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

1. 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 City Full-Day Private Panoramic Car & Walking Tour

2. Warsaw City Full-Day Private Panoramic Car & Walking Tour

Get to know the sights in Poland's capital on a full-day 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. 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. Visit the city's largest park, Lazienki Park, where you see the famous monument to Frédéric 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 Amphitheater, 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 outstanding nature of this place. Explore the Jewish part of Warsaw. Poles and Jews coexisted side by side on Polish territory for seven centuries. You can still find many traces of Jewish heritage in our country, whether material, like historical architecture, or immaterial, like recurring cultural events, trails, traditions and cuisine. Stop by the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and Umschlagplatz Monument, the place from which Jewish people were transported to the extermination camp in Treblinka. Listen to the tragic story of Warsaw Jews. Walk inside the ghetto part and see the fragments of the ghetto wall. Cross the bridge to east side of Vistula River and discover a different face of the Polish capital, the most authentic part of the city. Take a walk along the most famous street Zabkowska. Look out for surprises in the most unexpected places. Discover shrines hidden away in the courtyards. Seek out the original murals found in the area. Step into the Bazaar Rozyckiego, Warsaw’s oldest market. Taste the best pyzy and flaki in Warsaw. Relax in a luxury car on the way back to your hotel.

Warsaw Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

3. Warsaw Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

Discover the capital and the largest city of Poland with your guide. Full of contrasts and memories, the charming Old Town and dynamic New Town offer a look at the city's long and storied past throughout this private walking tour. Meet your guide by the Sigismund's Column, a monument of the Polish king who in the 16th century moved the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw. Look at the Royal Castle - the former home of Polish rulers, place where the Constitution of 3 May was passed – the first in Europe and the second in the world. Do you have more time? Collect your ticket and look inside the castle. See the royal apartments, paintings by Rembrandt and canvases by Bernardo Bellotto, also known as Canaletto. Take a stroll along the charming narrow streets leading to the Old Town Square, where the Festivities and markets were organized but convicts were also executed. Admire the colorful tenement houses. Take a selfie with a statue of the Warsaw Mermaid, the emblem and guardian of the city. See also the barbican and the bell on Kanonia street. Walk along the old city walls and take a photo of the Vistula from the observation point at Gnojna Gora. Step into the cathedral, which houses the tombs of the medieval Mazovian princes, the last king of Poland Stanislaw August Poniatowski, and the outstanding pianist and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Continue to the Krasinski Palace, the Supreme Court building, and the monument to the Warsaw Uprising. Learn about the devastation of the city during World War II and its reconstruction once the war was over. See the important monuments of the city, such as the Grand Theatre, the National Opera, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Finish with a short walk through the Royal Route which connected three former residences of Polish rulers: Royal Castle, Royal Lazienki and Wilanow Palace. Stop by the Presidential Palace, the Warsaw University campus, as well as beautiful churches and townhouses before you part ways with your guide to see the city on your own.

Warsaw: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

4. Warsaw: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the Church of the Visitation of the Virgin with the beautiful architecture! Visit the New Town Square that was built because of the victory against the Ottomans and learn about the imposing Krasiński Palace. Photograph the Barbican in its beautiful red color and admire the Stare Miasto, where so many stories have been written. Afterwards, the Royal Castle awaits you for a royal tour. Teatr Wielki's will leave you speechless, since the wonderful sculpture on its facade is straight out of a fairy tale. Admire Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with its heavy history! The Great Fountain will amaze you in the dreamy garden, while the Palace of Culture and Science with its unique exhibits will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Gdansk: Private Guided Tour to Warsaw with Transportation

5. Gdansk: Private Guided Tour to Warsaw with Transportation

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Gdansk and heads to the train station where you travel by train to Warsaw, or drive directly to the city (depending on option selected). Upon arrival in Warsaw, meet your local guide and set off into the historic city streets.  Pass by iconic sights and landmarks, including the Palace of Culture and Science, the Grand Theater, and Saxon Garden, home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Head into the Old Town district and soak up the charm of this idyllic neighborhood. See the magnificent Royal Castle, and learn about the impressive Polish Kings who once lived here. Wander through Market Square next, then see the Warsaw Barbican and Uprising Monument.  Finally, enjoy a visit to the impressive Wilanow Park, a complex of palaces and vibrant gardens. Admire the richly decorated interior as you explore the impressive White Hall and Apartments of King Jan III Sobieksi. At the end of an insightful day, relax on the return journey to Gdansk.

Warsaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Guided Tour

6. Warsaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Guided Tour

Discover the charm of Warsaw Old Town, destroyed during the war but rebuilt in the beautiful Baroque style of architecture. Learn the facts and legends of the capitol city, Warsaw, on a private walking tour of the highlights and main attractions. Only a few people know that Warsaw was the most important city for the economy of Poland in the Modern Era and locals truly believe it to be one of the most unique places on earth, an understanding that comes with an appreciation of the culture, history, and daily life of the city.  Admire the Nicolaus Copernicus Monument and the Holy Cross Church, before you continue to the University of Warsaw. Enjoy a slightly longer stop at Pilsudski Square, previously Victory Square, where you can take the time to reflect upon the unique Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Experience the atmosphere of contemporary Warsaw and observe everyday life. Find the best hidden locations in the city with the help of your experienced local guide. Follow your friendly guide to the Main Market Square, through the Castle Square to finally reach the great Royal Castle, where the Polish monarchs lived from 1596 to 1795. On the 6-hour version, you will also enter the Royal Castle and the gorgeous apartments of former kings. It’s the best way to see how times have changed throughout the history of the capital of Poland, from late Medieval Times to its role nowadays as a center of economy, science, business, and development.

Krakow Private Tour to Warsaw with transport and guide

7. Krakow Private Tour to Warsaw with transport and guide

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.

Warsaw: Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

8. Warsaw: Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

Your tour will begin at Castle Square, where you will see Sigismund’s Column. Then you will see the magnificent Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the gothic St. Johns Arch cathedral. In the oldest part of the Old Town – the Old Town Market Place you will see the symbol of the Polish capital - The Warsaw Mermaid. Another main stop of your tour located between the Old and the New Town is the Warsaw Barbican that once encircled Warsaw. You will walk past a house where Maria Sklodowska-Curie was born in New Town. Afterward, you will walk along Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street (Royal Route). You will first pass St. Annes Church, the famous center of Warsaw, next to the Castle Square, at Krakowskie Przedmieście. You can climb up its tower to the viewing terrace from which you will see the entire Old Town. Following that, you will see the Presidential Palace, the University of Warsaw, the Copernicus Monument, and the Holy Cross Church, where Frederic Chopin's heart is buried. There are two important Warsaw squares to visit: Pilsudski Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Krasinski Square, with the impressive Warsaw Uprising Monument.

Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

9. 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: World War II Private Walking Tour with Powazki Cemet

10. Warsaw: World War II Private Walking Tour with Powazki Cemet

Warsaw played an important role in World War 2. On this private walking tour, you'll learn about events like the Warsaw Uprising and the building of the Warsaw ghetto. Your professional guide will take you to the most meaningful monuments and memorials in Warsaw devoted to war victims or soldiers including the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto. You'll also see the monument to the Little Insurgent in the Old Town, dedicated to the children who were involved in the war, and visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Finally, if you choose the extended tour option, you'll visit Powązki Cemetery where you'll learn about a few more of Warsaw's heroes.

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based on 152 reviews

A really excellent introduction to Warsaw and it’s history. The guide was very knowledgable and fun, with a wry view of things. She was excellent. Also, an extremely comfortable coach, with water, coke and beer. All round a great experience.

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 !

My wife and I really enjoyed this tour! A great way to see part of the city (especially on a cold day!) The tour guide's quirkiness, jokes and general commentary about the city made this extra fun :)

Very good tour, with an incredibly good guide, Olof! Interesting and personal which made the three hours go very fast! Can be recommended.

the guide is so passionate and informative. Was only here for half a day and this is an amazing tour to know the city the quickest