Experience nature at its best and stand face to face with the king of the forest – the bison! Bialowieza National Park is the oldest national park in Poland, one of the oldest in Europe and the only natural UNESCO site in our country.
Bialowieza National Park is a real phenomenon at a European level. The oldest national park in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe has an extremely diverse variety of flora and fauna. You will find here a whole bunch of plants and animals that occur nowhere else. According to the specialists, Białowieża Forest is home to 25,000 species of animals and more than 1,000 species of plants.
If you want to experience nature at its best and see how does the world untouched by civilization look like, take part in our one-day trip to the Bialowieza National Park. During this tour you will see:
Strictly Protected Area
It’s the heart of Bialowieza and its most precious area which was created by nature itself without any human intervention. It seems impossible but almost entire Europe was once covered with that kind of primeval forest! During a 3-hour walk through the Strictly Protected Area you will be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will tell you about the best the reserve have to offer (it is not possible to explore the reserve without a guide).
The European bison Show reserve
No trip to Bialowieza Forest would be complete without a visit to the European bison Show Reserve. Despite its name, the reserve is inhabited not only by bisons, called also the kings of Bialowieza, but also several other species. Deers, elks, wild boars, wolves, tarpans, Polish horses, lynx, zubron (hybrid of bison and domestic cattle) live in this area in semi-natural conditions.
This beautiful garden located in the heart of the wild forest served as a hunting mansion of the Russian tsars. The name suggests that there used to be a palace in this area. If you are lucky enough you may encounter wild animals like deer, wild boar or fox while walking in the park.
The oldest building in Bialowieza
Through the years this wooden manor house performed a variety of functions. It used to be a seat of the Governor of Grodno and one of the favorite relaxing places of Tsar Alexander II. It also served as a museum, field hospital, restaurant, casino and even… kindergarten.
Orthodox Parish of St. Nicholas
Built in the late XIX century, the church impresses with its red brick architecture. It was founded by tsar Alexander III and served for a long time as a tsar’s private temple. The interior is decorated with a beautiful porcelain iconostasis, the only one of its kind in Poland.
We will invite you to the Tsar’s restaurant located in an old building of railway station. It will be a great opportunity to see (from the outside) the luxury railroad wagons transformed to tsarist saloon which is now a hotel.
We will stop in Hajnowka, a town located on the western border of the Bialowieza Forest to see the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church – Poland’s largest two-tier Orthodox Church. The cathedral is also known for its International Festival of Orthodox Church Music.
This tour starts in Warsaw. You will be picked up at 7:00AM by our English-speaking driver from your hotel. You will visit the Bialowieza National Park with a local guide. Afterwards driver will transfer you for lunch to one of the local restaurants. After the tour you will come back to Warsaw around 22:00.
Transportation by car/minibus
Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in the city centre
English-speaking driver (other languages are possible on request)
Group guided tour with English-speaking guide in the strict protection area in the Bialowieza National Park (approx. 3-hour walking tour, other languages are possible if requested in advance)
Entrance fee to the National Park
Free Traditional Polish lunch (soup, main course, water) in touristic restaurant; exclusive restaurant on request during private tours
Free WiFi in most of our cars (ask the driver)
7:00 Pick-up at your hotel in Warsaw
11:00 – 14:00 Visit in the Strict Protection area in Bialowieza National Park (walking tour)
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 18:00 Visiting other places
22:00 Drop-off at your hotel in Warsaw
Price: 195 EUR/person – minimum 2 people on the tour
Closed on Mondays from October 15th until April 15th.