City overview in 3 hours
During this short tour I'd like to show you all must-see spots in the historical part of Warsaw as well as some nice places with local food, narrow streets with beautiful views, the Vistula river bank and some places off the beaten track.
You will hear the story of the reach beautiful city almost totally destroyed by the Nazis during the WWII, see the Old Town reborn in just a few years, discover the story of Warsaw Mermaid and much more.
We can stop for a short break to drink some coffee or to taste some local delicacies, take a breath in a nice park full of greenery and old monuments, follow the footsteps of Chopin or Madame Curie, visit unusual gardens on the University Library's roof…. Just tell me what you want!
This tour can be a good start for discovering Warsaw on your own. I will give you recommendations for interesting places and events as well as public transport and any other practical information.
Unique experience prepared especially for you!
As each tour is adjusted to your needs, this is only suggestion which can be modified:
-Meeting in your hotel or at the agreed place
-Visiting the Old Town with the Royal Castle, St. John Cathedral, the Market Square, Warsaw Mermaid monument, the Vistula escarpment, Defensive Walls, small streets and nice corners with local attractions
-If you want - a short coffee break
-Walking alongside the Royal Route: Presidential Palace, the Holy Cross church with Chopin's heart in the urn and some surprises on the way
-Visiting the historical Saxon Garden with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier OR
-The Vistula river bank with some modern architecture: the University Library with the Gardens on the Roof and Copernicus Science Center
-The tour ends at the agreed place.
If you are interested in any other subject or would like to prolong this itinerary, write me a message for a customized tour.
Suggested topics: former Jewish district, royal residences Lazienki /Wilanow, after-war city rebuilding, communist architecture.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The best idea is to start in the area of the Old Town - I will give you details of the meeting point.
We can also meet at your hotel or any other place suitable for you. In this case, if it is far from the Old Town area, we may need some time for transport (local transportation).
End location: Any place convenient to you.
Duration: 3 hours
This is walking tour.
* 3 hours of my service as a certified local guide
* Admission to the Gardens on the Roof in University Library
* Personal suggestions for the time after our tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 PLN - Comment: * 10 - 20 PLN (Polish zloty) for coffee or snacks on the way.
Other payments depend on your personal expenses (souvenirs etc.)
Most credit/payments cards are accepted.
I recommend to have some cash (Polish zloty) for a bottle of water or other small things.
* Coffee, snacks etc. on the way
* The tour can be EXTENDED on your request, please contact me for a quote.
My car (Kia Sportage) can fit up to 3 people comfortably. Please inquire for larger groups.
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I really enjoyed my walking tour of Warsaw with Jola. Jola is an excellent guide and extremely knowledgeable about the sights in the town and their overall context in Polish history. She also took a few minutes at the start of the tour to discuss Polish history which provided a good background. Jola was flexible and asked several times if there were other areas of the City that interested me or that I wanted to see. I would highly recommend Jola's tour for your visit to Poland! Thank you so much Jola