Fryderyk Chopin Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Warsaw: Private Chopin Tour with tickets to Chopin Museum

1. Warsaw: Private Chopin Tour with tickets to Chopin Museum

Piano virtuoso Frederic Chopin lived in Warsaw for over 20 years. On this tour, you will hear the history of this great musician. You will visit the places where his family lived, including Zamoyski Palace.  You'll also have a chance to explore the Frederic Chopin Museum with skip-the-line tickets and discover some of Chopin's instruments, music scores, and scripts handwritten by him. Other tour highlights include Kazimierz Palace where Chopin attended high school, the Visitationist Church where he regularly played concerts, and the Holy Cross Church where Chopin’s heart was transported from Paris in 1850, a year after his death. On the extended 3-hour tour option, you will have a chance to enjoy a 1-hour live concert of Chopin’s music.

Warsaw: Chopin Museum and Evening Concert Combo Ticket

2. Warsaw: Chopin Museum and Evening Concert Combo Ticket

Fryderyk Chopin spent his childhood and early youth in Warsaw. Here he began to practice and compose. Discover Warsaw following the footsteps of the great composer. Start with a visit to the Chopin Museum, located in the historic Gninski Castle and one of the few multimedia biographical museums in Europe. Among the exhibits, you will find the composer’s last piano, and manuscripts of his letters and compositions. The museum perfectly combines scenography with music. You can visit the museum at a time of your choosing, and at your own pace. In the evening you will attend a Chopin concert in Warsaw’s Old Town. Listen to his music in an intimate concert hall in the left wing of the Royal Castle. Great pianists, representatives of the Polish school of interpreting Chopin’s works, will delight even the most demanding expert on his music.

Warsaw: 2-Hour Chopin's Life Walking Tour

3. Warsaw: 2-Hour Chopin's Life Walking Tour

Warsaw’s most famous resident was Frederick Chopin, a great pianist and a world famous composer. Marked with the stamp of disease, the musical genius and romantic spent 20 years of his life in Warsaw. He grew up, learnt music, made friends, and gave his first ever concerts here. He met his first love here and many years later it was here that his heart came to rest. Warsaw houses the largest collection of the composer's memorabilia in the world. This 2-hour chill-out walking tour on the trail of Chopin is a journey in time which will take you back 200 years to 19th century Warsaw. You will see the places Chopin lived and where he spent his time. You will also discover what shaped his personality and musical creativity, who played an important role in his life, and why he left Poland. Furthermore, you will visit the interactive Chopin Museum, one of the most modern biographical museums in Europe. You will be able to experience the Saxon Garden, the Radziwił Palace, the Church of the Holy Cross and the Chopin Museum. You will of course also get to listen to the music of Chopin on this relaxing 2-hour tour.

Zelazowa Wola: Frederic Chopin Half-Day Private Tour

4. Zelazowa Wola: Frederic Chopin Half-Day Private Tour

Visit places connected with the childhood of world-famous pianist and composer Frederic Chopin on this half-day tour from Warsaw. Enjoy a short trip to the nearby village of Zelazowa Wola. It is here that Frederic Chopin was born, and a museum dedicated to the composer is located in the preserved annex of the former Chopin family home. Inside the home, the atmosphere of an early 19th-century Polish manor house has been recreated, with furniture, tapestries, engravings, and musical instruments of the period decorating the interior. The spacious rooms also display a number of unique manuscripts penned by Chopin in his early childhood. Afterward, relax in the lovely botanical park created behind the manor. After touring the museum and its gardens in Zelazowa Wola, visit the Gothic-Renaissance parish church in nearby Brochow. This is the site where Chopin's parents were married and young Frederic was baptized.

Warsaw: Half-Day Private Chopin Tour to Zelazowa Wola

5. Warsaw: Half-Day Private Chopin Tour to Zelazowa Wola

This sightseeing tour (5-hours) visiting some of the places associated with the famous Polish composer Frederic Chopin covers both Warsaw and Zelazowa Wola. On the way to Zelazowa Wola, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the Mazovian countryside. The price includes transportation and a professional guide. This fascinating tour will take you to interesting places such as the following: - Łazienki Garden: monument to Frederic Chopin - The Royal Route: Belvedere Palace, Warsaw Univesity, The Academy of Fine Arts, Holy Cross Church, Convent of the Holy Visit, and Presidential Palace - Ostrogski Castle: Frederic Chopin Museum - Saxon Garden  - Visit to Żelazowa Wola: the birthplace of Frederic Chopin

Warsaw and Zelazowa Wola: Frédéric Chopin Private Tour

6. Warsaw and Zelazowa Wola: Frédéric Chopin Private Tour

The place of birth of Frederic Chopin. Put yourself in the little Frederic’s shoes at his birthplace, Zelazowa Wola, while strolling down the hallways of his old home. See the valuable memorabilia of the Chopin’s family, including the original piano. If you are lucky, you will hear a live piano concert on Sunday afternoon (from May to September). See the Brochow Fortified church, reconstructed in 1665 and built of red brick - one of the most valuable examples of  defensive architecture in Poland. Here Frederic’s parents – Nicholas Chopin and Tekla Justyna Krzyżanowska - were married and Frederic was baptized. Move on to the Chopin Museum; jump back in time and imagine the life of the famous Polish composer. This modern museum includes original manuscripts and documents written by the composer, photographs and sculptures of him, and also letters. It is the world’s largest collection of Chopin memorabilia. His music will lead you through the Royal Route where you can hear his heart beating from the Basilica of the Holy Cross. The Palace of Radzwill (now called the Presidential Palace) is the place where he played his first concert. Afterwards, have a coffee break in one of the oldest restaurants in the city which was one of the composer’s favorite places. To get to know Chopin’s music in more detailed way, visit the Chopin Salon where every day you can hear talented musicians playing concerts of the Chopin's masterpieces. Enjoy it with a glass of traditional Polish drink that will be served for you.

From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

7. From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your driver at the hotel and take a full day trip to Lodz. After a century marred by wartime occupation, economic woes, and industrial decline, Lodz - Poland’s third-largest city - is on the rise. 19th century Lodz was the heart of the Polish textile industry and the sheer number of factories there earned the city its reputation as the “Polish Manchester”. The local economy attracted immigrants from far and wide, with an emphasis on Jewish, Russian, and German culture, as well as that of its native Poles. Travel to this vibrant metropolis to explore its rich cultural heritage and discover the modernist architecture that was once home to the country's richest display of multiculturalism. Arriving to Lodz, meet your guide. The first stop on your route is the Old Town Square, where your guide shares how this area was home to a thriving Jewish community before World War II. Learn how the look of this square changed during and after the war as your guide points out the simple, Soviet-style architecture. Next, walk to the renovated industrial complex of the Manufaktura, which boasts an open-air plaza surrounded by large brick buildings and the longest stretch of fountains in Europe. Head to the Ksiezy Mlyn fabric-making complex, the perfect showcase for the revitalization of the city as it has grown a great deal in recent years. At the end of the tour, discover Piotrkowska Street, a popular avenue full of shops, pubs, restaurants, and sculptures that commemorate famous inhabitants of Lodz. Once you've had your fill of the third-biggest city in Poland, make your way back to Warsaw.

Warsaw: Full-Day Private Tour from Poznan

8. Warsaw: Full-Day Private Tour from Poznan

Wake up early and meet your driver at the hotel. Make your way to the Poznan Glowny railway station where you board a train heading to Warsaw. Get your train ticket by e-mail in advance. On your ticket find a number of a car, compartment and seat. Take a 3,5h scenic train ride from Poznan to Warsaw, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Along the route, take in the stunning city of this charming Eastern European country. Arriving in Warsaw Central (Warszawa Centralna) railway station, look for your guide who awaits you at the platform with your name and shows you all of the city's top attractions. Get to know the sights in Poland's capital on a tour to explore the city of Warsaw. Visit some of the most important sites from the city's long and remarkable past, all as you get to know the city's background and its role in the history of Poland. Start your route with a visit to the city's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the former residence of Polish monarchs at the Royal Castle, the Baroque edifice of Krasinski Palace, the modern columns of the Supreme Court building, and the monument dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Next, visit the city's largest park, Lazienki Park, with famous monument to Frederic Chopin. Take the chance to relax in the beautiful rose garden and among the amazing nature of this place before hopping on the train back to Poznan.

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What people are saying about Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Our tour guide and driver for our 4-hour private tour of Chopin in Warsaw was George. He was both informative and resourceful for our entire tour. For example, he knew that the regular outdoor Chopin concerts had all ended for the season (we took our tour with him on Sept. 15), so, he made sure that we got seating for the Sunday afternoon concert by a professional pianist at the birthplace in Zelazowa Wola. We got to hear a 1st-rate, all-Chopin concert played on a piano within the home where Chopin lived with his family before moving to Warsaw. My wife and I sat just outside the window of his home, and it was just as if we were overhearing Chopin himself playing a medley of his greatest masterpieces. Bravo! Thank you, again, George.

We booked this guided tour which was great, really well laid out and lots of interactive exhibits. However, the prime reason that we enjoyed the museum was in large part due to our excellent guide. An avid pianist and classical music lover she detailed the life of Chopin with such passion and emotion. I particularly loved the room where you could listen to all his different works and the piano which played the music you selected which could be viewed from the overhead gallery. Thanks for a great experience.

Very good and knowledgeable guide. Helped us even after the tour so that we got to the right place, the concert in the old town, with the right bus. She even followed us on the bus so that we really got it right even though she herself was going in the opposite direction

Lovely tour with lots of interesting info not only about Chopin, but also about Warsaw. Our guide, Olga, was charming, knowledgeable, and friendly. It was a wonderful introduction on our first day in Warsaw.

An absolute must for any Chopin fan! George was a fantastic guide and there were so many sights to see.