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St John's Cathedral (Katedra Sw Jana) Tours

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St John's Cathedral (Katedra Sw Jana)

This stunning Gothic cathedral in the heart of Warsaw's Old Town is one of the most interesting historical landmarks. Built in the 14th century, St John's Cathedral - or Katedra Sw Jana - is one of the oldest churches in all of Poland, but was completely destroyed during World War II during the Polish Uprising. However, like much of the Old Town, it was reconstructed after the war, true to its original architecture. 

In addition to being the site of many historical events, such as the coronation of the last Polish king, the cathedral also houses the beautiful red marble tombs of many Mazowian dukes, and its crypt is the resting place of many celebrated Poles such as Nobel Prize-winning author Henryk Sienklewicz. The Gothic architecture and artwork is some of the most impressive in Warsaw, and is not to be missed.

Practical Info

In the center of Old Town, getting to St. John's couldn't be easier. The 12, 13, 26, and 32 trams will leave you off right next to it at the Stare Miasto stop. 

While the cathedral is open daily, they do not allow tourists to enter during mass, so be sure to check the mass schedule on the website when planning your visit. 

Address: Świętojańska 8, Warsaw 00-278, Poland
Hours: Open Daily
Admission: Free
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Warsaw Afternoon City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Poland's resilient and modern capital city on an afternoon sightseeing tour by coach. Cover most of the major landmarks, including the Royal Castle, King Sigismund III’s Column, Holy Cross Church, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a historic vodka factory, and the UNESCO-listed Old Town, faithfully rebuilt after the destruction of World War II. Hear stories of wartime  tragedy and triumph as you see the former Jewish Ghetto and Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
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Warsaw Morning City Tour

Get acquainted with the history and major sights of Warsaw on a small-group morning coach tour. Hear stories from the city’s long and dramatic past as you visit the UNESCO-listed Old Town, Royal Castle, St. John’s Cathedral, the Praga district, and other must-see destinations. Learn about Warsaw during Nazi occupation as you visit wartime landmarks like the former Jewish Ghetto and the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 on this comprehensive introduction to the Polish capital.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Old Town & Royal Route Walking Tour

Experience the beauty of the Old Town and Royal Route. Learn about the history of the sites, about Warsaw`s turbulent past and one of the most outstanding reconstruction projects in the world history. Walk along the famous Royal Route, the most representative artery of the city. Here you will find many important buildings from historical standpoint and the greatest examples of Warsaw architecture. Discover the most breathtaking highlights as well as little-known hidden gems.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Warsaw in a Nutshell Walking Tour

With its fascinating history and UNESCO-listed Old Town, Warsaw makes a great addition to any tour itinerary, but the sprawling Polish capital can be intimidating to first-time visitors. Instead of going it alone, opt for a guided 3-, 5- or 7-hour walking tour and tick off popular attractions like Pilsudski Square, Krasińskich Square, the former Jewish Ghetto and Lazienki Royal Park.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

Discover the highlights of Warsaw on this Essential Warsaw Tour. You’ll save time researching the best places to visit by having an itinerary planned out for you. A walking tour is better than traveling by car or bus, as you’ll be able to explore narrow side streets that can only be accessed on foot. See many highlights in one day such as the Old Town, the Royal Castle, the Presidential Palace, and much more.
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Private 3-, 5-, or 7-Hour Warsaw Tour by Car

Explore the city of Warsaw with ease and efficiency on a private 3-, 5-, or 7-hour tour of Poland’s capital by car. Perfect for visitors with limited time, each tour option covers top Warsaw attractions such as the Palace of Culture and Science, the Royal Way in Warsaw, and Warsaw Old Town. Choose the duration of your tour, depending on time limitations and personal preference, and relish the convenience of hotel pickup.
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Private tour: Warsaw essentials

This 3-hour walking tour guided by a licensed guide will let you discover Warsaw must-see sights: Palace of Culture & Science, Saxon Garden, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Presidential Palace, Royal Castle Square and The Old Town. You will immerse yourself in the captivating history of Warsaw – the incredible city that arose from rubble!During the tour you will find out lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about this amazing city and its people. It will be a journey in time: middle ages, 18th century, World War II and communist times. A perfect introduction that will let you understand better the place you are in.
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Evening Old Town & Royal Route Walking Tour

Warsaw looks exquisite when illuminated at night, and this tour takes you to many of its highlights. Save time researching Warsaw history and planning things to do, and instead enjoy a guided evening tour. You’ll learn about the city’s history as you travel, passing sights along the Royal Route and the Old Town. Highlights include the Holy Cross Church, Warsaw University, the Royal Castle, and the Market Square. Stay fueled along the way with a tasty sweet treat and a Polish vodka shot.
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Warsaw 1-Day Tour from Lodz

Dive deep into Warsaw’s history with your guide on this full-day tour from Lodz, including lunch and transportation. Visit Old Town, and see St. John's Cathedral (Katedra Sw Jana) and Warsaw Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski). Head over to Pilsudski Square and Krasinski Square before continuing on the city’s 2.5-mile-long (4-kilometer-long) Royal Way (Royal Route). End your time in Warsaw with four hours of free time to explore where you please.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Warsaw City Sightseeing in a Retro Bus for Groups

Get to know Warsaw and its history on this 3-hour tour of the city by retro 1980s bus. Your guide takes you around to all the important spots on the fastest route, so you can fit more into your time. See key places, such as St. John's Archcathedral, the Royal Castle, the Warsaw Uprising Monument, and Łazienki Park. You can take this bus trip solo or bring up to 40 other people with you — the choice is yours.
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Private Tour: Warsaw in Nutshell Sightseeing by retro minibus

Experience the complete spectrum of Warsaw, visit classic places like the Old Town as well as spots off the beaten tourist path on this 3 hours private tour. All done with a retro communist minibus and professional guide. This tour is perfect for Warsaw rookies as well as for expats who already might know quite a lot about the city. Consider this: taking this tour on the first day here acquaints you with most of the fabulous, historical and important sites of Warsaw plus you can find plenty of hidden parts of the city that are rather off the standard route. It’s an excellent option for the first day in Warsaw or for those limited by time.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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