Warsaw Old Town (UNESCO area) - Free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 14, 2023

We are the oldest free walking tour company in Warsaw, showing Warsaw to international tourists since 2011. We’re a local Warsaw-based company. Our guides are true Varsovians. They love their city and they want to share their passion with you. On each tour, you will get an original, different, local perspective. We’re a top-rated walking tour in Warsaw on Google.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

This tour covers in detail the historical core of Warsaw - the medieval Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage area) and the second oldest district of Warsaw - the New Town.

On this tour you will learn about life in medieval Warsaw, powerful Polish kings, Warsaw becoming the capital of Poland, the siege of the city by the Swedes, Marie Curie, World War 2 destruction, communist regime, post-war reconstruction, and much more, all this sprinkled with legends and anecdotes.

We will explore the streets, backyards, and picturesque alleyways of the Old Town.
You will see:

  • The Royal Castle
  • Sigismund’s Column
  • The Cathedral of Saint John
  • The Magic Bell
  • The Vistula River viewpoint
  • Market Square
  • Medieval defensive walls
  • The Barbican
  • Marie Curie’s birthplace
  • a monument of the Warsaw Uprising

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    plac Zamkowy, 00-267 Warszawa, Poland
    plac Zamkowy, 00-267 Warszawa, Poland
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    Look for a guide holding an orange umbrella with a British flag on top standing by the Sigismund's Column in the Castle Square.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Castle Square

    Here we talk about foundation of Warsaw

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Kolumna Zygmunta III Wazy
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Zamek Królewski w Warszawie
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Bazylika Archikatedralna w Warszawie p.w. Męczeństwa św. Jana Chrzciciela
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Dzwon na Kanonii
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Rynek Starego Miasta
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Warsaw Barbican
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum
  • 10
    Outside visit
    New Town Market

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sandra 17 May 2024

Guided by Magda
Travelled in couple - May 2024
Magda hat die Geschichte rund um die Warschauer Altstadt so gut vermittelt und toll gestaltet. Sie hat alle Fragen beantwortet und gab Tipps rund um den Stadt Besuch. Sehr professionell und gut strukturierte absolut lebhafte Tour! Große Empfehlung :-)
Jowita 10 May 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2024
Super :) ciekawe informacje, przyjemny styl wypowiedzi, fajna, lekka trasa :)
Michael 08 May 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

Guided by Magda
Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very professional guide and very interesting tour
Jacqueline 05 May 2024

Guided by Magda
Travelled in couple - May 2024
It was a very informative tour. We did it on our first morning in Warsaw and it’s a great roadmap which helped to plan rest of our trip. Magda was energetic and knowledgeable, she provided a fantastic overview of the history of the City which was very interesting.
Konstantinos 30 Apr 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Very informative and friendly guide.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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