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Warsaw Old Town Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 6 people
Destination(s): Poland  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 25 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 25 Euro (EUR)

Old Town was historical, economical and political heart and oldest part of the city, and now it is also a living, breathing cultural salon. Founded in the 13th century as the Mazovian Duke's castle, it is surrounded by walls. During World War II, 90% of it was destroyed, but thanks to its excellent restoration and recovery, in 1980 it was granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Culture. Currently, it is a lively place, bustling with tourists and locals, and full of galleries, cafés and restaurants. During Old Town sightseeing tour.

You will visit The Royal Castle - in the Middle Ages seat of Mazovian Dukes, from 1526 when Mazovia was incorporated in Kingdom of Poland became one of the royal residences. In 1596 when Sigmund the III Vase moved his summer residence from Krakow to Warsaw, Royal Castle became a seat of polish kings. In 1944 Royal Castle, after Warsaw Uprising, was totally destroyed by Nazis.
We will also drop in to the Old Town Market Square, founded in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, this is one of the most picturesque corners of the Old Warsaw.

Old Town Market Square was from the Middle Ages to the end of 18th century main square of Warsaw: celebrations and markets were organised here, and legal judgements were passed on the condemned. The central part of the market was originally occupied by the town hall which was pull down in 1817, and in 1944,during the Warsaw Uprising the Old Town was completely wiped out. All its buildings were reconstructed after World War II and their appearance is a perfect match to the Square's original look in the 17th and 18th centuries.During this tour I shall tell You two legends, about the Mermaid - Warsaw's coat of arms, a monster called Basilisk that lived in the basements of the buildings located along one side of Dekert, at the corner of Krzywe Kolo.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Optional admissions:
- Warsaw Royal Castle: 22 PLN/9 USD.

About This Supplier
Location: Poland
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2011

Hello and welcome to my City, M20699 - Przewodnik po Warszawie I’m M20699, a licenced Warsaw guide. I am a third-generation Varsovian and I love the city’s dramatic history, architecture and culture, which has been passed down through my family. As an independent tour operator I also organise tours throughout...

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