Things to do in Poznań

Our most recommended things to do in Poznań

Poznan: Old Town Electric Shuttle Tour

1. Poznan: Old Town Electric Shuttle Tour

Embark on a unique tour of Poznan and see over 35 of the city's most iconic and interesting landmarks. Take an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric shuttle equipped with audio guides in 10 languages. Discover the city's most important monuments, visiting the 3 most important areas of Poznan on a tour that last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Drive through the old town lined with medieval streets where you will see the Jewish quarter and the old synagogue, numerous Gothic churches, the Royal Castle.  Next, go to the so-called “Imperial Quarter”, where you will come across the spectacular Imperial Castle, built for the last monarch of the German Empire, William II.  Continue onward to the oldest area of Poznan – Cathedral Island. Feel the unique atmosphere of a small Vatican-like area of immense historical value, where the first Polish bishopric was established in 968.

Poznan: Old Town Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

2. Poznan: Old Town Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

Start the tour by admiring one of the finest churches in Poznań, the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church). This stunning church is known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation in the chapels of the Holy Cross, which features a 16th-century crucifix and the Virgin Mary. Next to it you will see the former Jesuits Collegium. Explore the lively Old Market Square with its interesting medieval architecture, look at the Poznań Town Hall and listen to humorous legends about the goats on top of it. Follow the guide to see the Studzienka Bamberki monument, Gorka Palace, historic tenements, and Fountain of Proserpina. All these highlights are included in 2-hour tour option.   To explore city even better, take the 3-hour tour that also includes the The Polish Theatre in Poznań and Grand Theatre, both made in a great style of architecture. Go further and look at the Imperial Castle and learn about its turbulent history. The castle is now home to the Zamek Culture Centre and supports many artists. Walk around and find the castle’s gardens, right next to which the numerous beautiful buildings of the Adam Mickiewicz University are located, the university named after one of the greatest Polish artistic icons.   If you pick the 5-hour tour, you will have also visit Citadel Park with entrance to the Armored Weaponry Museum, one of main attractions in Poznań. The park is rich in nature with beautiful views and landscapes surrounded by medieval fortifications. Some real weapons are placed outside this museum and some smaller samples and photos are inside.

Poznan: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

3. Poznan: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

Throughout this beer tasting tour in Poznan you will sample the best Polish popular, craft, and regional beer. You will get to know Polish beer, including its history and Polish tradition and customs. You will also learn how Poznan has a huge tradition of craft beer. This fun and cultural evening will offer an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beers. You'll spend time privately with your group of friends or family, with your guide taking care of you personally and explaining to you each beer that you will drink. You will sample beers from major Polish breweries, as well as specialty regional beers from regional Poland and craft beers from microbreweries located in Poznan. You will also be treated to Polish appetizers at your first venue, with each venue you visit providing a different experience, including a unique atmosphere and a selection of beers for you to choose from. During the 2-hour option you will taste a set of 7 beers and some appetizers at 3 different venues. If you want to try more flavors of vodka then the 3-hour option is for you, which will see you sampling 11 beers at 4 different venues with appetizers which are the perfect match to vodka. There is also the option to choose a 4-hour tour if you would like to have the best combination of Polish vodkas and traditional food in 5 venues. Throughout this option you will enjoy 13 beers and more food than you are able to eat.

Poznan: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

4. Poznan: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

The culture of eating has strong roots among Polish people ⁠— let your professional private guide show you the best dishes from Polish cuisine in 2, 3, or 4 carefully chosen local venues. At these places, you will get a special chance to try, compare, and choose your favorite flavors from a wide range of traditional dishes. Combine each option with a guided tour of some of the highlights of Poznan as you go from one venue to the next.  Choose the 2.5-hour option to try a basic set of food in 2 places, including different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties, in addition to one soft drink and cake and coffee/tea (excluding soup and beer). On the 3.5-hour tour, taste tradition Polish food at 3 different venues. Sample 3 kinds of dumplings, different kind of polish meats, other specialities, traditional soup, in addition to one soft drink or beer, as well as cake and coffee/tea. During the tastings, your guide will tell you about some Polish traditions and customs and what meals are related to which occasion.  To explore the culture of Poland even further, opt for the premium 5-hour option, which combines your food tasting and sightseeing with your choice of a beer or vodka (with 8 types of each to choose from). Take a more extensive walk with your guide and see the highlights of Poznan city after a delicious feast.

Poznan: Private Airport Transfer to/from the City

5. Poznan: Private Airport Transfer to/from the City

Skip the lines for taxis on arrival at Poznan Airport, and enjoy a convenient way of traveling to the city center. Enjoy top quality service for a fixed price and travel to every place within Poznan city limits. Avoid excessive transfer fees with a service that provides the best deal in terms of service, quality, and price. Receive a clear indication of the cost on booking. Make your booking and get full assistance, rest assured that your trip will begin and end as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Benefit from vehicle types that are available for different group sizes, ranging from taxis and minibuses for smaller groups, to a 65-seat coach for larger groups.

Poznan Private City Walking Tour from Cathedral Island

6. Poznan Private City Walking Tour from Cathedral Island

Ready for the perfect intro to beautiful Poznan? Begin at the Gothic Cathedral on the Ostrow Tumski (Cathedral Island), and get ready to learn the history and culture of the city. Then take a stroll to the beautiful Old Town, and visit the exquisite Town Hall which overlooks Market Square. Continue your walk to the Baroque Church and the Franciscan Church; the former of which houses a miniature model of medieval Poznan. Further on is Freedom Square, surrounded by impressive 19th-century buildings ncluding The National Museum, Raczynski Library, the Bazar Hotel, and the Arcadia. Your tour ends here, in the prettiest plaza in Poznan.

Poznan: Old Town, Srodka District, & Cathedral Private Tour

7. Poznan: Old Town, Srodka District, & Cathedral Private Tour

Peer into the heart of Poznan on this walking tour of the famous city. Begin at Mickiewicz Square, where you will visit the Collegium Maius building, the famous Opera House, and the magnificent Michiewicz University. Afterwards take a tour round the Imperial Castle, which dates back over 100 years to the city's German era. Continue to the picturesque Srodka District and see the Gothic Cathedral on the island of Ostrow Tumski. Next cross the Chrobry Bridge to enter the splendid Old Town, famous for the Renaissance Town Hall dominating over Market Square. Along the charming streets, discover the impressive baroque church and the Franciscan church that contains a miniature model of old Poznan. Before returning to your hotel, visit Freedom Square which is surrounded by famous 19th century historical buildings including the National Museum, Raczynski Library, Bazar Hotel, and Arcadia.

Poznan Old Town and Croissant Museum Private Walking Tour

8. Poznan Old Town and Croissant Museum Private Walking Tour

Poznan is a pearl and among the best cities in Poland. This medieval city has one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe. As a historic site, Poznan ranks as high as Kracow or Gdansk. It possesses a very rich history, many fascinating legends and beautiful parks with rich nature. Start the tour with admiring one of the finest churches - Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church). This stunning church is known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation in the chapels of the Holy Cross, which features a 16th-century crucifix and the Virgin Mary. Next to it, you will see also former Jesuits Collegium. Look around picturesque Chopin Park. Walk along the town square of Poznan, a path of powerful monarchs years ago. Explore the lively Market Square with interesting medieval architecture. Look at the Town Hall and listen to the funny legend about goats on top of it. Then see the monument of Bamberka, Palace of Gorki, historic tenements and fountain of Proserpina. Follow your guide to Croissant Museum, the famous place which makes regional cakes - St. Marcin’s Croissants with special white poppy seed filling, which has been Poznań's most important sweet delicacy for over 150 years. This unique museum shows Poznan’s customs and traditions and tells history and legends. It is an opportunity to learn some dialect words, try the Croissants, get the recipe of them and help the Rogal (Croissant) Master. Get an extraordinary lesson in a fun way!

Poznan Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour

9. Poznan Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour

Poznan is among the best cities in Poland. This medieval city has one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe and ranks as high as Krakow or Gdańsk. Experience a very rich history, many fascinating legends and beautiful parks with beautiful nature. Start the tour with a stop to the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus, known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation and 16th-century crucifix. See the former Jesuit Collegium and take a peek around the picturesque Chopin Park. Walk along the town square of Poznan, a path tread by powerful monarchs centuries ago.  Explore the lively market square with its interesting medieval architecture and learn about the funny legend of goats atop the town hall. Follow the guide to see the monument of Bamberka, the Palace of Gorki and the fountain of Proserpina. Then take a walk to Citadel Park where you can find many historical monuments and museums. Choose the 4-hour option to visit the Weapons Museum and see an interesting collection of armory, uniforms and photos.

Poznan: Srodka District and Cathedral Island Private Walking

10. Poznan: Srodka District and Cathedral Island Private Walking

Discover the wonders of Poznan, a pearl among the best cities in Poland, on this 3 or 4-hour private tour. Meet your friendly guide and start the tour at the Saint John of Jerusalem Church, a centuries-old building with unique architectural features. Follow our guide into the heart of the Srodka District, passing by a selection of its most attractive buildings including the Roman-Catholic Margaret’s Church, the Cathedral Music School, and the innovative Poznan Gate. Soak up the district’s charming atmosphere as you stroll along its narrow streets and admire a fantastic historical mural. Cross the Bishop Jordan Bridge to reach Ostrow Tumski, also known as Cathedral Island. Head towards Poznan Cathedral, stopping to admire the Palace of Bishops with its monuments of St. Peter and Paul along the way. Arrive at the cathedral and be amazed by its gigantic interior, complete with underground graves and a golden chapel. Afterwards, visit the Mickiewicz University Department of Theology and the Archbishop Seminary, this is where the 3-hour tour ends. Travelers who opt for the 4-hour option continue the tour to Old Town Poznan and its lively market square. Feel immersed in the hustle and bustle of this vibrant hub and learn about the unique medieval architecture that surrounds you. Next, visit the Town Hall, the Monument of Bamberka, the Palace of Gorki, and the Historic Tenements and Fountain of Proserpina. The tour ends at the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus, a stunning Baroque building which houses a 16th-century crucifix.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 53 reviews

We booked the tour online. We were picked up at the agreed time. The trip was worthwhile as an overview. We then visited some of the sights again. Announcements were made via headphones, some of which were no longer up to date, but were commented on by the driver.

Our tour guide was excellent and very friendly. She was very informative and told us lots about the history of Poznań. She also suggested places to visit and good places to go to eat, all of which was much appreciated.

Fantastic tour for myself and friends, we would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get to know the history and good places to go.

It was a very nice tour, you get a lot for your money. A big thanks goes to our guide Anna.

Nice tour, everything was easy to understand from the guide.