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Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship

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Our most recommended Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Day Trips

From Poznan: Gniezno, Biskupin, Wenecja Full-Day Trip

1. From Poznan: Gniezno, Biskupin, Wenecja Full-Day Trip

Discover the historic Wielkopolska Region of west-central Poland on a full-day tour from Poznan. The 8-hour sightseeing trip takes you into the heart of Greater Poland to visit 3 of its most spectacular treasures. Departing from Poznan, drive to Gniezno, the first capital and cradle of the Polish state. Explore the Cathedral, famous for its bronze Romanesque doors that depict scenes from St. Adalbert’s life, and for the pure silver coffin of St. Wojciech. Continue to Biskupin, the oldest settlement in Poland. Dating back to the 8th century BC, it is now a superb open-air museum that recreates a life-size model of an Iron Age fortified settlement. After lunch, try to climb on board a narrow gauge railway and ride to the beautiful village of Wenecja, fondly known as the “Pearl of Pałuki.” Visit the fabulous Narrow Gauge Train Museum, which boasts a stylish waiting room and many kinds of old locomotives and carriages. But don’t depart until you have heard the legend of the Wenecja devil, and seen the ruins of its castle on the bank of the lake.

Small-Group Tour from Warsaw to Torun with Lunch

2. Small-Group Tour from Warsaw to Torun with Lunch

Begin your city tour in the hearth of Torun – Rynek (Main Square). In the middle of the square you will find a Gothic town hall, which houses town museum. Inside you may see rich collection of sculptures, paintings and stained glass. You are strongly recommended to climb the tower (extra paid) to admire gorgeous panorama of Torun and the Vistula river. In front of the entrance there is a bronze statue of Mikołaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus). Around the Rynek have a look at mansions of the Hansa merchants like Pod Gwiazdą or Dwór Artusa. Most of them are richly decorated and well-preserved. Just next to the Main Square you will visit the Holy Spirit’s Church and Saint Mary’s Church. The second one comes from 14th century and was founded by Franciscans. You will be charmed by genuine organ from the beginning of 16th century, medieval tombstones and colorful stained glass. Afterwards you may admire the magnificent Saint John’s Cathedral. Some of the oldest elements of this enormous building date from the 13th century. Through the years this church was a religious centre for local community and was a witness of an important christian ceremonies – Mikołaj Kopernik was baptized here. Visiting the cathedral listen to the history of “Tuba Dei” – the biggest medieval bell in Poland from 1500. The tour also includes a visit to one of the following places: Live Gingerbread Museum, The Nicholas Copernicus House, Planetarium or Ethnographic Museum.

From Warsaw: Full-Day Private Visit to Torun

3. From Warsaw: Full-Day Private Visit to Torun

Learn about the charming city of Torun, one of the few Polish cities to escape major damage in World War II. Snap pictures of the beautifully preserved Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was included in the list of the Seven Wonders of Poland in 2007.  The day starts with pickup from your accommodation in a Mercedes Benz. Travel with up to 6 passengers to Torun with your English-speaking driver and meet your local guide.  Explore the Old Town, the New City, and the Teutonic Castle and admire the city defense walls and fortified towers that form part of the skyline. Learn about the founding of Torun by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century and see the ruins of the castle, left pretty much unchanged since its destruction by disgruntled medieval townsfolk. Visit St John's Cathedral, home to the seven-ton Tuba Dei (God's Trumpet), one of the largest medieval bells in Europe. Said to be the place where the world-famous astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, was baptized, it is also where the heart of King Jan Olbracht is buried.  Explore the picturesque Old Town and admire the Leaning Tower, which is displaced 1.5 meters from where it would be if the tower were completely verticle.  Next, choose between following in the footsteps of Nicolaus Copernicus in a visit to his former home turned multimedia museum or check out the Gingerbread Museum, a former factory that popularized gingerbread all over the world.  Take a break for lunch during the tour before the return transfer to Warsaw.

Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Warsaw

4. Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Warsaw

Take a trip to the UNESCO heritage site of Torun, considered by many to be the best example of a medieval Gothic town and one of Poland’s oldest cities. Torun was the birthplace of great Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who is credited with the discovery that our earth is not at the center of the universe. During the guided walk through the old town see the Copernicus House and the Cathedral with its bell tower that offers splendid view over the city. After touring the Old Town, spend your time to hunt for souvenirs! You might want to sample the local gingerbread, which is a specialty of Torun, made according to old recipes and methods that date to the 16th century. On the way back to your hotel relax and slip in our luxorious car.

From Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia: Guided Day Tour to Torun

5. From Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia: Guided Day Tour to Torun

Take a trip to the UNESCO heritage site of Torun, considered by many to be the best example of a medieval Gothic town and one of Poland’s oldest cities. Start with pickup from your hotel in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gydynia. Travel to Torun and upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the city. During the guided walk through the old town see the Copernicus House and the Cathedral with its bell tower that offers a splendid view over the city. After touring the Old Town, spend your time hunting for souvenirs. You might want to sample the local gingerbread, which is a specialty of Torun, made according to old recipes and methods that date to the 16th century. After some free time, return to your accommodation.

From Gdansk: Private Torun Van and Walking Tour

6. From Gdansk: Private Torun Van and Walking Tour

Embark on a private journey from Gdansk to Torun in the comfort of your own car or van, depending on the size of your group. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site's gothic architecture, taste its famous gingerbread, and learn about its astronomer, Copernicus, from your local guide. Meet your driver in Gdansk, then sit back and relax on your 2-hour ride, taking in the scenery along your route. Once in Torun, meet your guide and go on a walking tour. Along the way, see the Town Square with the gothic Town Hall, Artus Court, the Nicolaus Copernicus Monument and his birth house. Marvel at St. Johns' Cathedral, the medieval Leaning Tower, the Raftsman Fountain, and more. After the tour, stop for a spot of lunch at your own pace and make sure to try some of the gingerbread the town is famous for.

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