Torun - The Copernicus monument .
Torun - The Copernicus monument .
Torun - The Leaning Tower (Curve Tower).
Torun - The Leaning Tower (Curve Tower).
Torun - The Teutonic Castle.
Torun - The Teutonic Castle.
Torun - Fountain "Violinist and Frogs".
Torun - Fountain "Violinist and Frogs".

Torun Tour - The City of Copernicus.

From € 68,00

As for the fact that Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, everyone agrees. However, doubts begin regarding the address of his home. One of the hypotheses indicates the house at St. Anna street, where we will see a museum dedicated to the famous astronomer.

The second hypothesis negates the first one and as the real place of the birthplace announces the address Old Town Square (Rynek Staromiejski) 36. 

Also the third address of birth exists, but only Napoleon was brought there... We will try to see all three places to be absolutely sure of finding the right one.

 

The Copernicus monument from 1853 presents a man in a professor's gown with an astronomical device. The Latin inscription on the plinth says:

"Nicolaus Copernicus, the inhabitant of Torun. He moved the Earth and stopped the Sun and the Sky".

 

An intriguing detail of the monument - discovered only in 2003 - is the fact that the sculptor placed a mustache on his face! Prussian standard of male beauty...

 

Another sensation is the confirmation of the authenticity of the skeleton found in Frombork with the genetic code of the astronomer. In 2008, hair found in a book belonging to the astronomer was compared. The book was looted during the Swedish Deluge in the XVII century and is now located in Uppsala (Sweden)... 

The Leaning Tower in Torun - was built in the XIV century as an element of a defensive wall. A 15-meter building bent over the sandy ground until a stable ground was found. According to legend, the tower was built by a brother of the Teutonic Order and the deviation from the vertical position was proportional to his deviation from the clause of chastity and sexual abstinence... 

 

Today, no one measures the degree of our deviations - because the tower would inevitably have to fall down.

 

We can instead check the purity of our conscience. If, after resting the back and the heels against the tower wall, we stretch our hands out and we will not fall on our faces - it means that our hearts are clean. I assure you that few will pass this test. It's better to skip this point of the trip...

The Teutonic Castle in Torun - started to be built in the XIII century. After two centuries, it was demolished by Toruń townsmen and for several hundred years it served as a rubbish dump.

The fragment of the castle preserved to this day is, in fact, a medieval toilet. The so-called "gdanisko" served as a defensive function alongside the sanitary function. The principle of operation of the XIV century toilets was extremely simple. All impurities fell directly into the river. 

Torun - Rafter fountain.

According to legend, a long time ago Torun was visited by a frog plague. The city authorities have promised a reward to whoever can lead the screeching amphibians out. The savior turned out to be a young rafter who enchanted the frogs with the violin and the listened frogs followed him far beyond the city. 

 

Apparently, the reward was to be married to the mayor's daughter, but due to the ugliness of the girl - the mayor had to pay additionally the sack of gold coins to the young rafter. 

 

The legend of the rafter is similar to the folk legend of a flutist from Hameln, but when the monument was erected in 1914, it was accompanied by great controversy in the Prussian press (Torun at that time belonged to Germany). It was feared that the legend of the Polish rafter could give the city the label of a city dancing to Polish music...

Highlights of Torun day trip from Warsaw.

  • Visiting Torun with a licensed guide.
  • Sightseeing in 6 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish).
  • All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel, VAT).
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.
  • Visiting Torun with a licensed guide.
  • Sightseeing in 6 languages.
  • All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel, VAT).
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.

Day trip from Warsaw to Torun. Trip description.

  • Your journey by comfortable car (1-4 persons: Mercedes E or VW Passat B8; 4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Multivan; 7-20 persons: Mercedes Sprinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose.
  • Upon arrival to Torun licensed guide (6 languages: English, French,  German, Italian, Russian, Spanish) guides you for about three hours private tour. 
  • After completion of Torun Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Torun. Itinerary of the Tour.

1. Transit Warsaw - Torun.

2. Torun - Old Town Square with Town Hall (XIII-XVIII century), Artus Court (XIX century), Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, Star House (XVII century), Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (XVII century), Post Office (XIX century), Church of St. Spirit (XVIII century), Rafter Fountain, Arch of Caesar, Leaning Tower (XIII-XIV century), Grand Granary (XIV century), Monastery Gate, House of Nicolaus Copernicus, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist (XII-XV century), Dąmbski Palace (XVII century), Sailing Gate (XIV century), Red Granary, Bridge Gate (XV century), Teutonic Castle (XIII-XV century), New Town Square, Inn Under the Deep-Blue Apron (XV century), Catholic church of St. Jakub, Pharmacy Under the Golden Lion, Municipal Theater, Collegium Maius of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Planetarium (XIX century), Okrąglak - Detention Center (XIX century), Museum of Gingerbread.

3. Transit Torun - Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Torun. Practical information.

Total price for private guided tour with a licensed educator (6 languages) :

             

  • 290-EUR per person. Total for 1 person 290-EUR.
  • 148-EUR per person. Total for 2 persons 295-EUR.
  • 100-EUR per persons. Total for 3 persons 300-EUR.
  • 80-EUR per persons. Total for 4 persons 320-EUR (sedan car).
  • 100-EUR per persons. Total for 4 persons 400-EUR (Van car).
  • 81-EUR per person. Total for 5 persons 405-EUR.
  • 68-EUR per person. Total for 6 persons 410-EUR.
  • If you want to reserve a trip for a larger number of people, email us.

 

All tickets and fees included in the price.

 

The total duration of the tour: 9 hours.

Distance between Warsaw and Torun is 260 km / 161 miles.

Approximate driving time one way: 2 hours 30 minutes.

 

Time of  Torun Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.

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