Escorted Rail Tours to Warsaw
The historic Polish capital city
The capital of Poland since 1569, Warsaw is sometimes referred
to as the "phoenix city" because it has survived through many
turbulent wars and movements. It suffered particularly badly in the
Second World War, yet the city has come a long way since its
near-complete destruction in the 1940s. A painstaking restoration
programme in the years that followed helped the city to thrive, and
the beautiful Old Town is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
This vibrant, busy city has slowly been emerging not only as
Poland's major urban and commercial centre, but also as a major
tourist attraction for all of Europe. And while shiny skyscrapers,
new restaurants and funky clubs shoot like mushrooms from the soil,
Warsaw's many historic buildings serve as a reminder of this city's
glorious history - with much of its carefully-preserved
architecture and its beautiful, open squares a delight to wander
With its cobbled streets and colourful houses, the Old
Town marks the focal point of Warsaw. At the centre of this
UNESCO-protected site lies the town square, Rynek Starego Miasta,
which boasts a lively and charming atmosphere. The Old Town is also
home to a number of beautiful churches and monuments, excellent
coffee shops and restaurants. The grand St. John's Cathedral is
perhaps the architectural highlight here.
Formerly home to Poland's kings, the Royal Castle, or
Zamek Królewski, is an impressive landmark, situated only a short
walk from the Old Town. Discover the King's lavish apartment or pay
a visit to the galleries exhibiting an impressive display of
paintings, coins and medals.
One of the most beautiful green spots of Warsaw. Take a
stroll around its dazzling lakes or visit the stunning Neoclassical
Palace on the Water (Palac Lazienkowski). The park is also home to
the Chopin Monument, celebrating the famous Polish composer, and a
range of smaller castles.
The Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina provides visitors with a
unique behind-the-scenes glimpse at the life and works of one of
Europe's most famous composers. Among the displays are some of
Chopin's letters and sheet music, as well as his last piano.