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Poznań: Old Town Walking Tour with Private Local Guide

1. Poznań: Old Town Walking Tour with Private Local Guide

Start the tour by admiring one of the finest churches in Poznań, the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church). This stunning church is known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation in the chapels of the Holy Cross, which features a 16th-century crucifix and the Virgin Mary. Next to it you will see the former Jesuits Collegium. Explore the lively Old Market Square with its interesting medieval architecture, look at the Poznań Town Hall and listen to humorous legends about the goats on top of it. Follow the guide to see the Studzienka Bamberki monument, Gorka Palace, historic tenements, and Fountain of Proserpina. All these highlights are included in 2-hour tour option.   To explore city even better, take the 3-hour tour that also includes the The Polish Theatre in Poznań and Grand Theatre, both made in a great style of architecture. Go further and look at the Imperial Castle and learn about its turbulent history. The castle is now home to the Zamek Culture Centre and supports many artists. Walk around and find the castle’s gardens, right next to which the numerous beautiful buildings of the Adam Mickiewicz University are located, the university named after one of the greatest Polish artistic icons.   If you pick the 5-hour tour, you will have also visit Citadel Park with entrance to the Armored Weaponry Museum, one of main attractions in Poznań. The park is rich in nature with beautiful views and landscapes surrounded by medieval fortifications. Some real weapons are placed outside this museum and some smaller samples and photos are inside.

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Poznan: Srodka District & Cathedral Island Private Tour

2. Poznan: Srodka District & Cathedral Island Private Tour

Discover the wonders of Poznan, a pearl among the best cities in Poland, on this 3 or 4-hour private tour. Meet your friendly guide and start the tour at the Saint John of Jerusalem Church, a centuries-old building with unique architectural features. Follow our guide into the heart of the Srodka District, passing by a selection of its most attractive buildings including the Roman-Catholic Margaret’s Church, the Cathedral Music School, and the innovative Poznan Gate. Soak up the district’s charming atmosphere as you stroll along its narrow streets and admire a fantastic historical mural. Cross the Bishop Jordan Bridge to reach Ostrow Tumski, also known as Cathedral Island. Head towards Poznan Cathedral, stopping to admire the Palace of Bishops with its monuments of St. Peter and Paul along the way. Arrive at the cathedral and be amazed by its gigantic interior, complete with underground graves and a golden chapel. Afterwards, visit the Mickiewicz University Department of Theology and the Archbishop Seminary, this is where the 3-hour tour ends. Travelers who opt for the 4-hour option continue the tour to Old Town Poznan and its lively market square. Feel immersed in the hustle and bustle of this vibrant hub and learn about the unique medieval architecture that surrounds you. Next, visit the Town Hall, the Monument of Bamberka, the Palace of Gorki, and the Historic Tenements and Fountain of Proserpina. The tour ends at the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus, a stunning Baroque building which houses a 16th-century crucifix.

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Poznan: Private Traditional Polish Food and Sightseeing Tour

3. Poznan: Private Traditional Polish Food and Sightseeing Tour

The culture of eating has strong roots among Polish people ⁠— let your professional private guide show you the best dishes from Polish cuisine in 2, 3, or 4 carefully chosen local venues. At these places, you will get a special chance to try, compare, and choose your favorite flavors from a wide range of traditional dishes. Combine each option with a guided tour of some of the highlights of Poznan as you go from one venue to the next.  Choose the 2.5-hour option to try a basic set of food in 2 places, including different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties, in addition to one soft drink and cake and coffee/tea (excluding soup and beer). On the 3.5-hour tour, taste tradition Polish food at 3 different venues. Sample 3 kinds of dumplings, different kind of polish meats, other specialities, traditional soup, in addition to one soft drink or beer, as well as cake and coffee/tea. During the tastings, your guide will tell you about some Polish traditions and customs and what meals are related to which occasion.  To explore the culture of Poland even further, opt for the premium 5-hour option, which combines your food tasting and sightseeing with your choice of a beer or vodka (with 8 types of each to choose from). Take a more extensive walk with your guide and see the highlights of Poznan city after a delicious feast.

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Poznan: Old Town and Croissant Museum Private Walking Tour

4. Poznan: Old Town and Croissant Museum Private Walking Tour

Poznan is a pearl and among the best cities in Poland. This medieval city has one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe. As a historic site, Poznan ranks as high as Kracow or Gdansk. It possesses a very rich history, many fascinating legends and beautiful parks with rich nature. Start the tour with admiring one of the finest churches - Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church). This stunning church is known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation in the chapels of the Holy Cross, which features a 16th-century crucifix and the Virgin Mary. Next to it, you will see also former Jesuits Collegium. Look around picturesque Chopin Park. Walk along the town square of Poznan, a path of powerful monarchs years ago. Explore the lively Market Square with interesting medieval architecture. Look at the Town Hall and listen to the funny legend about goats on top of it. Then see the monument of Bamberka, Palace of Gorki, historic tenements and fountain of Proserpina. Follow your guide to Croissant Museum, the famous place which makes regional cakes - St. Marcin’s Croissants with special white poppy seed filling, which has been Poznań's most important sweet delicacy for over 150 years. This unique museum shows Poznan’s customs and traditions and tells history and legends. It is an opportunity to learn some dialect words, try the Croissants, get the recipe of them and help the Rogal (Croissant) Master. Get an extraordinary lesson in a fun way!

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Wroclaw - Poznan Day Trip

5. Wroclaw - Poznan Day Trip

Poznań is an amasing city. You must see Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island) while you are here, famed as the spot on which Poznań was founded. It is a quiet island, with a permanent population consisting mostly of bishops, priests, and monks. Stary Rynek, the old town square, is one of the finest in Europe. This is the centre of old, medieval Poznań, and has been superbly rebuilt after severe destruction in World War 2. Cafés and bars line the square and it is a superb spot for ordering a drink and watching the world go by. In Rynek you will see the very interesting town hall building. It is famous for mechanical goats which appear from the roof of the building each day at noon to butt their heads together a dozen times. Then, explore the Środka district - located just few minutes from Cathedral Island, - which was originally a merchants' and craftmen's district. The name comes from the Polish "Środa" (Wednesday), as weekly markets took place here on Wednesdays.

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Poznan: Old Town, Srodka District, & Cathedral Private Tour

6. Poznan: Old Town, Srodka District, & Cathedral Private Tour

Peer into the heart of Poznan on this walking tour of the famous city. Begin at Mickiewicz Square, where you will visit the Collegium Maius building, the famous Opera House, and the magnificent Michiewicz University. Afterwards take a tour round the Imperial Castle, which dates back over 100 years to the city's German era. You’ll continue on to the picturesque Srodka District, where you will visit the Gothic Cathedral on the island of Ostrow Tumski. Next cross the Chrobry Bridge to enter the splendid Old Town, famous for the Renaissance Town Hall dominating over Market Square. Along the charming streets, discover the impressive baroque church and the Franciscan church that contains a miniature model of old Poznan. Before returning to your hotel, you’ll visit Freedom Square which is surrounded by famous 19th century historical buildings including the National Museum, Raczynski Library, Bazar Hotel, and Arcadia.

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Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Gdansk or Poznan

7. Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Gdansk or Poznan

See one of the best examples of a medieval Gothic town in Poland, and one of the country’s oldest cities on a full-day guided tour from Gdansk or Poznan. Torun was the birthplace of Copernicus, the renowned astronomer who made the crucial discovery that Earth is not the center of the universe. During a walking tour of Torun’s Old Town you’ll visit the Copernicus House and the cathedral with its bell tower. Admire the splendid views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the tower. After seeing the sights of Old Town, there will be time to hunt for souvenirs. Try the gingerbread, a specialty of Torun that’s baked according to recipes dating from the 16th century! At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in either Gdansk or Poznan.

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Poznan Private City Walking Tour from Cathedral Island

8. Poznan Private City Walking Tour from Cathedral Island

Ready for the perfect intro to beautiful Poznan? Begin at the Gothic Cathedral on the Ostrow Tumski (Cathedral Island), and get ready to learn the history and culture of the city. Then take a stroll to the beautiful Old Town, and visit the exquisite Town Hall which overlooks Market Square. Continue your walk to the Baroque Church and the Franciscan Church; the former of which houses a miniature model of medieval Poznan. Further on is Freedom Square, surrounded by impressive 19th-century buildings ncluding The National Museum, Raczynski Library, the Bazar Hotel, and the Arcadia. Your tour ends here, in the prettiest plaza in Poznan.

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From Poznan: Full-Day Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

9. From Poznan: Full-Day Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

On this full-day tour from Poznan you will travel to Warsaw to explore the famous sights of Poland’s capital city. You will start the tour by travelling 3 hours by train from Poznan to Warsaw, where you will meet your tour guide. In Warsaw you will visit Łazienki Park, where you will see the Palace on the Water and the Roman theatre on an island in the lake. Transfer along the Royal Route to the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can walk through the medieval cobblestone streets dominated by the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Continue on to the New Town, where you will see the Krasinski Palace, the Palace of Justice, and the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising. Throughout the tour you will also see the Grand Theatre and Opera House, the Jablonowski Palace, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Saxon Gardens. At the end of the tour you will transfer back to Warsaw Central Station, where you will catch the train back to Poznan.

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From Warsaw: Poznan Small Group Day Trip with Lunch

10. From Warsaw: Poznan Small Group Day Trip with Lunch

Explore Poland’s 5th-largest city, a historic destination is known for its colorful, Renaissance-style builds and old-world charm. Start the city tour at the Main Square, one of the most picturesque market squares in Poland. The colorful townhouses create a fairytale atmosphere around the Town Hall which is located right in the middle of the square. It is a 16th century renaissance masterpiece. Today it houses Museum of History of the City of Poznan. At noon you can watch the traditional duel of the Town Hall goats.  Move on to one of the local shops or bakeries and buy a delicious St. Martin’s croissant, a symbol of Poznan.  Have a stroll over to the Imperial Castle. Its Neo-Romanesque style will surely take your breath away. It is a  historical palace just in the middle of the city, which served as the provincial residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Built in the first decade of the 20th century, it is the last imperial residency built in Europe. It was designed to resemble medieval strongholds to symbolize the rule of the German Emperor in Wielkopolska region during annexation of Poland by Prussia. Walk a few steps further to the Adam Mickiewicz Square and see how different phases of the history interweave in just in one place. Allow a moment of reflection next to the Monument of the June 56’ Protest Victims, known as the Poznan Crosses (Krzyże Poznańskie). It is a monument commemorating the events of Poznań June 56, the first of several massive protests against the communist government of the Polish People’s Republic. Next, go on to see the impeccable Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. Located on an island called Ostrow Tumski, it is surrounded by 2 rivers, the Warta and the Cybina. The Cathedral is of the oldest Polish churches. It dates back to the beginnings of Christianity in Poland in the second half of the 10th century. In the cathedral vault, you will see the tombs the first 2 Polish sovereigns.

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What people are saying about Greater Poland Voivodeship

Amazing, tasty and insightful tour to Polish cuisine!

We booked this tour during our company offsite and I'm very happy we did. Our tour guide Anja was great, warm and welcoming to all of us. Not only did she guide us through the different dishes and how to eat them she also told us small anecdotes of the city. There was definitely more food available that we could possible eat and also couple different local beverages. I was also positively surprised how well both restaurants took into consideration the dietary preferences our group had and all of us were able to enjoy the tour! Thank you for this wonderful experience!

Excellent customer service!

The tour was very nice. Had a great time with our knowledgeable tour guide Anna. What took the experience to another level is the customer service that I had to contact because of my own mistake. I booked the tour twice (don’t ask me how or why) and didn’t notice it until the time of the tour. I called the polish rep and he told me to email headquarters since I booked everything online. Within just a couple of hours they deposited the extra charge back to my account. I just emailed them what happened, no questions asked whatsoever. Superb!

Great Tour with the Wonderful Ola As My Guide

I had a very wonderful tour with Ola ( Alekdandra ) who is most charming and very highly educated and an art and architecture historian, who is very involved in Poznan’s cultural affairs and its preservation. She showed me a great deal of the beauty of Poznan and it’s fascinating history. It was really like taking a college course If you are lucky enough to visit Poznan you must request Ola as your guide.

Our tour guide was absolutely amazing, she provided us with lots of information and great insight to the city’s history. I would 100% recommend.

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide who did his utmost to give us a rewarding trip