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Wroclaw - Poznan Day Trip

1. 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.

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Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Gdansk or Poznan

2. Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Gdansk or Poznan

See one of the best examples of a medieval Gothic town in Poland, and one of the country’s oldest cities on a full-day guided tour from Gdansk or Poznan. Torun was the birthplace of Copernicus, the renowned astronomer who made the crucial discovery that Earth is not the center of the universe. During a walking tour of Torun’s Old Town you’ll visit the Copernicus House and the cathedral with its bell tower. Admire the splendid views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the tower. After seeing the sights of Old Town, there will be time to hunt for souvenirs. Try the gingerbread, a specialty of Torun that’s baked according to recipes dating from the 16th century! At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in either Gdansk or Poznan.

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From Poznan: Full-Day Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

3. From Poznan: Full-Day Private Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

On this full-day tour from Poznan you will travel to Warsaw to explore the famous sights of Poland’s capital city. You will start the tour by travelling 3 hours by train from Poznan to Warsaw, where you will meet your tour guide. In Warsaw you will visit Łazienki Park, where you will see the Palace on the Water and the Roman theatre on an island in the lake. Transfer along the Royal Route to the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can walk through the medieval cobblestone streets dominated by the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. Continue on to the New Town, where you will see the Krasinski Palace, the Palace of Justice, and the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising. Throughout the tour you will also see the Grand Theatre and Opera House, the Jablonowski Palace, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Saxon Gardens. At the end of the tour you will transfer back to Warsaw Central Station, where you will catch the train back to Poznan.

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From Warsaw: Poznan Small Group Day Trip with Lunch

4. 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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Poznan: Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour

5. Poznan: Old Town and Citadel Park Private Walking Tour

Poznan is among the best cities in Poland. This medieval city has one of the most beautiful town squares in all of Europe and ranks as high as Krakow or Gdańsk. Experience a very rich history, many fascinating legends and beautiful parks with beautiful nature. Start the tour with a stop to the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus, known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation and 16th-century crucifix. See the former Jesuit Collegium and take a peek around the picturesque Chopin Park. Walk along the town square of Poznan, a path tread by powerful monarchs centuries ago.  Explore the lively market square with its interesting medieval architecture and learn about the funny legend of goats atop the town hall. Follow the guide to see the monument of Bamberka, the Palace of Gorki and the fountain of Proserpina. Then take a walk to Citadel Park where you can find many historical monuments and museums. Choose the 4-hour option to visit the Weapons Museum and see an interesting collection of armory, uniforms and photos.

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5-Hour Poznan City and Brewery Tour

6. 5-Hour Poznan City and Brewery Tour

Start your tour with a visit to the Gothic Cathedral on Ostrow Tumski island, the site of the baptism of Poland in 966 A.D. Passing the Chrobry Bridge, enter the splendid Old Town, famous for the Renaissance Town Hall dominating over the Market Square. Stroll along the charming streets to discover the impressive baroque church and the Franciscan Church with a miniature model of old Poznan. Continue walking to the Freedom Square surrounded by the historical 19th century buildings: the National Museum, Raczynski Library, Bazar Hotel, and Arcadia. Then, transfer to the Ulan Brewery, where you will learn all the techniques of beer production and the origin of bubbles. After this fascinating tour, you are invited to the brewery pub for a well-chilled beer. Cheers!

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From Poznan: Treasures of Wielkopolska Full-Day Private Tour

7. From Poznan: Treasures of Wielkopolska Full-Day Private Tour

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, you will 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, climb on board a narrow gauge railway and ride to the beautiful village of Wenecja, fondly known as the “Pearl of Pałuki.” You will 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 his castle on the banks of the lake.

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