“Let’s meet on the route” tourist lines in Warsaw
The City Transport Service in Warsaw is not only responsible for "daily” public urban transport it is also since two years the organiser of tourist lines under the slogan "Let’s meet on the route”. From May to September passenger vessels and ferries sail on the River Vistula, while in the historic part of Warsaw – omnibuses are drawn by horses.
This year the season began on the 1st of May and will last until 12th September. Several days before the inauguration a campaign was launched on the website of the City Transport Service (www.ztm.waw.pl) where a specific page Warsaw Tourist Lines was displayed in four additional languages.
During the campaign, information was made available about tariffs and ticket sale procedures, timetables and carriage regulations. City Transport Passenger Service Points, Tourist Information Points, local government offices and several hundred hotels and hostels held also information
material available. Due to LCD displays and advertisement holders on buses, information about Warsaw Tourist Lines reached also passengers directly. The campaign covered also television spots and Internet advertisements on popular city portals.
Tourist lines for this year season include:
- The water tram "Wars” sailing along the Vistula - one hour and 50 minutes from Podzamcze to “Grubej Kaêki” with audio guided historical comments;
- Three free of charge ferry lines, which link the left and right banks of the Vistula (bicycles are welcome);
- Two horse-drawn omnibuses, double-decker and single-decker, along the streets of the Old City. The journey time is about 50 minutes;
- And last but not least the unforgettable eight-hour sailing voyage to Serock, a little town lying on the Sulejow Lagoon.
Vessels and omnibuses have their own separate ticket tariff. A ferry trip is free.
The 2009 summer tourist lines season was very successful. Virtually 30,000 people took the opportunity to take horse drawn omnibus rides, water tram journeys along the Vistula and excursion voyages on the Zegrzyƒski Lagoon. The ferries also enjoyed great popularity – around 30,000 passengers most of them cyclists made use of the crossings between the banks.
For more : www.ztm.waw.pl
Updated : June 25, 2010