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Poznan: Old Town Electric Shuttle Tour

1. Poznan: Old Town Electric Shuttle Tour

Embark on a unique tour of Poznan and see over 35 of the city's most iconic and interesting landmarks. Take an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric shuttle equipped with audio guides in 10 languages. Discover the city's most important monuments, visiting the 3 most important areas of Poznan on a tour that last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Drive through the old town lined with medieval streets where you will see the Jewish quarter and the old synagogue, numerous Gothic churches, the Royal Castle.  Next, go to the so-called “Imperial Quarter”, where you will come across the spectacular Imperial Castle, built for the last monarch of the German Empire, William II.  Continue onward to the oldest area of Poznan – Cathedral Island. Feel the unique atmosphere of a small Vatican-like area of immense historical value, where the first Polish bishopric was established in 968.

From Poznan: Gniezno, Biskupin, Wenecja Full-Day Trip

2. From Poznan: Gniezno, Biskupin, Wenecja Full-Day Trip

Discover the historic Wielkopolska Region of west-central Poland on a full-day tour from Poznan. The 8-hour sightseeing trip takes you into the heart of Greater Poland to visit 3 of its most spectacular treasures. Departing from Poznan, drive to Gniezno, the first capital and cradle of the Polish state. Explore the Cathedral, famous for its bronze Romanesque doors that depict scenes from St. Adalbert’s life, and for the pure silver coffin of St. Wojciech. Continue to Biskupin, the oldest settlement in Poland. Dating back to the 8th century BC, it is now a superb open-air museum that recreates a life-size model of an Iron Age fortified settlement. After lunch, try to climb on board a narrow gauge railway and ride to the beautiful village of Wenecja, fondly known as the “Pearl of Pałuki.” Visit the fabulous Narrow Gauge Train Museum, which boasts a stylish waiting room and many kinds of old locomotives and carriages. But don’t depart until you have heard the legend of the Wenecja devil, and seen the ruins of its castle on the bank of the lake.

Wroclaw - Poznan Day Trip

3. Wroclaw - Poznan Day Trip

Poznań is an amasing city. You must see Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island) while you are here, famed as the spot on which Poznań was founded. It is a quiet island, with a permanent population consisting mostly of bishops, priests, and monks. Stary Rynek, the old town square, is one of the finest in Europe. This is the centre of old, medieval Poznań, and has been superbly rebuilt after severe destruction in World War 2. Cafés and bars line the square and it is a superb spot for ordering a drink and watching the world go by. In Rynek you will see the very interesting town hall building. It is famous for mechanical goats which appear from the roof of the building each day at noon to butt their heads together a dozen times. Then, explore the Środka district - located just few minutes from Cathedral Island, - which was originally a merchants' and craftmen's district. The name comes from the Polish "Środa" (Wednesday), as weekly markets took place here on Wednesdays.

Poznan: Heart of Greater Poland full Day Trip from Wroclaw

4. Poznan: Heart of Greater Poland full Day Trip from Wroclaw

Wake up early and meet our driver at the hotel. Make your way to the Wroclaw Main railway station (Wroclaw Glowny) where you board a train heading to Poznan. Get your train ticket by e-mail in advance. On your ticket you will find a number of a car, compartment and seat. Take a 2h scenic train ride from Wroclaw to Poznan, the picturesque capital of Wielkopolska province being today a major economic, commercial, scientific, cultural and tourism hub in Western Poland; it’s home to the country’s most important trade-fair complex and possibly the most spectacular Town Hall you’ll ever see… Arriving in Poznan Main (Poznan Glowny) railway station, look for your guide who awaits you at the platform with your name. Start a tour with a sightseeing of the Tumski Island, which is believed to be a place of baptism of Poland in 966. After visiting a famous gothic Cathedral, built on the base of 10th century church, cross the Chrobry Bridge to enter splendid Old Town famous for the renaissance Town Hall dominating over the Market Square. Stroll along charming streets to discover the impressive baroque church and the Franciscan Church with a miniature model of medieval Poznan. Further walk to the Freedom Square surrounded by 19th century historical buildings: National Museum, Raczynski Library, Bazar Hotel and Arcadia. Than walk along the city’s most important street of St. Martin up to Cezar Castle, where the guided tour ends. Enjoy the most important places and learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own before hopping on the train back to Wroclaw.

From Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia: Guided Day Tour to Torun

5. From Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia: Guided Day Tour to Torun

Take a trip to the UNESCO heritage site of Torun, considered by many to be the best example of a medieval Gothic town and one of Poland’s oldest cities. Start with pickup from your hotel in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gydynia. Travel to Torun and upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the city. During the guided walk through the old town see the Copernicus House and the Cathedral with its bell tower that offers a splendid view over the city. After touring the Old Town, spend your time hunting for souvenirs. You might want to sample the local gingerbread, which is a specialty of Torun, made according to old recipes and methods that date to the 16th century. After some free time, return to your accommodation.

Warsaw: Full-Day Private Tour from Poznan

6. Warsaw: Full-Day Private Tour from Poznan

Wake up early and meet your driver at the hotel. Make your way to the Poznan Glowny railway station where you board a train heading to Warsaw. Get your train ticket by e-mail in advance. On your ticket find a number of a car, compartment and seat. Take a 3,5h scenic train ride from Poznan to Warsaw, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Along the route, take in the stunning city of this charming Eastern European country. Arriving in Warsaw Central (Warszawa Centralna) railway station, look for your guide who awaits you at the platform with your name and shows you all of the city's top attractions. Get to know the sights in Poland's capital on a tour to explore the city of Warsaw. Visit some of the most important sites from the city's long and remarkable past, all as you get to know the city's background and its role in the history of Poland. Start your route with a visit to the city's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the former residence of Polish monarchs at the Royal Castle, the Baroque edifice of Krasinski Palace, the modern columns of the Supreme Court building, and the monument dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Next, visit the city's largest park, Lazienki Park, with famous monument to Frederic Chopin. Take the chance to relax in the beautiful rose garden and among the amazing nature of this place before hopping on the train back to Poznan.

From Warsaw: Poznan Small Group Day Trip with Lunch

7. From Warsaw: Poznan Small Group Day Trip with Lunch

Explore Poland’s 5th-largest city, a historic destination is known for its colorful, Renaissance-style builds and old-world charm. Start the city tour at the Main Square, one of the most picturesque market squares in Poland. The colorful townhouses create a fairytale atmosphere around the Town Hall which is located right in the middle of the square. It is a 16th century renaissance masterpiece. Today it houses Museum of History of the City of Poznan. At noon you can watch the traditional duel of the Town Hall goats.  Move on to one of the local shops or bakeries and buy a delicious St. Martin’s croissant, a symbol of Poznan.  Have a stroll over to the Imperial Castle. Its Neo-Romanesque style will surely take your breath away. It is a  historical palace just in the middle of the city, which served as the provincial residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Built in the first decade of the 20th century, it is the last imperial residency built in Europe. It was designed to resemble medieval strongholds to symbolize the rule of the German Emperor in Wielkopolska region during annexation of Poland by Prussia. Walk a few steps further to the Adam Mickiewicz Square and see how different phases of the history interweave in just in one place. Allow a moment of reflection next to the Monument of the June 56’ Protest Victims, known as the Poznan Crosses (Krzyże Poznańskie). It is a monument commemorating the events of Poznań June 56, the first of several massive protests against the communist government of the Polish People’s Republic. Next, go on to see the impeccable Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. Located on an island called Ostrow Tumski, it is surrounded by 2 rivers, the Warta and the Cybina. The Cathedral is of the oldest Polish churches. It dates back to the beginnings of Christianity in Poland in the second half of the 10th century. In the cathedral vault, you will see the tombs the first 2 Polish sovereigns.

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What people are saying about Poznań

We booked the tour online. We were picked up at the agreed time. The trip was worthwhile as an overview. We then visited some of the sights again. Announcements were made via headphones, some of which were no longer up to date, but were commented on by the driver.

The electric shuttle is a little inconvenient for tall people; we always had to bend to be able to see the buildings in their entirety. Otherwise the audio guide was good and we learned a lot.

It was a very interesting city tour with a lot of sights. The guide showed us exactly the right monuments to the point. We got an insight into the history of the city. It was very beautiful.

The city tour was very interesting and the guide was prepared.

Nice tour, everything was easy to understand from the guide.