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AROUND WARSAW

If you stay in Warsaw for a couple of days and would like to make half or full day trips to explore other places in Poland - this offer is for you.
The below options are only examples which you can change according to your needs. Please contact me and together we shall tailor a tour that will best suit your expectations.

Zelazowa Wola ZELAZOWA WOLA - Chopin's Birthplace
Duration about 4 - 5 hours

This trip includes a visit to Żelazowa Wola - the birthplace of Frederick Chopin, about 1.5 hour drive from Warsaw along the forest, villages and farms. One can visit the house where Chopin was born, listen to his music, stroll through the surrounding scenic park located on a river and visit the church in Brochow (a fortified, late gothic structure) where Frederick Chopin was baptised and his parents had been married. The Museum is closed on Mondays. On summer Sundays (May - September) open-air live concerts of Chopin's music are performed at 12:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.

NIEPOKALANOW - Saint Maximilian Kolbe' s Monastery
This tour could be combined with the above trip to Chopin's birthplace. (Requires additional time)

On the way back from Zelazowa Wola to Warsaw we might stop at Niepokalanów - the Franciscan monastery founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe, at present one of the most important places of pilgrimages in Poland. You might see his cell and the chapel where he prayed; there is also a Museum dedicated to the Saint and to the life of the monks.

Nieborow Palace NIEBOROW - The Radziwills' Palace
This can be a half day tour but it could also be extended by visiting the above mentioned Chopin's birthplace.

On this tour we shall visit a gorgeous residence of one of the Polish aristocratic families - the Radziwills who lived there until 1945. If you like interiors furnished with valuable furniture and works of art including paintings and antique sculptures, this is the trip for you. There is a beautiful park with a lake attached to the Palace.

Lodz-Poznanski's Palace LODZ
Full day trip

Lodz is an amazing city. In the 19th century it became a centre of the textile industry. Many enterprising industrialists - Jews, Germans and Poles rapidly made fabulous fortunes and built here their factories and extravagant residences. Lodz is a pleasant town where one can admire the 19th century architecture, visit the interiors of palaces and factories. Enjoy lunch or a cup of coffee in one of the atmospheric cafes. There is also a very interesting old Jewish Cemetery.

TORUN
Full day trip

Torun - the birthplace of Copernicus, Polish great astronomer "who stopped the sun and moved the earth". It is one of the best preserved Gothic towns in the country, with superb Medieval architecture. Torun is not to be missed.


Kazimierz Dolny KAZIMIERZ DOLNY
Full day trip

This is a leisure trip to a picturesque and charming Renaissance town located on hills and on the Vistula banks. You will see splendid 16-17th century houses, ruins of a medieval castle, old churches, granaries, an old synagogue building and the old Jewish butchers' stalls. You can enjoy beautiful landscape views and stroll in one of the numerous gorges. This little town has a "Bohemian flavour" as it has always attracted artists and intellectuals, many of whom had chosen it for their home.

TREBLINKA
Duration about 5 hours

Treblinka I - a former concentration camp and Treblinka II - a site of former extermination camp where some 800.000 Jewish people perished in gas chambers in 1942 - 43. The location is still weird, in a desolated place. The traces of the camp had been carefully erased by the Nazis. Today there is a very impressive monument, which stands for a symbolic grave. One might say there is nothing left but believe me, there are emotions. And the memory of those murdered people...

TYKOCIN
This tour could be combined with the visit to Treblinka. Requires additional time and charge

A former Jewish shtetl. Before WW II Jews made 50% of the population. Today you can still see Jewish wooden houses and one of the finest synagogues in Poland built in 1642 (now museum). Tykocin is a typical example of Jewish urban architecture.

Jadwiga Weralska
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