Warsaw: Off The Beaten Path (regular City Tour)

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up / drop off from meeting points:
    • meeting point – city center of Warsaw – Hard Rock Café (under the guitar) – Złota 59, Warszawa 
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  • Return Details :
    Returns back to the original departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A fascinating trip for people who are in Warsaw for the first or third time and they need something more than a regular tour! This trip is for visitors who enjoy places away from the main tourist routes! We will take a look at the cities less known places, visit both banks of the Vistula river and discover many faces of the Polish capital city. We will ride a retro Polish Nysa 522 minivan.
We will surprise our guests with little-known anecdotes about the history of the city and Poland. The companion of your adventure will be a professional and a little twisted local guide.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Get inside tips from a local

Know More about this tour

This tour uses the old communist van "Nysa 522" as transportation during the trip to places that are usually not easy to find. The enthusiastic guides will lead the group to non-tourist areas, providing a unique experience for visitors of Warsaw.

On the way to the first stop, the tour visits the remains of the Communism at Constitution Square and Palace of Science and Culture. The tour continues to pre-war Warsaw streets which survived World War II, Jewish Ghetto and the bohemian Warsaw-poland/Praga">Praga">Praga district.

The first itinerary stop on the tour is a visit to the city center where the streets that survived World War II are visible. Upon entrance, observe the gates, courtyards and staircases of yore. In many of those buildings, the bullet holes from the Warsaw Uprising are still intact, allowing for a complete immersive feel for the atmosphere of the Old Warsaw.

Stop in last street of the Jewish Ghetto to touch the part of Warsaw that doesnt exist anymore. This is a perfect place to talk about the cultural diversity that was so characteristic for Warsaw before the War. See the mix of different kinds of the architecture and afterwards, move to the communist world to exhibit the post-war ideas. See the way in which the communists rebuilt the city with a huge doze of propaganda. This stop includes a visit to the Constitution Square, Party House, and Palace of culture and science.

Another attraction is a visit in the Museum of Life under Communism. Here you will experience a small apartment furnished in socialist style, a communist party members office, a shop, a bar and a street from the era. You will see how people used to live and watch propaganda movies of the 1950s.

The next stop will be the bohemian Praga district. Praga survived the War, but it used to be a forgotten and dangerous part of the city. Recently, however, artists have moved here and they have transformed this district. Your guide will provide a good feel for the atmosphere of the local streets and old market.

After seeing many attractions its time for lunch in a milk bar, which used to be popular in the Communist times, to try typical Polish cuisine.

In the end we visit former Vodka Factory Koneser, which recently was converted into the center of various activities. Here You will have a possibility to visit the Polish Vodka Museum or we drop you off back to the City Center.

Inclusions

real local guide

incredible stories about unknown and non-touristic places in Warsaw

transportation by retro van

pick up and drop off

tasting of polish traditional cuisine in local bar

Entry/Admission - Bar Zbkowski S.C.

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Our retro minivans Nysa 522 have not got air conditioning. They have heating system for wintertime.

Our vintage vans h Nysa 522 have not got seatbelts (which is legal with classic vintage cars).

Please wear comfortable clothes because during the tour are short walks.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Dec-2019

    We’ve been to Warsaw before and enjoyed this excursion, because it took us to new places. Theses were destinations That we would have otherwise not have known about or gone to. Our tour guide, Arturs was awesome!

  • 10-Jul-2018

    Excellent Adventure by Retro 1950's soviet minibus. The Driver/guide knew the history of the City as he had grown up in the change from Peoples Poland to the Capalist system. There were about a dozen of us in two of these Retro Classics. We stoped for lunch (included in the price) at a real Polish Cafe where we had a Mezze of Tradional Polish dishes to try. This day was very wet and the Van had enough umberellas for all of us.

  • 09-May-2018

    This was one of the best tours Ive ever done anywhere. Our guide, Magda, was exceptional. We came away with a superb feel for Warsaw and its history

  • 16-Mar-2018

    The guide was entertaining but there were not a lot of sites seen. It was more of a tour where we would stand in the square or building and get a general history lesson as opposed to learning about the significance of the places we were standing and exploring the surroundings.

  • 01-Jan-2018

    Excelente tour, the guide was very explicit and profesional, he love his job, he take his time in every exposition

  • 10-Oct-2017

    Highly recommend. The van wasn't ideal comfort-wise, but our guide Artur more than made up for it.

  • 02-Oct-2017

    Tour guide was excellent, gave us a lot of information and talked constantly but felt the tour lacked content. If they carry on pulling down the old buildings with bullet holes there will be even less to see.

  • 04-Sep-2017

    Lukas was very knowledgeable and entertained us throughout the journey. Had a good time.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    Very interesting tour where you get a good impression of how Warsaw was during the second world war, and the communist era, as well as what is happening to Warsaw at present. Our guide Mariuz was excellent. We also saw the parts of Warsaw, i.e. Praga, which is away from the beaten path. This trip did not overlap with the normal guided tour of Warsaw that covers the normal tourist areas such as the old town and parks. It is, therefore, a tour that one should do in addition to the other. The bus was rather uncomfortable. A more modern bus would have been nice on such a hot day. However, the tour would certainly have lost some of its charm without the old communist era buss.

  • 26-Jun-2017

    This was one our most favorite parts of our trip to Poland! Our teenage boys saw it as the highlight. The tour was entertaining and informative and gave an excellent overview of 20th century history of Warsaw.

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