Warsaw City Breaks
Warsaw - Poland's fascinating capital! You will be truly enchanted by the history and atmosphere of this magnificent city, which combines the influences of Western and Eastern Europe, where tradition meets modernity. Take a stroll through Warsaw's charming Old Town and Royal Castle and you'd think the city had enjoyed a comfortable existence the past 200 years.
But at the end of World War II, almost the entire city lay in rubble and ruin. However, Varsovians picked themselves up and rebuilt almost everything, according to paintings, photographs and personal memories. The reconstruction is so good that it is now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Warsaw's unquenchable energy doesn't just extend to construction, though. Its exquisite cultural events calendar offers a huge variety of productions all year round. The city buzzes with activity every night of the week and is famous for the sparkling nightlife, full of people who are ready to have fun, feel the music and dance.
Did you know?
Warsaw is home to the world's narrowest house. The Keret House is just 152 centimetres at its widest and narrows to just 92 centimetres in places.
- Flight time from London: 2 hours 15 min
- Warsaw Chopin Airport: 8km from the city centre; transfer time about 20 min
- Nearest railway station: Warszawa Centralna railway station
- Currency: Polish złoty
Stroll through Warsaw's Royal Route to the Belvedere and admire numerous palaces, churches, galleries, art shops, cafes and other buildings of historic and artistic importance.
Visit the birthplace and a museum of famous scientist Maria Sklodowska-Curie, who has twice received the Nobel prize.
As the historic centre and oldest part of the city, the old town is also a living, breathing cultural salon. Founded in the 13th century as the Prince's castle, it is surrounded by walls.
Museum Palace at Wilanów
One of the most precious monuments of Polish Baroque built for King Jan III Sobieski.
Contains a rich collection of exhibits from antiquity to modern times. The building originates from the interwar period.
Morning sightseeing tour
This city tour includes all the 'must see' monuments and sights of Warsaw including Lazienki Park, Theatre Square with the Grand Opera and former Town Hall Buildings, as well as Belvedere Palace, and the Ghetto Heroes Memorial. You will also drive through the most famous and elegant avenues in Warsaw and see Nowy Swiat and Krakowskie Przedmiescie avenues, the Presidential Palace, University of Warsaw, Holy Cross Church with Chopin's heart, and the Copernicus Statue. Later you will also go to the old town to see St. John's Cathedral with its magnificent Gothic interiors, St. Ann's Church and the Castle Square with the Column of King Sigismund III Vasa. You will also see the Old Town Market Square and the City Walls. Price of tour is £32pp.
This path links someof the city's most beautiful streets. Along the way, you will see the Holy Cross Church, where the heart of Polish composer Frederick Chopin is buried.
Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The vibrant multi-media displays here show what life was like in the Jewish communit before the Holocaust.