A selfie with Frederic Chopin and the Warsaw’s highlights

What are the highlights of Warsaw? Well, the absolute must see in the historic area of Warsaw include: the Old Town and the Royal Castle (UNESCO World Heritage site), glimpses on Wisła (our river), the elegant Krakowskie Przedmieście, the modern University of Warsaw Library and its roof garden, the Chopin’s heart and… a personal selfie photo…

Praga and its Jewish heritage

The original hideout where a Righteous Among the Nations family was hiding Jews during WWII, two prayer halls and a glimpse of a pre-war city. The stories and architecture of the eastern part of Warsaw inspired Hollywood directors and local street art artists. For years Praga in Warsaw (the district on the eastern bank of…

Spring in Warsaw: flowers and their secrets 

There are more than 67 city parks and gardens in Warsaw. However, they are not the only place to look for signs of spring. There are spring flowers and vegetables on the markets while the city gardeners are busy with new plants on the streets. And some of the flower beds have a special meaning! Magnolias…

Praga: eastern bazaar, bears at the tram stop and more…

The eastern bazaar is called in Polish Bazar Różyckiego and it is the oldest in Warsaw; bears are for real as they live in a zoological garden enclosure. What more can you find in Praga? Praga in Warsaw, the eastern part of the city, is a district where you can explore multicultural traditions. Jews, Roman Catholics…

selfie with Chopin, multimedia and national pride

Let’s start from the beginning – there was a photo competition in Warsaw organised by the Bureau of the city’s promotion. It is simple: take a selfie with Chopin, hashtag it: #selfiewithchopin #contest and wait for the results. It ended on May 14th, 2017, but there are Chopin themed multimedia that you can enjoy all the time….

Winter garden in Wilanow

A visit to a garden in Warsaw in January or Febuary may seem like a rather unusual travel tip but just have a look at the photos taken in the Royal Garden of Light. It is a special open air exibition opened in the Wilnanow gardens. The winter decoration shows you the Italian formal garden…

Christmas in Warsaw

Every December Warsaw turns into a Christmas amusement park, full of light decorations and seasonal markets. The festive atmosphere lasts until the end of January. Last year, the winter lights display covered approximately 20 km of streets and cost 6. 5 million PLN (divide by 4 to get the amount in EURO or USD). What is…

Dzień dobry! Hello!

My name is Agnieszka. I am a guide and I run Tailored tours in Poland with my friend Renata. As for guiding and tourism, I have been working for 17 years and I am licensed to guide in the major Warsaw’s museums such as the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Royal Castle,…

Gardens, parks and Frederick Chopin: a day in the countryside

Planning a day trip in the countryside? Then, perhaps, you could consider a visit to the palaces and manor houses of the western Mazovia. Just one hour of drive from Warsaw you will find gardens, parks and Frederick Chopin. What is more, our itinerary will give you a unique yet nostalgic insight into traditional country…

Stalin’s gift and five star decadence

Some love it, some hate it – but every one notices it while in Warsaw; The Palace of Culture and Science was a gift from Joseph Stalin and symbol of the Soviet Union political domination over Poland after WWII. Today, you can meditated on the turbulent history of the last century over a sophisticated cocktail…