Private-Warsaw Old Town Tour: Discover the main attractions of the wonderful Warsaw; learn all about its history and feel its culture at the same time!
* See how the other half lived in the precious palaces of Krasinski and Jablonowski
* Be artsy whilst you make your way around The Grand Theatre also known as The Opera House
* Stroll around the cultural hub of the city: Theatre Square.
Walk around the UNESCO heritage site of the Old Town which was originally built in the 13th century but later restored after World War 2. It is jam packed full of restaurants, cafés and shops for you to check out. You’ll be surrounded by medieval architecture, the best exhibits of this are definitely at the Barbican and St. John's Cathedral. After that, you’ll head North to see Warsaw’s New Town which dates back to the 15th century. Just like the Old Town, the New Town was destroyed and rebuilt after the war.
Meander around the park behind The Krasiski Palace which was where the rich and famous would often gather. The National Library’s incunabula can be found inside but as the palace is not open to the public, you’ll have to try to steal a glance from outside. This palace is regarded as one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Warsaw.
On to The Jablonowski Palace; it has undergone a multitude of restorations but it now serves as a head office of a bank. Despite its many changes and many uses, the main building still manages to keep its pre-1936 design and some pieces of the palace furniture are exhibited in the Gate Tower.
Finish off by people watching as you peruse the place to be: Theatre Square. This square is home to one of the biggest theatres in Europe and in the world! Not only is it known for theatre; you can enjoy opera and ballet under the same roof! This is a real treat for lovers of the arts. The fascinating early 19th century façade was the only feature to have survived the war; after the restoration The Grand Theatre was improved at such a rate that it became one of the best-equipped theatres around. The institution sums up Polish culture perfectly.
Duration: Approx. 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am and at 2pm.
Languages: Confirmed: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian or Polish. Under request and subject to availability: Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, Dutch and Finnish.
Excludes: Entrance fee to the Royal Castle.