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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 see other stunning buildings such as Scheibler Palace, Juliusz Kindermann Palace, and the Schlosser Tenement to reach the pearl of architectural heritage: the Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, a beautiful and breathtaking church that some even compare to the church of Notre Dame.

Lodz: Private 3-Hour City Tour

2. 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 Lodz’ speciality – Rickshaws. At the end, you will be invited to the White Factory (Biała Fabryka), which is home of Textile Museum (Muzeum Włókiennictwa). The museum houses a number of looms, old materials and examples of the weaver’s art. 5-hours walking tour option: After the 3-hour walk, you will also see the places connected to Jewish history and the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. First, visit the Jewish cemetery, the largest in Europe. A number of the tombs commemorate factory owners like Silberstein, Prusak or Stiller. Do not miss the spectacular Israel Poznanski Mausoleum in an Art Nouveau style. Then, visit Radegast Station (Stacja Radogoszcz) – railway station where more than 140,000 people (mostly Jews) were deported to the German concentration camps in Poland. Hear stories about the brave people who smuggled food from the countryside to the ghetto and escaped from the forced labor camps in Germany.

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 to the age-old question surrounding the drink… was vodka invented in Poland or Russia?

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

4. 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.

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 palaces and tenement houses built in the 19th century.

From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

6. From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your driver at the hotel and take a full day trip to Lodz. After a century marred by wartime occupation, economic woes, and industrial decline, Lodz - Poland’s third-largest city - is on the rise. 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. Travel to this vibrant metropolis to explore its rich cultural heritage and discover the modernist architecture that was once home to the country's richest display of multiculturalism. Arriving to Lodz, meet your guide. The first stop on your route is the Old Town Square, where your guide shares how this area was home to a thriving Jewish community before World War II. Learn how the look of this square changed during and after the war as your guide points out the simple, Soviet-style architecture. Next, walk to the renovated industrial complex of the Manufaktura, which boasts an open-air plaza surrounded by large brick buildings and the longest stretch of fountains in Europe. Head to the Ksiezy Mlyn fabric-making complex, the perfect showcase for the revitalization of the city as it has grown a great deal in recent years. At the end of the tour, discover Piotrkowska Street, a popular avenue full of shops, pubs, restaurants, and sculptures that commemorate famous inhabitants of Lodz. Once you've had your fill of the third-biggest city in Poland, make your way back to Warsaw.

Lodz: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour with Guide

7. Lodz: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour with Guide

Immerse yourself in the world of beer as you spend a fun and educational evening exploring the bars of Lodz. Meet your tour guide, aka beer master, at one of the city’s most beloved bars, then embark on your beer tasting adventure! In the trusty hands of your beer master, tour around the city and visit an array of carefully selected bars and pubs. At each bar, learn about the history, culture, and production of beer as your friendly beer master explains everything there is to know about the drink, including Polish brewing traditions, ingredients, and serving suggestions.  Sharpen your tasting skills as you delve deeper into the world of beer. Taste up to 9 different beer samples from major mass-producing breweries, as well as local Lodz microbreweries, craft breweries, and brew houses. Learn how to taste the differences between each beer, through analyzing the aromas, flavors, body, and finish.

From Warsaw: Lodz & Litzmannstadt Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

8. 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.

Lodz: Magic Christmas Tour

9. 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. 

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 possesses a number of looms, old materials and examples of the weaver’s art.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 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