Free Walking Tours Warsaw

Severely damaged during World War II, the Polish capital city has since evolved into a historical and cultural hub. Its many sights and attractions revolve around Warsaw’s convoluted past and include stories of war, communism, and politics.

Today, Warsaw is home to several Gothic-style churches, Soviet-era monuments, and Neoclassical buildings that give this city a robust and classic touch. There’s no better way to see Warsaw than by foot, and you can do it free of charge by joining these popular walking tours.

What are your Free Tour options in Warsaw?

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Which are the Best Free Tours in Warsaw?

Warsaw is a favorite holiday destination for both young and elder travelers. As well as not being as expensive as other major European capitals, it is home to world-class attractions, museums, and restaurants that will keep you busy for two or three days.

The prestigious Old Town is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s home to the Royal Castle, St John’s Archcathedral, the Main Market Square, and the Monument of Warsaw Uprising.

Free Old Town Walking Tours in Warsaw are specially designed with the history enthusiast in mind. Walking 2-3 hours with an English speaking guide you will learn about Warsaw’s foundation, historical significance, and tremendous tragedies.

You will hear about King Sigismund III, who transferred the national capital from Krakow to Warsaw, and learn about important Polish personalities such as Marie Curie or Frederic Chopin.

Before leaving the Old Town, make sure to go up the 150 steps that will take you to St. Anne’s Church observation deck, a panoramic view of the main square and the whole city for a very cheap ticket.

For history lovers, we recommend booking a Free Warsaw at War Tour. Strolling along old cobbled streets, you will learn about Warsaw’s role in World War II, the devastation of the city, the German-Soviet Invasion, and the Warsaw Uprising.

Additionally, join a Jewish Quarter Free Walking Tour to gain insightful knowledge about the history of this community before, during, and after the Nazi invasion. A local guide will let you understand the old-centuries traditions and way of living in the ancient ghetto while you stand in front of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and see the remains of Pawiak Prison.

Do you want to go out of the beaten path? On the east bank of the river Vistula, you will find Praga district. Despite its former bad reputation, this area is currently flourishing with bohemian cafés and quaint shops. Book a Free Tour around the Praga neighborhood to see the more youthful and optimistic side of Warsaw.

Mingle with the town’s locals, learn about the city’s extraordinary history, and immerse yourself in Polish culture on one or several free tours!

More Free Tours in Warsaw

Warsaw is a compact capital, ideal to walk, cycle or explore by public tram or buses. Travelers interested in modern history will find themselves entertained with free tours for several days. Each attraction will teach you something new about the war and Poland’s fascinating past. Listen to stories of bravery, tragedy, and honor while visiting the major landmarks.

Free Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Warsaw

The Second World War and Holocaust left visible scars in Poland. But joining this tour you will not only learn about the tragic past of Jewish Warsaw. You will also learn about the young, diverse and energetic Jewish community that optimistically looks to the future.

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!