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From Warsaw: Tour to Chopin's Birthplace - Żelazowa Wola

1. From Warsaw: Tour to Chopin's Birthplace - Żelazowa Wola

Enjoy a fascinating journey to the roots of one of the world’s greatest composers and arguably the most famous Pole in history, Frédéric Chopin. On this guided tour, you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes van to Chopin’s birthplace, Żelazowa Wola, located 1 hour outside of Warsaw. Here you’ll visit the renovated manor house where Chopin was born in 1810, which now functions as a musical museum. You’ll also get the chance to explore the building’s surroundings, including a modernist park filled with rare plants, ponds, and two glass pavilions, one of which is a concert hall.  Afterwards, you’ll stop at Brochów, a village near Żelazowa Wola, where you’ll visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist where Chopin was baptized. Located on the banks of the Bzura river, the church is an exceptional architecture treasure.

Warsaw: Half-Day Private Chopin Tour to Zelazowa Wola

2. Warsaw: Half-Day Private Chopin Tour to Zelazowa Wola

This sightseeing tour (5-hours) visiting some of the places associated with the famous Polish composer Frederic Chopin covers both Warsaw and Zelazowa Wola. On the way to Zelazowa Wola, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the Mazovian countryside. The price includes transportation and a professional guide. This fascinating tour will take you to interesting places such as the following: - Łazienki Garden: monument to Frederic Chopin - The Royal Route: Belvedere Palace, Warsaw Univesity, The Academy of Fine Arts, Holy Cross Church, Convent of the Holy Visit, and Presidential Palace - Ostrogski Castle: Frederic Chopin Museum - Saxon Garden  - Visit to Żelazowa Wola: the birthplace of Frederic Chopin

Warsaw: Private Half-Day Zelazowa Wola Tour

3. Warsaw: Private Half-Day Zelazowa Wola Tour

Your tour begins as your private driver picks you up from your Warsaw accommodation. From there, depart for Zelazowa Wola for a half-day tour. Throughout your 2-hour tour, your local English-speaking guide introduces you to the atmosphere of this beautiful place. In Chopin's home at Zelazowa Wola, the atmosphere of a Polish manor house from the early 19th century has been recreated. There are however no objects that belonged to the composer's family, and the original layout of the rooms has been changed. Today, the house is divided by a hallway running along its center; on its right-hand side are the hearth room, the dining room, and the music room; and on the left-hand side are the mother's room, the children's room, and the father's study. Among the items assembled in the house are a piano by Leszczyński of Warsaw (from the first half of the 19th century), a 19th-century giraffe piano by Fried, Külbors of Wrocław, 19th-century Biedermeier-style furniture, and portraits of Fryderyk Chopin and his family. Standing in the music room is the modern-day piano played by pianists in the Chopin concerts held during the summer season. Erected in the landscape garden are four monuments to Fryderyk Chopin. The music of Frederic Chopin is heard among the trees in the park on every corner. The first of these is an obelisk resembling a gravestone, ceremoniously unveiled in 1894. It bears a medallion with a bust of Chopin and the inscription "F. Chopin 22. II. 1810" above a lyre ringed with leaves. Discover other dedications to the famous composer, with the most recent work being Zofia Wolska's bronze bust of Chopin on a sandstone base, funded by the Stadtmuseum in Düsseldorf. Following your sightseeing and lunch, your driver takes you back to Warsaw where you are dropped off to your chosen location.

From Warsaw: Chopin & Masovian Country 1-Day Tour with Lunch

4. From Warsaw: Chopin & Masovian Country 1-Day Tour with Lunch

During the tour you will see: Zelazowa Wola – the place of birth of Frederic Chopin. Put yourself in little Frederic’s shoes while strolling down the hallways of his old home. The exhibition includes lots of valuable memorabilia from the Chopin family, including an original Playel piano. If you are lucky, you may hear the live piano concert on Sunday afternoons (from May to September). The mansion is situated on the river Utrata and surrounded by a picturesque park. Brochow – fortified church. The current exterior church was created during the reconstruction in 1665. The church was built of red brick and is one of the most valuable examples of  ‘defensive’ architecture in Poland. Here Frederic’s parents – Nicholas Chopin and Tekla Justyna Krzyżanowska were married and Frederick was baptized. Lowicz - This small town is known for its triangular market square, the only one in Poland and one of three in Europe. Just next to the market square lies a cathedral from the 17th century and Lowicz Museum, which displays a rich collection of wooden sculptures, colorful costumes and paper cuts. In Lowicz, traditions are still alive. With a little luck, you can even meet women dressed in traditional folk costumes! Maurzyce – etnographic park. Discover Polish folklore just outside Lowicz. Maurzyce Etnographic Park gives you an opportunity to see villages characteristic of the 19th century. Admire genuine buildings with stunning furnished interiors and interesting buildings: a school, stable and huts.

Warsaw: Day Trip to Mazovia Province and Chopin's Birthplace

5. Warsaw: Day Trip to Mazovia Province and Chopin's Birthplace

Take a day to explore Mazovia province on the outskirts of Warsaw. Get to know all the highlights of this region at a glance: the birthplace of Frédéric Chopin and his world-famous piano music, noble residences of the Polish aristocracy, and the colorful folklore of the Mazovia region. Follow in the footsteps of Frédéric Chopin in Żelazowa Wola, and visit the place of his birth. Enjoy the wonderful nature and lovely piano music in the surrounding park. Find out what Chopin had in his ears when he saw the Mazovian landscape and what music was close to his soul. Visit the magnificent baroque residence of the Radziwiłł family in Nieborów, and learn about the turbulent fate of these world citizens, who were not only related to the Kennedy family but also had a network of contacts with the kings and emperors and their residences in France, Italy, Germany, and Russia. Learn how one of the most powerful families within the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth once lived here and how they financed their lives. Marvel at valuable art collections, extensive collections of books, English and Meissen porcelain, and ceramics from the local majolica factory in the splendidly furnished castle rooms. Discover why the great and famous have frequently visited Nieborów, including Alexander von Humboldt, Prussian kind Friedrich II, Russian emperor Alexander I. Visit a regional restaurant where you can try out the specialties of Mazovian cuisine and admire the colorful folklore of this region. In the late afternoon return to Warsaw full of impressions. Discover Mazovia with an English-speaking expert by coming along on this tour.

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Our tour guide and driver for our 4-hour private tour of Chopin in Warsaw was George. He was both informative and resourceful for our entire tour. For example, he knew that the regular outdoor Chopin concerts had all ended for the season (we took our tour with him on Sept. 15), so, he made sure that we got seating for the Sunday afternoon concert by a professional pianist at the birthplace in Zelazowa Wola. We got to hear a 1st-rate, all-Chopin concert played on a piano within the home where Chopin lived with his family before moving to Warsaw. My wife and I sat just outside the window of his home, and it was just as if we were overhearing Chopin himself playing a medley of his greatest masterpieces. Bravo! Thank you, again, George.

The guide was friendly, interesting, and very knowledgeable. He gave us good information about Chopin and the history of Poland. We really enjoyed the tour. Thank you!

Even just being in Chopin's birthplace and visiting the church where he was baptized made me imagine how his family was living at the time.

An absolute must for any Chopin fan! George was a fantastic guide and there were so many sights to see.