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Old Town Market Place: Our most recommended tours and activities

Warsaw: Afternoon Public City Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

1. Warsaw: Afternoon Public City Tour with Pickup and Drop-off

Climb aboard a comfortable, 18-passenger air-conditioned coach and sit back and relax as you see the sights of Warsaw in the intimacy of a small group. Tours are available year round and can typically start with a hotel pick-up at 2:00 PM and end with a return drop off at 5:00 PM. The program is flexible but includes many landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town. Go to 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. Here, 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 such as 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 most beautiful urban oasis. Commonly know as "Lazienki" or "The Baths," the park is home to the "Palace on the Water," the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764–1895). Other important places of interest you might see on the tour include the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and the Monument to the Victims of Katyn. If traffic allows, visit the Warsaw Praga District, including the National Stadium, St. Florian's Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, and Targowa and Ząbkowska Street. See 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: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

2. Warsaw: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Learn about the unique history of Warsaw's old town on this fascinating walking tour led by an English-speaking local expert. Discover how old town emerged from the ashes after it was completely destroyed during World War II – true to its original pre-war form – and earned a place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore the romantic streets of old town, and enjoy the scenery along the Royal Route. Discover the most beautiful corners and the most spectacular monuments, architectural highlights, royal palaces, and residences in the city. Hear legends and authentic stories. See the places associated with famous Warsawians like Fréderic Chopin, Pope John Paul II, and Marie Curie, as well as sites connected with the Solidarity movement. Learn about the Venetian painter Canaletto and the invaluable role of his paintings during the reconstruction of old town. Have a look at Castle Square, King Sigismund’s Column, St. John’s Cathedral, the Market Square, the Barbican, and new town.

Warsaw: Guided City Tour in a Retro Bus or Minibus

3. Warsaw: Guided City Tour in a Retro Bus or Minibus

Discover the best of Warsaw during a 3-hour guided tour on board of a retro bus Jelcz (Cucumber) or of a retro minibus Nysa, commonly used during communism in Poland. Be surprised by the contrasts of the city. Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable local guide and driver presents Warsaw’s top attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • The Palace of Culture and Science, a remnant of the communist area • The UNESCO-listed Old Town with its square and the Warsaw Mermaid • Castle Square and the Royal Castle with its Sigismund Column • Łazienki Królewskie Royal Park from the 18th century • The monument to the Ghetto Heroes • Constitution and Piłsudski Square At the end of the tour, you will be given a shot of traditional Polish vodka.

Warsaw Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

4. Warsaw Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour through Warsaw. Explore Warsaw at your own pace, starting and stopping wherever you want. Visit the Saxon Garden, the Royal Castle, and more. To get started, download the tour app (download credentials received via email after booking), then set out on an adventure to explore this iconic city. You can start the activity at any time. When you begin, work with your team or compete against them as you make your way around the city. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. On the tour, you'll visit the Visitationist Church, New Town Market Square, Krasinski Palace, the Warsaw Barbican, Old town Market Place, the Royal Castle, the Polish National Opera, the Unknown Soldier Monument, the Saxon Garden, and Obelisk Drogowskaz. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity, for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

Warsaw: Old Town and Royal Castle Tour

5. Warsaw: Old Town and Royal Castle Tour

Your tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, before driving to the boundary of the Old Town — where no cars are allowed. Wandering the narrow alleyways and winding boulevards, your guide will explain the rich history that dates back to the 13th century.  See the picturesque Market Square, with its famous mermaid fountain, surrounded by stately and colorful buildings. Afterwards, continue to the Castle Square, the beginning of the Royal Route, which connects may of Warsaw’s most stunning landmarks. Take a tour of the Royal Castle in all its opulence, with included audio guide, before strolling to Pilsudski Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With options for a small group tour, with no more than 8 people, or a private tour, you can cater your experience to your desires. Whatever you choose, after the tour is over, you’ll be taken back to your accommodation, mind brimming with historical and cultural insight.

Warsaw: 4-Hour Old Town, Royal Castle, & POLIN Museum Tour

6. Warsaw: 4-Hour Old Town, Royal Castle, & POLIN Museum Tour

On an intimate 4-hour guided tour of Warsaw’s stunning Old Town, wander through the city square, surrounded by traditional tenements and a beautiful sculpture of the symbol of the city, Siren. Learn about the fascinating history of Warsaw as you pass the Warsaw Barbican and the defensive walls in the Old Town.  Walk down the series of streets once trekked by kings, referred to as the Royal Route. The former communication route of the city, this wide boulevard connects two former royal residences and now brims with cafes, restaurants, and historical attractions. Discover the Castle Square with the famous Sigismund’s Column, and take a guided tour of the magnificent Royal Castle.   The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews documents the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Replete with 4,000 square meters of space, multimedia exhibitions, and eight galleries, discover the successive phases of history, beginning with Jewish settlement in Poland. Travel through thousands of years of religious and political diversity, dramatic events in history, the Holocaust, and conclude with contemporary times.

Warsaw's Must-Sees Self-Driving Tour

7. Warsaw's Must-Sees Self-Driving Tour

Your first time in Warsaw? Or you know it but want to admire it in a different way? Try out a Fiat 126p self-drive Must-see tour. Feel the spirit Warsaw and find out more about its fascinating history while driving an iconic car of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – Fiat 126p a.k.a „Toddler”. Hop on board and just enjoy the ride while listening to our guide presenting you the best known landmarks of Warsaw The best fun way of diving into the city’s atmosphere, the architecture and to meet the people of Warsaw. Drive down the streets of Warsaw and feel like a Monte Carlo race driver in our 650cc Fiat 126p. Do you want to know how the Palace of Culture was constructed?  Visit one of the youngest Old Towns in Europe, altogether with even younger Royal Castle. See what survived the turmoil of War in Warsaw. Bow down in front of the Monument of Warsaw Uprising and know the story of this fascinating action of WW II. If you feel more adventurous drive across the river and visit Praga district – a bit darker side of the city. Drive by its pre-war buildings, feel the multiculturalism of the district, with its Catholic St. Florian’s Church next to Eastern Orthodox Church, and remains of a synagogue. Drive around former vodka factory „Koneser” and visit nearby heart of Praga – Różycki’s market. Enter the part of Warsaw with pubs, bars and cafes hidden in places known only to locals. 

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

8. 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: Customizable Private City Introduction Tour

9. Warsaw: Customizable Private City Introduction Tour

Receive a warm welcome to Warsaw on a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible! In only 90 minutes, a local guide will get you acquainted with Warsaw to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest. Discover where to find main attractions like The Royal Castle and Old Town market square, and how to explore them away from the crowds. And what about that unique family-owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? We got you covered; the local guides are experts in the subject! Forget about touristy traps; on this city kickstart tour, your guide will point you in the right direction. Withlocals City Kickstart Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Private Warsaw City Tour

10. Private Warsaw City Tour

Relax and enjoy the comfort of a private city tour, at any requested hour. Tour the beautiful city of Warsaw straight from your hotel in an air-conditioned limousine, van, minibus or coach (depending on the number of persons). Don’t hesitate to provide your own suggestions for sightseeing. The guides will respect all your requests, and can change the plan according to your needs.  An example program for the 5-hour city tour might include the following.  Drive through the Warsaw City Center, during the rush hours hundreds of thousands of the Warsaw citizens are flitting between the glass skyscrapers. In the central point of the city there is the monumental Palace of the Culture and Science - the highest and probably the most characteristic building in Warsaw and Poland. You will have a chance to enjoy the view of the City from the highest viewing terrace in Warsaw located on the 30th floor. From there go to the Royal Park, and walk in the most beautiful park in Warsaw commonly known as Lazienki or 'The Baths' with its 'Palace on the Water', the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski (1764–95). The park is inhabited by friendly squirrels, awaiting to be fed them with hazelnuts, and proud peacocks strolling around with their huge, colorful tails. Next, go to the Royal Route, with superb aristocratic residences and famous monuments, including the Presidential Palace, Warsaw University and the Holy Cross Church with its urns containing the heart of Fryderyk Chopin. Walk through the Old Town, included on the UNESCO World Heritage site list. Go sightseeing to the interiors of the Royal Castle, residence of monarchs (1596–1795), as well as the residence of the Polish President in 1918. There is also a chance to see King Sigmund's III Column- the first secular monument in Poland. St. John's Cathedral, a Gothic church and witness to some of the most important events in the history of Poland with sarcophagi containing the remains of eminent Poles. The Old Town Market Square and Barbican. Make a trip, then to the former Jewish Ghetto, the Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto, Umschlag Platz and the real modern work of art – the building of the Museum of the history of Polish Jews. Visit the Old Praga district, a fascinating district, overflowing with artistic studios, galleries, alternative theaters and underground clubs, where we can also find many streets which were undamaged during World War II, and so there are some beautiful pre-war lamp-posts, sidewalks and apartment blocks. On the way back there will be opportunity to see The National Stadium, the largest, state-of-the-art stadium in Poland. Winner of the 2012 CEEQA Industry Awards in category: “Building of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe”. The stadium is the venue that hosts the most important sport and cultural events in Poland. Other important places of interest include the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising.

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What people are saying about Old Town Market Place

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 280 reviews

Picked up from my hotel and brought around in a very comfortable and air conditioned bus. Our guide was very knowledgable and passionate even given her own personal experience of growing up in Warsaw as we drove through her local community. Highly recommend the tour for those seeking to learn about polish culture.

This was an excellent observational tour of Warsaw with a knowledgeable and gracious guide, offering not only dry facts, but contextual understanding of history of the city and its people, even with insightful references to current realities of life in Warsaw. Highly recommended. This was a time well spent.

We went on our afternoon tour of warsaw on sunday the10th july.The tour guide a polish gentleman was absolutely outstanding very comical as well.His knowledge was sensational.Brilliant!

Great tour, very friendly and well informed guide, fluent in several languages!

Fabulous experience. Clean bus. And great tour Guide.