Poznan Full Day City Tour

Poznan is one of the biggest and most attractive cities worth visiting while staying in Poland. For the last few years, thanks to hosting the Euro 2012 football tournament, there has been a significant increase in the development of tourism. It is known for being the leader in international business trade, long history, having significant monuments related with Christianity and many pleasant spots where you can relax. Without any doubt, Poznan has a lot to offer for everybody. We encourage you to join us for the extended version of a standard city tour which will include not only the „must-see” points on the tourist map of Poznan but also the largest green area in the whole city with a famous open-air exhibition.
We offer private Full Day City Tours of Poznan on request

Tour itinerary:

  1. meeting our private city guide in chosen language at your hotel at chosen time (if your hotel is located too far from the centre, we suggest a meeting point or at additional cost we can arrange private transfer service)
  2. first part of walking city tour of Poznan which lasts up to 5 hours total that includes all important sites of the city centre:
  • Cathedral Island – the oldest, historic part of the city where the St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral is located
  • The Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul – the oldest Polish cathedral built in the 10th century; it is the burial place of Polish Kings
  • Royal and Ducal Graves, relics of the tombs – most likely the tombs of the first Polish rulers: Mieszko I and King Boleslaw Chrobry,
  • beautiful Old Market Square and the Town Hall – built in the 16th century by Giovanni Battista Quadro of Lugano – known as the pearl of the Renaissance in Poland; everyday at noon you can see the main attraction of Poznan – the show of mechanical goats butting their heads twelve times
  • New Synagogue – situated on Wroniecka Street; it was not destroyed during the war by being converted into a swimming pool and rehabilitation centre for Wehrmacht officers
  • Bamber Monument – an iconic monument representing the group of people called Bambers which came from Bavaria to help rebuild the city in the 18th century
  • Parish Church of St. Stanislaus – known as the Fara Church; a stunning, very impressive Baroque church with an enchanting interior full of wealthy ornaments
  • colourful merchant houses, which were once used for trade purposes; in the Middle Ages, makeshift wooden stalls were erected here where herrings, salt, binders, torches, candles and other commodities were sold
  • Former Jesuit Church and College – built by the Jesuits who came to Poznan in the 16th century
  • Palace of the Dzialynski Family – a Baroque palace built in 1773 – 1776, it belonged to one of the most prominent families in the whole Greater Poland region
  • Przemyslaw Hill – slightly elevated part of the Old Town
  • Royal Castle – the former residence of King Przemysl II; from here you can enjoy a very nice panoramic view of the city
  • building of the National Museum
  • Adam Mickiewicz Square, the place where we can see:
  • Monument of Poznan June 1956 – a statue of two crosses symbolizing the events of Poznan June 1956
  • the Collegium Minus of the University of Adam Mickiewicz – the representative building of the university built in the original style of the Northern German Renaissance
  • Music Academy – an important center of musical life in Poznan
  • the Emperor’s Castle – built at the beginning of the 20th century in the Neo-Romanesque style for William II, meant to be a symbol of German domination in this region; in the end, the emperor visited the castle only three times; after World War II, it was planned to be the residence of Adolf Hitler; nowadays it functions as the center of culture

3. up to 1 hour of free time for lunch
4. approx. 20 minutes walk to St. Adalbert’s hill – a charming hill located by the Warta River
5. another 10 minutes walk to the Citadel – the biggest green area in Poznan; the park offers not only beautiful promenades and leafy city escapes but also monuments, museums and historical tales; here together with our guide you will walk around the Citadel for approx. 1,5 hour and you will have a chance to see:

  • an open-air exhibition of headless sculptures by M. Abakanowicz called „Unrecognized” – an untypical sculptural ensemble located in the central part of the Citadel, the sculptures present a chaotic group devoid of heads and seem to be walking in different directions
  • Rosarium – the nicest part of the Citadel consisting six landscaped terraces planted with different roses, trees, and shrubs descending to a small lake at its centre
  • the Soviet Cemetery – located on the Citadel Hill alongside other military necropoleis; here the Soviet troops who died in and around the city are buried
  • the British Military Cemetery – also known as the Commonwealth Cemetery; here you can find the graves of several of the men involved in what is now known as “The Great Escape”; many of these graves are airmen who died during bombing operations
  • the ‘Bell of Peace and Friendship Among Nations’ – erected in 1986, it rings on holidays and anniversaries such as Liberation Day (February 23rd) when the Germans capitulated at the fort during World War II
  • Soviet Obelisk – one of the most noticeable features of Citadel Park, located prominently at the top of the grand staircase as you enter the park; the giant Socialist Realism column is dedicated to the Russian soldiers killed during the 1945 siege of the fort

6. up to 20 min. walk back to the city centre/your hotel

*During the tour you will also have a short break for tasting the St Martin’s Croissant – the most famous traditional regional product of Poznan which is very tasty.

Whole tour lasts up to 8 hours

Prices:

  • 820 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 430 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 300 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 250 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 220 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 200 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • Contact us (7 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • service of professional private city guide in chosen language for up to 8 hours walking sightseeing tour of Poznan
  • entrance tickets to the Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul on Ostrow Tumski Island
  • entrance tickets to the Royal and Ducal Graves inside the Basilica to see relics of the tombs,
  • tasting of the famous St. Martin’s Croissant with coffee or tea during the tour
  • 1 hour of free time for lunch

This private tour is available in following languages:
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian and others

*some languages may be subject to availability and prices can vary

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