I have been working as guide for 15 years freelancing for the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, different travel agencies and individual tourists. For more information check my blog: Tailored tours in Poland.
Since January 2014 tourists guides and tour managers/leaders have no longer been among the regulated professions in Poland which means that they are no required to hold licences. However, I started my career well before that day and I hold my old license. What is more, some museums award special licences to local guides interested in entering this venues with individuals or groups. Here is where I am allowed to guide my tours in Warsaw:
- the Royal Castle (in Polish: zamek-krolewski),
- the Chopin Museum in Warsaw (in Polish: muzeum-chopina ) and Żelazowa Wola Frideric Chopin’s birth place
- the Polin Museum (the full name in Polish: polin-muzeum-zydow-polskich )
- the National Museum in Warsaw.
I have been showing Warsaw and Poland to great many fabulous people. Meeting people getting to know them and seeing my country through their eyes is one of the most interesting thing about being a guide. This is Poland as seen by Ishay Govender-Ypma, a freelance travel, food and culture journalist and writer, blogger from South Africa with whom I worked in 2016 „Exploring Poland”
In 2013 I had a pleasure to show Warsaw to Stanley Péan and Jacques Kuba Séguin, jazz musicians from Canada who actually wrote a song about their experience in the Polish capital city. Here you can find links to Stanley Péan blog about the trip to Poland: Jour 10: Cracovie, nous voici… and the itself song: „March in Warsaw”.