Charm, history and contrasts in Poland's capital
See the highlights of Warsaw during a 5 hours tour - with me, by car and walking.
Warsaw is a green and clean town, so you will be taken to Lazienki Park (18th century) where you can stroll and admire palaces and pavilions hidden in thick greenery. Drive along Royal Route, almost completely rebuilt after WWII in its previous historical design. Walk in Warsaw Old Town, also rebuilt to its previous style, and put on the UNESCO cultural heritage list as the only place not original but reconstructed. See the house where Madame Curie was born, and where Chopin lived. We will also visit what was once the ghetto area.
With me you will see great contrasts of pre-war Warsaw, districts kept in socialistic-realistic style and recently constructed modern downtown called sometimes Warsaw Manhattan. And what about Warsaw Prague? This is how we call part of Warsaw on the right bank of the Vistula river, where a traditional bazaar still functions and where the famous film "The Pianist" by Polanski was made.
After meeting you at your hotel, we shall drive along historical part of the city: Royal Route, where you can see former palaces, some turned into embasies, we stop at the monument to Frederic Chopin and former White House from 18th c, view Polish parliament, enter Lazienki Park with summer residence of our last king (picturesque Palace on Water) and other palaces and pavilions. Come back to the town to cross Vistula River to see National Stadium at Prague site, old streets remembered from famous films, then to see Unknown Soldier's Tomb, where changing the guards takes place every hour, Great Theatre (opera and ballet house), then former Jewish ghetto quarter with its memorials, and finish at Old Town (the UNESCO site) painstakingly rebuilt after WWII.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Usually the most convenient meeting place is at the hotel lobby. But if you prefer to meet me in any othe place like railway or bus station upon your arrival, or any other place, let me know and we shall settle it.
End location: I can take you back to your hotel or if you prefer - in the area where we finish the tour, for example Old Town.
Duration: 5 hours
Car and walking. I will take you to all mentioned places by my car, Nissan Qashqai, comfortable, air-conditioned crossover from 2016. Where there is no access to cars, like parks or Old Town, we will stroll.
Included: Guiding, car transportation, explanation in English
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 PLN (Polish zloty) - Since that tour does not include entrances to museums, there are no additional costs. 50 PLN mentioned above you can have for some snacks or coffee with pastry.
If you want to be picked up at the airport, send me a message and I'll create customized tour for you.
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Renata met us on time and we began the tour in a clean, comfortable car. She told us about the area in which we are staying and made a great stop to the university library and their roof garden, an excellent space that I would have missed. We then proceeded to tour the rest of the town - at times walking and at times driving, and she was a wealth of information about the history and modern city.