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Warsaw Private Wilanow Palace & Garden Tour

1. 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!

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From Krakow: Private Tour to Warsaw with Guide and Transport

2. 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 Wilanow Palace and POLIN Tour

3. Warsaw: Guided Wilanow Palace and POLIN Tour

This small-group tour is dedicated to customers who want to discover Warsaw in small groups. It means that you can share transport and attractions while touring with others, using vehicles with a maximum of 8 passengers. Your tour will begin with the Wilanow Royal Palace. Less than 10 kilometers from the center of Warsaw, there is the magnificent Royal Palace of King Jan III Sobieski. The origins of the palace date back to 1677, although in time it became a magnificent villa surrounded by phantasmal gardens because subsequent owners expanded the building. Today, the palace is a work of art, with fantastic gardens and sculptures, as well as magnificent buildings and monuments. The residence has kept traces of former residents, their interests and customs, as well as a collection of artworks that they gathered here. The museum is a place of remembrance about events that are part of the history of Warsaw, and traveling to this amazing place allows you to touch what is important in European culture. You will then move on to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Here you will find documentation of the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Multimedia exhibitions await visitors, showing how Poles and Jews lived together for many hundreds of years and how both cultures merged together. Throughout this conventional space, you can get acquainted with family and neighborly relations. The exhibition is made up of eight galleries, spread over an area of 4,000 square meters.

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Best of Warsaw Full-Day Private Tour with Private Transport

4. Best of Warsaw Full-Day Private Tour with Private Transport

Get to know the turbulent history of Warsaw from the beginning through Medieval times, World War II, the communist era to the present. Once described as Paris of the East, Warsaw was believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world until World War II - on this tour you will find out why. Admire highlights of the Polish Capital City. Start with a walk through Warsaw's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the facts and legends of this area from your knowledgeable professional guide. Continue to the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Europe during World War II and learn about the ghettos inhabitants and the events that occurred within the ghetto.  Then, pass Royal Łazienki Park the largest park in Warsaw, which is the part of Royal Rout. Enjoy the walk with beautiful Palace on the Isle. Finish the Royal Route in one of Poland's most important monuments - Wilanów Palace. The architecture of the palace is a unique example of different building traditions - reminiscent of Polish aristocratic mansions with side towers, the Italian suburban villa, and French palaces. This tour will provide you with a deeper understanding of the city and the opportunity to see the many amazing sights within the city. 

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Warsaw: Old Town, Royal Castle, and Wilanow Palace Tour

5. Warsaw: Old Town, Royal Castle, and Wilanow Palace Tour

Explore Warsaw in small groups and avoid big tour buses and crowded transport. Rely on door-to-door transport by a friendly, English-speaking driver and informative audioguides available in Polish, English, German, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish to help you get acquainted with the main attractions.  Stop first at the Warsaw Old Town, which consists of the central city square surrounded by characteristic tenements. Spot the centrally-situated fountain with a sculpture of a siren, the city symbol. Enter the impressive Royal Castle, one of Warsaw's most iconic and historically-significant landmarks. See Sigismund’s Column while you're at Castle Square, known as the first secular monument in the form of a column in modern history. Wander to the nearby Pilsudski Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Travel the famous Royal Route, the most prominent artery of the city that connects two former royal residences, and check out the atmospheric cafes, restaurants, and art galleries that line it.  Hop back on your small-group transport to visit the magnificent Royal Palace of King Jan III Sobieski. The origins of the palace date back to 1677, although in time it became a magnificent villa surrounded by phantasmal gardens after subsequent owners expanded the grounds. Discover the traces of former residents that remain in the palace, from their interests and customs to the magnificent collections of artworks they amassed. Learn about the history of Warsaw and its place in a larger European context. See sights in the palace including the White Hall, the statue of Jan III Sobieski, the chapel, the King’s library, the King’s bedroom, the Grand Vestibule, the Queen’s bedroom, the Etruscan cabinet, the museum, and the baroque gardens.

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Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

6. 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.

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Wilanów Palace: 2-Hour Guided Tour with Entrance Tickets

7. Wilanów Palace: 2-Hour Guided Tour with Entrance Tickets

Explore the Wilanów Palace and its scenic surroundings on this guided tour. Meet your guide in front of the neo-renaissance church of Belfry at St. Anne. Its charming bell towers and white facade constitute a beautiful entrance to the rest of the complex.  Enter the palace grounds and witness its grand 17th-century architecture designed by Augustino Locci and Giuisepe Bellotti - two renowned architects of the time. Visit the Royal Library, the Queen's Bedroom, and the palace chapel. Learn about the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and its military conquests under King John III Sobieski. You'll also get to see the modifications the palace underwent under its subsequent owners. Conclude your tour with a scenic walk around the parks and gardens surrounding the palace, and catch charming views of the Wilanów Lake.

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Warsaw: Warsaw Uprising Museum & Wilanow Royal Palace

8. Warsaw: Warsaw Uprising Museum & Wilanow Royal Palace

Take a deep dive into history on a guided tour of the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Wilanow Royal Palace. At the Warsaw Uprising Museum, learn about the brave men who fought in the Polish Resistance during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Afterward, travel further into Poland’s past and visit the splendid Wilanow Royal Palace. Gain insight into the everyday life of those who fought and died for an independent Poland. The exhibit features hundreds of photographs and artifacts that tell the story of the Resistance fighters. See a replica of the Liberator aircraft, which provided support to the city’s insurgents. Take a flight over a demolished Warsaw in a 3D simulator. The museum was built in a renovated power plant which was successfully taken over by the Resistance. The stark industrial architecture of the building adds to the atmosphere of the museum. Explore the Wilanow Royal Palace of King Jan II Sobieski. Stroll through the garden, and see its many sculptures. Marvel at the Baroque architecture and opulent decoration of the palace. Admire the impressive art collection in the palace’s museum. See paintings of Warsaw by Canaletto, the court painter to the King of Poland.

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What people are saying about Wilanów Palace

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based on 4 reviews

Small but very interesting

The guide, Hanna, arrived on time at the hotel and took us to Wilanov's residence for an interesting tour (the price of the tickets is not included). Comprehensive explanations and the advantage of having a guide for only three people made us spend three pleasant hours.

Recommended and very interesting

Our travel guide: a highly motivated and well-informed guide who responded very flexibly to all our questions and gave us a wonderful day and brought us closer to Warsaw.

Excellent!!

Martin was a wonderful guide and very flexible based on what I was interested in. Very highly recommend him!

Very beautifull!!

The visit and the gardens of this palace are beautiful! The guide very prepared and attentive!

Thanks to Maria who knew how to interest us and guide us in Warsaw

Dynamism, smiles and competence of our guide Maria allowed us to have a great time in Warsaw.