In contrast to Krakow, Warsaw is considered more of a business city. In 2004 it ranked #1 among locations chosen by multinational corporations to open an outlet or an office in the near future. The centre is peppered by modern, tall buildings, and nearby is the cosy old town. Warsaw as a whole is rather disharmonious, distinctly post-communist, and overtly market-oriented. On the other hand many people find the contrasts very inspiring and photogenic. The new architecture merges with socialist-experiment buildings and painstakingly renovated historic buildings. You will not believe that most of its buildings in the centre are less than 60 years old, as much of the city was almost completely erased at the end of World War II.
Going by car is slower than travelling by train, but you get an independent means of transport to see the centre with its giant Palace of Culture, the Old Town, the Royal Route, the remnants of the former Jewish Ghetto, the beautiful Lazienki and the inspiring skyline from behind the Vistula River.
Both the train and chauffeured option include the service of a professional Warsaw guide, who will show you the most interesting attractions of the Polish capital and provide you precious information about the city and its history. If you have more time, ask us for a quote for a two-day trip to Warsaw along with accommodation at discount prices.