WARSAW - modern capital with intriguing history
Arrival in Warsaw. Airport transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a traditional Polish restaurant.
In the morning – guided tour of Warsaw. The capital of Poland was severely damaged during the Second World War and most of the architecture represents the post-war period. Our tour starts in the Old Town (since 1980 on UNESCO list as “an exceptional example of the comprehensive reconstruction of a city that had been deliberately and totally destroyed”). You’ll see the Royal Castle, St. John’s Cathedral, Old Market Square and Barbican. Next we move to one of the most beautiful parks in Warsaw – Lazienki Park (with Palace on The Water and Federic Chopin Monument).
After lunch break we visit Wilanow Residence built in 17th century for one of the Polish king. It consists of an impressing Baroque palace and gardens, sculptures and numerous buildings located in the park. As a nice ending of a day full of impressions we enjoy a Chopin music concert in one of the Warsaw palaces.
A different look at the city – tour off the bitten path. Travelling by an old style vehicle, you’ll visit the pre-war Praga district with a 19th century tenement houses and then move in time to the socialism era and the remains of it in the architecture of the city – the Constitution Square, the typical concrete blocks of flats and finally the Palace of Culture and Science – a communist époque skyscraper, Stalin’s gift to Warsaw. The tour finishes with typical Polish lunch in a communist-style bar and a snap of vodka!
Airport transfer and departure from Warsaw.