- 3-hour walking tour of Warsaw with personalized attention from a private guide
- Learn of key events in Warsaw’s history, like WWII and the communist era
- Explore Warsaw Old Town (Stare Miasto), admiring the Royal Castle and Mermaid monument
- See the Ghetto Heroes Monument in the city’s former Jewish ghetto
- Stop for photos outside the Palace of Culture and Science, a building that symbolizes the communist era
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a perfect tour in terms of quality and value for money! As long as two people book, you won’t pay more than a regular tour. Your guide can cover all the subjects that you are interested in, be it communism, Jewish history or Polish royalty.
What You Can Expect
Much of Warsaw was destroyed during World War II, but the resilient Varsovians rebuilt it all, including the 13th-century Old Town. While the buildings appear old, they are all relatively new, having been built after WWII. Many of Warsaw’s trophy sites can be found within the Old Town’s defensive walls, and your guide will show you them while walking around.
Amble through Castle Square, and then admire the Royal Castle – an identical copy of the original 14th-century building. Stop for photos in Old Town Square with its Renaissance and Baroque-style buildings, and take a walk around the Mermaid – a monument that symbolizes the city. Marvel at Warsaw’s cathedral and take photos of Poland’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Pilsudski Square.
Continue walking around the city’s former Jewish ghetto, seeing sights such as the Ghetto Heroes Monument and the marble Umschlagplatz Monument – a poignant memorial commemorating the Jews that met their fate in Treblinka concentration camp. Learn of the chilling fates of the Warsaw Jews, and then take a look at the neighborhood’s last remaining synagogue.
After WWII, Warsaw endured some 40 years of communist rule – another fascinating layer of the city’s history. See Stalinist structures while learning about the culture and day-to-day life of the Varsovians during the communist era. Pose for photos in front of the Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN building) from where the party once ruled, and then start to work your way back to the start point. Say your goodbyes to your guide as you finish your tour near Central Station.
My guide, Pawel was ver knowledgable of the entire area. He related not only significant points of the history of Warsaw, but also personal thoughts as well. It was very informative, and well worth the price
we had a highly professional guide with deep insight. He showed and explained us things we would never have seen ourselves