Follow in the footsteps of Chopin on this private guided tour honouring the 200th anniversary of this influential composer birth. Discover the historic churches, buildings and sights that played a part in his life on this 4 day pilgrimage. Your private guide and chauffeur will ensure you don’t miss a note, combining this musical tour with the historical highlights of Warsaw and its surroundings.
Experience the time honoured city of Warsaw, painstakingly rebuilt after it was almost completely destroyed in WWII and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Royal Palace, the Church of the Visitant Nuns where Chopin gave his first concert, Czapski Palace where he lived, St. Cross Church where his heart was buried and Ostrogski Castle - the seat of Chopin Society. Travel to Zelazowa Wola where the manor house Chopin was born still stands in a scenic park. Enjoy a private tour of Royal Lazienki Palace and Park where you can experience a Chopin concert played by Poland’s finest pianists. Take in one of the many recitals of the Master's works before this musical tour comes to a close – But every time you hear a Chopin piece you’ll forever be transported back to memories of Poland.
Request a quote or call Kensington to speak to our European Destination Expert to learn more about various extensions and all the different ways of customizing your tour. Some examples are a 4 day extension to Budapest, Hungary or our 4 day Berlin Signature. All tours are available at 3, 4 and 5 star levels according to your preference.
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Experience Warsaw, Poland’s capital and largest city, seat of the president, government and parliament, as well as the country’s commercial centre. Discover all places connected with life of Chopin, the great Polish composer including the Church of the Visitant Nuns where he gave his first concerts and was an organist, Czapski Palace where he lived, St. Cross Church where his heart was buried, Ostrogski Castle - the seat of Chopin Society and others.
Polonia Palace (4*) is a stylish and elegant luxury hotel, located in downtown Warsaw. As the leading and most prestigious Grand Hotel in Warsaw since 1913, it is superbly located facing the Palace of Culture and Science, business districts and shopping areas. After its recent renovation, the hotel blends a revitalized sense of charming history with state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the splendid guest rooms and dine at the elegant Strauss Restaurant before sipping on a delectable cocktail at the trendy Bojangles Bar & Lounge. Check out the state-of-the-art fitness room, including two saunas, and relax both your mind and body as you truly get the most out of your stay at the beautiful Polonia Palace Hotel.
This tour is an excellent opportunity to peer at the childhood of the famous Polish composer Frederic Chopin. Zelazowa Wola, a small town 50 kilometers from Warsaw, is Chopin’s birthplace. Although he only lived here for the first year of his life, the house is a shrine. Restored in 1929, the property is decorated with period furnishings and several original manuscripts, scores, paintings and documents such as original marriage act of Chopin’s parents and his own birth certificate. The house is surrounded by picturesque gardens and park where Frederic liked to play.
Enjoy a private tour of Royal Łazienki Palace and Park, one of the most beautiful palace and park complexes in Europe. The park was founded at the initiative of King Stanisław August Poniatowski in 1774, initially in the French style, and then rearranged in the English style. Within the park is the Palace on the Island, also known as the Palace on the Water. This was originally a Baroque magnate’s pavilion built by Tylman van Gameren, and from 1766 the royal summer residence, one of the most beautiful and most valuable examples of classical architecture in Poland. The palace has two storeys and magnificent interiors: the most impressive are the White Room, the portrait room, and the dining room. The palace, stripped, ruined, and prepared for blowing up after the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, was rebuilt and restored after the war. Other buildings include the Theatre on the Island, the Old Orangery, and the Belvedere. A monument to Chopin stands in Łazienki Park as well, where summer concerts of the great composer’s music are held.
Experience a piano recital performed by top Polish pianists at the Palace on Water or Myslewicki Palace - both located in Lazienki Park.
Enjoy a private, guided tour of the Summer Palace and Park. The palace was the former residence of King Jan III Sobieski, is often called "Little Versailles". Its magnificant interiors include furniture and china from the period of Sobieski's victory over the Turks at the gates of Vienna in the 17th century. The grounds consist of English park, and Italian Baroque garden and rode garden. Entrance fee is included.
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