Warsaw and its Spectacular Gardens
Warsaw, the green capital
Often thought of as a business city, Warsaw is actually a cultural hub. The city is home to 96 parks, over 300 leafy squares and 8 urban beaches. With nearly half of the city made up of green areas, enjoy this refreshing city break destination.
The biggest, and perhaps most beautiful, of Warsaw’s parks is the Royal Łazienki park and palace complex. Under a leafy canopy, pathways wind between different gardens, past sculptures to pavilions. During the summer months, free Chopin concerts are hosted beside his monument in these beautiful surroundings. Additionally, Wilanów Palace, known as the Versailles of Poland. As well as offering spectacular Baroque and neoclassical creations splendid gardens. Also, there’s a bi-level Baroque Italian garden as well as a enchanting English-Chinese park. Perhaps survey the grounds from the pond with a cruise aboard a gondola.
Furthermore, Warsaw has a number of roof gardens. Affording spectacular views. The climatic conditions of the Copernicus Science Centre’s roof garden are not conducive to growing typical riverside plants, despite its riverside location. This artificially created habitat experiences intense sunlight and there is no windshield. Many of the plants growing here are xeromorphic species, genetically adapted to life in adverse conditions. Also, find the Botanical Garden of the University of Warsaw, which, when in bloom, is a riot of colour!
Historical & Horticultural Warsaw
The city was rebuilt after its destruction in WW2 in the original style. Glimpses of the original buildings remain amongst the renovations. Thus, giving Warsaw an aura like no other city. Warsaw is bursting with history, from the beautiful centre to the tragic story of the Jewish Ghetto. An abundance of museums offer insight into the many facets of the past, including WW2 and classical music.
This Warsaw tour can easily be incorporated into longer coach itineraries. Why not continue to Krakow or even explore Germany en route?
April - October 2020
Fly to Warsaw Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the Polish capital.
Warsaw Old Town
After breakfast in the hotel, why not explore Warsaw’s bustling Old Town with a sightseeing tour? A labyrinth of cobblestone streets, towering tenement facades and picturesque plazas, it brims with old world charm. Beyond this charming core, there is also the new town, a thriving riverside bar and café scene and towering glass skyscrapers. With a diverse history, Warsaw is also graced with a collection of museums which portray its complex past. Whether you are interested in Chopin or WW2, there’s plenty to discover.
The Versailles of Poland
Today, further explore the sprawling capital city of Poland, particularly its magnificent gardens and palaces. Wilanów Palace is sure to impress! The ‘Polish Versailles’ is one of Poland’s national treasures, boasting both baroque and neoclassical architecture across the 45-hectare estate. Enjoy strolling through the vast Italian-style garden.
This afternoon, perhaps head over to Powsin Botanical Garden. Established in 1974 by the Polish Academy of Sciences, it boasts one of the largest collection of magnolia in Poland.
Łazienki Park & University of Warsaw Botanical Gardens
Łazienki Park is the largest park in Warsaw and dominates the city with its 76 hectares. Explore this park today, founded in the 18th century by Stanisław August Poniatowski and home to various palaces, pavilions, mansions, cafes, restaurants, lakes and theatres. There are four gardens here: the Royal Garden, the Romantic Garden, the Modernist Garden and the Chinese Garden. Furthermore, there is a Chopin Monument and Chopin concerts are hosted through the summer.
Just next door you’ll find the Botanical Garden of the University of Warsaw, which, when in bloom, is a riot of colour! The collection encompasses about 5000 species and varieties of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and spend the day at leisure before taking your transfer to Warsaw Airport for your return flight to the UK.
Hotel MDM Warsaw City Centre ***
Hotel MDM City Centre isaround 200m from the Politechnika Metro Station and less than a mile from Warszawa Centralna Railway Station. Close to the Palace of Culture, it overlooks the famous Constitution Square. The hotel has a 24 hour reception and a bar and bistro which serves a varied breakfast as well as international and Polish dishes, accompanied by views over the city. Dry cleaning and laundry services are available. The rooms feature satellite TV, telephone, desk and a minibar. The private bathrooms have showers and hairdryers.
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