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Day Trips, Warsaw

Category: City Breaks

 

 



Day Trips, Warsaw & beyond: 

 

 

 

1. A walking tour of Warsaw's Old Town, with an English-speaking guide, 3 hours:


Royal Castle and King Zygmunt III Column
Your guide will take you for a scenic walk through the Old Town, the historic centre and the oldest part of Warsaw. 

Enjoy the beautiful views of the Royal Castle from
the Castle Square, view Sigismund's Column,
the oldest and the tallest secular monument in Warsaw built to honour the move of the Polish capital from Cracow to Warsaw in 1596.

  

View Old Town houses on the northern side of the Castle square, as well as the remarkable St. John Cathedral.

 

Feel a special atmosphere of the Warsaw Old Town with its cosy cafes and restaurants, artists exhibiting their paintings and sculptures in the open air.

In the summer time, the Old and the New Town become venues for colorful musical performances, popular jazz concerts and theatrical shows.

 Continue on to St John’s Cathedral, walk towards the famous Old Town Market to explore it. 

Visit the Old Town Square (Rynek Starego Miasta), one of the most picturesque and historical spots in the city. 

The centre of the square is crowned with the statue of the Warsaw Mermaid that has for ages been the coat of arms of the city.


Included: a local English-speaking guide
 

 


 
2. A walking tour of Warsaw and a visit inside the Royal Castle, 3 hours:


Take a walk with your guide through the historic centre of Warsaw, its Old Town. Visit the Royal Castle and the Royal Castle Square with King Sigismund III Vasa Column, view St John’s Cathedral, explore the Old Town Market and its colorful Square, with the iconic Statue of the Mermaid, Warsaw's symbol of the coat of arms. See the Barbican and the City's Walls.

The Royal Castle: from early 17th c. until late 18th c. it was the seat of the Kings of Poland. Erected in place of the former castle of the Dukes of Mazovia Province.
After the capital had been transferred from Krakow to Warsaw, the castle became also the seat of legislative and executive authorities and was the scene of many crucial events in the history of Poland. It was enlarged in the following centuries by most significant artists,
especially during the reign of Sigismund Augustus, Sigismund III Vasa and Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski.
In 1926 it became the residence of the President of Poland.

In the years 1939-1944 it was plundered and almost completely destroyed. Rebuilt between 1971-1984 with the use of few preserved elements, helped by the whole nation. Besides being a museum, the castle now also plays a representative function 

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance fee to Royal Castle



 

3. A City tour of Warsaw with a visit inside the Royal Castle, by car, 3 hours:


Royal Castle and King Sigismund ColumnExplore Warsaw's historic centre, its Old Town: visit the Royal Castle and the Royal Castle Square with King Sigismund III Vasa Column, view St John’s Cathedral, explore the Old Town Market and its main Square with its iconic Statue of the Warsaw Mermaid; also see the Barbican surrounded by City Walls.

Drive along the Royal Route: Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Nowy Swiat and Aleje Ujazdowskie, with numerous churches (Holy Cross Church with Chopin's heart kept in the pillar), monuments, historic buildings and palaces, many of them housing embassies and ministries.

 

Stop in front of the Parliament, walk through the Lazienki Park with famous Palace on the Water, one of the last 18th century court theatres in Europe in Old Orangery, famous Chopin's monument and Belvedere Palace

 


Included: services of an English-speaking guide, entrance to Royal Castle; 1 hour of a chauffeured car

 

 

  

4. A Half-day tour of Warsaw, with the Royal Castle, 4 hours:
 

Statue of the Warsaw Mermaid Explore Warsaw's historic centre and its oldest part, the Old Town: the Royal Castle and the Royal Castle Square with King Sigismund III Vasa Column, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square, the Barbican and city's Walls.

Drive along the Royal Route: Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Nowy Swiat and Aleje Ujazdowskie, with numerous churches (Holy Cross Church with Chopin's heart kept in the pillar), monuments, historic buildings and palaces, many of them housing embassies and ministries.

 

Stop in front of the Parliament; walk through the Lazienki Park with famous Palace on the Water, one of the last 18th century court theatres in Europe in Old Orangery, famous Chopin's monument and Belvedere Palace.

Stop in the former Ghetto area, with Nathan Rappaport Monument and Umschlagplatz.

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance to the Royal Castle; a city tour by a chauffeured car 

 

 

5. A tour of the Royal Wilanow Palace & Park, 3 hours:


Wilanow Palace, Warsaw

Summer residence of King John Sobieski. Magnificent interiors include furniture and china from the period, and a gallery of Polish portraits. English park, Italian Baroque garden and rose garden.

 

 

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance to Royal Wilanow Palace and park; rountrip transportation to Wilanow palace, by a chauffeured car 



 

6. A Half day tour to Zelazowa Wola, up to 4 hours:


An hour drive takes you to the place where the great Polish composer was born. A charming Polish manor is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Interiors include family portraits, Chopin's music manuscripts and a cast of his hand.

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance fees to Frederyk Chopin House in Zelazowa Wola & tranportation by car 



 

7. A half day Jewish Heritage tour of Warsaw, up to 4 hours:

The Jewish Historical Institute, the Nozyk Synagogue, the Genscher Cemetery and former Ghetto area with Umschlagplatz and Ghetto Heroes Monument.

On Fridays pm and on Saturdays synagogues and cemetery are closed.

On Fridays pm, on Saturdays and on Sundays the Jewish Historical Institute is closed.

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance to Jewish Historical Institute, Nozyk Synagogue and Genscher Cemetery, car for city tour

 


 

8. A full day Jewish Heritage tour of Warsaw, up to 8 hours:

The Jewish Historical Institute, the Nozyk Synagogue, Ester Rachel Kaminska Jewish Theatre, the Genscher Cemetery and former Ghetto area with Umschlagplatz and Ghetto Heroes Monument, the Jewish Cemetery in Praga (Brodno).

On Fridays pm and on Saturdays synagogues and cemetery are closed.

On Fridays pm, on Saturdays and on Sundays the Jewish Historical Institute is closed.

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance to Jewish Historical Institute, Nozyk Synagogue and Genscher Cemetery, car for city tour



 

9. A Full day trip: Treblinka, 5 hours; Jewish Heritage tour of Warsaw, 3 hours:

Drive 100-km north-east  of Warsaw to visit Treblinka, a former Nazi death camp where over 800,000 Jews from entire Europe perished in gas chambers. Now a monument and a cemetery.

Jewish Heritage Tour of Warsaw: Genscher Cemetery, former Ghetto area with Umschlagplatz and Ghetto Heroes Monument, Nozyk Synagogue.

On Fridays pm and on Saturdays synagogues and cemetery are closed.

On Fridays pm, on Saturdays and on Sundays the Jewish Historical Institute is closed.

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance to Treblinka and for a half day Jewish Heritage tour of Warsaw – Genscher Cemetery and Nozyk Synagogue, transportation by a chauffeured car 




10. A Full day tour to Majdanek, up to 8 hours:


This former Nazi concentration camp near Lublin took 400 000 victims, shot or murdered in gas chambers. Now visitors can see prisoners barracks and Monument - Mausoleum containing ashes of victims.

Included: services of a guide, entrance fees to Majdanek, transportation by a chauffeured car 




11. A Full day trip to Treblinka, Jedwabne, Tykocin, up to 8 hours:


Drive 100-km north-east of Warsaw to visit Treblinka, a former Nazi death camp, where over 800.000 Jews from whole Europe perished in gas chambers. Now a monument and cemetery.

Jedwabne situated several kilometers east of Lomza, on the 10th of July 1941 slaughter of Jewish inhabitants took place there. In the place of murder a monument has been erected on the 60th anniversary to pay homage to the victims.

Tykocin is a village in province of Białystok with an early Baroque masonry synagogue built in 1642 and restored between 1974 and 1978, now a museum.

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance to Treblinka, visit in Jedwabne and entrance to the synagogue in Tykocin, transportation by a chauffeured car 



 

12. A Full day trip to Lodz, up to 8 hours:

In Lodz a tour tracing the “cotton empire” of Israel Kalmanowicz Poznanski factory buildings, family – worker’s residential buildings, palace of Israel Poznanski, former Ghetto area and the Jewish Cemetery.

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance to the Jewish Cemetery, return transfers to/from Lodz


 

13. A Full day Tour to Bialowieza, up to 8 hours: 


One of the oldest national parks in Poland and in Europe. The main feature of the Park is its forest. The Park protects a part of the last and one of the largest surviving areas of European primeval lowland mixed forest (pine, beech, oak, alder and spruce). The Park’s animal life totals 11,000 species including 62 species of mammals and 200 species of birds. These wilderness areas are inhabited by some 300 European bison.

Included: a local English-speaking guide, entrance to Bialowieski National Park with a local guide, car hire for transfer to/from Bialowieza



 

14. A Full day Tour to Gdansk:

Gdansk is Poland’s Maritime capital. The oldest of the three cities making up the TriCity today, with its history dating back a thousand years and its rich & impressive architecture, Gdansk is often referred to as the Pearl of the North

Included: 1st class train, Warsaw-Gdansk-Warsaw, roundtrip, a local English-speaking guide for a tour of Gdansk with entrance to the Artus Court Hall built in 1481 as a meeting place for wealthy burghers and St Mary’s Church – with monumental Memling’s painting “The Last Judgment”,  car for a city tour of Gdansk

 

 

 

 

 
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