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 around.