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St. John's Archcathedral (Archikatedra Sw. Jana) Tours

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St. John's Archcathedral (Archikatedra Sw. Jana)

This stunning Gothic cathedral in the heart of Warsaw's Old Town is one of the most interesting historical landmarks. Built in the 14th century, St John's Cathedral - or Katedra Sw Jana - is one of the oldest churches in all of Poland, but was completely destroyed during World War II during the Polish Uprising. However, like much of the Old Town, it was reconstructed after the war, true to its original architecture. 

In addition to being the site of many historical events, such as the coronation of the last Polish king, the cathedral also houses the beautiful red marble tombs of many Mazowian dukes, and its crypt is the resting place of many celebrated Poles such as Nobel Prize-winning author Henryk Sienklewicz. The Gothic architecture and artwork is some of the most impressive in Warsaw, and is not to be missed.

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In the center of Old Town, getting to St. John's couldn't be easier. The 12, 13, 26, and 32 trams will leave you off right next to it at the Stare Miasto stop. 

While the cathedral is open daily, they do not allow tourists to enter during mass, so be sure to check the mass schedule on the website when planning your visit. 

Address: Świętojańska 8, Warsaw 00-278, Poland
Hours: Open Daily
Admission: Free
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Warsaw Afternoon, guided, social-distance bus, city tour with pick up&drop off

Warsaw Afternoon, guided, social-distance bus, city tour with pick up&drop off

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Explore Poland's resilient and modern capital city on an afternoon sightseeing tour by coach. Cover most of the major landmarks, including the Royal Castle, King Sigismund III’s Column, Holy Cross Church, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a historic vodka factory, and the UNESCO-listed Old Town, faithfully rebuilt after the destruction of World War II. Hear stories of wartime  tragedy and triumph as you see the former Jewish Ghetto and Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
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  • 3 hours
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$42.10
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Private Tour: Warsaw City Sightseeing by Retro Fiat

Private Tour: Warsaw City Sightseeing by Retro Fiat

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Explore Warsaw from behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat 125p on this private tour. Hop aboard to see the city’s top attractions, including Castle Square, Soviet-era architecture and the Old Town. Opt to add a museum visit, stops at the former Jewish Ghetto or bohemian Praga district or any other points of interest. Pick up insightful Polish history from your guide and top off your trip with a snack or meal (own expense) at a communist-era milk bar.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Historical Tour of Warsaw by a Retro Fiat with Pickup

Private Historical Tour of Warsaw by a Retro Fiat with Pickup

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Zoom around the historic city of Warsaw in a retro Fiat 125p during this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town and learn about the city’s tumultuous history stretching back hundreds of years. Learn about Poland’s role in World War II and its impact on the country and see what daily life is like for modern-day residents as you make your way around town with your private tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$75.18
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Warsaw Morning, Guided, social-distance bus, city tour with hotel pickup&dropoff

Warsaw Morning, Guided, social-distance bus, city tour with hotel pickup&dropoff

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Get acquainted with the history and major sights of Warsaw on a small-group morning coach tour. Hear stories from the city’s long and dramatic past as you visit the UNESCO-listed Old Town, Royal Castle, St. John’s Cathedral, the Praga district, and other must-see destinations. Learn about Warsaw during Nazi occupation as you visit wartime landmarks like the former Jewish Ghetto and the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 on this comprehensive introduction to the Polish capital.
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  • 3 hours
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Small-Group Historical Guided Tour of Warsaw with Hotel Pickup. Public Tour.

Small-Group Historical Guided Tour of Warsaw with Hotel Pickup. Public Tour.

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First time in Warsaw? Explore the parks, plazas and palaces of the Polish capital on this comprehensive 3-hour sightseeing tour. Stroll around the UNESCO-listed Old Town, marvel at the Royal Castle, then stop to snap photos of St. John's Cathedral, the Holy Cross Church and the Royal Park. Next, learn more about Warsaw’s tumultuous history as you walk through the Jewish Ghetto, pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and visit the site of the Mila 18 bunker. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
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Warsaw Private Walking Tour

Warsaw Private Walking Tour

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With its fascinating history and UNESCO-listed Old Town, Warsaw makes a great addition to any tour itinerary, but the sprawling Polish capital can be intimidating to first-time visitors. Instead of going it alone, opt for a guided 3-, 5- or 7-hour walking tour and tick off popular attractions like Pilsudski Square, Krasińskich Square, the former Jewish Ghetto and Lazienki Royal Park.
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  • 7 hours
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Warsaw Evening Private Tour by Retro Fiat

Warsaw Evening Private Tour by Retro Fiat

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Immerse yourself in the exuberance of Warsaw’s nightlife scene on private 3-hour tour in a retro Fiat car. See the illuminated city sights with a knowledgeable guide while gaining an alternative perspective of the vibrant Polish capital. Sip refreshing Polish vodka as you travel past landmarks like Constitution Square and the Palace of Culture and Science; stop at a communist-era bar for tasty snacks and vodka shots; and learn about the rich history and culture of the city from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Warsaw City Tour with social-distance bus

Private Warsaw City Tour with social-distance bus

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If you’d like to see the highlights of Warsaw but don’t want to struggle to hear your guide on a large group tour, this private tour is ideal. Visit a number of the city’s must-see sights, and customize your itinerary to suit your needs. Learn more about the history and culture of the city from your private guide, who will answer all your questions.
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  • 3 hours
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Warsaw Layover Tour (Chopin Airport) by retro minibus

Warsaw Layover Tour (Chopin Airport) by retro minibus

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Take advantage of a layover in Warsaw and use the time to explore the city on a private sightseeing tour aboard a Communist-era vehicle. After a guide picks you up at the airport in a vintage fire van, set off on a customized itinerary to match your interests. Admire the rebuilt medieval homes and squares of Warsaw's UNESCO-listed Old Town, see royal Polish relics, or learn about the city’s tumultuous past on a tour of World War II and Communist landmarks. You'll be dropped off back at the airport in time to catch your connecting flight.
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  • 4 hours
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$308.43
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Private 3-, 5-, or 7-Hour Warsaw Tour by Car

Private 3-, 5-, or 7-Hour Warsaw Tour by Car

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Explore the city of Warsaw with ease and efficiency on a private 3-, 5-, or 7-hour tour of Poland’s capital by car. Perfect for visitors with limited time, each tour option covers top Warsaw attractions such as the Palace of Culture and Science, the Royal Way in Warsaw, and Warsaw Old Town. Choose the duration of your tour, depending on time limitations and personal preference, and relish the convenience of hotel pickup.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
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$277.58
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Old Town & Praga tour

Old Town & Praga tour

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On this tour you will discover 2 aspects of Warsaw, so that your experience is not limited to the postcard-like streets and squares of the Old Town, but will go beyond it. The guide will be waiting for you next to the Sigismund Column (Kolumna Zygmunta) at the Castle square and your tour will start in the Old Town. The guide will tell you stories and anecdotes about Warsaw, founded at the beginning of the 14th century, focusing on the historic buildings of the Old Town. After the first part you will take a tram to cross the river and you will discover a different Warsaw on the right bank of Vistula - a bit it neglected, a bit artistic. You will see that this part of the city has a completely different spirit. The guide will show you hidden treasures in the backyards, some street art and popular bars. In one of them you will try Praga’s specialty - “pyzy”. The final point of the tour will be the former vodka factory “Koneser” where you can visit a unique vodka museum after the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Explore Warsaw Old Town Unesco Site and Royal Way

Explore Warsaw Old Town Unesco Site and Royal Way

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Experience the beauty of the Old Town and Royal Route. Learn about the history of the sites, about Warsaw`s turbulent past and one of the most outstanding reconstruction projects in the world history. Walk along the famous Royal Route, the most representative artery of the city. Here you will find many important buildings from historical standpoint and the greatest examples of Warsaw architecture. Discover the most breathtaking highlights as well as little-known hidden gems.
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  • 2 hours
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$26.46
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Warsaw: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

Warsaw: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

We prepared with high precision and special for you a unique program of Food Tasting tour. During this tour you will try selected dishes, traditional dumplings, delicious appetizers, local spirits, beers and dessert. Learn about Polish history, customs and traditions. Enjoy guided tour around Warsaw and discover most of Old Town highlights! You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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$114.56
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Warsaw: Skip the Line Royal Castle Private Guided Tour

Warsaw: Skip the Line Royal Castle Private Guided Tour

We prepared with high precision and special for you a unique program of tour. During this tour you will explore the top attractions - Royal Castle - the pride of Warsaw. Also you will visit the rich interior. Admire power of former monarchs and surronding architecture. Later follow the guide to sightsee Old Town. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$105.73
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Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

Discover the highlights of Warsaw on this Essential Warsaw Tour. You’ll save time researching the best places to visit by having an itinerary planned out for you. A walking tour is better than traveling by car or bus, as you’ll be able to explore narrow side streets that can only be accessed on foot. See many highlights in one day such as the Old Town, the Royal Castle, the Presidential Palace, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
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$61.38
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EVERYDAY Warsaw: Traditional Food Tour with Old Town Sightseeing

EVERYDAY Warsaw: Traditional Food Tour with Old Town Sightseeing

Polish history is long and rich, as well as Polish cuisine. During this food tasting tour you will discover both things at the same time. Have a look around beautiful historical Old Town with must-see places and get your stomach full by many traditional dishes. If you ever wonder what to order when you come to Poland - after this tour you won’t have any trouble what to choose. You will get to know all Polish and Warsaw’s dishes in a nutshell! Highlights: • Take part in unique tour as combination of tasting traditional Polish food with sightseeing of Warsaw • Enjoy food journey with Polish and regional Warsaw’s cuisine • Fill your stomach full with delicious and different foods up to 13 kinds of main dishes, appetizers and dessert • Have a look at only a few top attractions in Old Town and learn about them from your professional guide • Save your time for restaurant research by carefully chosen best local venues
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$84.20
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Warsaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Warsaw: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

We prepared with high precision and special for you a unique program of tour. During this tour you will explore the top attractions, the most famous places and beautiful views which are full of history and culture like Old Town Market Square, Warsaw Barbican, Castle Square, St. Anna's Church, Royal Castle, Palace of Culture and Science and most important Munuments. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable. Highlights: - Explore the highlights of Warsaw during the tour led by a licensed guide - Learn the history of Warsaw as well as the traditions and customs of Polish people - Admire sights in Old Town as Barbican, Royal Castle, Little Insurgent - Visit St. Anne’s church and Archcathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist - Enjoy a private tour only with your family and friends
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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$66.83
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$66.83
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Warsaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Guided Tour

Warsaw: Highlights of Old & New Town Private Guided Tour

We prepared with high precision and special for you a unique program of tour. During this tour you will explore the top attractions, the most famous places and beautiful views which are full of history and culture like Old Town Market Square, Warsaw Barbican, Royal Castle, Holy Cross Church, University of Warsaw, most important Munuments and much more. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$103.79
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Evening Tour of Old Town & Royal Way

Evening Tour of Old Town & Royal Way

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Warsaw looks exquisite when illuminated at night, and this tour takes you to many of its highlights. Save time researching Warsaw history and planning things to do, and instead enjoy a guided evening tour. You’ll learn about the city’s history as you travel, passing sights along the Royal Route and the Old Town. Highlights include the Holy Cross Church, Warsaw University, the Royal Castle, and the Market Square. Stay fueled along the way with a tasty sweet treat and a Polish vodka shot.
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  • 2 hours
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$42.10
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Walk through the Warsaw Old and New Town: like Phoenix from the ashes

Walk through the Warsaw Old and New Town: like Phoenix from the ashes

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Explore Warsaw's Old Town - the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the youngest Old Town in the world in small groups with your German-speaking tour guide! Learn interesting details about the unprecedented reconstruction, its funding and the role of a Venetian painter! Stroll along the Royal Route lined with prestigious buildings. Follow in the footsteps of Frèderic Chopin and Marie Curie!
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  • 2 hours
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$72.79
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Private walking tour: all about Warsaw

Private walking tour: all about Warsaw

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This 3-hour walking tour guided by a licensed guide will let you discover Warsaw must-see sights: Palace of Culture & Science, Saxon Garden, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Presidential Palace, Royal Castle Square and the Old Town. You will immerse yourself in the captivating history of Warsaw – the incredible city that arose from rubble! During the tour you will find out lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about this amazing city and its people. It will be a journey in time: middle ages, kings and princes, legends, wars and communist heritage. Ask all kind of questions and we will answer them! This tour is a perfect introduction to Warsaw and Polish history.
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  • 3 hours
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II World War Memorial

II World War Memorial

This tour is devoted to the people especially interested in II World War stories well known among the Polish people. We shall only focus on how Warsaw went through the period of 1939 - 1944 and how deeply is the result of this time affecting the life of citizens of Warsaw. If You are interested in learning more about a nazi Ideology, history of industry development during the War as well as its impact on the present times - You should click the booking button.
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  • 4 hours
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Best of Warsaw - private tour by retro minibus

Best of Warsaw - private tour by retro minibus

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Experience the complete spectrum of Warsaw, visit classic places like the Old Town as well as spots off the beaten tourist path on this 3 hours private tour. All done with a retro communist minibus and professional guide. This tour is perfect for Warsaw rookies as well as for expats who already might know quite a lot about the city. Consider this: taking this tour on the first day here acquaints you with most of the fabulous, historical and important sites of Warsaw plus you can find plenty of hidden parts of the city that are rather off the standard route. It’s an excellent option for the first day in Warsaw or for those limited by time.
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  • 3 hours
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$92.53
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Professional Guide Services with social-distance bus

Professional Guide Services with social-distance bus

If you are in Warsaw for a while and you do not know how to spend time, we would like to propose you our professional guide service. We do not organise only walking tours, we have also wonderful bike and scooter trips around the Warsaw. Tours which we can prepare: Modern Architecture of Warsaw Praga District Tour Warsaw’s Murals Chopin Tour Jewish Tour Second World War tour Warsaw Uprising tour If you have any special requests do not hesitate and call us. We can customize and create your dream tour together
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  • 3 hours
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$162.38
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What are St. John's Archcathedral (Archikatedra Sw. Jana) hours of operation?
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St. John's Archcathedral (Archikatedra Sw. Jana) hours of operation: Open Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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