9:00 Transfer from Hotel
—– Morning visits: National Stadium, Old Town, Palace of Culture and Science
—– Afternoon visits: Łazienki Królewskie, Palace in Wilanow
The National Stadium is the most modern multi-functional arena and one of the most modern facilities of this type in Europe. In 2013, it became the most popular place in Poland, attracting over a million visitors within 12 months.
A UNESCO world heritage site, the Old Town charms with its colourful townhouses and the exceptional atmosphere of its narrow streets. When in the Old Town Market Square, you will meet a mermaid – the official symbol of the city. Don’t forget to see the Barbican, stop by the bell on Kanonia Street, and walk along the old city walls. You should also visit the Royal Castle. Apart from the royal apartments, the old seat of Polish rulers also houses an art collection with paintings by Rembrandt and Bernardo Bellotto, also known as Canaletto.
The Palace of Culture and Science, the best-known and tallest building in the city, was a gift from the Soviet people to the Poles. Visible from almost any place in Warsaw, the palace is to Warsaw what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris – the perfect landmark.
Łazienki Królewskie Museum: The vast park surrounding the summer residence of the last Polish king, Stanisław August Poniatowski, is where Varsovians like to go for longer walks. The park is home to a winter garden, an amphitheatre, and even a Chinese garden. The biggest attraction, however, is the park’s permanent residents: the squirrels and peacocks. Another site worth seeing is the classicistic Palace on the Isle with its enchanting interior design and gallery of paintings. The park is famous for its Chopin concerts, which take place from mid-May to the end of September every Sunday at noon and 4 pm. Come lounge on the grass and enjoy the music.
The Palace in Wilanow is one of the most important monuments of Polish national culture – the residence of Jan III Sobieski. The history of Wilanów Palace began in April 1677, when the village of Milanów became the property of King Jan III Sobieski.