Poznań
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  • Poznań: Old Town Walking Tour with Private Local Guide

    1. Poznań: Old Town Walking Tour with Private Local Guide

    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 ...

    I had a very wonderful tour with Ola ( Alekdandra ) who is most charming and very highly educated and an art and architecture historian, who is very involved in Poznan’s cultural affairs and its preservation. She showed me a great deal of the beauty of Poznan and it’s fascinating history. It was really like taking a college course If you are lucky enough to visit Poznan you must request Ola as your guide.

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

    2. 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. You’ll continue on to the picturesque Srodka District, where you will visit 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, you’ll visit Freedom Square which is surrounded by famous 19th century historical buildings including the National Museum, Raczynski Library, ...

  • Poznan: Srodka District & Cathedral Island Private Tour

    3. Poznan: Srodka District & Cathedral Island Private Tour

    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 ...

  • Poznan Private City Walking Tour from Cathedral Island

    4. 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.

  • Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Gdansk or Poznan

    5. Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Gdansk or Poznan

    See one of the best examples of a medieval Gothic town in Poland, and one of the country’s oldest cities on a full-day guided tour from Gdansk or Poznan. Torun was the birthplace of Copernicus, the renowned astronomer who made the crucial discovery that Earth is not the center of the universe. During a walking tour of Torun’s Old Town you’ll visit the Copernicus House and the cathedral with its bell tower. Admire the splendid views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the tower. After seeing the sights of Old Town, there will be time to hunt for souvenirs. Try the gingerbread, a specialty of Torun that’s baked according to recipes dating from the 16th century! At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in either Gdansk or Poznan.

  • Poznan: Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour

    6. 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 m...

  • From Warsaw: Poznan Small Group Day Trip with Lunch

    7. From Warsaw: Poznan Small Group Day Trip with Lunch

    Explore Poland’s 5th-largest city, a historic destination is known for its colorful, Renaissance-style builds and old-world charm. Start the city tour at the Main Square, one of the most picturesque market squares in Poland. The colorful townhouses create a fairytale atmosphere around the Town Hall which is located right in the middle of the square. It is a 16th century renaissance masterpiece. Today it houses Museum of History of the City of Poznan. At noon you can watch the traditional duel of the Town Hall goats.  Move on to one of the local shops or bakeries and buy a delicious St. Martin’s croissant, a symbol of Poznan.  Have a stroll over to the Imperial Castle. Its Neo-Romanesque style will surely take your breath away. It is a  historical palace just in the middle of the city, which served as the provincial residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Built in the first decade of the 20th ...

  • From Poznan: Full-Day Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

    8. From Poznan: Full-Day Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

    On this full-day tour from Poznan you will travel to Warsaw to explore the famous sights of Poland’s capital city. You will start the tour by travelling 3 hours by train from Poznan to Warsaw, where you will meet your tour guide. In Warsaw you will visit Łazienki Park, where you will see the Palace on the Water and the Roman theatre on an island in the lake. Transfer along the Royal Route to the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can walk through the medieval cobblestone streets dominated by the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Continue on to the New Town, where you will see the Krasinski Palace, the Palace of Justice, and the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising. Throughout the tour you will also see the Grand Theatre and Opera House, the Jablonowski Palace, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Saxon Gardens. At the end of the tour you will transfer back to Warsaw Central...

  • From Poznan: Treasures of Wielkopolska Full-Day Private Tour

    9. From Poznan: Treasures of Wielkopolska Full-Day Private Tour

    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, you will 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, climb on board a narrow gauge railway and ride to the beautiful village of Wenecja, fondly known as the “Pearl of Pałuki.” You will visit the fabulous Narrow Gauge Train Museum, which boasts a stylish waiting room and ma...

  • Poznan: Private City Walking Tour

    10. Poznan: Private City Walking Tour

    Join a local guide and embark on a private walking tour of Poznan. Be led on an unforgettable and fascinating journey to understand 1,000 years of rich history as you visit the city’s most extraordinary historical monuments. Begin in the old market square where you can enjoy the beauty of the town hall from the sixteenth century, built by the Italian architect Giovanni Baptista Quadro. Continue to the Parish Church of San Estanislao, one of the baroque jewels of the old town. Learn the importance of the Hotel Bazar, an important symbol of national identity and Poland’s heroic struggle for independence. Carry on to the Royal Castle and the former Jewish quarter. Get a better understanding of the history of the Hebrew population in this area of Poland over the centuries as you stand outside the old synagogue. Visit the oldest area of Poznan - the Cathedral Island situated on the other ...

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What people are saying about Poznań

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Excellent customer service!

The tour was very nice. Had a great time with our knowledgeable tour guide Anna. What took the experience to another level is the customer service that I had to contact because of my own mistake. I booked the tour twice (don’t ask me how or why) and didn’t notice it until the time of the tour. I called the polish rep and he told me to email headquarters since I booked everything online. Within just a couple of hours they deposited the extra charge back to my account. I just emailed them what happened, no questions asked whatsoever. Superb!

Great Tour with the Wonderful Ola As My Guide

I had a very wonderful tour with Ola ( Alekdandra ) who is most charming and very highly educated and an art and architecture historian, who is very involved in Poznan’s cultural affairs and its preservation. She showed me a great deal of the beauty of Poznan and it’s fascinating history. It was really like taking a college course If you are lucky enough to visit Poznan you must request Ola as your guide.

Good visit with a friendly and professional guide Joanna.

Very pleasant visit with an excellent person Joanna, nice as a good guide of the city. We really liked it! We recommend it.