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This guided tour provides a perfect introduction to the city. It explores the main highlights and stories - from Warsaw's very beginning in the Middle Ages, through the centuries when it was the capital of the largest country in Europe, total destruction during the second world war, soviet occupation and communism, to contemporary changes. Distance walked will be about 4 kilometers and it will take 3 hours.
In the historic center the tour explores the city's most beautiful palaces and churches. They remind of the most glorious time in Warsaw's history, when it was the capital city of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the largest, most democratic and multicultural country in Europe.
This part of the city is also the place of the largest reconstruction effort in the world. That achievement was recognized when the Warsaw Old Town was enlisted by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
The tour will explain how it happened that Warsaw was completely destroyed during the second world war. It`s crucial to understand this city. 70 years ago Warsaw was a huge, quiet, empty, burned, ghost cemetery of rubble and ruins. The population was less than one thousand...
A few decades later Warsaw is one of the most thriving and growing European cities of two million. How is it possible? This tour of Warsaw will tell you a fascinating story of a "phoenix city', the only of its kind.
To make this story complete, you will also see the new business centre, to get a feel for the contemporary face of the city, but also to learn how communism changed the landscape and character of Warsaw forever.
The tour is led by one of our professional Warsaw tour guides. We are a circle of friends, very approachable and friendly. We always provide a personal touch and a lot of fun too!
On the tour, the guide will take you through the solar system in 20 seconds, show the place where Madame Curie started her fascinating adventure with science or... explain how to smuggle a heart through border control and not get arrested... :-) And there will be much more...
We look forward to seeing you on the walk!
At King Sigismund`s column, Castle Square (the tour also ends here)
Times: From April to October; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10 am.
Length: 3 hours
Please note we will not be going inside the buildings. This tour does not include admission to any attractions.
Our tour runs regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!
What happens if it rains? We get wet. If it’s torrential, then we can duck into somewhere, but basically - bring an umbrella!
Tours are guaranteed. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
Places are limited, reservation is required.
We guarantee to run only small groups with a maximum of 15. We like talking to and with people rather than at them. I think that from your point of view, it’s also a much better and more enjoyable, intimate experience. See you on the tour!
If you cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.