Meet your guide in Warsaw's city center at noon, and spend the afternoon on a walking route that takes you past places with a direct connection to Frederic Chopin’s life and legacy. Although the composer spent most of his years in Paris, he maintained deep ties to the country of his birth, especially during the early 19th-century Polish revolutionary movements.
Pass by Chopin’s family home, his favorite street, and the Presidential Palace where he performed. Along the way, hear interesting biographical stories about the composer, such as that of his first love and journey to Vienna. See the church where his heart is buried — an instruction carried out according to his last will when he died tragically young at the age of 39 from tuberculosis.
If you like, visit the Chopin Museum to browse letters, musical manuscripts, and other memorabilia preserved by the artist’s family (own expense, open Tuesday-Saturday). If touring on Sunday, you may be able to hear local musicians keeping Chopin’s legacy alive with outdoor concerts in beautiful Lazienki Park.