PART OF THE TOUR:
1. The Old Town - the oldest historic district of the city
The UNESCO World Heritage Old Town is unmissable - quite literally, seeing as many of the city's attractions and a whole host of cafés, bars and restaurants are located within its environs. Old city - oldest urban settlement in Warsaw as a cohesive team of historic architecture, mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries of the medieval building layout, surrounded by a ring of defensive walls with the XIV century. The old town offers many sights: Royal Castle square with Sigismund's Column, Market square, st. John's Cathedral, narrow streets of Old Town, monuments of Old Town, the Barbican and city walls, New Town street, churches and market Square
2. The Royal Route The Royal Routeis the most representative of the city thoroughfare, where the route joins the old royal residences.The Royal Route begins at Warsaw's Castle Square and runs south along the river down to Ujazdów (king Stanislaus Augustus Summer Residence), finally to arrive at Wilanów (King Jan III Sobieski's Summer Residence).
The most important sights along the Royal Route: St. Anna Church, Presidential Palace, Bristol Hotel, Warsaw University campus, the Holy Cross church with Chopin’s heart, Copernicus monument, Łazienki Royal Park and Palace, Belvedere Palace and others….
3. Łazienki Park and Palace on the Water Łazienki Royal Park - once the Summer Royal Residence contains the Monument to F. Chopin, where open-air piano recitals are held every Sunday in Summer; the Orangerie, within extensive 18th-century gardens and other 18th cent. buildings.
The Palace on the Water is the best viewed from nearby monument to king Jan III Sobieski, on the bridge where Agrykola street crosses the water. Originally built in 1624, for King Zygmunt III Vasa, Zamek Ujazdowski (Ujazdowski Castle) now houses the Centre of Contemporary Art. The Belvedere Palace once owned by King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski, later hosted Poland's 20th-century Presidents. On warm summer days, rowing boats offer short cruises around the park's lake.
4. Today's Warsaw
- Palace of Culture and Science
The Palace of Culture and Science - a gift from Stalin to the city of Warsaw -is the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union. Built between 1952-1955, till 1957 was the tallest building in Europe. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science, but in the wake of destalinization the dedication was revoked; Stalin's name was removed from the interior lobby and one of the building's sculptures. It is now the 187th tallest building in the world. Warsaw todayis a vibrant city with 21st cent. modern architecture. The city centre offers excellent restaurants, cafes and shops….
- modern 21st century architecture
The Warsaw University Library roof garden was designed by the landscape architect Irena Bajerska and opened in 2002. The area is 1 hectare and it has beautiful views of the River Vistula and the city of Warsaw. There are symbolic themes and the planting is lush on a 300mm layer of soil.The library building has green walls and large wall teblets with mathematical formulas,musical scores and famous quotations in various alphabets.It is an excellent example of how publicly accessible greensapce can be made at roof level. The Supreme Court building is another interesting example of modern Warsaw architecture
Grup size Price per person
1 pax 150 EUR
2 pax 80 EUR
3 pax 60 EUR
4 pax 45 EUR
5-12 pax 40 EUR
13-18 pax 35 EUR
19-25 pax 30 EUR
26-34 pax 20 EUR
35-45 pax 15 EUR
Price includes: guiding service, tax, transportation, parking fees
• Royal Castle entrance fee (optional) - 5.5 EUR * per person
• Palace of Culture & Science entrance fee (optional) - 5 EUR * per person
* admissions for 2010
This itinerary is only an example which we can change according to your needs. Please contact us so we tailor a programme exclusively for you.