Experience authentic Warsaw

Highlights of Warsaw will keep you excited, but real experiences are hidden a bit further beyond the obvious. To get there, you’ll need some proper inside knowledge. But that’s exactly what I’m here for!  

GLAD TO HAVE YOU IN WARSAW

Warsaw is my hometown. I’ve known it since I was a child, and it continues to amaze and inspire me.

For 12 years I’ve been a guide to the capital, but earlier I worked as a journalist on information TV for several years, organized conferences and cultural events, produced TV programs and prepared several documentaries.

I write books and articles about the city. I’m currently working on a program accompanying business and scientific conferences. 

Among my guests were the protagonist of the main character of the French hit „Untouchables” and the Japanese heir to the throne.

  • Knowledge about off-the-beat coffee shops – 95%
  • KNOWLEDGE OF COMMUNIST WARSAW – 85%
  • UNKNOWN SPOTS OF JEWISH WARSAW – 100%
  • HIGH END RESTAURANTS – 95%

try jewish warsaw

Until the Second World War, Poland was a multi-ethnic and culturally diverse country. A large number of foreigners living here or their descendants was a result of the policy of openness and tolerance of Polish rulers. The largest Jewish community in Europe also lived in Poland. In Warsaw itself, one third of

the population were citizens of Jewish origin. This route will guide you in the footsteps of the Jewish minority, through synagogues, houses of prayers, and cultural places (including postwar culture). You will also listen to stories about places where Jewish residents of Warsaw fought for survival during the Nazi occupation.

explore communist warsaw with me

After the Second World War, Poland went under the „charge” of the Soviet Union for 50 years. The country was officially presented as independent, but in actuality the ruling politicians acted in accordance with orders from Moscow. From the 1950s, communism dominated everyday life and Polish art. In Warsaw, tenement houses from the early twentieth century, considered as the legacy of capitalism at the time, were leveled to the ground or deprived of decorations, giving way to powerful buildings styled in real socialism. Poles, who had been accustomed to falling into foreign hands once in a while, quickly learned to use the small areas of independence and were called „the funniest hut of the Communist bloc.” On this route we will meet iconic places of Warsaw from this period.

3 OTHER WAYS TO EXPERIENCE WARSAW

Wedding Tours

Are you planning a wedding in Warsaw and want your guest to have amazing and creative time? Order a personalized tour for them.

Varsavianistic consultations

Are you looking for a gift related to Warsaw? Are you preparing to make a movie, and you do not really know the capital? I am happy to give you consultation and support.

Gift trip

You probably don’t know what to give to parents or a colleague from work? Tell me what you are interested in and I will prepare a special walk for her, that she’ll remember for a long time.

2ND WORLD WAR WARSAW

After the Second World War, Poland went under the „charge” of the Soviet Union for 50 years. The country was officially presented as independent, but in actuality the ruling politicians acted in accordance with orders from Moscow. From the 1950s, communism dominated everyday life and Polish art. In Warsaw, tenement houses from the early twentieth century, considered as the legacy of capitalism at the time, were leveled to the ground or deprived of decorations, giving way to powerful buildings styled in real socialism. Poles, who had been accustomed to falling into foreign hands once in a while, quickly learned to use the small areas of independence and were called „the funniest hut of the Communist bloc.” On this route we will meet iconic places of Warsaw from this period.

chopin’s warsaw

The life of the famous 19th-century composer Fryderyk Chopin was strongly connected with Warsaw. Born in 1810 to a Frenchman and a Polish, the artist spent the first 20 years, or half of his life, in this city. Interestingly, Warsaw was a part of … the Russian Empire at that time. Chopin left Warsaw and continued his fight against the invader from abroad. There, in Paris, he died in 1849. The body was buried at the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery. The heart – according to the composer’s last will – returned to Warsaw, to the church of St. Cross. On this route, we will see places of key events in the life of Chopin.

SEASONAL & INTEREST TOURS 

Hidden Treasures of the Old Town

Which church was a most likely choice for the wedding ceremony? Where was the red light district centuries ago? Who had to cheat his superiors to get permission to rebuild the Old Town?

Bulwary i Powiśle – The Young Face of Warsaw

Which Hollywood star has spent her childhood here? Where did the first Warsaw bike lovers train and where do scooter fans drive around today? Why is the phenomenal University Library with a roof garden a post-mortem child of the Community Party?

Secrets of the Royal Route

Why was the plastic palm „planted” in the city center? Who chose Winnie the Pooh as the patron of the street? Why did Chopin’s piano fall through the window?

In The Shadow of Ujazdowskie Alley

For whom were the city centre’s wooden houses built after the World War II? Which modern embassy building is decorated with a symbolic neon? Why isn’t anyone partying at Frascati anymore?

Prague – The Triangle of Three Religions

How does the Praga district earned its bad reputation? Why are the majority Jewish residents of Warsaw settled here? What local specialty is worth trying here?

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