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					For those of you who would like to do some sightseeing there is a wide offer of guided tours from Warsaw travel agencies. Below we present a brief overview of some of the tour propasals, yet there are many more available. For further information and reservation please contact the reception of the Gromada Hotel (tel: +48/22/5764600 fax: +48/22/8461580 airport@gromada.pl)

Warsaw City Tours
A trip to be remembered! Tour our beautiful city of Warsaw in air-conditioned 13-passenger buses. Guests are driven straight from and back to their hotel with no extra charge.

Tours start 3 times a day:
(available at all times of the year)

In the morning (departure between 9:45 and 10:15) In the afternoon (departure between 13:45 and 14:15) In the evening at daylight (departure around 17:15)

Tour duration: 3 hours

Professional English-speaking guides will take you round the historic places of interest and let you feel the spirit of the city. Enjoy the tour! Cost of the tour is 120PLN (about 30euro) per person, paid in Polish currency.

Programme of Tour
1. The Old Town, included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. 2. The Royal Castle with the Courtyard, residence of monarchs between 1596 and 1795 and later residence of Polish President (1918); see also King Sigismund III’s 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, sheltering sarcophagi with the remains of eminent Poles. 4. The Old Town Market Square and Barbican. 5. The former Jewish Ghetto, The Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto, Umschlag Platz and Milla Street and site of the bunker where Mordehai Anielewicz (the leader of the Ghetto Uprising) committed suicide. 6. The Royal Route, with superb aristocratic residences and famous monuments including the Holy Cross Church sheltering the urns with the hearts of both Fryderyk Chopin and Wladyslaw Reymont (the first Polish winner of the Noble Prize for Literature). 7. The Royal Park, the most beautiful park in the city commonly known as Lazienki (The Baths); visit the interiors of the so-called “Palace on Water”, the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764-1795).

8. Other important places of interest: the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, the Monument of the Victims of Katyn. There is also an alternative evening tour to the Grand Theatre of Opera &Ballet with the best tickets and transportation included. Reservation is essential. Price per person: 150PLN (about 38euro). The Grand Theatre is an institution that moves the opera world foreward since 1833. A magnificent season, including classical and contemporary performances: Carmen, Halka, Traviata, Nabucco, Turandot, Rigoletto, Giselle, Swan Lake, Onegin, Madame Butterfly amd many more. If you have a taste for some lighter artistic entertainment, visit Roma Music Theatre, with a large and beautiful stage. Extremely exciting season with the “Grease” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, “Miss Saigon” by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and a special Polish version of “Peter Pan” musical.

For those who wish to see some more of Polish cities there are full-day tours to Cracow, the former capital city of Poland .
Travel to Cracow by first class express train (departures at 7:00 or 8:00 a.m., return to Warsaw between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.). The price of the sightseeing tour depends on the number of participants and includes all transport, service of a local guide and entrance fees to the museums and places of historic interest.

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