Torun – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Become charmed by one of the oldest cities in Poland. Torun – an magnificent example of medieval Gothic town. Get to know about famous Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus who lived there. Move back to medieval ages and remember to taste the best gingerbread in the world.
This tour starts in Warsaw. You will be picked up by our English-speaking driver from your hotel. You will visit city of Torun. Afterwards driver will transfer you to a local restaurant for lunch. You will come back to Warsaw around 19:00.
Start your city tour in the heart of Torun – Rynek (Main Square). In the middle of the square stands the building of a Gothic Town Hall, which houses the town museum. Inside you will see a variety of sculpture collection, paintings and stained glass. We recommend to climb the tower (extra paid) to see gorgeous panorama of Torun and the Vistula river. In front of the entrance to the old town stay a bronze monument of Mikołaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus). Around the Main Square have a look at mansions of the Hansa merchants like Pod Gwiazdą or Dwór Artusa. Most of them are richly decorated and well preserved.
Nearby the Main Square you will see the Holy Spirit’s Church and Saint Mary’s Church. The second one comes from 14th century and was founded by Franciscans. You will be charmed by a genuine organ from the beginning of 16th century, medieval tombstones and colorful stained glass.
Afterwards you may admire a gorgeus Saint John’s Cathedral. Some of the oldest elements of this enormous building can be dated back to the 13th century. Through the years this church was a religious centre for locals and was a witness of important Christian ceremonies – for example Mikołaj Kopernik was baptized here. Visiting the cathedral listen to the history of “Tuba Dei” – the biggest medieval bell in Poland from 1500.
Passing defensive walls and many towers like Sailor’s Gate or Bridge Gate you will admit the ruins of the Teutonic Knights’ castle – the headquarters of the Commander on the right Vistula’s bank.
In the newer part of historical Torun – Nowe Miasto you will see marvelous commercial objects like pharmacy with a golden lion, “Pod Modrym Fartuchem” inn. Another historical place is former church of the Holy Trinity (nowadays functions as a gallery) and Saint James’s Church.
Also our tour includes a visit in one of the following places :
– Live Gingerbread Museum – watching and tasting is not enough – you will take a part in the process of making the aromatic dough in a fully functional 16th century gingerbread factory! It is the only museum dedicated to gingerbread in Europe.
– The Nicholas Copernicus House – the great Polish astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe.
– Planetarium – located in former industrial building from 19th century presents popular astronomical shows.
– Ethnographic Museum where you can see how the Polish wooden architecture and bread stoves from 18th, 19th and 20th century looked like.
– driver: English-speaking
– guide in Torun: English, French, Spanish, German (other languages on request)
9:00 Pick-up at your hotel in Warsaw
12:00 – 14:00 Guided city tour in Torun
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:00 Free time
19:00 Drop-off at your hotel in Warsaw
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 Torun in English (2 hours, other languages are possible if requested in advance)
Entrance fees to one of mentioned places (Live Gingerbread Museum, The Nicholas Copernicus Museum, Planetarium or Ethnographic Museum)
Free Traditional Polish lunch (soup, main course, water) in touristic restaurant; exclusive restaurant on request during private tours
Free wi-fi in most of our cars (ask the driver)
Price: 180 EUR/person – minimum 2 persons on the tour