Best of Warsaw Free Tour

Best of Warsaw Tour

Area: Old Town + Royal Route

Day: you choose

Start Time: you choose

Starting Point: Sigismund’s Column

Price: 40 EUR (or 180 PLN) per group up to 10 people

Language: English/Italian/Russian/Polish

The Old Town is the historical core of Warsaw. Its cobbled streets, narrow houses and defensive walls will remind you of its medieval origins. The Royal Route is the most famous Warsaw street – here in the 17th and 18th century wealthy noblemen were building their palaces, powerful religious orders were erecting their baroque churches, here in the 19th century Chopin lived and Marie Curie was studying, here the most important events in Polish post-war history were taking place.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we had to suspend regular free tours. This tour is available on request as a private tour, costing 40 EUR (or 180 PLN) per group up to 10 people.

Book a tour:

    Cost: 40 EUR (or 180 PLN) per group

    Tour Highlights


    • I very much enjoyed this tour with Katie last Tuesday (sorry, I don’t remember her Polish name). She had lots of things to tell and was able to transmit why she has fallen in love with her city. She also was very helpful with all kinds of questions. Great experience with fabulous guide!

      eurostar2016, Spain
    • Erik was an awesome guide. His English was easy to understand and he was full of interesting information. The your did not feel rushed and gave me a great overview of the old and new city. I definitely recommend every new visitor take this tour.

      Thomas P Sheridan
    • I went on the Best of Warsaw and Jewish Warsaw tours. Both were informative and engaging, just all around excellent!

      Hazal İ
    • A walking tour through all the historic stages of Warsaw, from it’s foundation until nowadays. The experience is highly recommendable since our guide, Peter, born and raised in the city, was able to transmit us this great history lesson from the point of view of a regular citizen. He is a really nice guy, ready to answer all our questions. We highly recommend spending this 2 hours with him.

      Eduardo R
    • We attended on a rainy morning with Gawel. Though we met near the old town, we promptly walked the other direction, and it was lovely to hear about the rest of the city. The tour came in just under 2 hours, ending near the Palace of Culture and Science. It was the perfect amount of time, and the small tour group size made it easy for Gawel to tailor the tour to us. Overall, we would highly recommend this tour!

      Blake B

    How come it's a paid tour?

    In October 2020 Polish government imposed several travel restrictions, in effect of which the number of tourists visiting Warsaw dropped by over 90%. We tried to maintain our free tour offer, but it proved impossible with so few tourists coming. Orange Umbrella is an independent, non-commercial guide organization – our guides are not salaried employees which means that they live on the money they collect from tourists. We believe that the price we are asking – 40 EUR (or 180 PLN) for a private tour (price per group up to 10 people, not per person), is convenient for both tourists and our guides.


    • How long is this tour?

      The Best of Warsaw tour takes approximately 2 hours.

    • How will I find the right tour?

      By the Sigismund’s Column look for our guide holding an orange umbrella with the British flag mounted on top of it.

    • Where does the Best of Warsaw Tour end?

      The Best of Warsaw Tour ends near the Warsaw University.