Catch a morning train from Kraków independently, and watch the scenic Polish countryside speed by on your way to the capital. Meet your guide at Warsaw's Central Station, and embark on a walking tour of Old Town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. While the city was almost completely destroyed during World War II, medieval and Renaissance landmarks were faithfully reconstructed to restore Warsaw to its former glory, lending it the nickname ‘Phoenix City.’ These historic landmarks contrast with modern skyscrapers, making a thoroughly dynamic urban landscape.
See highlights including the Royal Castle, Presidential Palace, St. John’s Archcathedral, and the Palace of Culture. Soak up the lively ambience of Old Town’s Market Square, and get a sense of medieval Warsaw at the old city walls and Barbican fortress. Rest your feet during a coffee break on the 3-hour walking tour.
Afterward, enjoy your free time to explore Warsaw independently, with recommendations from your guide. Pick your preferred departure time according to the express train schedule, and relax on the return ride to Krakow in the evening.