Warsaw City Tour from Krakow

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Learn about the history of Warsaw with our local guide.
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Duration: 12 hours
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Available languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
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Free Hotel Pickup
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Lunch available

Visiting Krakow but would like to stop by the Polish capital too? There are about 186 miles between Warsaw and Krakow, but don't fret. With MrShuttle nothing is lost! To meet our customers' needs, we offer you a unique opportunity to join a day tour from Krakow to Warsaw. Stroll through Warsaw's Old Town and see the Royal Castle, and the Palace of Science & Culture in person. Learn about the Polish capital's history and culture through 4 hours of a guided tour with our certified guide. And all this without moving your finger. That is, apart from making a few clicks to book this trip. The only things required from you are making a booking, putting some comfortable shoes on, and waiting in front of your hotel on the specified date. We will take care of everything else.

Easy city tours with MrShuttle

We understand how overwhelming it can be to plan trips in a foreign country. To take that stress off of your shoulders, we want to offer you the best tours so that you can fully enjoy your destination. We've put the same amount of effort into organizing this tour so now you can see two of the most popular cities in Poland. Thought that going to Warsaw for a one day visit from Krakow is not possible? Think again! Just scroll down to see how you can do exactly that with MrShuttle's help.

Krakow to Warsaw itinerary

We are not going to lie. To do this exciting day tour, you'll have to set your alarm and leave your bed in the early morning hours. Our English-speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel around 6:30 am. Yes, we know it's early, but it will be very worth it. You will be driven to the train station where you will hop on a speedy train to Warsaw. This will be your chance to take a nap. Just keep in mind the ride will take just around 2.5 hours so don't miss your stop! Once you get to Warsaw Central Station, our guide will meet you there and take you for 4 hours of intense sightseeing. Of course, the guide will speak English so you don't have to worry about any language barrier.

Warsaw city tour: Stroll through the Old Town, See the Royal Castle up close, and learn about its destruction during World War II

If you don't know much about the capital of Poland, you'll be an expert after this guided tour. It will take you to the most important attractions in the city. Royal Castle? Check. Old Town Market Square? Check. Lazienki Park? You guessed it - check! This walking tour is packed with highlights so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Here are some of the things that you'll spot along our route:

Palace of Culture & Science

The one building that is often associated with Warsaw is the Palace of Culture & Science. You won't have to walk far to experience its overwhelming presence. In fact, you'll spot it soon after leaving the Central Train Station. Until 2021 it was the tallest building in Poland, offering great views from its terrace on the 30th floor. Although the Palace of Culture & Science has successfully ingrained itself into Warsaw's landscape, this gigantic building has been a nightmare for some of the locals who would prefer it to disappear. Want to know why they have an issue with it? Well, we can't spoil it all so you just have to wait until you get there.

The Royal Castle

Don't expect to catch sight of royalty in Warsaw. However, if you want to experience a bit of luxury and culture during your trip, a visit to the Royal Castle in Warsaw should be satisfying enough. Former home of the Polish rulers, it is more a palace than a castle and it now functions as a museum. It is easy to find, right in the old town. Now, don't be too disappointed when you find out that it's not actually the original castle from the 14th century. That one was sadly destroyed during World War II. The one that is currently standing there is such a faithful copy that you will hardly notice. Believe us when we say that it is much more impressive on the inside than its exterior would make you think!

Main Market Square

Feel a bit of the old times' charm when standing in the middle of Warsaw's main market square. Want to know a secret? The majority of this square has also been reconstructed. The one important thing you have to know when visiting Warsaw is that a big part of the city was destroyed during the war and rebuilt from ashes. So when walking along Warsaw's streets you can appreciate the local people's determination to bring the city back to life. The same happens when you're in the centre of this small market square. We invite you to have lunch in one of the restaurants there and try to figure out which buildings surrounding it are authentic and which ones were reconstructed. Oh, and don't forget to snap a photo with the city's symbol - the Warsaw Mermaid that you'll find right in the centre.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising

Since the capital of Poland has experienced a lot of destruction and suffering, there are numerous monuments that commemorate its history and people. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is one of them and you'll have the chance to see it along our route. It is dedicated to the many unknown soldiers who fought and lost their lives during the war. The Warsaw Uprising Monument is another important landmark in Warsaw. When you see it in person and learn about the history it depicts, it will certainly make an impression.

Lazienki Park

Finally, let's not forget about the beautiful Lazienki Park which is one of the favourite places in Warsaw among locals and visitors alike. Stroll along its paths and take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the city. Lazienki means Baths and it is related to the Palace on the Island which is the park's most popular attraction. You certainly won't miss it!

Free time

After all the sightseeing, you deserve some free time to yourself. Once the walking tour is over, you will have 1.5 hours to do anything you want. You can snap some more photos, go for 2nd lunch, make a quick stop at a museum, reflect on what you saw or just give your legs a break.

Warsaw to Krakow

Our itinerary is coming to an end. Now it's time to say goodbye to the Polish capital and hop on a train back to Krakow. A day full of walking and excitement has probably made you tired so you can wind down on the way back. After about 3 hours you'll be back in your hotel. Don't worry, we will give you a ride there from the train station.

Trip Itnerary

  • 1
    Hotel Pickup 6:30 am

    We will pick you up directly from your hotel by one of our comfortable cars

  • 2
    Transfer to the train station

    Our English speaking driver will take you to the train station. You will take an IC train to Warszawa Centralna (it takes around 2h30min).

  • 3
    Warsaw guided city tour - 4 hours

    Our guide will meet you at the train station (Meet&greet) and show you all of Warsaw highlights. You will see the Royal Castle, Old Market Square, the Barbican, the Palace of Culture and Science, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising, as well as the beautiful Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water, and much, much more.

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    Free time in Warsaw

    After the guided tour you will have approx. 1.5 hours for yourself.

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    Train back to Krakow

    You will take a train from Warszawa Centralna train station around 3:30 pm and reach Krakow Glowny train station around 6 pm.

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    Transfer and Hotel Drop off

    Our driver will pick you up from the train station and drive you back to your accomodation.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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  • Nora profile avatar
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    World-class. Door to door service, professional guide, and driver. Comfy modern train and car. Perfect contact with the help-desk. I recommend MrShuttle.

  • John profile avatar
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Worth money. Great organized, professional guide. We had a lovely day in Warsaw.

  • Pauline profile avatar
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Long day, but it was worth exploring another such beautiful city in Poland! Professional service, everything on time, well organized.

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More details about this tour

Here is a break down of all the activities in the tour:
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This is a 4-hour walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes, and make sure to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

We provide you with trained and licensed drivers. The tour comes with a door to door service so you will be collected from your hotel and driven to the train station and back. For your comfort and safety, we use a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz Vans and Minibuses.

We want you to experience Warsaw to the fullest, so we make sure to hand-pick the most knowledgeable and interesting guides for your city tour. We also aim at providing you with a tour in the language of your choice. Once you book the trip and make a request, we’ll contact you regarding its availability.

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Free hotel pickup

We offer you a timely and comfortable door to door service. You don't have to find your way to get to the train station or back. We will drive you there and back to your hotel once the tour is over.

English speaking guide

We don't like language barriers, so you will be provided with a driver and a guide who can communicate with you in English.

Regular daily tour

You can book this tour every day of the year. The minimum number of people required to make a booking is 2.


If you want to have a private guided tour just for your group, it's not an issue. Just get in touch with us.

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Here you can find answers for frequently asked questions.

This Krakow to Warsaw tour is available all year round. You can book it no matter when you are in Krakow.

Yes. Since there are 186 miles between Krakow and Warsaw, the comfortable Inter City train is the fastest and most efficient way to cover the distance.

The only requirement is that there be a minimum of 2 people joining the tour. For big group bookings, it's best to get in contact with us so that we can offer the best sightseeing experience.

Yes! We can also organize the tour in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. Let us know what language you would like to have the tour in and we will do our best to meet your needs.

If you want to go on the tour just with your group, there's no shame in that! We can offer you a private tour with a private guide so that you can enjoy Warsaw to the fullest.

Since a lot of travel is involved to get from Krakow to Warsaw, this is a full-day tour with an early start. You can expect the tour to take around 12 hours in total.

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