Warsaw Guide - Private Tours throughout Poland
Hubert Pawlik
Warsaw City

TOURS THROUGHOUT POLAND

Poland with its rich history and lovely nature is a pretty and interesting country. Wherever you go, to the south, north, east or west - you will find something interesting. Many places in Poland are real gems and thus have been placed by UNESCO on the list of world cultural heritage. You may admire lovely landscapes and architecture. Travelling by private car with a guide-driver gives You complete flexibility, with itineraries to suit you. Although I am based in Warsaw, I am able to pick you up from any airport or railway station in Poland.
Tell me how much time you are going to spend in Poland and what you would like to explore and I shall prepare proper itinerary of your visit together with you.

Below you may find two samples of popular routes starting from Warsaw:

2 DAYS IN THE NORTH OF POLAND - GDAŃSK & MALBORK TOUR

Gdansk – A thousand-year history city, located at the crossroads of important commercial and communication routes, an extensive port and mercantile traditions - all this makes Gdańsk a meeting place of many cultures, nationalities and denominations. harbour located on the Baltic Sea. The cradle of the Solidarity movement. Popular sightseeing destination.

During tour around Gdańsk you will see:

  • Long Market with its townhouses restored after damages of World War II
  • Fountain of Neptune
  • Artus Court – once meeting place for the wealthy burghers of Gdansk
  • Crane Gate, Green Gate, Golden Gate, High Gate and Prison Tower
  • Church of St. Mary - the largest medieval brick-built church in Europe with well known figure of the Virgin and Child and Astronomical Clock made by Hans Durunger in 15th century
  • Oliwa Cathedral – built in 14th century in Gothic style.
  • Malbork Castle -The Malbork Castle was built by the Teutonic Order in XIII century as an Ordensburg and named Marienburg (literally "Mary's Castle"). The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress; it is the world’s largest brick castle and one of the most impressive of its kind in Europe. The castle and its museum are listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

3 DAYS TOUR IN THE SOUTH OF POLAND- KRAKÓW- VIA CZĘSTOCHOWA OR AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAU (OPTIONALLY) –WIELICZKA-ZAKOPANE


During that tour You will explore :

  • Częstochowa – is one of the most important sites in the Christian world and is often called a Religious Capital of Poland. Millions of pilgrims, including over 100 000 foreigners, come here every year to pray at the miraculous Black Madonna Shrine. Historians date the famous painting to the 14th century. But a legend says it has been made by Saint Luke Evangelist on a piece of wood from the table used by Virgin Mary in Nazareth.
    Now a famous icon is a part of Baroque altar made of silver and ebony. The altar is opened twice a day with organ music accompaniment. The painting is covered with precious decoration, forming royal gowns for Virgin Mary and her Child. Only a mysterious, dark face with two scars on the cheek can be seen. Spare gowns are kept in the Treasury with other priceless jewels. Gown is changed for special occasions.
  • Wieliczka - a UNESCO salt mine, that has been in operation since the Middle Ages. For sightseers, there is a special route leading through an extraordinary fairytale world of corridors, chambers and galleries. Among Wieliczka’s treasures are amazing chapels carved into the salt. The most famous is the stunningly beautiful Chapel of St. Kinga decorated with salt sculptures and chandeliers made of salt crystals.
  • Cracow - the former capital city of Poland. The first documented reference to Kraków can be found in records from 965 of the Cordova merchant Abraham ben Jacob. He mentions a rich burg city situated at the crossing of trade routes and surrounded by woods. Kraków was not destroyed during the World War II it has retained the old architecture from different periods.

What You will Explore in Cracow:

  • Wawel - Royal Castle-Wawel Castle, which was redesigned several times throughout the centuries, is a combination of the Gothic and the Renaissance styles. The jewels of Wawel are its Arras tapestries woven from wool, silk and metallic thread in Brussels workshops. They were commissioned by King Sigismund II Augustus (1520-1572). Some 136 tapestries out of 360 have survived in this collection, which is ranked among the largest in Europe.
  • St. Mary's Tower -also known as the Straży (Guard), Budzielna (Waking), Alarmowa (Alarm) and Hejnalica (Heynal) Tower – is the only tower in the world from which a trumpeter has played the Heynal (bugle call) to the four quarters of the globe every hour throughout the whole day for over six hundred years.
  • Streets of the Old Town - in the 14th century Kraków had 42 named streets. We will explore :
  • Grodzka, Wiślna, Floriańska, Bracka and Sławkowska.
  • Jewish Kazimierz -Kraków’s Kazimierz is a special place, because it has been shaped by the close neighbourhood of Christianity and Judaism lasting for several centuries. The Jews came to Kazimierz in the second half of the 14th century, and till the first years of the 19th century they had lived there in the separate “Jewish town” whose limits largely followed today’s Miodowa, Św. Wawrzyńca, Wąska, Józefa and Bożego Ciała Streets. It was an autonomous enclave governed by rabbis and elected elders that recognised only the king’s supremacy held on his behalf by the Kraków voivode.
  • Auschwitz Birkenau - The concentration camp in Auschwitz was established by Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into museum displaying evidence of the genocide. Block no. 11, known as the Death Block, was where people were murdered also at the "Wall of Death". Outside the camp, there is a gas chamber, where 70, 000 people were killed in 1940-1943. In 1941, 3 kilometres from Oswiecim, in the former village of Brzezinka, the Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approx. 1. 5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe, people of all nationalities and political and religious persuasions. Since 1944, transports of prisoners from all over the continent entered directly through the "Gate of Death". In 1979, Auschwitz - Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site.
  • Zakopane - Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland, thanks to its splendid natural scenery, its pistes and hiking trails, and a rich folk culture. You will begin your exploration of the area by taking the funicular railway to the top of Mount Gubałówka for views over the granite and limestone peaks of the Tatra Mountains. Having returned to the oldest part of Zakopane, we will visit the charming wooden old parish church and the most unique cemetery in Poland. To complete your experience, you will have a chance to visit the enormous regional market and enjoy lunch in a regional restaurant serving local specialities. If you wish to find out more about this unusual region we may visit the Tatra Museum or the village of Chochołów (famous for its 150-year-old wooden log cabins and a serene atmosphere).

TOUR

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Kilometers

Price

3 DAYS TOUR IN THE SOUTH OF POLAND- KRAKÓW- VIA CZĘSTOCHOWA OR AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAU (OPTIONALLY) –WIELICZKA-ZAKOPANE


72

950

130 EURO per day + 0,5 EURO per 1 km

2 DAYS IN THE NORTH OF POLAND GDAŃSK & MALBORK TOUR

48

850

130 EURO per day + 0,5 EURO per 1 km

  • Entrance fees, meals, etc. are not included in the above prices.

  • The Guests will cover my overnight accommodation.

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