Mazovia Province Architecture

Our most recommended Mazovia Province Architecture

Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

1. 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 local 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.

From Warsaw: Private tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ

2. From Warsaw: Private tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations in Warsaw. Take a drive deep into the Masurian woods, a beautiful countryside full of forests and lakes. Arrive at the Wolf’s lair and meet your English-speaking guide. Venture deep into the complex of bunkers. The site functioned as its own independent city during the war, complete with its own power plant, water supply, cinema, casino, central telephone-radio, airport and railway station. An 800 hectacre complex was hidden in the forest. Learn about the time that Hitler spent at the Wolf’s Lair. See the room where the failed assassination attempt on Hitler’s life took place. Afterwards, drive back to your accommodations in Warsaw.

Warsaw: Afternoon Public City Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

3. Warsaw: Afternoon Public City Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

Climb aboard a comfortable, coach and take in the sights of Warsaw on this guided sightseeing tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. Pass through the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, Castle Square, and the Praga District.  Hop aboard the bus which has plenty of space to stretch out your legs and head to Old Town. View Castle Square and the Royal Castle, where the Polish monarchs resided from 1596 until 1795 and the Polish President briefly took residence in 1918. Get the chance to see King Sigismund's III Column, the first secular monument in Poland. Admire the Gothic church of St. John's Cathedral, where the sarcophagi contain the remains of eminent Poles. Look at the architecture of the Old Town Market Square and Barbican, before visiting the former Jewish Ghetto. Stop briefly at the Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto and see the awe-inspiring contemporary architecture of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.  Go to Umschplag Platz and Mila Street to discover the site of the bunker where the leader of the Ghetto Uprising, Mordehal Anielewicz, committed suicide. Journey along the "Royal Route" admiring the aristocratic residences and famous monuments. Take in sights like the Holy Cross Church, where an urn contains the heart of Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849). Finally, walk through the Royal Park to experience the city's urban oasis at Lazienk park.   Admire the "Palace on the Water," the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Cruise by sights like the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Warsaw Uprising monument, and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. Go to the Warsaw Praga District (if traffic allows) and see sights like the the National Stadium, St. Florian's Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, and Targowa and Ząbkowska Street.  Drive by the monument of the Brotherhood of Arms and the 19th-century vodka factory of the Koneser with its unique view of Warsaw Old Town from the Dąbrowski Bridge.

Skip-the-line Lazienki Park & Palace Private Tour and Cruise

4. Skip-the-line Lazienki Park & Palace Private Tour and Cruise

Visit Lazienki Palace and park on this private guided tour. You'll discover the magnificent palace set in the largest park in Warsaw with skip-the-line tickets. Explore the many richly ornamented chambers, including the Solomon Room, the Bathing Room, and the King’s Bedroom. Then, your private guide will take you on a gondola cruise through the water canals in the park. You'll hear stories about the park and palace, learn the origins of the name, and get a chance to see the Belweder Palace. If you're lucky you'll also get to see some of the park's beautiful resident peacocks.

Warsaw: Old Town, Royal Castle, and Wilanow Palace Tour

5. Warsaw: Old Town, Royal Castle, and Wilanow Palace Tour

Explore Warsaw in small groups and avoid big tour buses and crowded transport. Rely on door-to-door transport by a friendly, English-speaking driver and informative audioguides available in Polish, English, German, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish to help you get acquainted with the main attractions.  Stop first at the Warsaw Old Town, which consists of the central city square surrounded by characteristic tenements. Spot the centrally-situated fountain with a sculpture of a siren, the city symbol. Enter the impressive Royal Castle, one of Warsaw's most iconic and historically-significant landmarks. See Sigismund’s Column while you're at Castle Square, known as the first secular monument in the form of a column in modern history. Wander to the nearby Pilsudski Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Travel the famous Royal Route, the most prominent artery of the city that connects two former royal residences, and check out the atmospheric cafes, restaurants, and art galleries that line it.  Hop back on your small-group transport to visit the magnificent Royal Palace of King Jan III Sobieski. The origins of the palace date back to 1677, although in time it became a magnificent villa surrounded by phantasmal gardens after subsequent owners expanded the grounds. Discover the traces of former residents that remain in the palace, from their interests and customs to the magnificent collections of artworks they amassed. Learn about the history of Warsaw and its place in a larger European context. See sights in the palace including the White Hall, the statue of Jan III Sobieski, the chapel, the King’s library, the King’s bedroom, the Grand Vestibule, the Queen’s bedroom, the Etruscan cabinet, the museum, and the baroque gardens.

From Warsaw: Tour to Malbork Castle and Gdansk or Sopot

6. From Warsaw: Tour to Malbork Castle and Gdansk or Sopot

Depart Warsaw and journey to the delta of the Vistula River to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and the largest castle complex in Europe by land area. Look inside the castle complex to admire the courtyard and cloisters of the High Castle, and discover where feasts where held at the Summer Refectory. Admire the Gothic architecture of the Grand Masters' Palace in the Middle Castle. Continue to the historic city of Gdansk to take a walk around the Old Town, and pass the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy) where the annual Christmas Market is held. See the Amber Museum, housed in the former Prison Tower, and walk through the richly decorated Golden Gate to enter Long Market leading to Green Gate. Journey back to the Middle Ages at Artus Court, where wealthy merchants would gather in the evenings in former times. Spot the colorful Dutch House (Dom Holenderski) and take a break at Neptune’s Fountain at the entrance to Artus Court. Visit the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and admire the largest brick church in the world. Alternatively, you can visit the seaside resort town of Sopot if you prefer. Take a walk along the pedestrianized promenade of Bohaterów Monte Cassino ("Heroes of Monte Cassino Street") and cast your eyes on the famous ”Crooked House.” Go for a stroll along the longest wooden pier in Europe, and admire the Sopot Lighthouse, built in 1903-1904 as a part of the Balneological Institute. Go to the top of the lookout tower for a beautiful view of the city and sea.

Lodz Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

7. Lodz Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Meet the guide and start the 2-hour tour from the Museum of the City of Lodz, the unusual neo-baroque palace of Izrael Poznański. Right next to it you will find Old Market Square with an often-changing installation highlighting Lodz’ focus on modern art. Walk through the picturesque Freedom Square and find the fantastic Pasaz Rozy. Go further to see the great Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a very cheerful orthodox cathedral. Discover Piotrkowska Street, filled with adorable old buildings and hear fascinating stories. On the 3-hour tour, you’ll then follow the guide to explore hidden gems such as the house of Julian Tuwim, the Grand Theatre, and the interesting Gutenberg Home. Discover Kipper Palace and admire its architecture. Look carefully to discover small sculptures of fairy tale characters located in different places around Srodmiescie. For the 4-hour itinerary, continue onwards to see other stunning buildings such as Scheibler Palace, Juliusz Kindermann Palace, and the Schlosser Tenement to reach the pearl of architectural heritage: the Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, a beautiful and breathtaking church that some even compare to the church of Notre Dame.

Warsaw: Palace of Culture & Warsaw City Center Private Tour

8. Warsaw: Palace of Culture & Warsaw City Center Private Tour

You'll begin your tour at the Palace of Culture and Science which was built in 1955. During the tour, you'll have a chance to learn the history of the Polish People's Republic (PRL) and its influence on Warsaw and Poland. Your private guide will accompany you to the 30th-floor observation terrace to point out landmarks and answer questions as you admire the breathtaking view over Warsaw from 114 meters above the ground. Then, you'll head out to explore some of the communist era sites in Warsaw's city center including Kino Relax.

Warsaw Private Wilanow Palace & Garden Tour

9. Warsaw Private Wilanow Palace & Garden Tour

Discover the Wilanow Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Warsaw called "The Little Versailles." Wilanow Palace survived the time of Poland's partitions and both World Wars, and has preserved its authentic historical qualities. The palace was built as the royal summer residence of the King John III Sobieski. The typical baroque palace is remarkable for its original architecture, a blend of European art with the traditional Polish building techniques, and is one of the most important monuments of Polish culture. During this trip make sure you see the richly decorated palace interiors, and don’t forget to explore the beautiful French style gardens and landscaped park. Don’t miss out on this unique tour of Poland’s architectural history!

Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

10. Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

Have you seen the top attractions in Warsaw and want something more? Are you bored with the touristy places and feel like adding some new thrills to your stay in the city? Then take this unique bus tour to the “dark side” of Warsaw – the infamous Praga district. Find out why the district was considered the most dangerous part of Warsaw. See a marketplace where you could buy almost everything from jeans and diplomas to Kalashnikov rifles and check yourself if it’s still open. Every Saturday morning (at 11:00 AM) in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, there will be a retro Jelcz “cucumber” bus to take you to the Praga district for a 2.5-hour tour. On-board, there will be a guide to help you through the district and to make sure you come back in one piece. On the road, your guide will provide commentary and introduce you to the history of Warsaw and the Praga district - a district of an amusing yet sometimes scary past. After crossing the Vistula River, you will get off at the first stop – a chocolate factory. Here, get to know the story of the company producing sweets in Warsaw since the mid-19th century and taste a cup of their delicious hot chocolate. The next stop will be Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which is one of the most impressive religious buildings in Warsaw. It’s architecture was inspired by the Roman basilica of St. Paul. See a former vodka factory, Koneser, and find out what delicacies where made there and what is in this complex now. Tour will also cover the area called the Praga “Bermuda Triangle.” Get to know the origin of the name, and see some examples of the authentic pre-war architecture with scenic courtyards and colorful shrines inside. The neighborhood still has the atmosphere of old Warsaw and is loved by film directors, like Roman Polański, who filmed “The Pianist” here and many more that will be mentioned by your tour guide. From here, you will head back to the Palace of Culture and Science to finish the tour.

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based on 589 reviews

Mary was a great guide - very informative and friendly. We travelled in Chopin’s footsteps all around the town and learned all about his life. Would recommend

Voden ogled in predstavitev zgodovine palače je vodička opravila odlično. Tudi razgled z vrha palače je poseben dogodek, zelo priporočam

Worth booking the tour and gallery- peace to wander and fantastic views. Nice cafe and not too long to queue for the descent

our guide was, very knowledgeable and it was, value for money going on this tour.

must do tour with own guide who is knowledgeable and friendly..great experience