A city of contrasts and hidden treasures. Get awed by the giant 19th century redbrick factories, Art Nouveau buildings, palatial mansions and a world famous film school. Explore the new symbol of Lodz, the Manufaktura, a huge factory converted into a cultural, commercial and social centre. Lodz is full of energy – a perfect place for creative souls!
This tour starts in Warsaw. We will pick you up from your hotel. You will visit the city of Lodz. Afterwards driver will transfer you to one of the local restaurants for lunch. After the tour you will come back to Warsaw around 20:00.
Łódź (say “Woodge”) is an unusual city. Without kings and knights but with charming red brick factories and great benefits of industrial revolution. Discover the city where members of the Polish, German, Jewish and Russian cultures lived and made business together.
Find out how to become a millionaire being a bootblack and follow the traces of 19th–century factory owners. To get the best walking tour around Lodz, you have to pay a visit to the Manufaktura – former factory which was renovated a few years ago. Nowadays this complex, located in the city center, is a shopping mall. Think about the Industrial Revolution seeing genuine architecture of red brick buildings. One of the gate remains triumphal arch of old mill. Then have a walk along the longest European trading route – the Piotrkowska street. This pedestrian street is a heart of the city, full of clubs, restaurants, bars and with wide range of cultural sites. Admire old buildings, renovated factories and Lodz’ speciality – Rickshaws. At the end we invite you to the White Factory (Biała Fabryka) which is a home of Textile Museum (Muzeum Włókiennictwa). Museum gathers number of looms, old material and examples of the weaver’s art.
If you prefer you can see the Jewish cemetery – the largest in Europe. Do not forget about the spectacular Israel Poznanski mausoleum in Art-Nouveau style. Then visit Radegast Station (Stacja Radogoszcz) – railway station where more than 140 000 people (mostly Jews) were deported to German concentration camps in Poland. Hear the stories about brave people who were smuggling food from the countryside to ghetto and about people who escaped from forced labour camps in Germany.
– guide in Lodz: English, Spanish, German, French (other languages on request)
Please let us know if you have any serious health issues so that we know how to react in case of emergency.
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 in Lodz in English (other languages are possible if requested in advance)
Entrance fee to White Factory or Poznanski Palace
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)
Price: 165 EUR/person – at least 2 people