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Warsaw: Skip the Line Wilanów Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

1. Warsaw: Skip the Line Wilanów Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

Wilanów Royal Palace was constructed in the late 17th century by Kin Jan III. This baroque building is surrounded by beautiful gardens that are very colorful in the summertime. This palace and gardens complex have been the sites for a number of cultural events throughout their history.  Your private guide will show the building’s original architecture and explore unique interior as its chambers. You will see richly decorated and ornamented rooms such as White Hall, Apartments of King Jan III, The Dutch Cabinet and many more, filled with antique paintings. You will also get to admire the most beautiful gardens that surround the palace, such as Baroque Garden, Rose Garden, Courtyard, and Palace Foreground.

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Warsaw Private Wilanow Palace & Garden Tour

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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Best of Warsaw 4-Hour Tour on Foot and by Private Car

7. Best of Warsaw 4-Hour Tour on Foot and by Private Car

Discover the best of Warsaw with a private guide on a tour that can be customized to your interests and is ideal for people with limited time in the city. Following pick-up from your hotel or other specified location, venture into historical areas such as the picturesque Old Town and tragic Jewish Ghetto. Admire the old churches and palaces of the city center and see the attractions of the so-called "Royal Route" that ran south from Castle Square to the personal residence of King Jan III Sobieski in Wilanów. Go to Łazienki Park, transformed in the 18th century by King Stanisław August into a setting for palaces, villas, classicist follies and monuments. Along the way, learn the rich history of the city and discover how it was rebuilt after the devastations of World War II.

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Wilanow Palace Small Group Tour

8. Wilanow Palace Small Group Tour

This small group tour is dedicated to customers who want to discover Warsaw in small groups. Less than 10 kilometers from the center of Warsaw, there is the magnificent The 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 palace. Today, the Palace is a work of art, fantastic gardens, and sculptures in the park, 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. A museum is a place of remembrance about events that are part of the history of Warsaw. Traveling to this amazing place allows us to touch what is important in our tradition and what is part of the common European culture. In Wilanow Palace of King Jan III Sobieski, you will see the White Hall, the statue of Jan III Sobieski, and the chapel. You will also get to see the king’s library, as well as the king and queen's bedrooms. Explore the paintings gallery as well as the Baroque gardens of the palace. 

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Lazienki Park and Museum of King Jan III Palace at Wilanow

9. Lazienki Park and Museum of King Jan III Palace at Wilanow

This tour package includes a visit to two locations: The Lazienki Park and The Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. You can choose whether your tour is private, for your group only, or whether you share your experience with a small group of new friends.  • Lazienki Park covers the area of almost 80 hectares. Among many fascinating monuments are the Palace on the Isle, the Amphitheatre, the Orangery, the Chopin Monument and the Myśliwiecki Palace. • Wilanow Royal Palace origins date back to 1677, although it wasn't until later that it became a magnificent villa surrounded by fantastical gardens. Today, the Palace is a work of art, still boasting splendid gardens, art, buildings, and monuments.

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Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

10. 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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What people are saying about Wilanów Palace

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based on 15 reviews

Ula was an excellent guide to Wilanow palace. Her knowledge and language was excellent and she brought the palace to life with her stories. Excellent tour thank you

Everything in line with our expectations and what was advertised with the possibility of changing the program according to our preferences.

A beautiful castle, wonderfully preserved, with its very "soul" very atmospheric. Castle gardens captivating ...

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.

Guide was very good and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and had a great time.