About Us | Our Philosophy | Our Team 

 

About Us

PolinTours is a Warsaw-based tour operator specialising in Warsaw tours and trips. We plan, organise and carry out various tours and trips to accommodate our clients’ needs. PolinTours was initiated by Marzena, a Polish tour guide. linguist and manager, who has always worked to ensure high quality of service, a high level of commitment with a personal touch. Numerous satisfied customers kept saying that it is exactly the kind of guided tours they loved, and this is how PolinTours was born: small, local and refined.

For a few years now, we have operated as a competent team of employees with a broad network of contacts to make sure that our clients’ needs can be optimally met. Thanks to our expertise on Poland and knowledge of the local attractions, which we have all tried and tested ourselves, we can design your trip to fulfil your individual needs and wishes, whether for one person or a group of fifty people. We guide individual guests and small groups but we also cater to various closed groups, companies, societies, associations, or choirs.

If you are planning a trip to Warsaw, you’ve found the right partner. We look forward to your inquiries and hope to welcome you soon, doing our best to ensure your satisfaction.

The PolinTours Team


 

Our Philosophy

You only see what you already know and understand
Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Our aim is to present Warsaw, with its history, present and everyday life to as many guests as possible, in an interesting and exciting way. We see ourselves as local ambassadors who also have something to say about their hometown and who are locally responsible for our visitors. During our tours we will show you around well-known sites and take you off the beaten track, helping you to see things that might escape the eye but are crucial of you want to understand Poland. We make sure to guide our guests the way we ourselves love to be shown around when travelling: with a personal touch and full commitment.

We attach great importance to high-quality programme, which we can vouch for. Within the programme, we constantly update our know-how through training and measure our performance through customer feedback. Our guest reviews confirm that we are on the right track.


 

Our Team

We are a competent team, available to guide our visitors in German or English. Our team includes historians, engineers, university lecturers, geographers, art historians, journalists, specialist translators and linguists, who all share an interest in history and other cultures.

Our team introduces itself.

Marzena, the founder of PolinTours, is a licensed tour guide for Poland, a licensed tourist and museum guide for Warsaw, a certified translator/interpreter of the German language, a project leader and a coordinator of bilingual dictionaries.

Marzena Świrska-Molenda

Education: German Studies, Sociology.

Work experience:

Since 1997 Marzena has been working in tourism as a licensed tour guide for Poland and a state-certified tour guide for Warsaw. Since 2012 she has been the manager PolinTours, specialising in thematic tours and walks around Warsaw.

She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry as a project manager and expert in bilingual dictionaries (for Oxford University Press, PONS, E. Klett Verlag GmbH, Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, Polish Scientific Publishers PWN, Merriam-Webster, Zanichelli editore S.p.A.). Her contribution to the German-Polish dialogue includes 17 dictionary projects published online, electronically or in printed versions on both markets.

Foreign languages: German, English, Russian.

Hobby: History, Mountain Hiking, Lexicography.