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Free Tour Old Town

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Friday / Saturday / Sunday

Start: 2pm

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free-tour-warsaw-old-townJoin our Free Walking Tour to the Old Town of Warsaw.

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Schedule
Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Start time
2 pm
Language
English or German
Duration
2 hours
Distance of the tour
1,5 km

Meeting point

Address: Plac Zamkowy 1, 00-001 Warszawa

The meeting point is on the Castle Square in front of the 22 m high Sigismund Column.

The city guide has a white umbrella!

What you can expect

The guide awaits you on the Castle Square, the historical center of Warsaw. Here the Old Town and the Royal Route meet. The square is surrounded by the salmon red Royal Castle and the colorful facades of the Old Town, in the middle stands the almost 400 year old Sigismund Column. If it weren’t for our great and interesting guided tour of the city, you could spend hours here enjoying the flow of time.

After a short historical introduction and answering the questions of all questions “Why is Warsaw the capital of Poland and who is not satisfied with it”, we go to the courtyard of the royal residence. The palace is architecturally part of the whole ensemble of the Old Town, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1980.

Afterwards we will show you the royal gardens and the main facade of the royal palace. For this we have to go to the Vistula Valley.

After a short photo session, we climb the stairs back up to the panoramic platform on the medieval dung heap. From here we have a beautiful view of the Warsaw-Praga district, the National Stadium and the Vistula River with the natural sandy beach “La Playa”. We are in the part of the Old Town, which is surrounded by a city wall. Here you will discover

  • the Market Square with the Warsaw Mermaid
  • the “German” bell
  • the narrowest facade
  • St. John’s Cathedral and the Jesuit Church
  • the city wall with the Barbican
  • the monument of the Little Insurgent

The city guide will give you numerous tips for good Polish restaurants, cafes and the best traditional pastry shop, which you can find only here.

We leave the Old Town and go to the New Town. The highlights are the house where E.T.A. lived from 1804 to 1806 and the birthplace of Marie Curie, double Nobel Prize winner and discoverer of radium and polonium in the early 20th century.

The tour ends after about 2 hours at the Warsaw Uprising Memorial.

You won’t have to flow with the tourist crowd all the time, because we know our own secret ways that allow us to enjoy the Old Town to the fullest.

Highlights
Sigismund Column, Royal Caste (courtyard), Old Town with market square, St. John´s Cathedral, Viewing terrace on the medieval dung hill, the city wall with the barbican, birth house of Marie Curie, Monument of the Warsaw Uprising 1944

This is your city guide

antoni-warsaw

Your guide Antoni

Antoni is the founder of Free Tours Warsaw by Walking Poland. He was born in Poland in 1984 and grew up in Germany. After studying law in Bielefeld, he moved to Warsaw in 2012. German and Polish are his mother tongues, he speaks English fluently. In 2013, he acquired a city guide licence and founded his own tour company in 2017.

He says about himself that his Polish heart pumps blood into the German brain. His Polish and German perspectives mix and complement each other to form an overall picture full of interesting conclusions, which he is happy to pass on to his guests.

On his city tours, he enjoys talking to the tourists and is very grateful for every unexpected question.


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