Warsaw City Walk While visiting a city on your own it is easy to miss many interesting things. Our Warsaw city walk (an Introduction to Warsaw) provides a great way for you to discover more about Warsaw at a very reasonable price – you do not pay per person but per guide. Your private, local guide will help you to get a better understanding of Warsaw. We suggest an itinerary, but do not be afraid to discuss your preferences with your guide. Our guides are founts of peculiar information and stories, and do not give an express history lesson – unless that is what you want. We only use knowledgeable and flexible city guides. Learn more about life during the Warsaw Uprising and under communism, about business centres and issues that absorb the attention of Warsaw’s citizens today. Listen to legends from the old times, learn about elections of Polish kings and the secrets of enclosed courtyards of Varsovian houses, uncover the former location of a mausoleum of a Russian tsar, learn what is original housing and what was rebuilt 70 years ago, and find where the Warsaw Pact was signed. The sightseeing route usually leads through the Old Town, so painstakingly restored after being completely destroyed during WWII that in 1980 it was added to the UNESCO Heritage List. You will have the opportunity to see the Old Town Market Square, the New Town, the Barbican, St John’s Cathedral and the Royal Castle. You will not miss the Saxon Gardens with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the imposing Palace of Culture and Science. You will see also the Great Theatre with its interesting Apollonian Quadriga in its tympanum, and stroll along the Royal Route to the Holy Cross Church containing the urn with Chopin’s heart. Price: €45 (5-10 person), €25 (11-20 person) Frederic Chopin Tour A thematic tour of Warsaw and the nearby countryside. A specialised guide will lead you in the footsteps of the greatest Polish composer, that genius of piano music, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Your tour will begin with a visit to the Chopin Museum in the Ostrogskich Palace, located in central Warsaw. Then via the Royal Route (on the way you will visit also the Holy Cross Church with the urn containing the heart of Chopin) you will be driven to the Royal Lazienki Park where stands the famous monument dedicated to Frederic Chopin. After visiting the sights in Warsaw (where he lived 1810-1830) you will head to the birthplace of Frederic Chopin, a small manor house in Zelazowa Wola, 50 km west of Warsaw. Chopin spent only the first seven months of his life there, but the place is worth visiting - this typical old Polish country house of the gentry has a cosy museum and a lovely park. On the way you will have an opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the Masovian countryside and stop in Brochow - its 16th century parish church witnessed Chopin’s baptism and also the wedding ceremony of his parents in 1806. Price: €95 (5-10 person), €40 (11-20 person) Duration: 6 hours, recommended start at 9-10 am. Coach City Tour - Warsaw Sightseeing The sightseeing is conducted by an expert guide and comprises all the top places scattered around the city centre or in the nearby areas. Here is some of what you can expect: 1. The Old Town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List – beautifully rebuilt from scratch after 1945. 2. The Royal Castle with its Square, the residence of monarchs from 1596 to 1795, as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. Do not forget to see the King Sigismund III Column – the first secular monument in Poland. 3. St John’s Cathedral, a Gothic church and witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland, with sarcophagi containing the remains of eminent Poles. 4. The Old Town Market Square and Barbican. 5. The former Jewish Ghetto, the Memorial of the Heroes of the Ghetto, Umschlagplatz and Mila Street, site of the bunker where the leader of the Ghetto Uprising, Mordechai Anielewicz, committed suicide. 6. The Royal Route, with its superb aristocratic residences and famous monuments, including the Holy Cross Church containing urns with the hearts of Frederic Chopin (1810-49) and Wladyslaw Reymont (1868-1925), winner of the Nobel Price for Literature. 7. The Royal Park, a walk in the most beautiful park in Warsaw commonly known as Lazienki or the “Baths” and a visit to the interiors of the so-called “Palace on the Water”, the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764-95). 8. Other important places of interest: the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. Price: €50 (5-10 person), €30 (11-20 person) Duration: 3 hours.
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