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  • Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

    1. Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

    Explore Warsaw at your own pace and get to know the historic and modern sides to the city on the panoramic hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. The tour starts at the monumental Palace of Culture and Science, the highest building in Poland. Enjoy fantastic views of the city from the 30th floor, before you head off to explore further. History buffs will love the Warsaw Rising Museum, where the city’s turbulent history is brought to life through more than 1,000 exhibits, while the National Museum contains over 400 works by Poland’s greatest artists. Take the kids to meet the famous native brown bears of Warsaw Zoo, and see 500 other species of native and exotic animals while you are there. Choose from two lines: Red Route: 1. Palace of Culture & Science (Dworzec Centralny 14) 2. A- Grzybowski Market Square (Plac Grzybowski 1) 3. Old Town (Stare Miasto 05) 4. B - Warsaw University Librar...

    Wycieczka była dobrze zorganizowana. Miała ciekawą trasę i dobrze przygotowany system informacyjny. Miejsca zatrzymania autobusu były dobrze oznaczone. Jedyną słabością oferty jest pani w informacji telefonicznej. Jest opryskliwa i niegrzeczna. Niechętnie udziela informacji.

  • 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...

    This was a fun experience. The playing was beautiful, the setting intimate, and we were very happy with the entire evening!

  • Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

    3. 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.

    Rejs był cudowny . Płynęłam wzdłuż warszawskiego Starego Miasta , a załoga łodzi pokazywała mi poszczególne miejsca miasta od strony Wisły . Uśmiechnięci i bardzo mili . W następny rejs koniecznie zabiorę dzieci . Polecam z całego serca .

  • Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

    4. Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

    Learn about the centuries of Jewish history in Poland, from when the first communites settled in the country, right up until the present day. Explore 8 different galleries that will educate in an interactive way through visual and audio materials, as well as artifacts and paintings. Discover more about the most significant moments of Jewish history in the country. This includes the birth of the communities, the role of individual Jewish figures throughout Polish society, and how the Holocaust drastically impacted the Jews of Poland. See also how is their culture being revived after the Second World War.

    Very nice and informative museum. We spent over 2 hours and enjoyed thoroughly... really good to know Jews history with respect to Poland.

  • From Warsaw: Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour by Train with Pickup

    5. From Warsaw: Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour by Train with Pickup

    Travel from Warsaw and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with a pre-booked ticket. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant tour with a licensed guide and enjoy the convenience of tour with a roundtrip train ride to Krakow and private pickup services. Get picked up in the early morning from your accommodation in Warsaw and be taken to the train station with a private vehicle. Your driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. Be welcomed in Krakow by an English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation. After arriving at the Auschwitz I Museum, follow a certified educator around the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the ...

  • Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

    6. Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

    During this 3-hour tour you will explore the real-life neighborhoods, streets, and homes that made up the Warsaw Ghetto, the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Europe during World War II. Learn from a professional guide who will weave together the harrowing stories of everyday life in the ghetto while you explore fragments of the ghetto walls, the last street of the ghetto, and the still-functioning synagogue that survived the Second World War. Learn about the history of this haunting place where German authorities imprisoned Jews, located in the Muranów neighborhood of the Polish capital, between October and November 1940. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were located in this area of four square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, disease and more than 300,000 were killed in the nearby Treblinka extermination camp. Disco...

    Czesław Was our guide and he was amazing. His passion & expertise was flawless. We are US tourist and with CoVID we wanted a private tour. Can’t express how much we loved our guide Czesław

  • From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Private Transfer

    7. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Private Transfer

    Get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. Meet your driver and climb into a private car or minivan, then set off for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide. Block no. 11, known as the Death Block, was where people were murdered at the Wall of Death. Outside the camp, see the gas chamber, where 70,000 people were killed in 1940-1943. Watch a film made after the liberation of the camp which is shown in various language version within the museum. After this, head over to the Birkenau sect...

    Experience of a lifetime that everyone should live....it's a must whenever someone comes to Poland.

  • Warsaw: Wilhelm Sasnal Exhibition at the POLIN Museum

    8. Warsaw: Wilhelm Sasnal Exhibition at the POLIN Museum

    Even though Wilhelm Sasnal’s artworks have received wide international acclaim, they are rarely exhibited in Poland. The exhibition at POLIN Museum will be the first individual presentation of the artist’s oeuvre at a Polish museum and will include works completed over the course of the past two decades. Some of approximately sixty artworks will be presented for the first time and produced especially for the exhibition at POLIN Museum. Sasnal’s works are included in the most renowned collections in the world, among them: Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His art deals with everyday life and with social processes; it tells the story of growing up at a time of political transformation from socialism to a new brave world of capitalism, of the politics of commemoration, and of settling accounts with t...

    Beautiful building and a fantastic exhibition of one of Poland’s most important contemporary artists!

  • From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Pickup and Lunch

    9. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Pickup and Lunch

    Travel from Warsaw and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant tour with a licensed guide and enjoy the convenience of tour that includes the entrance ticket, a private transfer, and a delicious lunch. After your scenic journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward,...

  • Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

    10. Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

    Join this guided tour of the Palace of Culture and Science, one of the highest and most magnificent buildings in Warsaw and visible from almost all places in the city. As an added perk, skip the line to the viewing terrace. During the tour, discover the characteristic interiors of the Palace of Culture and Science: ballrooms with excellent woodwork, conference rooms with original furniture and equipment from the ’50s, and majestic marble staircases. Your tour guide will bring you closer to the entire history of the building from 1952 until now. Enjoy entertaining stories and anecdotes as you walk through the building’s history. At the end of your journey, skip the line to the elevator and go to the viewing terrace on the 30th floor to discover a beautiful view of the city. You’ll never look at the Palace of Culture and Science in the same way after this tour.

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What people are saying about Warsaw

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 989 reviews

I had the most amazing tour in this trip. Kris, my driver (also the tour agency owner) is wonderful and made my commute easy. He also gave me other insights on other places to visit in Warsaw. Waldemar, my tour guide at Wolfe Laire was wonderful! He was so knowledgeable about the history and the place and was also a great photographer for me along the way. He knew exactly where the best views were to take pictures. The weather and everything were perfect. I didn't want to leave... Though the commute is quite far (4 hours 1 way from Warsaw) but every single minute was so worth it. I am so glad that I visited this place during my stay in Poland. I will DEFINITELY recommend everyone to visit Wolf Laire when in Poland. Poland is so amazing and this is a site you do not want to miss!

Fantastic tour! Very rich in Poland history, just what I needed. The driver was so nice. My tour guide Olav(I’m not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgeable and patience with all of our questions. I love how passionate he was talking about Polish history. He also pointed out some great restaurants about certain food in the old town which I went back to have- the Polish sweet dumplings. They were delicious!!! I have a complete different view about Poland after my visit to Poland and May I tell you how much I love Poland?!

Rejs był cudowny . Płynęłam wzdłuż warszawskiego Starego Miasta , a załoga łodzi pokazywała mi poszczególne miejsca miasta od strony Wisły . Uśmiechnięci i bardzo mili . W następny rejs koniecznie zabiorę dzieci . Polecam z całego serca .

Started a little late but the knowledge of the guide made up for it. She was born here and her presentation of historical facts and stories was light years ahead of our other tour guide.

This was a fun experience. The playing was beautiful, the setting intimate, and we were very happy with the entire evening!