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  • Lodz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

    1. 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 ...

    Ewa is a very well-prepared guide and did not get angry at all when I came up with a lot of questions. I also really enjoyed the fact that she proposed me several options of important points to see and let me chose what I was more interested in. I am more culture, religion and history oriented... She also was very kind to help me choose the best souvenirs for some friends I have at home depending on their tastes and knew what shop to recommend. Her English is very good and her personality is very pleasant, which makes the tour with her one of the nicest memories one could have. I highly recommend her for presentations of Lodz and consider her one of the most professional guides I met, yet also having an openness that makes her a presence everyone can enjoy. She is a good asset for your company, so I congratulate you for hiring her and I hope Lodz will always have many tourists as there are so many charming points to see!

  • From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

    2. From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

    Journey by train from Warsaw to Lodz, one of Poland's largest cities, yet perhaps its most overlooked. Discover the modernist architecture that was once home to the country's richest display of multiculturalism. 19th-century Lodz was the heart of the Polish textile industry and the sheer number of factories there earned the city its reputation as the “Polish Manchester”. The local economy attracted immigrants from far and wide, with an emphasis on Jewish, Russian, and German culture, as well as that of its native Poles. Upon arrival visit the Old Town and saunter through the industrial complex of the old manufacturing giants, the Poznanski family. Then compare that with the Scheibler fabric factories, one of the best examples of the city's post-Soviet revitalization. The tour ends in Piotrkowska Street, a popular walkway in which you'll enjoy the array of shops, pubs, and restaurants,...

  • Lodz: Private Vodka Tasting Tour with Guide

    3. Lodz: Private Vodka Tasting Tour with Guide

    Meet your tour guide at one of the city’s most beloved bars, then embark on your vodka tasting adventure! Listen to your guide share fascinating insight into the history and culture of Poland’s national drink, as well as the customs surrounding vodka and the role it plays during weddings, family events, and more. Visit a selection of venues around the city, each of which have been carefully chosen to provide a different experience, atmosphere, and vodka. At each venue, feel immersed in the authentic and vibrant atmospheres which reflect the different periods of Polish culture and history. During the tour, try a selection of 7 different vodkas and learn about the production of the drink as well as the best ways to taste and serve them. Your guide will also help you to understand the different types of vodka produced in Poland, made from grains and potatoes. Finally, discover the answer ...

  • Lodz: Private 3-Hour City Tour

    4. Lodz: Private 3-Hour City Tour

    Discover how to become a millionaire by being a bootblack and follow the traces of 19th century factory owners. To get to the best walking tour around Lodz, you must visit Manufaktura - a former factory which was renovated a few years ago. Nowadays, this complex is located in the city center and is a shopping mall. It is also a center for culture, trade and entertainment. One of the gates of the triumphal arch of the old mill remains. See Poznanski Palace belonging to the most famous factory magnate in Poland. Currently, this building houses the City Museum of Lodz, where you can admire the Neo-Barouque facade, staircase, dining- and ballroom. Then, have a walk along the longest European trading route – Piotrkowska Street. This pedestrian street is the heart of the city, full of clubs, restaurants, bars and a wide range of cultural sites. Admire old buildings, renovated factories and a ...

  • Warsaw to Łódź: Discover Poland's Coolest City

    5. Warsaw to Łódź: Discover Poland's Coolest City

    On this tour you will discover the energy of Łódź, a city that used to be dominated by industrial activity and now is being transformed into a modern and innovative hub. Visit the former industrial complexes which have been transformed into beautiful art museums and buzzing commercial centers. Visit a beautifully restored palace that used to belong to the Herbst family, one of the richest factory owners in Łódź. After lunch you will be taken to the Jewish cemetery in Łódź (once the largest one in Europe) and listen to the history of the Jews who built this city along with Polish, German and Russian inhabitants. Then your guide will take you to the hidden backyards with artistic installations off the beaten track. The tour will finish with a walk along the longest promenade in Poland, Piotrkowska Street. Here you can take a rickshaw while you admire the beautiful facades of bourgeois pa...

  • From Warsaw: Lodz & Litzmannstadt Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

    6. From Warsaw: Lodz & Litzmannstadt Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

    Discover the cultural relevance and unique architecture of Lodz, Poland’s third-largest city, on a private tour that commemorates the tragic history of the Jewish Ghetto enacted during World War II. Depart Warsaw on a 1.5-hour drive to Lodz, which was the once center of the polish industry and was referred to as the Promised Land or the Polish Manchester.  Learn about its grim history during World War II, where, under Nazi control, it was annexed and its name changed to Litzmannstadt.  Walk around the Jewish Ghetto, where over 200.000 Polish Jews were retained, and unfortunately only a few survived. See how this historic district has survived and now serves a memorial, commemorating the tragic events of the Holocaust.   Explore the maze of factories and workshops that contrast with the splendid pre-war buildings with richly decorated facades found in the picturesque city center.

  • From Lodz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour with Lunch

    7. From Lodz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour with Lunch

    Explore the tragic history of the Holocaust on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Depart Lodz and travel to the town of Oświęcim with an English-speaking driver. Upon arrival, learn more about the history of the camp at exhibitions that detail how almost 1.3 million people were put to death. See original documents and items belonging to the prisoners, such as shoes and suitcases. Learn about the terrible events that took place at both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, where more than 90% of the prisoners were killed behind the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate.

  • Lodz: Magic Christmas Tour

    8. Lodz: Magic Christmas Tour

    Get into the Christmas spirit by taking a guided walking tour through the beautiful and festive Lodz. Discover a wide variety of traditions and customs when it’s filled with colors and traditional Christmas offerings.

    Wander through the streets draped in Christmas lights, and feel spellbound by the magical atmosphere during the festive time. Learn about the history of the Christmas tree and the first person who decorated it. Hear interesting the stories of the Christmas spells, and the Christmas legends of the city from your charming guide. 

    See the beautifully decorated Christmas Market of Lodz. At the authentic markets, savor some of the most renowned local products of the city. Fill your heart with joy and experience the magic of Lodz

  • Lodz: Full Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car

    9. Lodz: Full Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car

    A private driver will pick you up from the address provided in Warsaw by Mercedes car, comfortable for up to six passengers and will take you to Łodź for a full-day tour. During this 3-hour city tour, the local English speaking guide will introduce you to the atmosphere of this beautiful industrial city. It is often compared to Manchester – the largest 19th-century textile industry centre in the world. Lodz is therefore often called the “Polish Manchester”. One of the first steam engines in the Kingdom of Poland was run at Ludwik Geyer’s White Factory in 1839 and it was here that the first factory chimney appeared on the Lodz skyline. Księży Młyn (‘Priest’s Mill’) is a well-preserved, complete industrial quarter with a factory, workers’ dwellings, hospital, school, fire station, owner’s villa, stalls and garden. In recent years the factory has been redeveloped into exclusive apartment...

  • From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

    10. From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

    Discover how to become a millionaire by being a bootblack and traces the lives of 19th century factory owners. To have the best walking tour around Lodz, you must make a visit to Manufaktura - former factory which was renovated a few years ago. Nowadays this complex, located in the city center, is a shopping mall. Think about the Industrial Revolution while seeing genuine architecture of red brick buildings. One of the gates remain as a triumphal arch of an old mill. Then, have a walk along the longest European trading route – Piotrkowska Street. This pedestrian street is located in the heart of the city, full of clubs, restaurants, bars and wide range of cultural sites. Admire the old buildings, renovated factories and a Lodz speciality – rickshaws. At the end, you will be invited to the White Factory (Biała Fabryka), home to the Textile Museum (Museum Włókiennictwa). The museum posse...

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5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Excellent because very complex open-minded sightseeing.

Ewa is a very well-prepared guide and did not get angry at all when I came up with a lot of questions. I also really enjoyed the fact that she proposed me several options of important points to see and let me chose what I was more interested in. I am more culture, religion and history oriented... She also was very kind to help me choose the best souvenirs for some friends I have at home depending on their tastes and knew what shop to recommend. Her English is very good and her personality is very pleasant, which makes the tour with her one of the nicest memories one could have. I highly recommend her for presentations of Lodz and consider her one of the most professional guides I met, yet also having an openness that makes her a presence everyone can enjoy. She is a good asset for your company, so I congratulate you for hiring her and I hope Lodz will always have many tourists as there are so many charming points to see!

It was wonderful to walk through Lódz and get to know the history of the city. We gathered a lot of impressions and learned a lot from our companion Ewa. thank you for the beautiful day