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Warsaw tours

Bus tours

Mazurkas Travel and Warsaw City Tours offer three-hour tours of the main sights, including the Old Town and Royal Route, sometimes with stops at Wilanów Palace or the Royal Castle. Pick up for tours is from a variety of city hotels. Do-it-yourself tour son public transport include bus 180, operating between Powązki Cemetery and Wilanów, and bus 100, which passes by the Old Town, Citadel and Warsaw Rising Museum.

Tel: +48 22 389 4600 ; +48 22 826 7100.

Boat tours

Warsaw Adventure offers a pleasant and relaxing cruise on the Vistula River between May and September. The river is a great place from which to see the sights while sipping a beer. Expect to meet the symbol of Warsaw – the mermaid – while on board.

Tel: +48 664 702 755.

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This somewhat gritty city– it’s pronounced 'wooch - located 140km (87 miles) southwest of Warsaw, hides a treasure trove of palatial mansions, art nouveau public buildings and museums. By all means, visit the vanguard art galleries but the Central Museum of Textiles in an early 19th-century spinning mill is where the city’s heart lies and the Jewish Quarter is worth a stroll around. Frequent trains form Warsaw complete the journey in around two hours.

Tel: +48 42 638 4000.


This UNESCO World Heritage walled medieval town is where the 16th century astronomer and mathematician Mikolaj Kopernik (Copernicus) was born. Picturesque pathways along the Vistula River lead to the ruins of the 13th-century castle of the Teutonic Knights; the gothic townhouse where Copernicus was born is located at Ulica Kopernika 17. The city is 227km (141 miles) northwest of Warsaw and can be reached by train from Warszawa Centralna station in three hours.

Tel: +48 56 621 0931.

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Dom Literatury

A bargain for what it offers and the location, the 'House of Literature’ is – appropriately enough - the headquarters of the Polish PEN Club, an international association of writers. It’s on the third floor with no lift but the climb up several flights of steps is worth it for the wonderful views over the Old Town. The rooms are quite formal, with comfortable but old-fashion sofas and beamed ceilings.

Hotel Hit

It’s nothing to write home about but this budget hotel’s location near the bars and other nightlife venues of Praga make it a, well, hit with those coming to Warsaw to party. The clean, rather cosy, modern rooms are bland but perfectly functional and represent excellent value for money. Look on the website for weekend and other specials.

Maria Hotel

Away from the city centre, but handy to the city's Jewish sights and just a few tram stops from the Old Town, Maria Hotel is a small, family-run and family-friendly hotel with modern amenities and a decent restaurant on the premises. Rooms are generally big, bright, and airy, and all are en suite. It’s in a rambling old house with rooms set over three floors (no lift) with atmosphere in spades and a friendly, welcoming staff.

H15 Boutique

 Don't be fooled by the H15 Boutique’s 19th century plane exterior the interior is the complete opposite, high quality modern furnishings and colourful yet cosy rooms. The hotel also offers conference rooms, a restaurant and beauty salon.

Mercure Warsaw Grand

 The Mercure Warsaw Grand is conveniently located in the city centre, only 5 minutes from the nearest metro and 15 from the nearest train station. The hotels facilities include a gym, bar/lounge area and a restaurant. Mercure Warsaw Grand also offer transportation to and from Warsaw airport.

Radissson Blu Centrum Hotel Warsaw

The rooms at this top-class hotel offer a choice of three styles of décor ranging from 'Maritime’ and 'Scandinavian’ to 'Italian’. Each style differs through its colour scheme, furniture and layout. The Italian style is most whimsical. Staff are accommodating, and there's a first-rate fitness centre in the basement, featuring a pool, fitness machines plus massage and beauty services.