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Warsaw Historic Centre

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English, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Total time
2h 30min
Meeting point
Nicolaus Copernicus Monument on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street 2 (near to Metro Station: "Nowy Świat - Uniwersytet", line 2). Look for the guide with yellow umbrella!
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A city that suffered tremendous losses over the last 100 years. Come and see how it rose like a phoenix from the ashes: experience the invincible spirit of Warsaw and learn about the heroism of its people. 

Today’s Warsaw is a like a patchwork quilt. A few original, grand pre-war buildings; the fully reconstructed and colourful Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; hulking communist architecture and modern skyscrapers. It is different than any other place you’ve seen. The architectural fabric of the city reflects its unique, and often tumultuous, history. Over the centuries, Warsaw has been the setting for many extraordinary events and people: the adoption of the world’s second-oldest democratic constitution in 1791, one of the most decisive battles in history, the music and life of Chopin, and the birth of Marie Skłodowska-Curie, the only person to receive the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields. The wartime deeds of Hitler and Stalin left an indelible mark on the city. 

During our tour we’ll discover both the past and the present. We’ll start at Krakowskie Przedmieście at the monument of Nicolaus Copernicus to see one of the most beautiful and lively streets of the city with its astonishing buildings, wide pedestrian areas, restaurants, shops, and greenery, and we’ll finish in the Old Town – the historical heart of Warsaw.

But Warsaw is not only about the past. The thriving cultural scene, theater, music, fascinating museums, world-class restaurants and shops make visit to this city a stimulating experience.

Come and join our tour to understand Warsaw, Poles and Poland’s role in world history.

On this 2h 30 minutes’ FREE Walkative! TOUR you will see:

  • Copernicus Monument on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street

  • Royal Castle

  • University of Warsaw

  • The presidential palace

  • Sigmund Column

  • Old town Market Square

  • St. John Cathedral

  • …and much more! 

The last stop is near the Zygmunt’s Column.

After visiting the historic centre we recommend taking Jewish Warsaw, Warsaw at War and Communist Warsaw free tours to understand Warsaw’s complicated history better!

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Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

  • Meeting point:
    Nicolaus Copernicus Monument on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street 2 (near to Metro Station: “Nowy Świat – Uniwersytet”, line 2). Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella.
  • Start time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • Groups of 8-12 people that booked with paid option – note it is not a private tour.
  • Groups of more than 7 that did not pay for the reservation can be rejected by the guide.
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Meeting Point
Nicolaus Copernicus Monument on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street 2 (near to Metro Station: "Nowy Świat - Uniwersytet", line 2), Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.

Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them - guides have the right to deny participation to them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

Amazing walk in the center.

Rated 5 out of 5
2 months ago

Lukasz was a wonderful guide, showing us the main landmarks of the city. The stories around the streets and people who lived there was a special touch.

Thank you for the sweets and all the information and suggestions.

Eddy Lopez

Great walking tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
2 months ago

It was a very informative walking tour. I gained a good overview about Warsaw and learned a lot about the city. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and presented the information with a good sense of humor. I highly recommend this tour!


Best Walking Tour in recent times

Rated 5 out of 5
2 months ago

The Walkative tour was very informative, one of the must-do things in Warsaw. It was well-planned, starting at Copernicus Monument and ending at Uprising Monument. Our tour guide, Ana – was charming, witty and humorous. She’s proficient in Polish history and the current affairs too. Her sense of humor made the tour pleasant.

We went for the tour in first week of November where sunset was at 4 PM, and the tour was between 2:30 – 5 PM. So our timing was a bit off – it was dark and cold after 4 PM, and we couldn’t see the Barbican and the rest of the tour perfectly.

P.S: I couldn’t find the “Book Online” option and number of free spots etc from a Computer, but it was available in mobile phone browser. Hope they’ll notice the bug and resolve soon.

Ravi Theja Kakkireni

Tour muy bonito e intenso

Rated 5 out of 5
3 months ago

Muy bonito free tour, a pesar que llovió un poco, Andrés se encargo que nos olvidáramos de ello, debido a la intensidad y apasionamiento con lo que nos cuenta la historia de Varsovia, muy recomendado, lo van a disfrutar 😉


Espectacular tour y el mejor guía

Rated 5 out of 5
3 months ago

Andres es un genio. Cuenta la historia con tanta pasión que podes imaginarla como si estuvieras reviviendo la historia. Hicimos el tour con lluvia y eso no lo detuvo en absoluto para contar con mímica cada hecho. Espectacular !


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