Warsaw: Tour to Bialystok

Bialystok is the capital of Podlasie – the region in the North-East of the country called the Green Lungs of Poland. The fact that it lies close to Lithuania and Belarus had a great influence on the functioning of the city and the entire region. Bialystok is a city where people of different cultures, religions and nationalities have lived together for centuries, which had a significant influence on the specific character of the city. The city is not only a multicultural center, it can also boast of numerous parks and green areas (covering over 30 percent of the city).

During the walking tour, our private local guide will show you all important sites of the city:

  • Branicki Palace (from the outside) – the most valuable monument of Bialystok, also known as the Versailles of Podlasie, the Versailles of the North or the Polish Versailles. It is one of the best-preserved magnate mansions of the Saxon era. This late Baroque architecture was built on the foundation of the Wiesiolowski castle in 1691 – 1697. The palace now houses the office of the Medical University in Bialystok.
  • Gardens surrounding the Branicki Palace – the area covers approx. 9.7 ha. The park around the residence is situated on two ground levels named due to its location: upper and lower. Here you will find remains from the old stand (1,200 trees), 24 monuments, 4 fountains and a pair of sphinxes on the pedestals. The garden is an outstanding venue to walk and rest in fresh air.
  • Bialystok Cathedral – neo-Gothic temple erected in 1900 – 1905. The building impresses with its size and interesting history. In fact, this cathedral is only an extension of the Old Parish Church. The archcathedral is ten times larger than the old church. Red brick and two towers are the most characteristic elements of this building.
  • The Old Market area – includes the Kosciuszko Market Square and Lipowa Street. The market square is surrounded by architecturally coherent buildings, and in its center there is a large building of the Town Hall. Before WWII, the market was used as a bazaar for large local trade.
  • Town Hall – located at the Kosciuszko Market Square. It is a late Baroque building with a clock tower funded by Jan Klemens Branicki.the statue of young Ludwik Zamenhof – the founder of the Esperanto language who, having lived in such a multicultural environment, wanted to unify communication  globally
  • Orthodox church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker – it is a cathedral church built in the 19th century with Byzantine interior and a tower with five bells above the entrance.
  • St. Roch’s Church – erected on a hill with an 83-meter tower, is the most distinctive example of modernism in Polish sacred architecture. The temple was built in 1927-1940 as a monument to Polish independence. It is set on an octagonal plan with a chancel, sacristy and two chapels adjacent to its sides.
  • Great Synagogue Monument – a monument which commemorates the Great Synagogue that stood in its place and the tragedy in which about 700 Jews died. After entering Bialystok on June 27, 1941, German army locked up the Jews living in the local district called Szulhof and burned them alive.
  • Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – European Art Center of Stanislaw Moniuszko in Bialystok – currently the largest artistic institution in north-eastern Poland and the most modern cultural center in this part of Europe.

We offer private tours from Warsaw to Bialystok in 2 options on request

OPTION 1 – By car

Tour itinerary:

  1. Pick up by a private English-speaking driver from your hotel and transfer to Bialystok (approx. 2,5 hours one way journey)
  2. Arrival in Bialystok and meeting your private local English-speaking guide 
  3. Up to 3 hours of a private Bialystok walking tour in English
  4. Up to 3 hours of free time for lunch and exploring the city on your own 
  5. Transfer from Bialystok to your hotel (approx. 2,5 hours)
  6. Arrival in Warsaw 

Whole tour lasts approx. 12 hours

Prices:

  • 1550 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 850 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 620 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 540 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • Contact us (5 persons or more)

What is included?

  • morning pick up from your hotel or any address 
  • the service of a private English-speaking driver with a private car
  • up to 3 hours of guided walking tour of Bialystok with a private local English-speaking guide
  • up to 3 hours of free time for lunch and exploring the city on your own.

OPTION 2 – By train

Tour itinerary:

  1. Pick up by a private English-speaking driver from your hotel and transfer to the train station. The driver will give you the return train tickets and make sure you get on the right train
  2. Approx. 2,5 hours of train journey on your own
  3. Arrival in Bialystok and meeting your private local English-speaking guide at the platform
  4. Up to 3 hours of a private Bialystok walking tour in English
  5. Some free time for lunch and exploring the city on your own (depending on the train schedule and your preferences). You get to the train station and board the train on your own
  6. Approx. 2,5 hours of train journey on your own
  7. Arrival in Warsaw and transfer to your hotel

Whole tour lasts approx. 12 hours (exact time depends on train schedule)

Prices:

  • 990 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 550 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 440 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 380 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • Contact us (5 persons or more)

What is included?

  • morning pick up from your hotel or any address 
  • the service of a private English-speaking driver with a private car for transfers between your hotel and train station in Warsaw
  • the guide meeting you on Bialystok train station and up to 3 hours of guided walking tour of Bialystok with a private local English-speaking guide
  • up to 3 hours of free time for lunch and exploring the city on your own
  • train tickets

Additional information:

  • The tour is available in the following languages: English, German, Russian, French and Greek (some languages may be subject of availability and prices can vary)
  • The prices do not include meals

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