Warsaw Historic Centre

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Short Description
Our main introduction tour to the history of Warsaw. You will see the Royal Road, the Royal Castle, the Old Town and the New Town.
Total time
2h 30min
English, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
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!Go to map
Ending point
Close to Barbican and New Town
Additional info
♿️Wycieczka odpowiednia dla osób z ograniczoną mobilnością i wózków
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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! 

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!

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.

Booking is obligatory. 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. Please be informed that groups larger than 7 people (even if 2 or more smaller bookings were made!) that did not make a prepaid booking will not be allowed on the tour.


Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 days ago

Hicimos el tour con Ana y fue maravilloso, lo explica todo súper bien y además te hace súper amena la visita, ha sido una forma muy entretenida de aprender sobre la historia de Varsovia. Repetiremos mañana con el del barrio judío.



Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 days ago

Ana, nuestra guía, increíble. Te lleva a sensaciones de la época, cuenta la historia que hace que entres en ella. 100% recomendable. Un placer.


The VERY best way to learn about beautiful Warsaw

Rated 5.0 out of 5
5 days ago

This was the most interesting and engaging tour of any city I have visited. This was due to a very large extent to our excellent guide Ana. She has a huge amount of knowledge about the city, but she does not simply relate facts – she has the great skill of being a storyteller who can make the city and its history come alive. Add to this just the right amount of humour and a slice of her own personal experience and you have the best, most engaging 2.5 hours you will spend in Warsaw.

2.5 hours? was it really that long? the time just flew by and all too soon were were applauding Ana’s work and sadly saying our goodbyes.

For those concerned about coping with the walking , being 70 it crossed my mind – but don’t be – the pace is leisurely but purposeful and the route pretty much totally flat. We chose the 2.30pm tour only so that we could assess the weather and dress accordingly.

Dziękuję Ana, jesteś gwiazdą

Andy Reader

Great tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 days ago

Excellent tour of Warsaw today with Ana. Really informative, amusing and entertaining. Will definitely try to learn more about the history of this beautiful city. Inspiring.

Bruce Crawford

Very interesting view on Warsaw's history

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 days ago

My group joined the Warsaw Historic Centre with Jacek and we enjoyed very much!

He’s clearly passionate about what he does and very knowledgeable. He’s got a unique sense of humour, which made the tour even more enjoyable. We had to slightly adapt the path due to a protest happening but we didn’t miss any of the stories. Super recommended!


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

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