Things to do in Warmia-Masuria Province

Our most recommended things to do in Warmia-Masuria Province

From Warsaw: Private tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ

1. From Warsaw: Private tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations in Warsaw. Take a drive deep into the Masurian woods, a beautiful countryside full of forests and lakes. Arrive at the Wolf’s lair and meet your English-speaking guide. Venture deep into the complex of bunkers. The site functioned as its own independent city during the war, complete with its own power plant, water supply, cinema, casino, central telephone-radio, airport and railway station. An 800 hectacre complex was hidden in the forest. Learn about the time that Hitler spent at the Wolf’s Lair. See the room where the failed assassination attempt on Hitler’s life took place. Afterwards, drive back to your accommodations in Warsaw.

Olsztyn Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

2. Olsztyn Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Olsztyn's Old Town with a knowledgeable private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. Learn about the historic significance of the city and its major landmarks. Walk through the Upper Gate, which is the oldest part of the defensive structures of the town, and explore Market Square with its beautiful residential architecture. Visit the Church of St. Jacob Cathedral, a fine example of Warmian Gothic design. Note the high roof and impressive interior of the cathedral. See the Castle of Warmian Bishops, built in the 14th century. Admire the brownish-red exterior of the castle and wander through the beautiful gardens which surround this imposing structure. With the 3-hour tour option, continue the tour to the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Cross the bridge guarded by Monument of St. John Nepomuk and discover one of the most tranquil places in the city, Long Lake.

Gdansk: Private Wolf's Lair Tour

3. Gdansk: Private Wolf's Lair Tour

Your private tour for just you and your group begins as you are picked up from any location in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia. Following 3 hours of driving, you'll arrive to Wolf's Lair. The fortress is composed of 80 buildings which were built between 1940-1942, with 50 of them being bunkers. The headquarters had its own electric power generator, railway station, and an air-strip, and quarters for top Nazi officials as well as a casino and cinema were located in the central part of the compound. The whole area was camouflaged, protected by barbed wire and mine fields. Transportation is conducted by deluxe, spacious, and air-conditioned vehicles which are driven by experienced chauffeurs. Throughout your journey to the site and back you will be free to admire the beauty of the Polish countryside.

Masurian Lake District: Canoe and Sailing Tour from Warsaw

4. Masurian Lake District: Canoe and Sailing Tour from Warsaw

Depart Warsaw at 9:30 AM and head for the Masurian Lake District. Arrive at 1:00 PM and begin your adventure with a canoeing trip in a one or two passenger boat, guided by your professional instructor. Your 3-hour canoe trip will be on the picturesque Krutyń River, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful canoe routes in Europe. The river is very calm and the rafting is relaxing, in the heart of wonderful nature.  Next, head to the town of Mikołajki. Take a trip around the center of the town to see the yachts in the marina and the fantastic views of the lakes surrounding the town. Then, board your 40-meter yacht for a 3-hour cruise. Dinner will be served during the cruise, which takes place on the biggest lake in Poland, Śniadrwy. If you are lucky, you will see an amazing sunset from the yacht deck. Return to Warsaw for 12:00 midnight. 

Olsztyn Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

5. Olsztyn Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

Meet your friendly guide at Krakowska Gate, then set off on a 2.5, 3.5, or 5-hour food tour (depending on the option chosen). The tour has been designed to showcase the very best of Polish cuisine at 2, 3, or 4 carefully selected venues across the city. At each venue, taste, compare, and explore the flavor combinations of Polish delicacies while learning about local history and traditions. Combine each tour with a guided exploration of the most iconic sights of Olsztyn Old Town as you go from one venue to the next.  On the 2.5-hour option, visit 2 venues to taste different styles of dumplings, as well as Polish meats. Your meal is accompanied by a soft drink, a coffee or tea, and a delicious cake. On the 3.5-hour tour, taste authentic Polish food at 3 venues, including 3 kinds of dumplings, Polish meat, regional specialties, traditional soup, as well as a soft drink, coffee or tea, beer, and a cake. During your tasting, listen to your guide share fascinating information about local customs and which delicacies are related to which occasions. To get a deeper understanding and appreciation of Polish cuisine, select the special 5-hour option, which includes your choice of a tasting of beer or vodka, with 8 types of each to choose from. Enjoy a more extensive guided walk through the city: wander around the busy Market Square, where you can admire the beautiful architecture and see the Old Town Hall. Visit the Cathedral next which boasts intricate Gothic architecture, and finally, soak up the historic atmosphere at a 14th century castle.

Warsaw: Private Full-Day Wolf's Lair Tour

6. Warsaw: Private Full-Day Wolf's Lair Tour

Wolf’s Lair is a complex of huge and tremendous bunkers, located in a picturesque land full of woods and lakes called Masuria. It is one of the most ravishing regions of Poland and is worth a visit to the breathtaking natural scenery alone. This is a secret complex of multi-story bunkers that are completely hidden from the world which were the witness to some of the most important moments of the Second World War. This is the place where the Operation Barbarossa, the secret plan to invade the Soviet Union, was being led. It is also where the decision to build the extermination camps was taken and was also where the unsuccessful assassination of Hitler took place in July 1944. Despite being blown up during the retreat of Germans in January 1945, Wolf’s Liar is still very impressive. The colossal concrete bunkers spread around the huge area show the military impetus and power of Nazi Germany. Hitler wasn’t the only one to quarter there, with many of the most important people of the Third Reich such as Goering, Bormann, Keitel, and Jodl, having also had bunkers in the Wolf’s Liar. The historic value of the place and its beautiful surroundings attract over 250 thousand tourists from all over the world each year. On the way back you will visit one of the three places: Mamerki, where you can see more bunkers, a medieval castle, or a beautiful Baroque church with a spectacular interior.

Warsaw: Wolf’s Lair, St. Lipka & Mamerki Private Tour

7. Warsaw: Wolf’s Lair, St. Lipka & Mamerki Private Tour

Discover Adolf Hitler’s military headquarters, where he spent most of World War II. See for yourself 50 well-camouflaged massive bunkers, where Hitler made the decisions about war strategy and construction of death camps, and where he was attacked in 1944. The Wolf’s Lair was highly guarded, surrounded by minefield and operated for 4 years with over 2,000 inhabitants.  Your local guide will share interesting stories and facts about this place and show you hidden gems of this enormous area. If you choose the extended tour option, you will also see Mamerki village, the former headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Land Forces. This is a huge area with bunkers, shelters, and houses for generals and officers. See the interior of a famous U-boot or enter the museum dedicated to the Eastern Front before visiting the St. Mary’s Sanctuary in Święta Lipka. See the striking baroque architecture, colorful and rich gate as you enter. Inside you will find beautiful organs, paintings on the walls, a richly-decorated roof and sculptures.

Masurian Lake District: The Wolf’s Lair and Yacht Tour

8. Masurian Lake District: The Wolf’s Lair and Yacht Tour

Depart Warsaw at 9:30 AM and head to visit the Ruins of Adolf Hitler’s Bunker, The Wolf’s Lair, from the Second World War. Learn the details of a failed attempt on the Nazi Germany leader by conspirators including Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. Discover the system of building shelters and military fortifications in the Second World War. Listen to stories and anecdotes related to the Wolf’s Lair.  Next, head to the town of Mikołajki. Take a trip around the center of the town to see the yachts in the marina and the fantastic views of the lakes surrounding the town. Then, board your 40-meter yacht for a 3-hour cruise. Dinner will be served during the cruise, which takes place on the biggest lake in Poland, Śniadrwy. If you are lucky, you will see an amazing sunset from the yacht deck. Return to Warsaw for 12:00 midnight.

Wolfschanze: Private Transport to Wolf's Lair

9. Wolfschanze: Private Transport to Wolf's Lair

In the forest between the Lake Siercze and Lake Moj is the complex of bunkers, which during World War II was the headquarters of the armed forces high command and Hitler’s headquarters. The commander of the Third Reich stayed here for over 900 days. Construction and expansion of accommodation lasted 4 years.    In 1959, the land Wolf’s Lair was opened to the public. Since then, thousands have flocked here to visit this infamous spot.  The 10-hour tour includes private transportation from your hotel in Gdansk or Sopot , free time to explore the Wolf's Lair and the surrounding area and return transportation. The driver is English-speaking and will help with buying tickets and organizing a guide. Price does not include fees for guide and entrance tickets.

Olsztyn Private Vodka Tasting Tour

10. Olsztyn Private Vodka Tasting Tour

Learn about Poland's national spirit on a guided vodka tasting tour through Olsztyn. With a local guide, learn about the vodka tradition of Poland and its important role in a variety of cultural events and celebrations.  Visit several different establishments which showcase various aspects of Polish culture. Try some standard white vodka made from potato and grain. Taste various flavoured vodkas, as well as local liqueurs. Enjoy a variety of traditional Polish appetizers to complement the tastings throughout the tour. With the 2-hour option, you will taste a set of 5 vodkas and some appetizers at 3 different venues. If you want to try more different flavours of vodka, select the 3-hour option and try 7 special shots at 4 different venues. With the 4-hour option, enjoy 10 different vodkas and a wider range of food tastings for a complete experience.

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What people are saying about Warmia-Masuria Province

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Everything was great that day. Even if the driver could not speak German as booked. The driver was just super personable, despite poor English. But I give 0 points to EOS Tours! Very poor accessibility (no Whatsapp!!!) and email traffic very very sluggish. My tour to Majdanek was canceled after some back and forth at 7pm the night before! Was very angry!!!

Had an excellent tour with our on-site guide. Our driver from Warsaw was very good, personable, and informative whenever we asked a question. Highly recommend!

It was a great experience with the exception of the mosquitos. It is located in a forest so consider applying mosquito repellent.

Everything was perfect from our driver to the gentleman ho show as the place at the Wolfs Lair! Definitely worth it !!!

must do tour with own guide who is knowledgeable and friendly..great experience