ORIENTATION TOUR of WARSAW and The ROYAL CASTLE VISIT
date: 18 March 2017
price: 70 EUR per person
included: English speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees
note: tour will be operated at min. 15 persons
Discover Poland’s capital: fascinating city full of contrasts, modern metropolis with a turbulent history.
The Royal Route
You see the aristocratic residences, famous monuments and churches including the Holy Cross Church with urn containing the heart of Fryderyk Chopin as well as Presidential Palace and other government buildings.
The Old Town with the Royal Castle with its Square
You get the chance to see King Sigismund’s III Column – the first secular monument in Poland, Royal Castle and defense wall system.
Royal Castle visit – a national monument of Polish history, official royal residence since 1596. The royal halls and chambers are furnished with historic mementoes and precious works of art. See the Courtier and the Deputy Chambers, King Stanisław August Poniatowski’s Chambers, Small Chapel, Grand Apartment Baroque Marble Room and the Knight Room.
You visit St. John’s Cathedral a witness of the most important events in the history of Poland.
The Old Market Square with the statue of Warsaw Mermaid and full of restaurants, cafeterias, galleries.
Warsaw’s New Town with the Barbican, the house of Madame Curie (great Polish scientist who received two Nobel Prizes for her achievements in the field of physics and chemistry) and the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising 1944.
Palace of Culture and Science – the tallest building in Warsaw (231 m) and a classic example of socialistrealist architecture. ‘A gift from Stalin’, ‘a gift of the Soviet people to the Polish nation’ as it used to be called, still arouses controversy.
Visit at the Viewing terrace ‘The Thirtieth Floor’. The terrace viewpoint is on the 30th floor, at a height of 114 m, which is reached by modern elevator. From here, you can admire a truly panoramic view of Warsaw.
Other important places of interest to be visited:
Marshal Joseph Pilsudski Sq. with the Tomb of Unknown Solider and Saxon Garden