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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, 18-passenger air-conditioned coach and sit back and relax as you see the sights of Warsaw in the intimacy of a small group. Tours are available year round and can typically start with a hotel pick-up at 2:00 PM and end with a return drop off at 5:00 PM. The program is flexible but includes many landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town. Go to 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. Here, 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 such as 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 most beautiful urban oasis. Commonly know as "Lazienki" or "The Baths," the park is home to the "Palace on the Water," the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764–1895). Other important places of interest you might see on the tour include the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. If traffic allows, visit the Warsaw Praga District, including the National Stadium, St. Florian's Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, and Targowa and Ząbkowska Street. See 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: 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.

Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

3. Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

Join this guided tour of the Palace of Culture and Science, one of the highest and most magnificent buildings in Warsaw and visible from almost all places in the city. As an added perk, skip the line to the viewing terrace. During the tour, discover the characteristic interiors of the Palace of Culture and Science: ballrooms with excellent woodwork, conference rooms with original furniture and equipment from the ’50s, and majestic marble staircases. Your local guide will bring you closer to the entire history of the building from 1952 until now. Enjoy entertaining stories and anecdotes as you walk through the building’s history. At the end of your journey, skip the line to the elevator and go to the viewing terrace on the 30th floor to discover a beautiful view of the city. You’ll never look at the Palace of Culture and Science in the same way after this tour.

Warsaw: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Car

4. Warsaw: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Car

Discover the many facets of Warsaw on a private tour of the city. Find out how Warsaw was in the past, how it is today, and what it will be like in the future. Visit the important monuments, architectural highlights, royal palaces, and residences. A Polish expert will show you the places and events connected with the Second World War and the post-war period when the city was in the hands of Moscow. Admire the modern side to Warsaw, a city that is dynamically developing. Stroll through the picturesque old town and see the Royal Route. Marvel at the royal Łazienki Park and the palace complex, and learn more about the Warsaw Ghetto, the architecture of socialism, and the history of Warsaw Jews.

Warsaw Private Wilanow Palace & Garden Tour

5. Warsaw Private Wilanow Palace & Garden Tour

Discover the Wilanow Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Warsaw called "The Little Versailles." Wilanow Palace survived the time of Poland's partitions and both World Wars, and has preserved its authentic historical qualities. The palace was built as the royal summer residence of the King John III Sobieski. The typical baroque palace is remarkable for its original architecture, a blend of European art with the traditional Polish building techniques, and is one of the most important monuments of Polish culture. During this trip make sure you see the richly decorated palace interiors, and don’t forget to explore the beautiful French style gardens and landscaped park. Don’t miss out on this unique tour of Poland’s architectural history!

Skip-the-line Lazienki Park & Palace Private Tour and Cruise

6. Skip-the-line Lazienki Park & Palace Private Tour and Cruise

Visit Lazienki Palace and park on this private guided tour. You'll discover the magnificent palace set in the largest park in Warsaw with skip-the-line tickets. Explore the many richly ornamented chambers, including the Solomon Room, the Bathing Room, and the King’s Bedroom. Then, your private guide will take you on a gondola cruise through the water canals in the park. You'll hear stories about the park and palace, learn the origins of the name, and get a chance to see the Belweder Palace. If you're lucky you'll also get to see some of the park's beautiful resident peacocks.

Warsaw Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

7. Warsaw Old & New Town Private Walking Tour

Discover the capital and largest city of Poland with an expert guide on a private walking tour through the heart of Warsaw. 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 tour. Meet your guide by the Sigismund's Column, a monument of the Polish king who made Warsaw the nation's capital, and learn about the devastation of the city during World War II and its reconstruction once the war was over. Your walk takes you to sights of the Old Town like the historic Royal Castle, where you get a look at the life of kings and of the inhabitants of Warsaw in past centuries. Next, continue to the Krasinski Palace, the Supreme Court building, and the monument to the Warsaw Uprising. See the important monuments of the city, such as the Grand Theatre, the National Opera, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, finishing with a short walk through the Royal Route before you part ways with your guide to explore the city on your own.

Warsaw: Treblinka and Tykocin Day Tour

8. Warsaw: Treblinka and Tykocin Day Tour

You will be picked up by your guide from the hotel, and following a 1.5-hour ride you will arrive to Treblinka. Visit the site with a beautiful memorial commemorating hundreds of thousands of victims that passed through the camp, as your guide provides you with historic context to help you understand the events that took place there between 1942 and 1943. The next stop will be in Tykocin, where you will have free time to enjoy lunch in one of traditional restaurants recommended by the guide, and to stroll through this picturesque place. The must-see attractions in Tykocin are its beautiful synagogue and castle. The synagogue was built in the 17th century, before being decorated iinside in the 18th century. You can admire the inscriptions on the walls in Hebrew and Aramaic, and can also admire its beautifully decorated bima. It's a perfect place to discover the rich heritage of the Jewish community that lived for centuries in the east of Poland, which used to be a religious and ethnic melting pot. Another interesting place in Tykocin is its modest museum organized by its people in one of the oldest wooden houses. It exhibits a typical interior of a Polish house in the countryside until the mid 1990s. On the other bank of the Narew River you will discover the castle. The version of the castle you are able to visit today is a faithful reconstruction of Tykocin's castle, which in the 16th century was the main residence of one of the Polish kings. During the visit you will discover different weapons and armor used by Polish knights, and can discover the king's secrets. Following your visit to the castle, the guide will bring you back to Warsaw.

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

9. 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: Castle of the Teutonic Oder in Malbork Full Day Tour

10. Warsaw: Castle of the Teutonic Oder in Malbork Full Day Tour

Discover one of Poland's most intriguing and history-rich landmarks, the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork. Start the day with and early departure from Warsaw and travel to the castle with your local guide. When you arrive, visit the High Castle which holds the convent, the convent’s reflection, the Convention Chamber and much more. Then wander through to the Middle Castle which houses the Great Refectory, basements, and the kitchen, then move onto the Palace of the Grand Masters to find the Summer Refectory and the Low Hall. As you explore the complex, learn about the hundreds of years worth of history contained within the castle walls. Marvel at the castle’s rich and unique collection of sculptures and archaeological exhibitions, that includes amber, ceramics, furniture, military items, textiles, stained-glass, and engravings, as well as an impressive military exhibit with an array of armor and weaponry.

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What people are saying about Warsaw

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 177 reviews

It's easy to take the quick elevator ride to the viewing platform and soak up the sights of Warsaw below, but to learn about the history of the building and the Soviet-era architecture (inside and out) makes you appreciate your visit here even more.

Dorothy was a great guide, saw all the main parts of Warsaw with a good blend of history & modern times. Beer & a chocolate a nice unexpected touch

Olaf our travel guide was outstanding. His enthusiasm was evident as was his knowledge. We covered a lot of places.

Very well- planned and informative. I shot many pix and had infodmative commentary for social media.

Great tour, very friendly and well informed guide, fluent in several languages!