6-hour Car & Walking Tour
This is the tour that will let you find out more about the life of the most famous Polish composer, Frederic Chopin, who spent 20 years of his life in Warsaw. We will follow the same streets and go to the same places he was going. I hope this tour will let you discover the tunes of Polish soul hidden in the notes of his music.
If you want to know why he never got married or how it happened that his heart is kept in one of the Warsaw churches, join and enjoy this tour. The concert of Chopin music will be the cherry on the top of this cake.
** This tour is not available on Mondays as Chopin's Birthplace House is closed on this day.
We start our day going 50 km out of Warsaw to Zelazowa Wola where we visit the house where Frederic Chopin was born. We also take a walk in the picturesque park surrounding the manor. Later we continue to Brochow, where we visit the church where Chopin's parents got married in 1806 and 4 years later Frederic was baptised.
After coming back to Warsaw, we go to Lazienki Park where Chopin Monument is located. We continue our tour with the visit to the Church of St. Cross where Chopin's heart is kept. Then we take a stroll along Krakowskie Przedmieście Street to see the places where he lived with his parents and sisters. I even point out a place where he gave his first concert.
Optionally we can extend the tour with visit to Chopin's museum where you can see a number of Chopin's private belongings, including one of his pianos.
I will be happy to recommend a place where you can enjoy the concert of Chopin music.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour may start in any agreed place. Most often guests are picked up from the hotel.
In case of airport pick-up, an extra charge will be added. Please contact me for the details.
End location: The program ends in the area of the Old Town. I take you back to your hotel or you may stay in the Old Town for shopping, meal or simply a little stroll and then come back to your hotel at your own pace.
Duration: 6 hours
This is mostly a walking tour as most of the places are located close to each other. However there will be a little bit of driving. For transfers we will use a modern, comfortable car able to accomodate up to 3 people.
For a bigger party a mini-van can be arranged at additional cost.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
23 PLN (Polish zloty) - Extra costs to be paid on spot:
- Entrance to Chopin's Birthplace - 23 PLN (approx. 7 USD) per person
- Entrance to Chopin's museum - 22 PLN (approx. 7 USD) per person
- Chopin music concert - 60 PLN (approx. 19 USD) per person
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.