Warsaw's Old Town with tables and chairs outside


Photo by Filip Kwiatkowski, Warsaw Tourism Office

The Polish capital, which was 85% destroyed during World War II but rebuilt in the same style in the years following, is a blossoming modern city with beautiful parks and gardens and a creative spirit. A place with a long and often saddening history, Poland is one of the world’s most important educational destinations.

  • Perfect for
    Families | Intellectuals | Trailblazers
  • When to go
    March-May | June-August | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    1-2 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

  • 2 Days: Essential Warsaw-LP

    2 Days: Essential Warsaw

    The capital of Poland, Warsaw is a vibrant city with a long history, which can be seen in the various architecture styles (renaissance, gothic, neoclassical) throughout. To make the most out of a visit, it’s important to tour with a guide, who can unravel centuries of Warsaw’s complicated past. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Warsaw's Old Town at dusk

      Day 1: Warsaw Old Town

      Get your bearings in Warsaw with a guided tour of the Old Town. Walk along the Royal Route (a street with several historic landmarks) and end at the Royal Palace, where you can discover centuries of history about Polish Kings and see two Rembrandt paintings. Stop for a quick snack at a local pierogi restaurant or an Italian trattoria, then continue to either the POLIN Museum, which details 1,000 years of Polish Jewish history, or the Warsaw Rising Museum, which tells the story of the heroic Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

    • Lazienski Park in Warsaw, Poland

      Day 2: Parks and Gardens

      Experience some of Warsaw’s beautiful green spaces with a morning stroll through the 200-acre Łazienki Park, whose most notable attraction is the Palace on the Isle, a residence that seemingly lies in the middle of a lake and is one of the best examples of neoclassical architecture in Poland. Enjoy lunch at an elegant restaurant in the park, and then drive 20 minutes to Wilanów Palace, a 17th-century royal palace that is often referred to as the “Polish Versailles.” Have dinner at one of Warsaw’s most esteemed Polish restaurants.

    • Add-On: Krakow

      Everyone visiting Poland should follow a visit to Warsaw with a few days in Krakow (best reached by a two-hour train), a beautiful, culture-rich city that was not destroyed during World War II, to further their understanding of Polish history.

Where To Stay

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Indagare’s Emma Pierce
“Warsaw has some of the most beautiful palaces and parks in all of Europe, despite the fact that the city was 85% destroyed in World War II. The beautiful Łazienki Park and Wilanów Palace both avoided destruction and offer glimpses at what royal life in Warsaw was like.”
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