Visit Warsaw

About me

My name is Monika Michałek and I’ve been a Warsaw guide since 2010. I’m a traveller myself and I fancy discovering places and their hidden secrets. I love sharing stories with my tourists. My family is from here, so a lot of them are personal and family stories. My grandma witnessed the Warsaw Uprising and the post war reconstruction, her brother participated in it. I am passionate about Fine Arts, the history of art and the history of private life. I’m also a licensed guide in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN. I’m interested in the Jewish history, so following the Jewish traces in Warsaw is one of my favourite tours. I really enjoy working with children. I know a lot of legends and stories and have some prepared programs to delight kids and hard-to-impress teenagers.


Suggested tours

Contrasts of Warsaw – is a basic walking tour, which takes about 3,5 hours. We start in the city centre, discovering the modern face of the capital. It’s a good point to explain the architectonic “patchwork” we can see around. We don’t miss the Jewish places, and the most representative streets, like charming Krakowskie Przedmieście, full of palaces, churches, cafeterias and restaurants. The Old Town with the Royal Castle is also on our way. This tour shows you different faces of Warsaw and explains its incredible history. It includes the most important monuments as well. You will get the feeling of the city and never say Warsaw is boring.

Jewish Warsaw – is a 4 hours long walking tour which traces the Jewish footsteps. Before the World War II there were about 350 thousand Jews living in Warsaw. We will walk around the Muranów neighbourhood, built on the site of the leveled Jewish ghetto, trying to discover their non-existent world in nowadays city. We will admire street art and see how street art artists commemorate the history of the quarter. After such a walk we spend another two hours visiting the exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN. If you are especially interested in Jewish history, it’s the tour for you.

Feel inspired?

Feel inspired by some of these choices? Or have something else entirely in mind? Get in touch below and I will respond within 24 hours. I will customise the tour to best suit your needs and interests.

My tours trace also communist Warsaw, the Warsaw Uprising and its memory, the Praga district, the baroque Wilanów Palace and its gardens, the Royal Warsaw with the visit in the Royal Castle and Łazienki Park. We can follow in the footsteps of Frederic Chopin, Madame Curie or other famous Warsaw citizens.



Prices of regular tours
Guided Warsaw tour up to 4 hours 450 PLN*
Every additional hour of guided tour 100 PLN
Guided tour in POLIN museum 300 PLN*
Guided tour in the Royal Castle 250 PLN*
Guided tour in the Wilanów Palace and Gardens (up to 3 hours) 350 PLN*

*the tickets to the museums or the transport are not included


If you are interested in a private tour, send your enquiry to:
Monika Michałek

I will be glad to show you my city.