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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: Chopin Concert in a Historical Old Town Location

2. 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 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Warsaw at your own pace and get to know the historic and modern sides to the city on the panoramic hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. The tour starts at the monumental Palace of Culture and Science, the highest building in Poland. Enjoy fantastic views of the city from the 30th floor, before you head off to explore further. History buffs will love the Warsaw Rising Museum, where the city’s turbulent history is brought to life through more than 1,000 exhibits, while the National Museum contains over 400 works by Poland’s greatest artists. Take the kids to meet the famous native brown bears of Warsaw Zoo, and see 500 other species of native and exotic animals while you are there. Choose from two lines: Red Route: 1. Palace of Culture & Science (Dworzec Centralny 14) 2. A- Grzybowski Market Square (Plac Grzybowski 1) 3. Old Town (Stare Miasto 05) 4. B - Warsaw University Library (Bibliteka Uniwersytecka 01) 5. C- Copernicus Science Center (Metro Centrum Nauki Kopernik 03) 6. D- National Stadium (Most Swietokrzyski 04) 7. E- Praga (Okrzei 02) 8. F- Multimedia Fountain Park (Bolesc 02) 9. G- Museum of Polish Jews History (Nalewki Muzeum 02) 10. H- Warsaw City Hall (Plac Bankowy 03) 11. Downtown (Centrum 06) Blue Route: 1. Palace of Culture & Science 2. Warsaw Rising Museum 3. Grzybowski Square 4. Zacheta Gallery 5. Old Town 6. Castle Square 7. Chopin Museum 8. National Museum 9. Three Crosses Square 10. Lazienki Royal Park 11. Constitution Square 12. Downtown

Warsaw: Live Chopin Piano Concert

4. 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

5. 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.

Warsaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

6. Warsaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Learn the facts and legends of the capital city Warsaw on a private walking tour of the highlights and main attractions. Warsaw was the most important city for the economy of Poland in the modern era and we truly believe that it's one of the most unique places on earth. See the beauty of the city and learn anecdotes, history and legends. You will walk around the Old Town to see the most remarkable places, but also to discover hidden gems of the City and get to know incredible stories. Admire the main attractions of Warsaw such as Sigmund's Column on Castle Square, Warsaw Barbican, Main Market Square and impressive Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters. In the 2-hour option, you will also enter the Archcathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Explore more with the 3-hour option and see Little Insurgent Monument, Braniecki Palace and visit St. Anne's Church with very rich decorations inside and exceptional ceilings. Extend to 4 hours to step inside Royal Castle. See gorgeous apartments of former kings full of old historical paintings, furniture and decorations. Learn the history of Polish monarchs and their daily life inside the XIVth century castle. In the 6-hour version, you will experience all attractions above and visit the most iconic building in Warsaw - the Palace of Culture and Science. Walk through the New World (Nowy Świat), the lively center of the city connecting Old Town with the new town and explore inside the palace, learning about the fascinating PRL-times history and admire the view from the top.

Warsaw: City Highlights Tour with hotel Pick up /Drop Off

7. Warsaw: City Highlights Tour with hotel Pick up /Drop Off

A daily Cityrama Tour of Warsaw including a visit to Łazienki Park. You will have a chance to see the most recognizable and remarkable places in the capital of Poland. Explore the beautiful city of Warsaw in our air conditioned 18-passenger coaches. Enjoy the comfort of sightseeing in a small group. During this unforgettable trip relax and let our professional guides take you around the historic places of interest to feel the spirit of the city. We will not let our guests feel lost by waiting for us on a street as we will be glad to pick you up from your hotel and after the tour we will drop you off at your place of stay. Pick up from your hotel between 9:45 and 10:15. Drop off at the hotel between 1:00 and 1:15 pm. Available at all times of the year. Below we present an example program of such city tour: 1. The Old Town, one of the most prominent tourist attraction in Warsaw included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. 2. The Royal Castle and Castle Square, a residence of Polish monarchs between 1596 – 1795, as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. There is also a chance to see the first secular monument in Poland that is King Sigismund's III Column. 3. St. John's Cathedral, a witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland. In the Gothic church there are sarcophagus containing the remains of eminent Poles. 4. The Warsaw Old Town Market Square and Barbican. 5. The former Jewish Ghetto, The Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto and the Museum of the history of Polish Jews – a building that is a real modern work of art. Umschlagplatz and Mila Street, site of the bunker where Mordechai Anielewicz, the leader of the Ghetto Uprising, committed suicide. 6. The Royal Route, with superb aristocratic residences and famous monuments, including the Holy Cross Church with its urn containing the heart of Fryderyk Chopin (1810 - 1849). 7. The Royal Park, a walk through the most beautiful park in Warsaw commonly known as Lazienki or 'The Baths'. 'Palace on the Isle', the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764 - 1895). 8. Other important places of interest: the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. 9. Warsaw Praga District *: the National Stadium, St. Florian's Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, Targowa and Ząbkowska Street, the Monument to Brotherhood in Arms, The Koneser - the 19th century vodka factory, a unique view of Warsaw Old Town from the Dąbrowski Bridge. * this part of city tour is available if traffic allows

Warsaw: Skip-the-Line Royal Castle Guided Tour

8. Warsaw: Skip-the-Line Royal Castle Guided Tour

The Royal Castle in Warsaw is a baroque-classicist residence where many Polish monarchs used to live. Firstly, you will have a chance to take a careful look at the castle from the outside, and admire its Fourteenth Century architecture. During the default 2-hour option, once you have had a proper introduction, step inside the Royal Castle to see its rich interior. Walk around the kings’ chambers, full of old historical paintings and decorations. Listen to the history of this impressive building, as there was a long process involved to finish it. Explore the former home of Polish monarchs and find out how it has changed over the years. As the castle is placed at the very beginning of the Old Town of Warsaw, during the extended 3-hour option you will be taken for a walk around the area as well. Your professional guide will show you the most charming places of the Old Town, and tell you about its history, so you can soak in the atmosphere.

Warsaw Must-Sees: 4-Hour Private Tour by Retro Fiat

9. Warsaw Must-Sees: 4-Hour Private Tour by Retro Fiat

Start your private 4-hour tour with a pick-up at your central Warsaw hotel at the time of your choosing. Your driver/guide will meet you and you’ll hop on board a historic Fiat 125p, the iconic 1980s car and a symbol of Warsaw’s communist years. As you travel your guide will provide entertaining commentary about life in Warsaw, what it means to be Polish today and how this has changed throughout the years. The itinerary of the tour can be tailored to your preferences, so feel free to ask to visit places of particular interest. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town and learn how its buildings were rebuilt after WWII. See the Royal Castle and admire the beauty of churches, parks and palaces along the Royal Route. Visit the Palace of Culture and Science, the most iconic monument of Communist-era Warsaw. See the Soviet-era architecture around Constitution Square and housing blocks from that period, as you learn about life in Warsaw under Communism. During the ride you can enjoy a shot of traditional Polish vodka with a tasty snack on board. Visit the former Jewish Ghetto and see a fragment of the wall. Then you’ll visit Grzybowski Square, home to the only synagogue that survived WWII. Another stop will be in the Praga district, a once-derelict area where you’ll now find numerous bohemian bars and cafés.

Warsaw: The City in a Nutshell Small Group Walking Tour

10. Warsaw: The City in a Nutshell Small Group Walking Tour

See Warsaw in a nutshell with a walking tour and learn the tragic history of the city. Learn the complexities of regional, city, and country history past and present and admire iconic sites. Walk along the Royal Route, see the Presidential Palace, and stroll through Old Town encased by city walls. Learn how Warsaw rose from the ashes after a dark history during World War II. Allow your guide to share the complexities of the two largest uprisings against Nazi rule that blazed the city to the ground. Explore the Polish capital that now stands firmly as the center of European trade, tourism, education, and politics. As you step along the Barsovian Royal Rout, meet famous inhabitants of the city, like Chopin and Marie Curie. Witness the Presidential Palace, Warsaw University buildings, and the Old Town. Get the essence of this complex city and leave full of knowledge and understanding.

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What people are saying about Warsaw Old Town

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You MUST hear Chopin played by a great pianist if you visit Warsaw. And we did. My brother visited me for the holidays and we saw a lot of historical sites and museums and tried as many Polish dishes as possible. But the highlight of the trip was hearing Chopin being played by a pianist like Katarzyna Glensk. She played beautifully (so soothing and yet passionate) and she met with audience members afterward. Very gracious and very talented.

Our tour was perfect. Jacek, was on time, friendly and we enjoyed our time with him very much. I look forward to coming back to Warsaw in the summer to further explore your beautiful city. I would recommend your tour company and Jacek any time.

A great intimate concert in the historic city center. Easy to get to and the staff was super firnedly. The music was fantastic and sounded great.

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

very knowledgeable guide gave us a great incite to Warsaw.