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

1. 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 Warsaw: Full-Day Private Visit to Torun

2. From Warsaw: Full-Day Private Visit to Torun

Learn about the charming city of Torun, one of the few Polish cities to escape major damage in World War II. Snap pictures of the beautifully preserved Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was included in the list of the Seven Wonders of Poland in 2007.  The day starts with pickup from your accommodation in a Mercedes Benz. Travel with up to 6 passengers to Torun with your English-speaking driver and meet your local guide.  Explore the Old Town, the New City, and the Teutonic Castle and admire the city defense walls and fortified towers that form part of the skyline. Learn about the founding of Torun by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century and see the ruins of the castle, left pretty much unchanged since its destruction by disgruntled medieval townsfolk. Visit St John's Cathedral, home to the seven-ton Tuba Dei (God's Trumpet), one of the largest medieval bells in Europe. Said to be the place where the world-famous astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, was baptized, it is also where the heart of King Jan Olbracht is buried.  Explore the picturesque Old Town and admire the Leaning Tower, which is displaced 1.5 meters from where it would be if the tower were completely verticle.  Next, choose between following in the footsteps of Nicolaus Copernicus in a visit to his former home turned multimedia museum or check out the Gingerbread Museum, a former factory that popularized gingerbread all over the world.  Take a break for lunch during the tour before the return transfer to Warsaw.

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Small-Group Tour from Warsaw to Torun with Lunch

3. Small-Group Tour from Warsaw to Torun with Lunch

Begin your city tour in the hearth of Torun – Rynek (Main Square). In the middle of the square you will find a Gothic town hall, which houses town museum. Inside you may see rich collection of sculptures, paintings and stained glass. You are strongly recommended to climb the tower (extra paid) to admire gorgeous panorama of Torun and the Vistula river. In front of the entrance there is a bronze statue of Mikołaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus). Around the Rynek have a look at mansions of the Hansa merchants like Pod Gwiazdą or Dwór Artusa. Most of them are richly decorated and well-preserved. Just next to the Main Square you will visit the Holy Spirit’s Church and Saint Mary’s Church. The second one comes from 14th century and was founded by Franciscans. You will be charmed by genuine organ from the beginning of 16th century, medieval tombstones and colorful stained glass. Afterwards you may admire the magnificent Saint John’s Cathedral. Some of the oldest elements of this enormous building date from the 13th century. Through the years this church was a religious centre for local community and was a witness of an important christian ceremonies – Mikołaj Kopernik was baptized here. Visiting the cathedral listen to the history of “Tuba Dei” – the biggest medieval bell in Poland from 1500. The tour also includes a visit to one of the following places: Live Gingerbread Museum, The Nicholas Copernicus House, Planetarium or Ethnographic Museum.

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