Things to do in
Warsaw

Poland’s capital is an open-air history book, from the medieval old town to the contemporary museums.

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Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

1. Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

Climb aboard a traditional wooden sailboat and enjoy an intimate, hour-long sightseeing cruise along the Vistula River. Your tour departs from the Copernicus Centre pier, where you will board your traditional 12-person Galar ship. Drift along the river towards the historic old town on a boat that was designed according to principles of folk boatbuilding. Discover the rich history and unique, natural views as you approach downtown Warsaw to get a unique perspective of the city’s skyscrapers and stadium. Look out for the parks and natural refuges along the right bank of the river before being returned to the pickup point.

Warsaw: Chopin Concert in the Old Town

2. Warsaw: Chopin Concert in the Old Town

The Time for Chopin concert series is a celebration of one of Warsaw's most famous geniuses, Frederic Chopin. The daily concerts are carried out by different pianists and you will hear different interpretations of each piece, a theme for fascinating conversations. An equally inspiring experience to both guests and performers, these shows allow you to hear well-known works from a different perspective each time. The project is created by outstanding pianists with a passion for Frederic Chopin's music. The pianists were assisted in their creative development, influencing artistic formation and depth of interpretation. As a guest, you are one of the key elements of the Time for Chopin project - your presence and perception of music of Frederic Chopin is the most important aspect. The chamber mood of the concert hall promotes a peculiar musical dialogue with the auditorium in the course of the performance of a solo concert. Deepening your involvement still, after the concert there is time to exchange opinions between guests and the artist.

Warsaw Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

3. Warsaw Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

Get ready for a legendary night out with amazing people on this Warsaw pub crawl. Start the night off right with an open bar on beer, wine, and mixed drinks (with whiskey, vodka, gin or rum) for 1 hour. Your party group will enjoy drinking games such as flip cup, beer pong or 5s to get to know each other. After the open bar, your fun guides will take you on to 3 other cool bars and make sure you get a free shot at each place. Continue to a nightclub, which is the final stop. The pub crawl ends at a cool club in the city center with VIP skip-the-line entry. A shot will be waiting inside for you as well!

Warsaw: Chopin Concert at the Fryderyk Concert Hall Ticket

4. Warsaw: Chopin Concert at the Fryderyk Concert Hall Ticket

Immerse yourself into the world of Chopin's music and enjoy one of the daily concerts at the beautiful Warsaw venue dedicated to him. Located in the heart of the Old Town, The Fryderyk Concert Hall, emulates the look, feel, and intimate 19th-century musical salon performances known to Chopin. Enjoy some of Chopin's masterpieces being performed by professors of Fryderyk Chopin Warsaw University, graduates of The Juilliard School, The Royal Academy of Music, and the University of Music in Vienna. Discover Chopin’s famous compositions, such as the Revolutionary Étude, Polonaise A-flat Major “Heroic”, “Rain Prelude”, nocturnes, and virtuoso etudes. Sip a glass of wine during the break, as the host answers questions from curious guests and recounts stories of Chopin’s life and the building.

Warsaw Old Town 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

5. Warsaw Old Town 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

Explore the historic streets and sites of Warsaw on a 21st-century mode of transport, and Segway your way around the Old Town for 90 minutes. The self-balancing, environmentally-friendly electric scooters avoid the need for long and tiring walks. Instead, jump aboard and ride your own Segway from location to location. After a brief training session, the tour heads past the most important buildings and monuments of the city. Your guide will relate their history and recommend other places to visit during your stay in Warsaw. Get panoramic views of the Vistula River, check out the fountains of the new Multimedia Fountain Park, glide past royal residencies, and Segway along Krakowskie Przedmieście; the oldest avenue in Warsaw.

Warsaw: Polish Food Tour

6. Warsaw: Polish Food Tour

During the course Polish Food Tour, you'll have the opportunity to taste between a large number of Polish delicacies different while visiting 3 to 5 restaurants in the historical centre of the city. You'll be guided by a food expert who will explain to you all the different aspects of the food that you'll be trying, from the ingredients to the history to how it's made. If you want to know what to eat in Poland, this is the way to go. You get to try many different things that make up the Polish gastronomical experience. Come hungry because there is a lot to try and you will need an empty stomach in order to enjoy everything that's on offer. 

Warsaw: 4-Hour Polish Food Tour

7. Warsaw: 4-Hour Polish Food Tour

When most people think about Polish cuisine, there is one thing that springs to mind - “pierogi.” But these tasty cheese and potato dumplings are served in all the English-speaking restaurants. For a more unusual taste of Poland, take this 4-hour food tour of Warsaw and learn what Polish cuisine is really all about. Savor Polish dishes in 4-6 carefully selected establishments, and hear the stories behind them. Discover why the Poles complain about the quality of the bread, and why they sometimes long for food produced in the 1970s. Learn why you can’t trust an invitation for “a cup of coffee,” and much more. Be prepared for the equivalent of a full meal, with dessert of course! But as you’ll do some walking, you’ll be able to work off some of the calories as you go - just remember to wear a pair of comfortable shoes.

3-Hour Guided Cycling Tour of Warsaw

8. 3-Hour Guided Cycling Tour of Warsaw

On this 3-hour tour you’ll have a comfy city bike and an expert guide who’ll take you to impressive places in Warsaw. Bike through the famous Royal Route, the Old Town and get panoramic views of central Warsaw from the banks of the Vistula River. See the University Library rooftop gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Palace of Culture and Science.  The duration of the tour is 3 hours and covers about 9 miles, cycling at a very relaxed pace. A break for refreshments is planned at the midpoint of the tour.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small Group Tour with Lunch

9. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small Group Tour with Lunch

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Warsaw and journey to the village of Oświęcim. Enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a guided tour of the Nazi concentration camps of World War II. Hear how more than 1.3 million Jews and prisoners from Poland, France and Italy were murdered by the Nazis. See the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate and learn the origins of the camp and what life was like for the prisoners. Visit original sites such as the railway ramps, watchtowers and other reminders of the terrible events. Take a poignant trip through history in the museum and see period photos and personal artifacts that bring the past to life.

Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

10. Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Experience an informative and impressive tour of the Warsaw Ghetto. The topic of this tour is the history of the establishment and liquidation of the largest ghetto in Europe. In 1940 the Nazis established the ghetto in the heart of Warsaw. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were crammed in an area of 4 square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, and disease and more than 300,000 were killed in Treblinka extermination camp. As a result of the attempt to completely liquidate the ghetto, an uprising broke out in 1943. The unequal struggle between the rebels against the armed German troops lasted nearly one month. In revenge, the Nazis completely destroyed the ghetto. It was survived by only a few Jews including Władysław Szpilman, the hero of the movie “The Pianist” by Roman Polanski. Before the Second World War, the second largest Jewish community lived in Warsaw, making up 30 percent of the entire city population. Within less than 3 years, the Jewish community no longer existed in Warsaw. During this 3-hour tour you will explore the real places and hear authentic stories. Discover fragments of the ghetto walls, the last street of the ghetto, and neighborhoods that were located within the ghetto. Visit the only synagogue that survived the Second World War and is still in operation. Find out where the supposed logic of destruction came from and how the plan of the final solution was put into action. Learn about everyday life in the ghetto, why the Jews took up arms, and who helped them. Discover the symbolism of the Umschlagplatz (collection point) and the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. Although the ghetto has no longer existed for a long time, its history needs to be told.

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    Warsaw experiences cold winters and warm summers, and in winter, the snow can get heavy. Summer is the best time to visit.

  • How long to spend in Warsaw?

    Warsaw is an interesting city, but 2 days is enough to to take some tours and see all the sights. If you want some more down time, then 5 days might be a better option.

Good to know

  • Language
    Polish
  • Currency
    Polish złoty (zł)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +48
  • Best time to visit
    From June to September, the weather is warmer, the days longer, and there are plenty of outdoor festivals and events to keep you entertained!

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What people are saying about Warsaw

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,552 reviews

It was a private tour. The driver was punctual and pick up from the hotel. The driver was very friendly, speaks English and had good conversation throughout the journey. Safe driving was important. The tour inside the castle was with audio guide and was very efficient and informative. The lunch was decent. The Walk in tour in Gdansk was so much fun with the tour guide. Overall I am happy with the trip.

Our driver picked us up at appointed time and place. She was professional, knowledgable, personable, and fun. We spent 16 hours with her and enjoyed ever minute. Highly recommend this service.

Our guide Maxs was funny, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and interesting. This is the ideal way to discover Warsaw and highly recommend.

Great tour, very friendly and well informed guide, fluent in several languages!

Overall was good experience. The musician was fantastic!