Start the day by seeing the city you are going to explore from the 43th floor of the hotel: go up to our River View Wellness Centre located on the top floor of the hotel. Here you can get a spectacular view of Warsaw coming to life; it's a sight I never tire of. After seeing Warsaw from above, view it from the ground with a visit to Wilanow Palace and Park, one of Poland's great national treasures. In the past, it was the residence of Kings Jan III Sobieski and August II, and now it houses the Museum of Interiors, the Painting Gallery and the Gallery of Coffin Portraits. This breathtaking baroque palace is surrounded by the spectacular Italian Garden, located between the palace and the lake.
For a fabulous lunch in Royal Łazienki Park, go to one of the top restaurants in Warsaw: Belvedere, an elegant spot with wonderful Polish and international cuisine. If you feel like a little shopping afterwards, go to Nowy Swiat Street or Chmielna Street, where young Polish fashion designers sell their new creations. Take your time to admire the wonderful designs. Then, stop for a snack at Café Blikle, the country's best pastry shop or enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at Wedel, the best place (in the world, I'd say) for drinking chocolate.
Stroll along the Royal Way where you will see the Royal Castle, which was totally rebuilt after World War II, before you experience the wonderful Polish hospitality of Fukiera restaurant. Enjoy your dinner in glorious, candlelit surroundings. Warsaw at night is fabulously romantic, and an evening walk to the Old Town or toward Lazienki Royal Park is a splendid way to end the day.
Warsaw Uprising Museum
A stunning museum opened in 2004, full of interactive displays, photographs and video footage. Open on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising. Make sure you have 3 spare hours to go there - it is worth it!
On the other side of the Wisla River, Praga offers visitors a combination of strange sights and sounds - Street Band Monument at square that connects Florianska and Klopotowskiego Streets.
While on a bus, tram or underground train, remeber to give up your seat to a pregnant woman or an elderly person.
After the Second World War, in 1945, the Old Town was completely demolished. Nevertheless, already by 1953 it was completely reconstructed. Now you can see the history of Warsaw in two museums - Warsaw Historical Museum and Warsaw Uprisung Museum -places to be seen!