Toruń UNESCO sites

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Torun Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

1. Torun Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Small, adorable, charming and big history. All these words perfectly described Torun city. Admire an authentic Old Town city which wasn’t destroyed during the wars. It has one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe. As a historic site Torun ranks as high as Cracow or Gdansk. It was even included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Start your 2-hours tour from Theatre of Wilam Horzycy and admire this white and nice building. Nextly you will see the Planetarium - the unique attraction showing lesson about universe. During this trip you will discover many interesting monuments as John Paul II, Nicolaus Copernicus, the Donkey and more. Look inside fair Church of Holy Spirit. Hear the legend and try to stand upright under the Leaning Tower. Feel the vibe of Market Square and Arthur’s Court. Stop at scenic spot and look at beautiful Vistula River. Then continue to the stunning Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. To explore the city even better choose 3-hours option and follow guide to discover ruins of Church and Dominican monastery. Walk toward remains of Teutonic Knights - Medieval Defensive City Walls which symbolizes old-time power of knights. Now you can step like one of them. See also a unique and nice construction of Baj Theatre. In 4-hours option you will also enter fantastic Museum House of Nicolas Copernicus. The exhibitions show his life, his history and achievements. Get familiar with history of the most known astronomer and scientist who change the way of thinking about world. Step into his cosmos world in his authentic house.

Torun: Family-Friendly Historical Walking Tour

2. Torun: Family-Friendly Historical Walking Tour

​Visit Torun, a medieval city with one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe. As a historic site Torun ranks as high as Krakow or Gdansk. See why it was included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, as the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus – an astronomer renowned for his astronomical observations and heliocentric theory of the universe. On your tour, prepare to discover the Amber Court Museum and People-Ships-Ports. Give your little explorers the opportunity to become professional climbers or astronomers. Conquer approximately 200 stairs and see Toruń from the height of 40 meters. At the end of the tour, enter the completely unknown world of Toruń gingerbread with a visit to the Living Museum Of Gingerbread, a great place to spend time for both children and adults. Prepare yourself for many exciting experiences and tasks. Alongside these incredible adventures, your guide will describe historic architecture, tell you about Middle Ages events and contemporary history.

From Gdansk: Private Torun Van and Walking Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Toruń: Full-Day Tour of the City of Copernicus

5. Toruń: Full-Day Tour of the City of Copernicus

Travel back in time and explore the charming old city of Toruń on the banks of the River Vistula. With easy pick-ups from the Tri-City towns of Gdańsk, Sopot, and Gdynia, you will drive south to see all the most significant monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, a guide will meet you to lead you through the Old Town, starting with the Leaning Tower, part of the city’s medieval walls. Left undamaged by World War II, the Old Town of Toruń was inscribed by UNESCO in 1997 for its largely intact medieval street plan and outstanding buildings. You will also explore the adjacent New Town, founded in 1264 and amalgamated into the Hanseatic League 12 years later. Admire the red-brick merchant houses and Gothic spires of churches, such as the late Gothic Church of St. James. Go to the ruins of the Castle of the Teutonic Order, destroyed by the town’s residents in 1454. Step into the house where Nicolaus Copernicus was born, and learn about his life and work in astronomy, continued at the Planetarium. Finally, sample some of Toruń’s famous gingerbread, baked according to a 16th-century recipe.

From Warsaw: Full-Day Private Visit to Torun

6. 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.

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Lucas was full of great stories about the local history, he really brought to life the interesting people and places that he showed us, we had an amazing time, would definitely recommend!