. Highly recommended. This was a time well spent.

It was a great tour, I learnt so much about Warsaw and Poland. It's a great way to discover the city and its history. Everything is well organized, it's a must do while in Warsaw ! Many thanks to Dorothy who helped arrange the pick up !

We went on our afternoon tour of warsaw on sunday the10th july.The tour guide a polish gentleman was absolutely outstanding very comical as well.His knowledge was sensational.Brilliant!

Friendly driver and guide! Amazing and awesome retro bus, super bouncy. Just a really great way to see a bit and learn a little about Polands history.

super guide. spoke superb english.super informative..highly reccomend..thank you for super trip