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Warsaw: Chopin Concert in the Old Town

1. Warsaw: Chopin Concert in the Old Town

The Time for Chopin concert series is a celebration of one of Warsaw's most famous geniuses, Frederic Chopin. The daily concerts are carried out by different pianists and you will hear different interpretations of each piece, a theme for fascinating conversations. An equally inspiring experience to both guests and performers, these shows allow you to hear well-known works from a different perspective each time. The project is created by outstanding pianists with a passion for Frederic Chopin's music. The pianists were assisted in their creative development, influencing artistic formation and depth of interpretation. As a guest, you are one of the key elements of the Time for Chopin project - your presence and perception of music of Frederic Chopin is the most important aspect. The chamber mood of the concert hall promotes a peculiar musical dialogue with the auditorium in the course of the performance of a solo concert. Deepening your involvement still, after the concert there is time to exchange opinions between guests and the artist.

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Warsaw: Skip The Line Royal Castle Guided Tour

2. Warsaw: Skip The Line Royal Castle Guided Tour

The Royal Castle in Warsaw is a baroque-classicist residence where many Polish monarchs used to live. Firstly, you will have a chance to take a careful look at the castle from the outside, and admire its Fourteenth Century architecture. During the default 2-hour option, once you have had a proper introduction, step inside the Royal Castle to see its rich interior. Walk around the kings’ chambers, full of old historical paintings and decorations. Listen to the history of this impressive building, as there was a long process involved to finish it. Explore the former home of Polish monarchs and find out how it has changed over the years. As the castle is placed at the very beginning of the Old Town of Warsaw, during the extended 3-hour option you will be taken for a walk around the area as well. Your professional guide will show you the most charming places of the Old Town, and tell you about its history, so you can soak in the atmosphere.

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Warsaw: Chopin Museum and Evening Concert Combo Ticket

3. Warsaw: Chopin Museum and Evening Concert Combo Ticket

Fryderyk Chopin spent his childhood and early youth in Warsaw. Here he began to practice and compose. Discover Warsaw following the footsteps of the great composer. Start with a visit to the Chopin Museum, located in the historic Gninski Castle and one of the few multimedia biographical museums in Europe. Among the exhibits, you will find the composer’s last piano, and manuscripts of his letters and compositions. The museum perfectly combines scenography with music. You can visit the museum at a time of your choosing, and at your own pace. In the evening you will attend a Chopin concert in Warsaw’s Old Town. Listen to his music in an intimate concert hall in the left wing of the Royal Castle. Great pianists, representatives of the Polish school of interpreting Chopin’s works, will delight even the most demanding expert on his music.

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Warsaw: 1 Hour Chopin Concert with Drink

4. Warsaw: 1 Hour Chopin Concert with Drink

Make the most of your time in Warsaw and enjoy a concert dedicated to one of the country’s most iconic musical geniuses, Frederic Chopin. Head to a historic building in the heart of Old Town, and start the evening with a glass of traditional honey wine or apple juice. Take your seats and settle in for a 1 hour concert, performed by a selection of pianists. Listen to the pianist’s different interpretations of the music and allow yourself to be transported back in time to the era of Chopin himself. After the concert, mingle with the other guests to exchange opinions on the concert, or admire the ornate interior of the building. You can also head out onto the terrace to marvel at stunning views of the Royal Castle and Warsaw’s Old Town.

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Warsaw: 3-Hour Morning Historical Sites Bus and Walking Tour

5. Warsaw: 3-Hour Morning Historical Sites Bus and Walking Tour

Take a 3-hour comprehensive tour of the main highlights of Warsaw on a comfortable air-conditioned bus with a group of 15 participants at most. Learn about the somber and troubled history of the city by visiting some of the remaining sites and monuments to the uprisings and tragedies that took place in Warsaw during WWII. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out some iconic architectural wonders along the way.   Start your trip in the Royal Garden Lazienki, full of monuments that survived the war. The next stop will be the Monument to Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, which commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during WWII. Continue on to Umschlagplatz, one of the most heartbreaking places in Warsaw: on this square, Nazis loaded Jewish people into carriages and transported them to Treblinka concentration camp.   Visit Warsaw’s Old Town, where the Royal Castle is located—destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, the castle was rebuilt in 1984 and remains today one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. In the Old Town you’ll also drive by the Archcathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, one of the most important churches in Warsaw. The building was created in a specific Masovian Gothic style and went through the same destruction and rebuilding as the Royal Castle.     Next, take a stroll through the Old Town with your guide—take in the magical atmosphere of the old town and explore Barbicam, a defensive wall made in the Gothic style with handmade red bricks. Finish off this historical tour with a visit to the Warsaw Uprising Monument, the most expressive and symbolic monument in Warsaw. Here, you can take a moment to process all that you’ve seen during the day.

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Warsaw: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

6. Warsaw: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Warsaw. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Warsaw on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn exciting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. Discover another side of Warsaw on this fun tour. Walk around and explore this iconic city. Be sure to take photos of the Saxon Garden and the Royal Castle, a reconstructed 14th-century building. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity, for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

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Warsaw: 4-Hour Old Town, Royal Castle, & POLIN Museum Tour

7. Warsaw: 4-Hour Old Town, Royal Castle, & POLIN Museum Tour

On an intimate 4-hour guided tour of Warsaw’s stunning Old Town, wander through the city square, surrounded by traditional tenements and a beautiful sculpture of the symbol of the city, Siren. Learn about the fascinating history of Warsaw as you pass the Warsaw Barbican and the defensive walls in the Old Town.  Walk down the series of streets once trekked by kings, referred to as the Royal Route. The former communication route of the city, this wide boulevard connects two former royal residences and now brims with cafes, restaurants, and historical attractions. Discover the Castle Square with the famous Sigismund’s Column, and take a guided tour of the magnificent Royal Castle.   The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews documents the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Replete with 4,000 square meters of space, multimedia exhibitions, and eight galleries, discover the successive phases of history, beginning with Jewish settlement in Poland. Travel through thousands of years of religious and political diversity, dramatic events in history, the Holocaust, and conclude with contemporary times.

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From Krakow: Private Tour to Warsaw with Guide and Transport

8. From Krakow: Private Tour to Warsaw with Guide and Transport

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Krakow in a private car. Next, travel to Warsaw either by car or train, depending on your preference. Arrive in Warsaw and be greeted by your friendly guide, then set out on your sightseeing adventure.  Stroll through the New Town and stop by the Palace of Culture and Science, the Grand Theater, and the Saxon Garden to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Explore the historical Old Town next and admire the impressive Royal Castle. Listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about the city's impressive history and former Polish Kings. Afterwards, wander around the Market Square, soak up the bustling atmosphere, and see the Uprising Monument. Stretch your legs as you discover Wilanow Park and admire the colorful gardens that surround you. Finally, stop by the White Hall to marvel at the richly decorated and ornamented interior. At the end of the tour, relax on your return journey to Krakow.

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Warsaw: Guided City Tour in a Retro Bus or Minibus

9. Warsaw: Guided City Tour in a Retro Bus or Minibus

Discover the best of Warsaw during a 3-hour guided tour on board of a retro bus Jelcz (Cucumber) or of a retro minibus Nysa, commonly used during communism in Poland. Be surprised by the contrasts of the city. Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable local guide and driver presents Warsaw’s top attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • The Palace of Culture and Science, a remnant of the communist area • The UNESCO-listed Old Town with its square and the Warsaw Mermaid • Castle Square and the Royal Castle with its Sigismund Column • Łazienki Królewskie Royal Park from the 18th century • The monument to the Ghetto Heroes • Constitution and Piłsudski Square At the end of the tour, you will be given a shot of traditional Polish vodka.

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Private Warsaw City Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Royal Castle, Warsaw

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 621 reviews

Love love love! The pianist performing that night was phenomenal! I am a pianist myself and can be quite critical, but it was truly a performance with virtuosity. The venue of course was fantastic, the host super friendly, and after an hour you leave thinking... I wish that could have been longer. Great selection of known and lesser known Chopin pieces and I highly recommend this concert to anyone visiting Warsaw!

Although it was very cold and icy, our guide managed to give us a good picture of Warsa's historical facts and places.

What a delightful evening, the accomplished pianist let her fingers do the talking … it captures the essence of Warsaw

Amazing. I cried (don’t tell anyone lol) next time I come back to Warsaw I will go again.

I highly recommend the concert! Surely one of the best experience in Warsaw!