Imagine the guide dressed up in a costume … be it a 17th C. Polish nobleman. He’s wearing an ornamented sabre at his side, long leather boots and a feather cap. He greets you with a tough hug and brags about his war exploits. He takes out the sabre and … points it at the Town Hall and explains to you the political message on its facade. Or imagine a beautiful girl from the 10th C., when Christianity clashed with paganism. She’s wearing mysterious charms and keeps talking about gods and beliefs from the past. She then takes you to the crypt, where Mieszko I was buried – the prince who brought an end to her religion. This is the essence of Time Travel tours.
Believe us – the guide’s costume, props and a theatre-like narration will catch the groups’ attention much better than raw comments. Our guide will help you appreciate the climate and of the places visited and bring its history back to life. Such a tour will be especially appreciated by foreign tourists, who have a limited knowledge of Polish culture.
Depending on the duration (2h or 3h) you will see the most commonly visited sights:
To make an even greater impression, not one but two or three different guides can lead the tour with extra mini spectacles. Imagine the nobleman guide starting a sabre duel with another of his own type. Or imagine meeting the city’s executioner at the whipping pole, readying his heavy sword for decapitation. Unbelievable? We can do this too – just watch the video below!
How to explain to your guests who the Polish nobility were, how they dressed, etc. if there is a wide cultural barrier between the guide and your guests? In such cases, a guide’s commentary is not enough, to break the barrier. Historical costumes and mini spectacles are the easiest way to ensure understanding and create authentic interest, especially if there are language barriers too.