Half-Day Warsaw City Tour with Wilanow
A Scenic Tour of Poland's Capital and Baroque Palace
DURATION: UP TO 4-HOURS
Tour Warsaw, the capital of Poland and largest city in the country, situated in the middle of the Vistula (Wisla) river. The city was settled in 10th century, but the Old Town wasn't established until the 14th & 15th centuries. In the 16th century, Warsaw was frequently the meeting place of the Polish parliament and, through the centuries, also the residence of many Polish kings. Plundered and destroyed, Warsaw was always rising from the ruins. During World War II, 87% of city’s buildings were destroyed.
Visit the Castle Square where you can see the first non-ecclesiastic statue in Warsaw, King Sigmund’s Column, and the originally Gothic castle dating back to the 15th century that has been expanded throughout the centuries. Here you will tour the Royal Castle museum, rebuilt to be identical to the one destroyed in World War II, and see how the Polish royalty lived. View the galleries that contain artwork that was miraculously unharmed during the war, and the elaborate interior of the rooms.
Visit St. John’s Cathedral and walk through the Market Square. Afterwards you will pass the late-Gothic structure by John Baptist of Venice. At the New Town Market you can see the Church and Monastery of Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and the house where Maria Sklodowska-Curies was born.
At the Krasinski Place stop by the Monument of Warsaw’s Uprising and drive to see the Ghetto Memorial. Afterwards, drive via Royal Route with its aristocratic residences, and view the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Warsaw’s Grand Opera and National Theatre House. You will also view the Baroque church from the 17th century which houses the ashes of Frederic Chopin’s heart, which was brought from Paris and placed here. You will also make a short stop at the Royal Lazienki Park to see the Monument of Frederick Chopin, a secessionist sculpture.
At Wilanow Palace you will see beautiful interiors such as the Great Crimson Room, the North Painting Gallery including portraits of Polish kings and aristocracy, the Great Hall with Allegory of the Four Elements, or the King’s Bed-Chamber with the canopy over the bed from the 17th century Turkish fabric. The palace is surrounded by a Baroque Park which is the most historic section of Wilanow grounds, laid out in the Baroque style behind the palace.
This 4-hour tour includes:
- Walk around Castle Square
- Visit St. John's Cathedral
- Visit Krasinski Place and monuments
- View the Grand Opera and National Theatre House
- Tour the Wilanow Palace
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your guide will pick you up from your Warsaw city-centre hotel. At the conclusion of the tour, the driver will drop you back at the hotel, or if preferred, at a point within the city-centre.
Includes: Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and car services for up to 4-hours, Entrance Fees to Wilanow.
Excludes: Driver and Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.
- The Wilanow is closed on Tuesdays, please plan this tour accordingly.