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Warsaw

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

Our most recommended things to do in Warsaw

Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

1. Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

Climb aboard a replica of a traditional wooden boat and enjoy an intimate 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Vistula River. Your tour departs from the Mermaid Monument Pier, where you will board your traditional 12-seater Galar ship. Drift along the river towards the historic old town on a boat designed according to the principles of folk boatbuilding. Discover unique and natural views as you approach the center of Warsaw for a unique perspective of the city's skyscrapers and stadium. Look out for parks and natural refuges along the right bank of the river before returning to your 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: Polish Food Tour

4. 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: Dinner in the Dark Experience

5. Warsaw: Dinner in the Dark Experience

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dinner experience consisting of sublime Polish cuisine. Visit a "dark restaurant", where food will excite your taste buds, supercharge your senses, and satisfy your hunger for new adventures. This 1.5-hour culinary event takes place in the city center. Throughout the event, you’ll be served three delicious courses whilst having your senses stimulated by fun challenges in the dark. Prepare to experience strong emotions and exoticism, which will all be accompanied by a desire to feel secure. All of this will be conducted under the care of professionals as you are introduced to a world experienced by each of your senses, aside from sight. You will discover that smell brings out your imagination and stimulates you to guess what you are savoring, touch enables you to discover the texture of meals and to feel a closeness to those who accompany you on this exceptional journey. Hearing maintains the interaction and exchange of sensations, and the sense of taste suggests what is served as well as an appreciation of the quality of the meals.

Warsaw: Polish Vodka Museum Tour with Tasting

6. Warsaw: Polish Vodka Museum Tour with Tasting

Journey back through time as you discover the history of Polish vodka with tons of fascinating facts thrown in. Enjoy a 70-minute tour at the Vodka Museum in Warsaw's Praga district with a qualified guide. Arrive at the museum, and begin the tour with memories presented by former employees of the Warsaw Vodka Factory at Koneser. Explore 5 interactive modern galleries enabling you to become acquainted with the history of Polish vodka. After the tour, head over to the Vodka Academy for a 20-minute tasting workshop. Once you've wet your palette with some delicious vodka samples, visit the 3/4 Koneser Cocktail Bar located on the 3rd Floor of the museum. Try the best cocktails prepared with different types of Polish vodka.

3-Hour Guided Cycling Tour of Warsaw

7. 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.

Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

8. 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.

Warsaw: Polish Dumplings Cooking Class

9. Warsaw: Polish Dumplings Cooking Class

Try your hand at crafting pierogi, the most popular Polish dish. Super tasty and fun to make, Polish dumplings might just become your favorite comfort food by the end of the class. Make sure you arrive on time and catch the short introduction that teaches you about the origins of pierogi and their place in the Polish culinary landscape. Then dive into the preparation, beginning by mixing and kneading the dough. Choose whether you want to prepare your dumplings with meat filling or a vegetarian or vegan option. Then learn the various techniques of folding the dumplings and discover hacks that make them extra tasty. At the end of the class, sample the fruits of your labor and enjoy a plate full of pierogi that is sure to fill you up. If you choose to come to the evening session, enjoy complimentary drinks with your meal. 

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Warsaw

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4.6 / 5

based on 4,235 reviews

Chris our driver was great. He picked us up from the hotel on time and drove us safely to Krakow, stopping once for a comfort break. Chris gave us a map and suggested a route to walk around the town. At Auschwitz he escorted us to the front of the queue prior to the tour starting. He was waiting in his car after the tour and again drove us safely back to the hotel.

I’m definitely not a tour-taking person, but my colleague thought it would be a good idea. She was right!! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable! We learned many new things about Warsaw. Loved the diversity of our group. I would totally do it again.

Very interesting and informative. Make me reread about some of the facts and events of Polish history. Highly recommended!

Amazing tour, thanks to Klaudia and Soufiane who were really funny and friendly. definitely will join again

It was just fantastic.One of the Best things we did in Warszawa!