Warsaw tours and excursions
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.
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.
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.