The Ultimate Chopin Tour

The most comprehensive Chopin tour on the market is a special treat for anyone who admires the talents of the most famous Poland-born composer. See all the formative places that influenced Chopin during his first twenty years. Expect some highly enjoyable sightseeing interspersed with inspiring music.

The tour focuses on Fryderyk Chopin, but at the same time, you will not miss the highlights of Central and Southern Poland, exploring all three historical Polish capitals (Gniezno, Kraków, and Warsaw), and partially trace the roots of two other world-renowned Poles: Nicolaus Copernicus and John Paul II.

Duration 12 days
* extensions available
Availability Every day
Departures from Warsaw
Ends in Warsaw
Distances 1500 km / 930 miles
Group Size Max 20
Show prices in: PLN USD EUR GBP CAD AUD
No. of people Double occupancy Single occupancy
4-6 pax 1097 EUR / per person -
7-15 pax 677 EUR / per person -
16-20 pax 359 EUR / per person -
Included in price

  • all transportation services including airport transfers
  • service of English-speaking local guides in Warsaw, Torun, Gniezno, Wroclaw and Krakow
  • tickets for Chopin piano concerts in Warsaw
  • dinner in Warsaw and Wrocław
  • entrance tickets to the Chopin Museum, Royal Castle and Żelazowa Wola museum, gingerbread museum in Torun; church of peace in Swidnica
  • tickets for guided tour in English in Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • tour organisation, all fees and taxes

Not included in price

CUSTOMISED TO YOUR PREFERENCE
(we’ll help you select the best value options according to your preferences):
  • accommodation (50-400 EUR/ person, let us recommend the best deal for your budget)
  • other meals (we can help making the right choice and reservations)
  • program for 1-3 persons

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Day 1

ENTRÉE

Transfer form the airport to your hotel in Warsaw. In the afternoon, a welcome dinner in a restaurant in historical Warsaw.
Overnight in Warsaw.

Day 2

WHERE THE HEART IS

In the morning, a guided tour of Warsaw, a city which had a very special place in Chopin’s heart. Fryderyk Chopin lived in Warsaw for the first seven years of his life. Unfortunately, the Saxon Palace, where the Chopin Family moved into after leaving Żelazowa Wola, was destroyed during World War II. You will see the only remaining arcade of the palace on Pilsudskiego Place, now the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
We cannot miss some other Warsaw highlights: the Old Town, the Royal Castle, and especially the Ostrogski Palace, where the new hi-tech Chopin Museum is located. In the evening you attend a Chopin Piano Concert in side wing of Royal Castle.

Overnight in Warsaw.

Day 3

HOME IN MAZOVIA

Breakfast in the hotel, then departure to Żelazowa Wola and Brochów.
In Żelazowa Wola is the traditional manor house where Chopin’s parents met and Fryderyk was born. In the autumn of the same year, the family moved to Warsaw. They did, however, return to visit Żelazowa Wola several times.
After touring the museum and the gardens of Żelazowa Wola, we will drive to the Gothic-Renaissance parish church in Brochów, the only example of a fortified church in Poland. This is where Chopin’s parents were married and Fryderyk was baptized. From Brochów you drive directly to Toruń.

Overnight in Toruń.

Day 4

SUMMER VACATION AND GINGERBREAD

The day starts with a city tour. Toruń historical buildings left an immense impression on the 15-year-old Chopin. He was charmed by its unique and diversified architecture, Gothic churches and other Toruń landmarks such as the Crooked Tower. In a letter to his friend Jan Matuszewski, Chopin shared a discovery he made in Torun:
‘That is all that I am able to write to you about Toruń, I might tell you more, but only this will I write, that the greatest impression […] was made on me by the gingerbread. I have seen, it is true, all the fortifications from all sides of the city, with all the details. I saw the famous machine for moving sand from one place to another. I saw the leaning tower, the famous town hall, both outside and inside […]. Yet all of this does not surpass the gingerbread, oh that gingerbread, a piece of which I’ve sent to Warsaw.’
Just like Chopin you will get a chance to taste the gingerbread. See how to bake it in the basement of the house that is a prime historical monument: the house where Nicolaus Copernicus, the famous astronomer, was born in 1473.

Optional excursion in the afternoon:
This tour takes you to the small villages connected to Chopin’s life. The tour starts in Golub. Fryderyk
Chopin visited Golub during the excursion from Szafarnia, where he spent his holiday. You will see fortified castle on the hill which Chopin enjoyed visiting on outings from Szafarnia. From Golub you will travel to Szafarnia, a charming village. It was here in the family estate of Chopin’s friend, the young composer spent his 1824 and 1825 summer vacations and edited his own mock gazette “Kuryer Szafarski”. The Dziewanowski residence still exists, now housing a small museum. The local Chopin Center has a concert hall and the building is surrounded by a three-hectare park with six natural monuments.

Overnight in Toruń.

Details

If you are 1-3 persons we can prepare a special chauffeured or rented car program depending on your needs.

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