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Warsaw: Chopin Concert in the Old Town

1. 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: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

2. Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment 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, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Around 90% of them were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5-hour journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town, visit Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall. Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 7.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.

Warsaw: Museum World of Illusion Entry Ticket

3. Warsaw: Museum World of Illusion Entry Ticket

Challenge your perceptions of reality at the Museum World of Illusion in Warsaw. Benefit from skip-the-ticket-line entry or a family ticket and discover the interactive exhibits filled with mirrors, holograms, and other illusions. Dive into the world of optical illusions, and see sights that contradict the laws of physics. Stop to snap photos as you explore the museum. Make your way through over 60 attractions, including a Vortex Tunnel, a Mirror Room, and many more.

Warsaw: Polish Vodka Museum Tour with Tasting

4. 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.

Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

5. 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.

Warsaw: Chopin Concert in a Historical Old Town Location

6. Warsaw: Chopin Concert in a Historical Old Town Location

Chopin returns to Warsaw. The only place where you will have the possibility to experience Frederic Chopin as a human, and not only as composer within his city. Located in a building where the composer played at the age of 13 in neighborhood of his teacher's apartment and the musical conservatory where he graduated will give you a wonderful opportunity to look at this area through the prism of his experiences. In the evening, the coffee house literally turns into a musical salon, just like Chopin loved to performed - only for friends and their friends. Let the exquisite, titled artists take you for a musical journey into Chopin's world of emotiones, sounds and landscapes. Experience the timelessness of his music for an intimate interpretation of the pianist.

Warsaw: Live Chopin Piano Concert

7. Warsaw: Live Chopin Piano Concert

Make the most of your time in Warsaw and enjoy an evening of classical music in the heart of Old Town. Hosted at the enchanting Dean’s Palace at the Museum of the Warsaw Archdiocese, this concert offers the unique opportunity to connect with one of the world’s most iconic composers, in his hometown. Surrounded by a collection of paintings by famous artists, take your seats in the atmospheric concert hall, which boasts perfect acoustics and the highest-quality KAWAI grand piano. The piano’s music is clear, transparent, and rich, ensuring an emotional and comfortable reception at the recitals. As the lights dim, the music begins, taking you on a journey through the life and works and Chopin. During the 55-minute concert, hear stunning performances from professional pianists and touring artists. By the end of the show, you will have a deeper appreciation for Chopin and his music, and an idea of how this incredible city influenced his work.

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

8. 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.

Half-Day Tour to Treblinka Camp from Warsaw

9. Half-Day Tour to Treblinka Camp from Warsaw

Start your day with a convenient pick up service from your accommodation. After a short meet and greet with your driver/guide, you will set off on your day of reverence and discovery. Once you've boarded your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, you will take a short scenic drive before arriving at the Treblinka camp.  Treblinka was an extermination camp built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. It was located in a forest North-East of Warsaw, 4-kilometers South of the Treblinka train station in what is now the Masovian Voivodeship. The camp operated between 22 July 1942 and 19 October 1943 as part of Operation Reinhard, the deadliest phase of the Final Solution. During this time, it is estimated that between 700,000 and 900,000 Jews were killed in its gas chambers, along with 2,000 Romani people. More Jews were killed at Treblinka than at any other Nazi extermination camp apart from Auschwitz. During the course of your tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum which offers insights into the daily life of inmates in the camp, plus a miniature version which allows you to understand the architecture of this boding structure. You will walk among the ruins of the Penal Labour Camp and get in the shoes of about 20,000 inmates held here between 1941 and 1944. Hear stories of the desperate courage of 840 prisoners of the Death Camp, who dared to rebel against their fate in August 1943. After your tour has come to an end, you will be transferred back to your accommodation for an evening of rest.

Warsaw: Private Full-Day Wolf's Lair Tour

10. Warsaw: Private Full-Day Wolf's Lair Tour

Wolf’s Lair is a complex of huge and tremendous bunkers, located in a picturesque land full of woods and lakes called Masuria. It is one of the most ravishing regions of Poland and is worth a visit to the breathtaking natural scenery alone. This is a secret complex of multi-story bunkers that are completely hidden from the world which were the witness to some of the most important moments of the Second World War. This is the place where the Operation Barbarossa, the secret plan to invade the Soviet Union, was being led. It is also where the decision to build the extermination camps was taken and was also where the unsuccessful assassination of Hitler took place in July 1944. Despite being blown up during the retreat of Germans in January 1945, Wolf’s Liar is still very impressive. The colossal concrete bunkers spread around the huge area show the military impetus and power of Nazi Germany. Hitler wasn’t the only one to quarter there, with many of the most important people of the Third Reich such as Goering, Bormann, Keitel, and Jodl, having also had bunkers in the Wolf’s Liar. The historic value of the place and its beautiful surroundings attract over 250 thousand tourists from all over the world each year. On the way back you will visit one of the three places: Mamerki, where you can see more bunkers, a medieval castle, or a beautiful Baroque church with a spectacular interior.

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During my trip to Poland I used AB Everest for both the Full-Day Private Tour From Warsaw to Auschwitz/ Krakow and an airport transfer. I couldnt have asked for a better experience, the team was incredible! From a communications standpoint, they were always accessible, easy to communicate with, and the friendliest team. For pick ups, they were always on time (if not early) and had my name on a card so I could spot them easily. For the long drives I felt very safe and comfortable. There vehicles were large, spacious, and clean. On my trip it started to snow and I felt very safe and in good hands on the road. Once we got to Auschwitz, I was escorted in to the museum and handed off to the tour so that there was no room for confusion. When the tour was over, AB was there and waiting right on time! I loved having free time to roam around in Krakow and when I was ready to head back to Warsaw, AB was ready and waiting to go when I was. could not have had a better experience

Do not hesitate to book this tour! It is worth every penny!! Mary was extremely knowledgeable and did an excellent job facilitating the tour to include public transportation (which was a bonus for us). The tour is well organized moving you through the city and history in a very organized manner. Such a moving tour and fingers crossed you get Mary!

Wonderful experience. The pianist was superb and so talented. The atmosphere was magnificent. Would really recommend this.

Guide very knowledgeable and communicated the history in a very clear way. Very very interesting

Mateusz was an amazing driver. We enjoy the the trip.